Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Outlawz 2000 Member Party & Blog Hop - EXTENDED!


Welcome to The Outlawz Blog hop! The party has been extended to July 7!

We have a LOT of prizes! You do have to be a member of The Outlawz in order to qualify for any of the prizes, but that's easy. And free. Just click here to join and to see all of the prizes available to be won.

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!

Each blog has a prize, and there is a grand prize for one person who visits and leaves a comment on all 8 blogs. I have the honor of hosting for The Outlawz Color Challenge Team. My blog prize is a full 1 year subscription to the Through The Craft Room Door magazine.

To be eligible for the prizes, please leave a comment on each blog.  If you become a follower you will have two chances for that blog's prize! (Please comment that you are a current or new follower) Each blog has different prizes, so you will want to visit all of them!

Let's get hopping! Have fun and good luck! To win the grand prize for visiting all the blogs and leaving a comment for each one - return to this page and enter your name at the bottom of the page by clicking on the blue froggy (add your link). You need to be a member of The Outlawz to win, but that's easy - just sign up while you are there, and welcome to the family.

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.

 - Once you have decorated and hole-punched all of your envelopes, you can tie them into your base. I used a darning needle and embroidery floss to tie mine in.
- And this is what the inside looks like.

-          Now have fun and get organized.


130 comments:

Pryn said...

LOVE this tutorial, Teresa!!! I cannot wait to make one of these! I think I may make a few for gifts too! TFS :)

Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

Sandra said...

Fantastic idea Teresa, I am so going to make one of these, you made it look so simple. :)S

Nadja said...

What a wonderful Idea!! Love it.

Darlene Lyons said...

What a wonderful creative idea!! Great work Teresa! I'm going to try it out as a gift for my mother in law!! Hugs

Trina said...

I need to implement this system into my budgeting! Your tutorial and final product are fabulous!!

Cindy :) said...

FANTASTIC :) My grandmother did something similar, every pay day,when my grandfather came home from the bank they went in the bedroom, she pulled out the shoe box that contained all the envelopes, they divided up all the cash and put into their respective envelopes, she didn't actually carry them around, she just took out the money from them as she needed it. But this is way prettier than her system, and I agree, I don't like "ugly" either, LOL great tut gf, hugs

Crystal R said...

What a great idea! I am definitely going to have to make one to hold our monthly receipts. I just became a follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Colleen Holmes said...

What a cool idea and a cool tutorial to go with it! I love the concept and with the pretty envelopes spells success to me. I need a budget - esp. a craft one! Hugz!

Penny said...

Teresa, my daughter and SIL took classes from Dave Ramsey. They have used this cash system, but not in such a pretty set-up! What a great idea you have here! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

debbie said...

cool idea...
thanks for Sharing
Debbie Ebat

Anne Fenton said...

Great idea Teresa...love the tutorial\Huggz

Lorianna said...

LOVE your Tut!!!
Your blog is fabulous!!
Thanks so much for the chance to win such yummy hop candy!!
Hugs
Lorianna

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow! Magnificent. another great tutorial and more gifts to be made. Hugs sistah

Tonya said...

Oh wow this is great! Looks like fun. Thank you so much for sharing. :o)

Theresa said...

Great tutorial Teresa! Never heard of this budgeting system, but I am intrigued by the idea. I think your design can be used for a lot of things - I'm thinking of making one to keep all my receipts in because they are always such a mess in my purse. Thanks for the inspiration, and big hugs to you!

Allisa said...

Great Idea......thinking I really need to move to the cash system! Thanks for the chance to win!

hoptownracer1 said...

Wow, great idea! Thanks for the tutorial! I have seen people use jars, but not the envelopes. I always welcome budgeting advice! Thanks again!

Stephanie Morana said...

thanks for the tutorial! great idea

ursula Uphof said...

Teresa, this is just very clever, can be used for many things, I will certainly get on with one soon. Thanks so much, hugs Ursula

Tabbatha said...

