Last weekend, I needed to make a couple of Mother's Day cards for Mom and my MIL. I have seen flower pot cards on different blogs, but never saved a link. I went to Pinterest to see if I could find one with instructions. *Here's a little background on me... I'm not sure why, but I tend to make most of my cards the standard size. I've done a some square cards and even a few shaped cards, but I always end up going back to good ol' 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". And my cards ALWAYS fit in the envelope (stop laughing, Lisa M, don't you judge me!!). So I was trying to stay away from any designs that would be too big. I found the perfect one here and Brenda's step by step instructions were fabulous! Even better, it would fit a standard card envelope!
So I got busy cutting and scoring the pot, making the insert and then the fun part-the flowers!! I wasn't sure how many I would need and didn't want to stop to make more after I started assembling so I made a nice variety to choose from. Then something incredible happened, well at least for me... I went crazy! I kept adding more leaves and flowers and absolutely loved how it was turning out. I finally hit a point where I looked at it and thought 'OK, I'm finished.' Then it hit me... There was NO WAY this was going to fit in a standard envelope!!! I had completely stepped out of my comfort zone, had a wonderful time, made a card both Moms would love, and I had no idea how I was going to present it to them! Luckily after a little digging, I found some larger envelopes, left over from who knows what, and there was enough room to slip the cards in without squishing them. Problem solved! I'm just glad I didn't have to mail these!