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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flowers Anyone? - Flowerpot Pocket or Slider Card


I created these two files and shared them almost a year ago on my old blog. These are my own personal files I created from scratch using the Make the Cut (MTC) software. However, the general IDEA is not mine. I have seen diferent versions of these types of cards in a variety of places before. BUT, what I had not seen was one where the card its self could actually stand up so that it could be displayed to look like what it is, a pot of flowers. So, first I created the base card and then I modified the bottom of the base so that it could be "folded" so that it would "stand" up. I like it. I hope you do too. You can use it for a variety of sentiments, Get Well, Sympathy, Happy Birthday, etc. - anything where you might want to send someone some flowers!!

Both files will fit in a 5x7 envelope if you place your flowers properly!! Use as many flowers as you want. I have 3 on one card and 4 on the other. I added dimension to the circles with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and inked the raised dots by swiping the ink pad across them gently.

You can put a piece of ribbon and a tag around your "pot" if you want, ink it, or decorate the pot its self- use your imagination.
To create the regular "flat" fowerpot card - fold the base or "pot" in the center of the pot so that it is equal on both sides. Then fold the tops down and score at 1" on each side to create the lip or the rim of the pot. You can adhere the lip or rim of the pot to the pot or not to hold it down more flat (use glue dot, double stick tape, etc).

To create the Standing Flower pot card so that the receiver can stand it up like an actual pot of flowers, create a mountain fold in the center of the base pot so that it is equal on both sides, THEN score at the 1/2 inch on EACH side of the center fold and make these scores valley folds.

PLEASE NOTE: the smaller STANDING file has had more "depth" added to the pot to allow for these extra folds to allow it to stand up. You will not get the correct dimensions if you try this with the larger file.
I hope all of this makes sense. This is one of the reasons I hadn't yet posted the file. I wanted to do detailed directions. I'm not sure these are great, but hopefully everyone will understand them!! LOL If not, leave me a note and I will try to do a better job.

I am only sharing this in the Make the Cut (.mtc) file format as that is how I created my files to begin with. The files have a couple of pages to them. One page has a variety of different "flowers" I created using basic shapes. Then I layered them to create my flowers. Since It's been a couple of weeks since I created the files, I don't recall what all is in them to tell you the truth! LOL

I have had a couple of requests from people who do not have MTC but could use the file if it was in .svg format. I'm sorry, but right now I have not created this as an .svg file. There are a variety of reasons for this. Primarily because it takes times to convert the file and test the cuts and make sure everything works like it should before sharing the file. I NEVER share a file unless I have test cut it myself to make sure that it works as it is intended. As a result, I haven't had time to convert the file to an .svg file. I may try to do that soon however so check back!

I would love to see any that you make and hear what you did with them. Thanks for stopping by.

If you have a 4shared account you can Download the Larger Flat Flowerpot Card here and/or Download the Smaller but Standing Flowerpot Card here.

If you don't have a 4shared account, I have now added these files to my Dropbox account and you can download the files from there as well.  You can Download the Larger Flat Flowerpot Card here and/or Download the Smaller but Standing Flowerpot Card here.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I would love to see what you create with either of these files!

9 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Jan 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. What a fab file, I love it. Although I do not have MTC I have posted a link to this post on my new crafty forum. I hope this is OK with you. Please see the link back http://cricutolics.forumotion.co.uk/t31-mtc-resources-and-free-file-links. I totally agree with you about time and children!

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  3. Liz, thanks for commenting. I highly suggest that you check out Make The Cut. It is an awesome program, and Andy, the developer, keeps improving. Plus, the great thing with it once you buy it all upgrades are FREE!!! Anyone interested in it can download the Trial version of it. It is the same as the full paid version - it will just cut watermarks in the objects when you go to cut using the trial version. Also, Andy has it work with several different cutters besides just the Cricut. You can use it to do "Print and Cuts", Rhinestones, lattice, and so much more with the latest version! No connection to MTC, not even an affiliate just think all die cutter machine owners need it!! LOL

    On another note, I appreciate you liking my file well enough to put a link on your forum. That's why I put them here - so others can find them and share my work for their personal use. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is such a great card idea! Thank you for sharing the MTC. I recently got it, but haven't figured it out yet.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing the files for this card. I love it!!! I think I'll be spending a bit of time on your blog after dinner to see some of your other creations!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this file!!! Love it!!

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  7. Melanie, this card is awsome. I know just the person who will receive it.
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  8. I love this card but I have scal. Do you have an svg file for this? Or is there a way for me to convert an MTC file for use with scal?

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  9. My niece loved this and wants to use it for her wedding invitation but instead of sunflowers she wants to use daiseys. i've never tried this so hopefully I can figure it out.

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