Thursday, April 22, 2010

TUTORIAL...Seed Packets

Happy Sunday afternoon! I have had a lot of fun making these little seed packets, and have decided that they are going to be in some Easter baskets this year. After I posted the last one that I did, I got several emails and comments asking for the template or directions. It wasn't made from a template, I just measured my seed packets and then came up with my own template. I have put together something of a photo tutorial. My first attempt so please be kind!

Here is the photo of all the supplies I used: my image, Copic markers, scissors, DP, card stock, adhesive and Scor Pal. You will also need a corner rounder which I forgot to add here.
The first thing you will need is your main piece of card stock which should measure 9 1/2" x 4". With the long side against the top of the Scor-Pal, score at 4" and then again at 4 1/4 ".
Flip it the other way and score all the way down the long edge on both sides at 1/4 ".
Fold in, along the score lines you have just made. and then fold where you made the first score lines. You will then take your scissors and snip the corners that are formed when you close the box. Add adhesive to your outer seam, tuck in the little tabs and close your box, pressing to make sure the sides are closed.
Your box should now look like this.
See the top part that is above the box area? You will take your scissors and cut along the score line so that you don't have the fold up part. You will also use the corner rounder on the top corners.
At this point, you should have a box that looks like this.
All that is left to do is decorate the front of your box. I used the Shirley's 2 Girls image Good Garden and then colored it with Copic markers. The DP is from the Basic Grey Origins line and my card stock is some kraft paper from my stash. I am so loving that Origins paper right now! With the measurements that I used, you can add 3 or 4 packs of seeds per packet. If you used bulkier seeds, like sunflowers or something like that you would probably want to only do 2 packs. I am thinking about making some of these and then adding a couple of gardening tools and then packaging them in a flower pot as a "Welcome Spring" gift.
I hope you have found this helpful! If I confused you or if you have any questions, just let me know!

1 comment:

  1. These little packets are just adorable! Your tutorial is great! I give you an A+ Hugs