Page Pattern Description: Six 3.25 x 3.25 inch squares are combined with a 4.375w x 6.625h inch focal spot and a 4.375w x 3.25h rectangle perfect for journaling. A 12 x 1 inch border strip bleeds to both sides of the page and offers space for a title or for embellishing.
"I am Three" by Tami Potter
The multiple expressions of a three year old. Materials used: Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 white grid paper, PaperTiles™, and a strip of Basic Grey™ patterned paper. Tag was created using Tami Potter Clearly Numbers stamps.
Page Pattern Description: This page is made up of mostly squares. The top and bottom rows each have two 4.375 squares with columns on the outer edges made up of two 1 in. squares with a 1 x 2.125 block in the center. The Center row has three 2.125 squares with two sets of four 1in. squares in between each of them.
In the pattern, the green and magenta areas would be two different photographs that can be cut into corner pieces. The orange and blue sections would also be two different photographs and are great for portrait oriented photographs. Use the Quick Glance Guide to help you plan which part of the photograph will fit in these specific spots.
Finally, the purple mosaic section can either be cut up into 1 in. squares as shown or make it a 6.625w x 2.125 block - you can add a photograph or a title in this spot.
Notice how I used the mosaic areas to show the different plants, gourds, and corn. These are excellent subjects for fall pages and make great mosaics. These photographs also give the page texture. Use the larger squares to show pictures of your family or other subjects you would like to use as your main focus.
How can you get all those squares cut? Use the 1 in. and 2.125 in. punches! These punches help you cut photographs quickly and you do not have to worry about any measuring. These are highly recommended if you plan to make a page like this. These tools are also great for cutting out pattern paper or card-stock.
Consider using this pattern if you are having a difficult time choosing photos. It fits a total of 52 photographs! Or use the 16 larger squares for photos and use pattern paper or other embellishments as the 1 in. squares.
"San Antonio" was created with Birch Mosaic Moments™ grid paper.
Page Pattern Description:
This is a fun pattern that can fit up to 13 photographs. It is completely made up of squares so there is no need to worry about fitting photographs that are either landscape or portrait orientation. Any will orientation will work in these spaces (as long as the main subject can fit within the square).
The top and bottom rows almost mirror each other vertically. The one exception is the 3.25 squares are in different spots. These rows both have 4.375 in. squares (these would show your main photographs) and 3.25 in. squares (place other photographs you would like to highlight in these spots). Each row also has two 2.125 in. squares which provides more room for photographs. Last there are 1 in. squares which is great for close up texture photos or pattern paper.
The center row is a border made entirely of 2.125 in. squares. These are wonderful spots for a title, journaling, Cornerstones or other embellishments. If you still have many photographs you would like to show, place them here.
"Happy Easter" supplies used:
This page was created with 12x12 Spring Green grid paper, plus Boysenberry, Cyclamen Pink, Medium Pink, and Pineapple Bliss Paper Tiles. I also used a Medium Pink Rabbit Cornerstone and Basicgrey™ pattern paper to brighten the page. The journaling was made with alphabet stickers.
Tip of the Day: Easter is coming - which also means easter egg hunts! Many people want to capture adorable kids out collecting eggs, but a lot of times this holiday comes during the time of year that is overcast and dull outside, like in the photos shown in the page above.
If your photos come out looking dull, brighten up the page by using fun colors. I highly recommend using bright colors for pages featuring photos of children. This is why I chose bright green grid paper and bright Paper Tile colors. I also wanted to make the page seem fun to look at. So don't worry if your photos were taken on a cloudy day, brighten up the page to show off the adorable kiddos!