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Making cards: Flower Pot Card

Cards, Making flower, Paper crafts  |  September 17th 2011  |  0 Comment

Flower Pot Card

It has been awhile since we made a flower pot card and thought it would be a great Freebie Friday tutorial.

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First, gather your supplies:  card stock, patterned paper, stamps, punches or dies, ribbon, crimper

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We actually used patterned paper for our flower pot base – black and vanilla polka dot.  Cut your piece of paper 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 1-1/2″ and 5″.

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Fold the card on the score lines – the 1-1/2″ folds over to the front creating the flower pot rim.

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If you want to scallop the edge or add any extra to the front edge, now is the best time to do that.  We added a Real Red card stock scalloped piece.

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We next need to for the flower pot shape.  Open up the card (ignore the 1-1/2″ folded over piece) and mark 1/2″ in from the edges along the scored center fold.  Measure from the top of the “pot” to the 1/2″ mark and draw a line.  This gives you the line to cut along.  This will give you your tapered line creating your pot.

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Here is what your “pot” card should look like.

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We did NOT use any adhesive to seal the pot card closed.  We tied it closed with the vanilla ribbon.

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Next, create the insert.  We cut a piece of black card stock 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and layered it with a piece of Naturals Ivory cut at 2-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  We die cut three flowers – one Real Red, black and Natural Ivory.  We punched three 1/4″ circles in the same three colors for the flower centers.  We punched five small ovals out of Old Olive.  We then folded them in half and ran them through a crimper creating our leaves.

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We then inserted the black and Naturals Ivory layer into the pot to see how far up to place our flowers.  you want to cover the insert so you don’t see it but be careful when you are gluing on the flower and leaves that you don’t glue it to the pot.  Otherwise, your insert will not slide out.

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We used some pop dots for dimension.  You can see what the finished piece looks like below.

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You can also make this pot look very real by using a rust or terra-cotta colored card stock.  Have fun with it and change flowers to fit the occasion or season.  Thanks for stopping!  Two Paper Divas – Melissa and Gayla

Source: twopaperdivas.com