7 Tips for Using Pink, Flowers & Lace on a Layout for DAD!

Does this sound like the supply list for a Father’s Day layout?

Pink patterned paper ~ Floral paper ~ Lace doily ~ Butterfly diecuts ~ Hearts

It sounds more like a supply list for a layout about grandma or your daughter’s tea party, doesn’t it?

Welcome to Day 2 of the PaperCrafter’s Corner Creative Squad  ….

Yesterday Ro showed us her 3 tips for creating a beautiful, gender neutral layout for him.

Today, Corrie Jones takes the concept even further with her challenge of using pinks, florals, lace, butterflies and hearts on a layout for DAD. Check it out….


Pretty AMAZING, right?  I didn’t believe she could do it! Thankfully, Corrie was willing to share her tips to help me understand how she was able to combine these traditionally feminine details and still have it make sense on a layout for her husband.

Corrie’s Tips:

  1. Start with a darker neutral background, like the Bo Bunny Double Dot Designs Paper used above.
  2. Cut feminine patterned papers (like the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan & others used above) into geometric shapes instead of large blocks of paper.
  3. Hand cut your shapes so they aren’t ‘perfect.’
  4. Use a stapler or tiny attacher to staple more feminine papers to your layout instead of adhering with adhesive.
  5. Add metal and wood embellishments of any kind! (Like the Studio Calico wood veneer hearts & arrows Corrie used.)
  6. If possible, change the photo to black & white or sepia to neutralize the masculine colors in the photo.
  7. Remember the story and what you are trying to say about your man and use the feminine colors to add to what you are trying to say!

Great tips, Corrie! Now that we know your tricks, let’s get a closer look at some of them:

So now that you know the secret formula, I hope you’ll be inspired to incorporate pinks, florals and laces into a masculine layout or project too!


  1. Ashley Pearl says

    These are GREAT tips!! I definitely need to try this… especially since I have a house full of boys!! Beautiful LOs by the way :)


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