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4th of July Sale

Ready for a great way kick off your 4th of July celebration? Check out our 4th of July Independence Day Sale! Now you can take 15% off of the highest priced item in your shopping cart! So now may be the perfect time to pick up some of the products on your Summer Catalog “Wish List.”I know that I can definitely still think of a few things that I would love to have from our Summer Catalog!!! Remember those Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers? Yep, they are in there!

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I’ll show you a small sample of the just some of the items you will find in our Summer Catalog! There are lots of NEW items from HOTP that would be so much fun to add to your summer crafting stash! The catalog is a wonderful place to get lots of inspiring ideas for scrapbooking or card making!

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The Paper Wishes Summer 2014 Catalog has 401 new items for you to discover! There’s sure to be something in there that you can’t live without, so take advantage of this great sale and get 15% off your highest priced item!!!  We at Paper Wishes hope you have a safe, fun, and fantastic 4rth of July!

Amy

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Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes

If you haven’t yet heard of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers, then you are going to lose your mind when you see what they are all about. What are they, you ask? Only the coolest invention ever!!! Brimming with shimmer, these glitter brush markers are perfect for big and small titles, for outlining, and for embellishing. The markers contain a water-based pigment ink that is photo safe, acid-free, lightfast, odorless, and xylene-free, making it safe for all your paper crafts! The 0.8mm nylon brush tip has a fine point so you can easily control the glitter. Use very light pressure to make narrow lines, or just press a bit harder to achieve a broader stroke. Use the markers in card making, scrapbooking, on titles, to accent stamped images, and much more! This ingenious little marker allows you to add as little or as much sparkle as your heart desires! BUT WAIT – there’s more! They come in 12 different colors!

(To see how these project really shimmer in the light check out our Weekly Webisode featuring Wink of Stella Brush Markers)

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Going from left to right, first up is Landscape Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers you’ll get one glitter green, one glitter brown, and one glitter blue marker in this set.  You can purchase the Light Green Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker separately from the 3 packs. In the Flower Power Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers you’ll get one glitter violet, one glitter dark pink, and one glitter orange marker in this set. In the Pretty Garden Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers you’ll get one glitter green, one glitter pink, and one glitter yellow marker in this set. In this last set Elegant Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers you’ll get one glitter black, one glitter silver, and one glitter clear marker in this set. Trust me, once you try them your going to want all of them!!!

Thanks to our team of talented designers, we have several projects to share with you featuring these incredible pens!  First up is a beautiful, soft look that LeNae created using the Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush from the Elegant set, and the Dragonfly Small Stamp.  I love the subtle color in this card, and the Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush really sets off the dragonflies. And really, if you think about it, a clear glitter marker is so genius! Could they make adding glitter and shine any easier?!

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Would you like to know what else works flawlessly with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers? Hot Off The Press Color Me products! They’re black embossed designs that resist while the paper absorbs the color making it perfect for showing off that Stella Sparkle! Let’s take a look at Susan’s card that was made with the Ebony Color Me Winged Things Card Toppers, and Elegant Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush set. After coloring the paper in with Spectrum Noir pens, Susan went over the entire butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker! So while the Wink of Stella Markers produce great color on their own, They are also great for layering onto other colors!

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This next card by Gail has so much sparkle and shine to it! Gail used the Light Green Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker to color in the Kindred Spirits Scrapbooking Dazzles™! What a dazzling effect she created by outlining the Dazzles that are on vellum with the Silver Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

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Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers can add sparkle and pizazz to any crafting project. But be warned they are highly addicting, incredibly fabulous, and your going to want them in every sparkling color!!! Don’t for get to take a look at more exciting creations that show off many ways to use this amazing product at in our Weekly Webisode featuring Wink of Stella Brush Markers! Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

Amy

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Art Impression Stamps

I truly love to create a card that is humorous, and then watch the smile that spreads across the face of a friend as they are receiving it! Humorous stamps are always a great product to have in your arsenal of crafting supplies! These NEW Art Impressions cling rubber stamps are not only playful and artfully designed, but the images themselves will bring smiles & laughter to all your crafting projects, while giving you plenty of opportunity to express some creativity!

