Sunday, July 1, 2018

Garden Diary and Seed File

My son, the budding gardener, loves to try new seeds in his small garden.  To encourage this healthy hobby, I made him a garden diary/seed holder as a gift.  I hope that he will use it to jot down plant growth, dates, results, and future plans.
For the cover, I used some corrugated cardboard from my stash and both typewritter and scrabble letters that I found way back in my 'letters' drawer.  Sizzix die cut wildflower images completed the natural look.
On the inside front page, I added some burlap and stamped a favorite saying (used on his birthday card) along with some wildflowers.
The diary was put together with the use of the WeR Memory Keepers punch board system and the Me and My Big Ideas binder rings. With these tools more pages can be added and others removed.

Some of the pages were made from envelopes...great way to use up all those 'extra' envelopes that seem to accumulate. I used a Spellbinders rectangle die to cut out the windows for the pockets. I hope this post has given you some great ideas of what you can create with your punch board system. I purchased this tool (available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) to make extra pages for my purchased planners but I think I will be making many more envelope pocket journals in the future.


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Shirley N said...

Wonderful creation, Lynn, this would make a great gift too for someone who loves gardening. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow what a great idea.. this is fabulous.. thanks for sharing

yyam said...

What a thoughtful and sweet gift for your boy!