Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just Add Ink #105 - Mini Flower Pot


Hi folks, thought I might try something new & give you a snippet of my project before you get to see the whole thing.  :)

This week the lovely ladies at JAI have a colour challenge & they have provided these pretty, pastel colours to whet your crafting appetite:-


Do you remember the flower pot cards that were all the rage a while ago?  Well, I decided to make a mini version, using these sweet colours & the petal cone die from SU.

Here's my little flower pot (with magnetic strips attached to the back of the pot, so the recipient can display it on their fridge/filing cabinet):-


The flowers are all attached to the card insert, & it looks like this once it's opened:-


ETA:  If you would like instructions on how to make the flowerpot, please go to this post.

Here is an upscaled version I made for the lovely Bronwyn Eastley, who is the "Queen of Easel Cards":-



Card Components (All SU)
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Sentiments (just for you), Texture Jumbo Wheel
Ink:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Other:  Petal Cone Die, Blossom Party Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Jewellery Tag Punch, Clear Bitty Buttons, Circle Punch from Bitty Punches, 1.3/8" Circle Punch, Wisteria Ruffled Ribbon

32 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love your mini version in the gorgeous colour palette that JAI have this week. I can't stop admiring the one that you gave me - so very clever!! I hope you write a tutorial soon as there are loads of possibilities with that ingenious design of yours.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Ooops! I should have read the fineprint ... I'd love a tutorial pretty please. You know my email :)

Bron... said...

Oh I think this is so cute...I would love a copy of the tutorial when you are done. cornishclan@hotmail.com Thanks :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Having seen these little flower pots close-up and personal, I can vouch for how gorgeous they are. This looks lovely done in those pretty colours Helen :)
Hugs xx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow Helen - your mini flower pot is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Christine Blain said...

Oh, Helen, the mini flower pot is just too cute! What a gorgeous little project. And as for Bron's gift - wow. A true Helen-work-of-art!!

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh my, these are too cute Helen, you are such a clever cookie making it into an easel card too, this weeks challenge colours work beautifully, definitly putting this in my case file..:0)
I would love the tutorial too please. xxx

Kim S said...

I've seen flower pot cards but all the extra detail in our version is wonderful!!!! I'm a definite YES for the tutorial - sing.email@comcast.net.

Crealotte said...

Woow Helen, I love this project! This weeks JAI challenge is also on my to do list, I think the color combo is great! But your flowerpot makes it even better, great colors on a magnificent project! I would love to have a tutorial for this one... Thank you for sharing! (c r e a l o t t e @ g m a i l . c o m)

Fran and Maura said...

Too Cute!!! I would love a tutorial on this. Thanks so much!! fmroby321@comcast.net

Kylie said...

Wow! What a gorgeous idea! Would absolutely love the tutorial scrappinstamp@iinet.net.au

Venessa said...

I love it how cute, I love the button detail in the flower centres.
I would love a copy of the tutorial my email address is venessa@in2stampin.com
Thanks

Diane Barnes said...

Helen, these are all fabulous. You're a genius to think to use the petal cone die & love how you've used the flower die too & all the colours....& I basically love them to bits!
Hugs, Di
PS: would loooove a tute so I can get straight to making one!!...& maybe even casing the colours if that's ok

Diane Barnes said...

me again...again!
Still excited. Forgot to mention that Bron's version is just fabulous & perfect for the easel queen. Bet she was thrilled.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh! You had better be careful ... Bron might have to hand over her crown! This is amazing! A 'tweak' of the original flowerpot card! Hugs xxx

Tess said...

Such a cute card, I would love to pop by again soon to see how you made this.

TFS

Anonymous said...

I would love to have your pdf on this pretty little flower pot. I also just found Bronwyn Eastley website tonight and she is the Queen of Easel Cards.

xrciznuts said...

I would love the pdf on this adorable flower pot. If you don't mind. Please email at xrciznuts@msn.com.
Thanks so much!
Kim Smith

Dawn said...

Really cute! I like your version of this and would like the tutorial.
TFS!
Dawn
dbullock28@gmail.com

Lana Dunn said...

Beautiful. Would love a copy of the instructions. Lana Dunn, lanadunn@hotmail.com

Cathy Cannon said...

Would love to make this card for Mother's day. It is so pretty. Please send me the details, thanks.

H2 :) said...

Sorry Cathy, you haven't left me an address to send to .....

Vicki B. said...

I would love a tutorial please!! So sweet!! Love the colors! vanilla_girl75@yahoo.com
Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

So adorable - would make a great Mother's Day card! Would love to have your tutorial - thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Let me try this again - this time I'm including my email address so you can send me the tutorial - thanks again! (My original post was the one on 4/23 from "anonymous."
amydiannedorsett@yahoo.com

nana said...

Enjoying your blog. Please send the Flower pot and easel card PDF. thanks torybuzby@hotmail.com

Dona said...

WOW is all I could say when I saw this version of your flower pot card! I would absolutely love to try that easel card. If you would be so kind, could you send that tute to me at donacoleman@comcast.net? Thanks SO much!

Barb said...

Absolutely beeee-u-T-full!! I would love a pdf copy ! I am Barb at b4frog@wyan.org
Thank you for sharing

Bri Shirley said...

Hi Helen! I love your mini version (the pop-up card is awesome too!!) I would love to have your tutorial. My email address is brianne.shirley@gmail.com
Thank you so much!!

Glenda Calkins said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project and would really like the instructions. You are so creative; I love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing. glenda

Trish Swagerty said...

I would love a copy of the tute on the flower pot I just love this card. thanks so much trish

trish-swagerty@live.com

Barb Campbell said...

I'd love a copy of the tutorial.

bbtcampbell@frontier.com

thanks--