Cash Envelope System – Printable

We’ve been attempting the Dave Ramsey Cash System and it works pretty well. I wanted a few envelope type dividers for each of my Cash categories to help me stay organized. My template was inspired by the open top envelope systems I saw on Pinterest and my mom's envelopes but there are many other ways and other templates if you prefer closed top

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TEMPLATES:
It has recently come to my attention that the envelopes I designed closely resemble another set sold online, so to keep it peaceful (I love peace and quiet) I removed my free template.

My design was created using a set my mother made (regular envelopes and circle tabs she punched out) she had them in her journal, along with everything else she owns, but the round tabs stuck out and helped her get to them quickly at checkouts. I made the template using her design but without a top flap like the sets circulating around Pinterest that go in wallets. So for those who like it simple, grab your envelopes (6.5" long standard size #6 3/4) and a 1.25" circle punch. Just glue your tabs on the front of the envelope (remove the top flap if you wish). This size seems to fit well in wallets and clutches.

I make these templates for fun and it is never my intention to take business away from someone else and honestly it's not worth the headache to argue over it in my humble opinion, they're just envelopes.... Sorry for all those who were hoping to grab the download but this seems to be a recurring problem in today's times with so many sharing their craft ideas. You're nearly guaranteed to find someone who has a similar idea as yours. I personally love finding others who have the same ideas as me and see it as a way to connect with people who share my interests. So please if you have similar ideas or use my projects/templates share your photos and links, I love to see them!

I've changed the design so hopefully this one won't step on any toes. Download Envelopes, Liners and Registers Here. I didn't redesign the categories because I think most didn't use them anyways. Just write them in or a label maker would work too. I was able to add an extra tab with this layout also which is a bit handy. Keep an eye on future posts because I'm actually trying out an accordion style envelope holder right now, if the paper holds up I'll post a template.

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INSTRUCTIONS:
Print your envelopes on a paper of your choice (I used scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby)
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If you decide to line them then print out the “Liner” file. You’ll notice the file is upside down and backwards, this is so it lines up correctly with your outside envelope paper.
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I printed the Registers on a light cardstock.

Match your outer and inner envelope pieces together. Glue together (I used modge podge)

Fold your envelope closed, glue the flaps down

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17 comments :

  1. What a great idea to jazz up the envelopes! Anything to make budgeting more fun is a winnin my book :) thanks for sharing the templates!

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  2. How Adorable! and Thank You for the Freebies...you don't see that much these days, Seriously, Thank You!! I was once a spender ~ without care....but thanks to my remarriage to a disciplined Army Veteran....I am reformed...and I Love, Love, Love, having money in the bank!! ♥ U Rog!

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  3. I love everything you have available. Thanks so much for sharing your great system. I attempted to download the Cash Envelope Liner System, but only got another page of the Envelope patterns. I would really appreciate it if I could download the whole thing! Thanks.

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  4. The liner is the envelope pattern but its been rotated. So you should see the wording backwards or upside down for the liner. Hope this helps!

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  5. Thanks for your ideas. When you purchase the stock card paper, what size did you buy.

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    1. The card stock for registers was 8.5 x 11, the scrapbook paper for the envelopes was 12x12

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  6. Hi! Thanks for this. What type of bag are you using in the third picture from the bottom to store your envelopes?

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    1. That is a small clutch I made. Using Silver sequin fabric and a blue fleece.

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  7. I am now doing Dave Ramsey FPU. (#6 coming up)... I have been resisting the envelopes out of just stubborn orneriness... but you have just given me a renewed spirit toward the envelops. Thank you so much. God bless you and keep posting (here and where I found you - Pinterest)

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    1. I would like to try this system again, tried before, with loose regular envelopes, but they wouldn't fit in my wallet, and I got frustrated with having envelopes separate from my wallet, I carry it for my license, cards, etc.how do you "use" this system?;)

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    2. I would like to try this system again, tried before, with loose regular envelopes, but they wouldn't fit in my wallet, and I got frustrated with having envelopes separate from my wallet, I carry it for my license, cards, etc.how do you "use" this system?;)

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  8. I absolutely love this idea! I printed out the templates but unfortunately one is missing. The template you used for your gas money is just a double of the one for shopping so two of my tabs overlap.

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    1. All the tabs are showing correctly in google docs. Did you maybe print the same pages twice?

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  9. I love, love, LOVE this post and have Pinned it AND shared it on FB. Thank you SO much for making our money makeover a little less boring and a little more fun! I adore my new envelopes. :)

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  10. I checked out Dave's Ramsey's book out of the library but feel it is for people in extreme debt. I have glanced at some of the chapters and find they don't fit our spending experiences. Maybe I'll check out more of his books..I would like to start keeping track of our "eating out" expenses and start using manufacturer's coupons again for products that we normally purchase at grocery store. My only enjoyment or entertainment is my $13 a week bowling expense and about every 6 weeks, a hair cut/blow dry for myself, and ink cartridges for my computer printer. I subscriber to a number of magazines but as they expire, I am not renewing them again unless it is one that I really enjoy. Several of us neighbors share magazines and pass them on to each other after reading them.

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    1. We weren't in extreme debt when we started Ramsey's book. No credit card debt, just hadn't bought a home and needed to save for that. It really is awesome for EVERYONE to know where EVERY dollar is going. Set goals for your savings and your giving. Raise those goals each year! We LOVE charitable giving and with Ramsey's system we can decide to give more because it's easy to see where we need to cut back.

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  11. I'm so sorry people have bullied you about the design. It is very gracious of you to change it. Can't say I'd have done the same. I wish I had saved the original design because I have been asked to make one for my Mom and MIL and now I'm scrambling to recreate what I have. * To the folks that asked her to take it down, I am NOT buying yours now on principle.

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