Good Morning! I pulled out the sweet Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties bundle this weekend and had so much fun playing with this wonderful bundle! I made two different sample cards using the same sketch as the card I made for my Facetime Live yesterday afternoon, but used different color palettes and cactus designs. This is such a versatile set!! You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I adhered a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat and adhered it to the front of a Mint Macaron card base. I cut a Basic White panel with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink. I adhered it to a Soft Suede mat and began building my cactus panel.
I stamped the cactus pot from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties photopolymer stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Basic White and cut it out with the Cactus Builder Punch. I stamped the spiky cactus in Mint Macaron twice on Basic White and fussy cut the leaves. I used the pansy bud stem die from the Pansy Dies to cut two stems from Mint Macaron and trimmed off the buds with my paper snips. I stamped two flowers in Polished Pink and punched them out with the Cactus Builder punch. I adhered the pot to the bottom of the die cut panel with dimensionals and tucked in two of the leaves adhered with liquid glue. I adhered the die cut stems with the Fine-Tipped glue (as usual I forgot to apply my adhesive strip before die cutting – this would have been a perfect time to use them) and adhered the rest of the leaves on top. I adhered the flowers to the stem tips with liquid glue and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I finished this card with a gold bumblebee and linen thread bow.
This was my Bumblebee sample card where my DSP strip is from the Sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon pack. The cactus from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties is stamped in Old Olive and the flowers in Bumblebee. The pieces are all punched except for the middle ear, which is fussy cut. The pot is Cinnamon Cider and the piece is finished with a knotted length of Linen Thread. The mats are done in Old Olive along with the sentiment.
My Pool Party sample uses the In The Wild DSP and the cactus is stamped in Evening Evergreen and fussy cut. The pot is also fussy cut and stamped in Sahara Sand, but the flowers are stamped in Cajun Craze and punched. Since the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties is a little longer, I stamped it in Cajun Craze on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the Tasteful Textile die. The art panel is die cut from Pool Party and the mats are Soft Suede.
For the inside of the card, I stamped a little vignette in the corner of a Basic White panel that used the same Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties stamps and colors as the card front. I trimmed the bottom of the panel in the same DSP as the front and adhered the panels to the inside of the cards with Stampin’ Seal.
The Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties bundle is a wonderful little set and would be perfect for cactus themed note cards or tags as well as cards. I love how versatile the designs are and I love the way the Cactus Builder punch coordinates with the stamps to punch without the white outline! Have fun with this set!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 3″ (flower stems)
- Soft Suede – 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut mat)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle die cut), various scraps for cactus parts and flowers
- Artfully Composed DSP – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)