What a great tutorial Teresa. My mom is a cash-only kinda of gal, so this is a perfect Christmas present for her!

Thanks so much!

Margaret said...

Oh what a clever idea, and espcially that you took the original idea and jazzed it up to look pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Laurian said...

Fantastic project and the tutorial makes it very simple to make, thank you Teresa, I think we will all be making one of these!
Love the card as well!
Hugs,

Regina Hardy said...

Wow, this is so cool Teresa. I am most definitely going to have to make this. This would make a cute gift too I think. Great job!

jeannejj said...

Getting organized is always my goal. Thanks for very clear instructions and for a great project.

Carla S. said...

Brilliant project, Teresa! It's such a great idea and you've decorated the envelopes wonderfully! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

Debra Miller said...

Great idea Teresa, perfect for budgeting - love it!

Pat said...

Teresa, your tut is awesome! I am with you on having things pretty and you outdid yourself on making such a useful, practical idea beautiful! Hugs, Pat

Julie E said...

I didn't know budgeting could ever look so nice!

Arabella said...

Teresa what a great idea! Thanks for the fab tutorial!

Arabella

Jamie_G said...

What a wonderful idea!! I LOVE organization and this will make it super easy. THANK YOU!!

Caroline said...

Thanks Teresa ! I might use this idea to make a mini album...

Soni B said...

what a great concept...and ever so pretty thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

I've never seen or heard of these before - they're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

Great idea, Teresa - so clever! Thanks so much for sharing... I am already your follower :) Hugs...

Holly said...

Great tutorial and what a great idea!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a cute way to dress up your envies! thanks for sharing! :)

Olivia said...

Pat on the back for a gret budget system and love the way you added a creative flair to this project. Thanks for the tutorial.

Patricia St Martin said...

Teresa, Love your tutorial and you did a awesome job. Have to come back so I can make one. TFS! I will become a follower if I'm not.
Hugs xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

OH WOW Teresa - this looks like FUN!!! Not being from your side of the pond, I am not familar with the term 'cash envelope system' but this looks like it would work! Great tutorial and thanks! Now do you have a tutorial on how to stop my fingers dipping into the "Food" envelope to pay for crafty supplies?
LOL:!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leflang
Durban
South Africa

Linda Anderson said...

This is fabulous!! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Linda

Linda W. said...

I too love this tut and can't wait to make one to clean up my purse! it will also be wonderful to use for my various refill prescrips notes.

I'm from Cuba City WI.

ibalady said...

Wonderfully practical and elegant. yours is definitely more evolved and prettier than the original . I definitely think that the tip about folding back the envelope flap is the secret to its being more organized and easier to use . Love your thinking. Way to go Im a new follower as of this morning. feel free to visit my blog

Denise E. said...

Great tutorial. I have several friends using this system so great gift idea for me. Thank you for sharing.

Lynne said...

Lots prettier and will keep the envelopes from getting frayed and torn. Great tutorial.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

I'm a new follower and thank you for sharing such an awesome idea. Brilliant.

TaylorMade said...

What a great idea, I will have to make some of these.. Thxs

Scrappin Chris said...

Super neat idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Karen Roth said...

What an inventive idea and a darling way to do it....Got ot have things prettified!

Cheri said...

Stunning and functional, Teresa! I love this idea and I have heard of Dave Ramsey - his system helped some dear friends of mine who were trying to stay on a budget with 3 small babies while going working and finishing college degrees (pretty scarey stuff in this day and age!). They would have loved one of these. Thanks for sharing this great idea. It's AWESOME!
Hugs,
Cheri

Steph said...

Wow, what great organization - and pretty too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, I'm a new follower :)

Paper Bagley said...

Excellent...I need to follow through with making this...Outlaw from Oregon obsorbing your knowledge. With all the talent throughout this hop I hope to get inspired to create at the end. Thanks for all you do,Tootsie from Astoria

Charlene Mitchell said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Teresa. Super idea and definitely much prettier than white envelopes! 'Hi' from a fellow Canadian (Burlington, ON)

Jo said...

