Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop Letter D

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter D. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their D element will be featured in their post.

 This is the BEGINNING of the hop so you are in the right place!

My project featuring the letter D is for Dave Ramsey!

By now many of you have heard of Dave Ramsey and the Total Money Makeover, if you haven't check it out HERE Well, I have not taken the class but I have decided to try the envelope system that he talks about.  Of course I can not have plain ol' fuddy duddy envelopes so I created some fancy schmancy ones of my own using a template found HERE and printing it on Close to my Heart paper. 

I chose to use an older paper pack that I have been wanting to use up called Emporium.  The great thing about our paper packs is that they coordinate so well together that it was a cinch to whip these up.  Here are the steps that I did:

  1. Choose paper pack and cut down to 8 1/2 x 11.
  2. Using template print out onto paper.
  3. Cut out template and using Tombow adhesive adhere bottom and side flaps.
  4. Print out labels from same site and punch out with 1 1/4" punch. (I printed mine out on Avery sticky label paper to save time)
  5. Adhere to 1 3/8" punched scallop circle (or use Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out scallops).
That's it!  Super easy, super fun and super fancy.  The labels I chose are groceries, gas, fun, haircuts & personal care, and eating out.  You can make as many envelopes as you would like to fit your needs.

Here is a peek into my grocery envelope. 

 I did not want to create an envelope for each week so  I used 3 x 5 index cards folded at different points to put four weeks into one envelope.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and let me know if you have used/plan to use the envelope system.
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lucy of Love 2 Create.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Amber La Mons ~ Scrapper's Therapy (YOU ARE HERE)
2. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
3. Theodora~ Celebrate Crafts
4. Linda ~ Scrappy Therapy 
5. Shalana Glass ~ Scrappin with Shalana
6. Shelly Nemitz ~ Just One Piece 
7. Alicia Petitt ~ Serene Scrapping with Alicia 
8. Kathy Johnson ~ Kathy's Creative Corner 


  1. Nice way to dress up your envelopes. Much more fun than plain white!

  2. OH NO ... what are you going to make when you come to "E" ... hahahaha! I love functional things that are pretty too.

  3. Cute! :) So much better than boring envelopes...maybe this is what I need to do in order to stick to the system.

  4. Great idea! I am going to have to check out Dave Ramsey.. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I never heard of Dave Ramsey so I am interested to learn more. You envelopes are look great and I like the paper.