I am often caught short of little thank~you or thinking~of~you gifts or trinkets, so I figured that now is a good time to work on making some to have on hand. The holidays will soon be here, and we can always use ideas for little stocking stuffers and gifts for those people who make our lives a little better but we can't afford to buy gifts for. So, here's a little post-it note holder that you can make with a few pieces of coordinating patterned paper, a coaster (or 4x4 piece of cardboard even), a post-it note, a little piece of ribbon, and a pen or pencil!
Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper into 4x4 squares and cover your coaster with them. Trim and distress the edges, use distress ink to make it look nice if you desire :)
Use scalloped punches, nestabilities, or SLICE to cut nested circles to decorate front of post-it in colors complementing the patterned paper on the coaster. Also decorate a library clip with a scrap of patterned paper.
You can also use a piece of ribbon wrapped around the coaster to attach a pen or pencil. I glued down the post-it note pad for extra security, so it would not fall off.
Here is one of my finished note holders, front and back.
This post-it holder is made with the Graphic 45 paper line called Steampunk Debutante. On the back, I used one of Tim Holtz's fragments to create a point of interest for the old man to look at. This paper line from Graphic 45 is a little weird, but you can have lots of fun being creative with it! Hope you have fun too :)