Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Thrifty Thursday at Scrap Tiffany!

Hi there! It's my turn for Thrifty Thursday at Scrap Tiffany and do I have a cute little project to share with you today. During the holidays I keep EVERY receipt from gift purchases. I have this funny thing about making sure that I spend the exact same amount on each child, plus it makes returns a lot easier!

I was at Michaels the other day and I saw this coupon holder in the dollar bin.  I got an idea that I could spruce it up and make a cute holiday receipt holder out of it. I chose one with a green color to it to match some scraps I had at home. 

Here is what the coupon holder looked like when I bought it.

I removed the band and the eyelet that was on the cover.

Then I just cut some scraps of holiday paper that I had left over from a recent layout to cover the outside of the book and the front of the inside cover.  This thing was not exactly straight so I had to adjust some of the cuts. I punched a new hole on the cover and set a new eyelet.

Here is how it turned out.

I added some little tabs for the names of my kids and viola I was done.  It only took about 30 minutes and cost me one dollar, everything else was scraps or things I already had in my stash!


  1. love your altered receipt holder, kristina! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  2. I love how you transferred that 1.00 coupon holder in so little time and money. It looks so cute that way. Great idea! TFS! ~Zoe

  3. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing Kristina!


  4. Very inventive! I love it! :D Great idea!!!

  5. What a great idea and how very, very cute this turned out, Kristina! Love the paper you used and the fun layered snowflake.

  6. This is a fabulous idea Kristina... and what a simple and cute way to organize. I adore how you dolled up that little bargain coupon holder. Great job.

  7. I save all my receipts, too, but not this neatly. such a great idea & so cute!


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