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 Etsy.com.
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 Etsy.com.
L: Flowers and balloons? What a perfect spring pair! And this next lovely example from Etsy.com 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?
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.
M: Until next time, enjoy this happy trend. Thanks for chatting, Lori!