Hybrid – Coupon Organizer + Free template

October 12th, 2011

Well hello there!  My name is Angie Hinksman and it’s my turn to share some crafty goodness here at The Project Girl’s Blog.  Thank you so much Jen for having me !  For my first post I thought I’d share with you my ideas for creating a simple way of keeping track of those discount coupons and vouchers.  I’ll show you how to make a two printable Coupon Organizers.

There are two ways you can create these Coupon Organizers.  If you have either photoshop or photoshop elements and are experienced with working with layered templates, I have included layered psd files that you can use to clip your digi-papers into and print out.  I have also included pdf versions that you can use as templates for your traditional scrapbooking papers; either by printing them onto white card and then using as traditional templates or you can print these straight onto your scrapbooking paper.  You can download these templates here.

You will need the following supplies:

  • Your printed Coupon Organizer Documents, printed onto white card – The larger organizer; 1 center/main part and 2 accordion sides. For the small organizer, just one all-in-one document. I’ve used Jen’s Nostalgia 2 papers, available at Design House Digital.
  • For the large Organizer, 1 piece of 12×12 inch card stock (for the dividers and lining)
  • For the small organizer 1 piece of card stock (I’ve used 1 piece of A4 white cardstock)
  • Glue or double sided sticky tape
  • Velcro or magnetic tape (to keep your organizers closed)
  • Scissors, Craft knife or rotary cutter
  • Rolling pin to help your glue stick good and tight!
  • Embossing tool, Ruler or Blunt butter Knife (to score folded edges)

I have set up the psd files so that you can easily ‘clip’ your digi-paper straight into the.  Once you have prepared your digi prints you can just print the finished documents onto white cardstock.  Alternatively you can print the pdf versions onto traditional scrapbook paper by first trimming your paper to fit a standard A4 sized page.

Now you are ready to assemble your Coupon Organizer. First, cut out all of your pieces.  Using the center, patterned piece as a guide, cut out another center piece from your cardstock. This will be the lining of your organizer. Cut the remaining card stock into 3 6 x 3 ¼  inch pieces. These will be the ‘dividers’.

Next fold the ‘accordion sides’ as illustrated in the images below.  I’ve included a ‘Black & White’ version to help illustrate this.

Next, glue the sides of 2 accordion pieces to the sides of the main piece as shown below.  Leave this to dry and then glue the lining to the other side.

Once the whole thing is completely dry (I’d give it an hour or so), fold up your organizer as shown and  add the either your Velcro or magnetic tape, as shown. Finally add your dividers.  You can secure the sides with a little glue at the accordion edges  if you like but it’s really not necessary!

The smaller organizer is even quicker. Simply printout the all-in-on sheet, assemble in a similar way to the large organizer (folding at the dotted lines). Cut out 3 5×2 ¾ inch rectangles from your white cardstock. No need to line this one just fold, glue, insert your dividers and your good to go!

And there you have two easy ways to keep track of those oh-so-useful vouchers and coupons!

Have a great day !