Recently I sewed a stationery holder. It was inspired by this pattern. I modified it slightly since I didn't have a place mat but I did have some cute felt quarters from Jo-Ann's that I wanted to use.
The outside is pink with brown polka dots an the inside is solid brown. I sewed a white satin ribbon around half of the outside to tie closed. Some day I'll learn how to sew a button hole and those wooden buttons I love so much can be more functional than decorative.
There are four pockets inside: One for pens, one for envelopes, one for note cards and one for stamps. It specifically fits this stationery set, but it would be easy enough to customize the pocket size to fit any sized note cards/envelopes.
There you have it! I've been working on another "carrier" of sorts - for my writers group materials (journal, pens, lose pieces of paper, etc) that I hope to have finished by tomorrow night. As soon as I've got it done, I'll snap a few pictures.
I'd like to leave you with a photo of Lobster-Anna: