Love 2 Pieces – Paper Scraps Layout

Paper Piecing and Mosaic Photos, that is what this Scrapbook Layout is all about.

I used my Purple Cow Rotary Cutter to slice up my photos and some paper scraps to have fun with this layout that took just over 15 minutes to put together start to finish.

I used Paper from K and Company, DCWV and Best Occasions.  I used my first white gel pen for scrapbooking to add some faux stitching on my scrapbook page.  I also really love using these black textured vinyl Thickers – SO fun for those who don’t own Cricut – I absolutely recommend picking up Thickers to complete page titles and much more!

I hope you can pick up a few tips and tricks, even if this page isn’t exactly your “style”.

Thanks so much for taking time to watch Above Rubies Studio and supporting me in this fantastic hobby we all share!

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  1. How much does that purple cow cost Megan? I’m jealous. It looks so much better than my cricut paper trimmer.

  2. CricutCrazyLisa says:

    I Love this piecing effect to pieces! Thanks Megan!

  3. love all ur videos
    i finally figured out how to place ur button on my first blog
    thanks for all u do
    cindy s

  4. So cute! Love the design.

  5. Love the scrapbook page. I never thought of doing this type of effect with a picture. However I must say WOW on this purple cow contraption! What exactly is it and what doesn’t do?! I am drawn to it like men are to power tools!!!!

  6. Megan thanks for sharing the technique. So cute!!!

  7. Cute technique! I don’t scrapbook, but I can see doing this with any kind of graphic for a greeting card.
    Thanks so much for all that you share, Megan!!


  8. Love the new studio Megan and you hair too!!!
    Love the LO great ideas. I’ve been using my White gel pen too on Everything!
    What tape do you use in the ATG?
    TFS 🙂

  9. blueskygirl says:


    Thanks for the video. I love, love, love the look of piecing a photo. The entire page is great. Nice how you used scraps on other aspects of the page to tie it all in- if I only my mind was that creative!!

  10. Terry Perry says:

    very nice Megan

  11. Very cute layout. I’ve done a similar technique cutting my photo into strips. After seeing you with the purple cow makes me want to get mine out of storage…

  12. Ok, Donny is my guy! I didn’t know you also had eyes for him! Love the layout! Super idea!

  13. ShawnfromMn says:

    Wow – i love this technique!! I will definately try it. I also appreciate you showing us the Purple Cow Cutter – I have been looking for a new cutter and I think that this one may be just what i am looking for. TFS

  14. GrannyCharlotte says:

    Love this look. Thanks for sharing. The purple cow rotary cutter looks like an awesome tool. I have several cutters, but this looks like it may be better than what I already have.

  15. Nice idea, thank you

  16. Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the comments 🙂

    I actually got my Purple Cow out at CHA! 🙂 The Purple Cow people and I were neighbors and when they saw me using my little personal trimmer that I’ve been using they gave it too me! 🙂 I was so excited because it came with like 12 other blades and it locks in place.

    I did see that they had this Cutter at AC Moore, and I believe you can order online. 🙂

    YOu can see everything Purple Cow has to offer at

  17. It’s very cute. I have many scraps to use on a idea like this one.Thanks for sharing !!

  18. I really like this technique for using less-than-perfect photos and leftover pieces of paper. Really gives you a nice-looking page!

  19. Sharon/4kids4 says:

    I love this page…the colors are fantastic and the idea is terrific. TFS! I’d love to see more scrapbook pages from you!!

  20. Sandy Bayles says:

    Great scrapbook page. I need to work on scrapbook pages and less cards. I have the card bug so maybe I can get back into the other soon.
    You look so good on the Video. The children are so awsome. Take care and keep up the great layouts and Video’s…….

  21. maricella cruz says:

    Great Lo Megan thanks for sharing
    Cute babies by the way

  22. very nice design

  23. Great idea! I love this project 2 pieces! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Debbie - NanaBugaboo says:

    cute page, cute kids, and I like the purple cow. I had not seen it before and I like the fact that it locks in place. Great for those small cuts.

  25. Very cute LO Megan. I’ve had my eye on that Purple Cow trimmer too – might just need to put that on my shopping list. TFS!

