Elegant Inspiration and a Sea Breeze Sneak Peek

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Elegant Inspiration and a Sea Breeze Sneak Peek

Wednesday October 2, 2019
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How is your week going....Can you believe it's October already? With the holidays right around the corner, do you need to get back into your craft room and create something pretty? If yes, you're in the right spot! The creativity featured below from design team members all across the globe, will knock your socks right out of the park and you'll be inspired to create your next one of a kind masterpiece that you and your friends will love!

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze Preview: Learn more about the Sea Breeze Collection here: http://hcgo.co/SeaBreeze.Warm balmy breezes, glistening sun baked sand, and the sound of frothy waves lapping at the shoreline are the perfect assembling of elements to create a tranquil and soothing haven where a tired soul can find rest. The sights, smells, and sounds of the ocean somehow know how to speak to your inner most being and conjure up feelings of fresh hope, renewed dreams, and a sense of well-being, as troubles are cast aside, drifting off to the bottom of the sea. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that the sea breeze carries, as you immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of the Sea Breeze Collection! Debuting worldwide on October 9th, 2019

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Have a beautiful day and have fun creating something beautiful for your friends and family! Hugs, Emma Lou P.S.

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Dreamy Special Day

Dreamy Special Day

Other Products: Hot glue, hot glue gun, glitter beads, dimensional adhesive, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, funnel tray

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

To see how to shape the blossoms on this card, watch this video https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY. 

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4" to create card base. Cut a teal paper from the Butterfly Dreams paper collection to 5 3/8 x 2". Cut another floral patterned paper from the collection to the same size. Sponge the edges of panels with Garden Patina ink and attach to top and bottom of card base as shown. Stamp the sentiment from HCPC-3847 Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto the center of card base. Use outline dies from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die to create 2 teal background panels. Now diecut the coordinating decorative die from white cardstock 2x. Dab some Dries Clear glue over decorative diecuts, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear and tap off. Layer both decorative diecuts onto teal background panels. Use dimensional adhesive to layer onto card as shown. 

Stamp the medium and small blossoms from HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp leaves 2x from HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set in Fern Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the lilacs from HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set in ColorBox Frost White ink onto vellum, sprinkle with White embossing powder and heat emboss with heat tool. Diecut the lilacs with the coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. You’ll need 3 medium and 3 small purple petals. Use Cactus Flower ink on the edges of petals and Vivid Chartreuse in the centers. For the leaves use a light touch of Fern Green ink and Tiger Lily on the tips. Sponge 3 of the lilac petals with Magenta Hue ink. 

Place the blossoms into the HCFB1-469 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through die cutting machine. Shape the leaves and lilac petals with the shaping stylus from Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Assemble the blossoms together as pictured. Pierce a hole through the blossom centers and thread purple stamens through. Trim wire to desired length and then use hot glue to attach onto card. Use hot glue to attach leaves, trimming them apart as desired. Attach lilac petals around the leaves as shown. Add tiny glitter beads to the centers of lilacs. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add a touch of sparkle over blossoms, leaves and rest of card as desired. 

Pure Florals Booklet

Pure Florals Booklet

Hot glue, hot glue gun, glitter beads, dimensional adhesive, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, funnel tray

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

To see how to shape the blossoms on this card, watch this video https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY. 

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 x 6 1/2" size, score and fold at 4" to create card base. Use the largest die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die to create a booklet shaped card base. Extend the top edge of die blade over the edge of folded card base when sending through die cutting machine, so as to leave card base intact. Diecut the largest decorative booklet of HCD1-7261 Booklet Frames Die from white cardstock. Now diecut large, second largest booklet page and bookmark from first die set. Stamp the ‘Just for You’ from HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue ink onto the top right corner of second largest booklet page. Lightly sponge the edges of decorative frame and pages with Magenta Hue ink. Sponge the bookmark with the same color ink. Dab some Dries Clear glue onto edges and bookmark, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear and tap off. Use dimensional adhesive to layer both pages onto decorative frame. Attach onto card base. Place the bookmark in the center of page. Use from the HCD1-7262 Swirly Border Accents Die to diecut a swirly border from white cardstock and set aside.

Stamp the large blossoms from HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the medium blossoms from same stamp set in Tiger Lily ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the small blossoms from same stamp set in Forget-Me-Not ink (1x) and in Cactus Flower ink (1x) onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp leaves 2x from the same stamp set in Fern Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the lilacs from HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set in ColorBox Frost White ink onto vellum, sprinkle with White embossing powder and heat emboss with heat tool. Diecut the lilacs with the coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. You’ll need 3 pink petals, 3 orange petals, 4 blue petals, and 2 purple ones. For large pink blossom, use Magenta Hue ink on the edges of petals and Vivid Chartreuse in the centers. For the medium orange blossom, use Tiger Lily ink on the edges of petals and Vivid Chartreuse in the centers. For 2 small blue blossoms, use Forget-Me-Not on the edges of petals and Vivid Chartreuse in the centers. For the 1 small purple blossom, use Forget-Me-Not ink on the edges of petals and Vivid Chartreuse in the centers. For the leaves use a light touch of Fern Green ink. Use the same green ink over the swirly border. Sponge 5 of the lilac petals with Magenta Hue ink. 

Place the blossoms and leaves into the HCFB1-469 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through die cutting machine. Shape the lilac petals with the shaping stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Then assemble the blossoms together as pictured. Pierce a hole through the blossom centers and thread the green and yellow wire stamens through the peach-colored blossom. Use red stamens on the pink blossom. Use green wire stamens for the blue blossoms. Use the purple stamens for the purple blossoms. Use hot glue to attach wire on the backside of each flower. Trim wire to desired length and then use hot glue to attach onto card. Cut apart swirly border and attach next to blossoms. Use hot glue to attach leaves, trimming them apart as desired. Attach lilac petals around the leaves as shown. Add tiny glitter beads to the centers of lilacs. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add a touch of sparkle over blossoms and leaves desired.

