The end of March means, snow melting away, spring is on the way and it is time to start thinking about the garden! The end of March also means my Dad’s birthday is upon me. Since he is an avid gardener I thought why not put together a little package of seeds that he can get started over the month of April in preparation to plant outside when the sun is shining?! So that’s what I did!
I wanted to make my store bought seeds special… I found the perfect paper at The Paper Place – Cavallini decorative paper covered in images of vintage seed packages and vegetables. It is a pretty durable paper, so I decided to make a couple of toggle envelopes that my Dad can reuse to store seeds and planting info.
I just winged the pattern, folding the paper around and cutting a small flap to glue at the bottom and a large flap at the top to open. I used a circle punch to cut a couple of discs out of chipboard for the toggles, fastened them with brads and strung some waxed linen thread around them to close the package. I made two – one for vegetable seeds and one for flower seeds, then labeled them so with a couple of manilla shipping tags, fabric washi tape and vintage style labels (also by Cavallini).
With the left over paper, I cut out bits to collage a handmade birthday card, wishing him a happy day and successful growing season!
My Dad thought they were great and is now ready to start plotting his 2013 garden!
“Planting is an experiment in growing” – Tom Marchand, My Dad
Everything I used for this project can be found in-store at The Paper Place (except the seeds of course)! Cavallini decorative paper, Cavallini vintage labels, waxed linen thread, card stock, circle paper punch, brads, A7 envelope, linen washi tape, Yamato glue stick, cutting tools and rubber letter stamps & stamp pads… and the beauty of working at The Paper Place and having a craft supply shopping addiction is that they can all be found at my house too! In my crafting drawer !