Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flower pot gift card holder

Good Morning, my friend asked me to make a card for a baby shower so this is what I came up with. The design is not original to me. I found a similar card at Splitcoaststampers and added a place to put a gift card, made it bigger, and added my own personal touches. This card fits in a 5 x 7 envelope. I took a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 spring moss card stock, cut off 3 1/2 inches leaving 2 pieces, one 3 1/2 x 11, the other 5 x 11. I made the pot from the 5 x 11, scored at 4 1/2 and 9. The top flap folds forward, the bottom folds opposite. I scored the insert 3 1/2 piece at 6 1/2 and tweaked the cut off to fit under my flowers. I stamped tiny flowers from the Reason to Smile set (StampinUp), on to vellum with white and mounted to the front of the flower pot. Then I tied the ribbon around the flowerpot and added some adhesive in 2 spots to secure it. This holds the flowerpot closed. I mounted the flowers and leaves on to the smaller gift card piece, added a stick with a little lion, a bumblebee, a brad and put a verse inside. I did tweak the top fold of the gift card holder after I added the flowers, I cut some off the piece that tucks under the flowers for a better fit. No measurement for that, depends on where your flowers come to. I also kept an envelope on the table so I could keep checking if I was getting carried away with making my flowers too tall, to make sure it would fit when I was done. Here are 2 more I made for my shop since the first one.

Oops! I almost gave you the wrong name for the stamp I used. My plan for today is to take all my Stampin Up Stamps and name them individually with a magic marker. Once I take them out of the box and work with them, I have to go back and dig around to see the name and what set I took them out of. While I am at it, I have decided I am going to photograph all of my stamps and make a folder in My Pictures so I can browse through them for ideas. I am also considering removing them from their boxes, they take up so much space. I won't throw my boxes out just yet in case I don't like my new system. Thanks again for looking~Diane

1 comment:

  1. wow this is so beautiful..i would like to keep it in mind that i might use when design Gift Card envelopes.


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