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Easy And Fun To Make: 3 Styles of Pages For Hinge Binding Scrapbook Album
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  • Writer's pictureLily Bell

Easy And Fun To Make: 3 Styles of Pages For Hinge Binding Scrapbook Album

Updated: Oct 31, 2023

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Hi, there! It has been quite a while since my last craft tutorial. I would love to make these pages with you. So, we are going to make 3 styles of pages for the hinge binding scrapbook album. Our album consists of 9 pages and it is measured in the spine by the hinge mechanism of how wide it is, as 4 1/2 " in depth. Do you know how to tell how much depth is in the spine? A simple math would do. Correct me if I am wrong. Each Score is 1/2" so if I have 9 pages multiple by .5 equal 4.5 in inches measurement at this Imperial (US) measurement.

How did I know about hinge binding?

I became obsessed with this binding system. I was first introduced to this kind of binding by Kathy Orta on her channel Paper Phenomenon on YouTube way back when I first started scrapbooking. Hello, Kathy if you are reading this blog post! I was amazed that this was made into an excellent tutorial and showed what a paper hinge binding can do. The concept is brilliant! Endless possibilities.

3 Styles of Pages For Hinge Binding Scrapbook Album

This style of pages is simple yet it takes time to make them, then you can connect it to your hinge binding scrapbook album. It is easy and fun. Let's go try it! Here is my video you can watch it from my YouTube channel for a hands-on type of thing if you are not into text tutorials.

Let's start!

Easy and fun to make pages!

Here's what we need:

Blank white 8.5" x 11" Cardstock 65 lb. (index I have on hand for mine)

UhU glue stick


ATG (Scotch Advanced Tape Glider)

Patterned scrapbook paper

Scoring board


Paper cutter


Base page:

1. Take a blank cardstock paper and cut into l x w= 8 1/2" x 7"

2. Take another blank cardstock paper and cut into l x w= 7" x 7 1/2"

3. Score the first cardstock that we cut on the 8 1/2" side starting at 1/8" then turn it around on the other side and score 1/8".

4. Fold the score and glue the 7" x 7 1/2" piece to the scored paper cardstock.

3 kids having a craft day

Gatefold extension:

1. Take an 8 1/2" x 7" cardstock and score on 1/8" on both sides of the 8 1/2" side then score in the middle dividing the the cardstock into a gatefold piece and cut in the middle score with the paper cutter.

2. Now glue the scored ends of the cardstock you just cut in half to the left and right of the base page opening. Then you have a gatefold extension!

Envelope page:

1. Get the envelope template from my shop here or have a handy invitation envelope to use as a template.

2. Print out the template and trace and cut the envelope. Fold on the crease and set aside.

3. On the base page cut a patterned scrapbook paper for the background of the envelope a little smaller than the base page for the white border to show and paste it on the base page.

4. Put glue on the back of the envelope then place the twine together with the envelope on the base page. And tie the front closure.

Whole flip-out page:

1. Take a 7" x 7 1/2" cardstock and score approximately 1/8" on one side of the 7 1/2" side.

2. Then glue the scored side of the paper to the base page cardstock. There you have it. A flip-out full-page cardstock extension.

I would like for you to share my article to spread the word about my blog. This has been a fun article to make. I hope you had a fun time reading and following the instructions whether video or the text tutorial.

Until The Next Tutorial,

Lily Bell

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