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.

Loved the tutorial, however, on the video it doesn't show how to cut to make it narrow. It does on the printed, but not the video. On the video, after you show how to sponge the card, you go straight to the precut card.
AuntieLori  |  Sat Apr 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM
Thank you for this wonderful card. I am making it with some children for Mother's Day. Love it.
Susan Hill  |  Thu May 5, 2011 at 7:18 AM
So cute! Thank you for sharing! This would make a terrific gift card or money holder.
Jo K.  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM
So cute. Thanks for the idea and the directions. Edna
Edna Burgess  |  Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 5:39 AM
I just wanted to thank you both you and Susan from over on the cricut site who lead me over to you to leaarn how to make this beautiful card and just in time too. Im making a few for my 2 daugther in laws my 1 daugther whom im making it for my grandson her son to give to her for mothers day from him. thank you so much for sharing your talent and im looking forward to learning more from you susan and whoever else that wants to take this hawaiian island granny under thier wings much aloha to all of you!! sorry i dont know how to upload to any of the sites but if you be kind to email me back i can email it to you and you are welcome to post it .My first try was ok but i love what i did with my daugthers one she loves yellow. I have only one embossing folder so bare with me on the repeated texture/design Much Mahalo
Vicki Kanakaole  |  Fri May 4, 2012 at 6:57 AM
Thank you thank you for the videos. I can read instructions over and over and never understand them, but I only have to watch a video once to catch on. I can hardly wait to make both projects.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM
THANK YOU so very much for your tutorials!!! I know this flower-pot-card for quite a long time and thought it is very difficult and now I looked your video and the writing and worked this card! I like it, NO, I love it!!!
THANKS for your super tutorials!!!
Uta Bbg  |  Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just wanted to make sure that you only tie the top of the flower pot together right? So, I don't need to tape the bottom of it together?
Rachel  |  Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Great tutorial. Very clear and very helpful.
Thank you!
Greg  |  Mon Feb 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

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