Cherished Asters Booklet

Cherished Asters Booklet

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine, Distress Oxides-Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Card size 5.625” x 7.625” (final size, tent fold card), on white cardstock. Take another layer of pattern paper from the collection, distress the edges with archival ink-leaf green then tear the edges and adhere on card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Again, another layer of white cardstock which is smaller, then the pattern paper and adhere it. Next is a layer of pattern paper from the collection and tear the edges. Cut two Booklet Frames Die on white cardstock, Adhere one frame at the centre of the card. Cut one die from Booklet Basics Die and adhere it on the Booklet frames die and shape it like a book and adhere it at the centre of the Booklet frames Die.

Stamp flowers and leaves from wild aster cling stamp set on Rajni Chawla’s Vellum Flowerite using ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad-Frost White, sprinkle white embossing powder, heat and then diecut with coordinating die. Color them with Distress Oxides- Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint (for leaves), shape them using Groove Golf Tool Set. After layering the flower, add prills at the centre. Stamp some Aster spray from Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp using archival ink-library green, cut them with coordinating die and color them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using Color In Watercolor Brush-Fine. Add crystal clear glitter to these clusters Assemble all the flowers, leaves and aster spray as pictured. Diecut sentiment tag from the paper collection using the Ticket and Tags Die.

Swirly Gatefold

Swirly Gatefold

Other Products: glue dots

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Create a gate fold card using the dies from the swirly border accents die set. Total size of the card is 7" by 6".

Cut pattern papers from the wild aster paper collection and mat it on the card base. Cut the decorative borders from the swirly border accents die using gold mirror cardstock and adhere on either side of the gate folds.

Stamp the flowers from the wild aster cling stamp set with archival ink magenta hue and color the flowers using memento ink rose bud. Stamp the fillers from the wild aster spray cling stamp set with archival fern green. Stamp the leaves using fern green and color them using memento bamboo leaves ink pad. Cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies. Shape the flowers and leaves and Assemble everything as shown in the image.

Lastly, dust the flowers with crystal clear glitter powder. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection.

Happy Day Swirls

Happy Day Swirls

Other Products: Vellum paper, white cardstock, glitter, satin cord, dimensional tape 

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Ready side fold card measures 6” × 6”. First, choose a pattern paper from designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 5 7/8” × 5 7/8” to create card mat. Distress the edges with matching ink and adhere it on ready card base. Choose another paper from the same designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 5.5" × 5.5". Distress edges with matching ink and mat it on white cardstock which is 1/8 of an inch bigger from all 4 sides. Adhere it on card base using dimensional tape. 

Cut 2 base piece from pattern paper using Swirly Border die and 2 decorative pieces from white cardstock. Add glitter on decorative pieces using clear adhesive. Mat it on base pieces using dimensional tape for added dimension. Glue them on center of card using dimensional tape as shown in the picture. Further, cut an oval piece from white cardstock using Eyelet Oval and basic large die. Distress with matching ink and mat it using dimensional tape. 

Stamp small sweet peony flower on Deluxe flower Shaping paper using magenta hue ink and leafy accents leaves using library green ink. Cut images with coordinating dies.  Paint flowers with same ink and shape using groove tool. Layer flowers and add stamen in the center. Add glitter on the flowers using clear drying glue. Sponge leaves using leaf green archival and shape using 3D Shaping mold. Stamp floral fashionista flowers using buttercup ink and cut with coordinating die. Shape with 3D mold and add stakes in center. Arrange flowers and leaves and glue them using hot melted glue. Cut a sentiment strip from same collection and mat it on white cardstock. Add sentiment using dimensional tape. Stamp Butterfly border on vellum paper using versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die. Trim some butterflies and glue them as shown.

Cut 4 corners from white cardstock using Swirly Accents Spray die. Apply glitter using clear dry adhesive.  Glue all four corners on card as shown. Tie bow with satin card and glue it on card.

Daydreaming Asters

Daydreaming Asters

Other Products: Foam sheet, Ivory cardstock, Grape Memento Ink, Copic: V12, V15, YG61, YG82

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6”.  Cut ivory card 12 x 6” and fold in half. Cute purple stripe decorative paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" then glue it to the card base. Cut a Daydream Bridge Die from Ivory and from foam sheet (let foam sheet rest to regain it’s shape).  Glue die cuts together then glue to the center of card.  Cut a corner from Album Tags and Accents out of ivory, glue it to the right top side of the decorative paper. 

Stamp asters using Majestic Violet, sponge with the same then die cut and form using shaping kit. Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut and form. Stamp aster spray using Bamboo leaves and grape then Copic color and die cut, form slightly from the back.  

Glue 3 layers of aster blossoms together for each flower (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small flower) then add Go Man Go Prills to the centers. Glue flowers and leaves to the left bottom of decorative die and glue 1 spray coming from the top and 1 coming from the bottom to complete the arrangement. Add dots of glue to the sprays then sprinkle on some Lilac Prills. Add glitter on the flowers and on the card to lengthen sprays along with more Lilac Prills. Cut a tag from the decorative paper and tuck it into the arrangement of flowers on top of decorative die cut.

Special Birthday Booklet

Special Birthday Booklet

Other Products: scoring board, die cutting machine, white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE

Instructions: The finished card base measures 6 inches by 6 inches. To make this, cut white card stock 6 inches by 12 inches and score at 6 inch mark on the longer side. Fold to make a top folding card.

Add a mat layer in white card stock measuring 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches and adhere to the card front. Cut pattern paper from paper collection to the size 5 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches and adhere on the first mat layer.

Cut an A2 card panel from paper collection and remove the centre window part. Stamp the birthday sentiment on oval die cut from eyelet oval die set. Adhere the A2 card panel on the right side with foam dots and add the oval die cut with sentiment.

Stamp many images of aster flower in Cactus flower ink on the deluxe flower shaping paper. Colour the images with a blend of plum, cactus flower and magenta hue archival ink. Cut with matching die and shape with groove golf tools. Add prills in the centre. Make leaves in similar manner using green inks. 

Add a swirly accent die cut in white card stock on the card panel. Stamp images of the aster flower spray with black ink and colour with Zig real brush pens. 

Cut the booklet frame die in white card stock from the smallest die. Cut die cuts from pattern paper in pale pastel yellow shade using the smallest booklet basics die set and layer two to three of them together. Add these on the booklet frame die cut. Distress the edges with Purple ink. Add this book to the left corner on the card.

