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Fri 18

Asters Anyone?

I seem to be on a botanical kick lately but with the new Memory Box dies can you blame me?

Today I share with you the Lovely Aster.  As I did last week with the Phlox...I went to the internet to research asters---what color are they?  Do they grow in clusters?  Again, I found there are many colors and varieties but this color combination appealed to me most.


And here's Nature's finest!                                            


 The actual metal die looks like this:


I layered the 3 largest die cut flowers after "stripping" each petal between my fingers and pulling downward ---much like curling ribbon with scissors.  A tiny drop of glue in the centers between each layer (in descending size) holds them in place.  As for the yellow center, I die cut 3 per flower to give it fullness.  They were "stripped" upward, layered, then slightly crushed with my thumb to create a dome.  

A little petal "fluffing" and lifting made each flower dimensional.  This card will definitely need to be hand delivered or sent in a presentation box so it won't be crushed. 

Here are all the supplies used on this card:

98510 Lovely Aster die

98508 Pippi Butterfly die

98507 Isabella Butterfly die

B1906 Filled with Love

98449 Chesapeake Circle die


10152 Flower Cottage ,44042 Sweet Corn, 44015 Hyacinth,  44038 Sapphire,  77885 Distressed Blueberry, 44010 Dill and  44037 Sage.

In my next post...the lovely Peony?  Dogwood?  Hollyhock?  Violet? ...any requests?

Happy Friday!



This card is so pretty - love the flowers and the background and the butterfly and --- everything!! Thanks so much, it is really beautiful!

Very, very pretty. I saw this die yesterday at my LSS along with most of the other new dies...so many choices. I bought 3 dies and couldn't get home fast enough to create cards using them.

Beautiful flowers, love the centers! Thanks for showing us what this die can do. I'd love to see the peony die next. ;-)

that is one of the prettiest cards i have ever seen. the colors, the layout, it "feels" so real. WOW!

Your asters are indeed beautiful! I'd love to see a card with dogwoods.

Beautiful! Dogwood please.
Sandra ltb

Gorgeous card! Love those asters!

Stunning card, and great job on the flower, this is going to be a WONDERFUL die, this one will be very used by me!!
Thanks for a great week, have a wonderful weekend.


This card is STUNNING, Thank you! I would like to see your creations with the dogwood please.

Janet L.

What an awesome card!!

Oh my, this is a gorgeous card! I especially love your use of the Chesapeake Circle die with the butterfly. The asters are lovely. I'd like to see a card made with dogwood... hollyhocks... peonies... violets... oh ALL of them!

beautiful, the flowers look very realistic ! I would love to see a card using the new Bella Bouquet die.

I love this card...The flowers are just beautiful..A must order..Thanks for sharing...

This is such a pretty card! I love how you bent back the petals and use the circle die with it and the butterfly is pretty as well. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Absolutely gorgeous!! I am loving these new flower dies and I can't wait to see the others - especially the peony!

Love the asters! Another die to add to my list. :)

Such lovely and beautiful flower. I love the colors wow oh wow! Another die to put on my list :-).

What a beautiful card!!!

I love, LOVE, LOVE it! Did I mention I love it? I happen to be going to my local scrapbook store in the morning to pick up an order. I will be looking for this die.

Bought this die and love it

Lovely die can,t wait to get this one
as you say many colour ways for the aster.xx

How about the Cherry Blossom? I have this die but have not used it yet

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