This week I am taking a good look at my online calendaring and paper planner systems as we move into the new year. As I look back on this past year one thing about my paper planner that bothered me most was the flimsy tab-divider pages for the months.
- they are flimsy
- they are printed with the year on the front as well as the month, and
- they have 1 of the 2-page monthly layout printed on the back.
In my opinion divider pages should have one purpose – organization. They shouldn’t have a built-in expiration date, or have other information printed on them that makes them unusable if you like to customize your planner system.
Today I found these adorable brass number clips to solve my divider problem.
And when I got home I tossed all those divider pages and replaced them with a DIY version.
First, I found some absolutely horrible scrapbook paper I had in my stash. This 2009 cardstock was that horrible, completely gloss-coated variety that never works with ink pads or spray inks. I had held onto it because I thought perhaps it would be a good background for card-making. But honestly it is the perfect paper for a divider. If you don’t have horrible paper, glossy cardstock is also your friend as well as manila file folders. Or you can laminate.
I cut the paper down to size for my A5 planner, 8 3/8″ x 5 3/4″ and corner rounded all four corners. Then I used my handy six-hole punch so they could be inserted into the planner.
And then I clipped on the new brass number tabs. Voila! Sturdy, reusable and pretty too.
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