Monday, May 23, 2016

Seed Packets

Good Monday Morning!
Back on the Dies R Us Blog to share a little Spring time fun! 
A little something about me, I love to craft AND I love to garden, so when the two can be combined it is pure JOY!  If I can't have ink under my fingernails, I don't mind a wee bit of dirt.
Today's project is making seed packets.  So FUN!
When using my Envelope Board Maker they become so easy to whip up.
I started with a 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inch piece of Kraft card stock and using my Envelope Board I scored at the 3 inch mark, rounding the corners as I went.  Sealed with a bit of Scor Tape. 
This made a  3  3/4 x  4  3/4 inch sized envelope, the perfect size for slipping in a Burpee Seed Packet.
I decided I wanted to make a string closure on the back.  Spellbinders Scallop Circle dies cut from thick chipboard and pink card stock.  Eyelets and Jute Twine.  I thought I would need 3 Dimensionals, but decided there was no need.

Using the Eyelets to add the Scallop Circles die, I ensured that they would stay put when opening and closing with the Jute Twine.  Very sturdy!

I stamped an old seed packet image from Stampin' Up and my sentiment from Spring Has Sprung, by Gina K Designs, on to the Kraft card stock in Black Licorice ink. 
Adding just the right flower to decorate the packet was the hardest choice.  So many pretty flowers to chose from at the Dies R Us Store.  I finally decided upon these beautiful Garden Notes Zinnia from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I cut them out of some pretty felt I found in my stash in orange and pink and layered them together.  The leaves are by Paper Smooches, Foliage 1 cut in the pretty green felt.  Both of these dies are amazing and cut through the felt like buttah....oops my Boston accent is showing.  They are crisp and clean, even in felt.
I also added a bit of the Crystal Drops for centers.  Tip:  Felt is porous and the Crystal Drops will not hold their shape.  However, I do like how they look.   

If there's a happy gardener in your life these make sweet little gifts.  Precious Shower Favors, or added to Spring and Easter Baskets.  
I really love the rustic simplicity of these seed packets, hope you do too!
I will be entering these into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Fun With Felt.
Here's what I used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Garden Notes Zinnia

Paper Smooches
Foliage 1
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    1. You turned something that is blah into something beautiful


    2. A brilliant idea Donna and thanks for a great tutorial. Such a lovely way to decorate a seed packet, you've made it such a pretty gift. Love the felt flowers too!

    3. Yes, Please!! These are so, so cute Donna! I would love to be handed one of these sweet seed packs as a gift!!

    4. WOW! YOU GO GIRL!! What a fabulous idea and awesome little gift. Thanks for all the awesome details! You are such an inspiration ... thanks!

    5. I pinned this to my board that I have titled Cards I love. I know it is a gift, but I will be sure to find it there. I really love this and plan on using it soon. Thanks for the inspiration my super crafty friend.

    6. Oh my gosh, these are so stinkin' CUTE!!! I love that you used the kraft, just perfect. And then the pop of color with the pretty felt. I don't even HAVE any colored felt. These are so sweet and clever...I LOVE them!!!

    7. What a fun way to send a tag or pretty seeds or even some embellishments! Your flowers are the perfect color against the dark kraft color! Beautiful idea, Donna, and of course, pinned! xo

    8. Fabulous!!! Wonderful stamp set for this project and the felt flowers are perfect. I am curious did you make two of these or do you know how to double expose a photo?

    9. I did make 2, I'm not that clever! 😉t.

    10. I love these. What great gifts for those who love to garden.

    11. LOVe the Kraft and the vintage look stamp. Cool how the sentiment looks like it was part of the stamp. Love your closure too. Now I'd love as a gift too IF it included planting and watering LOL. I kill everything..ugh

    12. You are on a roll with clever gift cards my dear. I love the vintage look with those pretty felt flowers.

    13. Love this idea! The flowers in felt look awesome.

    14. I love this! Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

    15. This is a great idea Donna! Love it!

    16. This is such a fantastic project and very clever way to gift some gardening love. Super cute idea!

    17. Oh, Donna, I am way behind, but I just had to say that I love this lovely seed packet gift idea! What a sweet project, and I love how you used the Envelope Punch Board. I love mine but rarely use it, so I've pinned this and will keep it in mind. It's such a great idea for a gift card as well as a seed packet...just the sweetest! Big hugs, sweet friend!