It's the 1st of the month and that means new mini-books are up on the Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog. I'm creating a piano hinge mini with help from this month's sponsor, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. You can make these books with any cardstock. Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts carries these in both black and kraft. I chose a mix of both for my book.
Here's how easy it is to create a piano hinge:
- 6 pre-cut, pre-scored piano hinge pages from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
- 6 thin skewers (or similar)
Here's how the pages look from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Of course you can cut and score these yourself, but it's so easy to build this with the help of GSL Cuts pre-prepped pages:
You can see that there is a score line on the left and on the right with one score line down the middle. The centers are pre-cut which makes it easy to thread skewers through to create the hinge.
Step 1: Fold each page on the outside score lines (the far right and far left score lines).
Above photo shows an actual piano hinge. And here's our piano hinge page. The idea is to marry one side of the hinge with the other.
To do that, I used a skewer and threaded every other hinge - first one on the kraft and then alternated with one on the black.
Continue that until every other hinge on each page is skewered.
You can see from the photo above that you are using every other hinge on the kraft cardstock and the opposite hinge on the black cardstock.
For the 3rd page, use the opposite hinges. (see video above)
And the finished product with simple inside pages:
Now that you've seen how easy it is to put this book together,
please enter your own mini-book
(all styles highly encouraged)
for a chance to win a fabulous prize from this month's sponsor