My final post about the filofax art journal I made for Michelle is all about sleeves and pockets.
I found several styles of sleeves (new and vintage) that fit this size filofax. And I filled them all up with fun bits of things Michelle loves and collects.
I had so much fun filling all the slots!
The last page I added a card signed with my name, and made with love!
But wait... there is more! A back pocket where I stashed more goods:
And a small zippered pocket where I stashed a envelope filled with old stamps:
And that's the end! I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it. One of my favourite projects so far this year for sure!
This is the third of four posts about the Filofax art journal I made for Michelle. The photos section is one of my favourite parts!
I came across some vintage filofax pages that fold out, and used it to make a time line of photos of the two of us. Some of the photos are very, very unflattering of me, but they hold memories I didn't want to pass up!
There is room on the back for more...
and a little private joke that will make her chuckle:
A small divider I made by covering a small tab with old paper and punching holes in it:
Michelle LOVES vintage airmail stuff... so it had to be a section:
I punched holes in various airmail envelopes to make them pages...
Then tucked treasures into each envelope:
I had lots of fun making these sections! Next up is my final post - Sleeves & Pockets.
The next sections I created in the filofax art journal for Michelle (beholdfilo) are Miscellany and To Do. For the Miscellany tab I covered a card stock tab with old paper, a glassine envelope and used some red, white and blue paper ribbon around an old clip holder.
The inside has more pockets...
This one (above), storing sundry bits (below) was made from a gift card holder covered in old paper:
I made some fun pages to add to this section- like this "you are a star" page:
And this page I made fun the bar menu/place mat from a favourite local french restaurant:
I used an old flash card to honor her cat:
And cut down some slide page protectors to make some more pockets:
Moving on to the To Do section...
I added some modern day To Do pages:
And a card of string for her to use to tie around her finger for helping remember important tasks:
Some more pockets and pages:
My next post will be about the Photos and Airmail sections!
A while back I posted about an art journal filofax swap I was doing - and I have finally finished it and will start sharing it with you! I will be posting a total of 4 posts about it since there is so much to share! I have broken my posts down into sections, based off sections in the actual filofax. Michelle is all about red, vintage office supplies, airmail and old papers like receipts. So that is what I focused on for filling this filofax for her.
First up: Opener & Quotes. As you can see (above) when I unsnap the closure band, the filofax expands - I seriously do not think I could fit another bit inside without the strap breaking! There were two pen slots, so I filled them both, once with an old pen, and the other with a vintage pencil.
The pockets on the inside cover (top left) are filled with new and vintage bits and bobs, papers, stickers, a little notebook, etc. I am using a vintage filofax that said "real calf leather" under the logo. Since Michelle is vegetarian (she does wear leather) I thought I would cover the "real calf leather" with a vintage label maker tag in her fave color red saying "behold". Note: Her blog is HOLD dear, and mine is BEsottment - so when we collaborate on things we call them BEHOLD.
The first section I made is for quotes...
I added some fun things, like a print of mine (above) and quotes from other sources (below):
Here is a peek up close:
Of course I had to hand letter a few as well:
The next section really is just a tab and some page - but I used a vintage divider marked "addresses" that I cut down to size:
I added some modern day address pages that have postal cancellations illustrations on them. I thought she would enjoy that. I plan to write my address on it before giving it to her:
I used an empty gummed label box and made it into a page where I wrote "Michelle's filofax" and the year:
Here is the last page in this section:
My next post will be about the Miscellany and To Do sections!
I have been a fan of paper planners since I was a teenager. I have several on hand even now - and I go through phases when I use them and then stop, then start, then stop again for awhile, etc. I love filling them, using them, and just looking at them!
I was on instagram and saw THIS PHOTO that gave me an idea. A filofax swap - where we fill the planner with goodies in all the pockets, but also create all the inserts as well. My first thought was to ask my friend Michelle if she was interested in doing the swap with me. She shares the same love for old office supplies as I do. Above is the cover page I made for her.
Charming in appearance, useful in character - that is my goal for the swap!
Here is an Address tab I made from an old file, I just cut it down to size, and used this wonderful hole punch to punch the holes.
Here are some other pages and tabs I made:
This is one of my favourite tabs, layered with a glassine bag, vintage holder and red, white and blue paper ribbon:
The only thing I still need is a better planner to use, this one was a $2 cheap no-name brand one I found at goodwill (with great inserts in it). So all the fun stuff on the left will be tucked into pockets and slots once I find a permanent one to use. I did find a great vintage pencil for the pen loop.
I haven't finished the swap yet, and cannot not share it all (she needs to be surprised!) but I have sent her peeks of some pages so I thought the photos in this post are safe to share (and I promise to photograph it all before I send it to her to share with you). Michelle loves red and airmail/postage so that is my focus (her swap planner for me will be in my style).
Hope Wallace is known for mixing old elements with modern principles to create unique and original designs. Her work has been featured in several national magazines, design blogs and print publications over the last 9 years.
Hope also has a love for art journaling and enjoys sharing her pages with others to inspire them to start
a journal of their own.
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