In the Corner with the Corner Tile Dies

I often use our various Corner Tile dies as design elements in my layouts. However, I have used them as journal spots too. While all corners of your photos can be covered for a framed appearance, sometimes covering just one corner and using the space for journaling details helps to draw more attention to the featured photo.

Mosaic Moments Corner Tile Dies

Some examples of these from past posts include each of these ideas.

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Welcome Baby Mosaic Moments 4×4, 3×3, 2×2, corner tiles set of 12 dies
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MM Corner Tile 3×3 Die for journaling
  • Launch Time. On this layout the Corners 3×3 Die is used as a design element for patterned paper on one half and journaling on the other.
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Mosaic Moments single corner journaling with the 2×2 and 1″ corner tile dies
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  • Don’t Give Up the Ship. In this layout, only one corner of two photos is covered to bring attention to the photos and add details concerning the photos.

Once upon a time photo corners were used to place photos into large scrapbook type albums. Their sole purpose was to function as a way to hold the photos in place. Because the photos weren’t directly adhered to the album photos could easily be removed to see what was written on the backside of the photos.  

However, they need not be relegated to just framing in a photo on our scrapbook pages. We can add them in a variety of ways, including the simple framing of the photo, or they can be a bit fancier, multicolored and decorated.

Now let’s look for some ways to dress those corners up as we add them to our layouts.   

  • Embossing:  Embossing folders can add interest and texture, and help to set a theme. Tooled Leather for a western or masculine theme, scallops trimmed edge and my latest favorite, Art Deco.
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Embossed and journal block embellishments
  • Journal block embellishment: corners to enhance the journal block
  • Layers: Layers can add interest and depth/dimension to the page and highlight a special photo.
Layers of corner tiles in colors to fit your layout needs
  • Adding embellishments: pearls, Liquid Pearls, buttons, twines, and gems
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adding embellishments like pearls
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Embossed stripes for layer in Art Deco style corner trim 1/8″ away from bottom edge to layer
Layered together
  • Patterned papers: to match frame or mat
patterned papers to match
  • Using with additional frame or mat layers
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substitute the patterned paper square with your photo with the corner tile on the outside of the photo
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Mosaic Moments Graphic Die 3×3
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larger photo, corner tiles directly on the photo

I hope this gives you some ideas of your own for ways to use our various Corner Tile dies in your layouts. Experiment a little and find your own style or the style that’s perfect for your layouts.

Andrea Fisher