Thursday, January 28, 2010

Post It Note Holder

Thought I would take a break tonight from making cards and make a Post It Note holder to hold the 3" x 3" note size. I started with a piece of cardboard about the thickness of a cereal box cut to the size 3 1/8" x 8". I chose to use origami paper with a pretty Asian print to cover my holder. I cut the outside piece 3 7/8" x 8 7/8" and the inside piece 3" x 7 7/8". I then scored the cardboard, starting from the left side, at 6/8", 1 2/8", 4 3/8" and 4 7/8". Fold along all the score lines and crease well with bone folder. I then coated the wrong side of the outside piece of paper with Elmer's No Wrinkle Rubber Cement and applied to the cardboard piece. Fold in all four corners and then each adjacent side. I then applied the inside piece after applying glue to it's wrong side.

I cut two pieces of a thin magnet sheet each measuring 5/8" x 2 3/4" and applied to the flap of the holder.

I wanted to keep to a simple but elegant look so I chose not to over embellish....something I have a tendency to do. I made a tassel from embroidery floss and added a dragonfly charm. I thought this was just enough embellishment letting the paper be the main focus of the holder.

I then used double sided tape to attach my post it note pad to the inside. The magnets keep it closed but yet easy to open when ready to use.

Here are some pieces I have cut for a second holder. This was quick and easy to make and a lot of fun. Wish I would have thought of these before Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.


Jessie said...

Susan this is just beautiful and would make a perfect gift. Love your choice of pp too!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That paper is gorgeous! Thanks for such detailed instructions. Now I want to make one too!

Becky said...

I love this design paper that you used, it is just gorgeous. And the details of this are awesome, I might have to try this out...:)

Anonymous said...

I adore the tassle and the dragonfly. Perfect embellishments for that Gorgeous paper you used. What a great idea. thanks for the step by step directions. Love the idea of the magnets. I never thought of that. I have some too. I may have to give this one a try. Thanks. And yours is Beautiful! great little gift idea.

Becky said...

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Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
Trying to catch up on my blogging. I love the paper you chose to cover the holder! The tassle and dragonfly really give it that Asian feel. That paper is just so pretty!
Hugs, Janice

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