August 31, 2011

Coupon Organizer-Gift

Well ladies.. Tomorrow is the big day.. I will be on a plane for 15 hours on my way to the windy city, Chicago Illinois.. Most of  my husband's family live in Dubuque, Iowa, so were flying up north and then renting a car and driving 3.5 hrs to Iowa.. We will be staying there from Fri-Monday and then driving all the way down to Florida where we will then stay for almost two weeks visiting friends and family.. 
So, that is where this cute little organizer comes in.. I made this for my sister-in-law who loves collecting and using coupons..I did too when I lived in Florida, but in Finland we dont' have any coupons.. :(
I seen this amazing video on Youtube by an amazingly talented lady named Laura at Follow the Paper Trail.. she has a tutorial on an organizer and I knew from the minute my eyes popped out of my head and I began to drool, that I had to give this a try..LOL
I did add my own twist to the organizer.. along with the two coupon pockets, I added tags to them, added a flap for a checkbook and other side of the flap is a place for a note pad.. then I added pockets to hold her B-Jays  membership card, debit card and cash..  Cause from what I remember, she doesn't use a purse only a wallet..
I thought to add a clear covered pocket for a drivers license, but I ran out of room :(  
well, here is my Coupon Organizer:

This measures 5" x 7" and I used a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastner for the closure, which I have a black hair band holding it together.. Iam going to buy a white one before I give it to her.. just didn't have any in my stash..Grrrr..
and since this is for my sister-in-law, it has her name on there..just so there is no mistaking who its too..LOL
is that blurry or is it just me?  sorry about that..
as you open up the organizer, you can see the check book will slide into place on this side of the flap and then you can see the pockets for the coupons.. I have labeled them all in alphabetical order, but I know some of the items are missing since I only had room for 5 tabs on each side..  There is also the membership card pocket here for her and I have my Winn Dixie card in there just so I knew what size to make it.. I wasnt sure if the cards here and there were the same size, but they seem to be :)
Here is the view of the other coupon pockets along with the little pockets to hold her debit card and cash.. and there is a place on the flap for a small note pad to slide into place so she can write down her list of things to buy.. BUT!! I didn not have room for a pen holder..Grrrrr :)

and just a real close up of the pockets and tags..

Supplies used for this organizer:

chipboard: 1 sheet measuring 10"x13" that I cut into two  5"x7" pieces and one  3/4" x 7"
papers by: Graphic45  12x12 Domestic Goddess Collection
White cardstock
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridges:
From My Kitchen: Tabs
Plantin Schoolbook: Title font "cathie's Coupons!"
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Atg Glue gun
Red line tape
White flower by: Petaloo
Tim Holtz Hitch Fastner
Rubber band
Crop-a-dile to punch holes
computer generated journaling
well ladies..that about does it for me for this project.. I can't wait to give it to my sister-in-law and I hope she likes it as much as I do.. I made it really sturdy so its actually meant to be used..LOL   Do stop by again soon, I will have another project to share with you Friday Sept 2nd..
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look at what I've been working on.. .I hope everyone has a wonderfully Creative weekend..


  1. you are so creative this is awesome :) have a great trip :)

  2. Very clever Nanne'! Love it. You are on a roll. Beautiful work on every post!

  3. Wow that is incredible, I love it, TFS

  4. This is awesome!! Hope you have a great trip! I have friends who live in Dubuque.

  5. Great project Nanne, you've thought of everything. Beatifully put together, you're sister in law will love it. Have a great holiday... Hugs x

  6. OMG, this is the coolest project ever! What an amazing gift for someone.

  7. Nanne, this is an amazing creation. I love the colors and the papers you have chose. Such a sweet and personal touch adding her name to it. She is going to love it!! I have been following Laura from the time I started blogging, I also used to attend her ustream classes every Friday them. But my time is so limited now that I have not done so in so long. Hmmm maybe tomorrow night! Anyway, I hope that you have a safe trip and enjoy spending time with your family. Hugs!