Planvember Day 16 | Journal Index Flip Out Card


A journal index system is a great way to stay organized. I’m sharing my favorite hack for grouping my journal pages (even with a bound notebook)!

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

Planvember Day 16 | Journal Index Flip Out Card

If you’re new to planning in a notebook, there can be an adjustment period. Before I started using my notebook for planning, I was a ring-bound girl. I was accustomed to removing pages and organizing them in tabs. I could easily group things by category or function.

“But, Megan,” you say. “That’s impossible in a bound notebook! What will we ever do?” Don’t worry, I got your back! I’m sharing my favorite indexing hack, and it will probably become your favorite, too.

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

During this morning’s live Facebook video, I walked you through the process of making a flip out card to use in your journal index system. It allows you to label the edges of your pages by category. The card is a guide for where to place your stickers on the right spot on the page. You can even assign a page to more than one category.

I had this gorgeous wrapping paper leftover from a JB Welly shipment, so I upcycled it into my flip out card. In fact, I had a huge pile of papers to choose from during the live video (yes, I buy many, many journals), and you all helped me pick out this bright plum and turquoise printed paper. I really love the way it pops against my mint Scribbles That Matter notebook.

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

If you’re new to this blog series, here’s the basic rundown… Every weekday of November at 10:30 central time, I’m bringing you a new journal video LIVE on my Facebook page. I wanted to do this in real-time for a few reasons:

  1. You get a realistic idea of how much time to set aside for journaling. It can be frustrating to watch the “YouTube Magic” happen in 10 minutes, only to find out you may need an hour to recreate the page. You get the real deal with my live videos.
  2. You can ask questions and give suggestions.
  3. It’s more fun to interact with you live!

Scroll down to watch the video. As promised, I’ve included all the links to supplies below for your convenience.

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

When it comes to supplies, I usually think it’s best to start with what you have. Supplies aren’t as important as how you use them! I share what I use, but feel free to experiment on your own.

Links to supplies mentioned:

** The Journaling Sisters Virtual Seminar that I mentioned is taking place December 3rd, 2017. I’m taking the course, and I worked out a discounted rate for my readers. I really hope you’ll join me. There are only 30 seats available in the class, though, so grab your spot now!

More ways to watch the rest of this series:

    • Watch LIVE on my Facebook page (10:30 U.S. Central Time)
    • My YouTube Channel: Planvember Playlist
    • Go to the Planvember section of the website for a list of all posts. Each post (like the one you’re reading) contains the video for the day and any helpful links we talked about.

Do you use a special journal index hack to stay organized? Whether it’s in the front, back, or sides of your journal, I want to hear about it! Drop me a comment and let me know your tricks and tips. 

An easy journal index flip out card to organize your planning pages. #journal #plannerhack #bujo

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Megan Rutell is the blogger behind Page Flutter. She's also a writer, stationery lover, Air Force veteran, and homesick Colorado girl.

2 thoughts on “Planvember Day 16 | Journal Index Flip Out Card”

  1. Megan, your presentation is enjoyable and your son is the same.I love the way you are able to continue with him there and the loving way you treat him. I wish all children would have the treatment and visible love you share with him. God Bless.

    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I am grateful for every minute I have with my kids (even when that means adjusting my own expectations ????). Parenting is hard. Being a kid is hard. We’re going through it together, so we might as well remember that we’re on the same team, right? Thanks so much for your kindness and encouragement. 🙂

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