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Make A Tear-Out Coupon Book
Posted By Janel On February 10, 2014 @ 8:01 pm In Family Fun,Memory Making,Printables,Valentine's Day,Valentine's Day | 2 Comments
Want to make a coupon book for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day or other special occasion? Life as MOM contributor Janel  will show you how.
Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to gift your kids or spouse with coupons for different outings or acts of service. We’ve made it easy for you by creating FREE customizable coupon printables – just download, customize, print, and cut out.
While you can always just stash the coupons in an envelope for gift giving, I love the idea of turning them into an actual coupon book.
You’ll just need a couple of tools to make it a bit easier — an embossing stylus  and a rotary trimmer with a perforating blade . You can buy these as small handheld tools, but I use scoring and perforating blades with my Fiskars Classic Rotary Paper Trimmer . I bought it years ago with a 50% coupon and have certainly gotten my money’s worth out of it.
Download and customize the coupons of your choice.  Use the perforating blade and make a perforation along each column of coupons about 1/4 inch from the left edge of the coupon. (For these particular coupons, I used the edge of the colored rectangle as the edge of the coupon.)
Cut the coupons into equal sizes and stack them. (I used the colored rectangle as a guide for the left and top edges of the coupon. Then I cut them so they were 3.5 inches wide which required trimming a bit from the right edge.) Staple them together to the left of the perforated line.
Use decorative scrapbook paper to make the cover for the coupon book. For a matchbook style cover, you’ll need a strip of paper that measures 2 1/4 inches by 8 inches. For a simple folded cover, you’ll need a strip of paper that measures 2 1/4 inches by 7 5/8 inches.
Use the scoring blade (or embossing stylus) to score lines for easy folding:
Fold along the lines and place your stapled coupon stack inside.
- Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a “law school wife” in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella .
This is part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s Day. For more easy and frugal gift ideas, check out the list. 
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 creating FREE customizable coupon printables : http://lifeasmom.com/2013/02/diy-on-a-dime-free-printable-valentine-coupons.html
 an embossing stylus: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YZ413I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000YZ413I&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 a rotary trimmer with a perforating blade: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000641G9Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000641G9Y&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Fiskars Classic Rotary Paper Trimmer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YAJHVE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000YAJHVE&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Life with Lucie and Ella: http://www.lifewithlande.com
 check out the list.: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/01/diy-on-a-dime-valentines-day.html
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