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Topic: My take on the envelope organizer.  (Read 6105 times)
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« on: April 28, 2011 08:45:06 PM »

I made this recently for a swap, and am super proud so I wanted to share. My awesome partner wanted an envelope organizer to help organize her cash flow and budgeting. So this is what I came up with.

I actually went with a coptic stitch with six handmade envelopes. The covers are made from cereal box cardboard (my go to for any journal covers).

I made a tiny pocket in the front so she could quickly stash receipts or cash. Each of the envelopes has a tab so she can write what each envelope is for.

In the back cover I made some little notepads that slide into a little slit in the back cover paper. I included two extra ones that she can easily replace.

I am really pleased with how this turned out, and I actually would like to try a couple more with a few modifications. Any feedback would be most welcome.

Thanks for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011 09:27:15 PM »

wow~ great idea! love the cover!

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011 07:32:49 AM »

very professional looking - and so well thought out! I find I don't purchase things like that because they never quite meet all the criteria - but you seem to have hit it all .... except for a place for a pen, maybe? I find I end up with pens chasing each other in the bottom of my purse, and can never find one when I need it.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011 04:35:11 PM »

Very pretty.  Nice neat work.
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011 09:47:56 PM »

.... except for a place for a pen, maybe? I find I end up with pens chasing each other in the bottom of my purse, and can never find one when I need it.

Yes! I actually have an idea for this...Just need to make another one to try it out!

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011 04:08:26 PM »

I adore this! (And I added it onto my favorites! Smiley)

I always have such a hard time picking out organizers of any kind because they either a) never suit my needs or b) never suit my tastes - but yours works for both!

I agree that there should be a place for a pen and I'd love to see pictures when you make your next one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011 12:35:15 PM »

Thanks Cranbeary! Thats so nice of you!!! Smiley

Im thinking of also trying to do a spot for a checkbook, but Im not sure because I know a lot of people keep them in their wallets. Hmm we'll see... Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011 12:26:36 PM »

It's totally in my wallet right now!!! I love it so much!

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011 12:37:25 PM »

I love this. I guess that's something I'd really need.
I wonder how you made it.


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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011 05:16:46 AM »

I love envelope organizers (use envelopes to a lot of things Cheesy ) and I love the colours and patterns of this Cheesy lucky swap partner

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