Cash Envelopes for Mini Happy Planner
One way to budget expenses is to allocate cash to a specific expense. We created these cash envelopes and categorized our expenses to each envelopes. We can only spend the cash specific to an expense in each envelope. These cash envelopes are designed to fit the Mini Happy Planner.
These envelopes can be made using paper cutter, envelope punch board, Happy Planner hole punch, adhesive, and pattern paper.
You can find these items in arts and crafts stores.
We recommend 12×12 pattern paper. This will need to be cut into 8 5/8 x 8 5/8.
The envelope punch board has the instructions on how to make envelopes.
The best envelope that can fit the bills and inside the happy planner is card size 4 x 6 1/2. If you look for the card size, you will see that this will require paper size 8 5/8. Punch guide indicates where to align your paper to punch the first punch and score.
Line the paper at 3 1/2 and punch and score at envelope score line A. Rotate counter clockwise and align score mark with envelope score grove. This step will not line the paper at 3 1/2. Punch and score. Rotate counter clockwise. This should now line the paper at 3 1/2. Repeat the process two more times.
As you can see we have the pattern side facing up. We find that the fold is cleaner when folding against the groove.
Use the scoring tool to fold the score lines.
Fold one of the flaps of the longer side using the two flaps of the shorter sides as a guideline. Cut about 1 11/16 inch from the edge of the flap.
Use the punch board to punch the corners of flaps.
Fold the longer side with the full flap in first and apply adhesive in the corner and fold the short flap.
Fold one of the flaps on the shorter side to create the bottom of the envelope.
To punch the holes on the envelopes, you must line the envelope so that one area of the flap gets punched also.
To get the best hole punch for these envelopes to fit well with the Happy Planner mini is to line the bottom of the envelope right next to the T.
Once done, you should have something that looks like these. This fits very well with the Mini Happy Planner but there shouldn’t be any problem in using these with the Classic Happy Planner as well.
This design, with the opening on the top and the flap secured on one side by the ring, should keep your bills inside.
Our team has been using these envelopes for about two weeks now and the challenge is staying within the budget and actually using cash.
We hope you enjoy and try this for your planner.