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This isn't just an ordinary blog hop! There are 8 blogs for you to visit. Each blog has either a tutorial on how to make something or a technique pertaining to paper crafting!
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If you came from Tina's blog you are in the right place. If not, you may want to go to the beginning, which is Colleen's blog. Below is a list of the blogs on the hop. You will go to Cindy's blog next.
Blog Hop Order
The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes
CAS Host: Pryn Garritan
Greetings Host: Tina Gilliland
Color Host: Teresa Arsenault
Sketch Host: Cindy Potentier
Twisted Thursdays Host: Patricia St Martin
Copic/Promarkers Host: Darlene Lyons
Paper Ala Mode: Theresa Lee
Thanks for visiting. Now here is my project and tutorial.
If you have ever heard of Dave Ramsay and the Financial Peace University, you will recognize the term cash envelope system. Actually, I only heard it called that in the last couple of years, but I incorporated the system into my budgeting years ago when I was raising a family on a budget.
For my own system, I had a stash of envelopes in my purse on which I had written things like, "Clothing", "Gifts", "Allowances", "Groceries". Dave Ramsay's envelope system is contained within a checkbook-like cover on which you also write the names of your cash categories. It's a little neater than mine was; however, in both systems finding the exact envelope and laying hands on the cash is a pain and an embarrassment as you fumble through your barely distinguishable categorized envelopes at the cash. On top of that, both systems are UGLY. I don't like to use anything ugly; do you?
So I decided to develop my own envelope system that is pretty, fun and functional. I can easily (and quickly) find the cash I want for whatever category I need. It takes no more time than opening a well-organized wallet. I even store my (categorized) coupons in there. And did I mention that it is pretty?
Cash Budget Organizer Instructions:
- 3 5/8” x 6 ½” security envelopes (# of categories you want to use)
- 7” x 11 ½” sheet of heavy paper or (preferably) cardstock
- Score long (11 1/2") side at 2”, 2 ¼”, 6 ¼”, 6 ½”, 6 ¾”, 7”, 7 ¼”, 7 ½”
- Fold 2 ¼” score line toward the inside; fold 2” score line likewise. This will give you the top flap of your organizer
- Valley fold at 6 ¼” and 7 ½” score lines; this is the bottom of your organizer
- Mountain fold at 6 ½” and 7 ¼” score lines
- Valley fold at 6 ¾” and 7” score lines; this will create a ¼” valley in which to set your envelopes
- Pinch up your mountain folds on each side and hole punch (1/16”) about ½” in. Hole punch the bottoms of your envelopes to line up with these holes. You will tie the envelopes into this space.
- (Optional) For extra firmness, you may want to punch holes and tie in the middle as well.
- Before decorating your envelopes, fold the flap to the front of the envelope and glue it down. The printed inside becomes part of your design and, minus the flap in the back, it is much easier to get at your cash.
- Decorate your envelopes and outside of your organizer as you wish. I used a layered die cut and Velcro closure for the front of mine.
- Now have fun and get organized.