Cactus Cards

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Cactus Mothers Day

I have a standing order for cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card for one of the guys at work. So I bought some cactus dies and this is what I came up with. Used the same sketch I did for the rose card but did it a little different. That’s what I love about sketches….can make so many different types of cards from one sketch. I used an embossing folder to make the background which was the technique category of the May Card Challenge.

I used this sketch as my inspiration.

I used this color combo as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES: 
Metal Die: Spellbinders (Potted Cacti S3-329)
Cardstock: Bazzill (mysterious teal, bahama, sunbeam, velvet)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George cricut cartridge, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile set embossing folders

Cactus - Becca

Cactus - Koree

Cactus - Laura

These were last years Mother’s Day cards with a cactus. The guy at work got one for his mom, which is a standing order to have a cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card. And then another lady wanted a cactus card for her daughter and daughter-in-laws.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Watercolor Cactus @ Terevela Design

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: twine, edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots,

Cactus

Here is another cactus card I made in 2018 for a birthday order I had.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image:  Watercolor Cactus Border @ Passion PNG Creation

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: dot embossing folder, white brads

 

 

Warm Weather Christmas!

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One of the guys at work has a grandma that loves flamingo’s and a mom that lives in Texas and likes southwest themes so these two images from Doodle Pantry were perfect for their Christmas Cards. He pretty much has a standing order for Christmas, Birthdays and Mother’s Days.

For the Flamingo card I used Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories. I got the ideal from Pat Dadisman’s card under the samples of Fancy Flamingo. I used Sketch n Scrap #16 for my inspiration. My husband added the hat to the flamingo in photoshop for me!

Christmas Flamingo

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafty hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #156 – Last minute cards. Well I made them on Monday so I would say last minute!

2) Merry Monday Challenge ##88 – use an animal on your Christmas Card

3) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #197 – non-traditional Christmas colors

Christmas Cactus

I used the Holiday Cactus image from Doodle Pantry and an old Stella Says Sketch #135 for inspiration. Not sure if you can see it well in the photo but I used glossy accents on the Christmas lights. I like how it turned out in real life.

CHALLENGE:
1) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – This little light of mine. I used Christmas lights!

SUPPLIES:

Flamingo Christmas

Digital Image: Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas pad)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads

Cactus Christmas

Digital Image: Holiday Cactus @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: Digital paper that comes with the stamp

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: brads, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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