Cool Scrapbook Layouts for Boys and Men

by Mandy Douglass

When it comes to scrapbooking your daughter's life or recording memories of your mom, you may be bursting with scrapbook layout ideas featuring bright-colored flowers and crocheted lace. But when it comes to scrapbooking the men in your life, things may be a little trickier. If you've ever been stumped by a page about your son or husband, we've got the solution. Check out these wonderful ideas for your next manly scrapbook layout and start creating right away.

 

Use masculine elements such as metal and grunge frames


Masculine scrapbook layout

Umpire by Laura Vegas. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Cork paper: Karen Foster Design; Chipboard letters: Maya Road; Plastic stars:  Heidi Swapp; Brads, eyelets, metal mesh, metal ribbon charms, and paint: Making Memories; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Clearsnap and Tsukineko; Embossing powder: Ranger Industries. Digital Supplies: Frame: Anna Aspnes; Font: Prissy Frat Boy.

Laura Vegas created a masculine grunge look by using matte-finish embossing powder on her title and adding a digital frame to each photo. She also devised a metal mesh "chain link fence," and secured it to her page using eyelets.

 

Create embellishments that mimic patterned paper


Masculine scrapbook layout

Taking Up Space by Lydia Jackson. Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket and Jillibean Soup; Date spot: Adornit - Carolee's Creations; Adhesive: Forever in Time and Glue Arts; Other: Stickers and thread.

Lydia Jackson used patterned paper as inspiration for the space age embellishments on her page. She created this look by punching out a collection of circles and wrapping string around them.

 

- see more boys and men pages on page 2 -

 

Appeared in:

July/Aug 2010

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