Trend Talk: Pattern-Filled Shapes

CK editors Lori Fairbanks and Megan Hoeppner discuss patterned-filled shapes.

M: Those are tweet! What a fresh approach to combine multiple patterns in one shape. I can totally see paper piecing that look on a layout. Maybe I’ll make a bird border, inspired by this cute art block I saw on

L: That’s so cheery! A bird border like that would definitely add some color and zippety do dah to a page (you know you’re singing right now!). This patterned-filled bird is singing a sweet song—and sure makes a bright, happy card, like this one from

M: What a charmer that bird is! This playful trend looks great on cards! Take a look at this greeting created by Michele Boyer, as seen on the Moxie Fab World Blog—fab-u-lous indeed!

L: Flowers and balloons? What a perfect spring pair! And this next lovely example from isn’t a pear, but still grows on trees, or actually a pillow in this case. Fabric appliqué is a perfect medium for this trend—wouldn’t these make a cute border on a scrapbook layout?

M: Ooh, and you might spot a comma, comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon (Get it? LOL). This punny patterned-filled reptile was created by the sassy folks over at

L. As trends come and go, this is sure a fun one—I hope it sticks around for a while. We featured this layout by Renae Curtz in our March/April 2011 issue—check it out to see a few more examples of this great look.

Birds of a Feather by Renae Curtz, as seen in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

M: Until next time, enjoy this happy trend. Thanks for chatting, Lori!


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4 Responses to Trend Talk: Pattern-Filled Shapes

  1. Olivia says:

    Cool trend! Will have to check it out. Thanks for the blog, Megan and Lori!

  2. Annette A says:

    Wow those are some great projects…very creative

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  4. Nicole says:

    Love trend talk ladies. The bird art block is tooo cute.

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