2016 Paper Designs and Themes
What will be the trends for 2016 paper designs and themes? Where do the trends come from?We eagerly await the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue to have those questions answered.
Let’s explore some trends in papers that bring out the beauty of the 2016-18 In Colors. There is many hours spent in marketing research to determine which colors, patterns and motifs will be for the next year. This research starts long before the consumer even know what is on the horizon. In fashion we see what the fabrics, designs and colors will be about a year before we even see them in the stores. This is true also for home decor and even paper crafts.
These are the trends in paper crafting 2016 and you will also see these in home decor and fashion. Some we saw in the 2016 Occasions catalogue and they will flow through to the 2016 Annual Catalogue.
- Florals along with retro tropical themes – we have seen this with the Botanical Blooms and the Botanical Gardens DSP.
- Tribal influences with Mexican and Moroccan showing their colours and motifs.
- Wild life influence with the Bear Hugs and In the Meadow stamp sets.
- Vintage retro from the 60 with the Beautiful Ride stamp set – remember the love bug?
- Tropicana retro with the pineapples and flamingos, bright pinks and wild patterns.
- Rough textures continue to play out with jute and burlap ribbons.
- Marble that we saw in the DSP from Sale-a-bration and the Going Places DSP from the Occasions catalogue.
Watch for your 2016 Annual Catalogue and you will see some of these 2016 paper designs and themes.
If you don’t know what the 2016/18 In Colors will be, then read this blog post.
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Bloomin’ Love.
Ink/Markers: Tuxedo Black, Pool Party.
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Pool Party, Going Places DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, 5/8” Organza Ribbon, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon.
This Get Well card is tapping into the marble trend with the use of the Going Place DSP. I also used a stamp set that is retiring, Serene Silhouettes. I am very sorry to see this set retire as it was a go to set for so many occasions. You could use a variety of techniques and treatments with this card and come away with something distinctly different.
What are you thoughts on the 2016 paper designs and themes? Leave me a comment and let me know.