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Greetings crafting friends!

Have you peeked at the NEW 2014 Winter Paper Wishes® Catalog??  You are in for a complete treat, as you’ll find soo many wonderful goodies, products, projects and techniques! 444 NEW Items and 376 Ideas!

This week I’d like to highlight some NEW Templates & Stencil along with some fabulous projects from the design team at Hot Off The Press! I’ll be featuring Lovely Template, Flower Medley Stencil, Bloom Template! Our designers have used them in so many creative ways, making each template soooo versatile! Sure to inspire your creative spirit!

Susan Cobb & Gail Booth, have used the templates & stencils with a variety of techniques including inks, sprays, embossing paste, crackle embossing paste, distress inks and more! Below are some scrapbooking pages and hand made cards that Susan & Gail created to show you different ways that these handy tools can be used!

The Projects… 

Gail made this striking card using the Colorbox Lovely 6″x6″ Template. She used a combination of embossing pastes, and distress inks to create this one of a kind card. You can find instructions here.


A little tip: You can use these templates and stencil for card making, scrapbooking and more! They may be small but they are a mighty tool!  Plus they aren’t  just for small areas, you can create all over patterns.

Have you noticed that Mixed Media is EVERYWHERE! On cards, scrapbook pages, mini albums…everywhere! Below are a few examples of a Mixed Media Scrapbook page along with a card. You can also join us each week for Weekly Webisodes! We might being featuring a webisode on Mixed Media! So stay tuned!!

Susan created this amazing scrapbook page by using the 5″x8″ Flower Medley Dylusions Stencil, and white embossing paste on pattern paper. Then sprayed it with  Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Spray Ink. The results really pop on our Robin’s Red paper. You can find instructions here.


Susan used the same technique to and visual interest to this card. Same technique, just in a smaller area! Wouldn’t this card be such a lovely surprise to receive in the mail?  If you would like to make this card look here for instructions.


Gail used the ColorBox  Bloom 6″x6″ Template to make this dramatic floral card using copper embossing paste. Easy to make and with impressive results you’ll definitely want to make this card. You can find product and instructions needed here.

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Fabulous templates & stencils plus fabulous projects! Add some of these stencils and templates to your collection, and you will see that the crafting possibilities are endless! I hope I’ve inspired your creative spirit!

Thank you for visiting The Paper Wishes Blog!

~ Amy :)

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Brand New Additions to Our Blog!

We are so excited to bring you some new features to our blog. We will have project ideas, color inspirations, new techniques and much more! My name is Amy Hurley-Purdie and I’m a new designer at HOTP, and could not be more excited about sharing time with all our wonderful friends (that’s YOU!) on this blogging adventure. First a little bit about who I am and what I do. I am a wife and mother to 9 children, some of brought into this world and some I’ve been blessed with the gift of becoming their mother. Mother to many, wife to one and friend to all : ) I’ve been a designer in the scrapbooking and card industry for 16 years. I love art and creating. I love sharing that love with others. I’m a bold, sophisticated vintage gal with a note of sassy and crazy. And a pinch of Geek! I love ALL THINGS paper crafting, and my favorite thing about this hobby is that it is a hobby where strangers can come together and share their crafting stash freely, and uplift one another with encouragement through their love of art! Crafters are the best!!!


Here are some of my favorite projects that I’ve worked on lately . . .


I LOVE our new Fancy Feathers paper pack. It is so bright and beautiful with lots of jewel tone colors and whimsical feathers. I used the We-r Memory Keeper Gift Box Punch Board to create this adorable box. The  rhinestones eternal swirl  and Gold Pearl Feather Dazzles™ really finish it off. (instructions)



I am so excited about our new Love & 5 hearts cutting die. It is really versatile and you can create lots of different designs with it. I also used Simply Susan paper pack and Heart to Heart Greetings Stamp Set.  (instructions card 1 & card 2 )


Here we have the front and inside of a card I did using the Grapefruit Paper pack, Smart and Sassy Sayings Stamp, 3 Lacy Labels Cutting Die, Bodacious Blooms cutting die (don’t even get me started about how fabulous this cutting die is!!!) and of course the Mixed Media Doll Stamp #8. I love how bright it turned out and of course it’s about one of my favorite subjects SHOES! (instructions)

Well that’s a small tidbit about me, and I can’t wait to hear more about all of your favorites too.

I look forward to blog about our shared passion in paper crafting.

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Save 20% on Papier Tole die-cut embellishments!

