Zinia's Mosaic Squares

Hello everyone, it’s Zinia here once again and today I’d like to share with you a really fun and colorful page using Amy’s latest collection, Shine On!

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hen I first started scrapbooking I was mostly focusing on embellishments for all my layouts and didn’t really embrace the beauty of pattern paper. Since then a lot of things have changed but I know there are a lot of people out there that scrapbook like I did before.

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about scrapbooking focusing on embellishments if that’s what you want but if you are just worried that paper-focused designs are more time consuming I have a really quick and easy design to share with you.

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First step is to pick your patterns. If you don’t want to spend time searching for the perfect color/pattern combination, just use papers from a single collection and they will coordinate together perfectly.

Then the only thing you need to do is to use your paper trimmer to cut 1x1” squares. I personally find that the quickest way to do this is to cut 1” strips using a trimmer and then just snip each strip with a pair of scissors.

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Once the squares are all cut, use your favorite adhesive and just stick them randomly on the page. This design works great on white background but it’s even more exciting on color cardstock.

After the squares are adhered on the page, the only things that’s left to do is add a few embellishments. I just added some small bits on top of a few of the squares so that the design doesn’t get overwhelming. For my title I just used the front half of the gorgeous shaped cards that come in this collection to add a huge“yay”on my page. This is really such a genius item and a really hope we will see more word-shaped cards in future collections.

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So that’s it for today. I really hope you enjoyed this page and that you will give it a go with your favorite sheets of pattern paper.

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Until next time, happy crafting.

- Zinia

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