For some reason moustaches (spelled “mustaches” in America) seem to be everywhere at the moment — which one of my daughters loves — so when I saw this pad of My Mind’s Eye paper at my local Archivers store, I just had to get it. (Of course, the fact that Archivers had it on sale half price also helped :-))
I knew just what I wanted to do with the paper: make a “post-it note holder” for my moustache-loving daughter’s desk at work…
… with the scraps I made her a purse to hold a Hershey Nugget.
I got the purse idea from a Stampin’ Up demonstration online a long time ago. I will do another article for the purses along with a link to the tutorial if it is still on YouTube.
Supplies needed to make the Post-It Note Holder:
- One medium weight chipboard sheet
- Patterned paper of your choice
- Bind It All machine
- Bind It All wire
- Adhesive of your choice (I used the Xyron sticker machine for this project)
- Optional embellishments (or make your own which is what I did for some of my holders)
- Cut two pieces of chipboard each measuring 3 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches.
- Sponge the sides of the chipboard with an ink that matches your paper (this is optional).
- Run the chipboard through the Xyron sticker machine. You will need to do this for both sides of the chipboard.
- Place the chipboard onto the patterned paper of your choice. Repeat this for both sides of the chipboard.
- Using an Exacto knife, trim around the paper. Again, repeat this to both sides of the chipboard.
- At this point you can sand the edges of your chipboard and paper. (This is optional but it does give a nicer finish to the edges.)
- Place the chipboard in the Bind It All machine. Punch holes and place the wire in the usual manner. You should have 6 holes.
- Adhere post-it notes to the inside the holder.
- Embellish in any way you choose.
Here are some other Post-it note holders that I made:
For the embellishments on this holder, I cut out a couple of extra ties from the patterned paper I was using. I then adhered them on top of the identical tie on the paper with dimensional dots.
As you know, store-bought, pre-made embellishments can be expensive, so it makes sense to create them from scraps you have on hand.
For this post-it note holder, I made one of the “Ten minute flowers” from a previous tutorial I have done.
This last holder was made using a packet of stickers that I was given as a gift.
This is the inside of the London post-it note holder.