Take 20% OFF Selected Papier Tole die-cut embellishment this week! Add beautiful focals with versatile Papier Tole. Use them individually or layer them onto all your projects!!!

Click here all the beautiful Papier Tole die-cuts embellishments!!!

Here’s some fun, simple and beautiful projects using some of the Papier Tole on sale this week. Don’t miss this chance to save!!


Farmer’s Preserve Foil Papier Tole – click here!




Geometrics Pyramid Papier Tole



North Country Papier Tole



Strawberry Jam Foil Papier Tole



Floral Boutique Foil Papier Tole



Confetti Play Papier Tole



White Truffle 3D Papier Tole

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Stamp Camp – Week of Webisodes going on now!


Greetings! It’s that time of the year.. we are headed to Stamp Camp!

Join us for a whole week of webisodes – featuring Stamp Camp 2013! You are in for a treat as we feature 5 fabulous days of New craft products, craft demonstrations, Tons of craft inspirations and best of all a ton of Savings!

Yesterday we kicked off Stamp Camp with Teresa Welch’s newest DVD – Stamp Camp 2!! Click here to view this day

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Here’s a few of the projects featured!

Day 2 – Featuring Watercolor Pencils!!! (Click on the link to view now)

Today’s webisode features NEW Watercolor pencil sets! Join Paulette & Gail as they feature these fabulous pencils, plus watercolor demonstrations and give you inspiration for card making, scrapbook pages backgrounds and so much more!

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Come play with us!

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Winner of Paper Wishes® Father’s Day Contest


Hope you all had a great Father’s this past Sunday.

It’s seems simple to create something for our girlfriends, sisters, moms and other “female” type projects. But when it comes to the guys in our lives, things might be trickery. We hope that we make things easier when creating a masculine project. Our wonderful designers always create something new with “masculine” colors and patterns in mind.

But without further ado, winner of Paper Wishes® 2013 Mother’s Day Contest is:

Ginny Osborne


Ginny used Chocolate & Steampunk papers, Family & friends Dazzles™, Brown suede paper, Just a little Greeting stamp, and Hardware, Border & Vintage Car Dazzles™! We love the layout of the card, plus the way she used profile of the Vintage Car Dazzle™. Impressive!

Congrats Ginny! Ginny, please send an email to subject: Father’s Day Contest winner for complete instruction.

A big thank-you to everyone who participated and submitted projects! You made it very hard to pick a winner! We are thankful that you are part of our Paper Wishes® Family!

Have a great day and don’t forget to smile!


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Father’s Day Contest!


Show Dad he rocks, by creating a hand made card, scrapbook page or a fun paper craft just for him!  The bonus is, submit your completed project and you’ll be enter and possibly win a $25.00 Paper Wishes® Gift Certificate!

Father’s Day Contest Rules:

  1. Create a card or scrapbook page featuring Dad, Pops or Father, using Paper Wishes® items as the main focus.
  2. Please make sure to list products used on your project and please NOTE: projects submitted without a product list, will be disqualified.
  3. Contest will run from Sunday, June 9, 2013 thru Monday, June 17th, 2013
  4. Winner will be announced; on Wednesday June 19, 2013 on Paper Wishes Facebook page and the winner will be contacted via email.
  5. Winner will receive $25.00 Paper Wishes® Gift Certificate
  6. One entry per person; please be sure to add your email address.
  7. Please post all entries to Paper Wishes® Blog – see down below to add pictures of your entry.
  8. Winner will receive $25.00 Paper Wishes® Gift Certificate


Do you need some inspiration? Here’s a perfect card, created by Susan Cobb using Hot Off The Press’ NEWEST paper pack, Geometrics!

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Plus we’ve also included a Dad’s Super Saver!  Click here to see the Super Saver!

 Don’t forget to Celebrate Dad and Take 20% OFF Selected “Masculine” products! Grab some “Dad” themed goodies and maybe a little something for you! Valid June 9th – June 17th.

Click here to shop “Masculine” products now!

Good Luck! Happy Father’s Day from Paper Wishes®

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Winner of our Mother’s Day Contest!


Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day this past Sunday. We were blessed with a bit of sunny here in Oregon! And believe me we are lucky to have sunshine, during this time of the year. I’d like to apologize for the delay in announcing the winner. It took us a little longer to determine a winner, since we had so many lovely projects to choose from! 

So without further ado, the winner of Paper Wishes® 2013 Mother’s Day Contest is:

Barbara Cozart


We loved the layout of the card, plus how she used Color Me papers along with 3D Butterfly Dazzles™. Very lovely and well put together! Congrats! Barbara, please send an email to subject: Mother’s Day Contest winner for complete instruction.

