Exploding Mini Box Album | Using an Interactive Element

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Hi there, it’s Kirei here with you today and I’m revisiting Jo’s ‘interactive’ technique that she used for her class at last October’s GoGo Getaway. I wanted to do something a bit different so was inspired to think out of the box (literally!) and when looking through some cut-files I decided to use one designed by Paige Taylor Evans to make an ‘Exploding Box Mini Album’ which has lots of interactive elements to it! Be warned this is a photo heavy post as I wanted to show all the different elements to this cute album!

For the mini album I used photos from a trip to Woburn Coffee House for afternoon tea, we were celebrating a 60th birthday and it was such a lovely day with lots of delicious treats! I matched these with a mix of papers and embellishments from at least four Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collections! They all go so well together and have a vintagey feel that was perfect to go with my photos.

So, this is what it looks like when the lid is off…all four sides drop down to reveal the decorated album. There are three layers to the album and each side has a small pocket which is where I popped my photos and journaling.



I’ll now show you each layer starting with the smallest which is the one you see first when the lid is off. This is where I popped my photos of all the yummy treats we had at the afternoon tea. There are 12 x photos  in this layer (1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ / printed 4 up with borders on the Selphy) and I stuck them back to back to make 6 small tags.


I included some journaling on a couple of tags that sat in pockets on the middle layer.

For the final outer layer I included twelve more photos, (2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ / printed 2 up with borders on the Selphy).

And finally the decorated lid that holds it all together!


I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on Jo’s technique…. what interactive elements can you include on a layout or mini album? Share your makes over on the GoGo Getaway Facebook page as we love to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!


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