Jan 19 2013

Day 7 – Secret Garden Flower Pot set of cards

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So…what did I do?  I wanted to use the Pop n' Cut Dress Form and Card Base in a little different way, so I made a wrought iron stand to hold my pot of Secret Garden posies!!!  Didn't it turn out cute?  Here are two of them.  You can see the other two in my tutorial over on Create with Connie and Mary!



And, I wanted to wrap up the set of 4 cards in a pretty package to give as a gift.  So, I wrapped the set with the wonderful Two Tone Ribbon and tied on a matching flower pot tag!  Isn't this a sweet little gift to give someone?  Check out the FREE TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary today!



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62 People have left comments on this post

Jan 19, 2013 - 06:01:25
Kaylene Murray said:

Cute idea! 

Jan 19, 2013 - 07:01:49
Tracey Clay said:

I love it when you can "recycle or reuse" things in different ways.  I believe it makes it a better purchase in the long run.  Beautiful flower arrangement too, I like the variety of blooms that come with this one stamp set and matching framelits!!  Thanks for sharing!!

Jan 19, 2013 - 07:01:29
Sheri K said:

What a great idea!  Something different to try.  Thanks for the idea and a chance to win.

Jan 19, 2013 - 07:01:44
Libby S said:

What  a creative idea.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:54
Seletta H said:

So fun, thanks for sharing the idea for the die, always like to find different ways to use them. This will be a great Spring project.

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:47

I just love that you gave us different ideas than what the die was originally intended for.  I am reconsidering buying it now.
Thanks for the great idea!

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:03
Elisha said:

This is so cute!  I love the wrought iron plant stand – how clever you are!  I'll have to give this a second look.  Thanks for the chance to win!

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:46
Joan said:

really cute way to use the dress form set.  I love the secret garden!

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:08
joyce pacer said:

Thanks so much for showing us another way to use this.  I like the flower pot better than the dress.  LOL
Joyce Pacer

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:26
Anita Wiley said:

Wow what a great "Out of the Box"  idea.  I wasn't sure if I really wanted to get the form and base die but it is on my next order for sure.  Thank you for share your idea and helping me to see it in a whole different view!

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:40
Nancy said:

I love finding out how other Demos use products in a new and ingenious way!  This is so super cute!

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:58
Beverly Kissler said:

Like some of the others I love your version. I was not going to buy thar die but you made me change my mind!!!

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:16

I love it when creative minds turn a die into other uses…such a wonderful idea.  Thanks for the daily inspiration you provide.

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:02
Lynn G. said:

OMG…I love the flowers and the dress base as a flower pot.  You just WOW me with every new creation.  Thank you for sharing.

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:59
Gale Smith said:

I too like the flower pot better than the dress. Your directions are very clear and consise. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:01:24
Deanie Motes said:

Love-Love this cute project–one of the items I am gonna make soon as I get my stamping area put together!!

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:44
Bev Farmer said:

I love this – and plan to case it for my April class.  Thanks for sharing the details.

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01:09
Linda Pugh said:

Beautiful!! Guess I'll be adding this bundle to my next order. Thanks for sharing!!

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01:00
theresa said:

What a creative idea! Love it! I have sooo many flower stamps already…and now this idea makes me think I need yet another set!!  Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win a subscription!

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01:22
Shelley Lanthier said:

Are you kidding me?!  How stinkin' cute is thaaaat?!  OMGawd, Connie, you're phenomenally creative!  Thank you so very much for not only sharing your creativity BUT offering a free tutorial.  You're the best.

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01:55
Doris said:

What a wonderful way to make the pop-up die even more versatile.  You're such a wonderfully creative crafter.  It's such a pleasure to visit your site! Thanks for the chance to enter the draw for the free subscription.  Fingers are crossed!  

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01:46
Terry said:

Lovely cards!  I am going to have to try these!  thanks for sharing

Jan 19, 2013 - 01:01:58

What a clever idea!  I love to show other ways to use our products – great for upselling!

Jan 19, 2013 - 02:01:51

what a cute idea!  thank you for everything you create

Jan 19, 2013 - 02:01:34
Chris Piotrowski said:

 I love the flower pots. Will have to try this.
Thanks for sharing.

Jan 19, 2013 - 03:01:31

What a terrific idea.  This die was not on my "must have" list but I may be rethinking that.  Thanks for sharing this idea.

Jan 19, 2013 - 03:01:45
Lisa Swantek said:

This is such a cool idea! Very Spring!! Thanks for showing us another use for the pop cuts.

Jan 19, 2013 - 03:01:58
Heidi Michel said:

What a great way to use this set other than just the regular way. Thanks so much for sharing this. I think I might try this for another use for the set. Thank you again!!

Jan 19, 2013 - 05:01:08
Sue Root said:

Great card!  Very creative way to use the pop-up base in a new way.

