Thursday, February 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Spring Seed Journal Tutorial

Good Morning Everyone!

I am thinking Spring here folks! Yep, Spring to me means looking through seed catalogs from Burpee, Jackson and Perkins and even stopping to look at the seed racks in the big box stores.  I LOVE to grow things!  Yes, it's 20 to 30 degrees at night here, but that doesn't mean I can't start pulling out my seeds and planting them in a warm window for a head start.  I love to watch seeds grow...Means new life....a fresh start...and reminds me of growing those beans in Dixie cup in third grade....Remember?

So, in an effort to be a bit more organized this year, I decided to make a seed journal to keep track of the seeds progress and what and when I planted them...  What better thing to make the journal with than Graphic 45's Beautiful Botanical Tea Paper collection... I love this collection!  It's Gorgeous!...I hope you agree...Please keep in mind, if seeds and growing things is not your bag, this would be a cool book to keep memorabilia in...Just Sayin'! (Big Smiley Grin!)

Here's a look at the Graphic 45 Seed Journal I made using the AMAZING Botanical Tea Paper Collection.  I'm totally not just saying that because I LOVE G45...Take a look for yourself!  Beautiful collection right?











If you would like to make the seed journal, I have included a link to the tutorial on how to make it and a template for the seed packet pages for this project below:

Please grab it the free tutorial here....and the Seed Packet Page template here....

I hope you have an AMAZING day!

Jim

The Gentleman Crafter

24 comments:

  1. Great project!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  2. ...just sayin' Luvin' it...You always come up with such creative ideas..Thanks for sharing your
    tutorial and template..Keep us updated on how your * green-thumb * turns out...

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  3. Beautiful, Jim!! The G45 paper really shines in this project! Thanks for sharing the template and tutorial! I hope everyone appreciates all the work that goes into making the project, taking the pictures and writing the tutorial. I know I do. You are so sweet to offer all of this for free!!

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  4. Wonderful project! Yes, please do share the seeds progress! Thanks so much for sharing the template and tutorial for free. So generous of you. Think Spring!

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  5. Love it. Your creativity is appreciated. Thank you.

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  6. Thanks Jim for all you work!! I love your tutorials a lot!

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  7. Great as always! And thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. This is just so beautiful Jim! We've just had a delivery of seeds today, so we're all set to start growing things too! This would be perfect to record our gardening attempts this year, so I'll be looking out for when the Botanical Tea papers arrive in the UK. Thanks for the free tutorial and template - you are so kind! x

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  9. This is stunning. They are just gorgeous papers and what you can do with them is out of this world. Love it!!!!!

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  10. Thanks Jim, This is perfect because I'm always trying to think of different ways to organize and document my plantings. This looks perfect!

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  11. Beautiful Journal! I love the idea of keeping track of the growth of all those wonderful new plants! You are awesome and Thank You for the tutorial and other information! You Rock!!! Hugs!!!

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  12. You are making me think spring. Here in the north east, SE PA to be exact, that is not easy. I used to turn my whole back yard into 2' by 4' garden patches. Age set in and can't do it that way any more. I am going to plant something but do not know what just yet. Thanks for helping me think spring.

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  13. You are so sweet for sharing your tutorial & template and for free no less! Thank you. I already know that I will not only be making this for myself, but I will also be making one for a dear friend who loves gardening and planting seeds.

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  14. Just gorgeous. What a great idea!

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  15. Great idea! So much nicer than the grubby, unkept pile that my season's seed packets always end up in.

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  16. I just love this. Perfect timing! I'm off to make one for my daughter. She is taking a plant class at UF. Thanks Jim for your tutorial. You always come up with such unique ideas. I still look at my carriage clock every day. :-)

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  17. Very beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. Johanne Lacombe

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  18. Thank you for sharing one of your special projects.

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  19. Wow... Jim, I really don't know how you continue to come up with such wonderfully, creative projects!!! This is no exception... what a gorgeous, little book!! I don't do much gardening,think I was born with a brown thumb, lol, but this could be used for anything!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, too!! Enjoy the day!!!!

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  20. Love it Jim!

    Thank you so much for this wonderful Valentine gift!
    Hugs! xoxo

    Susana - CommdeSpain!

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  21. Amazin work!! Thank you for the step by step ! I will try to make it. The cover is so fun!!

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  22. Hi Jim!! I'm going thru your blog and I love it! So very inspirational for me. However, I went to download the seed packet "journal" and the document isn't available anymore per Google Docs. Did it get moved? Thanks for your help!
    Tina in WA

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