Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Paper Players #93 - Anything Goes - Tic Tac Toe - Mini Flower Pot & Centre Step Card

This is my entry for this week's challenge at the Paper Players:- 



Lesley has a fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge:-


You can probably guess from the first image that I chose the left hand column!

I have made several of these mini flower pots & couldn't resist making a blue version, attached to a centre step card.  You may not have picked it, but the DSP on the side panels is from the Nautical Expedition pack.  The centre panel is from the Cheerful Treat Hostess DSP.  Here are a couple of close-ups:-



I didn't have any matching brads, so I used plain white ones, covered them in Versamark ink & then embossed them with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  I re-inked them & embossed them a second time, to get a nice sparkly finish.  The butterfly had a dose of the same treatment!

The flower pot has a magnet on the back (as does the inside of the card), so the recipient can take the flower pot off the card to display it.  Here's what it looks like off the card:-


The fun part about the flower pot is that you can slide the flower section out of the pot & you have a little secret section to write on:-


ETA:  If you would like your own copy of the tute on how to make the flowerpot & centre step card, please go to this post for the links.  :)


There is still heaps of time to play along in the challenge (here), as well as check out the fabulous DT inspiration pieces & all the other entries.  :)

ETA:  A big thank you to Lesley at the Paper Players for making my card the Headliner for this week!  :)


Card Components:
All SU except for butterfly punch & white brads.
All the flowerpot components are listed in the tute (see above).

80 comments:

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Just gorgeous Helen! I love it. Have been admiring flowerpot cards for a while now, but haven't yet taken the plunge! Can you pls send me the tutorial? sarahmilbourn@yahoo.com.au

Thanks for sharing!
S

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh this is such a neat idea to have it as a magnet on the card. I've still yet to make one of your gorgeous creations. Such a beautiful card.

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Fabulous card ....stunning work....
Hugs sylvie
xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Beautiful in blue Helen, l totally adore mine, it has pride of place in my studio...:0)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

WOW - this is really gorgeous!!!

Lesley said...

This is a stunning creation Helen, I love the monochromatic colours and the flowers are amazing! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another totally gorgeous flowerpot card Helen. I love these...and I'm so lucky to have a real life one to look at every day :)
Hugs xx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow!! Amazing Beautiful card! It is perfect in so many ways... the glitter brads, the flowers, the dsp and the pot is superb! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players!!

Hugs
Shirley April GD

LeAnne said...

Just incredible! What a creative work of art--fabulous for the challenge! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players!

Tonya Denton said...

I just love your card and congratulations on getting top spot at The Paper Players!! It's very well deserved! I would love to have the pdf of how to make your flower pot card. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

What I wonderful card! I love it! Please send me the pdf. I can't wait to make this!

Jenny Engelke said...

This card is TOTALLY awesome! Congratulations to you for being chosen for the top spot at The Paper Players challenge this week...you soooo deserve it! Fabulous!

Wilma said...

Love this card...would love the pdf....thanx for sharing.....
bosgraaf@sympatico.ca

Nancy Seed said...

Great idea and lovely card. I would love a copy of your pdf TFS

seedstlc at distributel dot net

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and colors.
I would love the directions.
threecoffmans@yahoo.com
Thank you very much
Donna

Fran and Maura said...

Fabulous card!! I would love the directions. Thanks so much for being willing to share!
fmroby321@comcast.net

thx!

Annete P. said...

Love, love, love it! I, too, would love the PDF...virpags@aol.com
Thanks!

peggy_27 said...

Congratulations on your Headliner card! It is really great. I would love to have a copy of the directions. peggy_27 at frontier dot com

Luci said...

Helen,
This is a gorgeous card! It would make a beautiful Mother's Day card. I would love to have the file. Thanks for sharing.
lbw.mlt@charter.net

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks so much for the offer to share the tutorial. I love the card you made and I'd like to give it a try. Jan StampQn@Gmail.com

Christine said...

Oh boy! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful card. I would very much like to have the instructions for this so I can make my Mother's Day cards off of it. Thank you again for sharing such wonderful ideas with us. My email address is crantz@centurytel.net. I can't wait to start.

Paula Sievers said...

Wow. This card is incredible. I would love a PDF.

Paula.70@bigpond.com

Thank you for sharing this card.

A Touch of SOL said...

Congrats on winning...GORGEOUS card and just in time for Mother's Day. Would love to know how to make...
atouchof_sol@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Would love to make a similar card for my mother's birthday.....so sweet! I would really appreciate the tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing! Kathleen

Anonymous said...

