Monday, September 29, 2014

On the Grid

I am loving the recent trend of using a grid pattern for layouts.  I like the simplicity of it and the opportunity to use smaller photos.  I don’t normally do that, so it gets me out of my comfort zone.  This layout is my take on the trend.

I am featuring some photos of our dog, Baxter, just lying around the house.  It’s a usual position for her!  I used three different photos and I was also able to use several pieces of patterned paper. 

I didn’t stress too much about exact sizing and placement of the pieces.  Because the photos were printed on a 5x7 piece of photo paper, I went with a VERY rough estimate of 3 ½ x 2 ½ for all of the pieces.  The finished grid isn’t exactly a perfect square, but it works for me. 

Here are some closeups.  I tried do do a little embellishing on or near each of the squares of patterned paper:

Baxter Cuteness by Moanica Caston.  Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper, Glitter Frame, Epoxy “cuteness”: Heidi Swapp; Cardstock stickers: Shimelle for American Crafts; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers.

Don’t be afraid of precise measuring to try this grid pattern.  It’s super simple and such a fun way to use smaller photos. 

Happy Crafting!



  1. Super cute pics and love the grid design!

  2. It’s been so long since I’ve seen photos of Baxter, she looks different – lol. Cute layout and being a linear person I love the look of a grid layout.

  3. I have been wanting to try a grid patterned layout, thanks for the inspiration with this super cute layout of your fur baby!

  4. Super cute!! I am inspired to give this type of layout a try!!



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