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Username Post: go-to embellishment for boys?        (Topic#1483417)
MHW 
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  • MHW on 10-18-08 10:46 AM

I have 3 girls, and probably 90% of their layouts have flowers in some shape or form! In addition to using them as truly part of the design, it's my go-to embellishment when a layout just needs a little something extra.

For my son, I will use the occasional boyish colored flower, but I would love to have a quick no-brainer go-to embellishment. Suggestions?


 
Here Kitty
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In response to MHW

I use chipboard, found items like metal washers, cut out items from patterned paper , twine, and much more. I tend to make my own stuff though instead of relying on store bought items.



 
Fortunes Fool
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In response to Here Kitty

I use stars.


 
JHAWKEYE
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JHAWKEYE
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  • Traci L.S. Said:
I use stars.



Ditto.

And circles too.

Anything grungy.


 
Patti Sylvia
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Patti Sylvia
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I use the stars also. I think of them as boys flowers.


 
Karen-Lee
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Karen-Lee
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My go to is Star's also!! I have a hard time putting flowers on a boy's layout. But thats just me.....I see some fantastic boy pages with flowers!


 
Karen-Lee
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Karen-Lee
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Oh and circles is probably my number 2 go to!!!


 
CatScrapsHere
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Yeah, I'm not into flowers on my ds's pages (though I do use them occasionally). I definitely use stars a lot, buttons, and brads too.


 
scrapchica
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scrapchica
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I would say any distinct shapes (starts, cirlces, squares, etc) in primary colors. (Gives me a chance to use the punches.) Also I use my pinking shears or draw ZIG zag lines.


 
Matthews Mommy
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Matthews Mommy
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for my boy pages I always turn to buttons. If I want to make them look 'rough' I ink or sandpaper them.


 
Aumommie
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In response to Matthews Mommy

stars, geometric shapes, brads


 
Rosita
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Rosita
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since my son is in scouts, my flower replacement is a fleur-de-lis


 
Judy_Scraps
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Judy_Scraps
In response to Rosita

Stars, geometric shapes and arrows.


 
~*~Kathie~*~
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I also use lots of stars, circles, buttons and brads, but I also have stickers and stamps of bugs, worms and frogs.


 
Mary W.
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I use chipboard arrows, covered with pp. Stars work well too.

-Mary


Edited by Mary W. on 10-18-08 03:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Gelidy Gelato
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I second the
stars, arrows, circles

and I got a flame stamp recently.


 
Judy_Scraps
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

I used a chipboard heart on a recent layout about my teen son and our cat. It's an outline and I painted it black and put a piece of denim colored patterned paper behind it. It's for my book. If it was for his I would have put something different than a heart.


 
MHW 
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  • MHW on 10-18-08 06:57 PM
In response to Judy_Scraps

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! Can't even begin to tell you how much this helps me out!


 
JaineParr
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Metal anythings.


 
melilou
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I'm working on my first ever LO for my little man and I can already tell stars are gonna be big. stars and arrows, and I like the idea of metal too!


 
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