How to Make Paper Card Holders

Note Card Holder

Make a note card holder.
Make a note card holder.

This note card holder is a great way to personalize an adorable box for storing cards and important messages.

What You'll Need:

  • Small box (such as from tissue or cosmetics packaging)
  • Decorative paper
  • Craft foam
  • Adhesive craft foam letters


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Decorative heart border punch
  • Craft glue

Step 1: Gently pull the box apart along the glue lines, ungluing the top, the bottom, and one side only. Lay it flat on your work surface. Cut away the top half of the box on the front and both sides only, leaving the back intact.

Step 2: Place the flattened box on top of a piece of decorative paper, and trace around it lightly with a pencil. Measure and mark a line 1/2 inch above the front and sides, and cut out along this line. Cut another piece of paper to fit inside the tall part of the box, adding 1/2 inch to the top of this piece also. Cut out.

Step 3: Use a border punch to add a pretty design along the front and sides of the paper and along the top of the tall backing.

Step 4: Glue the paper to the box, folding the extra paper around the back. Let dry, then glue the box back together.

Step 5: Draw a heart you like and trace it onto craft foam; cut out. Glue the heart to the front of the box, and personalize the box backing with craft foam letters.

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