Saturday, August 18, 2012

Flower Pot Card (with tutorial)

Hi! Thanks for hoping with us along
 Flowers and Ladybugs Blog Hop!! 

If you came from Nicolette's blog (Beyond Scrapin'), you are in the right place.
If you just came across this hop and would like to start from the beginning, please go back to Nicolette's blog (Beyond Scrapin').

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! :)

Thanks for visiting me today. 
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Adrian said...

Awesome job!

CarolynG said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for the gypsy file! It is much appreciated!


Zeus3244 said...

this is a beautyfull flower pot for birthday card

Kim said...

Love the flower pot; and thanks for the file!

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest card I have ever seen! I am going to try to make one today! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration! Thank you also for a super fun blog hop!

Raven said...

What a wonderful springy card. Thanks for the instructions.


Diana said...

I love your card, may have to do some scraplifting : )
Thanks for the instructions too!

Bobby said...

I love your card. Unfortunately I don't have the cart or a Gypsy but I think I can adapt another cart for this. TFS.

marg0006 said...

I love this project. Shaped cards are my fave. Have been wanting to do it not own a gypsy.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Pocono Pam said...

Too cute! TFS!!!