Note Holder

by Beate Johns

Create a small box to hold single note sheets.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Paper Cutter
  • 7 5/8" square of cardstock
  • Copy Paper
  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive
  • Corner Rounder
  • Stamps , Your Next Stamp Happiness used here
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score the 7 5/8" square of cardstock at 1" and 2" on each side of the square.

  2. Step 2

    Cut off the scored outer squares, leaving only one on each side as a glue tab. Pre-fold all your score lines.

  3. Step 3

    Punch a hole with your 3/4" circle punch in the center on one side.

    This will create an indent that will make it easier to take the note sheets out of the box.

  4. Step 4

    Add Scor-Tape™ to each of the glue tabs.

  5. Turn box base over and add Scor-Tape on each of the outer flaps.

  6. Step 5 (Optional)

    Stamp the lower of the 1" side strips to decorate your notepad holder walls.

  7. Step 6 (Optional)

    Take the adhesive liner off the sides of the box that has the glue tabs attached and fold down.

  8. Step 7 (Optional)

    Take the liner off the glue tabs and adhere them to the neighboring sides to create the box shape.

  9. Fold the remaining sides down to finish the box.

  10. Step 8

    Add adhesive to the end of the ribbon.

  11. Adhere the ribbon to the center of the box.

  12. Step 9

    Cut copy paper into 3 1/2" squares.

  13. Step 10 (Optional)

    Round the corners of your note paper.

  14. Step 11

    Stamp your paper squares.

  15. Step 12

    Place your paper squares into your box and cut your ribbon to size.

  16. Attach a small embellishment to the ribbon to keep it laying flat on your paper.

    The ribbon will help you pull up the paper pieces easier.

  17. Step 13

    Your note holder is finished.



  1. Close it up
    If you are planning on giving the note holder as a gift, create a box top out of acetate to keep the note sheets inside the box. Take a 5 3/4" square of acetate and score 1" on each side to create the lid.

    Hint: If you are planning to add a lid, don't add embellishments to the side of the boxes.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 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.

Wow Beate, you always amaze me with the wonderful things you create. Can't wait to try this and give it to my favourite teacher.
Kristine  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 3:13 AM
Lovely gift. These little boxes are a joy to make.
Nanny Barbara  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 4:19 AM
this is a good idea and I am sure going to try it out for myself thank you another hit
for me to have a go at
Izzabella  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 4:36 AM
Wow... this is amazing, a fast gift and it is so beautyful... Thanks so much for this idea, I will make it next...Hugs Ute
Ute  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 4:39 AM
This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us! I'm definitely going to give this a try!
Karen (YNS)  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:21 AM
Love this's...great project for my technique club! Thank you for posting this.
Karen  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM
very nice. Great gift idea!
Aileen  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM
Looks wonderful! Can't wait to try this out. I love making different box gifts...such fun. Thanks!
Jean Duchesneau  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:39 AM
Thank you for a brilliant crafty idea ideal for xmas
Alison Waldron  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:41 AM
Beautiful gift box. I love the stamp set. What was the name of the company and stamp set you used?
Fran MacDonald  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:45 AM
Hi Fran - the stamp set is called Happiness and the manufacturer is Your Next Stamp. Here is the direct link to this stamp set...
Karen (YNS)  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:50 AM
Beate this is so neat!!!!!!!!!
Your video's are so eazy to follow, thanks so much for all the great ideas you come up with!
Kris  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 6:52 AM
Hi Fran,
If you click on the highlighted stamp set name in the supply list, it will take you directly to the Your Next Stamp site where you can purchase the stamp set.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 7:24 AM
Oh, Beate, this is a wonderful idea!! I love the idea of the clear lid to make gift giving easier!! always!!
Peggy Packer  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM
Some of these tutorials look to complicated and too hard to do. You made this look easy. I am going to try this one! Thanks!
Sherian Dixon  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Love this little box. Will make some ASAP!
Susan Miller  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM
merci pour ce partage c'est magnifique
bise raymonde
raymonde  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Was fuer eine tolle Idee, Beate!
Sabrina Jackson  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Lovely! Where does one buy sheets of acetate to make the lid? I don't remember seeing it at the craft store.
Kelly  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Love this! Thank you Beate!
Nina Yang  |  Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

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