Glue Blues

I’m having issues with glue. Some of my older journals have pieces coming unstuck and falling out, or worse the glue has turned yellow and discoloured the page.

The main culprit seems to have been a glue tape I was using at the time. I can’t remember what brand it was though, and it doesn’t seem to match the width of any of my current glue tapes. The other guilty party is glue sticks. Sometimes they seem to just dry out and not stick at all.

It’s hard to find something that’s travel friendly AND doesn’t wet the page too much AND dries quickly for when you’re on the go AND sticks well AND doesn’t eventually discolour the page. I think an adhesive that does all these things would be the magical unicorn of glues!

So a question for you: What type of glue do you use in your journal? Why do you like it?

Printable A5 Notepaper – Girls Running

Made some new note pages for the my Filofax A5 Domino planner. The image of the girls running came from an ad in a 1920’s newspaper. I printed the pages out on yellow A5 flyer paper (I get Quill Flyer Paper 240 pack in four colours from Officeworks in Australia).


The PDF file contains two A5 pages, so you can print them singly to A5 paper or two to a sheet of A4. Once printed, either use them as-is for notepaper or letter paper, or punch holes to add them to your A5 planner.


Download the Girls Running Notepaper, two pages PDF A5

I’ve put together a Personal planner sized page as well, but have no idea how well it prints. It’s probably best used for printing directly onto personal sized blank pages, but I’m guessing you could probably get three across an A4 page and then cut them. Philofaxy has a great printing tutorial (personal page size is at the bottom). Note that these pages all have the margin on the left, so aren’t meant for printing back to back.

Download the Girls Running Notepaper, two pages PDF Personal

Drooling over this craft punch from WRMK

Is it just me, or is this new card punch from We R Memory Keepers an absolutely fantastic idea?

We R Memory Keepers 3x4 Card Punch

I know it’s meant to make it easy to create 3″ x 4″ cards to add to a memory book (such as Albums Made Easy or Project Life), but I just see a brilliant way to make perfect additions for my plain old notebook journal. No more sweating over whether the paper cutter is perfectly lined up or realising after I’ve glued things down that I’ve cut a subtle rhombus shape rather than a rectangle.

It’s not due out until sometime around June 2013, and the indicated prices I’ve seen so far put it up around the $30 USD mark, but this one’s definitely going on my wish list.

(Click the image for further information on the punch.)