These were post-it note holders that I made for a 5+1 Post It Note holder swap, hosted by gm2785 in early May.
Basically, for the 3x3 post it note, I just cut the paper by 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 or 5x5 (I just like having a little extra paper to work with.) Then, cut matboard (or use cereal boxes) and cut this to 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 (or 4x4--just depends on how much of an edge you like. (If you use cereal boxes, cut 4 squares to desired size and glue 2 sets of 2 together (to make the cover more sturdy). Cover the matboard with the paper you cut. Cut a separate square to cover the backside of the matboard (although do not adhere to matboard yet). For the strip in the middle, I use tyvek paper (with direct to paper technique), cardstock, or duck tape (which works great). I'd cut the strip about 8" long (you can cut off any excess) and about 1-1/2 inches wide (width is just personal preference). Apply adhesive (if not using duck tape) to the strip of paper, then lay your strip down with design side down. You will want to lay the two matboards down overlapping the edge of the strip. The space in the middle of the two matboard should be a little larger than the thickeness of the post it note. Fold the two ends of the strip to the middle (cutting off any excess before you glue it down). Next cut two pieces of coordinating ribbon (long enough to be able to tie bow on top). You can either put the ribbon down top to bottom (as I did) or side to side. I attached the ribbon with red liner tape. Once the ribbon is attached, you will want to glue the square over the inside covers. Then, just pull off the paper on the back of the post-it and attach it to the holder. I also put down a little piece of red liner tape first, but that is just personal preference.
Sorry this is so lengthy!! I sure hope it makes sense. Then, if you want to the larger size post it notes, it is the same process, just cutting the matboard bigger than the post it notes, and the paper to cover bigger than the matboard.
Date: Friday, June 9, 2006 GMT Views: 1960