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Scrapbooking with squares

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Oh I know I only showed you this page last week but it is just right for our first Saturday challenge: scrap with squares!

Make a page, card or other craft project that uses squares in the design. Crop your photos into squares or create a checkered background or punch squares for a grid or a border.

Upload a picture of your project to your blog or an online gallery and leave a link in the comments here. One randomly chosen entry will win a prize pack of scrapping supplies with a square theme!

Because the best crops always have the motto be there or be square, right?


14 August 2010

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38 Comments for Scrapbooking with squares

  1. Mary Bainbridge Says:

    I really had fun with this one and created it from scratch. I chose to keep to a minimal palette making the photos stand out.
    everything here is in squares, even the fonts (well all accept the date font which is Angelina)
    title font Encounter
    subtitle round photos Bijou JL

  2. Anesha Says:

    Great theme, hope you like my take on the them.

  3. Karen Says:

    find mine here, no square paper so squares in the design

  4. Katy Says:

    My page has slightly squewed squares, and the photo is full of them! It’s the second page in this post.

  5. Mary Bainbridge Says:

    Anesha that is so so cute I love it

  6. emy Says:

    I love these “choose a shape” type challenges. Here’s mine…

  7. Helen Overton Says:

    I used 4 squares of paper set as a background:

  8. Leah Says:

    I had a great sheet of pink & green checks and had just bought some square brads – perfect for this challenge. Here is my LO

  9. Julie Says:

    I spent Saturday at Warwick Castle, so decided just to do the photo challenges for the day, but I do have some square metal brads that have been waiting to be used for so long. We will have to see.

  10. Lisa O Says:

    i did a page using squares:

  11. Lynetta Says:

    using an A4 plastic wallet from Jessops which I cut up for this square challenge to include in my document 2010 album.

  12. Torry Schellhorn Says:

    Here’s my square LO…..

  13. Sally Says:

    I am entering this in squares and quadrants as the layout uses both. What fabulous challenges. I have had great fun today. The layout is here.

  14. Allison Romero Says:

    Here’s my square layout!

  15. Ruth Says:

    Mine can be seen here, LO #3:

  16. Lynetta Says:

    Another page for my document 2010 album :-). Used an A4 plastic wallet thingy from Jessops, cut up to use only 4 of the squares.
    2 sides so I’ve included both pictures.

  17. Kitty Scrapper Says:

    I created a card for this challenge, very simple for me.

  18. AlliR Says:

    Another page I should have done ages ago! Plenty of square on here…

  19. Lisa Says:


  20. Jennifer Says:

    I have used this prompt to create a birthday card, you can see it here.

  21. Alison M Says:

    Here’s my scrapping with squares attempt. The photos are square.

  22. abbeyviolet Says:

    This was inspired by the Big Idea Festival Bonus project from Day one. I love the squares within a square/rectangle.

  23. Louise Says:

    I have loads of square scraps, so this was ideal, my layout is here Thanks Shimelle :) xx

  24. Mandy McK Says:

    Oohh… I’ve fallen back in love with my 2” square punch!

  25. Smeepee Says:

    This has kept me busy all weekend. I couldn’t find any squared paper, but then I spotted a wooden cupboard/chest in my craft room. I bought it to hold me bits and bobs, but when I saw all those wooden squares (and technically rectangles) in there, I just had to use it!! It’s not quite finished as I’m going to put my wedding photos in the blank spaces and I don’t actually have my wedding photos yet. But I’m really thrilled with it! Thanks for the inspiration Shimelle. – the front – the inside – the whole thing

  26. Jacky Scales Says:

    Used some really old photos for this

  27. Lisa - Funky Fairy Says:

    Here’s mine : )

  28. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    Mine is here, called Just because.

  29. luluuk Says:

    A timely class from basic grey:

  30. Lou Says:

    Here is my effort

  31. Olivia Says:

    Used lots of little squares in my layout here.

  32. Hannah Says:


  33. Bethan Says:

    A square LO more ways than one

  34. Peggy Says:

    I started scrapping Dave’s UK photos over the weekend. This is the title page, featuring a mosaic of square photos.

  35. Emily Says:

    Here is my entry:

  36. rinda Says:

    Made some square accents for my layout here:

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  38. Book cover magazine design service Says:

    but I think I favor number 1. This inspires me to pick up conventional scrapbooking once more. I also like #2; I particularly appreciate the hand-drawn circle and the way everything is outlined in black.