I chose the color combination shown above to inspire this project:
I decided to make this small folder to hold two flower seed packets as a small gift to the Mothers in my MOPS group. I really like the sentiment, as it is so fitting for a mom.
To make each folder, I started with a piece of tagboard and cut it down to 8"x11.25". The tagboard is kind of flimsy, so I decided to reinforce it by doubling-up the sides. Had I used PTI card stock, I would have skipped that step and just cut my card stock to 8"x7" (essentially eliminating the top-most and bottom-most edges to the score-lines).
I scored the tagboard at the 3.5", 8.5", and 10.5" marks vertically and at the 3.75" and 4.25" marks on the horizontal.
I stamped the front and inside panels as shown:
I secured the 3.5" top flap to the backside (inside of the project), then repeated with the 3/4" flap, so that the project ends up looking like this:
I'd planned on sewing the edges closed to create the folder pockets, but since I had 36 of these to make I opted to just use a fine line of glue instead. I placed a fine line of glue at each edge as well as over the entire spine area on the 2" flap. Hopefully you can see it in the photo:
Once secured, I used the Crop-o-dile to punch the two small holes:
I added the "Handmade Just For You" stamp on the backside of the folder as an after-thought:
Insert 2 packages of seeds:
Fish some bakers twine through the two holes and wrap it around the entire project 4 to 5 times and finish with a bow.
I love the sentiment in the Garden Variety II set and think it fits perfectly for a teacher-gift, or in my case, for Mothers of Pre-schoolers. :)
Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Garden Variety II, Year of Flowers Collection, Background Basics: Postmarks, Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley, Handmade Hodgepodge
Ink: Ocean Tides, Lavender Moon, Smokey Shadow, Winter Wisteria, Grape Jelly (Momento)
Paper: Tagboard (Pacon)
Other: Bakers twine (pickyourplum dot com)
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