The Sr. Design Team at Papertrey Ink was challenged to revisit the Garden Variety stamp set and treat you with new projects and new ways to inspire you to use this set and coordinating die collection. I found the photo below on Pinterest and knew just how I wanted to use the seed packet die and already had a little something in my head as to how to use the stamp set and coordinating seed packet frame die.
(photo from marthastewart)
Glassine bags have become one of my very most favorite mediums to use as I just love their soft, transparent quality. I used a medium glassine bag from Papertrey Ink, cut it apart, and die cut a seed packet from it. I wanted a vintage photo I had on hand to be seen through it and it worked perfectly, plus glassine bag seed packets are just as CUTE as can be.
I die cut the seed packet frame from cream patterned paper and stamped the frame image using Classic Kraft ink. The band was created using the Photo Finish Die Collection and was cut from Kraft cardstock.
The Bloom Builders II #3 die collection and Vintage Cream felt made a perfect little accent flower and is topped with vintage lace and a handmade button made with an image from the Garden Variety stamp set, the Buttoned Up #2 die, and a Papertrey Ink Coaster.
The seed packets open up to a set of vintage tools stamped using the Garden Variety stamp set and coordinating dies, the Medium Scallop Border die, another handmade button or two, and a second vintage photo framed by the Seed Packet Frame die. The stamp image makes such a beautiful frame.
This handmade button was stamped using a sentiment from the Garden Variety stamp set and I love the script that flows across it.
So, I challenge you to try using different mediums in your die cut machines such as glassine or paper bags, Coasters, chipboard, cardboard, tissue paper, crepe paper, etc.!
Thanks so much for your visit. The other girls have plenty to share with you as well:
P.S. I have a new card kit ready to go at Frost it Pink! It's called the Tea for Two Birthday Collection and includes instructions and supplies for 9 cards and 3 glassine bag pockets plus oodles of extra supplies for you to create more. Here is a peek!