Gift for a Master Gardener

Hi and welcome.

Do you enjoy gardening? My sister and I do and she recently became a Master Gardener. It involves months of classwork, tests, and accumulating many volunteer hours.

My sister’s efforts inspired me to create this little book filled with seed packets for her birthday. The packets can actually be used to collect and label seeds or just as a garden inspired mini-album. Like most albums, it can hold memorabilia, journaling cards, or photos.

Inside front cover and the first seed packet

Starting with floral papers that I already had, I cut ten packets with the Seed Packet die. Using a heavy-duty paper cutter, cut the book front and back from cardboard about 4&1/2″ x 4&1/2″. I covered the outside and inside of the covers with patterned paper using a combination of tape and glue. A Crop-A-Dile was used to round the corners of the covers.

Adhere vellum or decorative paper to the inside of the packet to cover the window opening. Then fold the die cut at the score lines and tape the bottom and side closed. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs 3mm double sided adhesive.

I used a variety of patterned papers and some solid papers for the mini-album.

Also cut ten of the four-hole notebook edge die from the Seed Packet Set in coordinating paper. Keep the excess piece from the seed packet “window”. Attach the edge piece to the back of a seed packet while making sure not to glue down the top flap.

This is how the back of the seed packets look and the inside back cover

Score the window piece in the center lengthwise, fold it, and adhere it covering the front and back of the notebook piece over the two middle holes (see the white and kraft pieces in the photo above).

Now assemble the book using the book rings and embellish it. Shaped flowers are a perfect accent. This is a fun, cute, and quick little album.

Thanks for reading along. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Di

  • SUPPLIES
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Sidekick Essentials 16, Seed Packet Set #1838
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Paper Love stamp set #CS214
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs In My Garden stamp set#CS212
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Home & Nature stamp set #CS213
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Planner Labels dies #1658
  • Crop-A-Dile hole punch
  • Cardboard
  • Patterned paper
  • Vellum
  • Black stamp pad
  • Glitter Glue
  • Two 1″ book rings

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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