Purse and Desk Memo Holders

I can never find a sticky note when I need one.  Probably because I “jot” everything into my phone or tablet now.  It’s hard being green and paperless somedays.  So today I’m showing you two ways to have a sticky note when you need it…a matchbook holder for your purse or totebag, and a frame for your desk or beside the phone.


This project, a matchbook post-it note holder to carry in your purse, is one of the first Make-and-takes I remember doing at a Stampin’ Up! workshop…when I was an attendee, not a demonstrator.  An “oldie but goodie,” I pulled out the directions when I found these super cute sticky notes at Target.

(This fits a 3”x3” notepad).  First, cut a piece of cardstock 3-1/8” x 9-1/2”.  Score it at 3-3/8”, 3-5/8”, and 7-1/2”. Use a border punch on the end where the score is at 7-1/2”.     .

Metchbook-foldingFold that end up and staple it.  You’re going to cover those staples with paper, so they don’t have to be lined up or anything.

Then all that’s left is to embellish it and tie some bakers’ twine around to more securely hold the tucked in part.  I printed the “Write On” in Word and punched it out.  Use Sticky Strip or glue to attach the sticky note pad inside, lining the top of it up with the second score line. Tuck the end in, and you’re finished!


These are another project that I’ve made for years, and they’re perfect as a little teacher gift.  To make them, you need a 3-1/2” x 5” acrylic frame, the kind with a foot to support them (about $1 at Walmart) and some scrapbooking paper.  Cut a piece of paper 3-1/2” x 5” and slide it into the frame.

Adhere your sticky notes with Sticky Strip or glue, tie on some bakers’ twine, and embellish as you wish.  The frame gives a little bit of an angle to write on, which is nice. These are an instant gratification project, taking only a few minutes to make, but easy to make in bulk with great results every time.

Write on, man!

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