Arrange the flowers and stamped images on the book and on the top right corner.

Dipped in Gold Accents

Dipped in Gold Accents

Other Products: Diamond stickles, Sheena Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool, Spectrum Noir Harmony Ink: Crushed Velvet, Pale Fig. Versa-mark, Craft foam, Foam inking tool, Funnel Tray

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: This finished tent card measures 8 1/2” wide x 6 3/4” high (21.6cm x 17cm). Find the design paper in the paper collection and add color to the edges with the Crushed velvet ink and the foam inking tool or a dauber.

Taking the corner die and the white card die cut x4 for each corner. Adhere for each corner, 4 layers together then apply the crushed velvet ink with the inking tool or a dauber. Taking the versa-mark, randomly swipe the corner element with the pad so it does not get covered completely.  Dip the corner into the gold embossing powder then use the heating tool to set the gold. This method is used for all the gold embossing on the elements in this card. Taking the white card and the small swirl corners, die cut x2 of these. Color and gold emboss the same as the corners. Adhere the swirl borders to each side of the card. Taking the larger booklet frame die and the booklet basic die to match also the middle-sized booklet frame die and the white card, die cut all once. Taking the inks crushed velvet, pale fig and the inking tool, bring color to the die cuts. Randomly gold emboss the lace edge of the frames. For the sentiment, take the sentiment from the for my friend sentiments stamp set and stamp this using the gold embossing powder to the right side of the page. Taking the score-pal make a fold down the center of the pages. Curl the pages by wrapping them around a glue bottle and your hands. Adhere in place using clear drying glue and the craft foam cut into strips, so the curl stays in place and the pages are lifted apart from each other. 

To make the Asters, stamp the flowers and leaves using the Library Green ink. Bring colour to the stamping using Archival inks: Leaf green and the zig markers; Light violet and green. Once the colouring is done, die cut the shapes. Bring shape to the flowers and leaves by using the tools in the 3D flower shaping kit. To apply the prills: apply clear drying glue to the flower centres then pour the prills over the flower. With the shaping tool press down on the prills so the prills go into the glue, set aside to dry. You are doing two layers, so the under layer does not have prills on them, only the top layer. The leaves are stamped, coloured and die cut. By using the 3D flower shaping tools shape the leaves from the back to how you want them.

Die cut with the white card 2x the swirls. Color these with the crushed velvet ink. Trim as needed so they will lay across the book from left to right as a base for the flower cluster. Adhere the flower cluster and leaves using the hot glue gun. Trim the flower sprays as fillers and adhere in the arrangement where needed.

To the lower corners of the card, adhere 2x leaves as shown then a double aster flower in the center of the two leaves. To finish the card apply the diamond stickles to the flower sprays and flower tips.

Leafy Framed Aster

Leafy Framed Aster

Other Products: 110 lb white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Card base measures 11 1/2” x 4 3/4”. Fold in half. Card will open along the top.

Cover the card using HCDP1-2106 Wild Aster Paper Collection.

Cut another piece of cardstock at 4”x 5”, cover with the design paper.

Using the HCD2-7190 Frame a Card Leafy Borders, cut a frame that measures 4”x 5”. Place on top of the design paper.

Use the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster and HCD1-7257 Wild Aster Die to make the flower. Add to the center of the frame.

Add the frame piece on the front of the card. Add some foam tape in between to create dimension.

Add a sentiment from the collection. Click here to view all of the instructions: https://youtu.be/PA4uB5SKDxU.

Designing Asters

Designing Asters

Other Products: Cardstock White, Beads, ColorBox Ink (Storm Grey, Seaweed, Chocolate, Dyestress- Cabernet), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, 3D Foam Squares, Dual Tip Glue Pen, E-Z Runner Grand, Adhesive Dots Medium

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. The pink floral-patterned paper is the background. Cut the light patterned paper to 8.5 x 8.5” and cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 x 9”. Adhere these layers together. Cut a strip of the pink patterned paper that is 11 x 1.5” and flag both ends. Adhere up the side of the layout. Cut a piece of green patterned paper that is 5 x 6, and adhere on top of the pink border strip using crafty foam tape. Mat the photo in pink patterned paper and then white cardstock. Adhere this to the green patterned paper using foam squares. Find and cut out the sentiment “Live in the Moment” and adhere below the matted photo using foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 2 sets of each the small, medium and large Wild Aster flowers using grey ink (ColorBox- Shadow Grey) onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Add color to the flowers using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Dyestress Cabernet). Stamp and die cut 3 sets of leaves using brown ink (ColorBox- Chocolate) onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Add color to the leaves using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Seaweed). Stamp and die cut 3 of the branch images using brown ink. Add color to the small blossoms using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Dyestress Cabernet). Shape the flowers and leaves using flower shaping tools. Assemble the flowers and then add beads to the middle of each using a liquid adhesive. Let dry.

Add a large and small flower to the left of the matted photo. Add the rest of the flowers up the right-hand side of the layout. Add pieces of leaves around each flower, and then finally pieces of the branches around some of the flowers using glue dots.

Golden Accents

Golden Accents

Other Products: Smooth White Cardstock, Superfine White Heat Embossing Powder by Get Inspired, Hero Arts White Pigment Ink. Foam Dots, Sharp Scissors, Die Cutting Machine, and Score Board.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: The ready side-fold card from smooth white card stock measures, 6" by 8 1/2". To prepare the first layer, choose a deep purple paper from the designer paper collection and cut measuring 5 1/2" by 8 ". The top layer measures 5" by 7 3/4" and is distressed on all the sides. Partial tear to create more interest. Mat white card stock creating a border of 1/16" on all the sides. Layer this on the deep purple paper and further layer it on the ready card base.

To create the oval window, cut 2 frames each from white cardstock using Eyelet Oval Small and Eyelet Ovals Large dies. Stack the die cuts to make them a bit sturdy and layer larger frame on the top of the smaller frame as shown. Next cut an oval using the same die from the pattern paper and stamp the sentiment. Glue this behind the ready window oval frame.

Cut 2 white and 2 golden die cuts using Swirly Border Accents Die. Prepare 2 sets of die cuts by gluing one each of white and golden little offset to each other as shown. Further mat these on the golden die-cut bases cut using same die set.

