Each one starts with a thick piece of cardboard that I cover in a piece of hand painted paper.
Then I trim it to size and Mod Podge it onto both sides of the cardboard. Then it sits out to dry overnight.
Then I goof off and play around with the cover until it's just right, in this case I used a print of one of my collages and added a quote.
"Dreams are necessary to life" seemed appropriate for a budget system.
Inside of the front cover:
There are SIX category envelopes for things like groceries, eating out, gas etc. and then a sturdy zipper pouch which I treat as a seventh category but friends use for coins and coupons.
And behind that is four pages for writing in your purchases. I always rip them out and use the plastic pouch as my back cover. It's nice and sturdy.
Hope you all liked this project.
I have several more to share over the next few days.