I recently made two card/notepad holders. A friend requested one to give as a gift to DIL. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of that one but I used purple/pink oriental fabric for the holder and I had a small piece of the cover fabric left over from the journal I made for her which you can see here. I used that fabric for the tie and a third fabric to bind the inside pockets.
This is the second one.
I was fortunate to find some note cards that matched the fabric pretty well. I could also place a notepad in the other pocket.