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If you're following the Hop, you've probably come here from Ria's... and your next stop along the way will be Andrea! Got lost? You can find the whole Hop list on Kelleigh's blog!
I was a long-time paper scrapper before "turning digi" a couple of years ago, and I still have a VERY small stash of paper products... just a few beloved paper lines I couldn't bear to give away, even when I knew I had no plans to make paper layouts again. For this sweet little project, I broke into my hoard of Cosmo Cricket's "Garden Variety" papers and elements.
Kelleigh's template downloads include a variety of options for use; I printed the PDF outline of the card and traced it onto my Garden Variety paper. This is a perfect template to make with double-sided paper, since the inside of the seed packet will be visible when your recipient peeks to see what's hiding inside!
I learned a couple of quick tips while working on this: first, if you're using 12x12 papers, you can cut two seed packet templates out of one sheet. (This would be a perfect way to make a gift set of coordinating packets!) And second, when you're deciding which of the double-sided patterns to use, the front of the packet and the inside of the card will be the same pattern; have that pattern facing up when you trace the template, holding the template as printed with the pocket flaps on the left side. (Confession: this is WHY I made two... I did the first one on the "wrong" side of the paper!)
Be sure to leave comments at the blogs you visit on the Hop... you could win a $10 gift certificate to Kelleigh's boutique at The Digi Chick! The more Blog Hop blogs where you leave comments, the more chances you'll have to win! The deadline is 9 p.m. Eastern, on Thursday, April 26.
Thanks for stopping by---enjoy visiting Andrea's blog---leave a comment (both here and there!)---and good luck!!