I have lately been filling my spare time by creating cute little animal illustrations for the front of greeting cards. The special thing about these card are that the hand drawn pencil originals are printed onto seeded paper. Yep… paper that has seeds in it. So really you can give a card and a gift all in one! I have been working on printing them on my own and in conjunction with the lovely ladies at Art Of Paper in Willunga S.A. Check out my Greeting Card Folio page for my designs. 100mm square cards cost $5.50 and come with planting instructions and 100% recycled envelopes.
These cute seeded cards are handmade from 100% post-consumer paper and are embedded with live seeds.
The gift that keeps on giving – plant it and watch it grow!
Alyssum – a sweetly scented low growing flower
Swan River Daisy – a native daisy from Western Australia
Chamomile - an annual herb that produces small flowers
Oregano – a great herb that can be used in cooking
Thyme – another herb to add flavour when cooking
Lemon Scented Bottle Brush – Scarlet flowering evergreen shrub with dark green lemon scented leaves
Planting Instructions: Please follow the directions below for successful germination of your plantable paper.
1. Soak the plantable paper in water until completely moist.
2. Plant into a pot containing quality soil and cover with a sprinkle of soil.
3. Water again.
4. Place in a sunny position and ensure the plantable paper is kept moist throughout the germination period.
Responsible Planting: Plantable paper is designed for domestic gardens and is not for roadside planting.
Please be aware that quarantine restrictions (see below) may apply when sending plantable paper products internationally and interstate.
Quarantine Restrictions: Please be aware that quarantine restrictions may apply when sending plantable paper products internationally and interstate. It is the client’s/customer’s responsibility to investigate quarantine requirements should they wish to send seeded paper internationally or interstate. Brooke Walker Illustration cannot take any responsibility for any costs or difficulties that may arise.
Sending to Western Australia: The WA Quarantine and Inspection Service require all interstate plant matter to be identified to help prevent the importation of potential pests and diseases into the state. The WA Quarantine and Inspection Service advises that all plantable seed paper deliveries should be clearly identified to assist quarantine inspectors. It is highly advisable to include the following details in the top left hand corner of your envelope or package when sending to WA;
Attention Quarantine: This envelope contains plantable paper containing pure seeds of “plant species’ botanical name“.
Oregano = Origanum Vulgare
Thyme = Thymus Valgaris
Alyssum = Lobularia Maritime
Chamomile = Matricaria Recutita
Swan River Daisy = Brachycome Iberidifolia
Lemon Scented Bottle Brush = Callistemon Citrinus