Megan here. With the new year, we’ve decided to switch up how we do our Trend Talk posts. This year, we’re thrilled to have guest chatters from our Dream Team of designers share their favorite trends. Here to get this party started–and with a very party appropriate trend, I might add–is one of the most on-trend gals I know, Miss Maggie Holmes!Take it away, Maggie.
Thanks, Megan. I’m thrilled to be here talking about one of my favorite trends of the moment–confetti!
Confetti is a happy little concept that has been around forever and is typically used at parties or weddings. Lately I’ve also been seeing it used as a design element on wedding invitations, gift wrap, cards, tags, etc. It is also popping up a lot as a photography prop and even on fingernails!
It’s fun to see something so simple and common trending because it is really easy to translate onto a scrapbook page or card. All you need is a couple of different size circle punches and some paper. You can customize the color scheme and you can also get creative with the size of the confetti pieces and even the shape. Think hearts, triangles, or squares. I think it adds an element of playfulness and a whimsical flair to any project. I’m not saying that I’m ready to give up the basics like butterflies, flowers and banners but this does add another go-to design element that is versatile enough to become one of my basics!
Here is my take on the confetti trend.
I absolutely loved this inspiration piece where they made confetti from pictures!! This would be fun to do with the small thumbnail images I get from my printer when I print photos!
If you are a digital scrapper, here is a tutorial for you on how to create confetti in photoshop!
Whether you prefer to create digitally or traditionally, I hope this trend has you inspired to create a little confetti of your own!
Thanks for the fabulous inspiration, Maggie. This is definitely a trend worth celebrating. I’m already reaching for my circle punches and scraps of paper. We’re glad you could stop by and share your view of what’s hot in scrapbooking and paper crafting.
Megan Hoeppner, creative editor, & Maggie Holmes, CK Dream Team designer