Cut it Up – Green for St. Patrick’s Day or Spring

CIU challenge blogI can’t wait for Spring!  I think it’s here, though, because I see some robins here and there!!  Always exciting.  Spring is my favorite season.  Everything looks so pretty, colorful flowers peek up everywhere, the air smells so nice . . .

The theme at Cut it Up Challenge Blog this time is Green – for Spring or for St. Patrick’s Day.  I am 1/4 Irish and plan on making some stuff for St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m really in the mood for spring, so that’s what I chose.  I think these flower pot cards are so cute:


P1070782webP1070783webThis cute file is from Lettering Delights’ Garden Showers svg collection,  but I’m not sure if it’s available anymore., but you could make this kind of card with any flowers-in-a-pot file.  This is what I did to make the svg into a shaped card.

I imported the svg into Silhouette Design studio and separated all the layers.  This layer became the part that pulls out with the flowers on it.  I did several things to this first layer:

sil 1I used the knife tool to cut off the flowers on the top.  That left me with only the flower pot itself.  I made an offset of the flower pot, then chose Mirror Below and nudged that second, upside down flower pot up a little and welded it to the first (see the outline on the left side of the mat below.)  Then I went back to that flower pot and, using the knife again, cut off the rim of the pot.  I used an internal offset to make a little mat for this layer (also on the left) that I could write my note on when I send the card.  I also cut out two more green flower pots to use on the front and back of my card.

silhouette matsil 2This layer also went under the knife.  I separated the flower portion from the rim, and duplicated the rim so I’d have one for the front and one for the back of my card.  I put the flower part onto the very first layer (light green) to build my bouquet on because you need those top two leaves to show.

Last, I glued the sides of the card base together and inserted the flowers.  This is the back of the card:

P1070784webI embossed the light green with the Diamond Plate Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the twine is Harvest Baker’s Twine from Close to My Heart.

Go check out the other projects made by the Cut it Up design team members, then link up your own Green St. Pat’s Day or Spring project.  Our sponsors for this challenge are As Cute as a Button ($20 Coupon Code) and Heartfelt Creations ($25 Gift Certificate.)



About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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5 Responses to Cut it Up – Green for St. Patrick’s Day or Spring

  1. junehouck says:

    What a sweet flower pot card! I think we are ready for spring too. We’ve used 13/15 snow days this winter; I don’t think we’ve ever come that close before!

  2. Super cute, Evelyn! LOVE these flower pot cards and yours turned out so fun!!! I am so ready for Spring – tired of being cold all the time 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    Mollie’s Motif

  3. Migdalia says:

    Very PRETTY! I just love the embossing folder that you used. I really need Spring to get all ready. 🙂

  4. Susie says:

    Absolutely awesome!!! The colors are bright and cheery! Super sweet!!

  5. Katie Brooks says:

    PERFECT spring card, so fun and cheery!

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