These were so much fun! I saw this cute little template on Connie's site and just had to give them a try. I thought they would be prefect for Mother's Day so I made one for my mom and my mother-in-law. My Mom loves sunflowers, so I did the sunflower one for her. These are pullout cards which means they don't open, the flower pulls out the top and reveals a spot for the greeting. They were fun to do except I learned a terrible lesson about SCAL2. Apparently, when you have started a project in SCAL, you can't just hit the save button (I did this throughout my project and it didn't work) at the top and have it continually save your changes. You have to go up to file and do a "save as" and replace to get it to save your changes. I lost the whole thing when SCAL froze after cutting just one of them and had to redo it. I was a tad grumpy, but in the end, I think they were fun and turned out nice. Now I think I'll try another one for my Grandma's. If you want the link for these files, it can be found here:
I actually welded two pots together at the bottom so that it folded from the bottom up. Then I welded the border onto the top of the flower pot piece making it one cut and then cut the brown piece seperate. So the actual flower pot itself is only 3 cuts. I added some ribbon, the flowers, and titles and voila. Done.