Stamp the image from Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set using black archival ink on white cardstock, cut using its coordinating die and paint it using Zig Markers. Add extra die cuts to give little strength as the floral spray will hang out of the window frame. Add prills to the flower centers.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown.

Accented in Gold

Accented in Gold

Other Products: Off-White cardstock, Paper Trimmer, Golden Mirror Sheet, Die Cutting Machine, Pink Glass Beads, Hot Glue Gun, Heat Tool Ranger Gold tinsel Embossing Powder, Versamark Embossing Ink, pink nuvo drops.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures 6.5” by 9”. Cut panel of off-white cardstock measuring 6.1” by 8.6” and adhere it on card using  foam strips. Cut the corners from Swirly accents spray die on golden mirror sheet and adhere with glue

To create Swirly Border frame, cut 2 sets and place top and bottom in the center of the card front. Cut frame from golden sheet from album and tag accents die and cut inside frame from off-white paper, glue together and adhere this frame on swirly border with foam strips. Stamp sentiment from young at heart collection with embossing ink, cover with embossing powder and heat with heat tool. Adhere it on the center with foam strips.

For the flowers, Stamp multiple images of mixed florals from Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set on off-white cardstock using Versamark ink, cover with gold embossing powder and heat emboss with heat tool. Cut them using their coordinating dies and shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Prepare 1 large 1 medium 1 small and 2 extra small flowers. 

Cut swirly border accent die on golden mirror sheet.

Assemble a small bouquet of Wild Aster Florals on the left side as shown using hot glue. Add pink glass beads as a center. For the fillers, I used Swirly Border Accents cut it in small pieces and assembled as shown.

Embellish the card with Nuvo drops.

Accentuated Asters

Accentuated Asters

Other Products: White and Rose cardstock; Small foam dots; Gold Marker;

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Prepare a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2” card base. Top with a piece of the Rose cardstock and a piece of the Wild Asters paper both 1/4” smaller. Die cut 2 of the Swirly Border Accents, the solid out of the Rose cardstock and the swirl out of white, adhere them together and place one at the top and one at the bottom on the right hand side. Die cut the smallest Booklet Frame out of the Rose paper, cut 2 of the smallest Booklet Basics out of the Wild Aster paper, ink the edges with the Gold maker, lightly spray with water, roll the edges, add small foam dots to one and adhere to the Booklet Frame, stamp the sentiment on the other and adhere on top of the other one. Adhere this to a piece of the Wild Aster paper 3 x 5 1/4. 

Die cut both the swirly Accent Spray and corner pieces out of white cardstock. Add the corner pieces to the left side top and bottom.

Stamp the flowers on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Cactus flower ink, color the center with the Butter cup, cut out with the coordinating die, ink the edges with more of the Cactus Flower ink, use the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool and shape the flowers. Stamp the leaves on the same paper with the Olive ink, color with the Vivid Chartreuse ink, cut out with the coordinating die, ink the edges with the Leaf Green ink and shape with the Deluxe Shaping tool.

Arrange the flowers, leaves and swirls on the card as shown. To finish, add Prills to the center of each flower and glitter to all the leaves and flowers.

All My Love Easel

All My Love Easel

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Bone folder, Craft cardstock, White cardstock, Gold foil paper, Gold bakers twine, Brown and white bakers twine, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord; Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Chrome Yellow; VersaMark Stamp Pad, 1/8” hole punch

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Easel card measures - 6 inches by 6 inches. Cut a 6” x 6” piece of craft cardstock and 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” piece of Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection. To create 6”x 6” card base, cut a piece of craft cardstock 6” x 12" and then score it at 6” and 9” (long side up). Fold using a bone folder along the score lines and adhere 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” piece of decorative paper on the part with fold, then fold again and adhere 6” x 6” piece of craft cardstock to create an easel card base. 

To decorate inside of the card - cut out one piece 5 7/8 by 5 7/8” of pattern paper from Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection and adhere it inside the card. Die cut decorative element of the Swirly Border Accents Die from Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection and matching outer edge using the same die set from craft cardstock, then adhere them together. Apply glue to the bottom back of the resulting piece and adhere it the inside of the card as shown to create tag pocket. Die cut ‘Thank you’ from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die out of Wild Aster Paper Collection. Die cut one more piece of white cardstock using the same die. Stack and adhere them together as shown. Die cut circle from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die of Wild Aster Paper Collection, distress the edges with Ranger Distress Ink pad - Dusty Concord using daubers. Die cut one more piece of white cardstock using same die. Stack and adhere all of them to the top of swirly decorative element together using 3D foam circles.

To create tags - die cut two pieces 3” x 4” pieces of the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die from craft cardstock, two pieces 3 3/4” x 2 3/4” of the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die from White cardstock. Distress white pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using daubers then adhere them to the craft cardstock pieces one to each. Die cut two pieces 3 3/4” x 2 3/4” of the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die from Wild Aster Paper Collection and stamp the aster flower image from Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Cling Stamp Set with Coffee Archival Ink, then distress the edges with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink and adhere them to the tag base. To finish up tags, punch holes in each one of them and add white-brown bakers twine. 

To decorate front of the card - cut out 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” square of Wild Aster Paper Collection and adhere it to the top of 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” piece of craft cardstock, then adhere them to the card front. Make sure to apply glue to the bottom part of the piece only.Die cut two decorative swirls from the Swirly Border Accents Die out of gold foil paper and adhere them to the top left and bottom right corner.

Stamp the leaf images of Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and colour it with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using daubers. Die cut leaves using matching die from Leafy Accents Die set, then place them in 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Adhere the leaves to the card front. Stamp the branch images of Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set with VarsaMark stamp pad and heat emboss them with gold embossing powder using Heat it Craft Tool. Die cut the branches with matching die from Wild Aster Spray Die set. Stamp flower images of Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set with Coffee Archival Ink and colour it in with Chrome Yellow Archival ink using daubers. Die cut flowers using matching die from Wild Aster Die set, then shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble flowers using hot glue gun, apply clear glue and cover them up with glitter, then adhere them to the top of the leaves as shown. Fill the composition in with gold embossed branches.

