Something NEW for Wednesdays!

 

The rumors are true—there will be no October Paper Wishes catalog!

To bring you even more new products and ideas AND to make it easier for you to shop, Paper Wishes is  excited to announce we’ll be adding NEW items every week! Just look for:

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  • Every Wednesday, we’ll be adding fabulous & creative new items to our site for you to shop anytime!

 

  • Now, you don’t have to wait for a new catalog—just visit us every Wednesday to see the latest arrivals.

 

  • “What’s NEW Wednesday” kicks off on this coming Wednesday, October 5th so be sure to come back & join us in one week to discover what’s new including new cutting dies from Hot Off The Press, new Thanksgiving stamps and lots more!

 

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Just one of our new dies available on October 5th!

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Designed by Susan Cobb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you this coming Wednesday!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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Join Us for World Cardmaking Day 2016!!!

 

The arrival of fall means that World Cardmaking Day is just around the corner, and this year it falls on Saturday, October 1st! In the past, we’ve done sketch challenges, but this year I thought we’d try something new.

Working at Paper Wishes, I’m thankful everyday for the love, support and creativity that comes directly from our Paper Wishers. You applaud and cheer our successes, and if we make a mistake, together we work to make it right (hey, no one’s perfect)! But above and beyond that, your creativity is practically infinite! You post pictures in our galleries, on Facebook and even mail us the amazing projects you create. You’ve created a wonderful community on the Paper Wishes Message Board where you connect and craft with boundless enthusiasm. You travel from out-of-state to attend our local Girlfriends Getaway just to create with us!

You choose Paper Wishes, and support Hot Off The Press products. And that’s the biggest (and most humbling) reward because truly, we’re here to inspire your creative spirit. When you buy our products, it means we’ve done our job.

 

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So this year for World Cardmaking Day, I thought I’d challenge you all to create cards around a simple theme: Thankfulness.

While you could also be inspired by the season, this “thankfulness” theme can be interpreted any way you wish! Maybe it’s a fall-themed greeting card, but it could also be a  “thank you” card! Or a special card created just for someone you’re thankful for. Whatever you decide, we want you to join us in creating a special Thankfulness card!

 

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Post your card(s) here in the comments, or post them to our Facebook WCMD event page! Our contest closes on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 8am PST so you have one week to express your creativity and show us what “thankfulness” means to you. I can’t wait to see!

Thank you all for being part of the Paper Wishes family!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

***PS*** The Paper Wishes Message Board will be hosting even more World Cardmaking Day fun—view the details here!!!

Stop by and register to join our Message Board community (it’s free!) for all kinds of cardmaking and scrapbooking fun! They’ll definitely keep you inspired with unique swaps, challenges and activities year round!

Once you’ve registered, check out Sam’s post on getting started: New To The Board? Start Here!

 

See those pink shirts? Say hello to some of the Paper Wishes Message Board!

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LeNae & Michelle Explore A “Magic Kingdom!”

Somehow we’re (amazingly) already halfway through September! Next week we say goodbye to summer & hello to fall. This week LeNae wanted to document some of the summer fun that she had, so she headed out to the Paper Wishes warehouse to find the perfect scrapbook supplies—and I tagged along! Watch below to see what we found:

 

 

Wow! Who knew there were so many hidden treasures out there?! I can’t wait to go back for more! But in the meanwhile, here’s a peek at LeNae’s album cover and one of the layouts she created:

 

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Buy These Supplies Here!

 

For the album cover, remove the posts and sheet protectors from the album. Lay it right side up and flat on a protected surface. Apply the surface of a “juicy” black ink pad directly onto the album (or you could cover with acrylic paint). Run a line of Tacky Glue along the back of the ribbon and place along the spine; let dry.

Use a pen knife to make a small cut through the ribbon where the post holes are located. Place the sheet protectors back in album and replace the posts.

To decorate the album, glue the 6”x6” Magic Kingdom Mickey banner paper onto red cardstock, leaving 3/8” borders. Glue to the album front. Glue the large die-cut ticket to the cover, and foam tape balloons and star die-cuts as shown. Write or print on the small ticket die-cuts; glue and foam tape to the lower right album corner.

