Saturday, November 3, 2012

A seed packet

I have been wanting to make one of these for a little while, they are so cute, and you could tuck a couple of seed packets in this to give as a gift - or part of for a keen gardener.

This week was strange weather, firstly quite warm, needing aircon, then yesterday was quite cool, needing jumpers, what's with that?  Anyway was time to start getting our yard in order ready for our summer so that is what we started yesterday, I planted my first magnolia tree, can't wait for it to flower.  The camelias are lovely, the agapantha's are starting to flower, the bird of paradise are already flowering, its a beautiful time of the year. Hence the little wheelbarrow and fork, just the implements we needed this week :)

I used crumb cake for the base, and Garden Green for the layers.  Very vanilla is my card stock colour of choice for stamping.

The word seed has been die cut  in crumb cake cardstock with our big shot and the now retired timeless type alphabet die.  It has also been covered in crystal effects.
The word seed also replaces the pattern on the challenge I based this on this week, something a little different to ribbon or cardstock!

The inside:
 A close up - the little fork has been stamped again, cut out and raised to give it more of a 3D feel.

The timing was perfect for two challenges with which I based the design on

Firstly the theme - Stampin' Up! Only challenge this week was elegant Fall, but seeing as though we are down under we can choose spring!

Second was the sketch which  Just Add Ink provided this week

Details: All Stampin’ Up!

Stamp sets: French foliage, Countryside
Ink pads:  Crumb cake, Early espresso, riding hood red, garden green
Cardstock:  crumb cake, garden green, very vanilla
DSP: first edition
Tools:  Big shot machine, timeless type alphabet die, Adorning accents die and matching embossing folder
Other: twine (retired), basic pearls, crystal effects.



  1. Oh Melissa this is fabulous! Love your use of First Edition combined with those gorgeously coloured leaves and the wheelbarrow - very clever combination! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Melissa this is a fantastic card and great use of the sketch. I love the colours and the beautiful leaf and your cute little fork. Great gift idea for a fella. Thanks for joining in again with our challenge at Just Add Ink.

  3. Mel what a cooooool idea!! Love the leaves and how you popped them up.

    Great use of the sketch this week at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  4. Wowsers Miss Mel...I love this idea and your example is so rustic and GORJUS!!!! And oh....the small pearls on the scallops....devine. ooxx

  5. Hi Melissa :) what a super idea! I love it! Great card.


    Little Purple Forest

  6. What a great idea Melissa. I could think of a few people that would love this!
    Those leaves are just gorgeous, as is the whole project!
    Thanks for playing at JAI.

  7. Gorgeous, Mel! Love your take on the sketch, and the great, earthy, tones on your project. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

  8. I love this Mel, it looks so pretty! What a great little gift too. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week :)

  9. This is beautiful! Beautiful colors and details!! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  10. Melissa, this is absolutely fabulous! So funny to think of you planning and planting, while here we are breaking out the sweaters and warm blankets. Thanks so much for joining us at SUO Challenges this week!

  11. Oh this is wonderful!!! LOVE all the different looks and textures you have on your card! Thanks for playing with us for the SUO Challenge!

  12. Love the look of your card in neutrals! And, what a fun little packet! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

  13. I love your Autumn Elegant Seed pack! SO fun and perfect for fall planting of seeds... Thanks for playing along on the SUO Challenges.

  14. Simply stunning! I just love the neutral palette and such a clever idea! Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

  15. I love this!! I'm a gardener and I know lots of gardeners and this idea is being saved for next spring!!! Thanks Melissa!


Hi thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend giving me a comment on this project, I truly appreciate it, Melissa