Monday, March 23, 2009

pretty flower pots

Good Monday morning everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that you got lots done! Today's post will be photo heavy and probably text light but I hope you enjoy it anyway!

My friend, Janel, dropped off this super cute flower pot card to me for Valentine's Day last month. How cute and ingenious, right?! I knew I was going to have to make one myself so I put the card to the side only to pull it out a few days ago to start working on my own. All I did to make this card is to make a regular size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"), I then laid Janel's card on it and used my pencil for the cut marks. I just took it to my cutter lined up the pencil marks and cut it. So, no I do not have a template. Just play with it a little and I'm sure you'll come up with the angle that is perfect for you!

Anyway, this is the card I was working on for the flock/fuzz challenge with limeLIGHT when I realized that I needed to use the sketch that Mandy provided (again, duh for me!). I used Chocolate Box Cherry Cordial Core'dinations cardstock from limeLIGHT. The flocking is at the top of the pot for the dirt. Another fun element of this card that I got from limeLIGHT is the beautiful butterfly from Prima. My goodness it is lovely. It really would make anything that you use it on special. I made my little "happy spring" sign on my computer (and yes...I had to use the same seed packet that I got from Janel in my flower pot as I forgot to buy one when I went to the store). The patterned cardstock is from SU!. The stamps are from a new PTI set called Wishing You.

Now, how fun would this be to send? Obviously you can't used a regular envelope but I'll be sending this one to my grandparents in a bubble mailer hoping the USPS doesn't ruin it. I know they will love it though!

I have another busy week this week so I will probably be sporadic with my posting. I hope you have a wonderful Monday! See you soon!

12 comments that make my day!:

Christi said...

OMG Lorie!! This is fantastic!!!

Emily said...

This is awesome Lorie! Your butterfly looks great! I love this!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! How like you to take something cute and make it adorable. LOVE the printed paper on the rim of the pot, and the butterfly is perfect. Happy Monday, beautiful!

~Janel

Sparkle said...

This is so adorable! And I love the idea for using flock on it. I'll have to try to make one some time.

Missy said...

Absolutely lovely!!! What a great idea. I love how you used some flock for the dirt. The added butterfly and pp is beautiful.

Sandy said...

OHHHHH....this is really a cute idea! Very pretty - I Love it!

Made by Mandy said...

What a great idea for a card and an added gift too.

Great idea from Janel to make the card and thank you for sharing it with us and your version of it.

Kristine B. said...

*gasp* what a super idea Lorie!! LOVE this!! :)

Kim said...

WOW! GORGEOUS!!!! STUNNING!!! Great work!
Hugs~ Kim

Kerry D-C said...

oh you clever girl! this is splediferous!

Dani said...

Wowza, girl! You rock!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a clever idea!