Pretty Cash Envelope System

Friday, October 03, 2014 Aimee Larsen 1 Comments

I have not posted a craft in such a long time.  This one was one I was doing for myself and based off of a tutorial by Kelleigh Ratzlaff. LOVE HER!  I took the tutorial and tweaked it a bit to suit my needs and probably yours too if your not into major hole punching and sewing.  This is a cut and paste craft for anyone.

Last fall my husband and I took Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University seminar and passed!
Well, completed.

We started working hard, chucking more money at debt and that was great but we never got a chance to get going with our cash envelope system.  We were still swiping the ol' debit card and we couldn't even feel the money leave our possession. So, we spend it more willingly and easily.

Then, my husband asked me to be the money manager since I am home all day while he works, it only made sense.  So I pulled up an old Pinterest tutorial by Kelleigh Ratzlaff that I LOVED I had pinned a long time ago and got busy.

Only, I had to do it my way.

I went ahead and cut my pretty 12x12 paper into 8.5 x 11 after downloading the template below.

I printed the template found here on the back of my scrap-booking papers.
Cut them, folded them and scored them as instructed.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.  Proverbs 13:22

Once all my envelops were folded I did something a little different.  I didn't want to try to punch holes in my envelop like Kelleigh does so I took strips of paper and cut them the same length of the envelopes about 1.5" wide and fold them in half longways.  

I put a little glue on one side of the folded strip and attached it to the bottom bottom of one envelope.
With the other half showing, I added glue along it and added it to the bottom back of another.
I played around with folds and placement and found that I could add it to the bottom front too to give it a little more color but you can do it either way.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce. Proverbs 3:9

I used a stiff piece of board cut the size of the finished envelope and one last piece of folded paper to attached it to this piece that would serve as my insert form my wallet.

I printed and the labels of Kelleigh's but much smaller and used a small hole punch for those.
I used a bigger hole punch on my scrap pieces of paper and glued them all to the corners of the envelopes.

The finished product slid right into my wallet which is a 31gifts brand wallet that zips all the way around.  They fit perfectly.

I love pulling out my wallet and getting complements on these cute envelopes.
I love even more that I'm telling my money where to go and being much more frugal.

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.  Proverbs 22:7

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