Christmas Coptic Book

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today bringing you a Christmas Coptic Book made with the Book Binding Guide.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The Bookbinding Guide has everything you need to create Coptic, Japanese and Saddle bindings and create stunning Mini Books in minutes! I have been wanting to create a Coptic Book and I thought it would be fun to create one for Christmas and leave everything ready for the busiest days of the year.

To create the Christmas Coptic Book wrap chipboard covers with your favorite patterned papers, I am using the lovely Merry Days collection by Crate Paper that has wonderful vintage feeling.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Cut several pages and group them 3 at a time. Once you fold them in half you will notice that the edges are not even. Use your Mini Magnetic Mat and your Craft Knife to cut the excess.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Open the Book Binding Guide and place the pages on the left side of the tool. The tool has a natural inclination so you can place the pages in the middle and the holes will be perfectly aligned with the creasing line.  Use the needle to punch holes, I like to mark the holes I am using so I don’t get confused.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Untwist the circles on the left side and put them on the right side of the tool. You will also need to flip the hole guide to use it on the covers because on other side the hole guide is completely flat.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Use a coptic binding to keep everything together. You can search video tutorial but it is really easy and all you have to do is repeat the same steps over and over. To start, thread your curved needle with waxed thread. Make a little knot and go from the inside to the outside of the first group of papers.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Tie the back cover by passing the needle from the outside to the inside of the cover and making a knot with the curved needle.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Go inside the paper group from the same hole and exit trough the next hole.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Repeat the same steps until the cover is completely attached to the first group of papers. Now, instead of going inside the papers from the same exit hole, add another group of papers and go inside the second group.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The steps are absolutely the same here, the only difference will be that you’ll need to loop around the previous paper outer stitch before making that final move into the interior. This will help to hold everything together.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

On this step you can ad beads, little embellishments, chipboard shapes, sequins, etc. just make sure you tighten your thread after adding every embellishment.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Once you have attached the front cover make a knot inside the last group of papers and cut the thread.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Embellish your mini book with chipboard shapes, stickers and die cuts. Make sure you don’t add too many 3d embellishments otherwise you won’t be able to close the book!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Another tip I have is that you don’t add too many embellishments to the binding because the stitching looks very nice!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

These books are really cute and I think they are perfect for this busy holiday season! Lots of pages to record the best month of the year! Now with the Book Binding Guide you can have everything you need to create them an easily align everything without the hassle of measuring and marking every page.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Have a great day

Eva

 

Supplies

Book Binding Guide
Mini Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Merry Days Collection by Crate Paper

 

 

October New Releases: Part 2

Hello friends! Today is our favorite kind of day because we get to share some exciting new releases with you. We’re extra excited about this new collection because it spans across several of our sister brands at American Crafts, and is a fabulous way to plan, organize, preserve memories, and document moments. Introducing the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage!

We R Memory Keepers Journal Studio Tools and Storage

Write it, plan it, and make it happen with the Journal Studio by We R Memory Keepers! With a wide variety of tools and punches, Journal Studio has something for everyone.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Chic, felt pouches organize stamps, pens, and embellishments, perfect for on-the-go journaling.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Unique tools and punches like the Reflection Tracer, Journal Guide, and Mini Trimmer customize your pages and make journaling easier than ever. So whatever the plan, the dream, or the goal, get there with Journal Studio.

Pocket Punch Board

The Pocket Punch Board creates picture-perfect pockets for your journals and planners. Punch out pockets with your favorite patterned papers and customize with washi tape, glitter, and markers. This Punch Board creates over 100 pocket sizes in flap or notch styles.

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide

The Book Binding Guide has everything you need to make custom journals and planners possible. Create Saddle, Japanese, and Coptic bound books in no time. This package includes one Book Binding Guide.

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Paper Trimmer

The Mini Paper Trimmer is the perfect tool for making quick, small cuts. It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and journaling, and is just the right size for backpacks, craft bags, and purses. This package includes one Mini Paper Trimmer.

Mini Paper Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer

The Reflection Tracer is a must-have tool for tracing images straight from your phone! Special materials reflect images from your phone onto your journal for easing tracing and perfect lines. And it all comes in a chic, grey felt case for on-the-go journaling.

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Interchangeable Stamps

This self-inking stamp is just the thing to take your planner goals above and beyond. It’s interchangeable stamps are perfect for marking important dates, trips, and goals, and small enough for on-the-go journaling. Handy tweezers included.

Interchangeable Stamps by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils

Get straight lines and custom phrases with these magnetic alphabet stencils! Choose letters to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 letter stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Symbol Stencils

Get straight lines and custom embellishments with these magnetic symbol stencils! Choose icons to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 icon stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal anywhere and everywhere with this travel-sized workspace! Simply unfold the felt workspace and start creating. It features a photo pocket, removeable workspace, journal holders, a removable clipboard, tool holders, and a tool pocket.

Felt Travel Workspace by We R Memory KeepersFelt Travel Workspace by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Snap Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Snap Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Zip Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Zip Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Keychain

This Washi Tape Keychain is a must-have on-the-go organizer for any journal keeper. Store your favorite washi tape on the spool and small embellishments in the pocket! Clip it to any journal for easy travel.

Washi Tape Keychain by We R Memory KeepersWashi Tape Keychain by We R Memory Keepers

Embellishment Organizer

Organize and store your favorite small embellishments for planner, journals, and more with this embellishment organizer! Keep stickers, scraps, sequins, and more in this convenient carrier.

Embellishment Organizer

The All-In-One Journal Guide was released in August, and is also part of this exciting Journal Studio collection.

Journal Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Whew! That’s a lot of awesome new releases! These new releases will start shipping to retailers at the end of October, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of November, or early December.