Debuting the Wild Aster Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening...depending on where you
 are reading this in the world!

It's new release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!
I'm sure by now you've seen the sneak peeks of the Wild Aster Collection!
It is stunning, and has become a fast favorite of mine!'s a little more about the collection...

Warm summer breezes have begun to cool, and daylight hours have started to shorten…tall grasses rustle in the wind preparing to make their way to seed, and leaves slowly begin their tumble to the ground to insulate the earth for the cooler upcoming season. As summer begins to fade, and the bright hues of heat loving florals dim, it is then that the graceful aster takes the limelight and becomes the crowning glory of the autumn season, lending it one last burst of color with their blends of pretty purples, pleasing pinks, and blazing blues! Join us as we bid summer farewell and celebrate the arrival of the autumn season with the Wild Aster Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Take a walk among the last perennial wildflowers of the waning summer season as you delve into a paper collection draped in light and airy asters hued in vibrant fuchsias and pretty purples, all accented with glorious greens, precious pinks and tranquil creams. Enjoy alluring backgrounds filled with dainty lace like accents, grand vintage style stripes, and beautiful brocades, all ready to set the stage for captivating aster arrangements! A lovely assembling of cling stamp sets filled with pleasing aster illustrations unite to create pretty wildflower sprays and elegant bouquets, while a stunning collection of beautifully illustrated aster petal images, when paired with the corresponding dies, join together harmoniously to create light, airy, dimensional aster flowers perfect for creating elegant autumn inspired floral clusters! So, grab your sweater and join us for one last walk through the garden as we take in the simplicity and beauty of the glorious wild aster!

I can't tell you how beautifully these asters shape...both by hand, as well as in the 3D Basics Shaping Mold! If you're new to the flower shaping crafting adventure, this is definitely a flower that will help you build your confidence quickly!

If you are part of the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook Group, you will have seen a teaser photo I posted of today's project...ready for assembly...

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Don't you just love the varied looks you can achieve with this Aster flower!
Beautiful singles, gorgeous double blossoms, blooms just starting to open, and gorgeous full blossoms filled with multiple repeating sizes which have yet another look!

...let's take a peek of the card I created for this release...

I decided to keep it all about the flowers on this creation!
A pretty white die cut behind the cluster to add some interest, a variety of asters shaped in different ways, along with some gorgeous filler accents and foliage, and this pretty card didn't take too long to put together!

...and here's a close up of one of the floral clusters...

A simple sentiment from the paper collection finished off the card quickly and easily!
I just love how fast this card came together!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share! 
Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the stunning projects created by the super talented design team!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, paper trimmer, water, mist bottle, scor tape

Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Trim out premade card panel from Wild Aster Paper Collection and trim down slightly smaller than card base. Ink all edges using Stack and Store dauber and Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. Attach to card base. 

Trim out sentiment shown from Wild Aster Paper Collection. Ink all edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. 

Die cut a decorative die cut from the Elegant Pocket Accents Die from white card stock. Adhere to the left side of the card as shown. 

Using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, stamp Wild Aster petals from Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. Stamp entire page full with all sizes. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color center of flowers with Ranger Archival Ink - Buttercup and some flower images with Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet, and some with Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower. Die cut with coordinating dies.

Using a small spritz of water to the flowers, shape each flower using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 
Assemble one large double blossom, one mid sized flower with double layers of each size blossom decreasing in size, one small flower with bud center, and one single mid sized flower as well as one single smaller sized flower. 

Stamp foliage illustrations onto Deluxe Flower Shaping using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color centers of leaves using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green, and outer edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating die. Hand shape using same technique as you used for flower shaping. 

Stamp two inkings of the airy flower filler image from the Aster Spray Cling Stamp set onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower. Die cut with coordinating die. Shape slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  

Assemble flower cluster over top the decorative die cut already adhered to card base as shown. 
Add sentiment to card as shown.
Lastly, apply Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles.

Candy Cane Creation....

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so glad we get to spend some time here again together in blogland! I've been
 MIA this summer! I can't believe it's the last week of summer vacation for the
kiddos and next week they head back off to school!

Today I wanted to share a super quick and simple card I created using the Candy Cane Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations! While I know it is filled with the most adorable illustrations of penguins at play, a gorgeous gingerbread house, etc. I wanted to show you that you can create something super fast and simple with this collection that doesn't require you to color any of those adorable illustrations...after all, sometimes we're just in a hurry!

I opted to use several die cuts on this project to do the bulk of the design work on this candy cane themed card. If you've not yet used the Heart of Joy Decorative Die, be sure to not overlook that gorgeous die cut! You can use it in so many different configurations! I die cut the intricate die cut from white card stock, and then used a piece of sponge to apply Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the entire die cut. I then sprinkled it with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear to give it that magical holiday shine! I've matted my card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with some of the candy cane stripe designer paper from the Candy Cane Cottage paper collection and have then adhered the die cut across the top in the landscape position. 

I then stamped the two large candy cane illustrations from the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies. 

For the sentiment, I opted to use the pretty label like die cut from the Ornamental Tags Die
I die cut the background of the tag die in a red decorative paper from the designer paper collection, and then cut the center portion from white card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto the white portion using Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. I then adhered the layers of the tag together. 
Lastly, I adhered a mid sized double poinsettia and some holly leaves I had left over from a previous project. The poinsettia was stamped in Ranger Archival Vermillion onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper - colored with a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Buttercup, Leaf Green and Red Geranium. It was then die cut with the coordinating die, edged with Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion, and shaped using the coordinating 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold

As for the holly leaves, they were stamped onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Ranger Archival Ink - Olive, and then colored in with Stack and Store Daubers with a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green, Vivid Chartreuse...die cut with the coordinating die, and then edged in Ranger Archival Ink - Olive. They too were shaped along with the poinsettias in the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. 

