Life Can Get Kinda Prickly with with Flowering Cactus

Before I share today’s card, I want to thank the Freshly Made Sketches team (and specifically Jen Timko) for selecting my card as an Honorable Mention in last week’s challenge. I love playing along with challenges for great inspiration and always love the projects made by the design team members. Even though it’s never expected, it’s always nice to be recognized. You can see my card for last week’s challenge here.

While I’ve been playing with the new Butterfly Bouquet products this week, I’m taking a break for butterflies today to play with another GREAT collection – this one’s from Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. Here’s my card with the Flowering Cactus Product Medley:

Flowering Cactus Product Medley, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FMS Final 475-001We all love coordinating products – it’s what I love most about Stampin’ Up! products. The Flowering Cactus Product Medley includes a photopolymer stamp set, dies, paper, felt sheets and linen thread. Everything works so well together for a variety of fun, cactus-festooned cards. Here’s a look at the Flowering Cactus Product Medley:

Flowering Cactus Product Medley, Stampin Up!, 154559This product medley includes the following products:

  • Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set (15 stamps)
  • Flowering Cactus Dies (10 dies)
  • Flowering Cactus 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (8 each of 6 double-sided designs)
  • Die-cut felt sheets (4 each of 2 colors)
  • Linen Thread Combo Pack (10 yards each of Calypso Coral and natural)

Good news! There’s also a refill kit (includes the Designer Series Paper, felt sheets and Linen Thread. If you’d like to learn more about the Flowering Cactus Product Medley Refill, CLICK HERE.

If you aren’t yet sold, take a look at the gorgeous colors and patterns in the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series that’s a part of this Product Medley:

Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingWhile there are some sweet colors in this paper, I used three panels on my card that showcase the greens in the Flowering Cactus 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. You can bet I’ll be using the more colorful patterns, too, but I felt this card needed the greens with the “prickly” sentiment. Here’s a closer look:

Flowering Cactus Product Medley, Stampin Up!, Brian KingIf you like this mix of Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow

Bundles: Flowering Cactus Product Medley  Stamp Sets: Flowering Cactus  Papers: Flowering Cactus 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Thick Basic White  Inks: Mossy Meadow  Accessories: Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I have to laugh because like you, I did two days of Butterfly Brilliance projects this week and my card today has the exact same sentiment on the front šŸ˜€ Beautiful card, I love that Flowering Cactus medley!

    • Ha! Thank you so much, Christy! Great minds think alike – it’s a logical progressions, right? Butterflies, butterflies, cactus, butterflies. šŸ™‚

  2. I love your mix of greens and patterns! And yep that sentiment just about sums things up these days!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I had fun layering these papers to get exactly what I wanted. Great sketch, too! I’m going to call you this weekend. šŸ™‚

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Brian, this is a great design! And as was said, the sentiment certainly is appropriate for these times. šŸŒµšŸ˜‰

  4. This is my favorite card that I have seen made with this stamp set !
    Plus love the sentiment ! Too bad we don`t have a porcupine stamp also !

  5. Darling trio and clean design. Can you believe I JUST ordered the postage stamp punch? Your project makes me even happier I did!

  6. I can tell you had fun playing with patterns for today’s card. I love the DSP you used to create the card and the sentiment definitely sums up today’s world. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! There are some great colors in this collection, too. I look forward to playing with some of the softer, more colorful patterns.

  7. This card offers inspiration on so many levels…thank you Brian!

  8. Cool card…great job layering those different prints!

  9. What a great card today Brian. Right now I can think of at least 3 of my friends that it would be perfect for. Of course, your DSP combinations are simply awesome. I need to take out that postage stamp punch and start using it. Don’t know why I haven’t put it to work yet. Beautiful card today Brian and so were all the others in the group.

  10. WOW my friend. This card is perfect in EVERY SINGLE WAY.

  11. You are the BEST when it comes to using DSP! CUTE card as aways!

  12. YOWZA!!! I love this suite of products, so much that I just also ordered the refill. GREAT card my friend….

  13. Love your paper and color choices, Brian! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  14. I love this sentiment! And your card shows off the pretty patterns in this dsp collection beautifully! Always a treat to see you in the FMS gallery and love the inspiration you provide us, Brian!

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