Friday, May 4, 2012

Flower Pot Gift Idea {Tutorial}

For stamp club this month we created this cute little gift!.. This little flower pot holds a flower bulb in it so whomever receives this special gift will be able to plant it and watch it grow.. : )

This would be a great gift idea for Mother's day or for a year end teacher's gift.--I'm sure anyone who loves to garden would adore this gift idea as well!!  This project uses very minimal supplies which makes it very simple and of course fun to create.

Supplies needed to create project:

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets (W123025,C123027), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Card Stock:  Naturals Ivory (101849)- 3-1/2" x 11, scored at 5-1/2", Scraps for Flowers

Ink: Early Espresso (119670),  Daffodil Delight (119667), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Old Olive (102277)

Accessories and More:  Big Shot (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (125595), Word Window Punch (119857), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Crop-a-dile (108362), Basic Pearls (119247), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Raffia and Minin Flower Pot.

Instruction on how to create the flower pot gift holder:

Step one:  Fold your 3-1/2" x 11" Natural Ivory card stock in half.  Place the Adorning Accents die at the top of the open end of the card stock and run through the Big Shot.

 Your card stock will now have a nice rounded edge.

2.  Centering the 1-3/8" punch at the bottom of the folded end of the Naturals Ivory card stock, punch out a half circle. (if you have a old style black punch line up your card stock to the black line, this is half way)

 3.  Center the Word Window punch at the bottom of the folded end, over top of the punched out half circle.  Punch out the word window shape. (if you have an older style black punch, go in as far as the punch will go)

If you have a newer style Word Window punch the distance from the bottom to the punched out word window shape is approximately 1-5/16" as shown here. 

4.  Place a Sticky note just below the punched out word window shape.  Ink up the Stem/leaves stamp in Old Olive and stamp on the Natural Ivory card stock. (the sticky note will block the bottom bit of the stem).  Repeat this step so you have 2 flower stems. --Flip your card stock over and repeat the above steps so you have the stem/leaves on the back of your project as well.

5.  With the 3/16" setting on the Crop-a-dile punch a hole approximately 1/2" in from each side (aprx. 1-3/4" up from the bottom)

 6. Ink your solid flower stamp in Pumpkin Pie and stamp onto a scrap piece of Natural Ivory card stock.  With Paper snips cut out flower. Repeat this step to create 2 pumpkin pie flowers.  Now repeat this step with Daffodil ink to create 2 more flowers for a total of 4.

 7. Ink up your greeting in Early Espresso ink and stamp greeting above the stems.  Add Pearls to your flowers if desired.  With Stampin Dimensionals attach 2 of the flowers to the stems on the front of the project. 

8. Using Raffia (or ribbon of your choice) loosely thread a few strains through one of the front holes making your way around the back of your project and ending back at the front. (where you will end up tying your bow)  Note: It's easier to thread the Raffia through the holes before placing the flower pot between the card stock.  Once the Raffia is threaded through the back just pull a bit of extra so you'll have room to open the card stock and place the flower pot at the bottom. 

 9.  Gently place the mini flower pot in the circle at the bottom of the card stock.  Add a flower bulb of your choice and then pull the strains of Raffia to close the card stock.  Make sure the top edges of the flower pot rest nicely in the word window slots.  Once the flower pot is nice and snug pull the raffia a bit tighter and tie a pretty bow.  Lastly attach the last 2 flowers to the back of the project with Stampin Dimensionals.

10.  Voila... you have a nice gift for someone special.  : )

Hope you like.. : )

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Wow does that ever look fantastic! Great idea :-)


C'est une super bonne idée!!!
Je crois que je ne vais pas tardé a faire un projet identique, si tu le permets.
Merci pour le partage et le tutoriel.



That is just adorable! I may have to give that a try!! How cute!

Thank you for sharing with us!



Great idea and so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.


That is just adorable! I may have to give that a try!! How cute!

Thank you for sharing with us!



Very creative! I would love to share this with my stampers if you don't mind. I'm sure they will all be checking out your blog over the next several weeks :)

Becky Green

WOOOOOOW! You are SOOO CREATIVE!!!!!!! SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!!! :) (Found you through Paper Punch Addiction)

Deb B (Debadoo)

That is so stinkin adorable!! What a great little gift for a gardener or gardener wanna be.

Muhammad Atif

This little flower pot holds a flower bulb in it so whomever receives this special gift will Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.