Monday, April 11, 2011

Product Review, Technique Tips - Flower Pot Card!

Happy Monday, everyone!!! It's time for another Product Review / Tutorial combo deal!!! Since it is finally spring, the "craft show season" is in full swing for Our Daily Bread designs.....check out the show schedule at the top of the ODBD Home Page to see if we will be coming to your neighborhood! If you have visited the ODBD booth at any craft show, you would see several samples of the Flower Pot Pocket Card created by the Design Team with Our Daily Bread designs stamps......customers ask constantly for a tutorial on how to make one of these fun little cards, so per your request, this tutorial is for you!

Since Kelley has added some of the gorgeous new 6x6 paper pads by SEI to the ODBD store, I will be using two designs from the "Sunny Day" collection to show you that designer paper is not just for cards and layouts, but it can be used for many projects. SEI is personally one of my fave brands of designer paper by far....each collection includes the most beautiful colors, images and patterns, plus, since I am a lover of bling of any type, I go absolutely bonkers over all of SEI's pearly, glittery, and metallic tones in most of their papers! Stay tuned for a special announcement at the bottom of this post!

Ready or not, here comes the Flower Pot Pocket Card Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:
Paper Cutter
Scoring Tool
Border Punch
9" x 4" piece of cardstock
2-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of cardstock for tag (mat)
2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of (white) cardstock for tag panel
3-1/2" x 4" piece of designer paper
Designer paper for punched flowers
Flower Punches
Misc: adhesive, extra embellishments, ink, embossing folder(optional).
(Please note: the cardstock sizes may be adjusted to fit your needs. If you would like to make the flower pot smaller or larger, my suggestion is to practice with scratch paper first.)

Step One:
Place the 9" x 4" piece of card stock horizontally on your scoring tool...I have used the Scor-buddy for this project since the full size Scor-pal was not necessary. Score at the 2" mark and the 5-1/2" mark. Fold the score lines as shown. The small flap will be the rim of the flower pot.

There are many options for the rim of the flower could stamp on it, crimp it, emboss it, embellish it, or punch it. I chose to use the small polka dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug and embossed just the front flap, since the bottom of the pot will be covered with SEI designer paper.

After embossing the flower pot rim, I punched the bottom edge with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, then sponged all of the edges (and polka dots) with brown ink.

Unfold the rim panel (to get it out of the way), fold the bottom panel behind. At the bottom make a small mark 1/2" from each side.

Place card in your paper cutter so that the top corner of the pocket panel and the 1/2" mark at the bottom are over the cutting track. Close guide and cut. Repeat on the other side. This creates the pot shape.

Next cut a piece of designer paper to cover the front of your flower pot. Since the widest measurement of my pot is 4", I just cut a 4" square piece and will trim after adhering, for a perfect fit.

Using the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, I added adhesive to the flower pot, adhered the square piece of SEI paper, then turned the card over and trimmed the extra designer paper against the edge of the pot. Once the designer paper was added, I did use a little adhesive to adhere the flower pot rim to the is not necessary to adhere this flap since the ribbon will hold it together later, however, it was easier for me to work with the flower bouquet with the flap being flat.

To save the length of this post, I have already stamped, sponged, and assembled my tag, and have punched some flowers from both cardstock and the "Sunny Day" SEI paper. Now we're ready for the tag bouquet!

To measure where I wanted the flowers to be placed, I put the tag into the pot and lined up the first flower. Since I want the flowers to "hang over" the edge of the pot, I put two layers of foam tape on the back of the flowers so that the tag may be inserted into the pocket easily without the flowers getting hung up.

The flower was turned over and placed onto the tag, but I didn't adhere it yet...stay tuned for the reason.

Next I carefully placed the flowers where I wanted them to go, then one at a time adhered the flowers together. Before adding the leaves, I traced and cut out the bouquet outline onto a piece of cardstock, in order to create a solid backing for the tag. The leaves were glued to the back of the bouquet, then the cardstock "backing" was adhered to the back of the bouquet.

This is what the back of the tag now looks like, with the leaf stems hidden between layers. Adding a back layer is not necessary, but it does give it a finished look and hides all of the "work", especially if you aren't using double sided paper.

To hold the pocket card together, I adhered a strip of May Arts Satin Ribbon around the card with Scor-tape, then adhered some Offray hot pink gingham ribbon on top of that. For the double bow, I adhered a strip of the gingham onto the satin ribbon with Scor-tape, then used the Bow Easy to tie the bow.

The hot pink pearls are by Zva Creative and of course I had to add my fave "Pearl" Glimmer Mist. The scripture verse and Mother sentiment are from the "Mother's Day" set, new this month from Our Daily Bread designs.

There you go!! Now you know how to make a Flower Pot Pocket Card....and just in time for Mother's Day! If you'd like to see some of our past Product Review articles or Tutorials, click HERE. If you have any questions or suggestions for future posts, please feel free to email me anytime at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com, but please mention ODBD or tutorial in the subject line so that you don't end up in the spam box! :)

Now, for that special announcement I mentioned waaaay up there! If you would like to try out some of these gorgeous SEI papers for yourself, you'll be excited to know that all SEI 6 x 6 paper pads are the Super Special Sale Item of the week......15% off until Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm EDT! (Sale price will be reflected in your shopping cart.) No matter which collection(s) you choose, you will be amazed at the variety and beauty! Head to the ODBD store now!

Thanks so much for visiting with us today! Have a very blessed week!!

Product Review Writer


Mrs Ham said...

This is a beautiful card. I love it. I'll have to save these instructions so I can create one later. Thanks for the tutorial.

Toucan Scraps said...

really pretty, great tutorial

Jean C said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. This is a great card.
I can't wait to try it!

mom3 said...

OH, Angie! This is so beautiful! Love the color choices and the dimensional look! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Beth Devitt said...

Ohhhh I have two Mother's Day cards to make. This looks like a lovely idea. Thank you.

Jan said...

Thanks for the clear tutorial and the lovely example. . .I've been wanting to make one of these darling cards and you've made it so easy! Thanks, Angie, you're a blessing!