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Invisible Hinges for Frames

 

Invisible Hinge

Here is an alternative way to connect your frames. Instead of punching holes, use ribbon to create an "invisible hinge."

 

This scrapbook page uses a frame
with an invisible hinge.

And this three-panelled frame, known as a triptych,
also uses invisible hinges.

Materials Required:

  • Kreate-a-frame™ Kit
  • Paper for the mitering/wrapping
  • Ribbon
  • Glue stick/tape
  • Photographs/quotes
1. Follow the Kreate-a-frame™ instructions for creating a back panel then space your coordinating ribbon using the hole guides on the Kreate-a-frame™ templates. Secure with glue and/or tape as shown.
2. Secure your completed front panel to the back panel as per the Kreate-a-frame™ Kit instructions, "sandwiching"' the ribbon between the two panels.
3. This is what it looks like after the two panels have been secured.
4. A close-up view of the sandwiched ribbon from the side.
5. Place your second front panel face down on top of the first set. The two fronts should be face to face. (Doing it this way will insure that the ribbon has enough leeway, which will allow the panels to close like a book.)
6. Pull the ribbon over as shown and secure it to the backside of the second face using glue and/or tape.
7. Secure the second back to the second front "sandwiching" the ribbon between the two panels.
8. The finished view after step 7 is complete. All four panels are stacked on top of each other and will now open like a book.
9. The finished frame after all the panels have been secured and the ribbon has been 'sandwiched' between the respective fronts and backs.
10. A close-up view of the hinge from the front of the frame set.
The Kreate-a-frame™ Kit is fun and easy! Great for card making, scrapbooking, and making frames for home decor.