Flower Pot Pocket Card

by Stephanie Luman

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


  • 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)


  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.

    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.


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!

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Questions and Comments

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

So gorgeous! The tut was great, really good. The video was awesome. Another great way to help us. Thank you for your time and effort.
Sandra K  |  Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 2:16 AM
Wow!!!! Beautiful
Simplemente... genial!!! Me gusto mucho y voy a hacer la mía.
Patty Delgado  |  Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 5:29 AM
I LOVED having a video! This looks super easy whan I watch it actually being done. I am looking forward to more videos. I definetly make this card tonight!

Laura  |  Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 2:56 PM
very creative,cheerful, and colorful. I will enjoy using this design in my scrapbooking also.
sondra nunnally  |  Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the video! I am such a visual person. I think that I just may tackle this little project now.

I was excited to see that you live in Milford, Oh. I work in Milford and live in Eastgate. How fun!
Pam Wilson  |  Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 3:40 AM
Great video. There does seem to be one step missing. At 1:32 into the video it shows how to sponge the pot with ink and in the next scene the card is cut into a pot shape. I was able to read the step in the instructions above. Thanks for giving us visual learners a medium to view. grin
Kendria  |  Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 5:24 PM
JERILEE  |  Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 12:15 PM
I have made these before and have had trouble with step four on your tutorial, but I did not see that on the video?
Charlene  |  Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 5:06 AM
I am sorry about that. Somehow I skipped step 4 in the video.
What do you have problems with?
Beate  |  Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 8:32 AM
So cute, thanks for sharing.
Beth  |  Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM
I had a great time making this card following your excellent tutorial and video! I can't wait to show it to my club and make it at a class. Just one note about the video, it skipss the step about cutting the pot sides at an angle.
Mary  |  Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM
I have an old fashion cutting board and I found it confusing doing the the slants. Not your fault. I think looking at the tutorial will help me. Thank you
Charlene  |  Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM
I just love your flower card it's absolutely cute.
I can't wait for you to show me more.
Thanks again,
cindi  |  Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 8:14 AM
My SU! Demonstrator (and wonderful Aunt LOL) told me about this website and I found this tutorial last night. I LOVE the card and am SO GLAD to have the video! Admittedly I don't follow written direction very well, and I was a bit intimidated when I saw how many steps were involved with this one, but after watching the video I know it is “totally do-able” for me! Can’t wait to see more from you Stephanie! Thank you!!
KL Creations  |  Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 8:48 AM
Love this card, it's soooooooo cute, I can't wait to make it, thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Suzanne  |  Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 9:09 AM
awesome tutorial!! Thanks soo mcuh for sharing your talent with us. Don't ya love technology that makes us feel like we're right there in your workshop, looking over your shoulder?!!
Cindy Lieberman  |  Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 5:02 AM
I saw your wonderful flowerpot card and the tutorial. What big shot die did you use for the flowers and the stems in your tutorial.
It is a great card. I love it thank you so much. Ellen
Ellen Hinds  |  Sun Aug 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM
Really beautiful card and easy to follow
Sheila Bawden  |  Mon Aug 3, 2009 at 5:21 AM
Hi Ellen,

Bonnie used the Originals Die Flower Layers #3 Big Shot die for the flowers in the photo tutorial and the five petal flower punch from Stampin' Up! for her petals.

I used the Cherry Blossom Embosslits die from Big Shot for the Flowers and the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die for the branches in the video tutorial.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Mon Aug 3, 2009 at 6:08 AM
I want to make this card BUT I don't know where I went wrong. I printed the tutorial AND watched the video. When I do the first folds at 5 1/2 and 2" I have a 2 inch section in the middle. I presume this is for inserting the card but it is only 2" deep! Is this right? My piece doesn't look like the picture.

MiriamB  |  Mon Aug 3, 2009 at 7:33 AM

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