The Crazy Suburban Mom: Filotweaking

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I mess with my Filofax constantly; changing this, moving that.   First, I thought it boiled down to  #MassivePlannerFail but you know, I think I just like playing with the thing; filotweaking it.

 Lately I've been rethinking dividers.


I've talked about tarting up dividers using cards...

And (here) I used stencils. 

filofax stamp catcher

Oh! That little bag is new, it's my stamp wrangler. 

 I do have a big plastic zip bag, a few actually but with what I put in them -- like the steel rods they removed from my dog's leg --

...the stamps get gnarled.   The stamp wrangler is a small glassine envelope with two holes punched through the "sealed" end.  It's perfect, holding a couple o' few stamps.  

My recent tweak fest was dividers. I didn't want to buy them and I didn't want to cut them  either so I looked around and realized, duh... I have the perfect thing.  

When you get Filofax inserts they come with a piece of cardboard to keep the inserts straight, I assume.  I kept them .


Being the same size as the inserts they are the right size. You just have to punch holes.

  business card divider 

From there what you do is up to you, you can stick a million things on...

tissue paper divider

Or just one thing.  This one is covered with some very cool tissue paper, and it's my last page.  As you can see I don't use the slot across the top for the notepad but it's great for sticker storage.

  vintage coke ad divider

This is my favorite divider.    I love old magazines and have a good many.  This picture is the image from a 1950's Coke-Cola ad.

No wait, changed my mind - This is my favorite.

I recently joined The Letter Writer's Alliance and they sent me a welcome pack.  I liked the  packaging so much I turned it into a divider. 

The cardboard pieces are sturdy, the exact size you need and would work for tons of things so don't throw them out! 

And a final thought: For the ultimate custom divider you could apply several coats of Gesso and do an original piece of art.  Seriously, can't you see that on Etsy?  Original artwork with tags like Filofax and A5?


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