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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seed Packets--with a tutorial

Happy Sunday afternoon! I have had a lot of fun making these little seed packets, and have decided that they are going to be in some Easter baskets this year. After I posted the last one that I did, I got several emails and comments asking for the template or directions. It wasn't made from a template, I just measured my seed packets and then came up with my own template. I have put together something of a photo tutorial. My first attempt so please be kind!

Here is the photo of all the supplies I used: my image, Copic markers, scissors, DP, card stock, adhesive and Scor Pal. You will also need a corner rounder which I forgot to add here. 
The first thing you will need is your main piece of card stock which should measure 9 1/2" x 4". With the long side against the top of the Scor-Pal, score at 4" and then again at 4 1/4 ". 
Flip it the other way and score all the way down the long edge on both sides at 1/4 ".
Fold in, along the score lines you have just made. and then fold where you made the first score lines. You will then take your scissors and snip the corners that are formed when you close the box. Add adhesive to your outer seam, tuck in the little tabs and close your box, pressing to make sure the sides are closed.
Your box should now look like this. 
See the top part that is above the box area? You will take your scissors and cut along the score line so that you don't have the fold up part. You will also use the corner rounder on the top corners. 
At this point, you should have a box that looks like this. 
All that is left to do is decorate the front of your box. I used the Shirley's 2 Girls image Good Garden and then colored it with Copic markers. The DP is from the Basic Grey Origins line and my card stock is some kraft paper from my stash. I am so loving that Origins paper right now! With the measurements that I used, you can add 3 or 4 packs of seeds per packet. If you used bulkier seeds, like sunflowers or something like that you would probably want to only do 2 packs. I am thinking about making some of these and then adding a couple of gardening tools and then packaging them in a flower pot as a "Welcome Spring" gift.
I hope you have found this helpful! If I confused you or if you have any questions, just let me know!

21 comments:

Ann English said...

Excellent job, Gina!

Georgia said...

Gina, this is realy cute! Love it!!

peggysue said...

What a sweet little image and I like the idea of a seed packet holder as much as a cocoa packet holder in winter, such a nice little gift. Cute paper choice too! thanks for the tutorial!

Marlene said...

How adorable!!! Novel idea, and you did a WONDERFUL job with your tutorial!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gina this is fabulous! You did a terrific job! Your instructions are very easy to follow and your photographs are great!!

Angela said...

Gina you did an awesome job on this tutorial and thid little seed pack gift box!! Hope you had a great weekend!!
Hugs to you!!
Angela

Anonymous said...

Easy to follow instructions,nice little thinking of you gift.GREAT JOB,Gina.

Vicki said...

Gina, these are wonderful! Perfect little goodie for Easter baskets! Thanks for the deets! Blessings to you!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your seed packet holders are wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial, you did a great job! Your images are perfect for these too! Great job! Best, Curt

Dru said...

This is such a cute idea - love it!! I think maybe my grandchildren will be getting these in their Easter baskets too - they love to garden! Thanks for such sweet inspiration!

Tammy said...

Your seed packet is so cute Gina! Such a perfect image and sentiment! Wonderful tutorial also! I think this would make an awesome Mother's day gift!
Thanks, Tammy

Payne Holler Cards said...

great idea! and great job on toot!!! will have to try this for my Grankids!!! TFS !!!

Dell said...

Great idea and tutorial! I like the seed packets instead of candy. My DD would love that one being a gardner. I might just have to use your idea. TFS.

tmcc4 said...

O how fun! I will totally try your tutorial..thank you Gina!
Mandy

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I worked on a seed packet yesterday too. Yours is adorable. Great image.

Scrapping Julie said...

wow friend! i love the tutorial! excellent job on another seed packet.

The Mama Monkey said...

These are so cute! And thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I recognized some of your supply items! LOL I bet all of our craft rooms have many similar items! Great minds...or a sickness! ;)

Christine Riley said...

I love this project, thank you so much for the tutorial!
Hugs, Christine

Silli said...

Love your project, love the image... Thanks for the workshop. Hugs Silke

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Great tutorial Gina! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Nicola

Stephanie said...

great tutorial, Gina!! Thanks for posting it :)