Interactive 7 Photo Layout!

Scrapbooking has definitely evolved over the years and we have seen trends come and go. One technique that always seems to be applicable and relevant is the interactive element. Making our scrapbook pages or mini albums, and even cards, interactive never goes out of style. Not only does it make the viewing process more fun but it can often serve a purpose like it does here for Stephanie! She is using a lift-the-flap concept to turn a one photo layout into a 7 photo layout! Such a great solution and doing it this way takes up less bulk in her album! Read on to find out how to create this giant interactive flap for extra photos!

Creating interactive projects is my favorite! If you’ve followed along with me during my scrapping adventures, you’ve probably seen your fair share of lift up flaps, vellum envelopes and hidden journaling! Rarely do I start a project with an interactive element in mind, though. They usually just happen as I’m in the creative process! This layout is no exception!

I started this page by printing out an 8.5×11 photo of my daughter running on the beach. I added my journaling and several banners down the left side of the photo and then sewed them into place.


Banners and tags just make me so happy!  Am I the only one??


Originally, I planned to just use this photo with the sewn banners as my entire layout, but then I decided I wanted to add in a few more photos of our beach trip, so I got a little creative.

I stitched my photo to two of pieces of patterned paper making sure to only stitch along the right side of the photo (where the stitched banners are). Adding the photo onto a piece of patterned paper and stitching only to the right created a really large lift up photo flap. And yep – you guessed it! It also left me with the perfect place to add in additional photos from our trip.


I used a Confetti sticker tab and added alphabet stickers  on the front to spell “open”, so the reader would know there was something hidden underneath.


I printed off additional photos from our trip on another piece of 8.5×11 photo paper and then tucked it right behind my main photo.  I did have to trim a little off of the right end of my photo collage since I had sewed onto my photo and paper layers.


Now this layout is a perfect memory of our beach trip!  I love that I was able to include seven photos on one project!  And I think this is the perfect way to get all of those photos and memories documented, don’t you??

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I’ve inspired you to record ALL of your vacation photos in a fun, interactive layout!

Happy Tuesday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection / Confetti Tiny Phrase Stickers / Confetti Chipboard Stickers / Confetti Stickers / Confetti Thickers Chipboard Phrases / Confetti Gold Foil Alphabet Stickers Book / Confetti Paper: Anniversary, Backdrop

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  • MichelleB
    August 16, 2015 at 6:10 am

    This is lovely and beautifully done!

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