Great Tutorial Teresa. What a fun project. Also watched you video on the side bar. Too funny.

Jessica S said...

Wow, what a neat concept for budgeting and yes, it is very PRETTY! Awesome step by step. TFS. So happy to be hopping with my favorite Outlawz Girls today!!
:O)
Jessica S

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh my, fantastic project...thanks so much for sharing...Hugs! Leah Ann

Ellapu said...

What a fantastic idea and perhaps it might just kerb my spending with your system. So pretty too. Thank you for sharing this fab idea hun
Hugz Elaine x

Angela said...

Hey great project Teresa! hugs Angela Hoynes

Rona said...

This is a great idea!! I have heard Dave Ramsey's budget system but have never done it. Fabulous tutorial.

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great idea. Love it. Nicely explained too. Thanks for sharing this. I'm a new follower. #200, Yay for you!!!

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

V said...

Im a new follower!!!
Veronica
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com
thanks for a second chance to win!!

V said...

This is so neat and fuctional thnaks for a tutorial on how you make it!!
veronica
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Great tutorial..thanks so much for sharing..
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

Hi! My name is Sarah B. And my family loves hockey. I really like your frame! The picture is beautiful!!

Deonna Bemish said...

This is an awesome tutorial. I will have to share this with my friend who actually uses this system. It would also make a great coupon organizer. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Very creative idea.

vee m. said...

Thanks. You made sticking to a budget look like fun. lol...veronica

Darla said...

Great idea and tutorial. Need to do a little budgeting myself especially on crafts but then again maybe not.

Ann said...

wow i just love it.i am now one of your follower

CraftyMomFL said...

What a Great idea - I think this would make a super-nice present for my daughter, who needless to say, has a hard time making a budget and sticking to it. And BTW - I am a new follower of your blog and recent Outlawz member

In paper heaven said...

Fabulous way to organize a number of things cash, coupons, receipts, checks and more I'm sure. Thanks for the tutorial.
Loretta

Roxann said...

Fantastic Teresa! I can't wait to make one!
hugz,
Roxann

Sylvia said...

Great idea Teresa. I love how you took a practical organizational tool and made it your own --and pretty too! Thanks for sharing.

Starla B. said...

What a neat idea! I had never heard of that cash system before, but it sounds like a good idea. We don't usually use cash in my household...but it makes sense! Thank you so much for sharing!

xx Star

Sandi's Samples said...

This is such a creative idea! I can think of so many uses for one.
Huggs

Erla Maria said...

This is a brilliant idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lorraine said...

I've never heard of the cash system before. Thanks for sharing. Your organizer is cool and beautiful!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

I have GOT to make one of these. Haven't found a good way to use the envelope system, and this is the best one yet!

Joanne G said...

Thank you for you Tut! So helpful and just right for one of my projects!

Donna said...

What a wonderful idea! I think I will make one of these for my daughter. She has such a difficult time keeping money straight. So appreciate this tutorial!

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic idea, Teresa! I definitely have to do this and I'm going to make one for my daughter, also. You already know that I follow you by e-mail and have for a long time. :-D Hugs

Julia said...

Love your tutorial, you make it look so easy, functional & pretty. I think I need to make one, but I need to add one envelope to budget my crafts, lol. Became a follower. Ty also for making us newbies feel welcome, you all are wonderful.
Hugs,
Julia

Floweret said...

Oh this was a great tutorial, easy to follow and a good idea! thanks a lot.

Pam D said...

Great tut! What a beautiful and clever way to stay organized, TFS!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Great idea and you made it looks so easy to do - tfs :)

Sandra said...

Like your tutorial Teresa!!
For some reason I can't "follow"you.
can't find the button :)

Debra Smith said...

I have never heard of this, but it makes sense and I'm going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hugs..

Sandra said...

