Fun Background with the Mandala Die

by Lilith Eeckels

Hello everyone!

It is Lilith with a fun idea that you can use on your layouts using the Mandala Die. It is a perfect set for creating custom backgrounds and there are many possibilities.

Here is the layout I created with this set:

To create a similar layout:

  1. Take the inner piece of the Mandala Die and place it onto some 8.5 by 11 inches white cardstock or patterned paper of your choice. Place it near one of the edges to start.
  2. Cut out the first shape. To create this design on an 8.5 by 11 inches paper, you do need a larger die cut machine that can take this size. If you don't, you can create a similar effect by cutting out the shape with the outer border and using the loose shape.
  3. Cut out a second shape by moving the die to a different spot.
  4. Repeat a third time.

Once you have your die cut background you can back the shapes with patterned paper or cardstock. If you are feeling artsy you could also create a backdrop using paints, inks or ink sprays.

To make my photo pop out, I matted it onto some white cardstock and patterned paper. For embellishments, I used stickers from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

The title is a chipboard piece which is also from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and I used the Just Because and Sweet Friend stamp sets to add some stamped journaling. A couple of splatters of Sea Glass Spray ink add movement and detail to the layout.

This was a fun layout to make and I'll definitely be using this technique again in the future.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy scrapping!



Mandala Die Set
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Our Family Scrapbook Collection
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Our Family Stickers
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Our Family 8.5 X 11 Chipboard Stickers
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Our Family Cardstock Die Cuts
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Sea Glass Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Sweet Friend Stamp Set
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Sweet Friend Stamp & Die Bundle
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Just Because Stamp Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Permanent Black Re-inker
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Reflection Collection Paper & Sticker…
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Kirsty Vittetoe March 28, 2018 - 10:37 am

Wow, gorgeous layout!

Tammie Koehnen March 28, 2018 - 6:37 pm

Love the cool way you used the mandala die! So cleaver and it would still would work if you don’t have a larger die cutting machine like you suggested Lilith. Such a colorful page. I love it.

3kidmama March 30, 2018 - 1:08 am

Love how you used the die on this layout, Lilith! But I love the adorable photo of your sweet boys even more. Must be warm summertime with their shirts off. 🙂

Lilith Eeckels March 30, 2018 - 5:29 am

Yes. It was taken a few years back when it was really hot. They’d run around like this all day.


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