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Sunday, June 19, 2016

HA Christmas Cactus Card

Used a Hero Arts cactus stamp/die set to make this Christmas Card. Used Tim Holtz sander on the carstock before stamping or cutting. After stamping & cutting I used TH Stickles for the sparkle lights and a Wink of Stella gold pen for the gold ends on the lights (the gold does not show up much on the green cardstock). Recycled some cotton from a cotton ball for the Santa's hat. Used Martha Stewart fringe scissors to give the scrapbook paper a fringed rug look.

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
Hero Arts: stamp/die - Merry Cactus To You
ink: Versafine Onyx Black
paper:  red vellum - on bottom of card   cardstock -  green core'dinations, Kraft  
   scrapbook - holly/berries
pen: Wink of Stella gold - on ends of lights
recycle: cotton from a cotton ball for Santa's hat
Spellbinder: die - Nest - Classic Diamond, Scalloped Rectangle
Tim Holtz: cardstock - red core'dinations  stickles - Candy Cane - on the lights
tool: Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors, MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

6/24 Allsorts Wk368 How does your garden grow  3E(#1)  6/18
6/24  CHNC Christmas Ch286 Cute or Anything Christmas  UE  6/18

6/25  Dragonfly Journeys Ch62 Stuck on You  Cactus or Succulent  UE  6/19

6/2A Blog Named Hero Ch Vellum   tot5combch  5E(#56/1

This month our challenge theme is:


7/4  Christmas Sweet Stampin Ch Warm Winter Clothing   2E(#)  6/8  Warm Winter Clothing - Santa Hat


  1. How cute your cactus card is Melissa
    Dr Sonia

  2. Oh what a laugh I got from this one. I live in the desert of Arizona where cactus actually do get 'dressed up' with lights, etc. by homeowners at Christmas time! I've even seen a Santa hat on the top of one saguaro! Cute card, and I like cards that make people smile. This one is tops for that!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Warm Winter Clothing challenge! Hugs, Gail

  3. Lovely card,.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  4. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Hi Melissa! This is a super fun Christmas card and I just love the fur trim on the Santa hat. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys