One of the best ways to cut through the clutter is to tailor your promotional products to your\u00a0message and brand.\u00a0As Marshall McLuhan so wisely observed,\u00a0"The Medium is the Message".\u00a0It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. By tailoring your promotional products to\u00a0your message, it will not only be more\u00a0clear and concise, but more memorable as well. With so much\u00a0information coming at us, communicating quickly &\u00a0effectively is more valuable than ever. Symbolic representations can\u00a0influence not only how the message is perceived, but how easily it may be absorbed. A simple shape can help capture a concept and speak to people on a different level than words.\u00a0For example, take a look at the shapes below. What thoughts instantly come to mind? It's the same logo, but each conveys a different feeling. OK, but why use seed paper? While the overall shape\/structure of your promotion is important for your message, so is the material itself. To truly connect with your audience, all promotions\u00a0should have a purpose and create an experience. With\u00a0seed paper, the recipients are invited to take action and actually plant the paper. The purpose is to grow wildflowers that benefit important species such as declining bee populations,\u00a0or in the case of herb and veggie seed paper, to grow your own food at home. How do I get started? Although we have a variety of existing\u00a0shapes for your promotional products to choose from, creating Custom Seed Paper Printed Shapes lets you take control of your promotional products and get exactly the right fit for your message. Below is a step-by-step look at the process of ordering custom seed paper printed shapes. 1.\u00a0Review\u00a0our existing shape options Start by checking out the shapes we currently offer. This will help you get an idea of what works best\u00a0as well as see if we already have the shape you're looking for. 2.\u00a0Create your custom shape Determine your desired shape and create\u00a0a\u00a0key-line of the shape to the size you want for the finished piece. Make sure the file is built in a vector based format, Illustrator is recommended. NOTE: It's a good idea to work with a graphic designer on this. Also, keep in mind that shapes are cut\u00a0using a metal die. Avoid overly intricate areas and tight corners as they can cause\u00a0trimming\u00a0problems. Contact us if you need design help. 3. Pick a seed paper color We have 25+ designer colour options available but if you're printing on your custom shape, you'll want to make sure the color isn't too dark for the ink. You can also order a seed paper swatch book to help you decide. 4. Pick a seed type \tWildflower blend seed paper is available in all colors. \tTri-herb seed paper is available in white, cream\u00a0or moss green. \tIndividual herb seed paper (parsley, basil, dill) is available in white or cream. \tCarrot seed paper is available in white, cream\u00a0or burnt orange. \tTomato\u00a0seed paper is available in white, cream\u00a0or brick red. \tLettuce seed paper\u00a0is available in white, cream\u00a0or\u00a0olive green. You can also choose from a variety of\u00a0native species seed papers\u00a0made for 11 different\u00a0regions in North America when ordering seed paper promotional products.\u00a0Conservation biologist APPROVED! 5. Contact us When you have all of your custom shape details determined, you can contact our\u00a0Corporate Accounts Manager,\u00a0Jessica Stehr, or fill in this form\u00a0to get a quote for your project.\u00a0Custom shapes require a one time purchase of a custom die, approximately $250.\u00a0The die is then yours for life if you need to order more\u00a0shapes down the line. NOTE: Custom dies take\u00a0approximately\u00a01-2 weeks to order, so\u00a0if you are on a deadline be sure to start this process as soon as possible. 6. Design & submit artwork Once the quote is approved,\u00a0you can design your artwork and submit it with your order.\u00a0You will use the custom shape you made in step\u00a0two as your template. NOTE: Be sure to keep the key-line shape guide on a non-printing layer in your artwork (or remove it altogether) and send the key-line\u00a0as a separate file.\u00a0 7.\u00a0Approval & printing Shortly after you send us your artwork files, we will send you a digital proof of the final shape for approval. Once approved and your custom\u00a0die arrives, we will go to print! NOTE: If you are attaching your shape to a product or other printed material, be sure to do a test print and cut out the shape so you get an idea of how the finished product\u00a0will look.\u00a0 Want to see more seed paper promotional\u00a0products? We would love to work with you to create an eco-friendly product that captures the essence of your brand and sends your message in a way that will benefit the planet.\u00a0Take a look at our\u00a02017 Seed Paper Promotions Catalog for TONS of ideas, including NEW conservation pieces. Download, view and share!