Packaging + Plantable Paper Cards
I'm excited for you to receive your jewellery AND the plantable paper cards. Right now, all square cards are made of this special paper. I'm working on having the rest of my packaging changed to plantable paper. I will still include the small plastic anti-tarnish storage bag that many appreciate. Don't throw the plastic envelope the jewellery comes in either. In order for your jewellery to keep its shine for years and years, keep them in that small storage bag, then into the plastic envelope packaging with a small piece of regular stock card paper. I've tested brand new jewellery kept in these bags for four years and they still look the same as when I placed them in there.
Ok, so back to these unique paper cards. My paper supplier couldn't have explained it better -
"Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers and no waste. It's easy to plant and grow."
HOW TO PLANT PLANTABLE PAPER
- a pot for planting
- some good potting soil
- plantable paper
- a sunny corner
Step 1 - Prepare Your Pot
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!).
Step 2 - Plant The Paper
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It's okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.
Step 3 - Water During Germination
After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.
Step 4 - Care After Germination
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.
Step 5 - Enjoy The Flowers
Once the flowers start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase.