9 View Master Scrapbook Ideas

viewmaster ideas

When View-Master reels started showing up on scrapbook pages, I was thrilled. I loved them as a kid, and my children loved theirs, too. View Master = happy.

I waited patiently for the Tim Holtz die cut to appear at Hobby Lobby and promptly made my own faux-View Master reel. But there’s only so many scrapbook pages you can make with a reel die cut before questioning your purchase decision.

Fear not, friends. I’ve gathered a few ideas:


View Master Scrapbook Ideas

1. Print a contact sheet of photos on vellum or photo paper, then cut the photos to fit the viewmaster die cut. I tried printing on a transparency since I’d had success making a clear scrapbook page, but the photos ended up blotchy and never dried. I used glossy photo paper instead.

viewmaster photos

Tim Holtz die cut, Recollections stickers, Doodlebug fish sticker



2. Put washi tape behind the windows, like the one my daughter (age 12) made:

viewmaster washi

Tim Holtz die cut, 7Gypsies stamp, various washi tapes


3. Make a game spinner.

viewmaster twister

Tim Holtz die cut and game spinner, BasicGrey letter stickers


4. Make a clock (if your View Master reel has 12 openings).

viewmaster clock

Tim Holtz die cut and game spinners, Jillibean Soup stickers


5. Make a sunshine by attaching yellow ribbon. I didn’t have much ribbon left after making jellyfish, so I made a 3×4 journaling card. I added sewing machine stitching to hold the ribbon in place.

viewmaster sun


6. Make a bicycle wheel with one black and two silver die cuts. I made a 3×4 journaling card. I twisted the silver die cuts slightly to look like spokes, and trimmed the black one to look like a tire. I added a silver brad to the center.

viewmaster bike


7. Add pretty papers or vintage images, like the one from Stitch in Time.

8. Make a card, like the one from Julie Campbell at Two Peas in a Bucket.

9. Add stickers or clip art, like the one from The Royal Blog.


View Master Scrapbook Supplies

Tim Holtz View Master Sizzix Die ($19.99 at Hobby Lobby, less with a coupon)

Messy Desk Blank View Master Reel (free PNG)

Lori Whitlock Digital View Master ($3.99)

Cocoa Daisy Viewfinder Reel Cut File (free) – note: the download did not work for me but has worked for others.

Viewmaster 4×6 Title Card (layered PSD, $1.00)

BasicGrey Hello Frame Pack ($3.99)

Echo Park Viewmaster Scrapbook Paper ($0.79)

Crate Paper Ephemera Pack ($3.99)

Feel free to link your View-Master pages and projects in the comments!