Faux Hinges

I saw these faux hinges quite awhile back on Lynn McAuley's Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper blog. She used a cereal box to create them, which just goes to show you can use so many different materials when scrapbooking. I used regular manila cardstock, but I did try this on some orange and yellow cardstock and it worked as well. So don't be afraid to try it on whatever paper scraps you have laying around.

Faux Hinges Technique Tutorial:


Cut two pieces of cardstock to 2 inches by 1-1/2 inches each.

Fold in half. Punch two holes in each folded piece, so you will have a total of 4 holes on each piece.

Stamp Versamark ink all over the inside of the hinges.

Cover heavily with gold embossing powder.

Shake off the excess powder and use your heat embossing tool until dry.

I used eyelets to connect my hinges, but Lynn had used brads. Use whatever works for you.
Optional: Go back and add Versamark and gold embossing powder and heat emboss your eyelets or brads.

You can use these elements to provide a great place for hidden journaling in your scrapbooks. These also make a fun addition to altered books, art journals, smash books, etc. 

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