Coupon Holder Update

Normal vs Mine

Normal vs Mine

The Coupon Holder I have created for the February Gift Central Club is quite a bit larger than the normal sized coupon holder.

As you can see in the photo at left, the apple front one is the standard size that would fit in a handbag or a purse.

The one I’ve made is quite a bit larger and would not so easily go in a handbag or purse.  The one I created measures 9-1/4″ wide by 5-1/4″ tall.

If a person doesn’t use coupons this would be a decorative way to keep paper scraps in that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away.  I keep all sizes of small pieces of scraps.  I hold the piece for a while debating whether it is to go in the trash or be saved.  Most times I keep it because it just might fit in a punch and I won’t need to use a bigger piece of paper.

This is just in case anyone is wondering at the size since I neglected to tell that in my previous post in my excitement to get it posted.

February Gift Central Club

Coupon Organizer

Coupon Organizer

We are all having to find ways to save money.  I’ve seen more people with regular mailing envelopes stuffed with coupons as they do their grocery shopping.

I watched as one poor woman had a frustrating time chasing after her coupons when the envelope split and the contents spilled all over the place.

I don’t know about you but, the cute little coupon wallets that are available nearly everywhere are just not big enough for my hands to fit in them.  I end up with torn cuticles by the time I reach the check out counter from the tops of the dividers.  Sometimes it is very painful and  I just don’t want to carry that rotten thing around with me.

This Coupon Holder is larger than the regular kind.  The base of it is made from a legal file folder cut down and the bottom is reinforced with a strip from the file folder.  There are six business sized mailing envelopes (or the #10 envelopes) as the  pockets.  I have also solved the problem with the cut cuticles by using strips of the file folder to reinforce the tops of the joined envelopes.

Reinforced envelope tops

Reinforced envelope tops

The extra reinforcement on the envelope tops takes the sharp edges away and it also gives them added strength for when I get to ramming around in there.

Since I have used the larger envelopes in this holder you can use it for the recipes you collect from magazines instead of for coupons.  The longer length affords more room for the recipes.

The tabs are cut from my Tab Punch.  Before attaching the tabs to the divided pockets you can write, or use a labeler, on the tabs to designate each section.  For example as a coupon holder you can have a section for Dairy, Meat, Frozen Foods, Bathroom supplies like shampoo and bathroom paper, Household items like floor cleaner or dusting products, and Beverages like coffee or soda.

Ribbon Closure

Ribbon Closure

Ribbon secured on back

Ribbon secured on back

Pockets

Pockets

The holder is held closed with a length of 5/8″ Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon.  It is securely attached on the back of the holder.  You can see the envelope pockets have been gusseted for extra room inside.

Full instructions to create this Coupon Holder will be included in the kit for those that have signed up for the Gift Central Club.  Once you create yours you can add all the embellishments you want and bling that puppy out 🙂

January Gift Central Club

January Gift Central Club offering

January "Gift Cental Club" offering

To start the year off making a gift, I wondered at how difficult I would make it.  Just because it is easy to me doesn’t mean it will be easy for someone else.

I didn’t want to keep it so simple that a crafter with a bit of experience would blow this off.  Yet an inexperienced crafter would be able to complete this item with (hopefully) very little trouble.

This is a Post-It-Note holder for the January 21, 2011 Gift Central Club.   The Post-It-Notes are 3″x3″ and are hidden beneath the heart adorned flap.  The base is a 6″x6″ piece of cardboard covered with Love Letters Designer Series Paper and Ridinghood Red Textured Card Stock to hide the DSP flaps on the back and fully cover the card board.    A clear barrel pen is included, along with a strip of paper to roll up tightly and insert into the barrel to have a coordinating pen.  The DSP is double sided so the person can choose which side of the paper they want to show through the pen barrel.

Post-It-Note Pad

Post-It-Note Pad

The Post-It-Note pad is held to the cover and base with Sticky Strip, which is included in the kit.

Just like any other Post-It-Note pad, use the top sheet and peel it off to adhere it to the refrigerator, inside of a book, or around your computer monitor for reminders.

This kit comes complete with:

This is a “Valentine” gift you can keep for yourself or give away.  With the instructions included you can make more if you so choose.

All of the items used in this creation – EXCEPT for the cardboard, clear barrel pen, white glue,  sponge applicator, and Xyron mounted letters- can be purchased at my Stampin’ Up! Website.  Click on the “Shop Now” button to enter the store.  Don’t forget about the Appreciation Points you will earn from me as you shop.