Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Language of Flowers

As a young girl, my daughter delighted in being able to celebrate the end of the year with a little something for her classroom teacher, piano instructor, and even the director of her dance studio. She liked for it to be unique and always wanted a hand in creating it from the heart. With Mom's buffet of papercrafting ingredients available, it was only a matter of time before the perfect little gift came to life.

This seed packet pocket would fit any number of occasions and is so very simple to create. I can even see my daughter presenting a little basket of assorted packets, a bit of a bouquet in the making, to a special mentor. As favors for a party, shower, or even a wedding, they would add that special touch. 

To make these even more unique, consider choosing the seeds based on their meaning! It is interesting to note that many flowers have a special meaning and it is with this information that bouquets can be tailored to an occasion. As head of a local woman's group, I recently recognized each member with one of these pockets filled with seeds that spoke to the characteristic she most contributed to the club.

Here are the results:
Baby's Breath-Happiness
Celosia-Sense of Humor

My pocket began as a piece of cardstock cut 4"x8" and scored at 3" from one of the short sides to create the pocket. With a little random stamping, sponging, and the addition of a variety of embellishments, my pocket came to life. In this case, I adhered the pocket only at the upper corners with mini glue dots so that my pocket had a bit of expansion room for chubbier seed packets. Enjoy!

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