scrap booking for boys

Jeni - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Iam always looking for boy page ideas, seems like a girls world.

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Emily - posted on 01/28/2009

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I got some wonderful rub ons at Target with planes, trains, rockets, automobiles, etc. I think it was only $6 for a whole book of them.  Hopefully you have a Target nearby!

Kayleen - posted on 01/27/2009

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I agree, I keep looking for boy paper and all I can find is Girl paper, with all the boys and a girl I try to make one for all. But its a challage.

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I feel your pain!  I only have 1 boy and I noticed there was a serious lack of choices when I would look for an Easter suit and I had 3 to choose from, while there were not less than 20 dresses for the little girls.  It hasn't gotten better with scrapbook supplies.  I found that pictureperfectscrapbookco.com has nice page kits for a decent price.

Melanie - posted on 01/20/2009

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I found some of my stuff on Joann.com, at Hobby Lobby or on their website. I have found some things on Amazon too.

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I feel your pain with three boys here - I finally just figured that - if I want to use flowers and ribbon on boy pages then by george I was going to do it - your creativity frees up so much by breaking out of that mold of blue and brown and green.  Try some citrus colors in the Summer (oranges - yellows - and bold greens and blues) it really helps break up the monotony.

Laura - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have a boy also and it's true....finding scrapbook supplies for a boy is just as hard as finding clothes. There are always 20 girls racks for every 1 boys rack. One place that i have found alot of layout ideas is www.twopeasinabucket.com. They have everything you can imagine on there. I do work in a scrapbooking store and i hve noticed that there are alot more lines coming out for boys now. One great line is Kaiser....thier stuff is very neutral or blue!! NOt all that pink!! Good luck!

Jeni - posted on 01/19/2009

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Yeah I use to sell SU! I don't use many embellishments either. I will check out SEI. Thanks!

Jennifer - posted on 01/19/2009

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Stamp'n Up and s.e.i also have some scrapbook kits that are great for boys. Also don't forget bold primary colors or jewel tones. I've started using fewer embelishments and doing more with card stock and patterened paper and it has been a bit easier than looking for stickers. (my boys are 12 and 10)

Misty - posted on 01/19/2009

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I like to google "scrapbook layouts" or something to that effect and it will take you to all kinds of galleries. I like to go and look through and get ideas that way. I have a 2 year old son so I'm not having that hard of a time right now with scrapping him but I would suggest using striped paper and polka dot paper in the browns, blues, greens, etc. Or google on how to make your own embellies. Ribbon can add a nice touch to a boy page if it's the right color. I've used ribbon on my son's page and if used right it doesn't make it look girly. Or you could try paper piecing.

Jill - posted on 01/19/2009

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Have you ever looked at Close To My Heart? It's like Creative Memories and Stampin' Up combined into one and then some. They have the mose awesome paper for boy pages. They have papers that coordinate with "boy" colors and and patterns; not just cars and spaceships but stripes and dots too. I've done two albums on just my boys and they aren't just all pastels (for baby pics) and trucks for toddler; I'm really proud of how they turned out. Let me know if you check it out and what you think! ClosetomyHeart.com...go to find a consultant, type in your zip, click shop online and then scrapbook kits and you will be able to look at every paper pack they have. (usually around 35ish) My faves right now are Stardust, Rough n Tumble and Game On.

Dale - posted on 01/18/2009

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Monochromatic colour schemes look fabulous on a boy's layout. Try brown, green, blue (obviously), yellow and grey.



Also look out for non-iconic stickers to add as embellishments.

Relena - posted on 01/16/2009

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No kidding; I just went to our local scrapbook store and they have 3 feet for boys and 20 feet for girls. The clerk said "of course you could always just use blues and browns".

Jeni - posted on 01/16/2009

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thanks for all the great answers. I will be checking them out. My boys are 9 and almost 8.

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Hi Jeni -



You can find quite a few ideas in the Template Gallery on my website.  www.youruniquefamilystories.com    I also teach online classes on Thursday nights.  If you think you would be interested,  email me your email address and I will send you a link to next week's class.



Brenda Tobler



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Hi Jeni -



You can find quite a few ideas in the Template Gallery on my website.  www.youruniquefamilystories.com    I also teach online classes on Thursday nights.  If you think you would be interested,  email me your email address and I will send you a link to next week's class.



Brenda Tobler



brenda@youruniquefamilystories.com

Megan - posted on 01/15/2009

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in the sb mag the layouts never turn out like they are pictured, i just change the colors and embellishments to a boy theme if is too girly! I also love scrapbook.com!

Catherine - posted on 01/14/2009

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I love 3scrappyboys.com - also check out the scrapping mags.  their is plenty of boy if you are looking for it.

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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With three boys its been a challenge!  Oriental Trading does have some boy themes and I've also latched onto "switching' themes - when I see a neat layout for Barbie - I just switch out colors and add clip art for the boys.  But its true - it is a girls' world out there....

Marian - posted on 01/13/2009

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Yes, the younger ages are easier-they're so expressive and full of that personality!!

Michelle - posted on 01/13/2009

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I find myself taking lots of pictures of my son playing with toys and putting things in his mouth. He also has the funniest expressions. He is 7 1/2 months. I've found John Deer paper and hot wheels stickers which I'm sure will come in handy. I also think anything in nature

Marian - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have 2 boys, age 8 & 6, and am always looking for new ideas. I agree that it's harder once the boys get older-unless they're into sports, which mine are not, lol!!

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I too am finding it hard to find fresh "boy" ideas. I have 3 boys, with the youngest being 2. I think I have exhausted all my ideas with my other two. I am always on the look out for planes, trains(which they LOVE!!!), and automobiles. Hopefully all your ideas can help out.

Melanie - posted on 01/12/2009

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For ideas you can go to hobby lobby's website and they post some, or scrapbook.com has ideas too. I know how you feel. I am a mom of 2 boys and it is not easy to find boys things. Good luck.

Aimee - posted on 01/12/2009

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I recently bought the "About a Boy" line from Fancy pants...I love their designs!! The paper is adorable but yet boyish! I bought it at ACOT. :)

Lynne - posted on 01/11/2009

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I agree.  I don't have a girl of my own, but I'm lucky enough to have a neice who is a great subject.  My son is another story.  I'm very new to scrapbooking and I've dedicated this weekend to nothing else.  I've done 8 pages and I'm thrilled!  I'm working on my next set (12x12) and I'm having a hard time finding the right "tools" I need to get it finished.  The paper I can find either seem too old or too young for my 9 yr old son.  I'm using a lot of greens for him.



My current project is titled "The face that launched 1000 kisses" or something of that effect.  Sports and school are the only things I can find readily available for boys.

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