Add a Strip
When you are working with squares and they do not fill out the page quite the way you wish, consider cutting some of the photos into a square and a strip, like Tami did here.
The strip fills the space, but the lines of the square are still prominent. Together they create an amazing layout.
Fill it with 2x2 Squares
Layouts made entirely from 2x2 squares can take on so many different designs, depending on what you add to them.
Here, Paije added a circle frame to each of the squares. She created a title in the middle and then sprinkled pattern paper in amongst her photos.
This design also works for a year-in-review page, birthday gifts, holiday decorations or any other subject where you have lots of photos.
Surround the Squares
Mix Up the Squares
This design packs an entire year into a single layout using a variety of sizes of squares.
We love how Paije recorded all of the things that happened that year in the middle of the page and surrounded it with photos.
Show off the Family
This is a great layout for showing off siblings, cousins or friends. We love that there is space for each person's name below their photo.
This would also be a fun layout for each year of high school, a photo of your house during each of the seasons, pictures of pets, and, depending on what you own, even photos of the vehicles in your family.
Make it Fun
Extend the Photos
Make a Panoramic
Create a Focal Point
Squares can also make unique focal points in the center of the layout.
Here, Tami included four Gestalt 2x2 die cuts to create a beautiful center for her layout of random photos. Many of the 2x2 dies can create beautiful designs when pieced together. Give it a try!