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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Elegant Note Pad Holder

I just finished getting caught up with all the birthday cards for family and friends all through the month of August and September and I can now take a breather planning for the next birthday cards. I was merely surfing the Pinterest without anything specific in mind but when I saw this beautiful note pad pinned from the Butternut Sage, I was immediately flooded with a lot of design ideas. I knew at a glance that I can easily create the template in the Silhouette Studio and I was even more inspired to start the project immediately as it has been a while since my blog followers enjoyed a really nice free file from me. So here it is, my dear followers, another great inspiration for a gift idea project. I've actually started mine for Christmas giveaways.
The free file is complete with all the layers, as seen on the black holder including the very neat foldable easel on the back of the holder. I created this easel and I've been using it in a variety of projects like cards and photo frames. The embellishments used on the front of the holder are all tags from different metal die sets that I have been collecting. The names of these dies will be indicated on the caption of the photos. The file was created in Silhouette Studio which I am sharing including the 'Just a note' with the flourish Print & Cut, this is for the cover of the note pad that you may want to include when you give this to your recipient. This can actually be personalized by adding the name of your recipient. The monogram font is a free download. See instructions on how to assemble the pocket of the holder below.

Another similar gift idea is the post-it-note holder and another one using a faux leather technique design that I created a couple of years ago. The free template file is also offered.

Blogging is not really my thing as it takes a lot of my time most especially the tedious task of taking photos showing the complete process and identifying all the items used in creating the project. With all the effort involved in craft blogging, the bloggers just want to be able to gain an audience and perhaps have their work appreciated somehow most especially when there are hard-worked template files shared for free. Bloggers extend their creativity in different ways on how to entice readers to take the time to leave some comments on their work. Bloggers work hard to make their blogs popular and needless to say, the popularity of a blog is measured by the number of the followers listed. We just want your following and comments to be counted. So please take the time to get your name listed if you're a new follower and leave a comment. And if you're already listed, please take the time to leave a comment to request for the free file. Please do not forget to indicate your email address so I can send you the requested free file. 

Happy crafting!



All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

The cover for the note pad - Print & Cut text and
flourish with 'stitched' outline

The back has a very stable easel stand.

 The back has a very stable easel stand which can be
laid flat for neat packaging

REJ's holder was made with the Spellbinders Valiant Honor die set

The name tag was made with the tag from the Valiant Honor,
the oval from the Elegant Ovals and the circle from the FAncy Framed Tags Two

Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two and Spellbinders Elegant Ovals

All the diecuts from the free file

Spellbinders Labels Eight - Used for Leila's holder

Add caption

Spellbinders Labels Twenty - used for Leila's holder

Tag from Spellbinders Detailed Scallops - used for both
Leila and LTG's holders

Lala-land Filigree

Instructions For The Pocket:

The pocket is included in the free file, already scored. But it is actually so easy to do it manually with the use of a scoring board (I use the Martha Stewart).

1)  Cut a piece of cardstock:  4" high x 5 1/2" wide. The height will vary according to your  own design and embellishment. I made the pocket of REJ's holder shorter to show the beautiful detail of the Valiant Honor die which I glued on the front. I trimmed off the sides of the diecut to fit the front of the pocket.

2)  Score the left and right side (width) with 2 lines at 1/2" interval. Do exactly the same at the bottom. The finished pocket measures exactly 3" high x 3 1/2 wide.

3) Trim both sides towards the bottom, as shown on the photo below, to make the bottom tabs.
     Cut exactly on the scored lines.

4)  Glue the tabs and then the sides.

5)  Apply glue (I used double sided tape) on all the 3 sides and adhere to the back of the holder.


  1. Lovely idea :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this idea -- I have a SIL Cameo and would love to do it on my cameo! Thanks so much!

  3. thanks for all the time you spend giving us all inspiration .I would love the file for this

  4. Every time I see one of your designs I am amazed!! They are always beautiful and eye catching. Thank you for the time an effort you put into doing this for your followers. Please send me the Elegant Note Card Holder file. pat.kay @ Thanks again. Pat

  5. These are beautfiul. Please send file to Thank you in advance.

  6. OMGosh! Thank u for the wonderful inspiration and file! I started following you recently and you have given my mind so many wonderful ideas! What a talent you have for this!

  7. OMGosh! Thank you for inspiring me on card making! You have such a talent. Really enjoy your blog. Thank u also for the notepad file! I can't wait to make it! Claudia

  8. Wow! This is lovely................they will definitely make nice gifts.....if I can get it together properly! LOL Thanks for offering the free is very much appreciated.

  9. This is lovely, I already have ideas for people who NEED to receive one! One problem, I can't seem to find the cut file link. I got the monogram file, but am missing the cut file. Probably looking right at it....can you point it out to me?

    Thank you for the beautiful ideas!

  10. I may have not included my email address with my comment requesting the

  11. Beautiful project!!! I would LOVE the file as well!!!

  12. Wow, I would love to have this template. This is one of the better looking ones I have seen in a long time. Thanks so much.
    My email is

  13. i am new to your creative blog and love it!! i'd like to receive the free file.

  14. Thanks for your generosity. Another wonderful idea.

  15. Glad to see you posting again, or at least AOL is letting me get them :)
    I would love the free file for the post it note holder, the part that is available as a file.
    Your blogs always show everything just right for me to follow!

    email address is

  16. This file is lovely and I would appreciate receiving the cut file for it. I am a follower of your blog and I am happy to see that you are posting again.

  17. This would make a really nice gift and I would love to have the file, I am a follower of your blog. I commented earlier but forgot to leave my email address.

  18. The elegant note holders are beautiful, and as you say, perfect for Christmas give aways. I would love to have the files to use with my silhouette cameo please.
    Thank you for being so generous as to share them.

  19. This looks fantastic, I'm relatively new to this hobby, but would appreciate the Silhouette file. e-mail address -
    Thanks for such an interesting site.

  20. Hi Gayle,

    Love the notepad. Could you send the free file to Thanks

  21. Your creations are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us. It is appreciated.
    Please send me the file for the note card holder. pat.kay @

  22. Hi Gayle,

    Am reposting as you instructed. So looking forward to receiving this template. Please use email or

  23. I got it, but I don't think I received the svg for the notepad holder that I requested the other day.

  24., in case you need that to send the svg

  25. Wow - it's beautiful! You are so talented. Thank you for the inspiration and for the headstart.

  26. Love this holder! Please send cut files to leejayne@ and thanks so much for sharing!

  27. I love this note pad holder. It is very elegant! Please send cut files to nJoy2169 @ Thanks for sharing. Joy

  28. Just found your blog. You do an excellent job of instructing how to do a project. Your cards are beautiful. I would like to have the notepad holder file.

  29. Adorei, você pose enviar is arquivos de corte da silhoute para

  30. So beautiful! I would love to have this file. I am a follower...krisinbloom. Thanks so much.

  31. Your work is amazing. I hope to one day to be half as good as you. Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful items. I would like to make this

  32. This is just so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  33. May I have the file for this. it is just lovely. Just found it. TY