I don’t use many coupons, but the ones that I do used are shoved in a wad in the bottom of my purse. This situation has needed some work for a while. So I decided to craft my own coupon holder. It is chipboard front and back (identical) with an open accordion folded cardstock center. The whole thing is held closed by a spiced up rubber band. Here is what it looks like.
pattern cardstock: Scenic Route
dry embossing tools: Sizzix
inks: Stampin’ Up, ClearSnap
embossing powder: Stampin’ Up
stamps: Scraptivity, Technique Tuesday (alpha)
alcohol ink: Ranger
other from stash: flower button, metal button, ball chain, ribbons, rubber band
- Cut two pieces of chipboard to 6 x 3.5. Dry emboss texture, add distreesing ink and texture stamps.
- Cut pattern cardstock to two sheets measuring 12 x 5.75. Score every 3.25 inches along the length. This will leave you with a tab at the end that is smaller than 3.25. Overlap this tab with the tab of the second piece until it equals 3.25 inches. Adhere together. Accordion fold whole piece.
- Lay front of chipboard face down on table (be sure the top is actually the top! Attach one end of accordion piece to center of chipboard. Be sure the side you like best of the pattern is facing up. Fold entire thing flat. Apply adhesive to back of accordian and adhere to the back of final piece of chipboard, being sure to line up edges with the bottom piece of chipboard.
- Alcohol ink (optional) a plain rubber band. Add ribbon & do-dads to liking. Use to secure coupon book closed.
Mine only has a few deviders because, like I said, I don’t use many coupons. If you need more dividers, just add more strips of scored cardstock in step 2 before adhering everything together. If you give this a try, I’d love to see it!