Interactive Scrapbook Page Tutorial

Hi! We have such a fabulous new scrapbooking layout for you today from design team member Stephanie Brian! The paper that she used with all of the hand-drawn frames on it is definitely one of my favorites from the new Shine collection. You can cut it up and use all of those cute little frames individually or you can use it as a whole like Stephanie has done here. I ADORE the way she cut the openings to some of the frames and created little interactive flaps that can be opened up to reveal more photos! So clever and such a fun thing to share with your kiddos! Read on to find out exactly how to make this darling page!

Hello there!!  Stephanie back with you today to share a fun layout using Maggie’s new “Shine” collection!  As soon as I saw the “Treasures” paper from the collection, I knew I wanted to use it to create an interactive layout.  I’m not sure why, but I always gravitate towards interactive elements on my projects.  I love lift up flaps, pockets and the like!!  I think they add such a fun element of surprise to a page!


Since this paper includes a lot of frames, I decided to use my craft knife to cut on three sides of a few of the frames, leaving a lift up flap.  I wanted to add photos and embellishments on the outside of some of the other frames, so I decided to only cut out a few for this page.

**Note: Use your craft knife and a ruler for straight lines!


After I had cut out my flaps, I backed my piece of patterned paper with a plain piece of card stock and then added in pictures both underneath my flaps, as well as on top of some of the other frames.


The flaps would also be perfect for adding in hidden journaling or love letters to someone special.



Since the page is pretty full with frames, I chose to keep the pictures and embellishments pretty simple.  I wanted to add in subtle pops of color without making the page too overwhelming.  The gold stickers and chipboard pieces from the Shine collection added in the perfect amount of detail!



Have you ever created an interactive page??  I love making them, but I especially love sharing them with my family.  The interactive elements are always a favorite with my children!

Happy Tuesday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Shine Collection / Shine Chipboard Stickers / Shine Patterned Papers: Treasures, BrightShine Stickers / Shine Ephemera / White Cardstock / Shine Gold Glitter Phrase and Shapes Stickers / Shine Crepe Paper Delights Layered Stickers / Shine Gold Glitter Heart and Star Basics Stickers 

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  • Sarah
    November 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Any recommendations for adding this to an album with still being able to lift up the flaps? I normally use 12×12 page protectors but that wouldn’t work with an interactive page like this.

    • Leanne
      November 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Hi Sarah, not sure if you noticed but on the link above 2nd paragraph Hello there! ‘Stephanie’ is written with a different colour and if you click on that it takes you to Stephanie Makes and a video that shows the process of using 12 x 12 page with liftable flaps cut in. Enjoy 🙂

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