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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OH Beate! This was a fab tut! I put one together this afternoon and I am sooo pleased with it! You can see it on my blog here:
A Little Note
Thanks Ever So Much! I love what you do!
Betty aka ZacksNana  |  Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 1:06 PM
Sorry I gave credit to the wrong person. Keesha!! Thanks for a fab tut!!!
Betty aka ZacksNana  |  Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 1:08 PM
Cute note holder. Like the idea of having a pencil with it. I will make one of these!
Diane  |  Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 4:20 PM
Hey Keesh
it's beautiful, good work, I'm off to do one tonight! smile
I'm so glad you were asked to do the tutorial - Go Aussie Go!!
x Julia
Julia Lim  |  Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 4:24 PM
Makeesha, brilliant as usual. That's why I love your Monday It Monday blogs, in addition to all your other beautiful creations!
Stephanie P.  |  Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM
Love this post it holder! How did you do the flower? It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Sue N  |  Sat Apr 18, 2009 at 6:59 AM
I would like to thank you for this easy to follow tutorial. I have made already 2 and more are to follow.
jogry  |  Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM
Thanks so much for this wonderful, easy to follow tutorial. I have made already 3 booklets and more to follow.
jogry  |  Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 7:43 PM
You go Keesh! Congrats on the post. Now the "world" will know how fabo you are!
Megan Hayes  |  Mon Jun 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM
I love this tutorial but would like to know how you made the flower decoration on top. That really made it.
Lura Wadman  |  Wed Jul 8, 2009 at 8:01 AM
This will be a perfect gift for interpreters who volunteer to intepret at church.

Christine  |  Sat Oct 17, 2009 at 3:48 PM
Beautiful project - any ideas to make this for men
Carol W  |  Sun Nov 8, 2009 at 11:01 AM
Thank you so much for sharing, this is the first one i've made but there will definitely be morew. luv gina xx
georgina  |  Wed May 12, 2010 at 3:55 AM
Thank you for the great tutorial and the brilliant idea. That make a perfect present for my son's nursery teachers, as he is going to P1 in august, and i wanted to give them something small.
Nana  |  Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 8:09 PM
Fabulous tutorial thank you for sharing,i have made one but adjusted to fit my post its. thanks again luv gina xx
georgina  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM
Thanks so much for this fabulous tutorial:) I had so much fun creating this Post-It-Note Holder for Mother's Day pressies!! I'm just a newbie to uploading to Splitcoaststampers and will try to upload my creation to the gallery soon:)
Sandy Beaches  |  Tue May 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM

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