Saturday, January 19, 2013

Garden Lover's Card with Seed Packet





Made this card for a special friend who loves gardening. It's January, so she will have time to plant the seeds indoors if she likes, and transplant to her beautiful garden as soon as the threat of freezing is gone. The seed packet is for pretty purple flowers that will brighten any garden.  This is my first entry to Joan's Gardens, an absolutely wonderful blog where other cardmakers post their lovely work.  Also entering this in February at 365 Cards for a fun challenge there.

The brown background is from a brown paper lunch bag which I embossed with a Spellbinders EL-009 embossing folder. The leaf is from Spellbinders Shapeabilities package, S4-328; the large butterfly is from Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities, "Wonderful Wings." This card was so much fun to make.

8 comments:

  1. What a fun card Ginny. I am going to have to look for a package of those seeds. I have never heard of them. Your friend will love this. Thanks for sharing you pretty card with us in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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  2. Ginny,
    That is a very fine idea with the seed packet. So clever. I have started to ask for paper bags at the stores that still supply bags.
    That green sprig and butterfly gives me hope of spring. We are in day8 od -19*F without the windchill. It is nippy.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

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  3. I use to be able to buy a potted plant of these each year, but Home Depot didn't have them last year. They bloomed their little hearts out. What a happy flower! I love your card and your presentation of the seeds to a friend.

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  4. so pretty and i love the added seed packet :)
    Thanks so much for joining us on 365 Cards this week

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  5. What a clever idea, love the beautiful flower, many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

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  6. what a thoughtful and lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us over at 365cards :)

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  7. how cute!!! LOVE the added seed packet!!! that is too fun!!! thanks for joining us this week at 365 cards!!!!

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