Working on Dividers


I felt like I needed dividers for my journal so it would be easier to find things I needed. So I set out on a quest to create dividers for my journal.

Next I rounded up my materials for this task.

I chose to use a ruler, a sharpie, a paper cutter, a hand held

hole punch, and a piece of paper with the same hole punch as my journal to use as a pattern, and a sheet of mylar plastic from 11×17.com to cut them from.  (I tried to cut them with my silhouette cutter but my blade was too dull.)

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Full sheets of the Mylar Presentation Covers can be found here:

Clear

Clear Frost

Green Tint

Blue Tint

Red Tint

Next I measured my papers in my journal and added an extra bit to the top for the top tabs or on the side for side tabs.

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Then used my paper cutter to cut it to the correct size. My planner is an A5 size which is super close to 5.5″x8.5″ or half of letter size.

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Next I used a sheet from my planner to lay on top of the plastic as a template for the hole punches.

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Then take a pair of scissors and add the slits on the punches so they will go over the disks in my binder.

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Then I cut out a tab from the tops or sides for each one.

Placed them in my binder like this.

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I wrote on mine with a sharpie, but you can add stickers and write on them if you choose to.

Here is the Green Tint in use:

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(Because green is the color of money I am saving by keeping track of the bills…lol)

Here is the Red Tint in use:

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Here is the Blue Tint in use:

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Here is the Clear Frost in use: I used a Brush tip Sharpie to draw a quote on it for daily inspiration!

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On the back side of the clear frost I stuck my sticky note pad to it so it will serve as a quick dashboard to jot notes on or whatever comes up at work or at home. (Shopping lists also go on here.)

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Overall I am quite pleased with how they turned out. I did get a little crazy with the sharpie on the hole template and need to be neater on the next ones, but c’est la vie. I also made one from the Crystal Clear version of plastic but it is on my family information page and I can’t share it with you. 😛

I was able to cut out 3 dividers from each sheet of 11″x17″ plastic. For bigger binders it may only accommodate two.

Until next time,

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