Cactus scrapbook page tutorial using Silhouette or Cricut

Cacti are very popular at the moment and we are loving them here at the craft studio. So much so that I’ve made this cute scrapbook page for you to have a go at 🙂 In this tutorial I will give instructions on what materials I used and how to create the layout step by step!

Materials needed

Here is a list of all of the materials I have used for this project. I have included links to products to you can see exactly which products I have been using. Those links with a ‘*’ are affiliate links. If you would like to read out affiliate policy please click here.

  • White cardstock 160gsm
  • 12 x 12 inch white cardstock 300 gsm for the scrapbook page
  • Trimcraft first edition cactus washi tape
  • Cactus and Llama 12×12 paper pack (I got this from The Range but cant find the product on their page)
  • PVA glue
  • Blue, green and bronze cardstock to match colours in the cactus and llama paper.
  • Cutting machine
  • Cactus SVG file
Trimcraft cactus washi tape and llama and cactus paper

Step one

Firstly I cut out a 16 x 19cm (6.5 x 7.5 inch) cactus from our cactus file in both white and bronze cardstock. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3. The cardstock was 160 gsm and the settings I used were ‘cardstock’ blade 4, speed 4, thickness 20. Once the file had been cut in white cardstock I cut out small pieces of accent paper and stuck them to the back of the cut file with PVA glue adding colour and interest. When I was happy with the design I added the bronze outline to the front of the cut out with PVA glue.

Step two

Once I was happy with the pretty cacti it I used the washi tape to decorate the background of the scrapbook page. I did this by sticking the washi tape in lines across a 12 x 12 300gsm scrapbook page. This was the first time that I had used the Trimcraft washi tape but I was actually really impressed with the tape. It was a really nice quality and there was also quite a lot of it. It stuck really well and gave a lovely effect to the page background.

Step three

Once I was happy with the washi tape I cut out three polaroid style shapes with my Cameo using card stock with similar colours to my accent paper and washi tape. I think glued everything down to the scrapbook page using PVA glue. You may notice that I changed my mind on which cactus I wanted for the finished page!

Finished Cactus Scrapbook page

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