Inspired by another project I was working on I was struck that I had created garden markers out of seed packets but that doesn't do much good when it comes to planning time. I had a recollection of what I planted and a few empty packets stored to transform into markers but often the indicators on the back were quite damage and when transformed they were quite hard to handle. The idea is to store the packets in file/journal method so they can be reviewed the next year for plotting out a garden and figuring all the materials that might be needed to improve.
Dimension - 4.5" x 4" - the size of a burpee seed packet, the one I buy most.
Cover - Print of a beautifully illustrated seed catalog with a reinforcing accent. Flashes with strips of green cotton cloth, rickrack, and gold ribbon cord capped off by hand made shrinky charms.
Interior - Black card stock cut to the dimensions at/slightly larger than the most commonly used seed packets size. I used black as I will most likely be handling this with garden soiled hands. A single packet can be cut open and attached to the card stock for easy viewing and yearly archiving. Empty pages and openeable loops allow for reorganizing, notes, journaling, and adding future garden submissions.