Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to make some Mother’s Day cards. I wanted to make something colorful and bright, so I decided to make a Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card. So, let’s jump in.

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Supplies needed to make a Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card

Let’s start by reviewing the supplies and materials we need to make this Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card:

  1. Cardstock – you can use either 8.5″ x 11″ or 12″ x 12″ cardstock. For the card itself, I used a light brown cardstock to resemble a terracotta pot, and for the flowers, I used orange and yellow.
  2. Glue – I used my faithful Bearly Art Crafting glue for this, but any glue will work.
  3. Cutting Machine – I used my Cricut Explore Air 2, but any cutting machine will work.
  4. Cutting Mats – I use these cutting mats with my Cricut.
  5. Scoring Stylus/Scoring Wheel – I use my scoring stylus with my Cricut, but if you have a Maker, you will need the scoring wheel. Or, if you have neither a scoring stylus nor a wheel, you can add the fold lines afterwards with a pointed edge.
  6. Cricut Pen – I used my Cricut pens, but you can use compatible pens if you do not have one. You can read here how to use other pens with your Cricut.
  7. 3 popsicle sticks – I used plain wooden popsicle sticks but you can use colored ones or even paint or color the sticks to look green.
  8. Ribbon – about 12″ of ribbon. I selected orange to match my flowers. You can use any color you would like.
  9. About 5 minutes for design modifications/checks and assembly.

Now that we have our supplies let’s start making this Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card!

Accessing Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card SVG File

So, we can’t make this Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card with the SVG file. So, you can get a copy of the SVG file here at my shop.

Using Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card SVG File in Cricut Design Space

Upload the Flower Pot Card to Cricut Design Space

Once you have a copy of the Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card SVG file, there are a few items we need to do with the file, to make sure there are no hiccups along the way.

  • Unzip the file –
    • Right-click on the file with your mouse and select Unzip
    • Select a location where you want the file to be saved.
    • Hit Enter and your file will be unzipped and saved.
  • Upload the file to Cricut Design Space.
    • Select the Upload Icon on the left side of your screen.
    • Select the Upload Image button.
    • Select the File from the location where the file was saved from above.
    • Select the file from your DS Recently Uploaded documents. There should be a green rectangle around it.
    • Hit the Add to Canvas button.

Modify the card dimensions

Once the Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card is in your Cricut Design Space Canvas, we need to make a few quick modifications to the file so it cuts and sc

  • Select the design and verify the dimensions.
    • Verify that the size of the card is 9.5″ in height. If it is not, then
      • Ensure that the lock proportions lock is locked.
      • Adjust only the width to 9.5″.
  • While the whole design is selected, hit the Ungroup button.

I have selected 9.5″ in height so that the card will fit easily into an 8.5″x5.5″ envelope. However, you can size the design larger or smaller if you like. But if you go much smaller, it will be difficult to assemble and add a sentiment inside the card.

Adjust the text and Score Line on the Card

The last things we need to adjust on this file are the Happy Mother’s Day text and score line.

Select the Happy Mother’s Day text. Then, in the Operations Drop-Down Menu change the operation from Basic Cut to Pen.

Then, select the line in the middle of the card. In the Operations Drop-Down Menu change the operation from Basic Cut to Score.

Finally, select the Happy Mother’s Day Text, the score line and the card itself, and press the Attach button to attach all the pieces together. Make sure you are not selecting any of the flowers when doing this.

Cut out the Card

Now that you have made all the modifications required to the file, you can hit Make and cut the card pieces out.

Assembling your Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card

Once you have completed all the modifications above, you should have the following items:

  • 1 card with a score line,  Happy Mother’s Day written on it, all in the shape of a pot.
  • 6 flower petal sections
  • 3 flower centers
  • 3 popsicle sticks
  • 1 matching ribbon about 12″ long
Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card pieces

Assemble The Flowers

I made a few of these cards and found that assembling the flowers first helped with the final card assembly, so I recommend we start here.

Each flower has 2 petal sections, 1 popsicle stick and one flower center. Glue the 2 petal sections together. You can either have them right on top of each other or offset to have more petals. Then, glue the flower center on.

Finally, glue the flower onto the top of the popsicle stick.

Once the flowers are dry, curl up the petals to give the flowers more dimensions.

flower assembly

Attach the Flowers to Pot

Now that the flowers are ready, let’s assemble the card. First, fold the card in half. Place the card to have the Happy Mother’s Day phrase facing up.

We are going to glue the flower inside the pot. You have a choice of gluing the flower to the front or the back panel of the card. I opted to glue them to the back panel so that when I open the card the flowers stay put.

Using some glue, glue the popsicle stick onto the card. Try to arrange the flowers so they each have some space.

Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card flower installation

Add a Sentiment Inside the Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card

Now it is time to add a sentiment to the Mother’s Day card. Depending on where you glued your flowers will depend on where you can place your sentiment.

Insert the Ribbon onto the Card

Finally, close the card, run the ribbon through the card holes and tie it in a nice bow at the front. And now your Flower Pot Mother’s Day Card is ready to be delivered to your mother.

Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card - ribbon assembly

And that’s it! Your Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card is Complete!

Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card

Things I Learned Along the way

So, let’s talk about how this project went. There were a few things I learned while making this card, so let’s jump in!

  1. When I initially made this card, I glued the popsicle sticks into the card and then placed the flowers on top. This was a mistake. It made it hard to get all 3 flower heads onto the popsicle sticks and fit nicely together. So I don’t recommend doing it that way. That’s why the flowers in the picture above are different colors. I didn’t want to steer you the wrong way.
  2. I glued the popsicle sticks inside the card.  Now, looking back at it, I could have glued them to the back side of the card, leaving the whole inside of the card available for writing a sentiment. Oh well. Next time I will try that.
  3. When designing this card, I wanted the card to fit into an 8.5″ x 5.5″ envelop as that is the standard size I use and have. But once the cards were assembled, I noticed that I could have made the card bigger and it still would have fit inside the envelope.

Would I make this card again? YES! Absolutely!

Did you enjoy this craft?

Did you enjoy this craft? Let me know in the comments below! Did you make this Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card? Let me know how it turned out!

If you enjoyed this craft, be sure to check out my other paper crafts here.

If you are looking for other Mother’s Day crafts check out this matching card here.

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