Then came time to finish the assembly of the card. 
I adhered the candy cane images to the side of the card as shown. 
I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the card, overlapping the candy can illustrations using pop dots to give the design some dimension. I then adhered the poinsettia and holly leaves as shown.

For the last and final step, I added yellow prills to the poinsettia center, and using a fine metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, I added some Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the petals and holly leaves. The icing on the cake was the three pearl halves I added as accents to the bottom corner of the card opposite the candy cane cluster. 

I do hope you've enjoyed today's simple share!
It's definitely one of the holiday cards you could duplicate several times over and have completed quickly and easily ahead of the holiday season.

Until next time...

Introducing the Candlelit Christmas Collection...

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
It's a super exciting day as we are celebrating Christmas in July with Heartfelt Creations!
Have you seen the sneak peek of the gorgeous Candlelit Christmas Collection?
Beautiful glowing candles, pretty decorations and of course festive poinsettias!
What's not to love?!?!'s a little more about the collection...

The snow is gently falling, the decorating has been done, and the soft glow from the candles in the window invite you to just sit, relax and enjoy the peaceful side of the holiday season! Flickering candlelight is always a cozy welcome addition to any Christmas festivities, and is a lovely way to create a warm and welcoming ambiance, allowing for a stillness that leads to reflections of the season! Steeped in traditions for centuries, illuminated candles have been associated with the yuletide season in various ways…from being placed in the window offering a warm welcome to travelers from afar, to representing the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus Christ, to setting the ambiance to a family Christmas dinner! Whether you enjoy the brilliance of candlelit lanterns, grand candelabras or a glowing votive, there is no denying the beautiful luminescence candles bring to the advent season! Join us as we leave behind the hustle and bustle and take time to reflect on the calmer side of the holiday season with the new Candlelit Christmas Collection! Become enraptured in a glimmering paper collection hued in brilliant blues, garland greens and holly berry reds, ensconced in illustrations of glowing candlelit lanterns, pretty centerpieces, and gladdening poinsettias, all dipped in elegant snowflake patterns, breathtaking brocades and festive floral clusters! A brilliant assembling of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, offer radiant illustrations of festive lanterns, stunning ornamental centerpieces and beautifully scripted sentiments, perfect for embellishing all of your Christmas themed paper crafting creations. Stamp, die cut and shape an assortment of traditional flowering poinsettias, along with decorative holly accents quickly and easily with the coordinating cling stamp set, dies and dimensional shaping mold, allowing you to assemble realistic holiday poinsettias ideal for accenting handmade holiday greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, and heirloom albums!  So, join us as we light our favorite candles, take in the beauty of the holiday season, and enjoy the shimmer and incandescence of the Candlelit Christmas Collection!

Since I didn't have time to work with this collection before I went away on vacation, I opted to create a super simple card creation for my first inspiration project!
Did you know that in each Heartfelt Creations paper collection there are an abundance of premade card panels? They are perfect for the times that you don't have time to do complicated design and need a card quickly!'s a peek at my first project using this glorious collection...I've used one of the premade card panels which made it super quick and easy....

(I apologize for the somewhat blurry photo...for some reason when it uploads, it does not upload clearly as it appears in my photo editor...and I'm super frustrated with it at the moment!)

First I die cut the circle center using one of the dies from the Circle Basics Large Die. 
I've trimmed a mat for the background just slightly smaller than the 4.25" x 5.5" card base, and have then used dimensional tape to add the rectangle portion of the card to the card base. Using my Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, I've added the center portion back into the center where it was originally was...this way it is recessed into the card panel and gives you that element of additional dimension! 

To give the card a delicate feel, I chose to die cut the border die from the Starry Night Decorative Die twice from white card stock. Using scissors, I trimmed them down so that they would fit the top and bottom of the card panel. 

I've stamped the pretty poinsettias onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red. Using my Stack and Store Daubers, I've added Ranger Archival Ink - Sunflower to the flower centers, Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red to all petals, and lastly a hint of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green to a few places on the flower petals. I've then die cut them using the coordinating dies. For a finishing touch, I've inked all of the edges of each petal with Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red so they would pop a little more.

Once again using the Deluxe Flower shaping Paper, I stamped the holly illustrations using Ranger Archival Ink - Library Green. I've then colored the holly leaves using a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green and Vivid Chartreuse. The berries I have inked using 
Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. Once die cut using the coordinating dies, I inked all of the edges on each leaf using Ranger Archival Ink - Library Green.

The shaping for both the poinsettias and the holly leaves are super quick and easy using the coordinating Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold! I actually shaped two layers at once, and they all came out beautifully detailed! The molds are such a time (and hand) saver!

I assembled double poinsettias using two of the same sized poinsettia flowers. I've created one of the largest, a mid sized and a small version as well. I then created a cluster on the top of the card as shown, placing holly berry foliage around the flowers...and have added a small flower slightly lower near the sentiment. The sentiment is a part of the paper collection and is a super easy way to incorporate your well wishes when you don't have the time to get stamping!

Lastly, I've added Go Mango Prills to all of the poinsettia centers, and have accented all of the flowers, foliage and preprinted images using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share and I've inspired you to get a jump on your holiday card creations!
The premade card panels are perfect for the holiday season as there are usually an abundance of cards to design! 
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the festive designs the rest of the design team have put together to get your creative juices flowing!

Until next time...
Project Supplies
HCDP1-2104 Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection
HCFB1-478 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7249 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die


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