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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

HC Open Book Asters- Special Release

Good morning!
Time for a special release!  Don't you just love those!!
This is a center only easel card, the 2 sides stay flat.



Other Products:
White cardstock, gold cardstock, pearl trim, foam tape, VersaMark, Gold Delicata

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 3/8 X 6 7/8”.  (See template for making the card base). Start with a piece of white 10 3/4 X 7 1/4" then follow template.  After forming white base, cut sides with the outer die of the shorter Swirly Accent Spray.  Glue the 2 sides down to base (only the center raises up in an easel).  Cut a piece of pink decorative paper 5 3/8 X 7 1/4” and place it behind the card base then trace around die cut sides for placement of die.  Place the die on or just short of the line then cut, die cut the other side as well.  Cut the panel 1 7/8” wide and glue each side to base sides.  Cut the center to 2 7/8” wide and glue it to the center on the inside of card.  Cut another pink panel 2 7/8 X 5 3/16” for the center front of card.  Score center front at 2 11/16” (center of center front).  Card is ready to decorate.

Cut 2 shorter Swirly Accent Spray, decorative part, out of gold then glue 1 to each side  matching edge design.  Cut 1 gold booklet frame and 1 white Booklet Frame then glue together to reinforce.  Cut 2 white Booklet Basics and 1 pink decorative paper Booklet Basic.  Score 1 white and the pink booklet basics in the middle, sponge all 3 Booklet Basic edges with gold Delicata.   Glue the white Booklet Basic not scored, flat down onto gold Booklet Frame then glue the other white Booklet in the center only and pop up the sides.   Cut 2 Swirly Accent corners out of gold. Cut 2 gold book markers (cut 1 of thee book markers down to 2 7/8”, cut off point, this will be the easel stop). Cut the other book marker to fit open book.  

Stamp and gold emboss 2 Wild Aster Scroll, 6 small Wild Aster, and stamp 2 sentiments and gold emboss on the pink Booklet Basic.   Glue the pink Booklet in the center and pop up sides.  Glue gold book marker onto one side and use Red Line Tape to adhere the pearl trim to the gold book mark.  Sponge Pink Peony onto Wild Asters and Wild Aster Scroll & Clusters image.  Sponge Leaf Green to the stems and leaves.  Glue the scrolls to the 2 sides, cutting where necessary to fit.  Form Wild Asters, glue gold Prills to the centers then glue to the flowers on the scroll. Glue the 2 corners to the bottom of the inside center then pop up the other cut down book marker and glue it above the corners.  Glue the Booklet to the bottom half of the front center part (make sure bottom does not go past bottom of card base.  Push center section up and set in behind the gold “stop”.  Card folds down flat to send in the mail.  Add glitter to the flowers and card.


Other Products:
White cardstock, Foam sheet, Copic Markers: RV02, RV55, YG61, G82

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 7/8 X 6 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock 6 1/8 X 10 ½ then fold in half.  Use the outer die of the long Swirly Accent and place it about 1” above the fold, this will shape the top but leave the fold. Cut dark pink decorative paper 6 1/8 X 6”, place behind card base and trace around it at the top.  Place outer die on the trace line and cut it.   Glue it to the card front matching cut lines, paper will hang off the top about 3/4".

Cut 2 white long Swirly Accent dies and 2 white corners.  Cut 1 white Eyelet Album Tag and 1 inside matching die cut from the pink paper also cut one from a foam sheet to pop up sentiment.  Stamp the pink paper die cut using Vibrant Fuchsia with the “On Your Special Day” then glue to white Eyelet mat and foam sheet die cut.

Stamp the large set, and the medium, small set using Vibrant Fuchsia on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Sponge ends of blossoms with Vibrant Fuchsia, die cut, form petals and glue sets together then form a well in the center and glue in white Prills.  Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Vibrant Fuchsia, die cut and form.  Stamp 2 Aster Sprays using Rose Bud and Bambo Leaves, die cut then color with Copic Markers.

Glue white Swirly Accent die at the top and at the bottom over-lapping at the sides.  Glue white corners at each bottom corner.  Glue the sentiment tag to the center of the Swirly Accent Spray Dies.  Glue Aster Spray to each side of the sentiment tag then glue leaves and asters onto sides.

Glue glitter to flowers and randomly on card.


Other Products:
White cardstock, Opaque White Pigment-Hero, foam sheet

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 3/8 X 7”.  Cut white cardstock for card base 11 X 7 1/2”, fold in half and then use the outer edge of the Swirly Accents Spray Die to cut each side through both layers.  Lay decorative paper down and trace card base to make sure the cuts are going to be the same then secure the outer die to each side of the paper and cut sides to match card base.  Glue paper to card.

Cut 2 white Swirly Border Accents and 2 white Swirly Accent Sprays. Glue the Swirly Accent Sprays to the sides to match side cuts, glue the Swirly Borders to the top Front and back to reinforce.  Cut 2 1/2" wide Oval from white and 1 from foam.  Stamp sentiment using Majestic Violet onto striped Aster Paper and die cut with 2 1/4" wide oval.  Glue oval layers together starting with foam then white and finally sentiment.  Glue the oval stack to the center of card base.

