Filofax Life

How To Use Journal Cards In Your Filofax/Other Ring-Bound Organizer

25th May 2015

I really like concept of using journal cards – like those for Project Life – but I don’t (yet) own a setup with the album etc. That hasn’t stopped me from being fascinated with the hundreds of journal cards available online. So I figured out a way of using them with my personal-sized Filofax Saffiano. Here’s how!

Items & tools I used

Items & tools I used

It took me a while to figure out where I could  get all these crafty tools, but thanks to a  couple of local and online hobby and craft  shops I found some nifty tools. For this  mini-project, I used a Kangaro brand single  hole punch, a corner munch punch , a pair of  small craft scissors, printed cardstock for  the backing and these  lovely free printables  by Miss Tiina.

 For sticking the printed journal cards onto  the cardstock, I printed them on A4 size  paper labels (like these from Oddy). If you don’t have these, you can still print them on regular paper and stick them with a glue stick.

Step 1: Print out the journal cards – if you have the adhesive paper labels, use those and trim the journal cards around the border.

Step 2: If you printed the cards on the adhesive paper labels, peel off the paper on one card and stick it on the non-printed side of the card stock. If you printed the cards on regular paper, use a glue stick. Trim off the excess card stock on the side of each card, if any.

Repeat for all the cards.

Step 3: Take one card (now mounted on the card stock) and use the corner munch punch to make each edge round. Repeat for all the cards.

Step 4: Take one card and use the single hole punch to cut out three holes. Tip: Use a pre-punched insert as a stencil to get the spacing right. Repeat for all the cards.

They should now look like this:

The journal cards mounted on card stock, trimmed and punched

The journal cards mounted on card stock, trimmed and punched

Step 5: Unlock the ring-binder of your Filofax/organizer and slide the punched journal card into place. Voila! Start writing!

Here are some pictures of what mine look like:

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One of the journal cards designed by Miss Tiina (writing side face up)

The card stock side of a journal card

The card stock side of a journal card

If you try it, let me know how it works out! And if you like the journal cards, don’t forget to let Miss Tiina know!

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