Scrapbook supplies are generally feminine or cutesy. It is easy to decorate a page in flowers or adorable animals.
So what do you do when you have photos of a special guy in your life or something else you want to have a definite masculine feel?
We have many layouts below to help you out. Check them out.
1. Use Strong Graphics
"Boy Scout" by Paije Potter - Pattern #398
2. Add Metal
"Under the Bridge" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #236
3. Emphasize Straight Lines
"Petroglyph Monument" by Tami Potter - Pattern #344
4. Use Words
In this layout, Jodi used nature photos, along with the word "RELAX." The combination evokes a masculine paradise and guarantees they will enjoy reminiscing about their great adventure.
Here, Jodi used the 2x4 and 1x4 'On the Dots' die set to create a panorama. What a great detail to remember a guys' trip!
"Relax" by Jodi Benson
5. Make a Flag
"Christopher in the Military" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #459
Anything related to the American Flag takes on a masculine vibe. Here, Candy created red and white stripes at the top of the layout and used blue banners with white stars on top at the bottom to symbolize the flag.
The white stars are taken from the Stars N Stripes Die used in the Boy Scout layout above.
6. Round it Up
"Galaxy Bowl" by Paije Potter - Pattern #477
7. Experiment with Neutral Colors
"USN" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #324
8. Just Add Blue
Somewhere in the 1950s, somebody decided that blue was the ideal color for boys. So, if you use blue, especially with greys and black, your layout will have a definite masculine look.
Here, Paije continued emphasised it with strong straight lines and shapes created using the X-Factor Dies.
"Old City Barbeque" by Paije Potter - Pattern #340
9. Make a Mascot
"Go Cougars" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #137 (adjusted)
10. Try a Grid
"Richmond Raceway" by Paije Potter - Pattern #425
11. X Marks the Spot
"Durand Train" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #344
Connect the photos with strong lines using the X-Factor Dies. Sticking to darker or grayer colors also helps to keep the page masculine.
And, if you do not have enough photos to fill in the entire design, try cutting up patterned paper. The railroad crossing sign in this layout is actually a piece of patterned paper.
12. Use Guy Paper
Patterned paper in masculine colors or themes is a perfect way to keep your layout manly.
Here, Danielle's hunting photos are accented by camping paper.