Step 1: What You'll Need
1) A blender
2) A blowdryer or hot air gun
3) A bowl
4) Something to stir with
1) Coloured paper (Green for the stem, I chose to have a red flower)
2) Some cardstock
3) Water based glue (Hot glue gun or pva)
4) Assorted decorations (Felt, Water based paint/felt tips/crayon etc.)
Step 2: Blending the Paper
I used half a sheet of A4 paper for the stem, and a whole sheet of A4 for the flower, so adjust your amounts for your design as necessary, as mine are rather thick.
Step 3: Adding the Seeds and Drying
The shape you decide to make at this point will determine what you'll eventually be able to do with your card. I'm a fan of the more three dimensional cards and so chose to make my flower and stem quite fat, but this means they won't fit easily into an envelope, if at all. If you'd prefer, make your paper thinner before shaping it to dry.
Step 4: Decorating Your Card
Originally I had thought that the whole card would be planted along with the seeded paper, so I used water based paints, felt and paper so it would all be biodegradable. However, after feedback from a few people, it seems that they would much rather keep the card itself, choosing to plant only the seeded flower. As such, I designed the card to look nice without the seeded flower on, with a space to glue it in for the final look.
This is what my card looked like after decorating it ready for the seeded flower to be placed on top.
Step 5: Final Product and Thoughts
I chose some flowers that can be sown straight away and turn to seedlings after 2-3 weeks before flowering that year, so as to make them more interesting for the person receiving the card, though you can choose any flowers you like so long as you give instructions with your card.