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The Scallop Dot Mat Die

All Wrapped Up in Love

Feature this week is the Scallop Dot Mat

Featured Pattern is Column style Pattern #234
Scallop Dot Mat Die "All Wrapped Up in Love" featuring Paper Tiles, Grid, and Doodlebug Designs Zoofari and the new Scallop Dot Mat Die

Scallop Dot Mat Die “All Wrapped Up in Love” featuring Paper Tiles, Grid, and Doodlebug Designs Zoofari and the new Scallop Dot Mat Die

Supplies:
12×12 Mosaic Moments Grid: Strawberry
MM Paper Tiles: Icy Indigo, Periwinkle and Robins Egg
• Cardstock: white
MM Scallop Dot Mat: cut two 4×4, two 3×3, and 4 scallop corner tiles
• Buttons: SEI
• Scrappers Floss: Karen Foster
• Doodlebug Design pattern paper #2141 Zoofari

In an effort to keep Scrapping Simple this summer we’ll add another tip to our list. (See the previous post: Summertime… and the Scrapping is Easy for the list)

TIP FOUR: Use paper tiles for speedy pages!

Yes, you will find that the pre-cut paper tiles come in a variety of colors and go with just about any grid color and your photos too.

Pattern #234

Pattern #234

Scallop Dot Mat Die from Mosaic Moments

Scallop Dot Mat Die from Mosaic Moments

Pattern #234 is a Column style pattern and has 4 squares that will be a perfect setting for the Scallop Dot Mat Die. Different from the other Die Sets that we offer, this one does not fit to the grid, but sits on top of a paper tile that does. The size of the photos that you add can vary; this page shows off three options.

• The 4×4 block is topped with scallop mat; add a 3×3 paper tile and a photo trimmed by hand to 3” square.

Scallop Dot Mat Die here's how the large mat is layered

Scallop Dot Mat Die here’s how the large mat is layered

• The 4×4 block is topped with scallop mat; photo is trimmed to 3.5” square and added to mat.

Scallop Dot Mat Die Large Photo trimmed to 3.5" sq.

Scallop Dot Mat Die Large Photo trimmed to 3.5″ sq.

• The two 3×3 blocks are topped with the middle scallop dot mat then topped with photos trimmed to 2.5” square.

Scallop Dot Mat Die Medium Mat and Scallop corner tiles

Scallop Dot Mat Die Medium Mat Photo trimmed to 2.5″ sq. and Scallop corner tiles

In addition to three scallop dot mat dies in this set, there is a scallop corner die that is applied to each of two paper tiles to frame the title and journal blocks. Small buttons with paper floss ties top each of the corner tiles using colors drawn from the pattern paper and paper tiles.

The pattern paper also plays a big part in this layout because it is a part of the story, it matches the fabric of the receiving blanket that my granddaughter is wrapped in. It is Doodlebug Design flannel and I just HAD to buy some and make a blanket before I knew if it was a boy or girl. It was well worth the purchase as it’s everyone’s favorite blanket!

The paper isn’t boy/girl specific so the grid paper was the place to bring in a nice deep pink shade, Strawberry to say “it’s a girl.” The paper tiles are in complimentary shades of icy indigo, periwinkle and robins egg pulled from the pattern paper.

Scallop Dot Mat Die Colors used for "All Wrapped Up in Love"

Scallop Dot Mat Die Colors used for “All Wrapped Up in Love”

So let’s review to see if this layout fits our Scrapping is Easy theme we began last post.

  • Simple Pattern: yes, each column is a flipped mirror image so shapes repeat
  • Simple Tools: new Scallop Dot Mat for interest
  • Simple Embellishments: scallop corner tiles, buttons and patterned paper
  • Simple Method: time saving pre-cut paper tiles for ultimate ease

I think we’ve done it! Now it’s your turn! I hope you enjoy the new Scallop Dot Mat Die and the ease in which you can assemble your summer scrapbook pages. We look forward to seeing what you are making, why not share with us on Facebook?

Andrea Fisher

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Scallop Dot Mat Die pretty mat to show off your photos with a little bit of sweetness.

Scallop Dot Mat Die pretty mat to show off your photos with a little bit of sweetness.