Aside from the honor of loving Jesus, I think a badge of honor in the bible journaling community is all those Bible tabs sticking out the top! I know I get so much satisfaction from topping a page I just completed with an adorable marker, clip, or tab! It’s like the cherry on top of a delicious sundae! So I thought I would teach you all how to create some adorable little epoxy clips for the tops of your pages using some Illustrated Faith printables from the Print & Pray Shop! They are SO customizable and just completely adorable!
Here’s what you need to get started:
- Illustrated Faith printables (I’m using Showers of Blessings)
- small stamps & an acrylic block
- ink pad
- large paperclips
- scraps of white card stock
- 1″ epoxy dots
- 1″ circle punch
- hot glue gun
Most of these items you will probably have in your stash and around your home! (Holler for inexpensive projects!!) If you’re curious where to get epoxy dots, you can find them at almost any craft store’s scrapbooking section. I found these at Hobby Lobby in the embellishments aisle!
Choose which printable you would like to make your clip from. You want to choose one with a lot of surface area for you to punch from. I chose the Showers of Blessings set (designed by Yours Truly!) because it comes with an adorable patterned card with hearts & polka dots. The pretty patterned clouds in this set are also big enough to punch from too!
Take a 1″ circle paper punch & punch from your printable. My secret tip is that I like to use my punch upside-down so that I can see exactly where my circle will punch! I do this with all my punches.
If you like, use a cute stamp set to stamp on a word, pattern or shape! Often times, the tabs on our Bible pages have a word or phrase on them to signify what we were praying on that day. So it’s fun to create clips with little words that mean something special. You could also stamp a little heart, a date, or anything that will fit on a 1″ circle!
Peel off an epoxy dot from the sheet. They peel off like really thick stickers. Don’t touch the adhesive side of the dot, or you will be able to see your fingerprint on your clip! Once you’ve peeled it off, line it up with your punched circle shape & stick it down firmly. Really press it on to a hard surface like a countertop so that you can really get it sealed across the circle. Be careful not to get any dust or specs in between the dot & your punched circle!
Use your same circle punch or a slightly smaller paper punch to punch a piece out of a scrap of white card stock. I like to use this little heart punch because it’s the perfect size to cover the glue on my clip.
Put a little bead of glue on the back of your piece with your hot glue gun. Take care to note which side of your circle you want the “top” to be before putting on the glue. Once you have the glue on, work fast to sandwich your paper clip between your epoxy dot piece & your little card stock punch. The white card stock piece helps hide the glue & keep the clip in place.
Place that creative little clip in your Bible!
I created all 3 of the clips above from the Showers of Blessings printable set & I added a little word sticker to one for some added flair! You can also punch circles out of Illustrated Faith scrapbook paper, the 1″ circles from your devotional kit cutouts, stickers, personal photos & more! 2 of the clips below were punch from the Illustrated Faith “She Blooms” scrapbook collection!
You will be completely addicted to making these sweet clips for your Bible pages, faith planner, or even making some as little gifts for friends! Happy clipping!
P.S. Check out today’s Illustrated Faith email newsletter for an exclusive freebie to use on this project! You’re going to love it!
Illustrated Faith printable “Showers of Blessings” by Elaine Davis | Illustrated Faith Beautiful Words stamp set by Valerie Wieners | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Wordfetti stickers | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd acrylic block | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd “She Blooms” scrapbook collection | Staz-On ink in Jet Black | 1″ epoxy dots | 1″ circle punch | Paper Studio mini heart punch | large gold paperclips | white card stock | hot glue gun