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DIY Planner Folders

by Brandy Burke
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These are among the coolest planner folders out there — and I am sure of it because I created them!

I wanted a folder that would close all the way so I could hold receipts and other important papers in them without everything spilling out every time I moved my planner. What I ended up with was a product that I sold for a while (successfully) on Etsy before having an executive career, a family, a blog and an Etsy shop became too much.

Since then, these little paper organizational dreams have just been sitting on my computer, and I’ve decided to share them with you, so that you can make them for your own personal use. Making them to sell or selling my pattern would be just plain rude – please don’t do that.

The folder is tri-fold with tab for easy labeling. You can create whatever size folder you prefer, but this particular pattern is sized for a personal ring style binder. It features two interior pockets and I know you’re going to love it.

DIY Planner Folders – Supplies Needed

DIY Planner Folders Steps

  • Cut a 9.5″ by 6.75″ rectangle from your double sided cardstock. I use a paper trimmer, but you can use my template.
  • Score the folder at the 8″ and the 4″ mark
  • Cut three sides of the tab with your Xacto Knife – this will help it to pop out
  • Add adhesive dot
  • Cut folder pockets from pattern and score at lines (0.75″)
  • Fold scored pocket edges and apply strong adhesive, position on folder and hold down until dry.

Fold and then hole punch using whatever hole punch best matches your planner.

Download the DIY Planner Folders Template

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DIY planner folders with free printable pattern template

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Michelle April 2, 2019 - 2:03 am

I love the fold out. But, I can not get it open the pattern.

Elke Rigoni May 9, 2019 - 7:08 am

I can’t get access to the planner folder template. Could you pls help

Brandy Burke January 31, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Hi to access the templates, you’ll need to click “Like” to like Goodstuffmama on Facebook. That will remove the overlay of protection so that you can click and download – as mentioned in the blog post, this won’t work if you’re on mobile or tablet – it can only be accessed through a laptop or desktop device. Thanks!


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