Friday, May 29, 2009

Flower Pot Card and Tutorial

Hello, Here is my first turorial on my blog....not without some glitches. I think I finally got it uploaded close to how I wanted it! I hope that you can use it and will make some of these cute Flower Pot Cards. I had a lot of fun making them and would like to try some variations with some flowers cut with the big shot or the Pretties Kit flowers.

For the pot you will need card stock cut 3 1/2" x 9" . You can use any color you like. Score at 2" and 51/2". Fold at the 5/1" score and fold at 2" score the opposite way. The 2" will be the "lip" of your pot. Measure 1/2" in from both sides of the bottom and make a diagonal line from this point up to the 2" score. Cut along the lines and your card should start looking even more like a pot. You may use an edge punch along the lip of you pot if you like. Sponge the edges of the pot and along the lip if you like. Staple along the top edge of the pot close to the edge and under the 2" score to hold the pot together. If you would like to add ribbon or other decorative items to the lip do that now. I like to use stampin' dimentionals on the back of the lip to attach it down to the front but you can just glue it down if you like. You are now done with the pot.

For the insert that will slide into the top of the pot you will need card stock 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 (same color as your pot) and white 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 to layer on the colored piece. You can use a corner rounder on both pieces if you like then glue together.

Slide the insert into your pot. You are now ready to add flowers. For my pot I used the 5 petal flower punch. You will need between 4-7 colored flowers of your choice (or more if you like) depending on if you layer them or use them single. I like to punch extras to back them after I add the leaves, it just gives the back a nicer look. You can sponge the edges of the flowers if you like also. Punch at least 3 green flowers to cut apart for your leaves. For the centers you can use card stock or designer paper with a pattern is cute, I used the 1/2" circle punch for the centers. Assemble flowers as desired. Attach leaves. I like to start by putting one flower at the top center of the insert. Then add the other flowers with stampin' dimentionals. This allows the flowers to hang over the edge of the pot and the insert will still slide nicely.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I've been wanting to get on and post here but it seems like something is always keeping me from getting here! Anyway, here I am. I've been playing with my stamps today when I really should be cleaning or something but what kind of fun would that be?! Hey, I did wash some clothes and that should count for something, right? On to the important stuff!

I used sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog for both of these cards.

The first card I used the Oval All and Soft Summer sets. Card stock is Basic Gray, Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Whisper White. The Designer paper is Walk In The Park also from the mini. I used Basic Gray pad and So Saffron & Mellow Moss markers and some dazzling diamond glitter on the center of the flowers and on the oval piece. Not sure if that will show too well here. The ribbon is Mellow Moss Taffeta. I also used the Scallop Oval punch, love this punch!

For the second card I used the Very Versatile Set and En Francais background stamp. Card stock is Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White. The Designer paper is Urban Garden. Punches: Word Window, Small Oval, Scallop edge. Ribbon is Satin Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla. White Brads are from the 5/16 Nuetrals assortment. I used the white gel pen to make the dots on the scallop edge. Ink colors are Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy and Baja Breeze. I have already cut paper to make more of this one for a swap I'm participating in. This is the first card I've made with this set and I struggled a little as I mostly bought this set for the verses but was detirmined to use the image stamp! So.....after a little experimenting I actually like how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to Blogging!

Hello! Sorry I've been away so long. Seems like life kind of "took over" around here! For those of you who haven't heard......I'm a grandma now to an adorable Granddaughter named Irmina! Yeah....the name is a little out there but we have gotten used to it. I'm having fun shopping for girly clothes and putting together a scrapbook for her. She was born on January 2.
My DH and I went on a cruise vacation in February on the Amizon River and some of the Caribbean Islands. It was an educational and fun trip. As always it was good to come home......and start planning our next vacation!
I have finally found time to fit in some stamping though! So here are a couple of cards that I would like to share with you.
The Easter card is made with the An Egg-cellent Easter set from the new Occasions Mini. Isn't that bunny juggling the eggs just too cute?! I used Bashful Blue, So Saffron & White card stock. Designer paper an Saffron Ribbon are from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I used the flower assorment brad which I absolutely love. Stampin' Write markers to color in the bunny image, small oval punch and word window punch and sponging.
The other card is made with the Trendy Trees set. I used Whisper White, Close to Cocoa & Tangerine Tango Card stock, Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, the new scallop oval punch (love this!), oval punch 5/16 brown brad from the Nuetrals assortment, Tangerine Tango, Basic Brown, Kiwi Kiss & So Saffron Pads and some sponging. I really like this set & it's retro feel!
Hope you enjoy and I'll try not to be away for so long again. Check back in a couple of days.....
Thanks for stopping by!