1.06.2009

Coupon Organizer

So it's 2009 and I have some goals. One of them is to start using coupons. Everyone can use to save a few bucks right? More money for craft supplies. lol. So, this is a file folder, folded and covered in pretty paper (scraps). The ribbon is from SU! I printed the shopping list, notes and to do list on my computer using MS Word.
           
I left the cover kind of plain because I like the pattern so much. Click the pictures to see larger. As if you didn't know by now.  :)           
          
I have a couple questions for you all:
What are our goals for 2009?
What would you like to see in the giveaway this month?
I am doing 2 pendants but have no idea what else to include!!

The instructions for folding are located here. Thanks for visiting!

59 comments:

Sarah C. said...

By far the prettiest coupon organizer I've seen! Great start to the new year - both the project & money saving. :)

Ann said...

Wow! Way prettier than the ratty envelope I keep my coupons in. ;)

Alycia said...

wow that is so cool! you did a great job :)

maybe for your giveaway it would be a cool idea to include a little kit so people can make their own pendants too :)

Jaspere said...

That is just too cute to go to the grocery store.

Elizabeth said...

The kit is a cool idea! I didn't think of that. Il have to see if I find a bottle of diamond glaze locally. I've been ordering mine online and I don't have a spare bottle. If I can find one then I'm using that idea!

Ellie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Wish I could get myself to create something cool like that!

Jackie said...

Very nice and I like the dp you used....tfs!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Awesome job! I just love this project. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Sharon said...

Like how this has the different catagory sections. I've been buying much more "store brand" and don't use coupons as often, except for those Puffs & TP! My goal is to learn how to use the sewing machine I inherited a few months ago.

Paula said...

OMG...need instructions for that! It's great!

Liberty said...

Wow - I really like your binder, very pretty!

If it were me... I'd give one of these away :)

Loretta Rodger said...

This is really neat. It looks so beautiful!

thescrapmaster said...

I have my long list of crafting goals listed on my blog at the bottom on the sidebar. I can't wait to see what you do for your giveaway! I am going to do one soon.

~Samantha

alica said...

my crafting goals are to use the stash I have MORE and buy new things LESS and try new techniques. You could make one coupon organizer to give away.. it's a great idea and you made it very pretty :) My poor coupons are in an old zippy bag :( They are probably green from envy..hehe

Jennie said...

I WANT THAT.... give me one or let me buy one or show me how to make it... I am not needy or pushy, but PLEASE , you have to let me win one of those...if it is alright with you, can I post about this and link back to you? email me OK? jenerbug@gmail.com love ya, bye!!!

Colleen said...

That is a great idea!! I should start using more coupons too!! Its pretty and useful!! Love it!!!

Ronnie said...

This is a really good idea. We have been using coupons more lately and something like this would be a perfect holder for them. It looks great! TYFS!

Elizabeth said...

This is a great idea. My wallet is overloaded with so many receipts and coupons! I just found your blog having seen a reply you made on SCS about being happy for people to be inspired to copy your stuff! I so agree - I love to see and share ideas and yours are the best. I'm going to put a link to you on my blog. OK enough already or I will use your whole comments field!!! LOL

Joanne Travis said...

What an awesome idea and so beautifully done! I need to make one of these and keep myself a little more organized. Right now I am hopeless in the organization department and I can never find a thing. Or I will make a grocery list and then forget to take it to the store with me :)

KFairbanks said...

I love this - do you have directions somewhere? I'm sort of challenged with these things sometimes! ;O)

Elizabeth said...

http://symmetry.typepad.com/symmetry/files/file_folder_organizer.pdf

There's a great tutorial. :)

Michelle said...

Love it! Love that paper too! I hate covering up paper with pretty and big designs like that! Great job! What I'd like to see in the giveaway this month is one of those oh, and my name winning it! LOL! TFS!

Blaez said...

that's cute! i don't consider myself crafty so... yeap, wouldn't beable to pull that off.

thanks for leaving a comment to my blog. i'll be commenting on your comment soon....

roweboat said...

Way cool, I love the paper as well, and wouldn't have decorated the front anymore than you did, it looks great.