For finishing touches, die cut small tag from the Album Tags and Accents Die of Wild Aster Paper Collection. Die cut one more piece of white cardstock using same die. Stack and adhere them together add small bow of the gold bakers twine and distress the edges with Ranger Distress Ink pad - Dusty Concord using daubers. Adhere finished tag to the card front using 3D foam circles.

Asters for a Beautiful You

Asters for a Beautiful You

Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, Gallery soft oil pastels 224, 211

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Create a 6 x 6" card base using white paper. Cut a piece of paper from the Wild Aster Paper Collection 5 3/4 " x 5 3/4 " and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive.

Cut out from white paper, decorative die cut using Swirly Accent Spray Die and place on the top and bottom of card using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Cut out from white paper, decorative die cut using Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die and place on the middle top of the die cuts using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

To create flowers, stamp the Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Majestic Violet and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the flowers with Gallery soft oil pastels 224, 211 using a sponge dauber. Stamp and colour the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. You will need three petals for each flower, using assorted sizes. After colouring, shape the flowers using  the Groove Golf Tool Set.  Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Add Green Ribbit Prills in the center. 

Fussy cut a sentiment ticket from paper collection and place onto the card using adhesive foam strips. Arrange flowers and leaves around as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.

Swirling Aster Spray

Swirling Aster Spray

Other Products: Vellum paper, yellow micro beads, glitter, white cardstock, water color paper 

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Ready side fold card measures 8” × 6”. To prepare card mat, first choose two pattern paper from the designer paper collection and cut pieces measures 7 7/8” × 5 7/8”. Distress the edges of 1 piece using deep purple archival and mat it on ready card base. Further, take another piece and cut using Swirly Accents Spray die. Distress the edges with same in . Mat it on white cardstock which is cut in same size. Adhere it on card base using dimensional tape as shown. Cut white cardstock using Eyelet Oval die, also cut a pattern paper using plain oval die. Mat both of them on card base. Cut 2 borders from white cardstock using Swirly Accents Spray die and glue it as shown.

Stamp 2 times floral image from Wild Aster Spray stamp on watercolor paper using black archival. Paint image with zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Glue 1 image on card as shown. Cut flowers from the second image and slightly shape them.  Add yellow micro beads on the center of flowers. Glue these flowers on 1st one to give some 3D look. Apply clear dry glue and add glitter on it. Stamp a sentiment using deep purple archival as shown.

Stamp Butterfly image 3 times on vellum paper using versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die. Trim 2 butterflies and glue on card as shown. For finished look, add glitter on Butterfly using adhesive that dries clear. 

Swirling Celebration

Swirling Celebration

Other Products: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Inks, Versamark Ink, WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder, masking paper or scrap paper, silver and green rhinestones in various sizes, white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Die cut a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" scrap paper or masking paper using one of the outline die from Swirly Accent Spray Die and use it to mask off the bottom 4" of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front. Ink the exposed area with Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Inks. Now rotate the card and repeat the same process.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the detailed decorative die from the same set which corresponds with the previous die that we used to create the mask. Adhere them on the inked area of the card front and cut off the excess die cut hanging off the edge.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the smaller detailed decorative die from the same set. Cut off the ends of both the die cuts to make them smaller and adhere them together so that the longer edges overlap almost 1/2" and the size of the final piece is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Adhere this piece in the center of the card front using Double Dots.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the 1 7/8" circle die from Circle Basics Large Dies and ink it with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere it on the die cut piece in the center using Double Dots.

Stamp the sentiment from Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat emboss it using Heat It Craft Tool and WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder. Die cut this piece using the 1 5/8" circle die from Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Dies.  Adhere it on the die cut piece in the center using Double Dots. Add some silver and green rhinestones in various sizes to the die cuts to add finishing touch.

Rose Accent

Rose Accent

Other Products: Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl Cardstock, Creative Expressions Card – Antique Gold, Distress Oxide ink – Picked Raspberry, Creative Expression – Diamond Sprinkles

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions: Cut a piece of Centura Pearl cardstock 12” x 6 ", score at 6” along the long side and fold to create the base card. Cut a piece Antique Gold card 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the inside back of the card. Trim a 6” x 6” panel from the patterned paper to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and adhere over the Antique Gold card.  

Using the outer plain edge die from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set die cut the shaped edge of the right front of the card. Cut a piece of Antique Gold card 5 14/16” x  6 2/16” and using the inner plain edge die from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set die cut the right edge and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Floral Fashionista paper 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and using the inner edge die from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set and adhere to the front over the gold card.  Die cut the outer frame using the inner and outer edge dies from the CD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set out of Centura Pearl cardstock and adhere to the right front as shown. Die cut the inner decorative die from the CD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set out of Antique Gold cardstock and adhere to the frame.  

Die cut the outer eyelet edge oval from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics - Small Die set out of Antique Gold cardstock and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the outer frame using the outer eyelet edge oval die and the largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics - Small Die set and adhere to the previously cut frame. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiment Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the patterned paper and die cut using the largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics - Small Die set and adhere to the middle of the oval frame.  

Stamp the long leaf image from the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the leaves with Magenta Hue and Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top left of the oval.

Stamp the rose images from the HCPC- 3752 Classic Rose Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with Buttercup ink and the outside with Magenta Hue ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Magenta Hue ink and sponge Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on the flowers and shape using the coordinating mold. Assemble when dry and add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add to the leaves as shown.

Stamp the lilac spray images from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Stamp in Jet Black ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Magenta Hue and Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape, trim and adhere around the roses.

Stamp the lilac images from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Stamp set in Versamark ink on vellum and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the back of the flowers with Picked Raspberry ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using coordinating mold after spritzing lightly with water.  Pierce the centres of the flowers and insert small gold stamens and affix with Dries Clear glue. Add Diamond Sprinkles with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge, trim the stamens and add around the roses as shown.

To finish, die cut two decorative corners from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accents Die set out of Antique Gold cardstock and adhere to the bottom left corner of the front and the bottom right corner of the inside of the card.

