Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dave Ramsey Inspired Credit Card Chalkboard

Sell so many things that the kids think they're next.
---Dave Ramsey

Spun off from an idea posted on Totally Green Crafts. For the full tutorial on how to make the credit card photo frame visit Craftstylish here.

Materials Already-On-Hand:           
Piece of Wood (from freecycle pickup)
Chalkboard Spray
Sandpaper and Sander 
Cut-up Credit Cards

Project Cost: $0 (wouldn't Dave Ramsey be proud? or he'd want me to sell it and apply it to the Debt Snowball!)

We cut up our credit cards over a year ago and included our daughter in the process. She cut up those Mickey Mouse Visa cards that come in the mail. Originally it was in her "purse" for pretend play. Now-a-days she's had a "job" selling cookies and lemonade to fill her purse with real money. She had fun taking it to the toy store to pick out a toy she worked for!
Gazelle Intensity!

conditioning the board


flash-happy camera

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  1. awesome. love it. May I steal that quote?

  2. Sure, they are all things Dave Ramsey says. The "Act Your Wage" logo is our desktop background and the "sell everything" is something he says on his radio show soooooooooooo often. Help yourself. :) Don't think he'd mind.

  3. Great idea!! LOVE Dave Ramsey! We went through a hard time a while back and cut up all of our cards. It was the best thing for us!! Wish I had seen this back then! Now I don't have any cards to use!! Thanks for stopping by the other day! Following you right back!! Hugs!

  4. That's awesome that you don't have anymore cards to use! Looking forward to the day we can claim that, too! Thanks for following!

  5. Love that! I am also looking forward to a debt free day, almost there!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  6. How exciting! We love those success stories, help keep us focused on the goal. Go Gazelle Intensity! lol