Tres Jolie Kit Club–Coptic Bound Journal-January 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome to 2022 and my corner!

For my first project of the year for Tres Jolie Kit Club, 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:

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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.

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The sheets are for you to print out—click the image or 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!

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Coptic Stitch Resources:

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


Thank you for joining me here in my corner! 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)