How to Make a Pop-Up Scrapbook Page

Scrapbooking is a great a hobby, but sometimes you need to spice it up. Check out how to get your scrapbook pages to literally pop.


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Scrapbooking is a fun hobby anyone can get into, even if you don't consider yourself particularly crafty. So grab some photos and card stock and prepare to scrap!

You Will Need

  • 2 pieces of card stock
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Photos or other mementos for the pop-up
  • Glue or tape


  1. Step 1


    Fold one piece of card stock in half and make a firm crease.

  2. Make sure the card stock is the same size as or smaller than your scrapbook pages.

  3. Step 2

    Cut slits

    Cut two slits in the middle of the fold, 1 1/2 inches apart. The slits should be perpendicular and through the fold.

  4. Adjust the size and location of the slits to add stability or variety to the pop-up mechanism.

  5. Step 3

    Form the pop-up mechanism

    Push the small piece created by the slits through the inside of the card. Fold this piece in the opposite direction as the original fold.

  6. Step 4

    Add the photo

    Attach a photo or other memento to the front of the pop-up mechanism. Unfold and fold the paper to test the pop-up.

  7. Step 5

    Attach the pop-up

    Attach the finished pop-up piece to your scrapbook page.

  8. Mechanical devices in books date back to the 13th century, when a poet from Majorca used a revolving disc in his book.