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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Patriotic Saguaro Cactus

Used a Cricut cartridge, Cactus Love, allowed with subscription. I like the way the cuts on the pieces look like prickly parts of a cactus.

Inked the edges, Assembled the pieces. Added red/white/blue star buttons. Prepared the planter with rocks. Stamped sentiment. Added sentiment tag & twine.

Supplies List 

adhesive: glue dots, Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen 
buttons: mini red/white/blue stars
Cricut cartridge: Cactus Love  3" Saguaro
Die-Namics: die - Tag Stax
ink:  Delicata Golden Glittz
machine: Cricut Explore Air
other:  container - hubby found it in garage and it has a rustic look to it that complements
   the SW cactus look
           medium size pebbles - white ones from our greenhouse cleaned to use for support,
               small size pebbles - bought at Michaels - these have a SW color  
paper:  cardstock -  greens, white
stamp:  Craftin Desert Divas Celebrate Freedom - sentiment
Tim Holtz: Distress ink - mowed lawn
tool: MISTI
twine: red/white/blue 

Entering this into the following challenges:  

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

6/26  Bitten by the Bug 2 Twins Ch  Use 2 of Something  UE  6/20
   used 2+ star buttons 

6/28  Time Out Ch59 Masculine with optional twist of Mixed Media  UE  6/16

7/3  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Red White Blue Ch  UE  6/20

7/3  Fantabulous Cricut Ch#279 Patriotism  3E(#36/20 


  1. Finally-a cactus I can't kill! I will have to check out this cut-thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  2. You did such a wonderful job on your cactus in the pot/home decor. The cactus definitely looks realistic, love the stars and tag. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. This is awesome! Love the cute cactus cut! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

  4. Very fun idea - and I love the little stars that you added! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  5. Oh wow! I thought the cactus was real at first! Cute project! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  6. Great holiday project. I have to try these succulent cuts. So pretty