Add Interactive Elements to Your Projects

Interactive elements take projects from traditional to multi-dimensional. The teachers at Big Picture Classes have compiled unique elements and inspiring techniques to help you include these interactive aspects in your crafts. Friends and family will be excited to share and explore them along with you. Let your kids find little notes tucked away in your scrapbook layout with Jamie Leija in Hidden Journaling. Mari Clarke shares how to bring a smile to a child's face with a slider card in Crazy Cards for Kids. Stuff ephemera, photos, and more into the handmade pockets on your spread with Stephanie Bryan in Interactive Elements. Check out these techniques and more to add dynamic interactive elements to your projects. 

Make an interactive summer mini album. 

Summer is here, and what better way to record your summer-time memories than with an interactive mini album. Bea Valint shares her passion for documenting by creating an album that’s completely interactive. Learn simple ways to maximize your album space, like making paper pockets, flip-up pages to share more of your story, and more.

Get started with Bea in Interactive Summer Mini

Add pockets to your spread. 

Pockets are a great way to add additional details, photos, or memorabilia to your projects. Stephanie Bryan shares how pockets give the reader a fun little glimpse at extra goodies, and how those extra pieces also help to add more texture, depth, and dimension to the page!

Discover pockets with Stephanie in Interactive Elements!

Create a card with a slider element. 

This slider card is sure to put a smile on your loved one's face! In this class, card-maker, educator, and mom, Mari Clarke, shares fun and creative ways for making cards for children for any occasion. These tips and tricks for creating exciting, unique cards can be applied to adult cards and other projects, too! 

Make a slider card with Mari in Crazy Cards for Kids!

Make a washi tape cascade for storage in your planner. 

This fun, interactive element is the perfect way to carry washi tape with you in your planner. Carla De Taboada shares how to create the unique storage solution so that you can decorate on the go. You can apply this idea to other types of cascades as well to organize different supplies, such as sticky notes and stickers.

Create this storage solution with Carla in Interactive Planner Elements!

Hide your journaling. 

There's more than meets the eye when you incorporate hidden journaling into your memory keeping. Jamie Leija shares why you should hide your words and how you can accomplish it in your layouts. Keep your thoughts personal or showcase the interactive element for friends and family to find—these techniques are as versatile as they are creative.

Hide your words with Jamie in Hidden Journaling

Add a fun spinning element to a journal. 

This interactive spinning element will be the perfect addition to your journal. Kim Jeffress also included a quick and simple pocket that holds extra photos and ephemera on the opposite side of the spinning page.

Watch the full tutorial video for this element from Kim in Interactive Journal

Add flips to your Traveler's Notebook. 

Including interactive elements into your Traveler's Notebook doesn't only add a tactile quality to your pages, but it serves a practical purpose as well. France Wisneiwski shares how she incorporates elements that flip up or out to hide journaling, photos, or ephemera. 

Learn France's technique in Simple Techniques for Scrapbooking in a Traveler's Notebook

Include family favorite recipes in your layout. 

Keep deep family traditions special as part of your scrapbook. Aly Dosdall recorded three family favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes in her layout, but this could be used for any favorite recipe. Plus, you'll love to review the traditions recorded each time you reach for these recipes. 

Create this recipe element with Aly in Document 2015 | November!

Create a shaker element for a fun card. 

Shaker cards are fun for any occasion. Kimberly Crawford believes the inside of a card should be just as creative and beautiful as the outside, and this sequence filled shaker card is no exception. 

Explore The Heart of a Card with Kimberly! 

Give your planner pockets functionality and style. 

At first glance, the pockets on the inside of your planner are just utilitarian, but Leah O'Neil shares how to give them a little Pocket Love. Leah will show you how to get the most out of those pockets with creative ways to add decorative elements AND functionality. Whether you're showcasing a favorite photo or stashing washi to use in on-the-go planning, you'll do so in a way that adds style to your planner.

Show your planner some Pocket Love with Leah!

Each of these techniques will be sure to add dimension to your crafts. How are you going to incorporating interactive elements into your projects? Be sure to check out these classes for even more inspiration on interactive elements. As a member of Big Picture Classes, you get access to our entire library of classes. Sign up now and start exploring!

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