Matchbook Post-It™ Note Holder

by Cindy Coutts

Create a matchbook holder for your Post-It™ notes.


  • 4" x 3" Post-It™ Note Pad
  • 4 1/8" x 9" piece of cardstock
  • Scoring Tool
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Punches
  • Patterned Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Strong Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Score the cardstock at 3 3/8", 3 9/16", and 7 9/16".

  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Punch the edge of your cardstock closest to the 7 9/16" score line with a border punch.

  3. Step 3

    Add strong adhesive under the score line closest to the punched edge.

    Carefully fold the flap of the cardstock up so that the sides are even.

    Place two more pieces of strong adhesive on the back of the Post-It™ note pad.

  4. Adhere your note page securely right before the 3-3/8 score line so that the flap can be folded over.

  5. Step 4

    Decorate the front of your note pad holder with patterned paper.

    Here the patterned paper measures 4" x 3 1/4".

  6. Step 5

    Stamp images and sentiment.

  7. Punch or cut out stamped images and adhere to the front with foam dots.

  8. Step 6

    Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the bottom of the holder.

    Make sure to line up the ribbon edges on the front of the lip. Tie a bow with another piece of ribbon and adhere over your first piece.

  9. Decorate the inside of the flap of your holder.



  1. Regular Size Post-it™ Note Holder
    For a 3" x 3" Post-It™ Note pad, start out with a 3 1/8" x 9 1/4" piece of cardstock. Score at 3 3/8", 3 3/4" and 7 3/4".

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Matchbook Post-It™ Note Holder. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Awesome tutorials!! Thanks so much!!! God Bless!!
Angella Crockett  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM
I just wanted to say WOW
This is so adorable. I totally Love it thanks for sharing.
Im new to most of this, but I watch allot of your videos
Thanks again
Happy New Year
Lynn Galvan  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 10:27 AM
Using paper with different textures makes wonderful holders. Also, using button and flap closures add a nice detail rather than the fold-over. Put the holder, and three pads in a pretty coordinating bag, a great teacher gift. Plus, Accucut has a great die cut just for this project.
Linda Hahola
Linda Hahola  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM
Yes! It's great.
Thanks a lot.
Happy New Year with lots of crafting.
(Hope you understand my bad Englisch)
Iris  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM
Our club, called "Scrapbooks and More" made these for a craft sale in our community. They sold like crazy. They are sturdy enough to last through many post it pad replacements.
Dorcas Simms  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM
I love it! Beate, what colors did you use - is that only orange - and yoyo yellow?
Wanda  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM
Hi Wanda,
I used Distress inks on So Saffron paper. I used Spiced Marmelade (close to Pumpkin Pie) and Aged Mahogany (close to Burgundy).
Happy New Year, Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM
Somewhere there was a link for a tutorial for Post-It notes that also showed how to make a cut for a pen holder. I you show that link?
Christine Schutt  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM
I love this, but I am looking for alternate sizes and cannot locate them. Anyone have any ideas where to find instructions for the little 2" by 1 1/2" post-its?
Julie  |  Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 10:22 PM
We have a different Post-It Note holder in our resource section that shows how to attach a small pen. You can find it Here.

I haven't made a holder for that size yet, but I tried to do the math for you. If your post-it pack is around 1/4" try this:
Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 2 1/8" x 4 3/4". Score the long side at 1 7/8", 2 1/4", 3 3/4". See if that works and please let us know.

Happy New Year
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 9:13 AM
I love this things! I'd like to see them for the larger post-it notes as well...the 4x6 ones.
Michele  |  Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM
Fantastic girls!
Dawn Easton  |  Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 9:09 PM
So simple, so cute. I will do one today as a thank-you.
Sandra Sellers  |  Fri Jan 1, 2010 at 11:21 AM
Great tutorial. What a simple yet effective gift idea.
I've just made one today smile
Sonja  |  Fri Jan 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM
Very cute I have made some before a little different that this one though.
Myra ( Sunshine Cards and Jewerly)  |  Sat Jan 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM
love it! can't wait to make some- what a wonderful quick gift to brighten someone's day! thanks so much!
gabbe  |  Sat Jan 2, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Thanks for the great instructions. These will make good Valentine gifts. No calories! grin
Christine  |  Tue Jan 5, 2010 at 3:33 PM
Here's a new use for these can't live without pad holders...Bridge tallies

On the inside cover, adhere a bridge tally (2 or 3 table). Keep your score on the post-it pad, and when done with game, simply tear off to reveal clean sheet for the next game. What a money saver! A pack of bridge tallies cost $4.50 each at Hallmark...this was you can play 100 games for $4.50 and simply replace pad when you run out...
Lynda Taylor  |  Wed Jan 6, 2010 at 8:39 AM
this is so cute & will make such a sweet gift.
Judy Faye  |  Thu Jan 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM
Bless you for showing us your great idea. I love this and will certainly want to make some for gift giving. smile
mary from maine  |  Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 9:43 AM

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