Using Mosaic Moments Dies

Someone was just asking me about Mosaic Moments Dies! Watch me plan my Mosaic 12×12 layout with a ton of photos using my trimmer versus Mosaic Moment dies.

Used my Brother Scan N Cut to capture this layout
Learn more about Scan N Cut scanning 12×12 pages (link)

Mosaic Moments

Learned about Mosaic Moments at the Columbus Scrapbook Expo years ago! Loved their system of quickly putting a ton of photos in an organized layout. Here’s their contact information.

My Process

Years ago I started using my trimmer to cut the photos before I purchased the Mosaic Moments dies. The dies are much quicker, but if I go to a crop, it’s much easier just to use the trimmer!

My paper trimmer is from Creative Memories. I highly recommend it. If you have a Rep in your area, please support that person’s home business. If not, I will link to the WeRMemory Keepers in the links below.

I have added dots using a White Paint Pen to my trimmer.
Placed at 1″, 2 1/8″, 3 1/4″, and 4 3/8″.

I started by printing the pictures that tell the story. In this case, we attended a Broadway Show, so I wanted to include us, the venue, and the restaurant we ate at before the show. It’s best to take pictures of all different angles and sizes when using Mosaics.

Take pictures from all different angles and sizes.
Here I printed some with borders and some without.

I like to print at home using my Canon Selphy CP1300. I previously used the Epson PictureMate and Canon Selphy CP1200. I like that these printers come with ink and paper so that I always have enough ink for my photos. Cost is approx. $0.30 for a 4×6 print.

Canon Selphy Printer CP1300

To plan my layout, I lay my photos across the page approximately where I plan to glue them down. I don’t start gluing until I am finished cutting all the photos. That way it stays flexible and I can make adjustments.

Planning My Layout.

I keep my Mosaic Moments Dies on magnetic sheets in an ArtBin storage container. Notice that I have traced around the dies with a Sharpie. I think the new dies are color-coded. And Mosaic Moments has two idea books that coordinate with the colors.

Mosaic Moment Die Sets “A to E”.
Notice I used a Sharpie to trace the dies on Magnetic Sheets.

I have my Mosaic Moment dies stored in an ArtBin Mini Sidekick storage container alongside my Sizzix Big Shot. Very convenient when making my layouts. I have an older Sizzix machine, there are newer (foldaway) and electronic models available. I link to both below.

Note: I use the ArtBin magnetic sheets, but trim the top tabs off to fit in the Sidekick. Works great!

I used my Big Shot to cut out the photos and patterned papers.
I keep my Mosaic Dies in an ArtBin case, linked below.

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