View of both sides of holder, emphasizing the front side of holder:
A view of both sides of holder - showing more of the pencil holder side:
Pencil box side of holder:
Other: Sizzix thinlits Tim Holtz Happy Holidays words
With my containers, I actually used some textured cardstock that was long ago retired. I like it because it is a heavier cardstock and I thought it would stand up a little better than regular cardstock. You can find an instructional video from Libby Stampz, an Australian stamper here. Here are the quick instructions:
1. Notepad Holder: Cut a 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" piece of cardstock and score all sides at 2" and cut on the green lines.
2. Cut three pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-7/8" (that will go on 3 showing sides of the notepad holder). On the side of the box that will face the front, you will use a 1-3/8" circle punch to punch out a half circle (see finished picture).
3. Pencil Box: Cut an 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of cardstock. Score one set of opposite sides (see below) at 3-1/4" and the other set of opposite sides at 2-1/2". Cut on the green lines. Trim off excesses (yellow areas) as shown:
4. Cut two pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-5/8". Adhere to sides of pencil holder.
Cut one piece of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 3-1/8". Adhere to front of pencil holder.
5. Back Piece: Cut a piece of cardstock 3-1/4" x 5-1/2".
Cut 2 pieces of matching cardstock (one for front & back) at 3-1/8" x 5-3/8".
Cut one layer decorative paper (for front) at 3" x 5-1/4". Stamp and embellish.
This project was great fun and pretty easy to make! Enjoy!