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July 21, 2009 Sarah Coggins

I learned the value of coupon shopping from my mom. Although, admittedly, I found them somewhat annoying to deal with until I had to pay my own bills. Funny how that works. 😉

These days I organize my coupons in a big 3-ring binder with a zipper closure. It makes it easy for me to flip through and find the coupon I want. I try to pull most before we head out to the store & stick them in a plastic pencil pocket in the front. Others I will grab as I need while we shop.

Realizing I will soon be juggling a baby in a carrier seat along, I don’t want to even pretend to try and carry the binder with me on every grocery trip. Instead, I went back to a craft project I bookmarked months ago on Elizabeth’s Covered in Crafts blog – an altered folder organizer. It struck me as a fun craft project and simple way to store my shopping list & coupons for a specific trip that I could easily just drop into my purse or the diaper bag.

Here’s my completed project:

And the inside:

Supplies: manila file folder; Bazzill (white), Stampin’ Up (green) and the Paper Company (blue) cardstock; TaDa patterned papers; QuicKutz Moxie font; American Crafts ribbon; Xyron adhesive and laminate/adhesive cartridges.


  • Jess July 21, 2009 at 9:47 am
    This is so adorable! What a great idea to keep organized.

    Thinking of you lots and wishing you all the best!! :D
  • Darcey July 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    You are so organized!! I can't wait to see your son. From the looks of your blog, life seems to be good, so happy for you.
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