Practicing Creativity

Polkadoodles Happy Cactus Succulent Slimline Birthday Card and Going 100% Digital Stamping

Just a FYI but the Paperesse craft room is now an officially rubber stamp free zone!  I have donated ALL of my rubber stamps and stamp accoutrements to my local charity shop. Yes, I've completely gone over to the digital side. Digis are such a nice way to craft. They're less expensive, there's no postage wait/waste (all that packaging) to receive them, there's no messy ink to use, the only space they take up is on my disks, and they're super flexible – you can enlarge them, shrink them, layer them, flip them, etc. 

This slimline card uses a digi from Polkadoodles Happy Cactus Succulent big bundle. It was reduced a few months back and I snapped it up at less than half the price. I have a thing for cacti, as these Cactus Cowboy birthdayChristmas Cactus, and composed cactus fancy fold cards attest.

Paper is Max Bringmann Motivkarton Urban Jungle & Basic paper pads. There's a hodgepodge of dies here, and this new ric rac die is making yet another appearance. Annie BTN font was used for the sentiment. Enamel dots dress it up.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Max Bringmann Motivkarton Urban Jungle & Basic paper pads
Digital stamp – Polkadoodles Happy Cactus Succulent
Dies – no-brand slimline and ribbon strip dies, Creative Expressions Stitched Snowflake Stiplet, Dovecraft Cactus, Crafter's Companion Gemini Fancy Borders Ric Rac
Embellishments – enamel dots
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen


  1. Stunning design and such beautiful papers! I completely agree with your view on digis 😊.
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  2. What a beautiful and cute birthday card ! Love this adorable digital image and your colouring of it is amazing. Beautiful design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  3. What a perfect sentiment and image combo! Lovely colouring too. I'm still in awe that you got rid of all your 'physical' stamps. I really should do the same....or at least stop buying new ones!!

  4. I'm a succer for a punny sentiment so I love this cute card. Great mix of background papers too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x


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