Flower Pot Pocket Card

by Stephanie Luman

Send a friend flowers that won't wilt or fade with this cute pocket card.

Supplies

  • One 9” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock – flower pot (shown in Pumpkin Pie)

  • One 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of cardstock – pocket insert (shown in Whisper White)

  • One 2 ½” x 4 ½” piece of cardstock – pocket insert mat (shown in Pumpkin Pie)

  • Three 3” x 3” pieces of patterned paper – flowers (shown in Razzleberry Lemonade)

  • Three 3” x 3” pieces of cardstock – flower backing (shown in Melon Mambo)

  • One 3” x 3 ½” piece of patterned paper – flower pot front (shown in Razzleberry Lemonade)

  • Two 2 ½” x 2 ½” pieces of cardstock - leaves (shown in Old Olive)

  • Three scrap pieces of patterned paper - flower centers (shown in Razzleberry Lemonade)

  • Stamp – inside verse (Stampin’ Up! Curvy Verses shown here)

  • Ink (shown in Dusty Durango)

  • Die Cut Machine & Flower Die (Big Shot & Originals Die Flower Layers #3 shown here)

  • Paper Punches (5-Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Edge Punch & ¾” Circle Punch shown here)

  • Portable Paper Cutter (Fiskars 12” Deluxe Portable Paper Trimmer shown here)

  • Clear Button

  • 14” of Ribbon (Dusty Durango ½” Polka Dot Grosgrain shown here)

  • Adhesive (Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals shown here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score 9” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock in landscape position at 2” and 5 ½”.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the 2” score line in a mountain fold and the 5 ½” score line in a valley fold.

  3. Step 3

    Punch the edge of the 2” front flap with the Scallop Edge Punch.

  4. Step 4

    To create the flower pot shape, place the cardstock in the paper trimmer with the top 2” flap flipped up and the bottom flap folded behind.

    Line up the 2” score line with the cutting track and the 5 ½” fold line with the ½” mark on the trimmer.

    Place the cutting guide over the card and cut.

    Turn cardstock and repeat.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere the 3” x 3 ½” piece of patterned paper to the bottom front of the flower pot.

    Flip the flower pot over and trim away the excess patterned paper from each side.

  6. Step 6

    Tie ribbon around the top part of the flower pot to hold the pot together, no adhesive needed.

    Attach a tag to the ribbon if desired.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere the 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of cardstock to the 2 ½” x 4 ½” piece of cardstock. This will be the insert piece with the flowers attached at the top. Stamp your sentiment on the lower portion.

  8. Step 8

    For each flower, use one piece of 3” x 3” patterned paper and one piece of 3” x 3” cardstock .

    Apply a small bit of adhesive between the squares before running thru the Big Shot™ to keep them together.

  9. Step 9

    Run each 3” x 3” piece through a die cut machine to create the flowers.

    Punch ¾” circles out of scrap patterned paper for flower centers and adhere to center of two flowers.

    For the third flower, adhere ¾” circle to a clear button with a glue dot and then attach to the center of the flower.

  10. Step 10

    Punch each 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece of cardstock with the 5-Petal Flower Punch and cut apart to create leaves.

  11. Step 11

    Attach 2 flowers to top of insert piece with dimensionals. Attach top flower to one of the other flowers.

    Tip:
    To help with alignment, place insert piece inside of flower pot before attaching flowers.

    If you want your card to fit in an A2 envelope, line the envelope up underneath the card and use as a guide while attaching the flowers to make sure they're not too tall or wide.

  12. Step 12

    To attach the leaves, place adhesive on end of each leaf and adhere in between the flower layers.

  13. Step 13

    Finish your card.

    Special thanks to Linda Heller and Missy Shipman for your inspiration.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Flower Pot Pocket Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wonderful tutorial, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 7:41 AM
This is so nifty and appears I may even be able to accomplish this. I really like the design and the end result. Thanks so much for sharing
Julianne  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM
Love, love, love the video. Thanks so much.
Kathy  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 8:37 AM
Awesome job, you two! I love this project and having the video rocks!
Toy  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM
So lovely. I have made one already. They are so easy to make . TX for the TUT!
Lydia  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 8:42 AM
in the video, does the flower pot get cut so that the base is narrow compared to the fold down border edge. it looks like it's been cut to narrow; but i don't see that part of the video.
Rebecca  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 9:14 AM
We just had this one a couple months ago and I loved it then too.
Thank you,
Peggy
George & Peggy Arsenault  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 9:22 AM
I loved the flower pot card. How Cute, I will definitely make this at one of my workshops.
JANET BURSON  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 9:25 AM
Hi Rebecca,

Yes, I cut the card base to create the flower pot shape. I did that right after punching and sponging the edge of the flap. You can either check the video, or look up at step 4.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 9:31 AM
Awesome job. Beate your video is great especially for your first one. Thanks to both of you for the inspiration.
Barbara  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM
From those of us who learn by watching, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE VIDEO.I am making one as we "speak" This card is so easy and looks so good and with just the small changes between the tutorial and the video, I can make many of these cards and never the same one twice! YOU ARE THE BEST!
dianna
Dianna  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Loved the card, loved having the video!
Vivian  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 10:14 AM
Thank you so much for a really cute project. As a visual learner having the video was a great idea. Besides the lovely card, I was very pleased to see how to make a decent bow that laid flat.
Lynne  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 11:34 AM
Awesome video tutorial Beate! So wonderful!!!
Beverly  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 2:34 PM
This is so awesome! I just love these! Thanks for your generosity!
MarissaV  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 3:06 PM
Thanks for tutorial. I like the video. Please do this every week to show us. TFS
Rebecca  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 3:10 PM
This is the first time I've checked out this section of the website. I've seen this card in the finished state and I am really happy to have this great tutorial video! Also, I love your voice. What a pretty accent. smile
Shala  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM
Thanks for the tutorial! That really helps! grin
Rachel  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM
This is great! The video really helps, thanks.
Cathy Sue
Cathy Sue  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM
Your tutorial and video were awesome. Made this card last week in a stampin up class. Nice to now have it to refer back to when doing it at home. Wish all tutorials added video.
sam
sam allen  |  Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 10:07 PM

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