What Are Mosaic Moments Explore Level Dies?

Explore dies are the essentials of your Mosaic Moments die collection, they fit the grid, take the least time to plan, are great for beginners, are fabulously designed to add interest to your pages, and are easiest to use.

Mosaic Moments dies have been placed into three levels for your convenience: Explore Level 1, Discover Level 2, and Adventure Level 3.  These levels help you understand how much time and energy you will need to complete a layout with them. Explore dies offer the basic shapes you need to create fabulous pages in a snap! Though this die level requires the least amount of pre-planning, it doesn't disappoint your desire for variety and creativity. In addition to the Basic Bundles,  the Explore Level includes dies that frame photos and dies that add interest in those "extra spots" on your page.

Keep scrolling to explore the Explore Level One dies!

The Basic & Layering Die Bundles

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"Sunflower" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #432


The Basic Die Bundle

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The Layering Die Bundle

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Mosaic Moments has two basic die bundles that you will want first - the Basic Die Bundle and the optional Layering Die Bundle.

The layout above uses only these basic dies and look how amazing it is! While you could hand cut your mats and photos, being able to run dies through your die cutting machine will save you so much time!

The Basic Die Bundle comes with 5 Basic Die Sets, A, B, C, D, and E. Each die set is color coordinated with the Pattern Gallery, has dies that fit the grid, and includes layering dies that give you a 1/4" layers. It also comes with the 1in grid die for 4x6 photos.

The Layering Die Bundle comes with 5 Layering Die Sets A,B,C, D, and E that color coordinate with the Basic Die Bundle in pastel. These Layering Dies give you 1/8" and 3/8" layers. They do not fit the grid.

Your photos will shine bright just like the "sunflower" on the page above!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Sandstone Grid Paper, Layering Die Bundle and the Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from Doodlebug Design™. 

Alphabet & Number Dies

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"Grateful" by Paije Potter


Mosaic Moments has four Alphabet die sets and four Number die sets; 1 (retired), 2, 3 and 4.

Alphabet sets 2, 3, and 4 have a lowercase die set that are sold separately. You can use the outer 1" sections of the first alphabet and caps sets like Paije did above and let the grid color show. Or you can place the inner letters on top of cardstock or patterned paper.

Words and Dates make great design elements for your layouts and help tell the story of your photos.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Pumpkin Pie Grid Paper, Alphabet 2 Die Set, Garden Path Die, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle

Frame Dies

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"Hey There Pumpkin" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #657


We have many different types of frames!

There are different sized Stitches Frames, Circle Frames, Diamond Frame, Whimsy Frames, Oval Frames, Star and Apple Stitches Frames, Arches, Scallop Frames, and Graphic Frames to name a few!

Jodi used two different sized Stitches Frames in her layout above. One of the great things about the Stitches Frames is that they give you lots of space to embellish. Jodi was able to add different colored leaves in the corners of her frames and the year and name of her little one.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Cocoa Grid Paper, Stitches Frame Die Sets, Pick-A-Pumpkin die set, Leaves 1x3 die, the Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from Carta Bella™ and PhotoPlay™. 

Scallop Mat Dies

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"Thankful & Blessed" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #596


Scallop mats don't fit the grid - they are meant to layer over the design spots.

There are three scallop mat sets A, B, & C that coordinate with the Basic Die and Pattern Gallery colors. There are also two Scallop Dot Mats die sets. We also have two sets of Circle Scallop Mats.

Scallop mats add a softer feel to your pages. They can also add interest, bring focus to your most important photos, and embellish design spots.

You can see above, Jodi used scallop mats behind her photos of the happy little girl in overalls and with a circle scallop mat as an embellishment in the page's center 2x2 design spot that has the title, "Thankful & Blessed".

This Layout Features: 12x12 Always Afloat Grid Paper from Summer Collection, Scallop Set A Set, Circle Scallop Frame Set, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Patterned paper from PhotoPlay™ and Echo Park™. 

Border Dies

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"Donuts in Duck" by Tami Potter - Pattern #463


Who doesn't love a beautiful border?

Border dies create the best embellishments! They can underline the important photos on your pages and fill in space where you can't fit a photo.

You will love how many unique looks you can create by using different colors of cardstock and patterned paper.

We have all sorts of designs from architectural inspired dies like Canterbury Border and Mid-Century Border Die to seasons and holidays like Acorn Borders Die Set and Holly Borders Die Set.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Sandstone Grid Paper, Canterbury Border Die Set, and the Basic Die Bundle.

Banner Dies

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"Girls Camp" by Paije Potter - Pattern #196


We currently have the Layering Banner Dies and the 1x1 Mini Banner Dies.

Banner Dies can be laid on your pages vertically or horizontally. You can used banner dies for titles, names, and journaling or for pure decoration. you can lay them on the grid or layer them over your photos.

Paije created a design where her banners did all three on the layout above. The Layering Banners take up a 3x3 design spot on either side of the center focal photo. They are decorative, include the title and date, and include pattern paper and embellishing circle gems.

The bright banners make this layout pop!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Deep Dreamy Cocoa Grid Paper, Layering Banner Die Set, and Basic Die Bundle.

Embellishing Dies

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"Snorkeling" by Danielle Lawson - Pattern #543


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"Bae Bae" by Paije Potter - Pattern #117


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"Playful Portraits" by Paije Potter - Pattern #255

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"Food Festival 2017" by Tami Potter - Pattern #364


We have a wide variety of embellishing dies of a variety of subjects; such as holidays and seasons, cultural designs, and architectural designs.

They come in a variety of sizes as they relate to the grid spaces from 1x1 to 5x6. Depending on how you fill out the die with different colored cardstock and patterned paper, it will give each Explore embellishing die a completely different look on each layout you create.

Under the Sea Die SetBeijing Die, Beijing Borders Die Set, Celestial Die Set, and the Tudor Die are shown in the four layouts above.