Happy New Financial Year diary

With my business I like to have a Financial year diary each year so its easier to file with my Taxation records. Now being a crafter I like my ‘tools’  to be nice and bright and cheery.

If you have ever looked for a Financial Year diary have you ever noticed just how drab and boring they are? Well I suppose there is such a big choice – you can have black, black or umm black!

I always go to Big W and look there first as they are just so affordable and looking at the ones they had last week we worked out (yes I was shopping with hubby) that we could remove the insert and I could then undo the binding, make a new cover and then re-do the binding.

Once I pulled the diary out it I wondered if our spiral punch would fit the binding.

Lo and behold it did!!

So now instead of having to undo the binding, make a new cover and then redoing the binding all I have done is cut a piece of Designer Series Paper the size of the pages in the diary and use the spiral punch down one side.

To give it a little more protection I added a sheet of Acetate over the piece of Designer Series Paper again by cutting it to the size of the pages of the diary and using the Spiral punch and slotting it into the binding.

Now since uploading this post I’ve found out about the latest Challenge over at Just Add Ink. Just Add Ink is a blog run by a couple of fellow Aussie demonstrators with a new challenge each week and this week’s challenge is to ‘Just Add Patterned Paper’ and think my diary fits the challenge.

Now when I need a change or the Designer Series paper becomes a little tatty or retired I can just slot in a new piece of DSP and its just like having a new diary!

About Leonie

I am Leonie and I’ve enjoyed being an Independent demonstrator for Stampin’ Up!® since 2006!!
I love to share what I create and how to make them.
I live in Sydney’s South West with my family (hubby, two daughters and several furry creatures). I would love you to hear from you if you have any questions or feedback
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16 thoughts on “Happy New Financial Year diary

  1. Fab idea Leonie. Lurve bargain creativity…esp in Big W!!! The diart looks FAB. Can’t really go wrong with Cottage Wall DP. Awesome project!! ooxx

  2. Leonie,

    What a clever idea to perk up a drab book! Being able to change out the cover makes it really versatile and adjustable to your moods or seasons, or whatever….adding the acetate was a great idea too! Enjoyed Inkspirations4U online class with you! Mary L

  3. great idea Leonie, I was looking at financial year diaries today but thought I probably dont need one but hey if I am going to try and make this a business maybe I do!

  4. What a awesome idea never thought of doing this i usually buy a girls teenage diary for the pictures and color.
    Will think more when i buy one in november now


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