Hello and welcome to today’s project which was my very first Live Facebook Project! Did you get a chance to see it? If you missed it, just head over to my Scraps by Sissy Facebook Page to watch the replay. My “new” for the new year is to start doing live Facebook posts and I thought Wednesdays work best for my schedule. Now for today’s project. I actually didn’t come up with this one, but cased it off of fellow demonstrator, Rachel Tessman. She’s known for all of her Paper Pumpkin alternates and when I watched her video on this, I fell in love with it. My daughter created a flower pot card for me several years ago and I loved it then too, I just never got around to creating one until now. Here are the measurements for today’s project:
- Flower pot base in Crushed Curry cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 1 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 5″
- Sentiment layer base in Crushed Curry cut at 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 1/8″ x 4″ (or you could use a piece of the card base you trimmed for the flap)
Cut papers to above measurements. Fold the base of the pot in half and at the bottom of the card, measure ½” in from each side and mark with a pencil. Then line up the mark and base of the 1 ½” flap and trim at a diagonal on both sides to create the pot. Cut a flap off of the Crushed Curry polka dot card and trim it to 1 ½” x 3 ½” and glue it on the outside of the flap. Round the bottom corners of the flap with the Detailed Trio Punch. Tie a piece of the Crushed Curry Seam Binding ribbon around the flap to create the closure of the card. Stamp your greeting on the Whisper White layer in Crushed Curry ink, masking portions so that the sentiment fits, and then glue to the Crushed Curry layer.
Add a line of dimensionals at the top of this layer to attach your flower topper. Create your flower topper with the stickers from the kit by attaching 3 of the flowers together and some of the green and gold leaves together. I added a scrap of Whisper White to the back to give the flowers some stability. Then to eliminate the adhesive on the stickers, wipe with the Embossing Buddy. Attach to the dimensionals on the Crushed Curry layer.
Isn’t that a fun little card? And with all the choices in sentiments you could make this for any occasion.
This is the second project we completed. It’s a gift card holder made out of one of the card bases. There are 3 score lines, 3”, 4 ¼” already scored and 5 ½”, then fold at score lines. Using the Classic Label Punch, punch twice at 4 ¼” score line to create the gift card slot. Glue at edges, but be sure to leave room at the base for the gift card to fit.
Tie the Grapefruit Grove ribbon around card to create the closure. Add one of the gold leaves to the circle sticker and add dimensionals to the back. Before you attach to card, wipe the back off to remove the adhesive. Attach to the card base Stamp the sentiment from the December kit on one of the sentiment strips and then add to the circle with dimensionals. Add some of the rhinestones from the kit and you are done. I forgot to show the rhinestones in my video, but that’s okay. You knew I was going to add them, right?
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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s project.