I love your card and would be so happy if you sent me the directions! Cyndifstr@aol.com
Thank you!

Linda Vich said...

Love this card—would love to make this for Mother's Day if you could send me the PDF instructions lindavic@mts.net. Thanks!

Kelly Michels said...

Beautiful card, would love the tutorial. Such a springy (is that a word) card :) Thanks for sharing
kelly@kingsroofing.com

Terry Duncan said...

I love this, Helen! I especially love the idea of the magnet on the inside and the embossed brads! Please send me the PDF tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing! Terry

Anonymous said...

Your card is so beautiful! I would love the PDF instructions to create a Mother's Day card.
Thank you!!!
d.kk2@hawaiiantel.net

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea. I like the flower pot with a magnet, but also how you made the card...I've seen those cards with a longer center panel but never like you did. Do you mind sharing with me the card mesaurements and the flower pot PDF? Thanks o much for sharing.
Email: madelinelagata@aol.com

nana said...

Great Card - love to make it and appreciate it if you send the pattern. torybuzby@hotmail.com
Thanks so much. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful idea! Would you please send me the tutorial for the flower pot card? I can think of Christmas and other occasions for this. Thank you so much. nbaxter1322@gmail.com

Mary said...

Your card is simply stunning! I love it! I linked to your blog from The Paper Players and I'm thrilled you are offering to share your tutorial! I'd love a copy :)
Thanks so much and congrats on Headlining!
Mary
Carolina2shoes@yahoo.com

Christine Blain said...

Well, I don't know how I missed this post, my friend! As soon as I saw the Paper Players' Headliner pic, I knew it was a "Helen" creation. This is SOOOOO beautiful, Helen. Love it in blues, and I like the sparkly bits. Nice mixture of DSPs, too.

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card! I would love the PDF (kelleast922 @ gmail.com). Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

votre carte est vraiment magnifique. J'aimerais beaucoup avoir le PDF. Merci pour le partage.

chamarc@globetrotter.net

Jennifer Ingram said...

This card is totally amazing - you are so talented. I love your work and would love you to send me a PDF on how to recreate your beautiful card. m.land@westnet.com.au
Thanks you so much - Jennifer :) (from Australia)

joyful stamper said...

Your card is so beautiful, I can see why you have been chosen. I would love the PDF on how you created this beautiful card Thank you so much Blessings....
kmills2@ec.rr.com

Mikki said...

Helen, this is absolutely gorgeous and amazing. No wonder why you made the headliner. I must say, very talented. I would love to get the tutorial if possible. My email is mikki.sarkisyan@gmail.com

Malena said...

This is such a beautiful card! I am impressed about all the details. I really would like to have the PDF tutorial to try to make it my self. My email is malena@scrapsandcropps.com
Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Helen, This is one of the prettiest flower pots I have seen, and I love the idea of the maganet.
Please send me the tutorial at Kinelski@aol.com.

Charlene
NC Stamper

Paula said...

A card within a card - how cool! This is fabulous Helen and I would LOVE a copy of your tutorial ♥

Anonymous said...

This Card is so beautiful, wow!!! I love it. I want the tutorial of this card too. My eMail Hildegard.Toennies@web.de
Thank you so much

Queenie Jeannie said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! I want to make one for my daughter's teacher this week! Could you please send me the instructions?? Email: j_kupsh@yahoo.com

You're amazing - thank you!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sensational entry, Helen! I had my eye on this challenge ... but sadly ... no time! You truly deserved this win! Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

What an eye catcher! Gorgeous. Please send me the instructions too...whales_1999@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I keep looking at this card and finally decided that I would like the tutorial!! It is really a neat card. Send to kenpat3@comcast.net. I`m from Lock Haven PA. Big Little town on the Susquehanna River. But, I`m a country girl!!!Smile GOD loves you Patty

janice.oleary@bakertilly.com said...

I love your card. It is beautiful.

What are the measurements of your step card? Would you please send me the PDF tutorial?

janice.oleary@bakertilly.com

Annette said...

Helen I really like your blog, I am a first time visitor and I will be back for sure. great colors and wonderful design ideas!

Please send me the tutorial.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too love your flower pot card, it's very special, I would like you to send me the tutorial, my email address is j.steward@optusnet.com.au and my name is Jenny.
Thankyou in anticipation!

Anonymous said...