For instance, how about this Hog Wild Birthday Cling Rubber Stamp Set for your next birthday layout or card?  This comical stamp actually features two stamps – a large, adorable pig cling rubber stamp that measures 3”x3¼” and a separate sentiment that reads: “It’s your birthday… Go hog wild!” I absolutely love how she is jumping up in the air with cupcake in hand! Too cute!!

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Speaking of birthdays . . . what could be greater than this hilarious Cake Popper Cling Rubber Stamp Set?! This stamp would be great for a tag element on a special birthday layout! Plus, it would make a perfect card focal for your best girlfriends! This set features a large 4¼”x3″ cling rubber stamp and a separate sentiment.

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The Art Impressions Loungers Cling Rubber Stamp Set is just adorable, and will encourage all the women in your life to be fabulous! This playful cling rubber stamp set comes with two stamps as well – a large 3¼”x4″ cling rubber stamp and a separate sentiment. I really love the large size of the graphic images because they are perfect for coloring! You can use your Watercolor Pencils, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens (being sure to use a Memento™ ink pad so your stamped image doesn’t dissolve from the alcohol inks), Chalk Sets, or even Smooch™ Inks!

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Okay . . . This last one is definitely a knee-slapper! The Deep Breath Birthday Cling Rubber Stamp Set has the funniest fish desperately trying to get enough breath to blow out ALL those candles! (I can totally relate!) This stamp set features two stamps, including a 3”x3¾” cling rubber stamp and a separate sentiment that reads: “It’s your Birthday! …Deep Breath!” I would love to receive this as a birthday card, and I would love to give it to someone as well. I can imagine using it for different card themes besides a birthday, such as a new job, a new baby, retirement, or becoming “empty nesters.” It’s easy to think of lots of occasions when taking a “Deep Breath” is necessary!

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To add some finishing sparkle to these stamps, you could also use one of my favorite NEW products, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Markers! And if you haven’t seen these amazing markers yet, make sure you come back to read this Friday’s blog where I will be giving you my insider’s thoughts and ideas on these glittering, colorful, brush-style pens.

Amy

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New Paper Artist Embossing Folders!

Well the folks at Hot Off The Press have done it once again! They’ve just released two more MUST-HAVE embossing folders! Now sometimes we, as crafters, fail to see the full potential of our tools and supplies, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that there is just one way to use an embossing folder. Not true! Did you know you can add ink and paint to them? And they are not just for cardstock or paper either – you can emboss foil, wax paper, and even toilet paper and achieve some amazing effects! There are so many ways to use embossing folders to create one of a kind works of art! I should also point out what a terrific job the designers did highlighting the images in black which makes it super easy to identify each folder.

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I really love the Paper Artist Swirl Frame Embossing Folder by Hot Off The Press which contains a beautiful intricately-detailed frame measuring 4 1/8” x 5 7/8”. The frame design for this folder is what makes it so versatile! The center of the frame is perfect for highlighting a stamped sentiment. Below you can see how LeNae created a handmade paper frame using eight layers of toilet paper (!) to highlight her sentiment. So original!

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See instructions here.

 

For a completely different look, Susan cut the frame center from yellow paper, and placed it inside a blue embossed paper to frame her journaling. Another use for your Swirl Frame Embossing Folder would be to cut out the center, allowing you to place the frame over a favorite photo. And while your scissors are out, why not try cutting the frame corners apart to make decorative corner embellishments for your layouts and cards?!

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See instructions here.

 

This next folder that I so excited to show you is the Woven Lattice Embossing Folder. The Woven Lattice Embossing Folder, also from Hot Off The Press, contains a detailed image of a perfectly woven lattice rectangle which measures 4 1/8” x 5 7/8”. This folder is great for adding a textured background to any project. Susan created this next elegant card by using VersaMark Ink and Perfect Pearls Metallic Gold to highlight the lattice design. Simply highlighting the design allows you to make a simple, fast card that still has a lot of WOW factor!

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See instructions here.

 

 

I also wanted to show you all how LaNae used the same Woven Lattice Embossing Folder to make a beautiful textured background from aluminum foil! She layered several sheets to emboss, and then she did a bright color wash using Distress Paints! The colors are brilliant, and the unpainted foil border is so eye-catching!

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See instructions here.