  26. Very cute! Great job!

  27. I am definatly going to scraplift that page idea. And I even know the picture I want to use from when my kids were very little. My daughter turned 20 on Monday and son is 17. It’s about time I scrapped their baby pics huh? LOL
    thanks for the great ideas!

  28. Love the piecing work, what a great idea! I will use that idea very soon.

  29. So cute….I need to do this myself…..thank you for sharing…….

  30. Carrie Krumm says:

    Oh so cute!!

  31. robin breault says:

    Great idea for cards as well…thanks

  32. Enjoyed the tutorial… and I really like the piecing of the pictures.

  33. Sharon Harrison says:

    Such a great idea. Thanks again

  34. So simple to make….LOL you make seem so easy to be creative. Love the Rotary Cutter have to check that out. Thanks for your videos and all your hard work… 😉

  35. Never seen the Purple Cow cutter. I love the lock in feature. Thanks for showing us how to use those extra scraps we all have. Cute page.
    Linda in Stanwood

  36. Thank you for the video. I wondered how to do the picture like that. I have seen it in magazines. The video helps!

  37. The paper piecing of the photo is cool but what really impressed me was the addition of the several bits of scraps of scrapping paper around the second photo. I never would have thought of that! Thanks!

  38. I have been saving so many of my little scraps and wondering what the heck to do with them, that
    is a great way to use them up… love the piece effects.
    Thanks so much for the ideas!

  39. Oh my gosh now I want to do a scrapbook now , like right now lol , I love your scrapbook page, ideas and the tips.
    Thank you

  40. Great layout, I have so many scraps and this is a good way to make a scrapbook page. Very pretty. I also do lots of faux stiching around mats, etc. Thanks for the great idea, Evelyn

  41. Karen Jones says:

    Keep it simple! It’s so effective and no time at all, love the colours. Thanks for the idea!

  42. Heather Novinger says:

    Hi Megan,
    Happy Wednesday! 🙂 Your layout turned out cute! I love the title with the cut up photo. Your kids are adorable! I really enjoy watching your videos, keep up the good work! 🙂 UPS just came with 2 new cricut to scrapbook with my daughter! 🙂 ~Heather

  43. chris wooten says:

    great project. thanks for sharing love this site.


  44. Fantastic idea to use up all the bits and pieces~ BethAnn

  45. I really like this layout. I like the way you put the pictures, and the technique. I will for sure be using it 🙂

  46. I did a mosiac page of pictures from Longwood Gardens. It was beautiful but time consuming. I like that you just had the one picture done in the mosaic style.

  47. I really like this technique. It would work really well on a picture that maybe has an area of distraction but the main picture is one you love.


  49. love this layout. thanks for sharing

  50. Sharon from Pa says:

    Just adorable.

  51. LOVED it……..great idea !!!

  52. loved your page, so simple and yet so cute. Will try this technique soon. thanks.

  53. Hey Megan!

    Great video. I have done the mosaic trick before, but never thought about the piecing with scraps. Thanks for the tip!

  54. what a sweet pic of your babies!!!! great idea and the color combo is fabulous….

  55. Nice design. Very cute. You can bet that I’ll use a version of it when my 1st grandchild is born later this year!!

  56. Cynthia Guy says:

    Hey Megan,

    You give me such inspiration! 🙂 I love your projects. We’re praying for you! If you need anything never hesitate to give me a call. 🙂

    Love ya

  57. What a wonderful idea Megan! I haven’t seen this before. I love the Purple Cows trimmer. Just a question. I have never used a rotary is is alot different that the straight cutters like Fiskers? I will definatly be trying this out. Love the videos keep them comming!

  58. Vickie Lee says:

    Great layout! Loved the piecing effect. Thank you.

  59. I love how you did the title.

  60. Cute page. I have seen and done this before. – Thanks for reminding us of different ideas to use on our pages.

  61. What a wonderful idea to do with spare squares – My daughter and I will have to get on this one this weekend! Awesome! I think our craft room needs to find a purple cow!!! I love gadgets….

  62. The Love U 2 pieces was adorable. I don’t do many scrapbook pages, but I do a lot of cards. I will definitely use this in the weeks to come. Thanks, Megan, it is a beautiful page.

  63. Debby Jensen says:

    Love the piecing effect-I am going to try it on a card. Thanks.

  64. Wow Megan, this is neat. Cutting pictures. You are one brave girl. Guess I would need several extra pictures.

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