Monday, February 25, 2013

Post It Note Holders

Hi! Chrissie here and I want to share a project with you today that is quick and easy! It's the perfect little gift for a teacher, coach, or even party favor.

I started out with a sheet of 2-sided card stock, trimmed to 3 1/8 x 8 1/2.  I got out my scoreboard and scored at 3 1/8, 3 1/2, 6 5/8 and 7 inches.

Then, I folded it to make sure it was correct!

I decorated the front of the holder using the new Summertime Charm set and the Pink Lemonade Element stickers from Lawn Fawn.

I also added some Pink Lemonade twine around the 'lid.'  To create the hearts sitting on top of each other, I used a Post It to create masks.  I simply stamped on a Post It, trimmed it out and then covered up some of the hearts on the card stock so I could stamp over them without any overlap.  And remember when you are adhering, to only adhere the main element (the jar in this case) to the TOP of the holder.  Otherwise, it won't open!

To keep the holder shut, I used a thin magnet strip.  I have this in my stash (my mom works in a school and got it from a teacher), but I've seen a few online that would work (including Xyron).

I've seen Velcro used for this too, but when I try Velcro, it seems to come apart after a few uses.  The magnet seems to hold better (I also used THIS tape to hold it together - it's very sturdy).

I also stamped hearts on some pages throughout the little note.  I didn't stamp every single page, but I did stamp quite a few - just a nice little surprise on some of the pages! :-)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Twine & Stickers: Lawn Fawn


  1. great project...can't wait to try making one...tfs !!

  2. Great tutorial!! Love how you decorated the cover!

  3. this is darn cute, and I work for our public school system, so I'll be making these little treats for other teachers on my team! how fun! they already know I'm crafty....but with neat tutorials like yours, they'll be even more impressed :-) I'll be dipping into my lawnfawn stash~~~

  4. This is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. ok, I'm making these but am having trouble with the magnetic closure. I was able to find magnetic strip rolls, but that is just one "side" of the magnet. I need the opposite type of the magnet surface on the other side...because two strips from the same roll dislike each other with their same polarity, if that makes any sense? It's like I need a piece of metal for the magnet strip to want to attach itself to. Ideas from anyone?

    1. Penny,
      I am looking into a magnet for you to use! The one I have was in my stash and it came from a teacher, so I am going to check out some alternatives and I will post here and let you know what I find! :)


    2. Hi Penny!
      The magnetic tape I have seems to have been made specifically for grade schools. But I did a search and found some craft magnetic tape that might work. This one from Amazon looks almost identical to what I have:

      It also looks like JoAnns carries a type as well, but that's different than what I have:

      I hope this helps!!!

      Chrissie :)

    3. thank you so much for your efforts and sharing with me! you're lovely! I'll be whipping some of these up ASAP! I also thought about using mini little velcro circles for the closure. But with your info, I may be able to proceed with the magnetic type. thanks again~~~~ I just love Lawn Fawn!


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