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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Riley Challenge--Seed Packet

Good evening! How is your weekend so far? Other than the fact that I have spent most of the day cleaning house, mine is going okay. I have also had some coloring time, so I can't complain. The challenge this week on the Riley and Company blog was to make anything but a card. Since spring is hopefully on its way, I thought it would be cute to make something that could hold packs of seeds that I could give to a couple of friends. My little box holds 3-4 packs of seeds. I simply measured my seed packet and made my template from there. If you want the directions if you will leave me a comment or send me an email I will send them to you. I used Gardening Riley, which I really think is my favorite Riley image for some reason. Even though I love all these little images, I think this is the one that has seen the most ink. Riley was stamped onto Neenah Solar Crest paper and then colored with Copic markers.  After completing my box, I added the panel of floral paper and then my image. 

Last weekend when I was in Memphis, I found some of the Neenah Solar Crest paper and bought a few packs. I think I love it! I have colored several images and so far I really do like it. I am still trying to decide which is my favorite. I used Georgia Pacific for a long time, and was happy with it. But the quality seems to vary from pack to pack. I do wish I could find an affordable alternative that I could just run out and buy instead of waiting on the mail. Thanks for stopping by!

Join us tonight for Shirley's 2 Girls Digi Day on SNR. Lots of fun and a free digi image to play with! 

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

Cute idea and Riley is perfect for your project! So cute.

Cheryl said...

What a great spring time project! Riley is so cute. Your friends will love it.

Sara said...

Absolutely Adorable Gina!!!!

Cindy said...

Great colors on this Gina. I love the orange. The iamge is so cute and I love how you made the holder for the seed pocket. That is such a great combination of image and purpose.

Christine Riley said...

So adorable! Love how you colored Riley and I love the seed packet, that is such a good idea!
Hugs, Christine :)

tmcc4 said...

What a cute idea..I love the colors too...great job! :)
Mandy

Angela said...

Gina, this is just too cute!! I love Garden Riley!! Thank you for my paper!!!! I just love it!! See you at work tomorrow!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Robyn said...

That is sooo cute! I love Riley! Great job!

Silli said...

FUNtastic!!!!! Love the image, love the colors... This is very pretty my dear. Hugs and happy monday!

Alison said...

Fun! I may have to do this for a few people myself! Very cute!

Martha said...

soooo cute

JazzyH said...

Adorable!

Karin said...

The Riley is super cute! I belong to a digi Yahoo group and they are always raving about the Neenah paper...I have heard Gina K Pure Lux and PTI is good. I'm a cheapskate and use the GP, but you're right... it does vary :)

Scrapping Julie said...

hello my long lost friend!!!!
this is so cute and arent you so smart for making that little box!
i LOVE the cat in the last post.
hope things are well. miss you :(

Stephanie said...

what a terrific idea!! and soooo cute!

I've been wanting to try the neenah solar white for some time. I've been using the GP and I don't mind it....I actually would like something a little heavier for when I use a white card base.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Do you have an If it's Paper (XpedX) store near you? That's where I now buy my white cardstock. I bought 2 kinds to see which I prefer--100lb and 120lb. Both are cover so they are thick and sturdy. I use the 100lb the most.

I can't remember the exact name of the paper but the 100lb had digital in the name and I think it was around $10 for an insane amount of sheets (250?). The 120lb wasn't much more but it had fewer sheets (was still a good deal). I also buy my square flap envelopes there and they are $2.50 for 25. They have loose sheets out so you can feel them. The Knoxville store even gave me a couple of sheets to try so I could return the unopened paper pack if I didn't like it.

I'm sorry I can't remember more details, but I do remember that even with tax the per sheet price was a nickel or less.