I’ve had some requests to provide customizable options for my original Budget Binder Printables.
I’m honestly blushing. In just a few short months, my budget binder post has been seen by thousands and thousands of people. It’s on the top page of Google searches for budget binder printables and it’s all over Pinterest! I’m so thankful it’s been a resource for people.
So because the public demands it, I present to you customizable sheets.
Below you’ll find two types of downloads for each blank page: PDFs and PNGs. Here’s the super technical low down on the downloads: PDFs are larger files. They’ll always be crisper, which is why I only have PDFs of the original budget binder printables. The only problem is that unless you’re using Adobe Illustrator, you can’t modify PDFs. Use the blank PDF pages if your plan is to write in your headers by hand.
The next set are PNGs. These are image files like JPEGs, but PNGs work best for images with straight lines and text (JPEGs work best for photos). Use PNGs for creating your very own customized budget binder sheets. But how? I’ll show you below in a step-by-step tutorial.
1. Pick Your Download.
You’ll find a section that looks like this at the bottom of the post.
2. Save the File
Right click on the image and select, Save Image As. Save the image somewhere easy to get. I made a folder on my desktop.
3. Insert Image.
Open a new Word document. Under the Insert tab, select Picture, and then Insert Picture from File.
4. Select File.
Use the dialog box to select your file and insert it.
5. Format Image
After the file is inserted, click on it. Then click on the Picture Tools header that will appear. Next find the Text Wrapping box. It has a picture with a dog silhouette. Select Through (you may have to push More to find Through). This will let you move the picture around the document as needed.
6. Stretch Image
I’ve already formatted the budget binder sheets with a margin for binders, so all you need to do is stretch out the binder sheet to the edge of the page and it will fit perfectly, margins and all.
Remember to push shift while stretching the image so it doesn’t become disproportional.
If you don’t push shift, the image will get all wonky and distorted within the actual file. You’ll need to delete it and re-insert. And if you were in the design class I taught in grad school, I would take off an entire letter grade…if I was in a generous mood. Otherwise, I would fail you.
So really, push shift.
7. Under the Insert tab, add a text box.
Move the text box to the bottom of the page and insert your content. I created a budget sheet for school supplies.
9. Format Text Box
Right click on the text box and select Format Text Box, and select No Color for the fill and line colors.
10. Format Text
Chose your font and size. I used AlexandriaFLF font from the original post so it would match the rest of the budget binder series. But you can use whatever font you want!
11. Create Headers
Create more text boxes and format them the same way you did before. Name your headers whatever you want and center them above each section.
You have three columns to do with whatever you want. I decided this budget sheet is for someone in England.
Below you’ll find templates for everything – binder cover, section covers and budget sheets! If you want ideas for what I did for each item, make sure to look at the original Budget Binder Printables Post!
I would love to know how you use your customized budget binder! Make sure to post it in the comments.