I’m crackin’ the code to more interactive scrapbook pages!
At the beginning of this month I shared how I used a QR code to create a clever birthday party invitation.
You can use QR codes on your scrapbook pages as well! I created this layout about my hard-working husband’s preparations to build an airstrip on our land in Idaho.
When the runway was ready, my husband shot a video of a take-off and landing. Seeing the video gives you a much better experience on what it’s really like to get into and out of our little airstrip. Check it out: you can scan the code below with your smartphone, or click on this link to see where the code will take you.
Two Ways to View
I used a free QR code generator and printed it onto cardstock. Since not everyone has a smart phone, I also included a shortened link to the video below the code, which allows the reader to view the video on their computer or laptop without having to scan a code.
Print & Embellish
Once the QR code and link are printed out, treat it like any design element on your page. I inked the edges and added a stamped “GO” image plus a little square of patterned paper to create an accent cluster that works with my page design.
You can link up a QR code to just about anything that is on the web. Some ideas to consider:
A video of a school concert
A voice recording of your baby’s laugh
A slideshow of your summer trip
Your wedding song
The website of a vacation resort you visited
Try to choose a place to store your photos, videos and sound recordings that will be easy to access and has privacy settings. I like Microsoft skydrive or youtube, but there are lots of other places to store your files.
Creating engaging and interactive scrapbook pages with a little hi-tech know how can be fun and rewarding when you know the code!