Hello! I wanted to share with you today my #darlingdori set up, and how I am currently using this as my planner, notes, and system to keep myself organized with It's Paper, Dear.
Inside, I have 2 inserts from May Designs, as well as an inexpensive planner from Target. I simply looped the planner through one of the elastics just like you would a more typical insert. In the pockets I keep our planner stickers that I wish to use when decorating my planner. I embellished the cover of the planner with a Project Life card and sticker.
Here's a little peek into my planner and my typical to do lists. As you can see the paper in this planner is very thin and I am looking for another one that I can use in my #darlingdori. I was really excited though, to see that in addition to typical inserts, I could also fit a spiral bound planner in it!
In addition to the pockets we sew into all of our dori's, I have also added a pocket system made for the traditional Midori Traveler's Notebook. I thought I had ordered one with credit card slots, but it did not arrive that way, so I simply sewed a one myself to carry our business cards. I will probably sew some more slots to add other cards, and perhaps a couple of photos.
In the back plastic pocket I carry some paper clips, a ruler, receipts, and post it notes. In the back lace pocket, I am going to slide in an extra little notebook to do the Lister's Gotta List challenge. I am really enjoying having all of these items with me in one complete system!
To give you an idea of how we add our elastics, I took the photo below.
As you can see, we use nice gold eyelets, and the way we do our elastics allows for the most room to add your inserts, and also ensures that your inserts do not get bent the way many fauxdori inserts do when the elastics are connected vertically rather than horizontally.
To be honest, what has surprised me the most about using a fauxdori, specifically our #darlingdori system, is how much I am enjoying it. I have always been a huge fan of the binder style planners, but I love all of the options I can add to my dori, and having everything in one place has been a lifesaver.
We will be back soon with how co-founder Zie, uses her #darlingdori and a tutorial for creating a fun insert for your dori.