SugarBabe Sunday – Feathers 10/31

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” according to Emily Dickinson. But according to some scrapbookers, frustration is the thing with feathers – at least when it comes to figuring out how to use them on your digital scrapbook layouts. Many of us love the way feathers look in a kit preview, but when we drag them onto our layout, we just don’t know what to do with them.

Well, today’s SugarBabe Sunday has the answer – or several answers – because there’s lots of ways you can use feathers on your next layout! We asked the SugarBabes to share some of their favorite layouts they’ve created using feathers, and they totally came through for us. They use feathers to dress up their pages in four main ways:

  • by hanging them on their pages,
  • as large background elements,
  • as scatters, or looking like they’re falling on their layout, and
  • as part of element clusters, often replacing foliage or leaves.

There’s lots of gorgeous layouts to enjoy in each of these four categories, so keep on scrolling!

Feather Use #1: Hanging On Your Page

Courage above fear by Jacinda

Wild At Heart by Neverland Scraps

Explore by MamaBeeThe Earth Laughs by Kiana

lf-#16 Dream Catchers by Marnel

Make Me Smile by mrsashbaugh

Dream by KingsQueen82

You Are Strong Always by Kim B (jak)

Family by KingsQueen82

Follow your dreams by Jacinda

Feather Use #2: As A Large Background Element

Bingo Challenge #16: Scraplift: Paper to Digi by KingsQueen82

Adventure by Saar

Life is Beautiful by KingsQueen82

Feather Use #3: As a Scattered Element

A Steampunk Halloween by KingsQueen82

A New Adventure by NeverlandScraps

boomerang by CraftyTam

Feather Use #4: As Part of An Element Cluster

My Lil Cuties by Kiana

Feeling Beautiful by mywisecrafts

Paint the World Kind by SeattleSheri

Their Little Family by Angie Key

June 2021 Passport to Dreaming 13 Journal: Recurring Dreams/Nightmares by Jaye

Hope by Cherry

Hope by mywisecrafts

Wild at Heart by Carrie1977

Touch The Sky by Jak

Breathe by Cherry

Wander and Wonder by Kiana

Follow Your Dreams by Neverland Scraps

You Can't Be A Grandma by Angie Key

A Door to the Past by Jaye

blessings by Biancka

Welcome Home by Kiana

super sweet by biancka

You Say by Kim517

Solitude by Cherry

Extraordinary by KingsQueen82

Dream Big by Krista Lund

fly by KingsQueen82

Gold Rush by Jak

Fearless Beauty by Kiana

Untamed by KingsQueen82

Chronic Fabulousness by Angie Key


I hope this gives you new ideas and new confidence to try using feathers on your next layout! Is there another type of digital scrapbooking supply you struggle to use or would like more ideas for? Let me know in the comments, and it could be the topic of a future SugarBabe Sunday!


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  • Thank you Angie for all this great inspiration!
    It makes me want use feather soon in a layout.
    I often struggle with banners, I love it but always struggle where to place it on my layout.
    These layouts are all so wonderful!

  • Great idea!! I struggle with feathers, too! Another item I have a hard time figuring out how to use is glitter or sparkle papers (esp for boys).

  • I love this blog post! It’s wonderful! Feathers can be hard to shadow sometimes but I love them so much.

  • I love this post Angie. Great job with the inspiration

  • Thank you for the article and for all the inspiration!

  • Thanks for this post, I really look forward to more like this. Fun to read, and very inspiring.

  • Great article and I love the ton of inspiration here.

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