12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas – Day 4 Pen and Post-It Holder

Hi everyone! How are you liking my 12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas so far? Send me a message or comment on this post and let me know! Today is my fourth day of gift ideas, and today’s project is a simple pen and post-it holder set. Check it out!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

This would be a great gift for someone you don’t need to give a large gift to, but you want to do something small. It would be a good little add-on to another gift too. It would also be a perfect gift for a little girl in your life! I’m envisioning my little girl keeping this in her purse and thinking she is big stuff to have a pretty notebook of her own to carry around!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!
Above you can see the post-it holder close up, and below you can see it when it’s opened. Keep reading for the tutorial on how to make it!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Instructions:

Begin with a piece of Rose Glimmer Paper measuring 3 1/4″ x 9 1/2″. Place it glitter side down on your Stampin’ Trimmer or scoring board, and score it at 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 7 1/2″, and 8″ as shown in the following photos.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Next, turn the paper vertically and line it up with the left side of the paper at the 2 1/4″ mark.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Before lowering the cutting arm and blade, move the blade to the 3″ mark. Then lower the arm and blade. Cut only from 3″ to 4″ as shown in the next two photos.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up! Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Raise the arm and shift the paper right until the left edge is at the 1″ mark. Lower the arm with the blade at the 3″ mark. Repeat cutting only from 3″ to 4″.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Your paper should now look like this.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Bend the score lines back and forth to loosen them up.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Make sure your paper is oriented the same direction as in the photo above, and then place Tear and Tape adhesive on the areas circled below.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Fold the left side over towards the right on the scored line shown on the right in the photo above (where you put adhesive is actually flipping over and coming back down). You will see the other two scored lines on top after making the fold. Press firmly to help the adhesive adhere.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Then fold it back up to look like this.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Next, prepare the decorations. Punch the following:

  • Starburst Punch – 1 from silver glimmer paper
  • Daisy Punch – 1 from rose glimmer and 1 from sparkle glimmer
  • Decorative Ribbon Border Punch – 2 strips each measuring 3 1/4″ in length from rose glimmer paper

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Attach the border strips to both the inside and outside edges using Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Attach the other punches on top and add a button and bow. Next you’ll want to place your post-it pad inside, and use a Velcro dot to hold it shut.

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

Add a nice pen and your pen and post-it holder set is complete!

Pen and post-it holder decorated notebook - a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea - Stampin' Up!

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