Interactive scrapbook pages are layouts that have a portion that the reader can manipulate. Some pages have flaps that lift to reveal additional photos or journaling. Some of them have a tab that pulls out to show your text. While still, others have mini books that open to show up to nine more photographs for that scrapbook layout. All of these techniques can be coordinated with any style or theme scrapbook page, making them perfect for your next layout.
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Lift the Flap Scrapbook Pages
Lift the flap pages are easy to make and they have two great benefits: 1) You can hide your journaling while also having much more room for that journaling on your layouts, 2) You can add extra photos to your pages. This gallery includes not only the instructions for making Lift the Flap pages but also the how-tos for including these pages in your page protectors.
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Journaling Pull Tabs
Did you know that your journaling can be hidden behind a photo on your scrapbook page layouts? Perhaps you simply don't have room on your scrapbook page layout to include a journaling box or you don't want people to see your handwriting, a hidden journaling tab offers the perfect solution. This simple scrapbook technique uses the photos on the layout as the pockets to hold journaling cards that easily slide out to be read.
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Library Card Pockets
Another interactive page embellishment that pulls out is a library card pocket. This simple, and flat, scrapbook page embellishment can hold a journaling card, photo, or tag. Included in this gallery are example layouts using library card pockets along with a free double 12x12 scrapbook page sketch and free library card pocket template for your personal use.
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Accordion Books on Scrapbook Pages
Can't fit all your favorite photos on a single scrapbook page? This mini accordion-fold scrapbook is a neat and decorative way to pack in even more photos onto a scrapbook page layout. The book takes up a 4x4 inch square on your page but can hold up to nine additional photos!Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Matchbook Mini Books
Matchbook shaped mini-books can coordinate with any theme of scrapbook page simply by changing the colors of cardstock used to make them. They can hold photos, journaling, or even small memorabilia. You can add just one to your layout or an entire series of them - see Rebecca's "Through the Years" layout in this gallery for an example. Create larger matchbooks following these same directions and you can use them to make a themed mini-scrapbook. Make tiny matchbooks for holiday gift tags.