Jan 19, 2013 - 05:01:29
Dawn Walker-Randall said:

Love the way you used the pop-up die!  You sure have a way of thinking outside the box.

Jan 19, 2013 - 05:01:20

All I can say is…WOW!!! They are Awesome! Am definitely going to have to case these! Thank you!

Jan 19, 2013 - 05:01:12
Donna O. said:

An absolutely wonderful idea and repurpose.  I think I'll borrow my upline's dies and work this up for a Coffee & Cards class.

Jan 19, 2013 - 06:01:08
Faye Jones said:

Connie, your creativity is amazing.  And the flower card is no exception.  It provides inspiration for all of us.  TFS

Jan 19, 2013 - 08:01:14
Linda H said:

Wow, what a great way to use the new Sizzix Die!  Love it when people think outside the box.  I will definately be CASing this for Mothers day and birthdays.

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:56
Martha Ludeking said:

I knew someone would find another use for the dress die-it doesn't surprise me that it's you!  Great idea!  Lovely project.  Thanks for all you do to make stamping so fun.

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:57
Terry I. said:

I love how you always do something great "outside the box" What a great idea. Thank you again for always sharing your GREAT projects with all of us :)

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:39
Judi Sparks said:

Bummer, I don't have that die yet!

Jan 19, 2013 - 09:01:11
Carolee said:

What a wonderful idea. Another use for a product is always a good thing. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. 

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:01:50
Alicia said:

What a great idea for this die! One more reason to need to purchase this! :-)

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:01:43
Sue Erickson said:

I love these flower pot cards, Connie! I just ordered the whole shebang of this die and the dresses figuring I could come up with other pop-up cards with the die. Actually, I had visited Karen Burnistin's blog where she shows some options. I hope my name is chosen!
Sue Erickson

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:01:15
Brenna said:

That is soo cute, I love how you used the dress form framelits!!  Very creative!

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:17
lisa808 said:

Cute, creative, and fabulous!

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:55
Nancy said:

Always love the creative ideas you have!

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:23
DeboraLynn said:

Love your posts. Thanks for sharing:)

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:53
Mary Hall said:

It is great to see a new way to use this pop up die.

Jan 19, 2013 - 11:01:11
Heather Arsenault said:

Very clever & cute! Love it! Can't wait for CCM to begin.

Jan 20, 2013 - 01:01:24
Karen said:

I love what you did with the pop up card!  So creative and inspiring!

Jan 20, 2013 - 02:01:24
Debbie Flattum said:

I love the way you used this die. I have been resisting it, but you are making it really hard!! Thanks for sharing your creations. I enjoy your blog.

Jan 20, 2013 - 05:01:10
Peg Coombes said:

Fantastic! I love it when something makes more than expected! The colours are so bright and cheerie too, tfs and thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win. :)

Jan 20, 2013 - 05:01:49
Edie said:

What a clever idea. I love your card.

Jan 20, 2013 - 06:01:44
patty said:

i enjoy looking at your creations….it sparks my mind to look at things differently as well….so thank you for your inspirations!!

Jan 20, 2013 - 07:01:10
Chantal said:

ANOTHER great project of yours!. It's awesome. It's great to be able to use a die for stg totally different thatn waht it was originally designed for. I was wondering if I should get it or not … now I know that I must get it!!
Thanks for sharing your great ideas and for the chance to win.

Jan 20, 2013 - 09:01:14
mary lou said:

i will definitely be "borrowing" this idea!  love it!
thank you for your great blog…your ideas are very inspirational..
thank you for the opportunity to win!

Jan 20, 2013 - 09:01:43
Marilyn Brown said:

I wasn't sure I would use this dress set, but you give it a whole new meaning.  Now, I'll probably have to purchase it.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 20, 2013 - 09:01:55
Linda said:

GREAT IDEA…I have been on the fence about whether to order this product, but you have sold me now.  Thanks for the creative push.  Love your ideas.

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:01:15
Regina Van Lieu said:

Wow, what an awesome idea and you are giving a free tutorial as well. I visit your blog daily and want to thank you for sharing your creativity. Now I have to add all the supplies for this to my wishlist.

Jan 20, 2013 - 02:01:17

I might have to buy this die after all!  Didn't think I would have any use for it, but maybe I need to think again.  Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jan 20, 2013 - 02:01:59
Rene Stansell said:

love your card idea, very pretty.  Rene  xx

Jan 20, 2013 - 08:01:22
Nancy Handley said:

Awesome way to repurpose a die – great job! Love the card and thanks for the tutorial! 

Jan 20, 2013 - 08:01:24
Jonia Smith said:

Wow this is beautiful. I also may have to break down and get this die!

Jan 21, 2013 - 02:01:16
Andrea said:

please count me in!  just found your blog via Dawn O
thanks for the inspiration!

Jan 22, 2013 - 01:01:34

Thanks Connie! So happy to see the versatility of this die! I just bought the Stamp Bundle, will save up for the die. Thanks again :)