Well aren't you gorgeous, thanks for a great start to the school holidays. The girls are enjoying the sunshine, playing in the backyard, riding their scooters up & down the street & just enjoying their break from school & routine. I'm enjoying it too. So please keep this weather up.
I'm sharing with you my Project Life Week 38 today which I completed on the weekend. It was a quick layout, simple & lots of white space, my favourite at the moment. Simplistic.
I'm enjoying adding a 6x8 scrapbook layout to my project life every now & again. Choosing usually only one photo, but this week I was inspired by own studio banner above my workspace, so decided why not use a banner in my layout this week with four tiny 2x2 photos. It was easy & looks effective I think.
My studio calico tray is becoming full, so I've decided to start using the journaling cards & embellishments rather than just staring at them. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has difficulty parting with lovely paper & things. Especially from Studio Calico.
DIY Planner Dividers
I've made planner dividers before for my Kikki K grey personal
, but these are the first dividers I have made for my Filofax pocket & I was surprised at how quick & easy it was. Below is my step-by-step process, it works for me & I hope it works for you.
What you will need: -
6x6 paper pad
Laminating pouches/Laminate machine
Filofax or Planner
In your planner you will have dividers that should have come with it, these are numbered or have categories on them already. These dividers are going to be your templates.
Take them out one at time.
Take the first divider & place on your sheet of paper, I have used one-sided paper, some use double-sided, it is a personal choice, whichever suits you.
Trace around your template divider (don't worry about the hole punches for the moment).
Once you have traced around all the divider templates, cut out with your scissors & place into laminating sheets as above, maximising space within the template for less cutting afterwards. Now laminate.
Once all dividers are laminated, cut them out again using scissors, making sure you leave about 1 or 2 mm of laminating sheet around the edge.
Once all have been cut they will look like my dividers above. Now for the easy part.
Place your new divider one at a time in front of the rings of your planner, grab your sharpie or marker & mark the spot where you are going to punch, this does not have to be precise so just make sure it is in roughly the same position as the template divider underneath. As you can see above.
Hole punch where marked, covering the black spot you made with the hole punch, careful not to punch to close to the edge.
Wow, you've almost finished, place your dividers in position within your planner. You can now make labels, I'm going to use my dymo machine for this, but I'm waiting on some more sticky labels for mine.
Hope this has been easy to follow & that you have fun creating yours. It's a great way to personalise your planner & even better, you can change these around or even use them in another planner when swapping over.