I was thrilled when I learned that my publisher, Sounds True, planned on using a spiral binding for The Tarot Coloring Book. This feature allows the book to lie flat, which is ideal for coloring. It’s also perfect for those of us who are southpaws!
When I had the first copy in my hand, I immediately thought: this spiral binding shouldn’t go to waste – it should be adorned! After all, this was something I did with my planner (I am a planner fanatic and I love to decorate mine including adding a little bling to the ring binding).
I started experimenting and found a way to max out that spiral binding and add some real individual flair to my copy of The Tarot Coloring Book.
It’s so easy to do! Here’s how:
Find something that represents the tarot card you’re working on. It might be a picture, an inspirational quote, a card, or something cut out from a magazine. It could even be an image from a retired deck that is perhaps a different iteration of the card – perfect for comparison.
I love inspirational quotes. Stationery stores such as Paper Source are a good resource for papers with quotes but you can always make your own with a bit of light cardboard. The one pictured above is from Kikki K – one of my fave places for stationery and planning swag! I picked that particular quote card for Death.
Turn the quote upside down and place it against the spine. Mark the areas where you will need to punch holes.
Using a hole punch, try to carefully align and punch the holes.
Next, use a scissors to clip a line from the edge to the punched hole.
Trim the paper a little more to make sure it fits well.
Gently push the card in around the holes.
Ta-da! A sweet little addition that will add a bit of pizzazz to your Tarot Coloring Book – and is one more tool in helping you to learn tarot in a creative way. The Death card has never looked so cool!
Note: adding these little spiral binding adornments will make the book a little bulkier. I add them only as I am inspired to do so – I have not yet tried adding one to the whole book yet but I’ve added enough to see that it can certainly bulk up the book.
I hope this post inspires you to get all crafty ‘n stuff with your Tarot Coloring Book. Don’t let it sit on your shelf – bling it out!
Til next time: stay curious and keep shuffling, my friends.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Coloring Book 2016
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