QC: Photo Gifts

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

  • Photo Gifts


  • Photos of your Garden
  • Patterned Paper (Note: Designer used Blue Stripe (Little Yellow Bicycle) and Cupcake Surprise (Basic Grey)
  • Flower seeds that coordinate with picture
  • Bare Elements Tacks (Creative Imaginations)


  • Computer & Printer
  • Scorepal
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Shapers 1” Circle Punch (EK Success)
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond 7800 All-Purpose Adhesive (Duncan)

Pattern - Quick Creations: Photo Gifts

  • 1. Turn glorious garden photos into useful works of art! Designer and photographer Kathleen Paneitz shares two creative photo gift ideas, so here's a perfect excuse to take photos of your favorite blooms. If you don't have your own garden, then head to your local botanic garden or nursery.
  • 2. For customized photo seed packets, print and cut out seed packet pattern. Trace seed packet onto back of patterned paper. (Note: Designer used Blue Stripe (Little Yellow Bicycle) and Cupcake Surprise (Basic Grey) patterned papers. On computer, set up seed packet information as shown, then print onto patterned papers. (Note: Designer downloaded and used YoYo and High Tide fonts from 2 Peas in a Bucket (www.twopeasinabucket). After front of packet is printed, score along fold lines and assemble packet. Adhere flower photo to front of packet. Fill packets with seeds of coordinating flowers.
  • 3. For garden photo tacks, print garden photos to 1-1/2"x2". Use Paper Shapers 1" Circle Punch (EK Success) to punch out desired part of photo. Use Aleene's Platinum Bond 7800 All-Purpose Adhesive (Duncan) to adhere photos to Bare Elements Tacks (Creative Imaginations). Apply epoxy circles (included with tack kit) over photos.