Sequined Asters

Sequined Asters

Other Products: Prepared card base, white cardbase, pencils: green, purple and  yellow, glue, Distress Ink forest moss and faded jeans, ColorBox violet, fuse tool set, foil for fuse tool, sequins, strong double sided tape, pearl stickers 

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Card base 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  Choose the decorative paper from Wild Aster Paper collection - you need paper 5 6/8” x 5 6/8”. Die cut a rectangle in card base and in a decorative paper using Hand-Stitched Accents Die. Adhere the decorative paper onto card base using glue.

Shaker: Die cut two rectangles into a transparent foil and connect them together using fuse tool set (you have to connect only 3 sides), Throw the sequins into the foil and connect 4th side of foil using fuse tools set. Glue shaker on you card using strong double-sided tape. Die cut frame in white cardstock using Hand-Stitched Accents Die and adhere on the back of your window using strong double-sided tape. 

Flowers:  Stamp flowers and leaves from Wild Aster Cling Stamps Set on a piece of white cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jack Black. Die cut using matching die from Wild Aster Die. Color it using faded jeans, Distress Ink and ColorBox violet (flowers) and Distress Ink forest moss (leaves).  Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue it together. Add the stamens from Pastel Bead Stamens- Medium and glue on your card. Using a sponge add some glue to the flowers and sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.

Stamp the scroll image with the sentiment “Thinking of you” on white cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black and color using pencils. Choose a decorative paper from Wild Aster Paper collection (5 6/8” x 5 6/8”) and glue inside your card. Glue the image in the middle. Add pearl stickers on the right side your card. 

Purple Birthday Asters

Purple Birthday Asters

Other Products: scoring board, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: The finished card base measures 6 inches by 6 inches. To make this, cut white card stock 6 inches by 12 inches and score at 6 inch mark on the longer side. Fold to make a top folding card.

This card has three mat layers. For the first mat layer, cut white card stock 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches. Distress the edges with purple ink and adhere on the card front. For the second mat layer, cut a green background pattern paper from paper collection cut to size 5 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches and distress the edges as before with purple ink. 

Adhere on the first mat layer. Cut a 6 inches card panel from the paper collection and remove the centre to create a square window. On the second mat layer, stamp the birthday sentiment with Jet black ink. Add foam dots at the back of third mat layer and position the window over the sentiment and adhere this.

Cut a swirly die cut from the swirly accent spray die set and add to the top of the window. Stamp the aster spray image in jet black ink on white card stock and colour with Zig markers. Cut with matching die.

Stamp many images of aster flower in Majestic violet ink on the deluxe flower shaping paper. Colour the images with a blend of Majestic violet and pink peony archival ink. Cut with matching die and shape with groove golf tools. Layer two big and one small flower together offsetting the petals. Add prills in the centre. Make leaves in similar manner using green inks. Make filler flowers with any of the small flowers from any collection.

Christmas Story Booklet

Christmas Story Booklet

Other Products: Cream cardstock, soft suede, Blueberry bushel, Night of Navy, granny apple green, shaded spruce, cherry cobbler, ink pad – stamping up!, clear embossing powder, pearl string, hot glue, summer sky chalk cloud ink – cosmic shimmer

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Die cut the 2 largest booklet frames using paper from the collection. Die cut the largest booklet basic die using the paper from the collection and edge with Night of navy ink.

Die cut the middle-sized booklet basic die using a scene from the paper collection. Stamp the sentiment on one side of the page using Night of Navy, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set.

Shape the diecuts and layer to form a booklet, adhere at the centre using dries clear glue. 

Score and fold a 7.25” x 10.5” piece of cream card stock at slightly under 5.25” to create the tent fold card base and trim down so that it is just slightly bigger than the “booklet”. Edge with Night of Navy ink and position the booklet onto the card base using dries clear adhesive.

Die cut the centre strip, using paper from the pad and adhere to the centre of the booklet. Use hot glue to add a string of pearls to the centre of the bookmark.

Make the pine needles: Stamp onto deluxe flower shaping paper using soft suede ink. Colour using soft suede and granny apple green ink and die cut. Edge the pine needles in shaded spruce ink and shape using the flower shaping tools.

Make the pointsettias:  Stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink onto deluxe flowers shaping paper. Colour the flowers in Summer Sky Colour Cloud ink and die cut. Edge the petals with blueberry Bushel ink so that the petals are shaded. Place face down into the shaping mold and spritz with water. Place the top on the mold and run through the die cutting machine, and remove the shaped flowers. Place glue in the centre of the medium and large petals and layer together, place the smallest set of petals on top and allow to dry. Place a dot of dandelion yellow crystal drops in the centre of each flower and cover in Go ManGo prills, remove the excess prills and set aside to dry.

Position and add the flowers and pine needles to the card using hot glue.

Angelic Poinsettia

Angelic Poinsettia

Other Products: Glue, white twine, ball, sequins, white paint, brocade, needle

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Cut the Starry Night decorative die and the Swirly Accents Spray die from white cardstock. Create a cone shape using the Starry Night decorative die and glue together. Create the wings using the Swirly Accents spray die and glue on the back. Add adhesive to the top of the cone and adhere the ball. Thread the needle with the white twine, tie a loop at the end of the string, pull the needle with the string through the cone and ball. Make a loop over the ball, leaving some rope to hang the angel. Put the hair made of string on the head of the angel. Add a bit of transparent glue to the whole and sprinkle with krystallos shard glass.  

Stamp images of poinsettia flower using black ink on red paper from the collection. Cut with matching die and shape in the flower shaping mold. Layer two flowers together and add a sequin in the centre. Using a sponge, apply white paint to the ends of the flower, a little clear adhesive on top and add glitter. Stamp holly leaves on white cardstock using black ink, cut with matching die, color using green inks and shape in the mold.

Adhere poinsettia and holly leaves to the front of the angel.

Buttoned Up Blossoms

Buttoned Up Blossoms

Other Products: Ranger Distress Oxide –faded jeans-, Ranger Distress Oxide–broken china-, Ranger Distress Oxide–cracked pistachio-, Ranger Distress Ink–peeled paint-, twine

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY.

Instructions: Cut white card base and fold with dimensions of 5 3/4”x 4 1/4”. Die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 5 1/2"x  4 1/4" from paper collection and glue. Cut a smaller frame of 4 x 5 1/4" from white paper and glue. Die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" from paper collection and glue.

