Peekaboo, I See You!

by Mou Saha

When it comes to scrapbooking, peekaboo isn't just for babies---you can have fun playing this game on your scrapbook layouts by creating interactive elements to hide your journaling, memorabilia, and even extra photos. Not only are peekaboo elements fun to make and view, they're also helpful solutions for layouts on which you want to include more photos than will comfortably fit, pages with sensitive or private journaling that you don't want everyone to read, and more. Take a peek at these innovative, attractive, and useful ideas for peekaboo scrapbooking.

Accommodate more photos: If you want to add more photos to your layout, try Sarah de Guzman's simple, yet effective, solution of layering your journaling underneath your focal photo. You can do this by using a brad to attach the top photo, which will keep the photo and journaling together, and will allow the photo to be moved to reveal your story. This solution will help you keep your page design clean and uncluttered while accommodating every element you want on your layout.

scrapbook layout

The Park by Sarah de Guzman. Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned paper, brads, flower, and stickers: American Crafts; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Font: Rockwell; Adhesive: Tombow.


Try it! Use a brad as a simple hinge to keep your interactive elements firmly attached to your layout. If you have more to say, use this technique to hide journaling behind two or more photos on your layout.

scrapbook layout

Variation: Photos aren't the only elements you can hinge with a brad. Try this on a journaling or title block too!


See another idea for peekaboo scrapbooking on page 2.


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great ideas!
Thanks for sharing these ideas on how to "hide" elements and add extra photos... can't wait to try a few out!
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