Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flower Pot Birthday Card

Hope everyone had a super Saturday! I had a great one, I scored some super deals at JoAnn's and Michael's :) and spent time in my craft room too! What could be better!

I made this card for this weeks challenge at Celebrate The Occasion. This week the theme is "Anything Birthday" (must have a flower).




I cut a piece of brown cardstock 3 1/4" X 7" and folded it in half. Then I cut both sides at an angle (with the fold at the bottom) so that it resembled the shape of a pot. I cut another piece of brown cardstock 3 1/2 X 1 3/4. Using a scalloped border punch I punched one long end of the strip. I then adhered it to the flower pot, aligning the top edges and only applying adhesive to the top section of the strip. Then I wrapped ribbon around the strip.

The inside piece is white cardstock cut 3 3/4 X 2 1/4 and then matted with the pattern paper.
The flowers and leaves were cut with the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge.
I cut one border of daisy's at 1 1/2", two single daisy's at 1 1/2", 2 leaf borders at 1 1/2" and one leaf border at 1 1/4". The middle of the flowers were punched out of the patterned paper with a 1/2" circle punch. Then all the pieces were attached to the top of the white, matted piece. I added my sentiments and there you have it!

Supplies used: cardstock - brown, 2 shades of yellow, 2 shades of green and white; patterned paper - black bitty dot basics by Papertrey Inc.; border punch - Martha Stewart; 1/2" circle punch - EK Success; oval scalloped punch - Stampin' Up; Happy Birthday stamp - Hero Arts; rub on sentiment - Words On The Go by Rebecca Erickson; Walk In My Garden and George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridges.

Thanks for looking! Your comments are always very appreciated!

18 comments:

Dina said...

I Love it!It came out beautiful! Hugs! Dina

VICTORIA said...

OMG Esthers your card is beautiful. I love it i am gonna try to make one. I also see that you don't have a blog button and i swiped your back ground and made a usable button that i can access your site with so that its easier for me to come to your blog I hope you don't mind. Hugssss Victoria :)

Mary said...

This card is beautiful, the flowers are perfect. Thanks for playing along at CTO.

Mom said...

What a great card ! Simple but oh so sweet !

girlia said...

Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO

Adrian said...

WOW, this is such an awesomely cute card, Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

super sweet idea, I had made a card sort of like it years ago, before cricut came out! Thanks for reminding me of it, so many ideas have just popped in my head! also thank you for all of your sweet comments!
liz :o)

Maquel said...

Awesome pocket card!! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at CTO!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

What a pretty pocket card, you did a great job, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

VICTORIA said...

Thanks for the compliment on my card. As for the buttons i only know how to set up a button for the blogs that don't have one. It doesn't involve the codes. That is something that i haven't learned yet. Hopefully I will be able to. I wish i did and was able to help with making you a button(with codes). For now I am not much help. There are a lot of generous people out there that might make you one. Thats what happened to me. Renae made mine. But I don't know where she went. I click on her button now and apparently her blog is no more. Victoria :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Definitely on my list to try.
Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!
Nicole

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG Esther, the card is just gorgeous and LOVE the yellow and brown:) I also will have to give this one a try Esther:) TFS
Hugs

cklopping said...

Love the color choices! Very pretty! Flowers and a card all in one! How clever!

Amy said...

Love your pocket card!! Love the flowers and the colors too!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! Hope you'll join us again for the new challenge this week!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Lisa said...

What a pretty card! I love pocket cards! Thanks for joining us at CTO! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

Very pretty card, love it!! Thanks for joining us @ CTO :)

Donna said...

Your Flower Pot card is pretty as well! (I love the sheep card above also)
Donna

WhichCraft-Liz said...

This is adorable!!! I love the colors.

Liz