Monday, April 6, 2015

Inspire Me Monday: Creating Seeds of Love!



Hello all and welcome to a fun-filled Inspire Me Monday with yours truly, Julie!  With Mother's Day close to a month away, I thought I would get started on a fun little surprise for the moms in your life! It's something small but packed with meaning that will literally "grow" on the person you give this little gift to! 

Here's a look at what we'll be making today! 



OOoooOOOooo.... want to make a little seed packet yourself? Well, the fun news is, packed in this blog post, you'll find not only a freebie cut file, but a template for the seed packet if you don't have a cutting machine AND digi images that you can use to custom create and stylishly pair with Power Poppy clear or digital stamp sets!

LET'S GET ON WITH THE SHOW! 

I started my creating a Silhouette cut file of a Seed Packet, sent to my Silhouette and cut out of decorative paper. (You'll find the cut file to download at the end of this post!)


This will serve as my base. From there, I scored along the places that I would use as my fold lines. I scored on the back side of the paper so that when folded, my decorative paper wouldn't break and show the paper's white core. 


Here's a peek at all the pieces for my Seed Packet! I used the Countryside Bouquet Digital Stamp by Power Poppy as my focal point and digitally inserted it into my seed packet frame....


If you prefer, you can always print this file, mask and use a clear stamp image on the inside! From here, I used Copic markers and picked up these shades.....

But wait, there's more! There's also a darling downloadable sentiment you can use for your seed packet front as well! We have two different senties for you. One is perfect for the mothers and a second can be given to your grandmothers! Here's a peek at the sentiment for moms. Both downloadable files can be found at the end of this post.


I printed, trimmed the panel, added a little paper piercing, some silver cording and a fun little heart charm. To add it to the front of my seed packet, I actually folded and wrapped it around the entire packet like a belly band. And.... ta da, DONE! Just that simple!

Here's another look!


All that's left to do is find some fun seeds to stick inside and give as a gift! I have the flap up at the top still open as you can see. When it comes time to give this away, I'll likely add the seeds inside in a bit of wax paper and then use a silver foil sticker to seal it up.

Want to create a Seeds of Love little gift of your own? Well, it's just as simple as cutting, printing, coloring and then, best of all, giving!


HERE ARE THE LINKS TO OUR DOWNLOADABLE FILES! 

Silhouette Studio Seed Packet File

Seed Packet PDF File

Seed Packet Front

Mother's Sentiment

Grandmother's Sentiment

I hope you have as much fun as I did with this project! If you do end up making one of these cuties, please leave a link to your project in the comment section! I'd love to see!

~Julie

10 comments:

  1. Will the Silhouette Studio file work in the Cricut Design studio? I'm just getting ready to try toe Cricut program, so I don't know much about it. Thanks!

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    1. Just a note, this particular file can't be used in the Cricut -- but if the Cricut has the ability to allow you to scan files and then create your own custom cut files, you can most certainly use the pdf download to create your own file for your machine. If that won't work, simply download the pdf, print on a piece of paper to use as a template and cut by hand! :-) Thanks much!

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  2. Thanks so much for the files and inspiration!!

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  3. Oh, Julie, I totally love this little seed packet! Thank you for these files! I always look forward to Mondays for inspiration and such amazing and new ideas! And I also love Fridays too...well, every day with PP! Hugs!

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  4. Julie, you are such an inspiration!! THANK YOU for creating and sharing such an awesome project and design with our customers!! It's a great day to be a flower-loving crafty person, I tell you!

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  5. Julie, this is fabulous, and I'm planning to play with it. You rock!

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  6. wow Julie, this is Gorgeous! Beautiful flowers.

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  7. Oh my gosh, Julie.....this is AWESOME! I love this darling seed packet!! OH, the possibilities!! Girl, you are a-mazing!! :)

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  8. Julie this is gorgeous!!! Thank you awesome files!

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