If you use your computer to add elements to your scrapbook pages, this is known as Hybrid Scrapbooking. It allows far more flexibility for text, titles and photos and is oh-so thoroughly modern.
This '3 Queens' layout for a lovely client in Switzerland, is a classic example of a vintage style layout with a modern hybrid twist.
As the letter was very long and too big for the page, I retyped it and tucked the folded original into a pocket on the front. It keeps it safe for the recipient to read whenever they chose.
SCRAPBOOKING TIP: If I have a lot of text to get on a page and no room for paragraphs, I use decorative motifs (like the stars here) in a complimentary colour to indicate the paragraph breaks in the letter.
I also always use a decorative script font in a complimentary colour for the introduction and the signature; it isn't the contributors hand writing but it helps to give that impression.
Converted BW photo sits behind a die cut & embossed frame.
Decorative script font contrasts against the plain (50's style) text body font
The original letter tucked inside a hand made pocket. The pocket also offers space and opportunity for a design element too - here a number 3 (part of the title) is placed on top of a vintage lace circle.