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Running out of ideas as you work on your scrapbooks? Need some new inspiration for your scrapbook layouts? These new scrapbook tips and techniques will bring a new lease of life to your pages.
One of the most popular techniques for scrapbooking is creating interactive pages. Instead of putting your scrapbook pages in plastic sleeves, create layouts that contain little surprises. Here are some fun ideas:
Hidden Journaling Pocket. This scrapbook journaling idea gives a fun and interactive element to your page.
Journaling doesn't always have to be in plain sight. In fact, keeping it hidden in a fabric scrapbooking pocket and letting the viewer hunt for it can be fun. For example, let's say you're creating a layout of your daughter as she leaves for the prom. One of your photo is a head to toe shot and another photo is a close-up of the wrist corsage. Embellish the page with lots of floral items. In the midst of all the creatively put-together embellishments, glue a small pocket that has a floral design on it. Tuck a journal card with a heartfelt message inside of the pocket.
Journal pockets are super easy to make. You can create a pocket from chipboard, card stock or a library card pocket. As you fold the chipboard or card stock, make the back of the pocket a quarter of an inch hire than the front of the pocket. Cover the front of the pocket with decorative scrapbook paper, floral material or a large floral sticker. This simple, yet creative idea, ranks high in the new scrapbooking techniques.
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Small Envelope for Tokens.
Ever wanted to include a special coin, ticket stubs, a drink umbrella or some other small token in a layout, but just didn't know how to display it? Small envelopes work great for tokens.
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Simply glue the front of the envelope to your layout. Attach a die cut or an unpeeled sticker to the flap of the envelope so that it overlaps onto the envelope when laying flat. Place your token in the envelope and add a word or two to the envelope to let viewers know to peek inside. Note, it's important not to seal the envelope. You want to be able to open and close it without ripping it.
As a child, you might've read books that had pull-out tabs. You would read the entire page and then would get to pull a tab to reveal a special picture or a very important sentence.
This same concept is one of the hottest scrapbook techniques. Use pull-outs to reveal a photo or journaling. For example, create a scrapbook page for your photos using a photo mat and adhere your journaling inside of the mat. Make a pull-out tab that will reveal the picture that the journaling is in reference to. You can use a cute scrapbook button to use as your puller.
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Lift The Flap
If your layout contains several photos, you might not want to fill up the page with a lot of journaling. For a special scrapbooking technique, create flaps for the photos. Use card stock for matting each photo.
However, instead of adhering the photo to the scrapbook page, adhere your journaling to the layout. Use two-sided tape to attach your photo to the lower portion of the top of your mat and then attach the mat to the page by centering it over the journaling. The viewer can then lift the photo to read the journaling.
Mini Album. A mini scrapbook album is a great way to include extra photos with a layout. For example, let's say your layout is of your baby taking his first steps. The actual layout might contain two or three photos, while the mini album might contain smaller close-up photos–baby's feet, baby holding onto someone's hand, baby trying to maintain balance, etc.