3X5 Stack-o-Cards, Circa and old DayTimer Compact

OK - I've been circa-ing a bit for a while now. I have one stack of 3X5s for scripture memory stuff. I've been looking at using some circa punched 3X5s (short-sided) with a compact Daytimer. They fit nicely with the discs sitting just above the top of the holder. What I'm puzzling over is attaching the cards to the wallet. Now, I have the notecards on the left hand side (as you open it), but not affixed. In this orientation, the right side is mostly useless, except for holding loose cards.

So, suggestions for holding it together?

Jason

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Need visual detail...

Would you please put some pictures up on Flikr ? My brain is very fluffy today and I cannot get a good mind's eye picture from your description.

Also, look at the picture link in this thread-node

It might help.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Photos

It'd likely be tomorrow if I can get them up. I tried to link to a pic of a compact wallet, but Day-Timer's site isn't too kind that way. Here's a google link to a pic on the day-timer site. Follow through to the item in the bottom row, middle "Day-Timer Compact Distressed Leather Open Wallet" and you can see an open view. My circa cards sit on the left hand side now. The slots on the right are oriented wrong.

If this doesn't help, I'll try and post pics of mine tomorrow.

Thanks,
Jason

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life
-- http://javajeb.wordpress.com

I don't think it will work...

the way you want it. I used this style of Daytimer wallet for years, when I used Daytimers. It was designed for their wire-bound 3x5 pages. The binding on those is quite thin, and down the long side. The smallest Cirica rings are what...1/4"?

You could try putting the top-bound circa cards on the left, with the last card tucked into the wallet, but it strikes me as slightly awkward to even have the rings in this thing.

Now, when I stopped using Daytimer pages, I tucked 3x5s in there, and used them just like that, which seems mostly what you are doing. I don't know what you could do much differently...

-Jon

Test for ring size

Hi.

If you can fit a stack of 40 or 50 index cards in your wallet and still close it neatly, then you might be able to use the smallest Rolla discs as a binding on the long edge of your cards.

Alternatively, you could make yourself a custom back for a top-bound stack. You'd need to cut down a plastic file folder, I think.

The idea is that the back cover of your stack would be hinged on the long side and bound with discs on the top side. That way you could attach cards to the cover with discs, then use the 'flap' on the back cover to slide into the pocket of the wallet.

You'd have to fiddle a bit with the shape of the cover to make it work right, but I think it would work.

shris

Aha! I see it!

he idea is that the back cover of your stack would be hinged on the long side and bound with discs on the top side. That way you could attach cards to the cover with discs, then use the 'flap' on the back cover to slide into the pocket of the wallet.

You'd have to fiddle a bit with the shape of the cover to make it work right, but I think it would work.

I see what you are saying, sris! In fact, I just tried it, and it was quite simple. I cut out a bit of cardstock to 5x6 inches, folded the six inches in half, so you have a 3x5 size. Punch 1/2 of the top (with the desktop punch, a bit tricky). It would work! It might be a bit funny, but it's definitely workable...

I'll try to post a pic later, but it's dinner time, and I need to run. Keep eyes peeled on this spot. ;-)

-Jon

Fudging the edges

Hi.

You might have to fudge the two halves a bit--offset them from each other rather than making a big rectangle--but only if the discs have to stick out the top of the wallet to allow it to close.

shris

Pic here

At this LINK

Sris. I see what you are saying, but it would be, I think, a matter of cutting down the half that tucks into the flat. You could make a more complicated piece, but I think it would be easier just cutting down the back flap.

However, all that said, I forgot to mention that I envision those rings really beating up the paper if this were put into a hip pocket--which was where I kept my DT wallet, and where I keep the ductster that you see in my photo linked here. I would never want to put Circa rings into my hip pocket! :-)

-Jon

Link

Denied :-(

But thanks for the testing, shris and jon. I'd like to see what you put together jon. And I was thinking somewhat along those lines. Mine would mostly live in my bag, pulled out for short stuff - grocery, short trips, etc, where I don't want to lug my main planner. It would also serve as a GTD collector. So, I'm looking forward to your pics.

Jason

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life
-- http://javajeb.wordpress.com

My link????

Weird, because I just clicked on it, and it worked. But here is the link de-linkified:
http://diyplanner.com/node/3970

Plus, if you look over to the left, you will see a link under your screen name, named "Recent posts." Clicking on that, you should find the pic somewhere in the list. :-)

I shall try to post more pics on Flickr, too.

-Jon

Me too

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Really weird...

The link works fine when I click on it, but I notice it hasn't shown up in the "recent posts" link. Also, I tried to add a test comment to it, and it got trapped as potential spam. Very weird...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46929749@N00/502357635/

LINKIFIED

Try the above link. There are two photos of it on Flickr. I hope _this_ works, at least!!!

-Jon

Thanks!

For going to all the trouble jon. Looks pretty much like what I was thinking of. But probably using a poly folder or something similar.

Not sure what I'll do, but good ideas nonetheless.

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life
-- http://javajeb.wordpress.com

Definitely...

a poly folder or something more solid than what I did! Mine is just a proof of concept. Right now, I'm using it folded the other way, over the cards, and using it like a cover for a project I'm working on. :-)

-Jon