Friday, 16 August 2013

Interactive Pieces in Project Life Albums

As a teacher, I have had my students work with "lap books" for several years. Essentially, a lap book is a file folder with several interactive flaps and pockets. So when I required my "real estate" for my project life spreads, I transferred some of those techniques.  Here are a few examples:
1) Day in the Life Spreads
Instead of creating a collage insert, I place my photos onto "flip-ups". A flip-up is a 3 x 6 piece of cardstock folded in half and inserted into a pocket or adhered to another insert. 

I included 15 photos on this one 12x12 pocket page.

My mini (6 x 8 )Project Life example:

2) Accordion pieces in a pocket: 
Take a 6 x 12 piece of cardstock and fold at 4 inch intervals.

3) Using mini folders just for their design:
These mini folders from Authentique were so delightful so I used them up in my mini Project Life. 

I hope these examples inspire you to add some interactive pieces to your Project Life or any memory keeping project.



  1. Hello! I found your blog via pinterest! I love your interactive PL! I host a PL blog hop each Saturday at my blog - you can find it here:

    I was wondering if I could feature this post on a future blog hop. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks!

  2. Hello! WOW! I was searching the internet for ideas for a 6x8 PL album and I FOUND YOU! These interactive elements are EXACTLY what I have been searching for! I'll be sure to link back to your blog when I use your ideas!

  3. Thanks for sharing you lovely Project Life scrapbook with us. I love it, too, cos' it is interactive. 'Nice to meet you, too!!