Friday, May 6, 2016

Coupon Book

I have so much to share in this post. As part of the Tombow Brand Ambassador program, I along with the other Professional Paper Crafters received a wonderful pkg from Tombow and other companies they partner with to create some fun projects with their products. I received goodies from Tombow, Graphic 45, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs, Stampendous!, May Arts Ribbon, and Art Impressions. I will be sharing several project over the next few days showcasing what I have created using these generous donors products.

To start off, I am paring some of those goodies with this week's design team challenge from Cutting Cafe to use files from Regina's album books section. This went in a completely different direction than I had originally planned due to the fact that my craft room is upstairs and I still can't walk yet. So switching gears, I created for you a fun project using Cutting Cafe's Tabbed Organizer Set.

I am a pretty frugal person and use lots of coupons when I can. I normally cut my coupons and just stick them in my purse, but I decided I needed something better to keep them organized. (note: I just used a pony tail holder to hold it closed)

I created this organizer by basically winging it. LOL I cut a piece of cardstock 6" x 6 3/8". Along the 6" side, I scored it every 1/2" and accordian folded it. Then using strong adhesive (Tombow's Extreme Adhesive) I adhered chipboard (aka: cereal box) cut tabs and envelopes.

To each tab page, I adhered designer paper from Simple Stories "Let's Party Collection Kit" with Tombow's Mono Glue Stick. This is my favorite adhesive to use when adhering paper/cardstock to chipboard. You get a great cover, it stays wet long enough to maneuver your paper around if need be, and it is very strong.

 I didn't decorate this much as it is something that would be in one's purse, so you wouldn't want a lot of bling and decor on it. The only "decor" was the label maker "coupons" word.

 I also didn't write anything on the tabs as to what would be in the envelopes as 1/2 through making this, I am thinking of giving it away. What I would necessarily put on the tabs, another might not.

 This is a view of the back. I decided to put a tab in the center back in case I do give it away and I can "sign" it or write something to make it personal.

A big THANK YOU to Tombow and Simple Stories for products to create this project.

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's going to be an awesome gift...I use to cut coupons years ago and it really I just complain about how expensive stuff is BUT DON'T CLIP COUPONS....go