Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flower Beds and Flower Pots

I've been working on my flower beds. The local greenhouse had their annual "box" sale and I got carried away. Of course, I get carried away almost every year just like everyone else in the area!
I mostly purchased perennials so that they'd have a good chance of coming up again next year and the year after, etc......... At $8 a box for whatever you can fit without stacking, it's a good deal.

So, yesterday I spent quite a bit of the day working on cleaning and planting in my flower beds.

I spent some time in the evening working on flower pot cards for the local flower shop. I've had some there in the last month and ALL of them have sold and they want more. I'm doing this as one of the projects at my next workshop.

I cut my flower pot base for the card 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". This way I can get 3 flower pots out of one piece of cardstock. The cardstock is scored at 1 1/2" and 5" then folded.

The white insert is cut 2 3/8" x 4 1/2" so it fits in the flower pot and gives enough space on top to add the flowers.

This is a pull out card, so you write on the pull out. I like to put 1 flower on the pot itself to make the flower pot seem full.

Here is the spot I got my directions and ideas from: Stephanie Luman - Flower Pot card . I close up the flower pot with dimensionals on the edges rather than tie the ribbon to close the card. But, it's up to you as to how you want to make yours. I did try one using eyelets to close the pot, but this isn't the best because it doesn't give the card enough "wiggle" room.

I used SU's Petal Pizzaz stamp set and also the Simple Floser embosslit die for the flowers.

Inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Certainly Celery.
The cardstock for the flower pots is Dusty Durango
(You're gonnal love the new In Colors available July 1!)


Julie Ranae said...

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Crystal said...

Karen what beautiful flower pots and flowers!! These are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I like the new look Karen! These flower pot cards are adorable. I'm glad you included the dimensions. Thanks for sharing!