Mosaic Moments specialty dies make a big impact on your pages. They also tend to have small spaces that need to be filled. Here are 10 photo ideas for filling them in! Filling in those small design spots with photos or patterned paper help tell your story and remind you of the details of your experiences.
#1 - Flowers
Flower photos are the most common filler photo we use. Flowers are bright and beautiful and are a quick and easy way to fill the small spots of specialty dies.
"Birthday Lunch" by Paije Potter
Sunflower photos were used to fill in the center of Clover Die Set design. Paije received flowers for her birthday and found a way to put them on the layout!
"Summer at the Belagio" by Paije Potter
All around the circle from the Horizon Die Set are flowers from the Belagio hotel. Paije intentionally used blue flowers since the gardens were an ocean theme.
"Roanoke Island" by Paije Potter
Floral photos fill the space of the Puff N' Stuff die. You might be surprised how many flowers you find wherever you go. They make great "patterned paper" to embellish your page!
"Tulips" by Paije Potter
The triangle spaces of the X Factor Dies are filled in with the bright tulips from the gardens. The wood is actually patterned paper but fits in so well it looks like wood grain from the pictures!
#2 - Bricks & Stone
Bricks and stone make for a great background and filler for small design spots. Start looking at your surroundings as if they were patterned paper.
"Fun in Tampa" by Paije Potter
These photos of a stone walkway were used to fill in the Clover Dies. The outside corners were filled with patterned paper. Don't forget to look down and photograph your pathway!
"Siblings" by Danielle Lawson
Brick photos were used to fill in Double X Factor Dies. Historic sites often have neat brick walls and paths that make great details for your pages.
#3 - Trees
Tress just like flowers make great subjects of photos to fill tiny spaces on your pages. Look up to take interesting shots.
"Snow 2009" by Paije Potter
You don't have to travel far to get great shots. Beautiful snow covered trees from Tami's backyard were used to fill the X Factor Dies.
"Exploring the Woods" by Danielle Lawson
Danielle took photos of spring trees during her walk and added them to the Diamond Mine Dies. Such simple pictures gave her stunning results!
"Apple Picking 2018" by Paije Potter
If there is fruit on the trees, that is such a sweet treat for your pages! Here they filled in the Clover Dies.
"Snow Fall at CW" by Paije Potter
The Prism Dies have many small spots, so Paije filled them with close up shots of snow covered trees.
#4 - Leaves
Leaves are great for filling in small design spots on your fall pages. Take advantage of all of the color and texture of nature lying around you!
"Autumn Trails" by Paije Potter
This layout shows photos of leaves found on the ground during a trip in the mountains of Virginia. These leaf pics filled in the Double X Factor Dies.
"Washington's Headquarters" by Jodi Benson
Jodi got up close to a tree to get these beautiful fall leaf photos she used to fill in the Crisscross Dies.
#5 - Street Art & Murals
Art on the street make great small space fillers. Take pictures of the city art and the murals on buildings as you go about your activities.
"America's 1st Zoo" by Tami Potter
This layout of the Chic Dies was filled in with photos of a wall mosaic at the zoo.
"Segway Tour" by Paije Potter
Double X Factor Dies were filled with photos of street art seen during this Segway Tour in Richmond.
"Venice Beach" by Paije Potter
While exploring Venice Beach, Tami took photos of the graffiti. Paije used them for this awesome layout with the Horizon Dies.
"Graceland Wall" by Paije Potter
Paije filled in the Clover Dies with pictures of the graffitied wall in front of Elvis Presley's home in Tennessee.
#6 - Clouds
Look to the sky to get great photos for your specialty die pages. Clouds make for amazing photos to fill in small spaces.
"The Dunes" by Tami Potter
Tami used photos of the kite up in the sky for her Clover Dies. We love how bright and open it makes this page.
"Butterfly Kite" by Danielle Lawson
Danielle filled in the 4x4 Crisscross Dies with photos of clouds. You feel like you are with the kite in the sky!
#7 - Rocks & Plants
When you are filling in design spaces with the Mosaic Moments specialty dies use rocks and plants. They make great fillers and help tell your story.
"Petroglyph Monument" by Tami Potter
While in New Mexico, Tami took photos of petroglyphs drawn on rocky cliffs. Then there were used to fill the Diamond Mine layout.
"Moose" by Paije Potter
Many plants may seem uninteresting, but look at how beautiful these plants are on this Horizon layout.
"Venice Beach" by Paije Potter
Paije went to rocky tide pools in California and used the photos to fill in the Steps Dies. You can use photos like these for large spaces as well.
"Graceland Wall" by Paije Potter
Only have one photo? Here, Jodi used the same cactus photo to fill in the triangle spaces of the Diamond Mine Dies.
#8 - Shells
Shells like flowers, make great photos to fill in your empty spaces on your layout. They are so easy and beautiful to photograph and fill in spots on your page.
"Finding Fossils" by Jodi Benson
Jodi used photos of shells found to fill in the Chic Dies. The shell pictures help tell the story of her page.
"California Seaside" by Paije Potter
Paije took a couple of photos of washed up shells on a beach and used them to fill in the X Factor Dies.
#9 - Miscellaneous Items
Anything of interest, color, or texture can be used to fill in design spots on your page. Don't be afraid to take photos of things most people don't take pictures of. Be bold and make your layouts stand out!
"Adventureland" by Paije Potter
Believe it or not - the image around the Horizon design is not a patterned paper. These are photos of a map used around Adventureland at Disney World.
"NC Arboretum" by Paije Potter
Take photos of anything that looks interesting. This layout shows the Angles Dies. The Angles Dies were filled in with photos of beehive tubes.
"Natural History" by Paije Potter
A museum may not seem like a place where you could find filler photos - but Tami zoomed in on the geodes found at the Natural History Museum. They were used to fill in the 2x6 Angles Die.
"Best Friends" by Jodi Benson
Fill your dies in with fruit! Jodi filled her design spots of the X Factor and Crisscross Dies with fresh picked fruit. It helps so all the details of her trip to pick berries.
#10 - Holiday Decor
The Holidays are the perfect time to take photos of the season to fill in your pages. We take so much effort to put up these gorgeous decorations to celebrate the season so take photos to document them. Christmas is not the only season with cute decor. You can take pictures of the decorations of any time and place!
"Christmas in Tampa" by Paije Potter
This layouts shows photos of a close up of a festive Christmas tree. The North Pole Die Set shown and makes a great zig zag across the page.
"Shyndigz" by Paije Potter
Paije also used close up photos of a Christmas tree found in this restaurant for the On the Dots Dies. She also filled in two of the little circles with holiday decor!