Today I am sharing with you a cheerful friendship card you can make using the brand new Flowering Cactus product medley! And what is even better is that this post is part of a blog hop which theme is projects showcasing the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.
So if you like the Flowering Cactus Product Medley, make sure you hop with us so you get lots of inspirations with this medley! I know you will love to see what we have created to keep you crafting with this set of products.
If you are curious about what comes in this medley, I listed all the items that are included in the Flowering Cactus Product Medley:
- A beautiful stamp set with a coordinating die set
- Two spools of twine in two colors: Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake
- A pack of felt embellishments in two colors: Highland Heather and Calypso Coral
- Full paper pack collection that coordinates beautifully with the stamp set!
Below you can see a closer look to all these items, so you can see how cute these are, but also how well these coordinate together.
But today I wanted to share with you one easy Friendship card that you can make using this medley! so lets get started shall we!!
Friendship Card using the Flowering Cactus Product Medley
When I want to start making cards, the easiest way to start is to pick which products I want to use, that way I can focus on just a few selection, rather than everything I have on my crafting room.
I don’t know you, but being able to focus on a smaller selection of products always helps me get creative and find my mojo flow easier, than when I don’t even know what to use.
So picking a product medley is just perfect! as everything is already contained in the medley to get into crafting mode!
The Color Combination
Once I know what products I want to use, I would look into the designer series paper and select a color combo. For the card I am showing today, you can see the color combo I picked.
Based on the color combo, you can select the cardstock you want to use for your card base and other elements in the layout of your card.
Sketches & Other Details
And finally, it is time to play! For this part usually I have a layout or sketch in mind, as I find that having a sketch to follow helps me a lot in coming up with my cards. if you have never done so, try it next time!
I promise you, it will help you get your creative juices going!
Below you can see the sketch I used for this card! this sketch is kind of a new one for me and I have been enjoying it a lot!! I have been using it mainly with designer series paper, as it forces me to mix and match different patterns.. Which helps me use my paper.
You can see my previous post, where I used this same sketch for a birthday card.
A few things to mention on this card.
There is a sheet on the designer series paper that you can cut out completely with the dies.. Therefore you don’t need to do any fussy cutting!
I would recommend cutting out a full page and then use all the cut outs on your cards, as I did here on my card with the cactus I used as the focal point. That way you just play with other layouts, but the focal points are already cut out ready to be used in your cards.
I found this to be super easy when coming up with card ideas. Also it helps me visualizing if I like one better than other in the layout I am using.. so give it a try and let me know what you think..
Another thing I want to mention is that to glue the little felt flowers, you want to use the Tombow liquid glue. It worked really well and it dried really quick.
And finally, when playing with the twine for bows, I would suggest you do double bows, it looks fuller and cuter. You can see exactly how I do this on the video tutorial below!!
Want more ideas with the Flowering Cactus Product Medley?
If you love the Flowering Cactus Product Medley, then consider taking my next Retreat in a box which will take place at the end of February!!
This Retreat will be lots of fun, and it will include a $90+ goody bag, make & take and video tutorials to make FIVE Greeting Cards, TWO Fun Fold Cards, and FOUR 3D items, prizes and a virtual crafting gathering to craft together.
See the sneak peek on the picture in the left.
I am sure you will have lots of fun when you register to this retreat in a box.. Last day to register is February 19th, 2021. You can read more about this event here.
The Video Tutorial
If you want to see the step by step on how to make this card and all the items included in the Flowering Cactus Medley, make sure you watch the below video tutorial. Enjoy! 😁 Below you will find a full list of items used on this project, in case you are interested in any of them.
If you have any question, please leave a comment below. I will help you in any way I can.
The Blog Hop Line up
As mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop showcasing the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. So make sure you visit all the participating blogs to see all the beautiful projects we creating with this product.
I know you will get lots of inspiration and ideas to make using this amazing medley!
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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