Friday, April 13, 2012

Newest Spring Envelope System Wallet!





In 2009, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to move to a more envelope based spending system. Why is it so hard to break that $20 bill in your wallet, but so easy to write a $50 check?? Anyway, I received Dave Ramsey’s book, "The Total Money Makeover" for Christmas. It is a great book and I highly recommend it. Dave Ramsey advocates using the envelope system for many of your daily spending needs as a way to curb excess spending. You allocate your money into the different envelopes at the beginning of the week/month and when the money is gone…it’s gone.

In honor of my New Year’s resolution I made the “Envelope System Wallet”. I am so in love with it and couldn’t wait to share it with you. The wallet features a Velcro closure and one main pocket, in which the envelopes fit. The three envelopes are made in a coordinating fabric and can be removed entirely from the wallet to further enable you to stop unwanted spending. For example, if you are going grocery shopping and know that you have plenty of gas, you can remove the gas envelope to prevent "dipping". I transferred labels to each of the wallets for easy reference. I would be happy to transfer a Bible verse, saying or other labels at your request. Last but not least, there is a zippered pouch for coins, driver’s license and pictures of the kids (plenty large enough for up to 10 cards). I will be selling these on
Etsy. Come over and see!!

By the way, I have had several past customers tell me that they also used the envelopes to help organize their couons too!
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6 comments:

Emma Thomsen said...

You're very welcome, I included your zippered pouch tutorial as there are many out there but yours has to be one of the best on the web. I particularly like your fabric choice too. Thanks for following my Blog. I am following your Blog and Pinterest.

Michelle said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday, you've been featured! Stop on by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!
Michelle
www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

If you have to stick to a budget, you might as well have a way to do so as lovely as this. Great fabric choices! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy beautiful! Love your post! what do u say about following each other?:X

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Waseem said...

Great fabric..I i have time i do my Gift Card envelopes as lovely as this.

i heart fabric said...

Very pretty I love the colours. Looks like a clever design!