Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thrifty Tuesday #1

I read Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover a while ago and have been working on switching over to the cash system. I was perusing Pinterest one afternoon and I found this envelope system and instantly fell in love!

I added it to my wish list for Christmas in hope that "Santa" would bring it to me and passed the message on to the Mr.
His reply..."why don't you just make it? I am sure you have enough paper down stairs to make a ton of them!"
He was right...I could make it!

So I went back to Pinterest and started looking around for a tutorial, this place is loaded with them for just about anything you could think of!!

kelliegh ratzlaff designs has a super simple tutorial on how to make them.

Please excuse the quality of the pic's! I really need to learn how to take better photographs, but it works for now.
I made 10 envelops: Gas, Bills, Haircuts, Date night, Fun, Gift's, Week 1, 2, 3, 4 Groceries.

I LOVE that she has different types of files to download...even one that will let your Silhouette cut the envelope out for you!! AMAZING!!  I am making one for my Mom next and trying out that method.

NOTE: The file she has for download are for personal use only! She is gracious enough to give this template away for free! If you would like to buy one click on the first picture at the top of the post and it will take you to her etsy shop.

Have any of you done or are doing Dave Ramsey's Total Money Make Over or have switched to a total cash system? Shoot me an email, I would love to hear how it is working for you! courtney.flipflopsandpearls@gmail.com

The Girl Creative


Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

So pretty, Courtney! I love the papers you chose!! I'm happy you could use my template, and thanks for sharing the links!! :)

Aundrea said...

great idea! i use to be on the cash only system, but didn't break it down at all! that probably would've been very helpful at keeping me on budget!