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Smile…cactus style

Hi guys, Cheryl here with another DT project for KatScrappiness. I first struggled with this stamp set, as I generally don’t do cards like that, lol. But, that cactus is so darn cute, I was determined to make a cute card. So, that’s what I did!

I used a Gina Marie Designs die for the main card front. I love how you can have all these circles cut out and make a super cute collage type card. I had more fun stamping these out, and coloring with my Distress markers. I have been neglecting them and forgot how I was able to get a nice look with little effort. And the Ranger watercolor paper is amazing with them!

I cut several of the circle frame die and glued them all together. Probably 5-6 of them. Depends how deep you want your shaker well. I then added a piece of acetate to the back side with very sticky tape.

On all the little circles, I stamped the adorable cactus in different positions. Then I colored them with Distress makers and did a light sky as well. I could then pop them into the circles positioned as I wanted them.

I die cut a sentiment from my stash and used strong liquid adhesive and glued it to the acetate window. I turned the front panel over and filled the well with micro beads in a bright orange. I then attached a designer paper onto the back, encasing the beads. Popped it onto an A2 card base using foam tape.

I grabbed my glitter brush and brushed it over the cacti for some super fun sparkle. This card was so fun and I loved it as it is and felt it needed no other bling. To me it would be distracting.

So, there you have it. Super fun, super cute! Check your stash and see what little images you may have that would work for this.

Happy Crafting!






Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:


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