Category Archives: Filofax

New Shop items!

More pretty things for your planner! I just want to say how so very grateful I am for every single purchase and blog reader who follows me. I never thought that there was so many people in the world who loved pretty accessories for their planners as much as I did! Let’s go over a few new shop items!


It’s getting harder and harder to get Hambly Overlays – like VERY hard! Sadly, they are being extinct slowly but surely. They will someday just be gone – and its so sad because they are beautiful! However, I was able to find THREE other manufacturers who do make something similar. Above are three new designs that I just adore. They aren’t the same thick quality as the HO but they are just as adorable. And they were designed by the ever so talented Allison Kreft – who we know was also affiliated with HO. In addition, her paperclips are also in the store. I was able to purchase them in bulk, so split up into a set of 5 for $2.25!20140403-165518.jpg

Also in the store, are the awesome 7mm We R Memory Keepers washi. They are also the same size as the pastel washi in the store here. They are so perfect for the planners since its the same size as a highlighter. 20140403-165537.jpg

I love bookmark clips. These are perfect because they are flat and metal! These came straight from Tokyo, so they take a little longer to come in. More will be in the shop soon! 20140403-165628.jpg

And of course, more overlays/dashboards! I am expecting more gold HO ones in soon – imagine the peacock one in gold! Yes – coming soon! Of course the clouds was a huge success in the my shop, I was able to find a secondary alternative. Its a “doodle” version – basically as if someone drew it on! Hearts, banners, stars! Oh My!20140403-165657.jpg

I love Project Life. And what else I love are the dividers. They are a bit larger than your usual planner ones, so I trimmed them down for you and punched the holes right in. What’s also cool is I cut slit in the holes so you can easily pop them in without opening your rings!20140403-165718.jpgAnd of course, if you have been following my Facebook feed – YES, I am seriously in the works of creating a monthly subscription box of adorable goodies. The item will include 10-12 pieces priced starting at $19.99. Both international and domestic – and both planner sizes – personal and A5 (future sizes to come). It will include washi tape, pens, clips, stickers, mark-its, dashboards, etc. It will also include the option for add-ons. So leave a comment below if this is something you will be interested in and I will be starting a newsletter soon for it.

And once again, thank you thank you thank you – for ALL of your support.


Personal Original Yellow Filofax

I can not believe I am saying this, but I recently sold my hot pink Filofax! I know! Crazy huh? She was seriously my pride and joy, but I could not, and I mean NOT deal with the short strap. I found an online store at Amazon UK called Just Sports and Leather (thanks to fellow instagrammer @handmadebycharlottevictoria) that sold the longer strap. But don’t worry, I believe the new shipments every store is getting has the new strap. For your information, the older strap was 3.5 inches (8.5 cm), while the new strap is 4 inches (9.5 cm).

Here are some photos to compare:


Here they are side by side.


Hard to see here, since it was taken on my car console


Doodling for week 46


Use my special pen (more coming soon in shop) for the doodling on the tape.


On my desk


Its Thanksgiving week and this is stressing me out just to look at it!

What about you? How does your Thanksgiving week look? Post it below in the comments and I’ll take a peek!

Flash Sale Preview

If you are following my Instagram feed ( you would be able to see some previews of things I have coming up for sale in my Destash Flash Sale.

Some things going up for sale:

Pocket Size bundle of dashboards: 5 sheets in 1 pack for $4
Personal Size bundle of dashboards: 5 sheets in 1 pack for $5
A5 Size bundle of dashboards: 4 sheets in 1 pack for $6





And what about those Studio Calico subscriptions stamps:

Dashboards anyone?

Also, amongst the items from my scrapbook room, I’ll also be listing some infamous Filofaxes from my collection! Do you also remember that awesome pen I got from Houston that writes so awesome on washi? Yep! That’s in it too! Some gold doilies, manila tags, envelopes – a great deal of tidbits from the old Paper Addict store!

