Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flowers for You

What a great find I made last week! Seed packets for 10 cents at the dollar store! I should go get more! I thought a double pocket card would be a great way to present a little gift to someone of flower seeds.

This pretty Designer Paper is part of the SU! set Pink Flamingo. There are some very very very bright sheets in this set, but some pretty ones as well. I particularly love this Cameo Coral pattern.

I put the seed packet in one pocket, and a tag in the other for a little note. I am doing a couple of craft shows in the next month, so I am going to make some of these for mother's day. This week coming up, on the 23rd, it will have been 18 years since my mother passed away. Hard to believe it has been that long; my daughter was only a year old. My mother loved flowers and loved birds. Her favorite flower was Lily of the Valley, so I think I am going to plant some when the weather is warm enough. I bought her a collection of bird ornaments and use those every year on my Christmas tree. Sorry as I digress, but this time of year brings me back to many years ago.

Hope you are having a lovely spring weekend, wherever you are!

stamps: SU! All Holidays
paper: SU! Pink Flamingo, Cameo Coral
Ribbon: Michaels. Prima Build a Flower, Dew Drops Clear
ink: SU! Cameo Coral, Marvy Marker to color Dew Drop


Macpurp said...

these are such a sweet gift, would love to know how you made them.
I don't think the amount of years take away the memories of people we love and lost. Today is 12 years since our 7 month old niece died, and I think about her most days.
People important to us don't ever leave our hearts.Planting the flowers is a great idea.
many hugs
Tina xx

Judi M said...

Seed packet pockets. What a great idea. Your choice of Cameo Coral is perfect for Spring.

This is my first visit to your blog. You have some nice photos here -- I'm going to spend some time looking around. :)

Barb said...

What a wonderful card/gift for Mother's Day. My Mom and I have brown thumbs, but Grandma had the most colorful yard in town and we loved to walk through gardens with her. She would be 109 this month and we know that she is the one watching over whatever plants we do have.

JessicaLynn said...

What a great idea.. i love it!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jessica Lynn :)

RecreationalArt said...

These are brilliantly beautiful!!!

Ann said...

These are so completely pretty and such an easy (and cheap) gift idea! I love it!

Diane said...

That is so lovely Lauri! I too have lost my Mother 17 yrs ago.
How I wish she was still around,I long for her everyday!
The seed pocket is a wonderful idea for a Mother's day gift!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is marvelous, Lauri! You always have the most unique and creative ideas! Love the pink and the 10c flower seeds - who wouldn't love this! Terrific job!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Cute card! I love the flower pack idea!

Deb Neerman said...

What a great gift idea!!

Love your pocket card ... and that DP is beautiful!

Lorie said...

This is such a lovely give idea, Lauri! Thanks so much for sharing this, and enjoy your beautiful memories of your mom every time you see her favorite flowers in beautiful bloom! ((((Hugs to you)))!

Mary said...

Oh I soooooooo know what My Mother-in-law will be getting this year... Thank you for this beautiful idea. I will through in a gift card and there you have it. You ROCK!!!

Lorraine said...

That is pretty paper. And such a nice way to present the seeds. Glad you found them for 10 cents - it's a steal!!!

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