A5 Filofax Style Dividers and Tabs

I'm back with another set of A5 dividers. This time they are modeled after the Filofax style dividers. If you missed my first set that are modeled after the Kikki K dividers, you can find them HERE and HERE.

Disclaimer: The papers I used for the Patterned Dividers are from Persnickety Prints. They offer them HERE for personal use only. I am offering my files for free and I am absolutely not making any money from them. Please do not try and resale my printables or claim them as your own. Click HERE to see all of Persnickety Prints cute and adorable free downloads.

That being said and out of the way, on with the tutorial...

Items needed for the tutorial for the Patterned Dividers are:

White Cardstock Paper: Any brand will do. You could even just use copy paper if you'd like.

Laminator: I own this one HERE

8 1/2 x 11 Lamination Sheets: I have these ones HERE

Or Self Adhesive Lamination Sheets if you don't own a Laminator: You can try these ones HERE

Planner Hole Punch: I own this one HERE

Sticker Paper if using the Tabs to label your Dividers: I used these ones HERE 

Here are the instructions for those of you using the pdf file and cutting them out yourself:
  1. Print out each sheet of the pdf file below.
  2. Decide how you want your dividers to look. Do you want to cut the dividers out first and then laminate them? Or, my personal preference, is to laminate the whole sheet and then cut out the dividers. (I don't like excess laminating sheet sticking out from my planner.)
  3. Laminate as your heart desires and then punch them with your hole punch.
  4. If you want to print out the Tabs that I made specifically to fit these dividers, print them out on sticker paper and label away...
Follow these instructions if you are printing and cutting using the Silhouette Cameo or Portrait:


Instructions on how to print perfectly every time when you have to move cutting files on the Silhouette Cameo Software

#1: Click on the Align icon

#2: Highlight the Divider you want to Print

#3: Click the Center To Page Button

#4: Then Print your page

#5: Repeat steps 1-4 for all 6 remaining Page Dividers

Now, as with the pdf instructions, you need to decide how you want your dividers to look. Do you want to cut the dividers out first and then laminate them? Or laminate the whole sheet and then cut out the dividers?

If you want to cut the dividers out first and then laminate, repeat numbers 1-3 above, but instead of printing, cut them with the Silhouette using the appropriate material type for the weight of paper you printed on. (Make sure you check to see that you use the correct divider that corresponds to the paper you want to cut out. I almost cut out the wrong file myself and that would not have been very cool. :)

If you choose to laminate and then cut your dividers, continue on with the instructions below.

Printing Instructions for this tutorial on the Silhouette Cameo Software 
Align the first laminated divider page on your cutting mat, as you would normally do to cut a page if it wasn't laminated.

Choose the coordinating divider in your silhouette software (The same as the one you aligned on the mat) and center it to the page like you did when you were first printing the dividers. Then:

#1: Choose the Coverstock Heavy - 105 to 122 lb selection from the material type menu.

#2: Make sure your blade depth is set to 10 and you have it on the Silhouette Ratchet Blade.

#3: Set the Speed to 1 and the Thickness to 33 and make sure it is set to Double Cut. (These are the settings that come up when you select Coverstock, it's just always nice to double check.)

Note: Sometimes the reflection of the laminating pages would mess up the registration on my Silhouette, but I would just click to Automatically Retry and it would read just fine.

Now just repeat these same steps and cut the rest of you laminated sheets.

Then punch them with your hole punch and if you want to print out the Tabs that I made specifically to fit these dividers, print them out on sticker paper and label away...

I went through many different printing settings on the Silhouette Software and found this one worked the best for me when printing using cardstock/laminated pages. When cutting on the Coverstock setting using the Double Cut feature, it did not cut into my mat at all. (By this I mean scarring the sticky film on the mat that your sheets of paper sticks to.) But if another Material Type selection works for you, go ahead and use that instead.

Here is a picture of what the dividers and the tabs look like in my Filofax:




With the tutorial for the printing and cutting instructions out of the way, here is a preview of all of the files linked at the bottom of this blog post:






As with the Kikki K Style Patterned Dividers that I posted HERE, you will get the same warning when trying to access the Patterned Divider pdf file:

Google Drive can't scan this file for viruses.
Patterned Filofax Style Dividers.pdf (119M) exceeds the maximum size that Google can scan. Would you still like to download this file?

I did a test and I downloaded this myself from Google Drive and I promise that when you download this file, there are no viruses. But if you feel uncomfortable doing this, email me at myplannerenvy@gmail.com and I will send you the pdf file directly.

Download Blank Dividers pdf HERE

Download Blank Dividers studio3 HERE

Download Patterned Dividers pdf HERE

Download Patterned Dividers studio3 HERE

Download Labels pdf HERE

Download Labels studio3 HERE

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2 comments :

  1. Would you be able to do this for the Happy Planner.

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    1. I am sure I could, but I don't think you could use the Silhouette to cut them. You would definitely need to cut them out by hand. I use to have a video on my YouTube Channel showing how to make dividers for planners. I will make it again showing how to do it for all planner sizes and give dimensions and the whole nine yards.

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