Thursday, January 7, 2010

How About a Little Seed Packet?

Good morning and happy Thursday! It's Lisa here with you this morning and I thought I share a quick and easy tutorial on these little seed packets I made. I thought they were a perfect gift to give to a friend that was moving, to say Welcome Home, to their new home! Here's what you'll need:

{ippity} stamps-Simply Home and Devoted

Card stock (yellow or kraft, olive, and a designer paper {I used a pattern from Report Card by Oct. Afternoon)

Ink(olive, drk. blue)

some twine, button, and ribbon, needle, a lable punch, corner rounder and a scoring toolTo get started I always cut and score my cardstock and dp first.

  1. cut yellow cs to 3 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (check the size of your seed packet and adjust measurements accordingly). Score at 5 3/4 and 1 inch

  2. cut dp to 3 1/2x 5 1/2 inches. Score at 1 inch

  3. stamp branch image 3 times to top of yellow (or kraft) cs with blue ink (before stamping, check that this is your front flap of the seed pack). Stamp the sentiment in olive ink to bottom right of this same front flap.

  4. Attach designer paper to back of yellow (or kraft) cs, making sure the inch score pieces are lined up. Round the corners.

  5. Stamp the Welcome home sentiment on olive cs and punch out with a size apropriate lable punch. here I used the designer lable punch by SU and folded it in half to attach it to top, 1 inch flap. Sew on your ribbon tab and button (you could use glue dots, but it won't be as stable).

  6. insert seed packet with a strip of adhesive (I used scor-tape).

  7. Close up the finished packet and seal with another strip of adhesive to 1 inch decorated flap.

I made 3 of these packets and tied them together with a piece of twine. I love the extra earthy feel the twine gives to these cute little seed packets. Who wouldn't love to receive these? I hope you find this tutorial inspirational and if you don't make a seed packet, it's another great way to give a gift card, too. Just attach the gift card instead of the seed packet. Happy stamping and have an {ippity} happy day!!!!

Hugs, Lisa


  1. What a fun gift and they are absolutely beautiful! smiles...

  2. oh my--this is the CUTEST idea ever!!!

  3. How adorable! Wish I'd thought of it before I gave my sister-in-law her gardening Christmas basket:-)

  4. WOW...what a fabulous and adorable idea!!! Love it!!! I have to make some of these!!!

  5. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. How cute! I love this idea, and wouldn't these make great invitations, too?!?!

  7. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I love it! This would make a great shower favor too!

  8. Lisa these are GORGEOUS! What a wonderful idea for a gift...I am definitely going to be trying this! :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lisa this is so cute!! The stamp set you used is perfect for your seed packet!! I love it!! TFS!!

  10. I love this idea!! Fabulous tutorial :)

  11. oh I love this idea.. this would be great for easter presents.. and the kids or adults can plant them.. I must do this!!

  12. These, my gf...are FABULOUS! You are so creative and can't wait to COPY this idea! I think it would make a great gift for anything! Easter, Mother's Day, Earth Day, May Day...etc.