We’d like to thank everyone who participate and submitted projects. As stated earlier, there were so many wonderful projects and we are so delighted that you are part of our Paper Wishes® Family!! Thank you! Thank you!

Have a great day and don’t forget to smile!




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Celebrate Mother’s Day & WIN!!

Show mom how much you love her, by creating a card or scrapbook page especially for her. The bonus is, you’ll get to enter your project into our contest and possibly win a $25.00 Paper Wishes® Gift Certificate!   If you need some inspiration, click on the super cute card down below! And don’t forget to check out the SUPER SAVER!






Mother’s Day Contest Rules:

  1. Create a card or scrapbook page featuring MOM, MUM or MOTHER, using Paper Wishes® products as the main focus.
  2. Contest will run from Sunday, May 5, 2013 thru May 13, 2013
  3. Winner will be announced, on Tuesday May 14, 2014 on Paper Wishes® Facebook page & Paper Wishes® Blog and winner will be contacted via email.
  4. One entry per person; please be sure to add your email address.
  5. Please post all entries to Paper Wishes® Blog – see down below to add pictures of your entry.
  6. Winner will receive $25.00 Paper Wishes® Gift Certificate

Happy Mother’s Day from Paper Wishes®

Good Luck!

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NEW Paper Wishes® 2013 Summer Catalog!!

It’s arrived in full force! We gathered 422 NEW goodies! We are sure you’ll find something you just can’t live without!


Plus we are SUPER excited to announce our NEW online catalog!! Click here to check it out!

We hope you enjoy all the new collections, plus the other goodies that’s packed into this Summer catalog!




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Come Meet Erica Hettwer! HOTP’s Newest Designer!

Welcome, Erica Hettwer, the newest member of our PW/HOTP Family!  I had a moment to sit and chat with Erica, once she settled in.

Erica Hettwer - Craft Project Designer

We are delighted that Erica’s is part of our family and I love her energy and creative spirit. It’s always exciting to see the “talents” of our designers, and Erica comes from a long history of crafting. Take a moment to find out a bit more about Erica.

 A little about Erica –

I was born and raised here in Canby, Oregon and so working here is quite literally a dream come true. I’ve been married for almost eight years now to my tall, dark and goofy husband, Andrew. We’ve got two kiddos. Mickey is six and a half and Audrey’s just about to turn four. We live on a couple acres just south of town and have a dog, cat, goat and a cow! I’m hoping to add some chickens to the mix in a few years.



I started crafting at young age as I come from a long line of quilters. My mom taught me how to cross-stitch in the 4th grade and my granny taught me how to crochet about the same time.

I’ve been on scrapbooking design teams and have been lucky enough to have some cards published in magazines like Paper Crafts and Scrapbook Trends. I’m really excited about getting my first layout in the Sept/Oct issue of Creating Keepsakes!

What exactly will you working on?

I’m a Project Designer here at Hot Off The Press and I love it! I get to create cards and scrapbook pages all day. I’m also starting to do product videos so if you hear me sounding a little nervous during some of them, its because I’m so new!  I also work mostly from home so I can still be with my kids and that is the very best part of this job.

What inspires your creativity?   

I love challenges. My favorite part of this job is getting pretty strict guidelines, “use this and make this” and then finding a creative and fun way to make that work. Something about that just gets my creative juices flowing. Another way I get inspired is by cleaning my craft room. Just seeing all the fun stuff I have gives me ideas and then off I go! Of course, my room never really gets cleaned though. ;-)

Favorite tool you love to work with:    

My favorite everyday tool is the Tonic Paper Trimmer. It cuts so straight and the size markings are nice and easy to see. I also love HOTP stamps. They give such a clean impression and have some great designs!

Favorite “tricks” when creating?

One of my favorite tricks is fussy cutting. I love either cutting out images from my papers to use as embellishments or cutting along the edge of a pattern to create my own custom border!

Have you found something you can’t like without, in other words, a favorite product?

I’m crazy about the new Happy Days line. The colors are just amazing and my One Little Word for this year is Happy! I also adore all of the crepe ribbons in our ribbon packs. They have a casual elegance that I can’t get enough of.


Thanks Erica for taking some time and letting us into your world.  As you walk down the halls here at HOTP, you can hear Erica’s delightful giggles. Not that she’s messing around, ;-) she just brings her attitude of sunshine!

Again, Erica, welcome to Paper Wishes & HOTP – we are excited you are here!

Thanks for reading my little blog!

~ Cristina


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