Monday, March 16, 2009

Sending Flower Pocket Cards

Jen at {Brain Things....} posted on Sunday a request to her fellow blog friends to help her send well wishes to someone who is ill in the hopes of uplifting her spirits. Her name is Linda and she sounds like a fighter!

I immediately thought of Jen's flowerpot pocket card, a cut file for the Cricut that she so nicely shared just recently. My mom loved those potted plants, they cheered her up. So I am hoping that Linda is cheered up with this card.

I really am in awed of this cut file by Jen - well, I am in awe of Jen :), the mailbox that I created with her cut file is still being admired by the hubby :)... check out her blog, she just is amazing! :) ... I liked the cleverness of this cut, so I did two - perfect, because 2 pots can fit on a one 12x12 paper. The second card is a spring card I made for a special someone :)...

Here are both cards, they measure about 6 1/2'' by 5 1/2'':

Here is Linda's card with envelope, and ready to mail - but will use a separate envelope so it will make it to her in one piece!

Here is what the tag looks like that goes nicely inside the pot; I had so much fun gluing some of the leafs with regular glue dots and some of the leafs and flowers with3D glue dots so that some pop out, allowing them to hang off the top of the pot (all included in that amazing cut file!). I added a little glitter on the flowers; doesn't show very well but it goes nicely with the glitter on the DCWV pp. The metal tag says "Smile" and the inside sentiment says "see the flowers smiling" - hope it makes her smile!

Here is what the spring tag looks like, I added a little less glitter on the flowers because the intended person is not too much into glitter :). I also used my Martha butterflies punch to decorate both the pot and the tag. The metal tag says "Spring" and the inside says "Celebrate Spring".

I was not feeling too well this weekend; that darn bug going around took a bite... but I had a blast making these... if only in stages. If you are interested in sending Linda a card, please visit Jen's Sending Well Wishes post for the details - this lady's ordeal just grabbed me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Flower Pot Pocket Card - cut using Jen cut file from her blog post
{Brain Things....} : I Love Spring!
Cricut Design Studio, George Cartridge (card, flowers, tag) and Doodlecharm Cartridge (envelope)
"see the flowers smiling" - Hero Arts
Anytime Message
"Celebrate Spring" - studio G stamp
Momento Rose Bud ink
Various Colorbox Cat's Eye ink for shading the edges
Martha Stewart 3in1 butterflies punch
Martha Stewart elegant scallop edge punch (inside tag)
Martha Stewart glitter
metal tags - Making Memories w/ tag curl tool
ribbon - M's
DCWV PP Butterflies and Blossoms Stack (pot)
DCWV PP 2007 Spring Glitter Stack (scallop top of pot)
DCWV texture cardstock


Enfys said...

How pretty is this, and I love the really jazzy colours you chose, it would brighten anybody's day
Enfys xx

Jen said...

Carol, your cards turned out so cute! I love the papers and the colors. I've added a link to your post so others can see it if they follow the link from my blog.

It's beautiful and I know it will brighten Linda's day. Thank you. You're a sweetheart!

Nikki said...

These are all so pretty!! Very clever too!

~Christina~ said...

Oh I just LOVE this!

Southernbelle said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!


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