Hug Me Cactus Card – Simply Creative Fiesta Fun papers.
The new Fiesta Fun papers are very ‘on trend’ featuring great images like Cacti, Sugar Skulls, and party bunting in bright patterns. I thought it would be fun to create a 3D Cactus Plant for a ‘Hug Me’ theme. It’s easy to create a 3D focal point using First Edition dies as I have done here.
Step by Step:
Cut Cacti pattern paper approx. 13.5cm square and mat onto a slightly larger square of Dovecraft Green card and then again onto a 6x6 white card blank, using d/s tape.
Using FE Scalloped Circle dies, die cut a circle from blue & white paper and adhere to centre of card. Cut a strip of the same paper and adhere inside card to decorate.
Using the FE Pots and Vases dies, die cut 3 plant pot shapes from orange pattern paper and 6 vase shapes from Dovecraft green card. Score and fold each pot shape in half and then unfold, take the pot that will be the front and add glue to the back left hand side, attach a side of a matching die cut shape and do the same with the back right hand side. Do the same with the green vase shapes, score a line down the centre of each and use 3 shapes per cactus.
Assemble 3D pieces onto card front as follows: Turn green vases upside down and arrange with pot onto blue circle, when happy with position, add glue to back of green cactus pieces, then glue down back of plant pot. You should still be able to press down on the shapes to flatten so they will go into an envelope.
Add Simply Creative Black Foam Alphas to spell out ‘Hug Me’ and arrange around pot.
To finish, die cut 4 small flowers (Dovecraft dies) from red card and glue 1 to top of a cactus and the other 3 to lower right corner of card. Top ach flower with a Simply Creative orange gem.
Simply Creative Fiesta Fun 6x6 Papers – SCPAP010
Dovecraft A4 Brights Card Pack – DSBS139
First Edition Pots & Vases Dies – FEDIE010
First Edition Scalloped Circle Dies – FEDIE071
Simply Creative Black Foam Alphas – SCSTK015
Dovecraft Flowers & Leaves Dies
Simply Creative Adhesive Gems
Adhesives: D/S Tape, Clear Drying Glue