Stamp Aster spray on vellum with Opaque white and emboss with white.   Stamp Peony using White Pigment on vellum and emboss with white.  Color the back side on all with Majestic Violet, die cut then sponge the tips in front with more Majestic Violet.  Spritz fronts with shimmer spray and place in Mold,  spray with water on the back and shape.   Glue together 4-5 blossoms per flower, pierce centers then insert stamen, add glue to the centers and add Go Man Go Prills, let all dry then trim off threads and wire.  Make some buds with some of the small single blossoms that may be left over, inserting 1 medium yellow stamen and leave wires.  Glue smaller  leaves onto the side/bottoms of buds to make the Stigmas.   Stamp leaves on Deluxe Flower shaping paper using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet, die cut and shape in Mold.

Cut leaves apart into 2 or 3 leaves each and cut Aster Spray apart into sections.  Arrange leaves, sprays and flowers onto each side of sentiment and glue with heavy duty tacky glue or hot glue.   Trim wires on buds to about 1” and insert wires into the top left of arrangement and bottom right of arrangement.

Dot around arrangement with glue and sprinkle with white Prills.  Stipple glue around arrangements and sprinkle with glitter.  Add a bit to the oval sentiment as well.
Thanks for visiting today!

II Peter 1:5-8
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control [d]perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither [e]barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HC Daydream Asters

Good morning!
I have another sweet Aster card today.

HCD1-7257    Wild Aster Die
HCPC-3887    Wild Aster Stamp Set
HCD1-7258    Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Die
HCPC-3889    Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Stamp Set
HCD2-7192    Eyelet Lace Frames Die
HCDP1-2100  Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection
HCDP1-2106   Wild Aster Paper Collection
RACP436        Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962        FernGreen Archival Ink
RACP494        Majestic Violet Archival Ink
PGM15015    Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
ANC818         GoMan Go Prills
352854          MetalTip for Adhesive
159723          Dries Clear Adhesive
HCST1-401    DeluxeFlower Shaping Kit
HCPP1-475    Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White

Other Products:
Chipboard, white cardstock , blue cardstock

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 5 1/8 X 7 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock 7 1/8 X 10 1/4 then fold in half.  Cut the Eyelet Lace Frame out of white and also a piece of chipboard.  Glue the 2 die cuts together.  Using the same die, cut the bridge scene from the Cherry Blossoms decorative paper.  Cut a piece of blue cardstock to 5 X 7” then glue it to the card base.  Cut a piece of Aster lavender paper to 4 3/4 X 6 3/4" then glue it to the blue.  Glue frame to the lavender paper then glue the bridge scene to the inside. 

Stamp asters using Majestic Violet, sponge with the same, die cut and form.  Stamp the leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet, die cut and form.  Glue 3-4 blossoms for each flower together then add yellow Prills to the centers.    Cut sentiments from the Aster paper and then arrange them with the flowers and leaves left bottom and top right on frame.

Randomly glitter card and also glitter the flowers.

I also have another Lilac and "Frame A Card" card for you.

The Lord's Unfailing Love Lilac card.

HCD1-7226      Diamond Basics Die
HCD1-7227       EyeletDiamond Die
HCD2-7190      Frame A Card Leafy Borders
HCD1-7170      Lush Lilac Die
HCPC-3816      Lush Lilac Stamp Set
HCPC-3817      Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Stamp Set
HCD1-7171      LushLilac & Umbrella Spray Die
HCDP1-287      LushLilac Paper Collection
HCFB1-466       3DLush Lilac Shaping Mold
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White
HCPC-3763     Courage and Strength Stamp Set
RACP436         Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962         Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP494         Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP430        Deep Purple Archival Ink
TSMP900       Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
352854           Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
159723           Dries Clear Adhesive
ANC814           Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Other Products:
White cardstock, pearls, foam sheet, Copics: V12, V15, BV00, BV02, YG03, YG17

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

5 1/4 X 5 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 1/2 X 5 1/4", score then fold in half to make a square card.  Use the 5” frame die with insert 4 times and glue together on top of a piece of decorative paper 5 X 5” to form a square frame then glue it to the card base.

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Deep Purple then die cut it with the Basic Diamonds.  Fill in letters with a violet fine tip pen or fine paint brush and ink. Cut a smaller Diamond from a foam sheet and glue it to the back of the sentiment Diamond.  Cut a slightly larger Eyelet Diamond for a mat to sentiment then glue it to the foam Diamond then onto the card.  Add pearls to the 4 frame corners.

Stamp  Lilac spray and 2 small Lilac branch clusters using black, die cut then color with Copics.  Stamp Lilac blossoms with Deep Purple and Majestic Violet, sponge on color, die cut then shape in the mold.  Add green Prills to the center of each.

Glue a Lilac branch cluster to each side of the Diamond sentiment at the bottom and glue the spray to the top left of the Diamond.  Glue individual Lilac blossoms over branches and spray then glitter all flowers sponging glue on and then sprinkling with glitter.

Thanks for visiting today!
Matthew 25:35-40
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison
and you came to Me.’37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

HC Aster Debut

Good morning!

