Confessions From a Silver Lover

Have you noticed the big gold trend lately?

Gold is popping up all over the paper crafting world lately. Not that gold ever really went away but it seems to be trending back big time.

You see it in layouts from favorite designers like these gold stars from Wilna at Two Peas:

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Ashley Calder did a Trending Gold series at Scrapbook Update with more info on the trend:

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Even though I am a die hard white metal, platinum and silver lover, I must admit that I am intrigued. It started for me with that gold polka-dot vellum paper in the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic collection (which unfortunately is discontinued and no longer available):

Then, Maggie Holmes added a fun gold glitter thicker to her collection with Crate Paper:

Personally, I have never been a gold fan. I have always gravitated to the white and chrome metals.

Case in point…here are some of my silver embellishments:

And that’s not everything, just one particular drawer (everything is still in bags from my recent move) that is all silver metal. This does not include decorative silver brads or clips or tags.

But here is my collection of gold embellishments:

Yup. That’s all. It fits on one hand.

I do like to follow the trends and see what is showing up over and over on the pages from my favorite designers. While I don’t always jump on the band wagon, I’m wondering if gold will grow on me this time around. So I broke down and picked up a few things.

I’m really digging these Funkidori Thickers from the Crate Paper’s The Pier collection. They are printed with tiny polka dots of gold for just a small touch of shine. I also picked up this package of paper clips because I’d knew I’d use the blue and white ones. It wouldn’t be a total waste if I didn’t end up using the gold ones. And in the back is a package of gold vellum from Hobby Lobby. I’ve already used it here:

Will I ever go to the dark side and wholeheartedly embrace gold? Nope. Don’t think so. (Especially when it comes to jewelry!I think I’ve purchased all the gold products I can handle for now.

Are you embracing this gold trend?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I’m like you, I have way more silver than gold! I keep wanting to try it though 🙂

    Love the background in your tag, the gold just pops off of it!

  2. i am such a silver lover as well, but for my scrapbooking, i am definitely embracing the gold!

  3. I’m more of a silver lover too. I don’t think I have any gold embellishments. Gasp! LOL!

  4. I am more of a silver person, too, but am loving the gold trend!
    I have used it on a few pages. Especially Thickers and washi tape.
    I really like your gold vellum butterflies on your tag!

  5. Another silver lover here. 🙂

    I actually don’t use many metal embellishments at all since they tend to be expensive. 🙂 When I have used gold, it’s usually cardstock as an added neutral to red, white and blue military pages for my husband.

  6. Beautiful tag love the gold butterflies, I like gold and silver about equal 🙂

  7. I’m with you on this one. I was silver only for as long as I can remember. I’m starting to crack and just got a gold necklace. I don’t know what’s happening! I’m starting to like gold paper supplies as well.

  8. Lovely little tag! I don’t think I even own any gold embellishments. Your silver collection is quite impressive!

  9. I totally agree! I’m branching out, and have some gold embossing powder, so maybe I can make my own embellishments, but that’s about it! Lol!

  10. I didn’t even know gold was a trend in paper crafts right now. I obviously do not follow trends, lol.
    You tag turned out very pretty.
    Honestly I don’t think I have any gold embellishments.

  11. i resisted the gold thing for a while – I am more of a silver person too – but, I must admit I am LOVING the gold now 🙂


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