To create flowers, stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper few times using Distress Oxide Broken China then ink shadow Distress Oxide Faded Jeans ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Shape using Flower Shaping Essentials kit. Use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle and pull through the green stamens from the Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium set. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them. Add a little hot glue to the underside of the flower to adhere. To make other colors of flowers combine the colors of the Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked pistachio and Ranger Distress Ink Peeled paint.

To create leaves, stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink. Stamp the Leafy Accents leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink. Shape leaves using 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.

Stamp the image from Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set on white paper use Distress Ink Faded Jeans ink. Die cut using matching die from Wild Aster Spray Die .  

Cut the borders  from the Elegant Pocket Accents die set, cover with glue and  Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter and glue them on the card as shown. Glue the remaining elements.

Diecut the Best Wishes tag from the paper collection using the Album Tags and Accents die, use twine to tie onto card.

Asters From the Heart

Asters From the Heart

Other Products: White cardstock, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create a 4.25 x 5.5” card base. Cut out a piece of dark purple from the Wild Aster Paper Collection to fit, distress and adhere to the card base. Cut out the rectangle die with the Regal Frame & Accents Die in vellum and adhere. Cut out the aster panel from the paper collection and adhere and cut out the sentiment from the paper collection.

Stamp the asters from the Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set in Vivid Chartreuse and sponge with same, cut out with coordinating dies, sculpt with the Floral Basics Shaping Mold. Do the same with the asters in Majestic Violet.  Add glitter. Create buds with some of the Chartreuse flowers and then add Majestic Violet flowers.

Stamp the leaves from the Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves and sponge with the same, cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt.

Arrange the stems, flowers and sentiment as shown in photo.

Mother's Day Blossoms

Mother's Day Blossoms

Other Products: Viva Décor Grass Green Stamp Paint, Pearls, Hot Glue Gun

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card. Cut a piece of pink patterned paper from the Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut the decorative die from the HCD2-7192 Eyelet Lace Frame Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the die using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere to the front of the card. Cut the second largest die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die set out of white cardstock, shape and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the third largest die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die set out of white cardstock, shape and adhere to the first book shape. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just You Sentiment Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on white cardstock and die cut the fourth largest die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die set, shape and adhere to the previously cut booklet dies. Die cut the bookmark out of white cardstock and adhere to the middle of the booklet.

Stamp the long leaf image from the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Stamp set in Versamark ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour with Magenta Hue and Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add green stamp paint to the edges with a damp sponge. Shape using the coordinating mold and when dry add Crystal Clear glitter before adhering to the left side of the booklet dies.

Stamp the rose images from the HCPC- 3752 Classic Rose Stamp set using Frost White ink on vellum. Colour the back of the images with Picked Raspberry ink and die cut with coordinating die. Spritz the flowers and shape using a golf tool. When dry assemble using two large layers and one smaller layer. Pierce a hole in the centre and insert the yellow rock candy stamens using a wire. Add Dries Clear glue to the centres of the flowers to secure the stamens and when set trim the threads and adhere to the leaves with hot glue gun.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3832 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp set in Frost White ink on vellum and emboss with white embossing powder. Add Pure Platinum mousse to the back of the images and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape using the coordinating mold after spritzing with water. When dry pierce a hole in the centre of the flowers and insert a white bead stamen. Secure the stamens with Dries Clear glue and trim the wires and add around the roses with a hot glue gun.

To finish, add pearls to the decorative die and the book mark.

Triple Bowed Asters

Triple Bowed Asters

Other Products: White Cardstock, Sheer White Ribbon, Dimensional Tape, Dimensional Squares, Highland Heather ink, Hot Glue Gun, Bow-it-All 2.0, Funnel Tray

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Card size is 6 3/4 x 6 3/4”. Cut two pieces of white cardstock - 6 3/4” and 7 1/4”. Score the longer one at 1/2” on the longer side, fold and adhere to the 6 3/4 x 6 3/4” piece to create a hinged top fold card base. Cut paper from the Wild Aster Paper Collection to 6 5/8 x 6 5/8”, ink the edges with Majestic Violet Ink and adhere to the inside of the card using dries clear adhesive. Cut purple paper from the paper collection to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2” and ink the edges with Majestic Violet ink. Cut another lighter paper from the collection 6 1/4 x 6 1/4”, ink the edges, adhere together using dries clear adhesive and adhere to the card base using dimensional tape.

Diecut the Heart of Joy Decorative Die from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter. When dry, adhere to the card base as pictured.

Stamp Wild Asters on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Majestic Violet ink. Color with Highland Heather ink, diecut using the coordinating dies and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Use three petals to create the larger flower and two petals to create the smaller ones, making sure to offset them. Using dries clear adhesive, add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower centers. Stamp the Wild Aster leaves on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Archive Olive ink, color using Leaf Green ink, diecut using the coordinating die, add color around the edges using Olive ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge the flowers and the leaves with dries clear adhesive, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter and adhere using the hot glue gun.

Tie a triple layer bow from white sheer ribbon using the Bow-it-All and adhere just under the Heart of Joy Decorative Die.

Diecut the third smallest arrow from the Arrows and Banner Die set from purple designer paper and diecut the second smallest arrow from the lighter designer paper. Stamp the sentiment from the Just For You Sentiments cling stamp set on the lighter arrow using Majestic Violet ink, ink the edges of both, adhere together and adhere to the card base using dimensional squares.

Book of Swirls

Book of Swirls

Other Products: Iris Cardstock, White Cardstock, Creative Expressions Centura Pearl Cardstock, Creative Expressions Cardstock – Antique Gold

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of Antique Gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of purple striped patterned paper 4 14/16” x 6 14/16” and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut the largest decorative book die from the HCD1-7261 Booklet Frame Die set out of Pearl cardstock and add Frosting Powder to the edge with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Score down the middle and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die set out of Antique Gold cardstock, score down the middle and adhere to the centre of the decorative die. Die cut the middle-sized decorative die from the HCD1-7261 Booklet Frame Die set out of Pearl cardstock and add Frosting Powder to the edges with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Score down the centre and adhere to the centre of the Antique Gold die. Die cut the bookmark die from the HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die set out of Antique Gold cardstock and adhere to the centre of the book.

