Jan 3, 2011

Coupon Book with Plastic Sheet Protector Pages

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I got this idea from Learning to be Frugal.  I am so thankful she shared her coupon binder.  I am not as good a sewer as she is.  I have never been good at sewing or cutting straight lines. 

To make this binder you will need:

1. Binder

2. Plastic sheet protector pages

3. Exacto Knife

4. Paper (colored or white)

5. Thread (preferably a sewing machine)

Fold the pages in half horizontally & vertically to make creases.  Cut the page horizontally along the crease but not straight across, stop in the middle and don’t cut all the way to either edge.  Insert a sheet of paper and sew along the horizontal and vertical crease line.

Coupon Binder (13)

I probably wouldn’t use colored pages in hindsight.  If I need more pages for a particular section it will be a pain for me to add it.  I think all white pages would be more efficient and just use colored tabs.  Avery makes a 31 tab binder divider.  That would be the way to go. 

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I made the title pages in Paint.net I used categories that made sense to me. 

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This is just a few of my categories.

I made this book in November when I started couponing. I have saved a lot since couponing.  Our budget hasn’t decreased all that much yet, but I have a surplus in my pantry and refrigerator at the end of every week now.  We use to have a bare pantry at the end of each week and we were buying generics at Aldi.  I love Aldi for some products, but on others you can really taste the difference.

We will always coupon now to save money.










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15 comments:

5lilchicks said...

This is what I do, but I use baseball card protects instead. They hold alot more and you use less pages. Beautiful book though.

learningtobefrugal said...

Wow! Fantastic job! You must have done quite a bit of sewing. I really like the paper colors you chose.

Allie
Learningtobefrugal.com

- Brittany said...

Now that is one crazy beautiful coupon binder! I did find that the baseball trading card pages work especially well although I have to fold a coupon or two sometimes. But, they hold 9 per page. And I bought them off eBay for relatively cheap.

Hopped over from Just a Girl blog because I really liked your comment on Lost Mojo post. I can so relate.

Brittany
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aslansavz said...

I sure wish I'd seen this before I purchased my baseball card sheets! Great idea!

mommyof2tuties said...

Love this idea. I have been looking for a frugal way to make my own coupon binder. Since, the point in couponing is to save money. I found the protector pages that you are suggesting on clearance for $.50 a package (bought a bunch:D)), and I like the idea of making my holders any size that I choose. The baseball holders are a good idea. However, I am not willing to pay that much money to help myself save money. So thanks for the GREAT idea, and inspiration.

ChrisE said...

I'm very new to blogging and hope you don't mind if I follow your posts. I found your page while looking for coupon binder ideas. I'm going to try this! :)

Lizard said...

Love it! The colors are great!

Cindy said...

This is fantastic. Would you mind sharing your categories? I am working on getting my coupon book together but everytime I think I am finished I think of something else.

momof2cubs said...

This is a great idea! You can make these pockets smaller. Looking forward to doing this.

Valia said...

Wow, what a great idea! I just bought the Avery binder pages and this would have saved me some money. I think I'll try to make my pages like this in the future. I have a series on coupon binder organization myself - I recently published part four: coupon binder inserts- http://bit.ly/zUW0s0 Saving money rocks my rocks!

Valiable Coupon Helper said...

Wow, what a great idea! I just bought the Avery binder pages and this would have saved me some money. I think I'll try to make my pages like this in the future. I have a series on coupon binder organization myself - I recently published part four: coupon binder inserts- http://bit.ly/zUW0s0 Saving money rocks my rocks!

Valiable Coupon Helper said...

Wow, what a great idea! I just bought the Avery binder pages and this would have saved me some money. I think I'll try to make my pages like this in the future. I have a series on coupon binder organization myself - I recently published part four: coupon binder inserts- http://bit.ly/zUW0s0 Saving money rocks my socks!

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The use of clear film in my art allows me to preserve subtle tonal changes or finer details that may otherwise be muted by the underlayer. corrugated plastic sheets

Jade Graham said...

So it bounces along inside the plastic until it reaches a solar cell, much in the same way light is guided along inside a fiber optic cable. Colored plastic sheet

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