Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cactus Celebration

In late April I was excited to order several items from a new crafting company, The Greetery. Betsy Veldman's first release with BotaniCuts Succulent dies, the Terrarium Small die plus the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You stamps and coordinating dies caught my eye. Her video instruction on the company's blog for coloring and assembling the sections of the cacti is terrific!  Watercolor paper and Distress Oxide inks were used to make several succulents in both sizes. When it came to making the small terrarium, I used a previously stamped panel of Concord & 9th's Marbled Turnabout for my top layer and backed it with a solid kraft die cut.  The terrarium with one small cacti was adhered to a stitched rectangle stamped with the PTI Cover Up: Grid stamp. A phrase from PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday was stamped on a green flag from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite die set. The envelope liner was made with the PTI Envelope Envy kit (retired). 

This clean and layered birthday card inspired by 
The Greetery and the photo on The Card Concept 
was mailed to Roger, an Arizona friend.


  1. I love it! A friend gave me a gift certificate for The Greetery for my birthday, and those dies are what I ordered. They are still on my desk waiting for some attention, but I hope you'll see something by the end of the weekend!

  2. I was a fan of PTI but have not ordered from the Greetery yet. You may have changed all,of that. I ,over the simple card with lots of pizzazz! Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  3. Wow what a fabulous card! Love your cacti with the terranium and I am sure Roger will love it as well! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- I hope you have a wonderful summer and join us again in September!

  4. What a wonderful card! Love the colors and your cacti is gorgeous!

  5. Congrats on your win at Seize the Birthday! Well deserved!

    1. Hey, I finally am reading more of the post and saw that your pretty card got a shout out also! Congratulations, belated!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card, Vikki! I see Karen says you won at STB--congrats!

  7. Beautiful card! I'll have to check out that company. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.