 

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Cut cardstock to 8”x8” and glue 6”x6” Magic Kingdom papers off-set as shown. Use Zots™ to secure the chipboard to the pages. Back the Dazzles™ onto white cardstock and cut out. Color Mickey Mouse Dazzles™ with markers.

Sounds easy, and what a fun look! This certainly makes me want to scrapbook some of our family’s summer adventures! If you love what LeNae’s created, you’re in luck because we’ve created a special-priced bundle just for you! Here’s what LeNae used:

 

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Click here to view this collection—only $19.99!

 

It’s absolutely perfect for a trip to Disneyland or Disney World, and it’s also perfect for kids, grandkids and kids at heart! 🙂

Let us know if you liked our warehouse adventure in the comments below!

 

Take care!

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

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Paper Wishes Celebrates “Live Creative” Day!

September 14th is National Live Creative Day and we all know that creativity comes in many, many forms! The people who work at Paper Wishes are certainly a creative bunch, and their creativity is manifested in lots of ways beyond card making and papercrafting (although there’s lots of that too). I’d like to share with you some of the people I work with here at Paper Wishes, and the creative endeavors that they pursue!

LeNae is a member of our Design Team, and as of this September, she’s been at Paper Wishes for 22 years! She is all kinds of creative, and environmentally conscious as well. She felted an old wool sweater in hot water and sewed it into a very pretty tote bag!

 

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Meet Melissa from Customer Service! Her customer service skills are surpassed only by her fabulous sense of humor and possibly her horsemanship! Here she is riding while wearing what’s been dubbed as the “Hel-hat!” Melissa created this striking helmet/hat combo to protect herself from falls as well as sunburn! Very creative!

 

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Kelly is one of our wonderful, irreplaceable Warehouse Assistants, and she’s also an incredibly gifted quilter! Here are two of her latest projects—a couple of fall-themed mini quilts!

 

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Brittany is our new Editor/Proofer and she probably has one of the most decorated offices here! She has created lots of rustic-yet-glittery art for her walls—here she is with one of her favorite, colorful accents!

 

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You all know Gail from our webisodes, and she’s a true artist! Here are just two of the many drawings and illustrations she’s created.

 

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The Christmas Tree is from a series of drawings she created for her family, and “Disconnected” is an illustration that was published in Perceptions, a local art & poetry publication. Here’s a closeup!

 

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Next up is Cristina from Marketing! She uses her Silhouette Cameo to create amazing invitations, signs & more! Here’s one of her recent projects…

 

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Victoria, another longtime member of the Paper Wishes team, creates our Paper Wishes catalogs, Personal Shopper newsletters and lots more! An avid spinner and knitter, she hand knitted this shawl from silk & wool yarn she spun herself—wow!!

 

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And finally, here’s me! After photographing everybody else, I figured I’d better pony up with something too! Here are a couple of the cards I’ve had fun making recently!

 

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AND I plan on making even more cards at Girlfriends Getaway on Sept. 17th! This year I’ll get to be there, along with my mom, to get in on the fun and hopefully provide a little behind-the-scenes coverage!

This is a sold-out event, but you can still craft along with us by ordering the 2016 Girlfriends Getaway Kit! The kit comes with everything you need to create the same projects we will make at Girlfriends Getaway PLUS you get Paulette’s DVD that guides you through step by step! There is a limited number of kits and soon you’ll be able to sign up to be notified when the kit becomes available so stay tuned! 😀

What will we be making at Girlfriends Getaway this year? I’m glad you asked because I have one more creative item to share with you! Susan from our Design Team came up with this fabulous clock (yes, a real clock!) that everyone who attends Girlfriends Getaway (or orders the kit) will have a chance to make—take a look!

 

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I love this, and I can’t wait to create one at Girlfriends Getaway! I hope you enjoyed getting to meet some of the Paper Wishes team, and we hope that you will find a special way to celebrate National Live Creative Day! Let us know what you’ll be creating in the comments below—share a photo if you have one! We’d love to see!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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