Sunday, March 10, 2013

All Things Grow with Love

After a snowy winter in some places, it's nice to think of flowers, birds, and warm fresh air. Long ago the spring season was a lovely time to knock and  leave an anonymous May basket of goodies/flowers on the door of a neighbor or friend.  (I think I read that somewhere.)  With all of this in mind, I decided to design my own "May" basket using the Sizzix large fry box die and Amy Tangerine cardstock.  I am filling my basket with flower seeds so the recipient can plant a garden for spring.  This flower seed basket would make a great no-calorie Easter basket, too.

If you don't want to make a 'May' basket, perhaps you'd like to create secret seed packets.  Using the Tim Holtz  envelope pocket die and Amy Tangerine cardstock, I made seed packets to hold a mixture of flower seeds.  It will be a fun surprise for the gardener to see what comes up in the garden. Although it is not really visible on this project (see the basket for a clearer view), I used a Martha Stewart anywhere' little flowers' punch on the front of the packet and taped a piece of acetate behind the punched portion.  These mini flower windows give a mysterious peek at the contents of the packet which also has an enticing shaking sound. Oh, the bunny on both projects is a stamped image from  Kitty Bee Designs.  Most of the products used in these two projects were purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts and many were red tag sale items.  As the stamped saying reminds us, "All Things Grow With Love"; so make and give these projects to someone deserving and grow a smile today.

5 comments:

Stampn'HI said...

So cute! Love all the bright pattern paper!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Two super cute projects Lynn. Very clever ides....and no calories. Way to go. Happy Sunday.

Creations by Shirl said...

I agree this is a cute idea, also makes great favor gifts.....

Tammi said...

Got Spring fever here, finally got some warm weather the last few days and now it's supposed to get cold again...so it's nice seeing your adorable creation here, great gift idea with the seeds!

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