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Cardmaking WOW is coming up!

The Cardmaking Week of Webisodes (WOW) is right around the corner! It doesn’t actually start until Monday May, 16 but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the goodies Teresa used to create the cards. And I wanted to share with you too!

We’ve decided to try something new for this Cardmaking Week of Webisodes, we’re pre-selling the bundles of cardmaking supplies Teresa has used to create her cards. This way you can play along with Paulette and Ann as they show all of Teresa’s wonderful creations!

Click on each of the images below to order the kit!

Monday: Amazing Folded Cardmaking

Tuesday: Artsy Collage for Cardmaking

Wednesday: Batik & Nature's Watercolors Cardmaking

Thursday: Jewel Cardmaking & 3-D Flowers

Friday: Enchanted & Serendipity Cardmaking

For those of you who don’t know, Teresa Welch is one of our fabulous designers! She used to be the VP here at Hot Off The Press and has since moved away, but she still works closely with us. She has created some of our most popular templates, like 15 Lovely Labels, 25 Hearts and Super Stars.

15 Lovely Labels Template

25 Hearts Template

Super Stars Template

 

She has also created some of our best selling CD’s and DVD’s. Her newest Teresa’s Amazing Folded Cards is featured in the upcoming Week of Webisodes, but it already has rave reviews! Some of my other favorites of Teresa’s are the Card Greetings & Sentiments CD and Teresa’s Card Sketches CD.

Amazing Folded Cards DVD

Card Sketches CD

Card Greetngs & Sentiments CD

Teresa is also responsible for the Cardmaking Week of Webisodes, Christmas Cardmaking Week of Webisodes (in August) and the First Look Week of Webisodes (in January). I know you’ll love her original designs and great techniques! So come play along!

 

Let us know what you think of Teresa’s products and webisodes! Leave us a comment!

National Scrapbook Day!

National Scrapbook Day is this Saturday, May 7! We published our first scrapbooking book, back in 1996. (We didn’t even call them scrapbooks then, we called them memory albums).

Snip Your Snapshots Book

I went into the archives and pulled it out and there’s some great stuff in those first how-to books, like the journaling techniques and some paper piecing ideas. But, one thing I’m glad we don’t do anymore is cutting up our photos! The styles have definitely changed, but all styles have changes in the last 15 years!

Paper Pizazz® was the first line of scrapbooking paper books. Here are some of our first paper books, see what I mean about the styles changing? Our first paper books were all 8 ½”x11” books, we didn’t even come out with 12”x12” until 1998.

 

Baby Scrapbooking Papers

Christmas Scrapbooking Papers

Wedding Scrapbooking Papers

School Scrapbooing Papers

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day here’s a coupon for 15% off the highest priced item in your cart. Simply use coupon code NSD11 at checkout.

 

National Scrapbook Day Coupon


Ann, one of our in-house designers and Paulette’s co-host on the webisodes, also put together this fun scrapbook page. Click on the page to below to get the full supply list and complete instructions.

 

Free Scrapbook Page Design

My favorite thing about this page, besides the new Batik papers and Batik ribbons, is the quote.

A birth certificate shows you were born, a death certificate shows that you died,

a scrapbook shows that you lived.

This fabulous quote Paulette received from one of our customers. Everyone here at the office loved it once they saw it! So much so that we put together a FREE download with the quote and some extra art–just for you! Just click on the link below to download it!

Scrapbook Quote

I would love to know what you are doing for National Scrapbook Day. Just leave me a note in the comments!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Now, let’s get busy Scrapbooking!

Welcome to the Paper Wishes Blog!

I am super excited about this new endeavor!

I’ll be talking about scrapbooking, cardmaking and all things papercrafts! I’ll even share some other crafts, too! This blog will give a sneak peak into what we do; how we do it and all the fun, creative ideas that our designers come up with every single day.

I’ll also be having contests, giveaways, special coupons, promos and more for just for you! So be sure to come back and visit! This is the place to find all things Paper Wishes!

I’d like to hear from you, too! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Mother’s Day Ideas

Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I wanted to show you some really great projects that use our new Sew Sweet Dazzles™ and all sorts of fun sewing embellishments! These are great ideas for Mother’s Day cards and gifts!

Sew Sweet Card

card inside

 

I really love the border on the Sew Sweet Dazzles™ ; it’s amazing how much it pops when backed with paper, like LeNae did here. And these clothes Hanger Clips are so cute! They’re perfect for attaching a greeting.

wood buttons

Wood buttons

These wood buttons are so versatile! LeNae chalked them here but she used inkpads on the chipboard pieces below, there are so many ways to embellish these blank pieces, you could even use glitter .

 

Great Gift Idea–Stretched Canvas

Sew Sweet Canvas Collage

A collaged canvas is a great way to use your cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies for gift ideas. Simply ink or paint the canvas then decorate!

I love these Button and Still Sew Cute chipboard pieces from Maya Road. LeNae colored them with Aged Mahogany and Tumbled Glass Distress inks to get a great color that matches the Heritage Papers perfectly! The mini wooden spools are wrapped with Color Infusions thread to give them a touch of sparkle.

These are great ideas for mom, grandma or even your daughter (who may also be a mom).

Let me know what you’ve made for your Mom, leave a comment or upload an image!