Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Flower Pot Card with Tutorial

Hi everybody!!

Thanks for popping in today. Last week I made a Flower Pot card for a challenge and mentioned that if I had anybody interested in a tutorial, that I'd get one done. Well, today is the day!! Sorry it took me longer than expected to get it finished, but I am here today to give you all the goodies: including a Gypsy file!!

Okay, first of all here is the Gypsy file:

I'll wait here while you download it... 

Okay, ready to craft?? :)

Here are the parts and pieces you used the Gypsy to cut.  
All cuts are from Walk in my Garden.

You get the flower pot card base (becomes a pocket style card) a flower pot lip (I cut two to have a backup in case I mess up a stamp or something), six flowers, six flower centers, six leaves (vein layer) six leaf bases, an insert (cut from matching patterned paper) and a white writing space.

Here is the card insert (assembled) inside the flower pot card base.  I place the insert into the pocket so I know where to put the glue.  I used ATG and applied it to the two sides of the flower pot base on either side of the card insert. Fold the pre-scored base closed to seal it up.

Assemble the flowers on the top of the card insert.  I place the insert inside the pot and glue the flowers down, using an A2 envelope as a guide.  You want to make sure that your card will still be mailable! :) I mount the last two or three flowers up on pop dots for dimension.

Here you can see all the flowers applied and the pop dots I put on the pot lip to attach the lip with the sentiment.

Here you see the completed card.  I stamped a Studio G "happy birthday" on the pot lip and added a little satin ribbon too. I added glitter glue to the flower centers, leaf veins and the rectangle around the stamp.

I also added white gel pen around the pot and 
pot lip and also around the card insert.

I put the card in a vellum envelope so you can see how it fits in an A2 envelope.  I love these vellum envelopes, you just add an address label and it can go right through the mail like this! :)

Garden stack DCWV paper
Craft card stock
generic Joann's card stock for the green and white
pink satin ribbon I got from a friend
Studio G glitter Glue
Studio G sentiment stamp
Gelly Roll white gel pen
Joann's brand vellum envelope
Walk in my Garden Cricut Cartridge
Gypsy file:

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.  If you make one and post to your blog, message board or Facebook, please link it back to my blog.  If you have a friend that would like the file, please have them come and visit me here to get the file. Thanks so much! :)

This card is being entered into My Pink Stamper's spring challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting me here at CardsbyCG.blogspot.com.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Feel free to become a follower or sign up for my email updates (provided through FeedBurner).  I'd love to share my crafting journey with you! - Cheryl


Minta's Creations said...

Love this card...Too cute..would make a great Teachers appreciation card too. You could even put a pack of seeds inside..Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer said...


What a gorgeous card!!! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to make a tutorial! And thank you for the Gypsy file!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

DIANA L. said...

Love the card great explanation of how it was made CARD.
Super cute & HAPPY!! TFS

I have a give-a-way over at my blog

JustYolie said...

Very pretty and glittery! TFS!

Amanda said...

Cute card! I got your reply to my email and will give it a try! Thanks for answering my question. :)

Libby Beach said...

Thank you thank you so much for the tutorial and gypsy file!! I can't wait to make one!! :) You rock! :)