|Still in packaging!|
I have to say, the service from WHSmiths was excellent - I only ordered this on Friday afternoon and she was here last night. (I had been hoping she would come today as I am off work and so DH wouldn't see the parcel, but I sneaked it past him anyway. Cunning ploy to now have two identical filofaxes - he hasn't spotted that the contents are different. Hee hee hee!)
|Interior view. Diary and other bits now for sale!|
All my card arrived yesterday too. I was a bit disappointed with some of it - the colour wasn't quite what I wanted and the mirror-card was not at all what I expected. A bit too shiny and two patterns on one sheet of A4 (whereas I was expecting them on separate sheets). Nevermind.
|Getting ready for the top tabs...|
As I said in an earlier post, I had decided to do top tabs so as to be able to get 2 dividers out of one sheet of A4. I had really liked the hearts card but of course, the hearts would be sideways if I chopped the card in half. Instead I have gone for the floral pattern (on the left in the picture above) and the 'hammered' card (no - not drunk - kind of embossed).
I measured what sort of height a tab might be and marked the punch to show where the card had to be to have this tab-height poking out of the top. I thought I would use 6 tabs in total - notes, plot, timeline, scenes, character dossiers, things to check. I haven't labelled the tabs yet - partly because I want to be sure of the order before doing anything permanent, but also because I want to write the labels in using a silver pen (and I don't currently have one). Oh, and don't get me started on the filofax punch. How can filofax make something that is SO rubbish?? In mine, the paper circles don't fall out of the punch bit, but just build up into a layer, so that even when you take the base off to empty it, they don't fall out but have to be picked out with a pair of fine forceps! And to punch through even thinnish card, I have to support almost all of my weight onto the punch! Anyway, I managed in the end.
|Top tabs all made|
As you can see in the picture above, the colour of the card is more red than the ultraviolet of the filofax and I was initially a bit disappointed but actually, once the tabs are inside, the contrast with the lining of the filofax (and the colour showing in the window of the ID slot inside) looks fabulous!
|Open at the scene planning section|
All in all, I am really pleased with this!