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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
I imagine most of us have this year’s, or maybe last year’s,
Christmas cards laying around gathering dust. If so, why not start making some
cute stocking stuffer items for next Christmas. With a few Christmas cards,
card stock, a bit of ribbon, and a 2x2 sticky notepad you can create this
Here’s the instructions:
Supplies-a Christmas card that is at least 8 inches wide or
long, 13 inches of ribbon, 1 3x3 inch sticky notepad, adhesive glue, scissors.
·Out of a Christmas card, or a piece of colored
cut a 3inch wide by 8 inch long section.
·Placing your 3x3sticky notepad 3 inches from the
bottom of the card strip, fold the strip around the edges of the notepad.
·Cut 2 small slits, the width of your ribbon, in
the back of the holder, about ½ inch from the edges of the card stock. You
could also use sticky Velcro buttons to close the holder.
·Thread the ribbon through the slits.
·Adhere the back of the sticky notes to the
center of the folded card stock … or not. It’s your choice on this.
·Close the cover and tie the ribbon.
If you don’t have a Christmas card with a design that spans
the 8 inch length, you can make the basic note holder from card stock, cut out
the desired design from the Christmas card and glue it to the front of the
holder. The top flap can be adjusted in length to show your cutout design to
This craft can also be uses as swag for your books by adhering
a photocopy of your book cover to the front flap of the holder. If you do this,
I’d suggest making the top flap the entire length of the notepad instead of the
bottom flap. Add your website address or any other marketing info you want to
the inside of the flap.
This craft is quick and easy, and once you start making this
little beauties, you’ll have trouble stopping. I know I have.