Tabbed and decorated dividers for the Mini Malden
When I bought the lovely mini pencil for my lovely Mini Malden, I was quite annoyed, that the pencil and the loop were “heavily interfering” with the tabbed dividers. In this town, there’s simply not enough room for both of them. I even had a little Skype meet up with Steve, where we compaired the sizes of our minis, using the computer cameras and a calliper. That was the funniest part about it! So I thought there must be a way of creating tabbed dividers with the tab on top, just like the day marker. And here’s how it goes.
I decided the dividers should be two photos from my favourite “L” towns: London and Lisbon. I printed the photos from the computer to photo paper (170g), 10 by 15 cm, or 4 by 6 inches. Note on the following pictures, that the print is on the front and the backside!
So, what else did I use to create the dividers: adhesive transperent paper (just in case to protect the print out), a ruler, a pencil, a cutter, and of course a punch. And, I sadly have to admit, one of the more important tools are glasses…
Just in case, I marked the holes at the places where they definitely should be.
Those little black spots make a perfect mark. Now, here came my big problem. What I did not take into account, was the holes of the Pocket and Personal being much bigger than the ones in a Mini. I tried it anyway, and the result might not be perfect, but it works fine with the dividers. I certainly would not use it for regular refills…
…and this is the back side of the divider. As I mentioned above, I printed the back side as well. But I used a mirrored version of the original photo, so you can see the same details. This tab is placed in the middle of the divider.
The reason for printing on both sides is quite simple: when you open the Filofax at the divider, you will either see the printed front, or – most frequently – the empty back side. I have found this a bit too boring, since I tried to decorate the dividers in my Personal Hamilton.
Now I have three sections: diary, and two different sections for taking notes. Since I only use the Mini Malden as my accounting Filofax, this is mostly all I need. If I should need some more dividing, the post-it indexes will still be working fine.
So, if you have lovely photos to make use of in your Filofax, go ahead!