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Spring Celebrations for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Spring Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Today’s fun Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme.

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for spring-themed projects — Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, just to name a few.

We are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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To me, spring is all about gardening — flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit. There’s something so satisfying about seeing the hard work of planting and weeding pay off in a bounty of homegrown goodness.

Living in a cold-weather climate like Montana has its challenges, so when something grows well here, we remember to keep it in our rotation from year to year. That’s why gardeners here love to save, and then share, the seeds of the plants that flourish in our gardens.

I like to jazz up my seed packets to make them just as fun as what’s inside them. These were so easy to make that I went a little overboard, but here are my favorite five:

(Not a gardener or seed-sharer? These are just the right size to hold gift cards!)

Denise Hoepfner | The Mountain Magpie

To make the seed packet envelopes, I used the Envelope Punch Board. I cut my paper to 5″ x 5″. Then, I measured at 2″ and punched and scored, then rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise and measured at 3″ and punched and scored. I repeated this sequence, rotating 90 degrees counterclockwise and punching and scoring at 2″and then rotating 90 degrees counterclockwise and punching and scoring at 3″. Next, I rounded the corners.

I decided to glue the envelopes two different ways — vertically and horizontally.

Then came the super-fun part: decorating!

I wanted to use some of miscellaneous stuff I had in THAT DRAWER. You know the drawer. It looks like this:

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So, I pulled out that stamped cactus, the half a lace doily, the gold glitter ribbon and got to work. Here’s what I used:

Cactus packet — Perfect for jalapeno, cilantro or habanero seeds: Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Birthday Fiesta stamp set, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, Emerald Envy ink.

Floral “love” packet — Great for wedding or bridal shower favors: Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Sweet Sugarplum card stock, Gold Metallic Thread, Vanilla Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.

Watering can packet — Just right for flower or vegetable seeds: Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, Gift from the Garden stamp set, That’s the Tag stamp set, Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy inks.

Barn wood and doily packet — Great for heirloom or any type of seeds: Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Lace Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels.

Sunshine packet — Perfect for sunflower seeds, of course! (Or any other seeds sure to brighten someone’s day.): Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (the “sunshine” is also cut out of the yellowest part of the same paper), Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread.

I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to make the packets and a variety of methods to close them, including Mini Glue Dots, ribbon/thread, and for the cactus packet, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you’re looking for a fun way to use up your retired or soon-to-retire paper and all the stuff in THAT DRAWER, this is the project for you!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group and you don’t want to miss it!

Denise

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this lineup as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie