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Coptic Bound Journal - January 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome to 2022 and the Tres Jolie Blog!

For my first project of the year, I have a Coptic Bound Journal for you. I used “resume” paper, some size 5 DMC Perle Cotton Cotton,  and tools & adhesive from my stash -- along with the papers and chipboard from the kit -- to create this journal.

Check out my video to see how I put mine together!


Photos, links, & measurements:

On the inside of the front and back covers I added some of the scraps from the lined paper I printed and some stickers from the Simple Stories sheet found in the kit. On the front of the first signature I added the “Learn To Fly” square from the Craft O’Clock “bonus” sheet and drew on some faux stitching.

The Simple Stories paper I added on the outside of the back cover.

Here are the measurements for where I poked my holes – where the lines intersect. The measurements are in inches, and the space between the horizontal lines.

**The vertical line is 3/8” in from the left edge.**

For my journal, I made six signatures. The cover of each signature is a piece of the Simple Stories paper, scored 2-1/4”, then filled with some of my printed lined paper! I printed the lines on bother sides of the paper, but I didn’t use the same print for each side! I was lucky enough to find a monochrome laser printer for $35 in the clearance isle one day, so that is what I used. InkJet printers will work just as well—just remember the ink isn’t permanent! (Unless you have a fancy pigment ink printer!) After my journal was all together, I went through and randomly added some stickers from the Simple Stories Cardstock Sticker sheet.

The sheets are for you to print out—click the link under the image to be taken to my DropBox (For Personal Use Only): 

Graph Lines DropBox Link

Sketched Dashed Lines DropBox Link

Sketched Graph Lines DropBox Link

Plain Lines DropBox Link

**Links are to my personal DropBox – NOT maintained by Tres Jolie Kit Club!**

Be careful when you are doing your binding! I was so worried about it being too loose, I made it too tight! But my journal still opens and lays flat like it should!

Coptic Stitch Resources:

Spruce Crafts - How To Do Coptic Stitch
WikiHow - Coptic Bind A Book

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium; EK Tools Scoreboard; We R Memory Keepers Foam Mat (can you a magazine or phone book or folded piece of fabric, etc.); small hole punch, large needle, or awl; book binding thread or some other heavy thread – waxed or able to be waxed (I used DMC Cotton Perle 5 Color# 108 & some beeswax); Business Paper AKA “Resume Paper” (generally a cotton or linen blend – 20+ lb weight); any “heavy weight” paper you want to use, or any paper you want at all, really!; Scotch ATG; Sakura Gelly Roll moonlight 10 (pen)

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