I have just come along and found your blog. Your work is absolutely gorgeous. It would be hard to pick a favourite but I do like the yellow basket and of course the flowerpot. Is it to late to obtaine the tutorial for making it. My daughter has just turned 5 and wanted a card with a ladybug to match her cake. I am in the process of making her a card of flowers and a ladybug and thought that concept of yours would be perfect. My email address is nick92@activ8.net.au Many thanks and I will be keeping a closer watch on your work. Michelle

Carolyn D. said...

I, too, would love a copy of your tutorial. I've been meaning to do a flower pot card for so long now, and your approach is even more interesting with the fancy fold version. Thanks so much, Helen, for sharing this. My address is gcarolyn@shaw.ca
Carolyn

dirdh said...

Simply beautiful! I'd love to have the pdf tutorial....dirdh68@gmail.com
Thanks

Lori L. said...

I just LOVE this flowerpot card!! I would like to make this for my mother for her birthday. Thanks so much for showing us this. Could you please send me the tutorial? Thanks!!!! macysmom1@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Just this morning I found your blog. I would love to have the mini flower pot tutorial. My email address is becky.luckey@indwes.edu

Thank you so much.

Becky

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win!! There is no wonder you had won, this card is adorable, I love it!! One of the best I have seen lately. I would love to have the tutorial for this card,I cannot wait. Thanks for sharing also. cinvin2@comcast.net

Kathy's Stampin Pad said...

Awesome card, I have tried in the past to make one but failed miserably, inspires me to try again. Maybe if you emailed the tut then I would get it right :-)

kathyfrog@xtra.co.nz

Lynda said...

Darling...I would love the tutorial...you are so kind to share!

bronheslop said...

What an awesome card - I've seen these, but never made one myself. I'd love your tutorial too, please. Thank you! xoxo theheslops@slingshot.co.nz

Anonymous said...

So cute. Glad I found your blog. Would love the tutorial.
dianacmt@juno.com

Lynda said...

Sorry I thought my e-mail would appear on my earlier comment...I would LOVE your tutorial!
lynburros@aol.com

Jo chester said...

This is an amazing flower pot card! Can I please have the tute Jo@jolohrey.com.au

Thank you so much!

Helen Williams said...

Clever idea for a flower pot card.
I love it.
Could please send me the tutorial my email is craftyhelen@slingshot.co.nz

Deborah said...

I found your blog thru Paula and I will be following you from this point on. I would love to have the tutorial for this flower pot card. It is very generous for you to share it thank you.

dastelton@gmail.com

Terry Duncan said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Please email me the tutorial. My email is tduncan088@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

keeleykats said...

Beautiful card! I have been wanting to make a flower pot card. I really like that the person receiving the card can take the pot off the card. Great idea! I would love to have the pdf. Thank you! keeleykats@comcast.net

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

beautiful card...I would love to have the step by step instructions for this flower pot card and instructions for the center step card...thanks for the inspiration..

Custom Cut Designs said...

♥♥♥!

Dona said...

Your card is wonderful! You are incredibly talented and so very generous in sharing your beautiful work. Thank you!

Heike said...

I Love it, it is so cute can you chare this with me.
H.heynen@me.com
Many thanks

Heike

Barbara V said...

Love the idea of the magnet and the center step card. Thanks for offering directions!

karin said...

Adding the magnet is the finishing touch on your perfect project! I'd love to have the tutorial: wilcoxi@juno.com
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I love the flower pot and the way the brads in the center. I would like the Pdf file. My email is
lynnstamps@ec.rr.com

Thanks,

Lynn

Anonymous said...

I love the flower pot idea and would love to have the tutorial sent to: highlandsstamper@yahoo.com

Thanks, Sue

Anonymous said...

I love your flower pot cards and the cetre fold card idea. I would love and appreciate having your tutorial. Thanks in advance. Please email to: mickey_makara@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think your card is beautiful! I would love instructions too. Its very kind of you to share! gita2420@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just saw the tut on your flower pot card. I would love to have the pdf if you are still giving them away. It is a fantastic card and I just love it. Thanks. Vaudene @ vaudene115@msn.com

janine jess said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us - most generous of you! I would very much appreciate it if you could send me the pdf please - jsj_13@yahoo.com

sucor said...

I just found your wonderful blog through Jeannie. Such a lovely card and great idea of the magnet. Thanks so much for your very generous offer to share the tutorial, I would love a copy if possible.

Suzanne sucor_2@hotmail.com

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card!! I would love to have the tutorial for this! Thanks so much for sharing!! Hugs, Leanne
Tobusyscrapping@bellsouth.net