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!
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:
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:
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!