What? Gems on a boy layout!

November 4, 2017

Good Morning,

These photos have taken me forever to find the right paper line to scrap these pictures. In fact, it has been so long, my son who was in 3rd grade at the time of these pictures is now in Middle School!

Finally, Doodlebug Designs came to my rescue by releasing Dragon Tails earlier this year. This line has been good for birthday layouts as in the one found here, but also for things like dragon slaying and sword fighting….with balloons!

As I get myself more involved in social media, I am finding so many scrapbookers who have a hard time doing boy or guy layouts. As a mom of three boys, I never gave it much thought other than to think the majority of the industry caters to young girls and women. I am not a pro, but one thing I do not have a problem with is adding sparkle and floral components when warranted.

On this layout that you will notice I used gems. The large blue gems helped the swords come to life (cameo cut file “Pirate Sword” by Amy Robinson).  On the journaling card, they act as to give the feel of a tacked up sign. Then I lucked out to find grey pearl gems in my stash to help move the eye across the page as it felt like the two sides were divided.  I used my circle punch to make “tabs” then added a gem to look like a tag pull.

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I use them a lot to move an eye around, dot I’s and give a border on a picture. What is best about these adhesive pearls or gems is they are not “heavy” looking on a page. As compared to an ephemera piece or sticker. Even a stamp sometimes seems like it takes up too much of the visual! As an alternative, if I am out of gems I reach for my Nuvo enamel drops or the new glitter drops.  What do you think, do you use gems or something sparkly on your guy layouts?  Let me know in the comments!

You don’t have to give up your bling just because you are doing a boy or male layout.   What do you think, do you use gems or something sparkly on your guy layouts?  Let me know in the comments!

Here is my supply list:

Silhouette Cameo

doodlebug 12 x12 collection pack

Adhesive Eraser

Scotch ATG

Until next time…….

5 thoughts on “What? Gems on a boy layout!

  1. Nancee56 says:

    What a great layout!

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  2. That is so funny you just posted about boy layouts being tough – last night I blogged about cardmaking for men being difficult too! I think gems for men are fine if it is tasteful and not overdone. Love how you used them here! I have twin girls now in middle school so we bling and sparkle a lot!!!

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    1. Great minds think alike. 🙂 I have to go visit your post. Thanks for the kind comments and visiting.

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  3. The gems are perfect! I try not to think of my embellishments as boy themed or girl themed. Whatever makes they layout work!

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    1. I know, but I am hearing from people who have a real tough time of it. Maybe because I only have boys and don’t get to switch between the genders, I don’t give it as much thought! Thanks for coming by the blog!

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