Thursday, April 29, 2021

Seed Packet and Gift Card Pocket Cards

Here’s a twist on an idea I saw online not too long ago. The artist made a flat pocket of cardstock, then slid in a seed packet as a quick, cute gift for a friend.

I thought it was a great idea, but I personally don’t care for “cards” that don’t stand on their own, so I “new and improved” the idea by making a two pocket card. A pocket on the front for the seed packet and a second pocket on the inside for a gift card to a garden center so the recipient can get whatever else they may need to garden with.  (Please excuse the use of Dollar Tree seed packets, they are only to give you the idea, I would include a high quality seed packet, it I were giving to a friend.)

Magenta Madness Seed Pocket Card with butterfly on front

Inside of Magenta Madness Pocket Card

I intentionally tried to coordinate cardstock with the seed packet I used. The two colors of cardstock were Magenta Madness and Bumblebee.

The Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” Designer Series paper coordinated so well.

Unfortunately the butterflies I used were die cut from Butterfly Bijou 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper that has already sold out. I’m not kidding it was gone in like two weeks! I feel fortunate to have purchased two packs to use in my classes.

The “For You” is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp set. The “Just Because” is from the Lovely You stamp set.

Bumblebee Seed Pocket Card with large yellow butterfly on fron

Inner of Bumblebee Seed Pocket Card with small butterfly

Magenta Madness cardstock pocket card with butterfly

Inner Magenta Madness Gift pocket Card

Butterfly Gift Card and Seed Packet Card in bumblebee cardstock

Inside of bumblebee cardstock Butterfly Seed Pocket Card

Pocket Card Cutting and Scoring Diagram

Here’s my sketch with dimensions of how my card works. The only thing I couldn’t show well in this line drawing, is you may need to cut a very narrow upside down “V” where you slit the cardstock to create the pockets, so it will take a bit of the bulk out when you want to close the card. Use a bone folder to crease the score line well prior to gluing.

I would recommend using a narrow bead of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue close to the edge of each pocket for maximum room to insert the seed pack and gift card.  Let it dry well and weight it down with one of your clear stamping blocks.

You will need two pieces of the Designer Series Paper 2-3/4” x 4”.
One Piece of Basic White 2-1/4” x 4” along with a small scrap for the front.

Maybe you have other “retired” butterfly stamps or dies in your collection that you can substitute for the decorations. Or even use the Daisy punches if you have them. Raise the decoration up on dimensionals for added effect.

I hope this gift idea will be something you will make for all your flower loving friends!

Happy Stamping and Gardening!

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