Jan 25 2009
Here’s the other project that we did this weekend. I saw Linda Heller’s video tutorial for a flower pot pocket card (she received one from Missy Shipman at the SU! Leadership Conference) and absolutely had to make one. I think this is my favorite card ever! Here’s my version of it…
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Curvy Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin Pad
Accessories: Big Shot, Build A Flower Bigz Die, Clear Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Key Tab Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine
Technique: Pocket Card
Credits: Inspired by Linda Heller –> Missy Shipman.
Flower pot: Cut Close To Cocoa cardstock 3-1/2″ x 9″. Score in landscape position at 2″ and 5-1/2″. Fold the 2″ section toward you and the 5-1/2″ section away from you. Trim the edge of the 2″ section with the Scallop Edge Punch. Here’s what the fold looks like from the side:
To make the front look like a pot, place it in SU’s portable paper trimmer with the front 2″ flap flipped up.
Line up the 2″ score line with the cutting track and the 5-1/2″ fold line with the 1/2″ mark on the trimmer as shown below:
Flip down the cutting guide and cut. Flip the cardstock over and repeat.
Cut 3″ x 4″ piece of DSP for front of pot. Adhere to the front, flip over and trim both sides.
Vanilla ribbon is 14″. Place adhesive in center of ribbon and then attach to center upper back of flower pot and tie around.
Stamp sentiment on vanilla cardstock, punch out with Key Tab punch and attach to ribbon with twine.
Flowers: 2 layers, 1 DSP (3″ x 3″) and 1 cardstock. Attach a smidge of adhesive between squares of dsp and cardstock before running thru the Big Shot to keep them together. Leaves are Kiwi Kiss cardstock punched with 5-Petal Flower punch and then cut apart. Attach the leaves to the dsp flower by slightly pulling back the dsp and adhering them behind it.
Flower w/ button: Punch out 3/4″ DSP circle, attach to clear button with glue dot, attach button to flower with glue dot.
Use dimensionals to attach flowers to the top of pull out card.
Pull Out Card: Cut Close To Cocoa cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Cut White cardstock 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
In response to comments and emails:
- I’ve added a side view of the flower pot folds.
- If your careful of the placement of the flowers and how “tall” the bouquet is, this will fit in a standard A2 envelope.
- There isn’t any adhesive on the flower pot…the ribbon is the only thing holding it together.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments!
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