Triangle Coptic Book by Amber Mitchell

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on the blog today to share with you a coptic book I created using the beautiful Bungalow Lane collection.

This past year, I have made two coptic books that were shaped. The first one was a heart the second was a hexagon.

Since making those two books, I have been itching to make another shaped one. Picking a shape can be tricky, however, as you need a straight edge to bind the books. As such, I decided to stick with a general shape this time around: a triangle.

To make the covers for this book, I took two sheets of paper that measured 5.25 x 5.25 inches. I then cut them down the middle, corner to corner. These acted as my outer and inner linings for the covers and I made them using Paper 6 and Paper 11. To strengthen the covers and make them more durable, I repeated the above step with some heavyweight kraft cardstock. I added two sheets of this in-between the linings and then machine stitched all of the layers together.

To make the signatures for this book, I took three sheets of paper that measured 5 x 5 inches, stacked them, and folded them in half corner to corner. I repeated this process until I had a total of six signatures. I used the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile to add six holes along the edges of both of my covers. These are spaced at one-inch intervals.

I used my covers as a guide to mark where the holes in my signatures needed to be and used an awl to make those holes. I chose to use a mustard-colored embroidery thread to stitch my book together. I love how this color complements the colors in the cover. If you're new to coptic bookbinding, I'd highly recommend Paige's easy-to-follow, step-by-step class.

To embellish this book, I started with the binding. I used some matching charms from my stash, including one of the Heart Charms and Embossed Puffy Stickers from Bungalow Lane. For the cover, I made a paper flower using Paige's Layered Flower and Leaves cut file. I layered this up with pieces from the Floral Die CutsCardstock Stickers, and Chipboard Stickers. And that's this fun, shaped coptic book done!

Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, paper clips, charm, washi tape, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANE; Cut file: Layered Flower and Leaves by Paige Evans; Coptic Bookbinding Class

Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

1 comment

  1. Absolutely adorable! Your eye for shape and colour ways always inspires Amber!! 💛🌸xK


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