Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flowerpot Get Well

I have made this card for my Mother In Law as I really wanted to send her some flowers but I would like them to last.  A week and a bit ago MIL was rushed to hospitalat 4.30am  in a lot of pain.  Turns out she had an infected gall bladder which antibiotics eventually fixed and a week stay in hospital.  Now she is home and on a very bland fats at all until her op to remove the gall bladder in April.

I haven't made one of these cards for a long time now and had a great time putting it all together.  The pot is made from a corrugated metallic card.  I wrapped the top in the lovely satin edge cream ribbon and added a little dragonfly charm.  

The flowers I have attached to a tab that slips into the pot so you can write a message on it.  I punched out large retro flowers for a lovely pink patterned paper.  Then layered this with pink and cream paper flowers all held together with cream brads.

I made this special stand and attached it to the rear of the card so that the card can sit up on display.

I would like to enter into these challenges:


  1. lovely card Merry!
    I have been playing with a stand design too, but I have not been successful ;-( Great to see what you have come up with.

  2. I love this, so beautiful and such a great idea!!!

    So sorry to hear about your MIL, hope shes better soon!

  3. What a WONDERFUL card!! I love it!! What a great idea! Only you could come up with this one!! My hubbie is also having some gallbladder issues. Hope your MIL is feeling better.
    God Bless!! Big Hugs!!

  4. LOVE this card so sweet! and cleaver!

  5. Love it Merry! Hope your MIL is soon sorted! Gotta have a go at this my MIL would loove it (she is a keen gardener! Take CareX:)

  6. I like the card beause it is different than normal. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


  7. wow this is pretty. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  8. Really lovely and that charm is so sweet. I am sure she will appreciate them just as much as the real thing if not more.

  9. Beautiful Merry and the colours are PERFECT!!! I hope your MIL feels much better!!

  10. awwwhhhh... what a great idea.
    i love it.
    the colors are fabulous too

  11. Whata pretty card this is. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Suzi x

  12. What a terrific get well card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  13. What a wonderful idea for flowers that last! Many prayers for your MIL and I hope the surgery goes as planned.

  14. very cool creation! Love the pot full of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  15. Awesome..Love your card!
    Just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.


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