Inspire Large Print Bible – Cover Decorating Tips

Inspire Bible Washi Cover - Feature Photo

Tips For Decorating The Cover Of Your Inspire Bible

I always get excited whenever I find a Bible whose cover came in colors other than standard black or brown. For instance, I love the beautiful Tranquil Blue cover of the Inspire NLT Large Print Bible . After all, blue is my favorite color, and the vintage floral fore-edge of the spine and the sparkling foil blue letters on the cover and the spine make my heart go all a flutter.

But I have a small confession to make. I’ve also discovered that when it comes to Bible covers, I am not a plain Jane. I like to jazz things up. I like Bible covers that are unique, personalized, and one-of-a-kind. So – after staring at my beautiful new Inspire NLT Large Print Bible for a while and plucking imaginary flower petals in my head begging the question “should I decorate” or “should I not”, I decided to take the plunge and add a little pizzazz to my Inspire Bible!

Inspire Bible Washi Cover 2

I considered several options for decorating my cover – including painting and collage – but really wanted a quick and easy option that anyone could do, so I ended up digging into my sticker and washi stash and looked for products that would thematically fit with my new Bible!

I used the vintage colors and artwork on the fore-edge of the book as well as the gorgeous butterfly illustrations flittering throughout the Bible for inspiration.

Inspire Bible - ForeEdge of Book L

I found four rolls of Washi Tape that conveyed the mood I wanted to feel whenever I approached my Inspire Bible: two are specifically faith-based (the cross that reminds me of everything Jesus did for me and my response of gratitude towards Him) and the others thematically convey new life, hope and God’s promises to me.

I decided that the washi tape wasn’t enough to reflect what I was feeling so I added butterflies to the cover and the spine of the Bible. The butterfly symbolizes new life and transformation and is used throughout the artwork in this Bible.

Inspire Bible - Decorated Book Spines

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Inspire Bible Washi Cover 1

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33 Responses to “Inspire Large Print Bible – Cover Decorating Tips”

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  1. Esther says:

    Washi tape is great for all kinds of things, isn’t it?! Love those pretty butterflies! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

  2. Pam Tiedtke says:

    What a great idea for your Bible! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  3. Helen says:

    great journal covering! Helen #5

  4. Danielle Vincent says:

    I love how you’ve decorated your bible cover! the blue is beautiful and I imagine it’s even more fun to read now that you’ve personalized it. thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges!

  5. Hi Joy. Love the way you have decorated your Bible cover. I’m not a Bible journaller – but my daughter is – although when God speaks to me and “puts a new name in my heart” I always write it in the front of my Bible!! Got a fair old list now!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  6. Jane Savage says:

    Great project!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  7. shylaa says:

    you are very innovative and love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

  8. donna garner says:

    You can’t beat a bit of “book Terrorism’ as my Mr G calls i when I start to alter books innards and outers… your additions add real interest to your journal cover and make it so much more You Happy WOYWWing, Dxxx @29

  9. Diane Futrell says:

    Wow! Love it!
    Have a great day!
    Diane F #30

  10. Robin in NC says:

    Wow! So creative! I love how you were able to make your Bible your own creation!

  11. Bubbles says:

    I didn’t realise washi tape came in such a variety – something else I shall have to pass on to my mum 🙂
    Have a wonderful WOYWW Wednes-yay!
    Bubbles #1

  12. Cheetarah says:

    Those are some fun masking tapes you used 🙂 Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #43

  13. Rose McGuinn says:

    Butterflies! – a favorite motif for me. i like that lovely blue cover color very much.
    Rose #22

  14. Jan Thompson says:

    What a great work space. TFS Happy WOYWW xx Jan (31)

  15. Bev Shortley says:

    Lovely colourful cover. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles

  16. Angela says:

    This is so lovely. Have a great crafty woyww, Angela x18x

  17. April S. says:

    Wow! that is a lot of challenges! Your washi tape looks great and the butterflies are a great accent. April #3

  18. Sabrina says:

    What a fun idea for decorating your Bible. My daughter wants an Inspire Bible so I’ll share this with her!! I wanted to let you know I just posted part 2 of my Journey to Wellness, I wasn’t sure which linkup it would really fit with.

  19. Helen Haines says:

    Lovely idea. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  20. Sheryl Hare says:

    What better way to personalise your Bible than to use your God given talents.
    Beautiful job.
    Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  22. Andree says:

    A pretty book cover. A lovely way to use the washi tapes.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  23. Julie O says:

    This is fantastic! I love how you decorated this. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  24. Lynda Hall says:

    Wonderful work. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  25. Jeanie Ellis says:

    Beautifully done! And I love the colors! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  26. Hi Joy, this is just a quick comment as we’re almost at another Wednesday and I’m just catching up. I love washi tape and I like what you have done with it to decorate your Bible. Elizabeth x #43

  27. Maria says:

    This is such a great project! Thank you for joining us at Create & Inspire Challenges this month.
    Maria (DT) (

  28. What a beautiful way to personalise this important book, Ramona! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  29. Sarah says:

    Love the design – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge – Sarah DT –

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