Sunday, May 24, 2009

CTMH Flower Pot Card Tutorial with Tickled Pink Stamp Set and Boom Di Ada Creative Basics

This adorable flower pot card was made as a Mother's Day card at two of my home parties in May. I just love the way it came out! We made it with both a Hollyhock and a Sweet Leaf flower pot and both looked adorable but I gave away all my Sweet Leaf examples! I promised one of my dear friends/customer that I would post some directions so she could make some more at home.

Basic Directions: Pot is 3.5"x9" piece of Hollyhock Cardstock
- score at 2” and at 5.5” and fold like a Z (see picture)

- line up the 2” lip score in your paper trimmer so the trimmer blade hits right at the 2” score line and the folded bottom pot angles out to the .25” mark (you'll be cutting a tiny long triangle off each side of the bottom of the pot to shape it – see picture for pot shape).

- decorate the 2” lip of the flower pot. I used our corner rounder to make a scallop as is shown in our Spring 2009 Idea Book (page 27). Then I punched some holes using our long reach punch and added a little tag from our Post Marked set with a Garden Green Brad.

- There is a narrow .5" strip of Boom Di Ada Creative Basics striped paper on the top lip of the pot that just peeks out underneath the flowers.

- The base of the flower pot is stamped with one of my all-time favorite background stamps - Argyle! Lots of fun textures including polka dots! Best part is you can line them all up and make a full and complete argyle texture with these by layering the colors.

Flower insert card: 3”x4” Hollhock base and 2.75"x3.75" Colonial White inset.

- I rounded the corners on the TOP ONLY of the Colonial white and the Hollyhock CS. I did this so they wouldn't peek out behind the adhered flowers.

- Stamp a sentiment on the Colonial White CS and adhere to the Hollyhock backing.

- Put the card into the pot and attach the first center back flower directly to the insert card. The next two flowers attach on either side with some pop dots right where the insert hits the flower pot. This gives it a little lip that will help the flowers keep the card closed and make it easy for you to pull the insert card in and out.

- I stamped three flowers using the wonderful Tickled Pink set (available until the end of May 2009). This set is wonderful for ink layering by stamping the big flower in Blush, a small center in Olive and then the medium flower in Hollyhock it gave the flowers a 3-D look without cutting and popping each section.

- Tie a Colonial White Grosgrain ribbon around the whole thing - about 11"- 12" and then trim. There is NO ADHESIVE on the flower pot part - it is held together by the ribbon.

- Add bling as desired! I put some of our Sparkles on the center of each flower and the little tag on the cards I sent out to my Mom and MIL for Mother's Day.

- If you want to mail it in a standard size envelope just keep the height to under 5.5” or use a bigger envelope if your flowers go wild! If you are adding bling you might want to go to a bigger envelope and then put either a folded paper towel or a piece of cardboard in the envelope to keep the bling from poking through.

Materials List:
Paper: Hollyhock Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Boom Di Ada Creative Basics
Stamps: Tickled Pink, Post Marked, Argyle
Inks: Blush, Olive, Hollyhock
Other: Sponge Dauber, Garden Green Brad, Colonial White Grosgrain, Corner Rounder, Long Reach Hole Punch, 3-D Pop Dots, Tombow

1 comment:

Melissa Laverty said...

stunning card...and the blog looks incredible!!!

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