Friday, 10 August 2012

Fancy Filofax Papers

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It seems we are always looking for some nicer, prettier, cheaper or just different papers to go into our Filofax.  I tend to look at ready made journals and see if I can pull them apart to make them fit into my own Filofax.  I've tried the spiral bound ones and if you slice off the hole side and re punch new holes, they don't look so bad, but if you have to add the new holes  on top of the holes that are already there...well the results are not so good.
Yesterday, while out shopping in John Lewis, I came across these two beautiful Journals by Jill Bliss.
The paper is a lovely quality and is really beautiful, but this is the one I want to show you first.
So there's about 105 pages (210 sides) and at £7.50, I thought it was good value.  Time to take it apart.  Every 8 pages I found the cotton binding, I just snipped at this and pulled the sheets out.
Then I sliced the pages down the middle with a paper cutter and punched the holes in.
Then I popped them into my A5 Filofax. 

I've even found this paper can be turned upside down so four designs now becomes eight.
This design is called Succulents eco-journal and is printed on re-cycled paper.

I haven't had a chance to do the Typewriter Journal yet, but it too has lovely sheets in it.....more on that one next time.


  1. Beautiful paper!

  2. oh my goodness! This is gorgeous! Love it!

  3. Love these notebook papers!

  4. What's the paper like to write on? I use both frixxion and a waterman fountain pen....

  5. Thanks everyone, not sure what it's like to write on yet, will give it a try and let you know.

  6. They look lovely :)

  7. This is such a good idea! I often print off a design on paper then photocopy it lighter so that the design is just in the background and cut them to size for my personal amalfi. I want to find this paper! going to check out her website

    ps love your blog!

  8. Hi Gail, I hope you don't mind, but I totally Filo-lifted (shop-lifted) this idea for my A5 Holborn that is soon to arrive. It was a great idea and I simply must make one myself. The papers are beautiful and I found them on amazon, I was so excited when I did. Here's the link in case you want to see it.

  9. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

    Mary I don't mind at all, it's a pleasure to share with you hun. x

  10. This is amazing! Funnily enough I was just looking at those notebooks in John Lewis a couple of days ago. I have so many empty notebooks at home that I thought would become redundant if I invested in a filofax. SO excited you've shown me a way to combine the two!

  11. I love these! I am so glad I'm not the only one with a stationery fetish!

  12. Brilliant! Id often wondered if i could do this, and your blog really helps! I love the paper youve used!!! Thanks for sharing this!