Giveaway: Cash Envelopes for Dave Ramsey budgeting from Kelleigh Ratzlaff

by Angela Davis on January 29, 2012

As many of you know, my husband and I are huge Dave Ramsey fans and have been using the envelope system of handling money for over five years now. In fact, I’ve been using the Dave Ramsey girl wallet for almost that long. I can’t imagine life without my beloved Dave Ramsey wallet, but the standard envelopes inside, while perfectly functional, definitely lack style and they tend to get trashed within a few months.

Enter Kelleigh Ratzlaff, the uber talented digital scrapbook designer and Safeway shopping guru. In December 2009, Kelleigh designed a template for trendy and feminine envelopes that fit in the Dave Ramsey envelope systems and gave it away for free. I thought it was perfect, but there was NO WAY I was going to bust out any crafting skills and make one for myself.

Kelleigh finally responded to market demands and opened an etsy store filled with these fantastic envelopes! She sent one to me almost a year ago to try out. Here’s what I love about Kelleigh’s cash envelopes:

:: They are super cute. Need I say more?

:: You get to customize your tabs — just send Kelleigh your 10 envelope categories and she prints labels out with a cute font.

:: They are sturdy. Like I said, I’ve been using Kelleigh’s envelopes for almost a year and I haven’t had to tape any of them yet.

:: They really do fit perfectly into the Dave Ramsey envelope systems. They should also slide into any checkbook slot in a standard wallet.

Kelleigh has recently added a laminating option to the wallets. This will make them last even longer!

Ready to take the envelope budgeting system a try? Kelleigh is giving a Cash Envelope set away to one Frugal Living NW reader!

To enter, head to Kelleigh’s etsy store and check out all the cute designs she has available. Come back to this post and leave a comment with your favorite design. Be sure to use an email address that you check often. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or I’ll have to select another winner.

Comments will close and one winner selected on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Noon Pacific.

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Kelli Schlottmann February 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

These are great! The orangey dots was my favorite.

Judy Stuebe February 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I love the one with the flowers and paisley design!

Stacey Schoelich February 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

I love the little birdie design!

Carol H. February 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

All the designs are cute but, the Little Birdie & Paisley designs are my favorites!

Melissa February 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

Need to start doing the Dave Ramsey envelope system.

Kayla February 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

I can’t pick a favorite! They are all awesome!!

Katie February 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

I must say that I purchased her cash emvelope templates last week! I worked very hard at figuring out how to import them into my particular cutting machine. Then I cut out my adorable paper and put them together only to realize that my paper is too thick!!! I would love a laminated set! I would be grateful for any of them but I am partial to the Rainbow Dots! Thanks Kelleigh for your creativity and for sharing with all of us! You are awesome!

Melissa February 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

Awesome! We just started this and those envelopes would be perfect! I like the neutral graph!

Julie Garren February 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

this envelope system looks like a great idea

Megan February 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

I love the orangy dots – what a great motivator to start the envalopes program, much funner then a boring mailing envalope! Genius!

Deanna February 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Well…really it was hard to pick since I liked them all! But I think I will pick the Little Birdie! My husband and I are on week 3 of Dave Ramsey’s FPU and loving it so far! It would be great to get us off to a good start! Right now I am just using plain mailing envelopes!

Taylor February 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

I have been eyeballing these envelope sets for months now. I like the watermelon set the best

Jessica February 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

Those look so cool, I really need to try this system. I like the color scheme of the Rainbow Dots, and the Pink Paisley.

Faye Pendergrass February 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

Fun, engaging and makes me want to play with my money in a different way! I love the bird design…….of course, I am from Portland! “Put a bird on it!”

Betsy February 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love the brown floral ones–I’d be excited to get started on our cash envelope system with those!

Shandy February 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

I love these envelopes! My favorite is the “Little Birdie” laminated set. Have a great day!

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