So you want to put your Plum Paper Planner ( or Erin Condren ) in a A5 ring binder…
If you have not yet ordered your planner make a note on the order that you want it to come un- coiled and un-punched!
You will need a few tools
- A5 Ring Planner Filofax Domino or Carpe Diem
- A5 Hole Punch
- Paper Trimmer
- Washi Tape
- Needle Nose Pliers ( If you are starting with a coiled Planner)
- Corner Rounder Punch (If you want to round the corners)
I started with a un-punched planner from Plum Paper, if you start with a coiled planner , simply straighten the end of your coil with the pliers and twist it back out. Now this is the point where some people decide to use sticker paper or washi to cover the holes and just punch with the A5 punch , I would simply trim the holes off.
***I am using a page from an EC notebook to show all of this.
Now I took my un-punched planner and trimmed off 1 cm on every single page where it would have been punched. After that I was ready to punch my pages!
So next I marked where the bottom of my punch should sit and top of each page with some washi tape. The top of the page sat at the bottom of the washi marking the page placement, and the bottom of the punch sat at the top of the piece of washi marking the punch placement.
Be sure to push the page all way into the punch and to firmly press down evenly on the punch also only do a few pages at a time! If for some reason you miss punch a page grab some coordinating washi and washi over the holes and re punch! I love wahsi tape!
After all my pages were punched I rounded the corners with my punch. In all the whole process took me about an hour with the kids in toe! (And I only messed up 1 page!)