Monday, October 24, 2011

Post It Note Holders

My neighbor has asked me to join her at a craft fair, so I've been working on some things to take along. This is a Post It Note Holder with a mini gel pen. It's easy to create and makes a cute little gift. You start with a piece of 8 1/2 in. by 3 1/4 in. card stock.

Score at 1 1/2, 1 7/8. 2 1/4, 5 3/4  and 6 1/8
After scoring the card stock, fold all score lines. Do a valley fold at the 1 7/8 score line.

After folding, you need to cut two slits between the 1 1/2 and 2 1/4 score lines. I made the slits about 1/2 an inch apart. This creates the little flap where your gel pen will be held in place.

Cut 2 slits about 1/2 an inch apart between the 1 1/2 and 2 1/4 score lines.
Fold the score lines again, pulling the small flap out to hold the pen.

Now you need to use double sided tape to hold the back fold down.

Be sure to keep the little flap free of tape!!
Tape the back fold down. 

Add double sided tape to the back of your post it note.
Remove the backing from your tape and adhere your post it note to the inside of the holder.  I used a corner punch to round the top flap corners. It makes it look a little more special.

You can add dp to the top and bottom flaps. The top flap is 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/4. I used a piece of 1 3/8 x 3 1/8 dp for the top flap. The bottom flap is 2 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in. I used a piece of 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 dp for the bottom.

Top flap dp is 1 3/8 x 3 1/8. Bottom flap dp is 2 1/4 x 3 1/8.
To hold the top flap closed, attach a square or circle with a foam dot on the front bottom flap. Be careful not to catch the top flap with the foam dot. Now you can slide the top flap behind the square or circle and it will stay closed. I used the DRS Designs medium Filigree Snowflake on my square. Because of the size of my snowflake, my square is bigger than it has to be. On others that I've made I used a 1 1/2 in square or circle.

Add a gel pen and your project is complete!

Here are a couple more. 

square and circle are 1 1/2 in.
I've never written out directions like this before. I wonder if it makes any sense!!


  1. Very nice. Wonderful tutorial.

  2. This is such a great project! Thanks for the tutorial!!! Have a wonderful day!