Cacti are having a moment and we’re very happy about it - already cheering up our office desks and brightening our bathrooms, now they’re popping up on our free papers! This collection of cactus printables contains lots of succulents and cacti in pots, terrariums, and hanging planters - we love the sentiments with this collection.

Cactus printables - p6

Designer Rhiannon Bull has played with a range of proportions, so there is a giant succulent that's ideal for a background as well as lots of ditsy little cacti to finish off a gift tag, and plenty of toppers to make a focal feature on your cards. Pair with white paper (or card) for easy coordination when making your cards or scrapbook pages. Using kraft card in your projects would also work really well with these cactus printables.

Make these cactus cards with your free cactus printables

Want some free patterned paper to boost your stash? Take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes – we love these celestial cat papers or these funky animal print papers!

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How to make a cactus card

Make this easy cactus card

Step 1

Cover the front of a 16 x 11cm card in design paper trimmed slightly smaller. Cut an 8.5cm-wide hexagon through the card front and stick terrarium paper on the inside.

How to make a cactus card - step 1

Step 2

Cut a 9.5cm hexagon in white card then cut an 8.5cm hexagon through it to create a frame. Secure around the aperture from step 1 and attach a terrarium.

How to make a cactus card - step 2

Step 3

Layer a border of cacti paper onto some white card and secure it across the bottom. Cut a small hexagon and stick some paper behind. Add a cactus and secure to the card front.

How to make a cactus card - step 3

Download your free cactus printables PDF:

To download the paper collection, click on the links and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download each page in the collection. Scroll the gallery to see what freebies you’re getting!


Download your free cactus printables

Cactus printables - free paper collection to download


Rhiannon BullIllustrator

Rhiannon is an illustrator with a preference for work that looks folky, inky, and a little bit messy. Previous clients have included Immediate Media, Go Ape, Essex Wildlife Trust, the University of Essex, Durham University, the University of Oslo, Wivenhoe House Hotel, and Sketchbook Studios.

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