Thursday, March 13, 2008

My paper really can be grown!






I made some pastel note cards from what amounts to junk mail and used office paper.






I embedded them with seeds that you can plant to grow plants like these:
* hollyhock flowers (green cards)
* columbine flowers (pink cards)
* cosmos flowers (yellow cards)
* lavender (lavender cards)

About a week ago I put some damp paper scraps inside a plastic bag and set it on a window sill. They germinated! The cosmos sprout easily and quickly. I can see the hollyhocks will take some more time before they will sprout, but they look like they're trying.

If you really like these cards, you can buy them. They are for sale right now in my etsy store for fourteen dollars a set.

** Give the gift that keeps on giving **

Oh yeah, and my shop got picked up by a pretty cool website devoted to environmental stuff - Groovy Green.

42 comments:

Valerie said...

omg, I love those. Going off to hear them on etsy right now....

Barbra said...

Great idea and photo!

Trulymom's Creations said...

Sweet! That is so cool. :o)

Kinichi River Designs said...

I love the seeded papers! I've never really seen them growing directly from the papers, though. Excellent! And the photo is really pretty, as well! :)

DancingFish said...

Totally cool!

Scott Bulger Photography said...

This is an incredibly cool idea!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Good idea.

Plaidfuzz said...

Very cool, I love that idea!

CREATEaTHOUGHT said...

that is probably the coolest uniquest recycled idea EVER

JLC Studio said...

Very cool!

NoleStyleandBeauty said...

That's interesting...and cool! I'm going to have to check out your shop on Etsy. :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

This is great! I hope you can copyright this!

Patricia Hecker said...

These are wonderful! I love flowers and handwritten notes. I'm adding you to my favorites!

TattooDreams

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Very interesting site. what a great idea - the seeded paper! Congrats. on being picked up by the environmental site!

Femme Details said...

This is a great idea =)

woolies said...

OK, that is SO COOL. Hmmm, I'm supposed to be trying to make money, not spend it.
Georgeous pic.
:0)

Joey & Aleethea said...

Wow I LOVE the seeded paper! Great shot too.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

gorgeous cards

nanjodogz said...

Great idea -- love it!

TexasTesla said...

I was given something like that a few years ago...grew wildflowers by planting the card. It's a great idea!

Marissa Fischer said...

Very cool. I remember making paper when I was little what a great idea to do with all that freaking junk mail.

Erin said...

That is an awesome photo of your cards growing!

Cicada Studio said...

Excellent idea! Great work!

WoodNVisions said...

Great idea!

Kelly C. said...

oh wow. that is superb!!! i love your blogs! thank you for checking mine out!!

Waterrose said...

Sprouting paper! What a great idea for the gardner who thinks they have everything...or to send mom on mothers day...oh the ideas!

Little Lovables said...

Oh my gosh! How neat!!! I may have to feature this on my blog!

Mary Richmond said...

this is awesome--i just found your blog through an etsy thread and wanted to be your 28th comment ;-)

painted fish studio said...

i love this, and have always wanted to try it! i'll keep checking to see if you restock your store. ;-)

~ tracychong ~ said...

I saw your cards in one of your Etsy forum posts. They are so cool!

Nnairda's said...

Such a unique idea! And congrats on the feature!!

RainbowMom said...

The coolest cards ever! I love them. :)

Jenrosesegrest said...

This is neato

Mixed Species said...

One of our favorites! We love your seeded paper.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very very cool!
Smiles, Karen

Tanya said...

Wow! That is so cool.

'Born Too Early' Knits said...

Truly fantastic idea, LOVE IT!!

Made by Melissa said...

This is so cool! You can write on it just like regular paper?

Field Notes said...

Absolutely it can be written on like regular paper.

It can even be run through home printers once ragged edges are cut straight.

B.B. Bellezza said...

Wow! I think this is one of the coolest things I have seen in a really long time!!

lovemaryxoxo said...

Very cool. I'll be ordering some soon!

SouthPacificBody said...

Wow... I have got to get some of these! I saw a link for your shop on Jadewicks blog and had to check it out.