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Add Video to a Scrapbook Page

Best trick ever!

Sometimes a photo just isn’t enough! Luckily it is so easy to take video these days. But… how can you incorporate a video into your scrapbook pages? Now there IS a way! In 4 easy steps you can add a video to your next scrapbook layout too.

Add a QR code to your page.
qr code

What is a QR code?

In simple terms it is a 2 dimensional code. It doesn’t just read left to right, but from top to bottom as well. It allows you to fit a lot of information into a small space. (QR stands for Quick Response)

Why is it great?

QR codes can be read by most mobile devices these days, like cell phones. You scan the code with an app from your mobile device and it links you to the corresponding material. For us, that will be a link to a video!

Where can I make a QR code?

There are several websites available online. I used goQR.me to create the one above. It is free to use. There are many other options so feel free to explore your options.

Directions for adding a QR code to your scrapbook layout.

1. Upload a video to Youtube or other online video hosting site.

TIP: If you don’t want your video to become the next Youtube sensation you can make it “Unlisted” instead of “Public”. This will allow you, and your friends, to find the video with the link but it won’t show up on searches.

2.  Enter the Youtube link, and a short comment on the QR code generator.

3. Download the QR code.

4. Print the QR code and add it to your layout!

Scrapbook layout of young boy jumping off a snowbank into deep snow.

Click the photo to see the short video.

To use the QR code simply scan it with your mobile device. You’ll need an app, and there are several Free options available in the app store. Open the app, it will use the camera to scan the code.

This is what you'll see on your mobile device when you scan the QR code.

Now click the link and you’ll see the video! Isn’t that fun? I love how technology offers so many new opportunities for scrapbooking. What’s the coolest way you’ve used technology for a scrapbooking project? Leave your response in the comments.

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

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