Making Christmas ornaments out of paper is a great idea, not only for its aesthetic appeal today, but for all the inspiration our generation’s collectible ephemera will pass on to designers of the future. (Seriously, don’t you love finding antique cards and postcards?) But here, the design team said the heck with it. Just toss this piece right into the ground and … let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.
Greenfield Paper created this toss-sake from 110 lb. Grow A Note Cover, which has wildflower seeds embedded into the stock. Moisten, plant in fine soil, water daily and voila! It’s a perfect paper choice for the American Red Cross and a theme of seeds of hope. The diecut snowflake was printed offset, but the paper gives it a letterpress look and feel.
The project also planted the seeds of environmental stewardship by using soy inks, recycled chipboard envelopes, labels from tree-free stone paper, and recycled cover stock for the inset card.