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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Flower Pot Pocket Card

I may be a victim of wishful thinking, but I could sure use a little spring right now. March has been miserably cold, and I am so sick of snow...

Thankfully, the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week is APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERSWe are to focus on rain and/or flowers

Even though I could not seem to find any stamps with rain or showers in my stash (note to self: buy more stamps), I was happy to make this card, it really makes me think of spring:



But wait...the spring part is in the inside!

I attached a package of flower seeds to the pull out part :) 
Nothing makes me wish for spring more than a pack of flower seeds...


Here are some close-ups:



**Tutorial for this adorable Flower Pot Pocket Card is HERE

The paper marigolds were made by layering about 8 scalloped circles in graduated sizes from 1" to 3" (smallest on top), centering them with a brad punched through, then just scrunching them up, super easy! I cut the scalloped circles in various sizes using my Cricut. There are several cartridges with a scallop circle on them, I used one of the flower shapes from Forever Young because it was already in my machine. It's getting scrunched up anyway, so no need to be picky :)  To be honest, I made the flowers first, then found a pack of marigold seeds in the garden shed (behind a 3 foot snowdrift), and thought they looked like the flowers I just made. Eureka! Don't you just love it when things come together this easy.  It was meant to be.  To finish it off I made a triangle stand for the back so it will stand up too.
Now to wait for all the snow to melt so someone can plant these suckers, not sure yet who the recipient of this card will be...I think it would be a nice teacher gift, or maybe Mother's Day.

Want some more springy inspiration? Check out what the fabulous  H2H DT has got for you this week, APRIL FLOWERS BRING MAY SHOWERS ...I'm sure you'll be inspired to play along!  Remember you should use mainly CTMH products, and please give us a list of the items you used.  Link up your creation to Heart 2 Heart for a chance at some prizes and maybe get a spot as Guest Designer for an upcoming month!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Lorrinda


Recipe:
All product CTMH unless noted.
Paper: X7136B Mayberry Level 2 paper pack
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
Stamps: W330 Beautiful Day (sentiment), B1380 Mayberry (leaves)
Inks: Desert Sand, Garden Green
Sorbet ribbon
Garden green brads (can't see them, in the center of the flowers)
Sorbet brad on the butterfly
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Provocraft Cricut and Forever Young Cartridge

13 comments:

  1. Hi Lorrinda

    What a fabulous burst of spring you have created.
    Just love those flowers.
    I hope spring comes early for you.

    Michelle :-)

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  2. Beautiful card - the seeds are a lovely touch.

    Toni :o)

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  3. Hi Lorrinda,
    Great idea to add the seeds. You know that I love this card.
    Corina :)

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  4. Wowza Lorrinda! Your card is fantastic! I have made a few the flower pot cards in the past but none of mine ever came out so darn cute! Your flowers are so fluffy and fun! *Ü*

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  5. GORGEOUS Lorrinda and ingenious with the seeds. I'm going to send some Spring weather your way with my HAS card. I'm also going to use my Forever Young cartridge to cut some flowers, too.

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  6. Weee doggies - that is a bunch of pretty flowers with seeds for more. A perfect blend of past (your efforts), present (enjoying the card), and future (the hope of pretty flowers in the garden).

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  7. I absolutely love this!! Your flowers look amazing :)

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  8. This is the cutest and most textured and 3 D flower pot card I have ever seen. Extremely pretty card!

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  9. Hello!

    I love your creations and have an award for you on my blog.

    Wishing you a great day!

    Barbara Diane
    http://whimcees.blogspot.com

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  10. What a sweet card! I love how you did the flowers.
    Ter ;)

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  11. I love the flowers on this card and the package of seeds is a great addition. You always have a creative project for the Heart-2-Heart challenges!

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