My Whimcees

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Post It Holder Tutorial


This past weekend my brother and sister-in-law came to visit and it was so great to see them as it had been almost a year since their last visit. Dick and Bonnie have always been most supportive of my artwork in all areas and generous with their kind comments. While they were here I was showing them various projects that I had made and Bonnie said that she was wanting to make the Post It holder and had purchased the supplies - but she did not have the pattern. I put together this tutorial for her.

I first saw the holders on a video on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog Chic'n Scratch. You can see the video and Angie's great creations at I loved the little holder and made some right away - many of which I posted photos of here on my blog. They are great for gifts and are easy to make. The CS can be embossed or stamped prior to assembly or a bit of ribbon and a strip of CS can be added as I have done here.

Bonnie always liked blue - so here is the tutorial for her. Have fun Bonnie! :<) Send me a photo!

The measurements of the CS are Eight 1/2" by Three 3 3/8" - scored at Three 3/8", Four 1/8", Four 7/8" and Five 1/8" which will give you measurements across of 3/8" (back cover), 3/4" (spine), 3/4" (spine), 1/4" (raised edge) and 3/8" ( front cover).

Fold the CS in half at the Four 1/8" score line. Use the bone folder to crease a sharp fold.

Run the folded edge of the CS through a Crimper about 3-4 turns of the handle. This will crimp the folded 3/4" sections together. If this does not make sense, the photos below should help.

Apply two strips of Sticky Strip to one of the 3/4" sections, remove the covering and glue them together . . . .

to look like this. This will form the "spine" of the holder. The last 1/4" fold will raise the cover of the holder to accomodate the Post It Notes. I take the individual pads apart to 1/4" sections before adding one to the holder.

I added a bit of ribbon and a strip of CS cut with a scalloped lace edge punch and my Post It holder was finished!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Barbara Diane

1 comment:

helen said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I am a visual learner and your pictures are very helpful.