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).