Stamp the scroll image from the HCPC-3889 Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the left side of the book.

Stamp the small aster bud spray from the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Spray Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left side of the book as shown.

Stamp the small aster spray from the HCPC-3889 Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left side of the book over the small bud aster spray.

To finish, add Go Man Go Prills to the centres of the large asters and I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills to the small aster buds.

Congratulatory Asters

Congratulatory Asters

Other Products: Card blank – 8 x 8 inches square, Ranger Archival Ink - Pale Ochre, Light green ink, Lilac Ink, Purple ink, Cream card scrap, Vellum, white pearl card, white card.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: Die cut four Swirly Borders from the Swirly Border Accent Die Set (the smaller one), in white pearl card. Cover an 8 inch square card blank with pretty lilac and cream paper from the Wild Aster Paper Collection.

Cut out a 5 and a half inch square of pretty lilac paper, mat this onto a 5.75 inch square of the light golden paper from the paper collection. Adhere to front of card, tucking in the four swirly border die cuts around all four edges as you go. Cut out a 4 inch square of light golden paper, mat onto a 4.25 inch square of lilac paper, matt again onto cream card cut to 4.5 inch square. Adhere this to the front of the card.

Stamp in Pale Ochre ink, lots of Wild Asters using the Wild Aster Stamp onto Vellum. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped flowers, heat with a heat gun. Die cut with the co ordinating die. Stamp in olive green ink, the leaves onto white card, colour in with light green ink using the daubers and die cut with the coordinating die. Stamp in purple ink lots of small and medium Wild Asters onto white card, colour in with lilac ink, using the daubers and die cut with the co ordinating die. Take the flower mold, add the flowers, spritz lightly with water and run through a die cutting machine. When dry tap out and shape if need be with the flower shaping tools from the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.

Glue the vellum petal layers together with Dries Clear Glue, try to offset the petals as you go. Add three layers for the larger flowers and two layers for the smaller flowers. Adhere the vellum flowers, the leaves and the purple paper single layer flowers using hot glue.

Cut out a small tag and a sentiment from the paper collection, add foam pads to the back of the sentiment and mat onto cream card. Adhere the tag to the center of the card. Adhere the sentiment to overlap the tag.

Add lots of glitter using Dries Clear Adhesive and Ultra fine Glitter to all the flowers and leaves. Add Lettuce Entertain You green prills to the flower centers with Dries Clear Glue.

Die cut four corners from the Swirly Border Accent Die Set, in white pearl card and adhere into the corners of the card. Die cut two Swirly Accent Sprays in white pearl card, adhere around the flowers.

Celebrating Fashionista

Celebrating Fashionista

Other Products: Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, Gutermann sewing thread, water mister, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, Ranger Archival Ink Pad Shadow grey, Funnel tray

For more tips on creating with the Floral Fashionista collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/9V6JOqdQtC8.

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions: The finished card measure 5 inches by 5 inches. Cut the card base in a white card stock to 10 inches by 5 inches and score at 5 inches on the longer side. Fold to make a vertical top folding card. Cut a piece of pattern paper from Floral Fashionista Collection  (just a little bit smaller than the card base dimension) and glue it to the card base. 

In a pattern paper from Floral Fashionista Collection cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of paper and cut the bottom side with the Fleur Border Basics craft dies. Also cut a white piece of cardstock, just a little bit larger than the 4 x 4 inch one you just made. Use a nice lace border from the Fleur Border Basics craft dies to make a beautiful white border under your pattern paper. Glue them together. Lay this on the card base. Glue it with 3D foam to give dimension to the card.

Stamp one Classic Rose and two leaves with a shadow grey and fern green archival ink on a pattern paper from the floral Fashionista paper. Cut it with the coordinate die.  Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. You can also made 4 little flowers with the stamps, die and mold from the Floral Fashionista collection. Add stamens in the center of those flowers.  

Put cheesecloth and sewing thread in the left corner of your card and glue your rose and leaves over it. 

Die cut with the appropriate die from the Craft Dies Ticket and tags a sentiment in the paper and glue it to your card with 3D foam to give dimension. Add two flowers on your sentiments and two other small flowers close to your rose.

Seaside Hibiscus

Seaside Hibiscus

Other Products: White cardstock, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Copics: R21, R22, RV02, RV04, YR04, Y38, BG11, BG32, BG41 V12, V15

For more tips on creating with the Under The Sea collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/84Re1-gaq1o.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE 

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6 1/2". Cut white cardstock 6 x 6 1/2", Cut Clear cardstock (acetate) 6 x 7", score at the top 1/2", glue the 1/2" tab to the back of the 6 x 6 1/2" white panel at the top. Cover the inside, on the white, with a piece of underwater decorative paper 6 x 6 1/2".

Decorate inside: Stamp fish using black, die cut then color with Copics (or favorite coloring method).  Glue fish to the inside around the middle section.  Add bubbles using Nuvo Crystal Drops, set aside to dry while you make the rest of the elemenets.

Stamp Flower blossoms, each size, in 4 Tropical colors (purple, yellow, orange and pink). Stamp leaves using Fern Green. Sponge color on blossoms, mixing and matching and sponge Leaf green on leaves, die cut, form, then add white Prills to the stamen and centers.  Die cut Elegant Pocket Accent from white and from peach color decorative paper then glue the set to the top of the front on the clear (cardstock). Cut 2 corners from the Frame a Card dies from white and 2 triangles for backing out of the peach then glue them to the front of the card at the bottom. 

Stamp the large shell using black and color. Pop the shell up over the 2 corners in the center. Arrange flowers and leaves at the top over the Elegant Pocket Accent die cut. Cut out “You are Fintastic” from decorative paper, give it aa fishtail cut at the end and tuck it into the flowers. Tie a bow with 1/8” ribbon and glue it to the sentiment at the top.  

Randomly glitter card inside and glitter all the flowers.  Add a large pearl at each bottom corner.

Posted in: Wednesday Blogs
JAN CARLTON
The most beautiful array of cards I have seen in a long time,
Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 01:10 PM
JENNIFER BLIKSTAD
My goodness, such inspiration!
Friday 4th of October 2019 03:17 PM