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! 

My first card is made using vellum.

The black decorative die cuts and offset with gold. I used Gold Pearl Pen (Metallic Gold Liquid Pearls) to make the little dots on the sprays. The petals have a bit of Gold Nuvo Mousse on their tips.


Other Products:
Oxide Distress Ink- Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint, clear embossing powder, Sparkle glitter, gold cardstock, black cardstock, white cardstock, Gold Liquid Pearls,  Gold half ball, Distress Ink Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint.

Card size:5 1/8 X 7 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock 7 1/8 X 10 1/4" then fold in half.  Cut a piece of gold 5 1/8 X 7 1/8, glue to white card.   Cut a piece of black 4 15/16 X 6 15/16”, glue to gold panel.  Cut a piece of lavender decorative paper 4 7/8 X 6 7/8”, glue to black panel.  Cut Frame out of gold and out of black, glue together slightly offset.  Cut Decorative Oval out of black and gold, glue together slightly offset.   Cover the back of decorative oval with lavender decorative paper and trim away excess.  Glue the frame to the center of card then pop the oval up in the center of the frame.

Stamp sentiment using black, onto decorative paper then cut out with and oval die measuring 2 ¼” across.  Sponge the edge with black ink.  Cut a gold oval just slightly larger to mat the sentiment.  Pop the sentiment and mat on top of Decorative Oval die cut.

Stamp the asters using Oxide Ink onto vellum then heat emboss with clear powder.  Stamp the leaves onto vellum using Peeled Paint and emboss add more powder while heated and emboss entire leaf.  Use Distress inks to color (same name colors only die ink).  Form the flowers with the golf tools.  Glue 4 layers together to form the flowers.  Pierce centers then insert stamen.  Sponge ends of petals with gold mousse.  Stamp spray using a combination of green and violet ink them emboss.  Sponge dye ink on for color then dot with gold Liquid Pearls.  Let dry completely.  Stamp the butterfly, emboss, color then heat again and sprinkle sparkle glitter on while heated and heat again.  Add a gold ball to his head.

Use foam tape to adhere the butterfly body to the right top of Decorative Oval.  Arrange flowers, leaves and aster spray going around left side of the sentiment oval. Add Glitter to flowers.

I have a pot of fall asters in my yard that are pink and purple growing together and I just love it.
My card today shows that look...I see some yellow bellflowers in among the asters too.

HCD1-7257   WildAster Die
HCD1-7258   WildAster Scroll & Cluster Die
HCD1-7259   WildAster Spray Die
HCPC-3887   WildAster Stamp Set
HCPC-3888   WildAster Spray Stamp Set
HCPC-3889   WildAster Scroll & Cluster Stamp Set
HCDP1-2106 Wild Aster Paper Collection
HCPC-3866   Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
HCFB1-474   3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold
RACP436      LeafGreen Archival Ink
RACP962      FernGreen Archival Ink
RACP614     MagentaHue Archival Ink
RACP524     VibrantFuchsia Archival Ink
RACP494    Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP632    Buttercup Archival Ink
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
ANC803       MinniePearls Prills
ANC818       Go ManGo Prills
HCST1-401    DeluxeFlower Shaping Kit
HCPP1-475    DeluxeFlower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White
HCD1-7149  WindowBox Fillers Die
HCPC-3795  WindowBox Fillers Stamp Set
352854        Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723       Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Products:
White cardstock, yellow cardstock, green cardstock, Foam Tape, Copic Markers: E51, E53, E33, E35, V01, V12, V15, RV02, RV55, YG61, YG82

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 1/4 X 7 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 1/2 X 7 1/4", Cut White Intricate Swirl Frame then cut decorative paper with the inside part of the Intricate Swirl Frame and a 5 X 7” panel, Cut yellow cardstock panel 4 3/4 X 6 3/4".  Fold white card in half, glue the decorative paper to the card base then the yellow panel.  Glue the Frame to the yellow panel and then glue the decorative paper die insert to the center. 

Using black ink stamp the Thinking of you today scroll on white, die cut  and color.  Stamp asters using Vibrant Fuchsia on Deluxe Flower Paper also stamp some using Majestic Violet,  Sponge pink flowers with Magenta Hue sponge purple with Majestic Violet, die cut then sponge ends with deeper color, form with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit then fill centers with yellow Prills.  Stamp leaves using Fern green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut and form.  Stamp aster spray with a combo of Fern Green and Majestic Violet then sponge more color on and die cut.  Stamp Cherry Blooms (smallest) with Buttercup and sponge with the same then die cut and form in mold then fill centers with white Prills.  Form 3 buds (2 pink 1 purple) using the smallest asters.  Use some green paper to make stigmas and the leaves from Window box Fillers for them as well.

Pop up the scroll in the center of card then arrange flowers and leaves around the oval on the right side, ending with the spray and buds.  Place some of the yellow flowers here and there as fillers.

Glitter all the flowers (a sponge for the glue or an old brush works well).  Randomly sponge adhesive on the card and sprinkle with glitter as well.
Thank you for visiting today!!

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
And You are exalted as head over all.
12 Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.