Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout

Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook layout — featuring the dazzling Mandala Burst Border Punch, of course!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

A craft my children enjoy making at home is painting dot mandalas using Q-tips and acrylic paint. For the canvas, we use the cardboard packing you find in a Creative Memories album cover and paint it white. My boys have fun mixing paints on a palette. When I first saw the Mandala Burst Border Punch, I knew which photos I would use with! Have you painted dot mandalas?

To create this layout you will need:

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 1: Use the terra cotta mandala patterned paper as the base.

Step 2: Cut a piece of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 11-7/8″ x 11-7/8″. Using the outside of the Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut out a circle from Rich Brown Solid Cardstock, and adhere the frame to the base as shown.

Step 3: Cut three pieces of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2″ x 12″. Using the Mandala Burst Border Punch, punch both sides. Cut a slit in between designs and bend it to form a circular shape. Adhere the mandala borders to the base, right along the inside circle shape. Cut the excess border.

Step 4: Cut one of the fringes from a rug embellishment. Layer the fringes under the embellishment. Trim the excess part.

Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

What do you like most about this magificent mandala scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below!

9 thoughts on “Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout

  1. Beautiful. I am anxious to try this. Hope I have understood the directions or can figure it out, if I am confused on something.

  2. I believe the part I like most about the layout is the look of a doily.
    The mandala punch has the look of lace. When repeated and placed
    in a circular shape, it is easy to see the doily.
    Beautiful layout.

  3. This is lovely! How about considering a single 3″ Mandela punch for a new product? They would be very versatile!

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