Yeah, the "follow" button is in it's place!
Now I,m a new follower:)

Laura K said...

Great idea and cute to boot! Thank you for sharing!

Anniebee said...

This is such a great idea, Teresa! I know who Dave Ramsay is but I was not familiar with this system. Your organizer is so cute and well-made too! Love it!

Hugs,
Anne

Zezza said...

Oh thats so neat!!

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty and great idea, hugs, Lori m

Dawn said...

Great tutorial, I really need to get organized this will come in handy

Kathi Silvia said...

What a great idea! I have a friend who separates money in her wallet in this way...I should make her one of these! She would love it! Thanks!!

Marie Gamber said...

wonderful tutorial. thank yo for sharing!
Hugs,
Marie

Tammylee said...

What a fun project! Great blog hop!

deb said...

Great idea. Can't wait to try this.

Marybug said...

Great idea thnak you for thr tut.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful tutorial!!!

Card Crafty Club said...

Awesome!!!!

Em's Thoughts said...

What a great idea. I tried the Dave Ramsey idea, but with all those envelopes loose, it didn't work for me. This is great. I'm a new follower and diggin' your blog. TFS

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a great idea, and super cute on top!

Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

Lagene said...

Great budgeting tool! Thanks for the tutorial!

Laine said...

Great tutorial Teresa!! I can't wait to make one of my own. TFS

Hugs,

Laine

Olga said...

Well done...this is so clever. Hope you have a fantastic day!

Mary J Scrapper said...

What a fun idea. Might have to try this one myself. TFS

Chana said...

Theresa, I just loved watching I'm a Daddy and I know it! Such great fun. Fabulous production values.

Big Hugz,
Chana

Cheryl L. said...

Nice idea! Practical and fun!

Beverly Hubbard said...

Love your tutorial it is very helpful.

Bonnie said...

Clever idea, great tutorial!

Julie Richards said...

Hi! i am a follower who thinks yes, its pretty, functional and truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing
hugs Julie

Kathy Salazar said...

Oh My Goodness! What a fabulous tut! Thank you so much- I can't wait to make one for coupons for my secret pal at work! Thank you again and also for the fun prize op!

Shelby said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I appreciate all of the hard work you've done to bring this to all of us.

Shelby

grandmaplenty said...

This is so cute! I don't carry cash but I would definately use it for coupons. I'm going to make these for my daughters too!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Creative way to save money on those money saving coupons one takes to the store with them....sweet deal.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

how very cute and creative! thank you so much for this tutorial~ hugs, Karen

Amy Heffernan said...

My Mum taught me the same thing, although I have never heard it called a cash envelope system. Such a clever way of pretty-ing up a functional item. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a nice tutorial.
now I just need to find time to make one!

Warm Regards
Polksdotlady

Margaret said...

What a fabulous idea for anything that you want to keep together in a envelope. Thanks for the tutorial.

pamselinski said...

what a cute and clever not to mention pretty idea. Can't wait to try it out myself. I just signed up to follow this blog and am so excited to follow the inspiration. Thanks so much

Karen said...

What a great organized system, oh and it's cute! Love it.
Karen
stampinQT@comcast.net

Renee said...

What a great idea....where was this years ago when I was tucking money away in envelopes to pay my bills!

Kathi said...

Your envelope system is wonderful.

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

Shalana said...

Super cute idea...TFS your technique!

Dena J said...

Wow! Perfectly organized and very pretty. Way to make being sensible fun :-)

Karen L said...

Cute project and great tutorial!

Cathi said...

What an unique idea. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial - will have to give this a go.

Jackiekg said...

I haven't heard about this
system but it's a great idea.
You explained very nicely how
to put the envelopes together,
and they are pretty. Thanks
for sharing.

Laine said...

Great tutorial Teresa!! I hope to have time over the weekend to make one or two.

Hugs

Laine

simplyhuffman said...

Neat and tidy idea - thanks for the tutorial!

NJMullins said...

Cool idea!