Did  you know that the second week of May is National Wildflower Week?  I didn’t either until recently!  To celebrate, I came up with a greeting card designed to give a packet of flower seeds as a gift.  This card would also be great for so many other occasions, including Mother’s Day, birthdays or even just because. You can also use this basic design to give other small items, including money or gift cards.

Project estimate:

  • Flower seeds, 25 cents and up
  • Scrapbook paper, on hand
  • Glue stick, on hand
  • Stickers or other embellishments, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $0.25 and up

Start with an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of scrapbook paper.  Fold the sheet in quarters and crease well, then unfold.

With the paper oriented vertically and the front side of the paper facing up, trim off the top right corner at an angle as shown.

Flip the sheet of paper so that the front side is face down and the trimmed corner is at the bottom right.  Cut a piece of floral paper to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches and glue it to the top right section of the paper.  Next, you will apply glue to both the top and bottom sections on the left side of the paper.

Fold the bottom half of the sheet upward and press firmly in the left side to secure glue.  Cut a piece of floral paper to fit the angled front section of the card, leaving a small strip of  the base paper showing and glue it into place.  To finish the pocket on the front that will hold the flower seeds, carefully glue along the very edge on the right-hand side of the angled front flap.

Now it’s time to embellish the card!   I cut several flowers out of my paper and colored them with colored pencils, but you can use anything you like.  To give it a dimensional look, since I  didn’t have any pop dots or other dimensional adhesive I glued the flowers to a small piece of cardboard, then glued the cardboard to the front  of the card.  Be careful not to obstruct the pocket opening.

To further embellish the card, I added cute little bee stickers on both the inside and outside of the card.  I added a dotted line behind the bee to give the illusion that he’s flying.  (If you don’t have bee stickers, you can also draw bees.)

Tuck a packet of flower seeds into the pocket on the front of the card and it’s ready to give!