6 Explore Level Dies That Can Look Like Adventure Level!

Explore Level dies are the first level dies and are considered the quickest to use - they fit the grid and require the least amount of planning to look good on your pages.

Although Explore dies seem perfect for beginners - that doesn't mean that they can't take your scrapbook pages to the next level! Once you become proficient or a"pro" with Mosaic Moments - don't throw out your level one dies - All scrapbookers can use Explore dies to create more complicated looking designs!

Our designers show how 6 simple Explore dies can look like the sometimes more advanced and time consuming Adventure level 3 dies below.

Put different Graphic Shapes Together

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"Richmond Segway Tour" by Paije Potter - Pattern #212


Use the Graphic Shapes dies to make a creative photo border.

Paije filled in the outer parts with a different photo than the inner parts. Putting all of the dies right next to each other - with all the little pieces - make them look far more advanced than Explore Level!

The key here was Paije used different graphic shapes designs and used multiple different photos to get this design that appears advanced.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Daytime Grid Paper from the Ombré Collection, Graphic Shapes Set 1 & Set 3, Alphabet 2 die set, and the Basic Die Bundle.  

Create Different Designs With the Trellis Die

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"Colonial Visit" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #360


How cool is this look with the Trellis die?

Look at the way Jodi filled in the white part vs the stone areas. The texture of the stone and the repetition of the half circle filled with white cardstock makes these design elements look more complicated then they actually are.

You would think the overall design was made with an Adventure level die!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Dawson Grid Paper, Trellis Die Set, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle

Use Multiple Gestalt Dies

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"Disney 2017" by Tami Potter - Pattern #438


Gestalt is so cool, yet so simple!

Place this die cut next to each other, and you get this amazing design! Tami filled it in with pattern paper, but you could also use texture photos or long distant landscape shots.

It almost has a kaleidoscope look and appears more advanced for a simple Explore die!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Black Grid Paper, Gestalt Die, the Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from Echo Park™. 

Make an Ernest Border

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"Pickle Ball" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #598


Ernest naturally looks like an Adventure level die - yet it's only an Explore level!

You can make it look more simple or advanced depending on how you fill it. This die set also allows you to add more photos and isn't purely decorative. Just be sure to get those long distant shots so your subjects fit easily in the circles.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Daytime Grid Paper from Ombré Collection, Ernest Die Set, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from BoBunny™. 

Try Harlequin Across Your Layout

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"Apple Orchard" by Paije Potter - Pattern #345


We think Harlequin is a bit overlooked - but don't skip this amazing die set.

There are two dies - one makes a frame with a diamond center, and the other is more for embellishing. Paije used both across the center of her layout and we love how this gives a stain glass feel. She put her photos of the apple trees behind the busier die and framed her little brother, Cole in the open diamond. Paije repeated the apple photos behind the Harlequin dies and it almost looks like a panorama!

Again, this might be an Explore Level die, but your friends will think otherwise!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Loggers Grid Paper, Harlequin Die Set, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle.

Make Photo Borders with Half Circle

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"Exploring Colorado" by Paije Potter - Pattern #576


Doesn't the Half Circle die give quite an impression on this layout?

While you can make the half circle design simple, Paije made it more "advanced" by alternating between two different photos of the fall Colorado trees in each circle section.

This might be a level one, but it sure makes an amazing Adventure die looking border design!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Eggplant Grid Paper from Harvest Collection, Half Circle Die SetLayering Die Bundle, and Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from Simple Stories™.