Thursday, March 1, 2012

Recently, I was inspired by this image I found on Pinterest by Heather Bullard. I loved the teal of the bucket with the brown on the crate, so I was excited to incorporate those two colors into a springy, flowery card - complete with a little bucket full of flowers just like the inspiration piece...

Let me show you how I made this card with the Garden Variety stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink. I also used the Seed Packet die (envelope) and the Seed Packet Frame die.
First, I used the Seed Packet die to cut the little envelope, folded it and adhered the flaps.

Next is the Seed Packet Frame. I cut a white center out also to stamp the tiny stems and flowers from the Garden Variety stamp set. I used Berry Sorbet for the flowers and Simply Chartreuse for the stems, also added some Vintage Cream ink around the edges to soften the white a bit.

I cut the tools and bucket out, then stamped them with Classic Kraft ink and Aqua Mist ink. Some of the edges were inked with Vintage Cream ink to tone down the white edges.
Here are all the little parts before the card was assembled. I found a Crate Paper die cut flower I thought I'd use. I stamped the "Farm Home" from the Garden Variety set with Dark Chocolate ink and cut it out.

Now the seed packet is assembled with all of its little parts... I popped the frame and bucket up with dimensional adhesive.
Now I need to add a base to my card. Using the Pinterest inspiration piece, I liked the brown color of the crate that the bucket of flowers was sitting on, so I used kraft cardstock for the background. I used Fresh Snow ink to stamp some little mini flowers on the kraft paper to add depth to my card. Then I added a Classic Kraft button and twine. Last is the finished seed packet on top.
I adhered the tools inside the pocket, but you could add money or a gift card to a nursery for your favorite gardener. Or you could add a tag with a saying inside the pocket as well. So many uses for this pocket!
We are finished!
Garden Variety card:
Stamps: Garden Variety by PTI
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft by PTI
Paper: Classic Kraft and white cardstock by PTI,
patterned paper by My Mind's Eye
Dies: Garden Variety, Seed Packet die, Seed Packet Frame die by PTI
Other: flower die cut by Crate Paper, kraft button and twine by PTI, corner rounder, dimensional adhesive.
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24 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful! Now I want to get my set out! :)

~amy~ said...

sigh...sooooo pretty!!!

Scrapthat said...

Super cute!

TenSGal said...

Very pretty! Such nice touches. Love it!

Susan

jan said...

Sweet!

Karey said...

Great card!

Carmen said...

Thanks for showing us the dies you use and make us wanting them all.
Great cards

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, Danielle!
I was tempted to buy this set last year, but didn't..... now you have me rethinking my decision! LOL!

A French Accent said...

Lovely card... that does it, I NEED that set....

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous so sweet... and happy colors..love it!

Diana Waite said...

wow this is AMAZING--I always wonder how you do stuff, thanks for a "peak"!

Becky Elliott said...

LOVE your card, Danielle!!

Kelly S. said...

So cute, Danielle! Love the little garden tools peeking out of the top. Such a sweet idea...I never know quite where to stamp those, and now I do :)

JANICE ROSE said...

absolutly fantastic! I loved your inspiration picture.

JANICE ROSE said...

absolutly fantastic! I loved your inspiration picture.

JANICE ROSE said...

absolutly fantastic! I loved your inspiration picture.

2Bis2DO said...

I wish you had a pin it button on your blog so i could pin your cute designs.

Sue said...

This is just too cute! What a fun card!!!!

Linda said...

Love it :)

Helen L said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors: the pop of red on the seed envelope with the teal and the brown. So pretty!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful project! I always love your choice of colors because it seems so cheerful.

Ruth S said...

So pretty! I love your garden-themed design - it inspires me to get out and enjoy the springtime weather we've been having ;)
Rx

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely charming - love the rustic theme :)

Creative Photo Albums said...

The garden tools peeking out from the box is really nice. I love the color combo too!

Annabella Merlin