In my last post I wrote that I was experimenting with making my own page markers for my Filofax, I'd made a plain one and was going to play with fancy scissors. Thinking about it I had a sudden inspiration; I could use MS Publisher to make the shapes and fill them with some of the pretty digital "papers" I have on my hard drive.
I have to say I'm really pleased with the results. Pictures will embiggen if you click on them.
Close ups of a couple of page markers.
I filled an A4 sheet with the two shapes in the above photographs and some speech bubbles which I filled with solid colour so that I could write on them, these will be to stick in day planners and diaries. I coated the back with lick and stick glue and then cut them out once they were dry, which didn't take very long at all.
Here is a speech bubble in use, I think they look great and are good for important reminders (yes I know the clocks go forward not back - well I do now anyway).
Luckily they peel off quite neatly when you're done with them, or you've made a mistake with the clock thing.
Ooh a skully, bet no one expected that.
The hearts are just punched out with a paper punch.
The markers will all stash in the top loading acetate envelope quite nicely because they aren't sticky until the glue is activated with moisture.
It's far better for me than the tags I was using because they needed glueing in place. Also it means that I can have markers that are unique to me.
I took copious screen grabs of the process so that I can write a fairly detailed tutorial if anyone is interested, obviously you'll need MS Publisher, but if you have MS Office it'll be in there somewhere. Clearly if you can already use Publisher then you won't need my help with it, but for newbies I'm happy to write it out.