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If Friends Were Flowers...

**Updated - This project won the Susie's Sassy Challenge - My Spring Garden.

This week our theme for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (LSS) DT is Anything But a Card. When I saw the seed packs I bought sitting on the counter, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.



I used LSS's Pretty Favors to make this box which holds 2 seed packs. I hand cut the template and it was very quick and easy. I decorated the box with a paper pieced flower from the LSS Doodle Flowers digital stamp set and printed out a computer generated sentiment. (For a tutorial on paper piecing with a digital stamp, click HERE.)



I also wanted to make a package to hold a single seed pack. I cut a piece of CS 3-3/4 x 10-1/4 inches and scored at 5 inches and 9 inches to make the folds. It is held together only with the ribbon. I decorated it using the cute seed pack image from Love Grows Here. Below you can see how the seed pack slides out.

Either of these projects would be cute little gifts for teachers, friends, or even bridal showers.


Here are the previews of the LSS products used.


Please stop by the rest of the DT to see what kind of Anything But a Card projects they created.
Challenges for these projects:

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Doodle Flowers & Love Grows Here by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on mygrafico.com, Stampin' Up All Year Cheer I
  • Papers & CS: Images printed on Georgia Pacific CS, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Cutie Pie DP
  • Ink: none
  • Embellishments & Tools: Pretty Favors plain box template from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on mygrafico.com, Stampin' Up Markers, Swiss Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Stampin Up label, tag & circles punches, misc. rick rack, eyelets, Cropadile, DMC floss, misc. button, black pen

Comments

these are gorgeous! and a super, super gift idea! fabulous!
Leanne said…
Holy smokes Cheryl these are AWESOME!!! I always love seeing what you come up with!! Your projects/creations are always the best!!! Hugs!
Karin said…
This is so bright and cheerful...Perfect of spring :) Love the new photo of you too!
Vee said…
Beautiful bright Spring projects. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee
This is fantastic, how clever of you to make a seed packet holder, what a nice spring gift or favor!
Mrs. Fence said…
What great gift ideas! These are so clever and pretty!
Dawn said…
What a fun gift to give Cheryl!
This is perfect for spring and a thank you gift or thinking of you.
Always enjoy your creations.
SallyB said…
Hi Cheryl..you are right! What perfect gifts for teachers and gardening friends!
I must get down to the garden centre and get me some seeds!
Thanks for joining in with us at Susie's Sassy Challenge.
Joanne Gilch said…
Fabulous way to give seed packets. Your color combos just scream...plant me, plant me, plant me.
Joanne Gilch said…
BTB, noticed your new pic...nice.
Rhonda said…
Cheryl, I just love these. Clever gal you are. Gorgeous work and these would be nice little thank yous.
Tracy said…
I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Susie’s Sassy challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Sheryl said…
What great seed holders..love them!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Popsicles!!
coldwaters2 said…
This is just so beautiful it is a great and practical project the colours and the images are wonderful thank you so much for joining us at CDM this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x
Martha said…
wow!! just amazing ;)
Cazzy said…
Gorgeous projects and perfect to enter in our Quirky Crafts challenge, thanks for joining us.

Cazzy x
my5bratz said…
how clever is this!!!
Scrappy Girl said…
Love the idea and how perfect is this gift for spring. Well done.
Tammy said…
Oh these are really great! You are so right about nice gifts. Way to go!
Micki said…
and you say I'm so stinkin' creative.... girl, awesome and it's sooooo cheery, bright, just an awesome gift for someone!!!! LOVE it!
Adorable stuff! Thanks for playing at Paper Popsicles!
Sprytebyrd said…
So pretty! Love that you used real flowers, too! :o)
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥
Dee (Spryte)
Cheryl said…
WOW these are gorgeous,so much beautiful detail....love them!!!
xx
pinky said…
Two brilliant creations, love the bright colours you have used and the lovely little sentiment. Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Pinky
Wow, these are beautiful. I love the little seed packet pouches and the bright colors. That is a terrific flower stamp, too! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at KL SNS for our baskets/box challenge. Hugs, Kelly :)
Kristine said…
OH WOWIE! LOVE these so much!! I'm sold! LOL. I adore these flowers and BIRDS (oh I love them) especially with the stitch marks--how whimsical and CUTE! And best yet... they're DIGI=affordable, YAY!! *Ü* Thanks so much for entering our boxes-n-baskets challenge at KLSNS!! x
Lora Oliver said…
WOW!!! I love the colors, the elements, everything! This is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at PP! Great job.
Spyder said…
Love these, what lovely gifts! and it's nice to see the product list too. lovely bright colours. Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts 'flower' challenge, hope to see you this weekend for the new challenge!
(Lyn)
Joanie said…
WOW....what gorgeous projects! Thanks for playing at Paper Popsicles!
jimlynn said…
How cute and clever! Just wonderful.
Stephanie said…
Just terrific!! Don't ya just love paper piecing - especially when it looks THIS GOOD!! So glad you joined this week's challenge at MyGrafico :)
Risa said…
What a super cute and beautiful gift box! I love the bright spring colors and your details are fab! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!
hugs
Risa:)
Carolyn said…
What a gorgeous package. Love the flowers on it also. Such a great gift. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn
~Denise Lynn~ said…
Wow awesome projects! Love the fun colors and the details. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again! :)
Christiana said…
What great, fun projects! And they turned out adorable. You inspire me. :o)
Laurie said…
What SWEET gift ideas! Love the colors! They are beautiful! tfs!
paperpedaler said…
The individual seed packet is a great idea. It's always fun to get a packet of seeds and grow what your friends give. How fun to dress them up a bit. :)
Fantastic! Bright, fun and amazing! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)
Calie said…
Wow! How adorable! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Paper Popsicles!
Bogner's said…
Seriously adorable. I love it! This would be such a great gift for spring!
Thanks for playing along at MyGrafico!
Rachel B
Bogner's said…
Seriously adorable. I love it! This would be such a great gift for spring!
Thanks for playing along at MyGrafico!
Rachel B
kimmenburke said…
Wow, Cheryl, I really love your flower seed projects! The card is perfect for my monthly group project. Good thing I have til the first week of May to get 10 if them made. :) Hope you've been well.
The Crafty Den said…
Oh how very cute and such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

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