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Tips & Tricks

insider tips from Lisa Truesdell

I love pink - especially when it comes to scrapbook products! However, as a mama of three boys, I find that I have to be a little more creative to find ways to work it into my projects. Here are a few of my favorite tips for sneaking pink onto boy pages :SometimesSupplies: patterned paper - Classic Calico Plane, Countryside County Line, State Fair Pie Contest; stickers - Addy Alpha Green, Countryside labels, kraft stars ; fabrips : Green Woodgrain, Pink Houndstooth, Yellow, Calico ; brads - Boardwalk kit ; other - Tiny Attacher, baker's twine, scallop punch

*Use it as an accent.  The pink I've used on this page is a nice soft contrast to the blue, green and yellows.
*Keep it geometric! Graphic designs, like this graph and houndstooth, have a decidedly less girly feel than swirls and flowers.
*Watch the color. Subtle pinks will mix better with more boy-ish colors than cotton candy and flourescent shades.
*Think about subject matter. A page about how sweet your boy is can handle more pink than a layout about their football team. 
Another quick tip for you today - I used Fabrips to create a banner accent for this page. I simply trimmed them into strips, then folded them in half and cut them into banner shapes. I removed the backing and wrapped them around a piece of baker's twine before adding them to my layout. I love the texture and dimension the Fabrips add to the banner.

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