Paper Post-It™ Note Holder

by Makeesha Byl

Create an adorable little cover for your Post-It™ Note holders in no time at all.


  • Paper trimmer
  • One 4" x 7" piece of cardstock
  • Three 3 ¾" x 3" pieces of cardstock
  • Three 2 ¾ " x 3 ½" pieces of patterned paper
  • One ¼" x 1" piece of cardstock
  • Two 5" lengths of ribbon
  • One small pencil
  • Post-It™ notes
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Stamps, ink, embellishment for decorating


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4" x 7" cardstock across the wide side, 3 ¼" from either end.

  2. Step 2

    Fold cardstock along the score lines to create a ½" spine in the center.

  3. Step 3

    Mat all 2 ¾" x 3 ½" pieces of patterned paper by adhering to the 3" x 3 3/4" cardstock pieces.

  4. Step 4

    Adhere one of the matted pieces onto the outside front of the holder.

  5. Step 5

    Center two pieces of ribbon inside the holder as shown and adhere with Sticky Strip™.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere the other two pieces of layered cardstock over the center panels to cover ribbon ends.

  7. Step 7

    Remove backing from Post-It™ note stack and adhere to the bottom right side of the holder.

  8. Step 8

    Take the ¼" x 1" piece of cardstock and wrap it around your small pencil to create a loop.

    Adhere ends together.

  9. Adhere the cardstock loop at the base of your holder as shown.

  10. Step 9

    Close the top, and tie off with the ribbon

  11. Step 10

    Decorate the top.

Your Turn

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

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Woohoo Keesh, well done. Like everyone else has said Great Tutorial smile Love it & those papers are just stunning
Tanya Kitto  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 4:07 PM
Wow Keesh, how fantastic to see you here sharing your fabulous work. Well done and I love your post-it note holder. That flower is fabulous.
Chantelle  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 4:43 PM
Absolutely gorgeous Keesha, loving those yummy new papers!
Lulla  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 4:49 PM
Awesome, I just love it, but how did you make the flower? Please, please let me know how. Thanks for sharing. Ana Bella
Ana Bella Schutz  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM
Thank you !- I am going to try this - great tutorial - love the step by step's all about the visuals for me!
Susanne  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM
I am so sorry but I can't find the instrucctions on how to make the flower, I can't see them any where in your response. Thank.
Ana Bella Schutz  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 7:09 PM
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments! I am pleased you like the tutorial.

Now for the products used on this projects, I have used the Playful petals stamp set from Stampin'Up, which I have stamped the flower three times, and cut out three different layers, with each of them coloured differently.
The embellishment is the Filligree, designer brads from Stampin'Up!

The DSP is the Raspberry Tart DSP, also from Stampin'Up, which I have mounted onto Rose red, and Kiwi kiss cardstock, finishing it of with some Kiwi kiss striped ribbon.

Lastly the pencils are ordinary pencils that I bought a large box, then have but them in half through a ban saw.....thanks to hubby!

Please feel free to ask further questions if you need to.

Keesh x
Makeesha Byl  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM
Great tut, Makeesha! This has always been my favorite post-it holder...quick to make up and always looks classy. Fantastic job!
MSBetsyZ  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 9:31 PM
Great tutorial as always. Thanks for sharing.
Love splitcoaststampers even more.
Tamara Conroy  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 10:14 PM
How COOL to see you on here Keesh - ABSOLUTELY FLIPPIN AWESOME - you go girl! Bless ya! Love Lis
Lisa  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 12:23 AM
Keesh thanks for sharing. Just in time too for the Mothers Day stall at school. I have 20 to make. Have send hubby and friends out for a few games of golf and asked them to keep those cute golf pencils that fit perfectly.
Esther  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 1:50 AM
thank you soooo much for sharing these
instructions. i have been wanting to make these cute holders for a while now and never knew how. love the colors and your work!
Maripat  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 4:03 AM
This is a great idea. Love it!
TraceyJean  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 6:08 AM
Thanks for the great tutorial! It is really cute! Love the colors you used!
Cherie  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 9:37 AM
That is too cute of an idea I think it would be a great project =)
Thanks so much Hugs =)
Aimee Ybarra  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 8:21 PM
hi, I usually delete things if they are not cards that interest me but this really interested me because it was so cute so I followed through with the tutorial and I am glad that i did. I think I will do this one. It is really doable for me and it is a great idea
Lori  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 9:25 PM
wonderful, I want to do this project. Get out of my box of card making only
Lori  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 9:28 PM
I just love the scene by scene. i think i can get some made for Easter and Mother's Day !
SCS is the BOMB !! over a year ago i first tried it. my SU demo who offered classes in our mobile park told me to ck it, i
just signed up as a demo last month.
Stampinorah  |  Thu Apr 9, 2009 at 11:26 PM
Lovely, How ironic, I just purchased a post-it note holder in my Hospital's gift shop ($4) with no pencil. This was a lovely one with a fold over top that used a small magnet as the closure. (two little tabs in place of the ribbon?)

Now with this tutorial I've really got to give this project a try.
Jeanette  |  Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 5:15 AM
I love using paper instead of ribbon for the pencil. It's a great idea because it isn't as much of a fight to get it back in the holder. If you didn't want to use a pencil they make the mini pens too. They are sold at Wal-Mart and would work great in these!
Claire  |  Sat Apr 11, 2009 at 2:33 AM

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