Go wild for style… and tiles! Today’s blog piles on the tiles with the Square Tile Punch and Serenity collection — making for a cool, calm and collected layout! Meditate your way to this crafting marvel — a tranquil scrapbook layout!
The term “mosaic” essentially means a design that’s comprised of many smaller pieces of a tile. Using the new Square Tile Punch enabled me to do just that! I was able to piece together each tile to produce a patterned and textural effect.
To create this layout you will need:
- Serenity Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Serenity Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Serenity Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Square Tile Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Original Border Maker System with Ancient Key Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Trim a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of light lavender seeds designer paper.
Step 2: Punch several tiles using the Square Tile Punch from three different designer papers. Using the Repositionable Tape Runner, begin creating a zigzag pattern with the squares on the 2-1/2″ wide strip, alternating each paper design. Be sure to leave a small gap between each tile. Once you have completed working along the length of the strip, cut some of the remaining tiles in half and add to the remaining small spaces so that the entire strip consists of tiles. Note: You may have to cut one or two tiles even smaller to fill in the spaces on the edge.
Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a strip of eucalyptus green tub tile designer paper to measure 2-3/4″ x 12″. Adhere the mosaic strip over the top of this strip so that only the scalloped edge can be seen. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a strip of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2-7/8″ x 12″. Adhere this strip behind the first two. Add a laser-cut border to the base of the mosaic strip.
Step 4: Trim a different piece of robe texture designer paper to measure 10″ x 8″. Using the Ancient Key Chain Border Maker Cartridge and Original Border Maker System, punch along one of the 10″ sides. Next, align one of the 8” sides into the Border Maker System — one inch up from the bottom of the bracket. (The previously punched 10″ edge should be at the bottom). Insert the cartridge into the second set of nodules and punch all the way along. Repeat this on the second 8″ side, only be sure to turn your paper over face down, ensuring that the previously punched 10″ edge is at the bottom again to begin. Leave the remaining 10″ side straight. Trim three 1″ wide strips of Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere each of these behind the ancient key cut-out and trim away any cardstock overhang for a neat finish.
Step 5: Adhere the ancient key punched paper to a selected background paper (basketweave designer paper was used here). The three punched edges should sit toward the top of the page with an even 1″ space around each punched edge. The straight edge will be at the bottom. Adhere the mosaic border strip over the base of this paper at 1/4″ up from the base of the page. The straight edge will now be covered.
Step 6: Using a circular phrase card from the variety mat pack, cut out the middle circle using the inside edge of the largest Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Green Blade. Cut a second circle from Navy Solid Cardstock using the Red Blade. Adhere the phrase circle over the top of the navy circle and add to the left side of the mosaic border.
Step 7: Using either designer paper or cardstock, cut photo mats to the following sizes:
- (1) 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
- (1) 3-14″ x 4-1/4″
- (1) 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
Step 8: Trim or print photos to the following sizes:
- (1) 5″ x 3-1/2″
- (2) 3″ x 4″
- (1) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Step 9: Adhere the photos to the mats and add to the layout. Finish the page with some decorative stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Optional: Trim some 1/4″ wide pieces of designer paper and add to the page for journal strips.
Do you like the mosaic, tiled look on this tranquil scrapbook layout? What photos would you place on it?
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