- Adhesive Foam
- Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Stamp Mount
- Thin Wooden Dowel
- Cut a piece of cardstock to size, and fold in half to form a card base.
- Cut a piece of Succulent Serenity paper to fit across the card front. Apply Distress Ink to its edges, and adhere in place.
- Die-cut two tall Saguaro cactus shapes out of cardstock. Apply Distress Ink to their edges, and bend the blossoms to give dimension. Adhere to the card front.
- For the round spiny cactus, die-cut 10 body pieces and 10 spiny pieces out of cardstock. Adhere the spiny piece to the same side of each body piece so that only the spikes extend past the edge. Fold along the center crease. One by one, align the center folds, and adhere an open side of a body piece over the top of the spiny side of another. This sandwiches one spine between two body pieces. Adhere to the card front.
- For the Echeveria blossom, die-cut seven base petals, seven large tripetals and seven small tripetals out of cardstock. Curl the ends of each petal using a thin wooden dowel. Using the Die Pick, place the base petals one by one using a small dab of hot glue next to the center hole. Stagger each petal to form a flower shape. After placing the base petals, add the large tripetals followed by six of the small tripetals. Stagger petals on each layer. Remove the Echeveria blossom from the Die Pick, and adhere the last small tripetal to the center of the plant. Adhere to the card front.
- Embellish the corners of the card front with small buttons.
- Stamp the Hello phrase onto cardstock. Align the corresponding Framelits die over the stamped image, and die-cut. For ease of use, we recommend using the Magnetic Platform to hold the Framelits die in place while the shape is being cut.
- Tie a twine bow, and adhere to the card front. Apply Distress Ink to edge of the die-cut phrase, and adhere to the card front over the twine bow using adhesive foam.