By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
There’s nothing more fun than to receive a flower on a special day and what better thing to have is a flower pot that you can keep. This beautiful flower pot card was created using the new American Crafts Neapolitan Dear Lizzy Collection. This would be a great project for Mother’s Day, which is on the 13th.
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Begin by cutting a piece of orange cardstock to be 4 ½” x 12″ and score at the 2″ mark using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. Now move the 2″ score line over to the left so that it is at the zero mark on the scoring board and score at the 5″ mark. This will give you 3 sections- one that is 2″ wide and two that are 5″ wide.
Fold the last 5″ long section up over the other; leaving the 2″ section unfolded. Measure 1 ¼” in from each side of the paper and make a mark.
Using a ruler and pencil draw the lines from the marks you just made to the top corners of the 5″ flap as shown in the picture.
Place the paper in the trimmer matching the pencil line to the trimmer’s cutting track and cut on the pencil line.
Repeat this step with the other side again lining the pencil line up with the track.
Using the EK Open Scallop Edger Punch, punch a scalloped edge on the top of the 2″ flap.
Trace 2 of the flower pot shapes using one of the flaps as a template onto the Hazy Horizon sheet and cut them out. Adhere one sheet with the wavy stripes out onto the front of the flower pot that will be the front of the card. Lay the second sheet aside for now.
This is what your card will look like at this point. Run a piece of tape from your favorite tape runner along the inside edge near the fold. Tie the ribbon around the flap and fold the flap down to secure.
Now, punch 8 flowers using the EK Retro Flowers punch and the Sweet Sundress and Warm Memories Patterned Paper from the new American Crafts Neapolitan Dear Lizzy line. Glue them together using your favorite wet adhesive glue. Taking the stylus and 2 foam sheets stacked on top of one another gently emboss the center of the flowers going in circles until you reach the center. This will give each petal a little curl to add a little dimension.
Take one of the foam sheets and trim 4 long strips off to make the flower stems. Next, fold each strip in half and then open up and add some glue onto one of the halves. Fold down again and hold until secure. This will create a stem that is sturdy enough to hold the flowers up right.
Once the stems are dry, glue them to the flowers using the wet glue and allow them to dry. After they are dry, run a piece of tape along the edge of your flower pot and place the stems over the tape making sure the flowers are at different heights. Trim off any excess stems that are below the tape using a pair of scissors. This will help remove some of the bulkiness when the patterned paper is placed over them.
Take a craft stick and trace around it onto the Sweet Sundress Patterned Paper, cut it out and adhere it to the craft stick using the tape runner.
Attach the pinwheel from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line to the top and put it in the middle of the flowers on the flower pot making sure it is the tallest of all the pieces.
Take the second flower pot shaped paper that you traced earlier and making sure the green side is up; adhere it over the flower stems and the bottom of the pinwheel as shown in the picture.
Find the four small flower shapes shown in the picture from the Serendipity Thickers and place it in the center of each flower.
Use one of the cute stamps or fun stickers that are in the new Dear Lizzy line to add a special sentiment to the card and plant some smiles in a person’s day!