10 Easy Layouts for the Beginner Scrapper

When you are looking for fast and easy layouts, Mosaic Moments™ is your best friend. With a few dies, you can quickly cut photos, mats, accents and journaling blocks. Follow a page pattern, and your designing time is nonexistant.

Soon, you will be cranking out pages in minutes, but they will look like you spent hours.

Each of these pages are made entirely with dies -- no hand cutting required. Scroll down and be simply inspired.

1. Telling the Story


"Pacific Coast Surprise" by Tami Potter - Pattern #100

This design allows for plenty of space to journal. The broken photos add a unique sense of design that draws the reader right in to your story.

2. Include Lots of Photos

This layout is perfect when you have plenty of photos to share -- it holds 9 photos on a single page.


"Garden" by Theresa Amlong - Pattern #103

3. Mix It Up


"Finally 13" by Tami Potter - Pattern #107

Immediately, your eye is drawn to the center, matted photo. But then, you notice the little mosaic squares cut from the photos -- how unique is that!

4. Add Numbers

Adding the year, age or other information via die-cut numbers is a nice way to incorporate "journaling" into the design.


"Hike St. George" by Tami Potter - Pattern #143

5. Include Pattern Paper


"Adelyn's Patchwork" by Tami Potter - Pattern #161

Patterned papers can help tell the story, add art or bring out the colors in your photos. The same dies that cut your photos can cut your papers easily and create a designer touch on your layout.

6. Incorporate a Title

Use dies to cut your computer-generated title and add them to your layout. Or, cut cardstock and then add sticker letters or hand-write your title.


"St. George" by Tami Potter - Pattern #200

7. Wrap Around a Cornerstone


"Squirrels Beware" by Tami Potter - Pattern #228

This design wraps around a center Cornerstone, or 2x2 die cut. You can purchase them precut from Mosaic Moments™ or use a shaped die to make your own.

8. Add Unique Elements

This design allows a place to incorporate ribbon and tiny words into the design. The restful background behind the ribbon gives the eye a place to rest while looking at the photos.


"Yellowstone 2010" by Paije - Pattern #243

9. Modify the Cornerstones


"Alexis at Disney" by Paije - Pattern #108

Mosaic Moments™ also offers Magical Cornerstones that cover 1x3 spaces. Because they are not attached to the background piece they come with, Paije was able to replace the background with her dotted paper for a cohesive, and original, design.

10. Create Drama

Black Grid Paper creates the good sort of drama in a design. Use it with formal photos, like these, for an elegant look.

But, also consider it with photos of flowers or nature to really make those bright colors pop.


"Prom Night" by Tami Potter - Pattern #313