17 Sep 2012

my own custom made inserts

Having an extraordinary amount of plain cotton cream and white Filofax notepaper, I took to making my own inserts a few months ago. I've since tweaked them so that the maximum space was utilised. I hadn't planned to release these inserts but Imy mentioned that she'd quite like to see them so here they are.

The 'Paper Lovestory range of custom inserts' isn't as wide as the 'Ray and Steve range' and the colours I've used make them more 'girly'.

Here is a picture of some of the ones I designed all printed out and ready for use...


Introducing them in more detail, along with download links if you so wished! They are in the PDF format so you can press CTRL+S to save them to your computer (or CMD+S if you have a Mac). Please do bear in mind that they are a tiny bit girly in design (but not overly).

Please note that these are all hosted on an external subdomain I own. So they are from a safe source.

1) Lined notepaper - there are two versions

Ruled notepaper / / download
Dotted line notepaper / / download

2) Coursework planner / / download

3) Blog post drafter - a detailed way to plan blog posts / / download

4) Blog post ideas list - for when you have that idea on the bus/tube / / download

5) Expenses tracker / / download

6) Survey record sheet - if you do surveys for vouchers and the like!

large version / / narrow rule version

7) Jobs applied for / / large version / / narrow rule version

8) Books list / / download

9) To-do list / / download

10) Christmas present planner / / large version / / narrow rule version

11) eBay seller's record / / download

And then, I made some for my own personal use (no pictures though!):

a) bucket list
b) work outs
c) size guide - because, if you're a woman also, you'll know how annoying it is to be one size in one store and a different size in another!
d) money matters

These are all designed to be printed on Filofax personal sized paper. Cutting the paper down to size can be annoying/time-consuming, but it is so worth it for the cost you save. I used to go through cotton cream paper like there was no tomorrow and now, I can get by with using good quality 90gsm/100gsm white paper.

* I'm not anticipating much interest with these, but please do NOT re-distribute these. Thank you! *

27 comments

  1. Oh wow!!! I wish I had a colour printer!!! Mine are always printed in black and white (well on colourful paper) but I would love to use purple or blue, there so cute :)

    Thank you for sharing :D xxx

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    1. Hope you like then when you receive them :) Excited to post them to you later! x

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    1. These are so lovely in fact that they've inspired me to make my own inserts based on your gorgeous colour scheme...I now have a Week on One Page with a To-Do/Quick Notes page facing it. Before this I'd never tried printing directly onto personal sized pages (my printer is the queen of hissy fits so I'm surprised it worked). Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  3. These are genius, maybe you could ask Steve to link to this post from the page on Philofaxy with their diary pages?

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    1. Thank you! It will probably be in Web Finds tomorrow, but for now, I'm content with just having them on here. After all, they aren't to everyone's taste as they are quite girly! x

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  4. These are great, I'll be printing a few of these to try! Thank you :) x

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    1. Thank you! Hope they come in useful and that you like them x

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  5. I too wish I had a color printer! These look lovely :)

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    1. I've been sneakily using my mum's printer so I save on having to use my own printer's ink ;) and thank you! x

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  6. they are so lovely! Thank you to have shared them!
    Chiara
    (www.sprazzidicreativita.blogspot.com)

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  7. These are totally gorgeous! I particularly love the expenses one, and the alternating coloured lined notepaper. Thanks for sharing! :) They won't quite fit my Filo (it's a mini and unreasonably tiny), but I admire them nonetheless. I'm a huge fan of custom inserts myself, as I simply won't bother with something unless I've made it pretty or interesting, potentially because I have the attention span of a five year old. I use tear-outs from the Urban Outfitters 'Note to Self' pads, 'cos they're just rude enough to hold my attention.

    I've been following your advice re surveys, but so far not having a lot of luck; not for lack of surveys, it either crashes before completion or I get screened about about twenty minutes into the thing :(. Much rage.

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    1. Thank you! Having made my own notepaper inserts and with Ray and Steve's diary inserts, I think I will be all set for the future with my Filofax. No more need to buy Filofax inserts as I managed to find some cream paper online (hasn't arrived yet though!) so yeah :)

      Surveys are a bit hit and miss. I, too, got annoyed by that too! I stop doing surveys for sites who do that cos I find that they are getting my information/market research for free! x

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  8. Love this so much, thanks for sharing! xx

    Just a question though - do you print them out on A4 paper and then cut them separately? Or straight onto Filo-sized paper?

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    1. Heya, I print them on personal sized paper. Because I don't have a guillotine, I have to use a craft cutting knife so it takes me forever! However, I feel it's worth it :) x

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  9. These are absolutely amazing! I am seriously, honestly in love with them. I'm going to print some off right now. I have a love of pretty girly things. It's one of the reasons why I hunted down my Finchley. I don't find the layout of the pockets and interior to be the best, but it is awfully pretty.

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    1. Oh thank you! Hope they work for you :) and I agree. I have four Finchleys and they really are so beautiful. However, nothing is coming close to my Deco Slimline or Osterley atm! x

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  10. Hi, I love your blog and it made me go to Muji today and buy a whole load of their pens!
    These inserts are lovely, just a quick question, on your expenses sheet, what do '1/0' & 'c' 'dc' stand for? Sorry if I'm being a bit thick!

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    1. Hi! Thank you :) Love Muji hehe.

      I/O stands for in/out, c is cash, dc is debit or credit card (cos c for card would be confusing as c is for cash!) :) hope this helps x

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  11. What kind of printer do you have? Does it automatically print double sided?

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    1. Hi Lynette, my printer is a Canon one and it can print double sided but I prefer to do one side at a time for these inserts x

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