Friday, May 14, 2010

VC Rocks First Annual Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin Fun With Kim! You probably arrived here from Stamp With Jane but if not, you can start at the very beginning by going here - VC Rocks Blog.

For this first blog hop, I decided to share with you all the flower pot pocket card. These have been pretty popular so this isn't probably the first one you have seen. When I first saw this, I knew that I had to make one. I did this with my techniques group and the ladies loved it. They are pretty easy to make. Some are a little bigger but this size is made to mail.

Stamp Sets: Curvy Verses, Weathered Background Stamp
Cardstock: Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Really Rust
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB), Dimensionals

1. Score 9” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock in landscape position at 2” and 5 ½”.

2. Fold the 2” score line in a mountain fold and the 5 ½” score line in a valley fold.

3. Punch the edge of the 2” front flap with the Scallop Edge Punch.

4. To create the flower pot shape, place the cardstock in the paper trimmer with the top 2” flap flipped up and the bottom flap folded behind. Line up the 2” score line with the cutting track and the 5 ½” fold line with the ½” mark on the trimmer. Place the cutting guide over the card and cut. Turn cardstock and repeat.

5. Ink up the Weathered background stamp with Really Rust and stamp the front.

6. Tie ribbon around the top part of the flower pot to hold the pot together, no adhesive needed.

7. Adhere the 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of cardstock to the 2 ½” x 4 ½” piece of cardstock. This will be the insert piece with the flowers attached at the top. Stamp your sentiment on the lower portion with Really Rust.

8. For the flowers, I punched out with the 5-Petal Flower punch in Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, So Saffron, and Rose Red. I then punched the center with 1/2" Circle Punch in Chocolate Chip.

9. For the leaves, I used the same punch and punched Mellow Moss. I placed a flower over the leaves and rotated it to make the mellow moss look like leaves.

10. Now attach your flowers. To help with alignment, place insert piece inside of flower pot before attaching flowers. I placed the bottom center first and then the outside flowers. I then added one to the pot itself.

This is my first Blog Hop, and it is the first Annual Blog Hop for VC Rocks! VC is a super-fun group of stampers and SU! addicts. There is so much to do all summer - virtual hotel, doing swaps, taking classes online, and so much more! If you want to join the group, go to our blog and check it out. Deadline for new members is May 30.

I do hope you enjoyed the project. Thanks for stopping by and now onward to the next stop on our hop, Lisa's Crafty Place.

Happy Stamping!!!


Carolyn Sharkas said...

Kim, another awesome project on this blog hop. Thanks so much for joining and sharing it.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Great job on your first blog hop! Love those flowers and those colors. I am going to miss some of the retiring colors.

Alexandria said...

Very cute!

Loni said...

Love it Kim.. happy and cheery.. Thanks for participating in our first ever VC Rocks BlogHop!

Brenda Hugar said...


Love this card and your directions. Will have to include this in a swap somewhere in the future.

Veronica said...

So cute! I love those flower pot cards! TFS

Tea said...

Great flowerpot card! And what a nice job on the instructions - lots of work involved there
Marti Crapo

Shirley said...

Kim, I love these flower pot cards - fun to make and such fun to get! You did a great job on yours!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

This is so sweet! TFS!

Dee in N.H. said...

Very cute! TFS!

Carey said...

Oh this is so cute. Am I the first one to comment or are they all waiting for you to post them? This is great work and I have to make some of these. Thanks for sharing.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Mary said...

This is the 2nd flower pot card I've seen this weekend and I'm becoming more determined to try and make one. Great instructions and love the colors.

Patrice said...

I love this little flower pot card. Great Job!!

jackielwatson said...

I am first, love your flower pots and what a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

This is such a cute idea. I'm going to have to try it!

Anonymous said...

this is cute, might have to try one

Kimber said...

Adorable - love that you joined our first blog hop!!!

Beantown Grasshopper said...

Your directions for this project are great. I may have to give this one a go. The flower pot is such a fun idea.