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.

Miriam,

Your pocket should be 3 1/2" deep. You score at 2 and 5 1/2". The 2" side is your flap that you then punch and decorate. The score at 5 1/2" gives you the card pocket that will be 3 1/2" deep. Check the pictures for step 2 and 3 again.

I hope this helps. Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Mon Aug 3, 2009 at 7:36 AM
Loved being able to look at a video tutorial! Answered all the questions I had at reading the directions. Thank you for taking the time to do this for those of us who prefer learning by watching hands work.
Martie Rollin  |  Sat Aug 8, 2009 at 6:31 PM
Love the flower pot demo (more, more,more).
renee  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 2:47 PM
This is such a great card. Thank you for helping me out.
I am so thrilled with your tutorial and video are great.
I really appreciate it a lot. Ellen
Ellen Hinds  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM
Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have been dying to make one of these! smile
Mona Pendleton  |  Sun Nov 8, 2009 at 9:43 AM
Thank you for the great tutorial. I've tried I loved the result! I wrote a post and enclosed a directing link to your blog.
Thanks again!
Karnival  |  Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM
thank u so much for sharing this tutorial with us here..it's so pretty. Really insping. This was such an irresistible project that i just had to do it myself !! So i made one of these for my DH for this Valentine's. I wanted to show u my Flower Pot Pocket card too..(although it's not as nice as yrs) Well here's the link to my Flower pot card. Hope u like it! http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=6189966&mpage=1&key;=�
Riti Poddar  |  Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 3:27 AM
the video is missing the part where you cut down the sides???? am i missing that? I made the card then realized the video missed a step..or i did...After going back to the written one i figured it out .. very nice card
Tracy  |  Thu Mar 4, 2010 at 11:23 AM
Hi Tracy,
I am sorry about the video missing that step. I posted a note about that under the video comments. It was my very first video tutorial I ever shot.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Thu Mar 4, 2010 at 11:33 AM
I love, love, love your flowerpot card!! Can't wait to make it myself. Could you please tell me which Bigz dies you used? I can't seem to find one that has a smaller flower on the inside of the larger one. Many thanks! Look forward to more of your creations!!
Cathy
Cathy  |  Tue Mar 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM
Hi Cathy,
The flowers, big and small were cut with the Cherry blossom Embosslit die. For the center of the flower I just cut the bigger flower die cut down and only kept the center part.
Beate  |  Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 5:50 AM
Hi thanks for a fantastic tutorial looking forward to making this, it is gorgeous,
Christine x
crafty Chris  |  Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 9:08 AM
Oh my that is great card. Something different from the normal. Would be good for Get Well Cards. I'll have to give it a go.
Frances Payne  |  Tue Mar 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM
Love this Card. I;m plan on making it for my friends birthday.
Mary Lou  |  Mon Apr 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM
I LOVE this tutorial! These card turn out cute everytime:) I just had to come back here to get the directions again (I made these last year) for a BONUS project for a class I have coming up! Thanks so much Stephanie for sharing a great card!
Angie Britt  |  Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 7:14 PM
Fabulous project - thanks for showing the way!!! Will definitely be giving this a go!! Juliex
Julie  |  Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 3:44 PM
Love this card - have a home-based day care and had the children make these for moms for Mother's Day - flowers never wilt!!!! Moms just loved them! I made the pot with 12" of cardstock, folding down 2" for rim. Made the card inside long enough for moms to use as a bookmark - put photo on it of their kids!
Fran Nantista  |  Fri May 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM
Another fab project for me to try-you ladies here ROCK w/ the demos!! Off to try one now...
Romaine  |  Sat May 22, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Stephanie, thank you, so much, for sharing this card technique with us, and the video was amazing. Can't wait to make this for the couple who just moved in down the street a week ago.
Jeanne Anderson  |  Wed Jun 2, 2010 at 11:00 PM
that is just a brilliant idea, already made a couple, they're fantastic.
sylvia  |  Mon Feb 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

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