Thursday, 27 April 2017

Maria Sabina - Tonic Cactus Step by Step Tutorial

 Hello everyone,

I'm Maria, a young crafter from Romania. I like doing a bit of everything. From papercrafts,
to sewing, cooking and so much more. I always try to come up with new ideas and experiment
new ways to use the most out of my craft supplies.


Step 1: To add a more realistic look to your cactus, use a sheet of green
cardstock. Go over the paper with some brown ink and blend that in
by using a sponge. Add some white splahes on the entire piece of paper, by
using white paint, water and a paint brush. 

Step 2: Die cut 12 circles by using a mix of two dies.
Sew Pretty – Pinhole Nesting Layering Circle Die Set – 524E. Circle Layering Die Set – 481E. 

Step 3: Fold each circle in half. 

Step 4: Using a pair of scissors, cut the bottom of the circle. 

Step 5: With a pair of scissors, cut out small triangles from kraft cardstock for the spike look.

 Step 6: Add a layer of glue and lay the small triangles on the edge of the circle. 

Step 7: Add the second scored circle to connect with the first one.
Follow the same step for all, until you have the perfect round cactus shape. 

 Step 8: Using a strip of yellow cardstock and a pair of scissors, make small cuts, but don't cut all the way down. Leave a small border to roll and glue the piece together. 

 Once it is dry, slowly open the petals.

Step 9: To create the soil, use a piece of black tissue paper and crumple the paper into a ball shape.

Step 10: Glue everything together and finish the cactus with a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops – Key Lime – 645N

I hope you feel inspired to try new things with your supplies. If you want to see more of
my work, please visit my blog here


  1. That is so cute, what a clever idea. The perfect gift anyone!

  2. Fab idea. Look forward to seeing more of your posts x