I have been toying with the idea of adding Kathy Orta's hidden hinge system to her envelope mini pages.When I got some encouragement from her fans on her Facebook page I decided to make a little tutorial to show you what I came up with.
I by no means take credit for designing the Hidden Hinge system or the Envelope mini album.
I took some pictures to show you what I have figured out. It will work but I think using heavier card stock won't help really. It may add a bit of strength but it makes the pages stiff and harder to turn. That might be because the page needs to be "worn in" by folding along the score lines. I would recommend just backing the hinge with Tyvek like Kathy has been suggesting in all of her latest tutorials. It is light weight and very strong, and unless you hand your album over to a child I think the book will hold up under normal use.
|Hinge on the left and the front of the 1st envelope|
|Envelope 1 flap|
|In between the first two envelope flaps, you can see the hinge but this is where you will |
|Envelope 2 flap|
|the front of envelope 2 and the rest of the hidden hinge.|
If you like what you see, please leave a comment or suggestions, I would love to heat what you think!
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