Tomorrow, Thursday 11/21 at 12pm, you will be able to preview the listings and prices. So make your wishlist! Because once its gone – its gone. I’ve decided to keep the link as the site since I figured it was much easier for everyone including me!

Happy Shopping! See you tomorrow at the sneak!


New Items in Shop!

Wooohoooo! A whole new shipment of awesome and beautifully silk-screened Hambly Overlays just shipped my way. And this time, I am pretty sure it won’t sell out as fast as last time.

This time, they come in all sizes!

Which one is your fave? When I return from New York City on Monday, stay tuned for a 3000 Follower giveaway! Check out the new stuff at International shipping as well!

Metropol Amber (Personal) Review

I fell so much in love with the warm orange Metropol – but sadly, it has been sold out and rare everywhere online.

When I saw the Amber Metropol on Filofax’s Norway website, I had to buy it! As I received it in the mail, I started to have buyer’s remorse, since I felt what I paid for it was pretty steep for a non-leather binder.


Smooth leather-like cover


Side view


Pretty thick and plushed


Inside view


Interior binder


Signature emboss



Mesh pocket


2 pen loops


Pen loops on both sides

2000 Instagram Follower Giveaway

I am so sad that so many of my followers (and friends) missed out on the dashboard sale – so I have decided to do a little giveaway for 4 lucky winners! Winners will get a page finder, small and medium leaflet, and 2 rolls of washi.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Be a blog subscriber by entering your email on the sidebar! And leave a comment here telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
  • LIKE Hello Paper Addict and leave a comment under the giveway picture telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
  • Follow on Instagram @cathy_vee under the giveaway picture telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
  • Be a member of the Philofaxy Group on Facebook and I will pick one random winner!

Here’s the photo (only entries under this particular photo will count):

You have many chances to win, and if you do all 4, you can win all 4 – if you’re lucky enough!

Good Luck everyone! Winner will be announce Wednesday, July 24 – 8pm PST. International entries are welcomed.
(This is now closed. Winners have been posted)

Paper Addict Filofax Leaflets/Dashboards

I was planning on writing a full blown blog entry about the things I just listed in the shop! But they sold out in 3 hours!


For those who missed out on them, please like Hello Paper Addict to get up to date news on when they get in the shop.

Also I am about to hit 2000 followers on Instagram! So I’m doing a giveaway this Sunday (TOMORROW)!

Good luck tomorrow! And thanks for reading as always!


Review: The Original Pink Filofax

I originally had posted this blog along with how I organized in my filofax, but realized it should be in its own blog entry. I will be doing a review on all the filofaxes, and other planners I have – including my Louis Vuitton.


It’s made of a nice, sturdy thick leather. It reminds me of the leather strap material you find in the Louis Vuitton monogram bags. That nice calfskin, thick leather. It also smells like leather – so this is the real deal. The color is a bright and neon pink. The stitching looks white, buts its actually a very light ivory or tan color. The epoxy button says  ”FILOFAX” in capital print, “The Original” in a brush script font, “est. in 1921″ in lowercase font.


Its about 2 inches thick. Great stitching work!


The filofax when closed.


The leather is a nice and thick leather.

As mentioned in my review in this blog, here are the pros/cons.


  • Its a very durable planner, this can withstand a few beatdowns if cared for properly
  • The color is unique, I have yet seen a neon agenda like this except the Kate Spade Deborah Wellesley – but her’s is a more deep bright fuschia.
  • The embossing inside is very classy
  • It’s not too heavy once filled
  • The binder rings allows about 2 inches of paper
  • There are 2 pen holders
  • The epoxy button on the clasp is gorgeous
  • It lays flat!


  • The strap is way to short, and it rubs against the edge of the binder so some normal wear and tear would be accelerated due to this
  • The brown elastic band inside
  • The location of the pen loops
  • The leather is easily scratchable – I already have a slight dent/scratch on the cover
  • Some might say its TOO bright



My lining is a little different from others I have seen.


I love the embossed left side.