The credit for this idea goes to my dear friend Cherrie. She has five wonderful grandchildren and she wanted to do something special recently when they all were at her house for a weekend sleep over. She decided to make each of them a Lollipop Seed Packet. They planted the seeds in the yard before bedtime one night and the next morning when they got up there were huge lollipops right where the seeds had been planted. It was Magic!!!
Cherrie printed the text on the envelopes on her inkjet printer. The growth of the lollipop was depicted with paper pieced shapes cut from scrapbook paper. The large lollipop was embossed with the metal curlicue from a desk photo holder. The words “Lollipop Seeds” were cut from a sheet of “Funky Films” by Grafix. It is a self adhesive foil film and is available at many craft stores.
I decided that it would be fun if you could see the “seeds”. Also I wanted to learn how to do print and cuts on my KNK. So I came up with a variation of the lollipop seed packet design and then designed a second seed packet since Cherrie also told me about “Donut Seeds”.
These are pictures of the finished seed packets:
As you can see this design has a window in the envelope so the Lollipop Seeds (cake and cooke decorations) can be seen. The lollipop graphic and the text at the bottom of the envelope were printed on an inkjet printer on computer paper. The words “Lollipop Seeds” were cut from the green sheet of Funky Film.
This is the Donut Seed Pack (Cheerios are perfect for donut seeds). Both the front and back are shown since the directions for growing your own donuts is on the back of the packet. Donuts must be more difficult to grow since they have more instructions than lollipops. Again, the printing was done on an inkjet printer on computer paper and the words “Donut Seeds” were cut from the red sheet of Funky Film.
This is what the two sheets look like just after the printing phase of the print and cut:
The text on the Donut Seed Packet is upside down because it will be folded up to become the back of the packet.
The envelopes for the packets were then folded and pasted closed.
There are notes in each of the files about cutting and assembly:
Even if you don’t want or need any seed packets, you could use the envelope files for many things without the printing and perhaps without the windows. I hope you find many uses for them. Enjoy!!