Scrapbook Ideas for Using Interactive Elements on the Page | Get It ScrappedPockets, pull tabs, flaps, fold-outs or even digital QR codes can bring a higher level of engagement to your scrapbook pages.

See how our creative team puts these ideas to work on their own pages.

Stefanie Semple says, “This page captures a recent family get together. On it I used two different pull-out journaling tags.”

“The family members were all relaxed, multiple conversations happening and the design of the page reflects that relaxed, messy, noisy vibe. I took photos of my sister-in-law taking photos. The journaling is a who-what-where report, and it does not matter that it is not all visible, since the photos tell much of the story.”

“When I made paper pages, I hid private journaling like this all the time. With digital scrapbooking, I find journaling can be cathartic, but when my words might hurt people I prefer to keep them hidden behind layers. With the typing of them, I already feel better.”

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Candids by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Debbie Hodge: Scrapbook Coach 07 Template #2 (half and half), Digital Scrapbook Ingredients & Kristin Cronin-Barrow: Summer Woods; Lynn Grieveson Designs: Pull Out Journaling, Valorie Wibbens: More thread please and Sprinkles #8; Heather Joyce: Foam Alpha #1.

Sian Fair says, “This page is about the fact that my daughter is now enjoying the same kinds of music and fashion I loved when I was her age.”

“I ended up turning my journaling into a revolving disc (or three) to support my story about music, with three circles held together with a brad. I hoped it would add fun to this light-hearted page.”

“Using revolving circles seemed like an obvious choice for this page, so I thought carefully about balancing that out with a square photo and extra journaling around the outside of my page. I do have one tip: don’t add so many layers that your circles can’t easily spin!”

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Let’s Circle Round by sIan Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, alphabet, enamel star, rub on and journaling cards used as layering pieces all from Gossamer Blue; Wood Veneer inked black: Heidi Swapp

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about one of my daughter’s gymnastics meets this season.”

“My interactive element for this page is the QR code. If you scan the code with a barcode/QR code scanner app, a Google photos album will open up to show more photos from the meet as well as videos of each event in which my daughter competed.”

“I think the QR code adds interest by linking to videos as well as showing the role technology is playing in my life during 2017. To make your own QR code, try this app to add video, audio or anything you would like to your next layout! Addicted to a certain TV show? Add the trailer to a page about the show with a QR code!

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Diamond International by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Amy Martin- Template; Sahlin Studio- Shine Bright- papers and elements; The Nifty Pixel- A Tad Torn- paper templates for torn pieces; Fonts: AA Typewriter and Priscilla Script

Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “This page is about the summer camp I went to as a child. While looking in my souvenir box, I found two letters that I got from my mom while I was at camp. I decided to include them on my layout. I used a paperclip to hold them in place so that anyone can read them if they want to.”

“My journaling talks about my experiences at camp, what I liked, what I disliked and it also talks about the feeling of getting a letter, with that sometimes happening when we were gathering around the campfire. As I say it, the letters bring me straight back to that period of time in my life and I hope that the reader of my layout would get a sense of that time too when reading the letters. I love that we see my mom’s handwriting on the envelopes, the Canadian stamps and our address at that time. Every detail on the envelope is adding something to the layout.”

“If you want to include letters, cards or postcards on your layouts, a paperclip is a great way to attach them. You could also glue an envelope on the layout, making sure that it’s possible to open it.”

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Camp St-Vincent-De-Paul en Haut by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper: Crate Paper, Marie-Pierre Capistran; Alphas: American Crafts; Paperclip: American Crafts; Ephemera: Crate Paper; Stickers: Crate Paper; String: Lawn Fawn.

Megan Blethen says, “I went to a scrapbook retreat with The Scrap Gals back in April and have decided to make a little 3″x 8″ mini album about the experience. I had a lot of photos of us all sitting in chairs and just having fun while we scrapped so I thought I’d make a little flip book.”

“Since the album page is so small, making a flip book with a few photos made it possible for me to include more photos and embellishments on the page. In order to make a flip book like this, all you need is washi tape and a photo or tag. I put a little piece of the washi on the photo top side, then another piece on the back side. This way you make sure the flip book doesn’t come apart over time. I have a tutorial on my blog today on how to make this interactive element.”

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Let’s Party Mini Album by Megan Belthen | Supplies: Patterned Paper; Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams ‘Garden Club’, Embellishments; Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers, Gossamer Blue Rose Gold Alpha ‘Gramercy Road’, Blue Polka Dot washi tape, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Pink Punch phrase stickers, Crate Paper Heart Day 3D embellishment stickers.

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “The barn door on this page opens to reveal several photos in a triptych book of my visit to the B&B lavender farm in Sequim, WA.”

“Although you cannot smell the page, there is olfactory interaction, too, with lavender in a violet organza bag attached to the back of the layout. The triangular elements in the paper were cut out to reveal this.”

“I used a modified template for my background then duplicate printed the barn alone to cut out a frame and doors. After adding hinges from the door to the frame, I attached the frame to the page. Lavender cardstock was cut, folded and attached to the interior of the doors for extra photos and a spot for potentially more journaling.”

B&B Farm by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Metal spin hand and brad – Tim Holtz, Template: FDD – Fiddlesticks #13, Kits: Lynn Grieveson – First Light, Big Sky, Glitz Girl, Simply This; DDE – Happiness