How to Make a G45 Time to Flourish Mosaic Flowerpot Card

by Lavi Roma

Learn how to create a Mosaic Flowerpot card with a surprising pull-out tab.

Supplies

  • 1 Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper collection
  • 1 Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper collection
  • 1 Large G45 Tag -Cream color
  • Ribbon
  • Prima and Petaloo flowers
  • Pop-up glue dots
  • Distress ink
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I'm using a large G45 tag, which measures approx. 8 5/8" by 3 7/8". You can also use a rectangle with these measurements.

    Step 2

    Score at the 3 3/4" and at 7 1/2".

    Step 3

    Valley fold at the 3 3/4" mark. Mountain fold at the 7 1/2" mark - as shown. Burnish well.

    Step 4

    With card folded, measure 1/2" in from each end and make a small mark.

    Step 5

    Trace a diagonal line from the 1/2" mark to the end side of the score line. Do the same to the opposite side of card.

    Step 6

    Cut along traced lines (discard cut-outs). Now you have a flowerpot shape card.

    Step 7

    Trace the shape of the card onto your favorite paper. Trace a second onto a coordinating paper (for the back of the card). Cut out 1/4" smaller than the original card.

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Start gluing piece by piece on the front side of card. This part can be a little tricky so make adjustments as needed. You may have to cut smaller pieces at the end to fill in the gaps.

    Step 10

    Glue the coordinating paper cutout to the back side of the card. Here I have inked the edges.

    Step 11

    Using the same coordinating paper that I glued on the back, I have traced the top part of the card, cut it a bit smaller and then adhered it on top.

    Step 12

    Add a couple of glue dots to the outer top corners of the card (the part that will be the inside of the card).

    Step 13

    Bring front and back together.

    Step 14

    For the pull out tab- cut out a 2 3/4" by 6" piece of contrasting colored paper (green). I have another piece here to decorate this pull out tab.

    Step 15

    Here I have started to embellish the tab with some fussy cutting pieces. You can give it a little bit of dimension, but not too much.

    Step 16

    Before adding the flowers or any other bulkier embellishments place the tab inside the card. Adhere flowers to the top part of the tab.

    Step 17

    This is how the tab looks when pulled out completely.

    Step 18

    Here they are side by side. You can also add flowers to the pot.

    Step 19

    Wrap some ribbon behind and around the pot.

    Step 20

    Pull the ribbon out from behind the eyelet to tie into a bow.

    Step 21

    Glue the tab and the bow down to stay in place.

    Step 22

    And here you have it. Your very own Mosaic Flowerpot Card.