When I was a kid, there were few things I looked forward to more than the first day of school. New clothes… new backpack…. new school supplies… I know. I always have been a bit of a nerd. Well, apparently not much has changed. When Clark and I started Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University last week, I got inspired to make my own cash budget envelopes.
I began by rummaging through my scrap book paper stash.
I followed this tutorial to make my own envelopes and voila!
Not only does pretty paper inspire me, but now I can keep my subdivided cash and my checks all in one place!
I had so much fun mixing and matching different paper patterns. After completing my envelopes, I bound them all together with ribbon.
I made sure my holes were big enough for an embroidery needle to fit through and I simply whip stitched the envelopes together. I would have made my life a whole lot easier if I would have had a Crop-A-Dile to punch my binder holes.
I was sure to attach an extra piece of card stock to the top of the stack to slip inside the front cover of the check book.
I bought these bridal magazine flag markers at a yard sale for a dime. I simply re-labeled them and used them as embellishments for my cash envelope system.
Now the only thing missing is the cash!!