How to create Planner Folders

Today I’ll be showing you how you can make Planner Folder inserts with an Envelope Punch Board!

We always need a little additional storage in our planners.  I decided to make a couple of folders for mine.  They even have pockets so loose things don’t fall out as easily.

I use mine to hold post-its on the inner side (so they don’t get knocked off as easy).  Also, you could organize important pages by punching them and holding them inside, just like a normal folder.  Awesomeness!

How to create Planner Folders

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own planner folders:

  • A 12 X 12 sheet of Scrapbook paper
  • Envelope punch board
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Scoring board
  • Strong adhesive
  • Hole punch for your type of planner

(I’ll include links to the supplies that I used later in the post)

Video Tutorial

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Here’s how to make planner folders

Start with 1 sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.  

Images and instructions for project. Repeat.

STEP 1: Using your scoreboard, score the 12 x 12 paper it at 6 inches and fold in half on the scored line.

STEP 2: With the envelope punch board, punch on the open side to make your tab.

STEP 3:  Trim the excess, leaving just the tab on that edge.


STEP 4: We are also making a pocket.  Measure a divider or other insert to know where to place the fold.

STEP 5: Score at the mark

STEP 6: Fold at the mark and burnish the fold.


STEP 7: Trim the excess at the fold


STEP 8:  Adhere the pockets in place (outer edge) with a strong adhesive… I’m using score-tape.

Adhering with Score-tape

STEP 9:  Trim, if needed, for perfection 🙂

Planner Folder

 Done!  Just punch the holes for your planner, and it’s ready to use.


*Listed below are some of the products that I used, and may contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!  All of the products that I used were personally purchased.

I hope that you enjoyed this project and are inspired to do some Planner Crafting!  Please let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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How to create Planner Folders

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