On my last post about sweet Chamomile, I mentioned my struggle with vertical card slots.
I am happy to say I found my way around it! Yay!
So that’s what I will go over on this post.
First, a little history on why I dislike vertical card slots.
See, I was very lucky to really love an impulse purchase I did back in the days.
Sometimes I still want to bang my head on the wall because “it was working, it was working! Why did I have to go out and *experiment*? Darn, darn, darn”
Anyway, as I am already out and about trying new styles I know will keep experimenting, but I believe one of these days Mr. Fins will have to pop out of the shelf again.
So one of the “BESTEST”features of Mr. Fins was this:
He would sit pretty – not laying down – inside my purse and I would have access to my debit card WITHOUT taking him out of the bag. The card would slide in and out just like that (snap fingers here).
From an outsider point-of-view it would seem like I was carelessly tossing the card inside my purse rather then placing it securely into the card slot.
After I left Mr. Fins I could never get that practicality again.
Not even with a mini. The organizer is so small that the it doesn’t “sit” inside my purse. It doesn’t even lay. It does a lap inside my purse.
Well, there I am loving, caring and sighting at the pretty little hearts of Chamomile thinking “if it would only have horizontal card slots” .
**Then an a-ha moment!**
I had my idea, went after it and got this:
|See that gray stripe? So, it’s my debit card.|
Pretty close, huh? I got so excited with the end result that I did a little dance with Chamomile in hands. Haha.
So, how did I get the card to stick up like that?
A very sophisticated solution I must say.
Here it is:
Ta-daaaaaaa ***drum rolls***
Get it? Get it?
I added pocket size card holders!
pretty good, huh? *leaning back to proudly enjoy*
If you decide to do this at home, I must admit you need to have nerves! Nerves to be ruthless to the point of doing this:
CHOPPING UP THE CARD HOLDER’S CORNER!
That is because obviously, the ring gets in the way.
If this is too brutal for you – which I totally understand – you could also place the the entire card holder one whole down. That will prevent any cutting off but the debit card will not be easily accessible. You would still have to open the organizer to pull it out.
Going back to the first solution, you really can’t be too careless when sliding the card in and out. As it is secured by only three wholes instead of all six, it gets very wobbly:
If you read Chamomile’s review, we now have one more “con” to add to her list: resistance to
The result is good but just kind-of-sorta.
But, you know….. it is Chamomile….. all her flaws are irrelevant considering her amazingly practical rings, right?
I already moved out of her!
My darn, darn, darn “experimenting bug”, bit me again!
I am in serious planner fail!
I wasn’t kidding when I said that “A Solid Attempt!” with Filofax Swap 4 is on its way!
Keep tuned dear readers, keep tuned!
And THIS SATURDAY ——————————–> Mini Filofax MeetUp in NY! Yay! See you there! 🙂