Hug Me Cactus Card – Simply Creative Fiesta Fun papers.

pollypurplehorse 5 Jul 2017 15 Comments
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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.

Products Used:

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

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Great fun card, like the bold patterned papers.


Thank you :) These papers are really great, bright colours and fun designs :)


Nice card Angela great idea with the diecuts makeing it pop out.


Thank you, I once made a 3D plant pot card before, think it was with Bright Spark papers but it was just the pot and I popped paper flowers in the top :)


Great card - I love the pop-up cactus!


Thank you! I was planning on the 3D plant pot but when I looked at the die set in more detail, i realised the vase shape could work as a cactus too :)


Fantastic card, love the teeny flower on the cactus x


aw thank you :) the flower is from the little Dovecraft flowers & leaves set, it is such an invaluable set and gets a lot of use :)


Great fun card - I love cacti I've been knitting loads


Thank you! Love the knitted cacti!! :) x


What a great idea. Thankyou for the very clear instructions (people like me, newbies, need information & instructions like this so thankyou again. Has given me some great ideas for Christmas Babauls. X.


Thank you so much :) I try and add as much info as I can to my project uploads, but if you ever have any questions, just ask and I will do my best to help :) x


Oh and forgot to say that i have used some bauble dies to create lanterns for the next project I will be uploading later :)


Great card! such fun papers!


Thank you! there are really great papers, i love them! :)

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