Gina said...

What a great project! That is one great coupon organizer.

Goal? Improve my sewing skills, get cards in the mail on time and stay organized.

angie said...

Cool!

Sometimes I think other people's blogs exist just to remind me that I have absolutely no craftiness in me at all!

Oh, wait - I have made a lightbox!

Jean said...

What a great organiser Elizabeth. We don't get coupons like you over there - sob!

My crafting goals? Don't buy any more stash til I use more of the huge pile I have and to try to keep my space tidier!!

my5bratz said...

i used the same idea for my christmas planners or my secret santas..gitta love those manilla folders

thia look great, we don't do the coupon things here in australia but i bet this idea could be used for lots of things

great blog :0)

Susan said...

What an incredibly great idea. The other shoppers are going to be jealous when they see you with that at the grocery store. I like the pattern on the cover too and I think it looks great without additional embellishment.

laos348 said...

What a pretty organizer! I like the front too, I can see why you'd keep it that way. I'm horrible for using coupons. If I remember to bring them, then I forget to use them!

Jacqueline said...

This is wonderful!! So great!!

Samantha said...

Super pretty! I'd probably use coupons too if I had something this chic to carry them around in!

*Sally* said...

Oh very nice, love the colours! I look forward to a tutorial? ;D

Denise said...

Very pretty! I have started using coupons again. Many places around here double them, so you can save quite a bit.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous job on your coupon organizer! Looks great and I bet it is a dream to use!!

june@craftyniche said...

Very cute and functional!

Amber said...

WOW, that is gorgeous.

CREATE=FUN said...

very cute, and functional.
great job.

Papermasks said...

That's pretty damn cute right there.

My goals?
1) organize this house
2) be a miser so we can end up buying a house
3) start an etsy shop
4) grow tomatoes and herbs
5) learn needle felting
6) not send anything nasty in the mail to the owner of our townhouse
7) And, of course, the ever popular, lose some weight.

Papermasks said...

That's pretty damn cute, right there.

My goals? Organize this house, be a miser so we can buy a house, not send anything nasty to the owner of our townhouse, grow some tomatoes and herbs, start and etsy shop, learn needle felting, and the ever popular, lose some weight.

Brenda said...

I love your coupon organizer! I am also an avid coupon user. I NEVER pay for toothpaste, shampoo, or deodorant!

Dragana Skoro said...

I love this, it is so pretty, and so useful too. Maybe I should try to make one too.

FlipFlop Mom said...

It's beautiful!!!!!!! you did an amazing job!!

Trina said...

That is a really cute coupon holder! You did a great job!

Lesly said...

This is fabulous. TFS.

GlitterGalore said...

WOW!! That is exactly what I need to make. It might help keep my purse a little cleaner. TFS!

kellyedgerton said...

Oh my gosh - how cute is this organizer? It makes me "want" to use coupons just so I can whip out something so awesome when I shop. Thanks for sharing :-)

Kim said...

That is so beautiful!!!! That would definitely inspire me to clip coupons more (one of my goals too)...along with getting more healthy by eating better and exercise...not doing so well on any of these the 24th day of January!

Stacy said...

I love it! It might even make me want to cut coupons! :)

Eugenia said...

This is the cutest thing!! Great job! :)

Carisa said...

oh man, this is AWESOME! I really love it and will have to try and make one some day!

Erin said...

OOOO! I like this one! My very frugal sister is getting one for her birthday!

Maryann said...

I love this.. Do you happen to have the pattern? how can we make one?

Anonymous said...

Can you post or email me brief instructions about how to fold this cute coupon organizer?
amanda_ladybug@hotmail.com

CoveredInCrafts said...

The link kinda got lost in comments. It's up there. I missed it too.

******LINK TO INSTRUCTIONS:*********
http://symmetry.typepad.com/symmetry/files/file_folder_organizer.pdf

Anonymous said...

thank you!

Melinda said...

I would like your directions on how you made this coupon holder. I can see many things it can be used for.
Can you post step by step directions?

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Yesenia Alvarez said...

I would love to do this and I know it's years since this was posted but could you re-post the link. Please!!!