Tutorial Tuesday is finally back on track after lots of upheaval here at the Wills’ household – and today I am showing you one cute way to give a little gift that keeps on giving…a Seed Packet Holder!

This beautiful card houses a grow-able gift – a packet of seeds – you could put a pack of herb, vegetable or flower seeds in there and what cute favors a bunch of these would make for a summer party, BBQ, shower or wedding.

You can theme your image on the front to match the theme of seeds you are using inside – I have a packet of herb seeds in mine and found the perfect stamp for the cardfront in the set Herb Expressions that you can find on pg 68 of the catalog – it has both cute herby images and sentiments!

Please read on for details, a link to my free tutorial and this week’s blog candy offering…

My card base uses Early Espresso cardstock and I textured the top flap by running it through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder…

I added an Old Olive layer and then a piece of First Edition DSP onto that…see the edges of my brown and green cardstocks?  I distressed them to make them look a little rough around the edges which I think fits in perfectly with a gardening theme…

I then stamped my image, colored it using ink pads and a Blender Pen and layered it onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and attached it to my base using carefully placed Dimensionals…

Doing this left me room to slide a piece of Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon underneath that layer, between the dimensionals, finishing with a bow on the side to hold it all together…for a closer look, please click on the photo below…

Wysteria Wonder I hear you say? What on earth is that color?  Well, it’s one of the brand new IN COLORS that is debuting on July 1st in the brand new Catalog – and it is just GORGEOUS!!!

So, what is beneath the flap? Pop it open and revealed is a seed packet that is held in place by a little pocket at the bottom…

I used my Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder to texture the flap and shaped the top edge using my Scallop Edge Border Punch – I trimmed it with a little strip of Old Olive to tie into the front of my card and lastly added a beautiful vintage looking brad from Antique Brads that you can find on pg 187…

WANT MY FREE TUTORIAL SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN SEED PACKET HOLDER? Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials section where you will find a printable version too!

And onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you think about my Seed Packet Holder and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn on Friday…

That lucky winner will receive a kit containing all supplies – including cut & textured cardstocks – to make one of these, including a packet of seeds – so be sure to come back Friday and see if you are the winner!

AND DON’T FORGET TO GO CHECK OUT THE LAST CHANCE LISTS – you can find them by clicking HERE – ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS LEFT TO GET THOSE RETIRING GOODIES SO DON’T DELAY!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Here are those cute images and sentiments in Herb Expressions…

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10 thoughts on “A Cute Grow-able Gift…

  • June 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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    I love this card idea. I have this stamp set and it is one of my favorites and now you have given me another idea on how to use it. Thanks.

  • June 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm
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    This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used:) TFS:)

  • June 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm
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    Sarah, your seed packet card is adorable. What a clever gift for someone to cherish and nurture the seeds! You always come up with the cutest ideas. Thanks for another great tutorial!

  • June 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm
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    Thyme to say I love the project from the gorgeous soft colors to the antique brad! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) Basil is one of my favorite herbs too. Oh wouldn’t the new wisteria color be gorgeous for lavendar and some lavendar seeds? Especially if we could capture the scent! I love how the bow is on the side to hold it together. Even if you don’t put a seed packet in it, you could add a pad of sticky notes or just about anything the right size. Love that lattice folder – I keep forgetting to order it. Thanks for sharing your creations with us. I love your blog because of this! Our minister is moving to another church this month – I wonder if I could make one that would be nice enough for them so they could “grow” into their new church family?

  • June 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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    Sarah, As always, You have come up with a great idea! These are adorable. I am soooo happy to see Wisteria Wonder! I have really missed the lavendars. I just got the lattice folder & this will be a greeat project to use it on.

  • June 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm
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    Such a beautiful idea! Love it!

  • June 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm
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    I love your project, the stamp set, the colors, even the basil…I love it all!

  • June 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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    I love this idea. It’s the perfect gift for the gardeners in our lives. I now have a plan for a friend or two!!

    Thank you for your lovely work!

  • June 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm
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    superb idea, you always are so clever!!
    Susan

  • June 20, 2011 at 7:00 am
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    Oh, LOVE this! I’m always needing cute little gifts ideas – and, this is GREAT! Thank you for sharing how to make this with us.

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