Introducing the New Booklet Dies from Heartfelt Creations...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so excited we get to visit together today!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, is a super special release!
There have been a new assortment of specialty dies released today!
Did you have a chance to take in the sneak peek?
If you have, I'm sure you've fallen in love with the Booklet Dies!

When I first saw the Booklet Dies, the first thing I thought was that they would make beautiful Sympathy Cards...both as a die cut shaped booklet card, but also used on a 5"x7" card base.
For this first project, I decided to go with the latter!'s a peek at how this project turned out...

I felt the Wild Aster Collection would be a most beautiful floral to cluster for a sympathy arrangement. I began by die cutting the largest Booklet Frame from white card stock, followed by a die cut of the largest Booklet Basics using a dark purple patterned paper within the Wild Aster Collection. I then die cut the next size down in the Booklet Basics from a little purple patterned paper. I inked all of the edges in Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. I scored both booklet pieces down the center. I added the deep purple booklet die cut to the white decorative booklet die cut, first gluing down the center fold, and then along the outer edges so the booklet piece has some flow to it on the top and the bottom, but the sides remain stationary. I've than adhered the next booklet die cut to the larger, but just in the center. I've die cut the book marker from the coordinating dark purple patterned paper and then adhered that to the booklet card as well.

For my next step I die cut two of the smaller decorative die cuts from the Swirly Accent Spray Die. I adhered a die cut to the top of the book, as well as one to the bottom.

Next, I moved onto creating my Wild Aster cluster!
I stamped the largest image from the Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet. I colored it using my Stack and Store Daubers using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower And Leaf Green. I shaped it slightly using my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Next, I stamped several of the baby's breath style illustration from the same cling stamp set! I chose to stamp it using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower and opted to not color the image at all, but rather leave it as is to add a softer appearance. Again, I die cut with the coordinating die and shaped slightly using my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Since I had several different sizes of Aster petals left from a previous project, I opted to mix and match a variety of sizes and then got busy building my floral cluster. I added in leaves as needed and the baby's breath to add in a light and airy appearance. I went with prills for my flower centers and of course sprinkled them with Crystal Clear Glitter for a beautiful sparkle and shine!

For my sentiment I used one of the smaller versions of the arrows from the Arrows and Banner Die. I die cut the arrow from a decorative paper within the Wild Aster Paper Collection, and then snipped off the pointed portion of the die cut, stamped the sentiment from the Cheerful Note Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple, and lastly inked the edges in the same color!

For an extra pop of color, I opted to use some of the dark pink flower stamens from the Bright Bead Stamens - Medium as accent pieces in my floral cluster! They are an excellent way of adding some interest, texture and draw the eye to all areas of the card!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
I can't wait to show you the rest of the projects I've created with these fabulous dies!
Be sure to watch for a Facebook LIVE announcement from me towards the end of the week!
And, be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the gorgeous design team will leave inspired! I promise!

Until next time...

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.

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