If you have spent anytime hanging around Scrappy Canuck Studios, you will know that I am a bit of a sucker for interactive cards. If it spins, pulls, or pops-up, I have to try it! Now, it is completely true that these types of cards often push me to the point of swearing, but there is a twisted feeling of success when I can actually engineer paper to consistently do what I need it to do! It may be frustrating, but it is easier than getting my family to do what I want them to do! 🙂
So, it only made sense to start adding interactive elements to my scrapbook pages too! One of the most functional (and easiest) is the hidden jounraling tag!
What I love about this technique is that the pictures still take center stage, and I don’t have to worry too much about making sure my journaling is “beautiful”. Sometimes, there are also sentimental messages that I might write to my girls that I only want them to know about, so these little hidden tags are a fun way to keep part of the page just for them!
This layout was a celebration of a wedding that we attended in 2011. At the time, my oldest daughter (our only little one at the time) was fascinated with shoes (that’s my girl!), so this was a fun opportunity to capture her having a fun afternoon in a pretty pair of shoes. Using the beautiful Bittersweet collection from Basic Grey, this is one of my favourite layouts! Besides creating many layers by fussing cutting the paper, I also used some Perfect Pearls in Bisque to emphasize the distressing on the paper and add a little shimmer (because a wedding page is just not a wedding page with out a bit of shimmer).
So, did I love adding the little interactive element – OF COURSE! Am I going to try some more – you bet! Any ideas?