Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gardener's Gift by Jane Johnson

Hi! As promised I am back to show you how I made the Gardener's Gift I showed you yesterday with my Aida flowers on it. It is a little gift folder to put seed packets in to give to someone who loves gardening. Of course you could also use it to give a little gift of flavoured teas or cocoas - well all sorts of things really!

You will need:

3 pieces of cardstock 4" x 9"
4 pieces of cardstock 4"x4"
papers, image and embellishments of your choice
magnetic fastener

Step 1.

Take two of the 4"x9" pieces of cardstock and score them at 6"/7" and 8" on the long side as shown below.

Step 2.

Fold them both on the score lines as in the above picture.

Step 3.

I have cut the top of each piece (the opposite end to the folds) with a tab die cut but this is optional.

Step 4.

Glue the very end folded section of the first piece to the bottom of the largest portion of the second piece as indicated in the above picture.

It will then look like this from the side.

Step 5.

Score the remaining piece of 4"x9" cardstock at 6" and 6 1/2" as shown above.

Step 6.

This will create the back and closing flap of the folder. Glue the bottom of the longest portion to the last folded tab as shown in the above picture.

Step 7.

Take the four 4" square pieces of cardstock and score at 1"/2" and 3" as shown above. Fold them in the valley/mountain style as before.

Step 8.

Glue two to the edges of each long panel of the folder sitting them above the base tabs that you already glued down as in the picture above. This will create the folder's sides as shown in the picture below.

Step 9.

Stick the magnetic fasteners to the flap and body of the folder as shown. I find that these self adhering magnets do not have very strong glue so it is best to make sure that at least one of the magnets is underneath a layer of paper so that they don't come off! You are now ready to decorate the gift folder.

Step 10.

Decorate as you choose!

I have chosen to punch a part circle at the corners of the flap for added interest or you could use a corner rounder or your favourite border punch across the edge of the flap. I have added some of my flowers to the flap and some to the main body of the folder so that when closed it forms a complete arrangement. The image is from the Blooming Spring store kit.

Here is the folder open ready for the gift. As you can see one of the magnets is now covered with the checked paper which allows it to close firmly without pulling the magnets away when opening.

I hope you have enjoyed my flower and gift folder tutorials and I've inspired you to create them yourself!

Jane x


  1. this is beautiful! thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Wow this is a great tutorial. Thanks for showing. It would be a great gift for my DIL who is keen on veg.

  3. Very nice tutorial,i'll try to do something like that, thanks for sharing.

  4. fantastic tutorial jane and great choice of image x

  5. What a fab tutorial, thank you so much for sharing!

    Keryn x

  6. Wow, A great tutorial, thank you for sharing. My sister has an allotment and I would love to make this project as a gift with seed packets included. can't wait to get started.

  7. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  8. I loved!!!!Thanks for the tutorial!!!!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...