Assemble items that are needed.
Included in your kit:
(3) laminated tab placement guides
(2) laminated reference pages for inside Bible cover
(5) pages label "Tabs"
(9) pages Question labels with "continue" labels at back
And these common supplies
(2) paper clips
Small, sharp, scissors
Pencil sharpener (large hole)
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 count box
Eraser (tri-corner or other specifically designed for colored pencils)
Please note these instructions are detailed only to help you avoid making mistakes. Making a Character Reference Bible is quite easy to do. As you make the Bible you will find yourself growing spiritually. That's what God's Word does! And that's why you make the Bible; to train yourself and your children for God's service.
These labels are temporarily repositionable. The sooner you re-position, the easier it is to do so. After about a week, they are difficult to remove. With care they can be re-positioned up to a month later.
Four corner spaces are available for your own categories.
If a tab or question gets torn or spoiled in any way, please send a message using the CONTACT page and a replacement will be sent at no charge.
Before beginning, it is very helpful to go through the study guide and highlight the category titles in the color to be used to highlight the scriptures. This will prevent you from inadvertently continuing with an incorrect color. Color names correspond to Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 count box.
Videos showing these instructions are available HERE
Attach Full Page Guides
Attach "How to Use God's Word" to the left front inside cover of the Bible with double sided tape, or crafter's glue tape.
Attach Character-Category Guide to the right front inside cover of the Character Reference Bible using double sided tape or crafter's glue-tape.
Attach Side Tabs
Attach Tabs ONLY on the RIGHT side of the page.
Cut vertically up the columns as begun on the first page of tabs. Leave the sheet attached together at the bottom of the page. You should have nine "wiggly" columns attached together.
Turn the page so that tab #1 is in the bottom, right and corner.
Peel up the left side of tab #1 (#1 Right = Honesty 19:11) and bend it over tab #4 to expose the cutting line between the two tabs. (Where the label would have easily lifted off the backing if there were no laminate on the top.)
Cut apart along the original label line with scissors. Turning the tab over and bending it at the change line makes it easier to see a straight line to cut the tabs apart.
Trim off all extra laminate and white margins around the tab.
Fold the "Honest/Deceit 24:4-5" tab over the sharp edge of your paring knife at the white line in the color block; this will help you make a "sharp" fold in the tab. Set aside.
Place the laminated SIDE Guide behind the page that will have the tab on it. (Behind page # 795 in the Bible that came with your kit.) Use two paper clips to line the guide up even with the TOP of the Bible page.
Place tab on the outside edge of the Bible page using the guide lines to make the tab stick up only ¼” or less.
Use the column lines to line up the side edges of the tab. This makes the tab straight.
Double check that the folded over tab only “caught” one page.
Highlight passages as directed in the study guide by underlining. If instructions say “MULTIPLE HIGHLIGHTS” the verse will be used for more than one category and color, so you will need to allow two and occasionally more methods of “seeing” the verse, (underlining the words, drawing a colored bracket next to the verse, coloring the verse number a different color, etc.)
Attaching Top Tabs
Place the Top Guide behind page # 903 in the Bible that came with your kit. (O.T., Psalms 145.)
Line the Top Guide up with the OUTSIDE LENGTH EDGE of the Bible page, using the paper clips to secure temporarily.
Cut apart tab # 107. (Contentment, 145:15-16). Fold over paring knife. Attach using guide lines.
Answer the questions in the study guide as you continue to attach tabs and questions for the categories Contentment- Love.
Trim the question sticker to remove chapter, verse and excess margins.
Place the question sticker IN the column OVER the references if your bible has references or on the journaling lines.
Questions are arranged according to how they appear in the Study Guide. "Missing Questions" are on pages 7 & 8 and arranged by book and chapter. These chapters have several verses. It is advisable to see all the questions that will go on the page before placing the first question to avoid crowding.