 

You can even distress your embossed images by gently rubbing the raised areas with a sanding block or sandpaper, giving projects an aged or rustic feel. So now that your wheels are turning, it’s time to get out there and really start experimenting with these dynamic embossing folders. They are a great way to add some real dimension to your projects. Just imagine all the amazing looks you will create when you start combining all of your embossing options!

 

Happy Crafting!

 

Amy

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Interactive Blank Cards!

Hello fellow crafters! I can’t wait to share this next find with you! Hot Off The Press has just made our adventures in card making super simple & convenient! They have created 6 amazing Pre-cut blank card sets! Now we have truly unique card bases to work from to create our card masterpieces! Each set has 5 blank cards that measure 5”x 6 1/2””, plus matching envelopes. They include a paper pattern to help you cover the card front along with a project inspiration! You’ll have endless options with these fabulous blank card sets!

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Take a look at how sweet this first card turned out using the Oval Swing Die Cut Card, and Honeysuckle Artful Card Kit. I absolutely love the sentiment “Your the bee’s knees!” on the oval frame. When you open the card, the oval swings and reveals the bee on the backside of the oval. You can use these cards right side up, or upside down as pictured here. So clever!

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Instructions can be found here.

Ann created this lovely card using the Heart Swing card set,  Pretty Little Posies Double Sided Paper pack, and Garden of Posies 3-D Foil Papier Tole . She used the Heartfelt Greetings Stamps to stamp the sentiment on both sides of the heart frame. She also rounded the corners on the die-cut card which really compliments the rounded curves on the swinging heart!

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Instructions can be found here.

I am so in love with the bold colors in this Side Step card that LaNae made using Rhapsody double-sided scrapbooking papers, and Rhapsody Die-cuts. What a fun card to receive, and it would be great for displaying for everyone to see!

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Instructions can be found here.

Whimsical little birds can be found fluttering across the front of this next adorable card! Ann used Robin’s Red Paper Pack, and Robin’s Red Die-Cuts to add some whimsy to this Rectangle Swing card.

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Instructions can be found here.

If your looking to create a card that’s soft and subtle then this card created by Susan is perfect! She used Chalkboard Double-Sided Paper Pack , Chalkboard Ribbons Set , and White Chalkboard Sayings Dazzles™ for this beautiful card. Using the bold, black ribbon also helps to accentuate the cozy, muted tones of the paper.

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Instructions can be found here.

 Ann used Stolen Moments Double-Sided Paper to create this one of a kind card. This vintage inspired card opens up to reveal beautiful Stolen Moments Die-Cuts, and sentiments from Heartfelt Greetings Stamps. This card that’s sure to gain a smile from it’s recipient!

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Instructions can be found here.

As you can see these wonderful Die Cut cards can quickly (and easily) take your card making to the next level! Just think how impressed your friends and family will be when they see how these cards interact! You can see these cards, and even more projects in our Weekly Webisodes : Die-Cut cards!

Happy Crafting!

Amy

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Flying Wish Paper

Flying Wish Paper is only the coolest invention ever! It’s a small piece of paper that you write your wish on, and shape it as instructed in the directions, then light it and watch your wish magically lift & rise. It really does just float and then vanish into thin air! Your probably asking yourself what could I do with this magic little paper? What couldn’t you do! Imagine handing out these little papers at a wedding or baby shower. Guests could write their wishes for bride or mom to be and each person could light their wish and release it into the air. You’ll have everyone ooooing and awwwing and wishing it were their turn!

There are three options for this magical product. In the first we have the Flying Wish Paper small kit includes 15 sheets of Red Wish Papers, 5 Wish Platforms, one pencil plus illustrated! This kit is perfect for small projects, or small gatherings.

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In this Flying Wish Paper Large kit you’ll get 50 sheets of Purple Flying Wish Papers®, 25 platform cards, 5 pencils and illustrated instructions! It has a beautiful floral design that I think would be great for birthday parties or ladies luncheon!

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Here is Cardmaker’s & Stamper’s Flying Wish Paper Kit. That’s right, this is perfect for card making! Cardmaker’s and Stamper’s Flying Wish Paper kit includes 10 packs, each with 3 wishes and 1 platform. In addition, there are 15 blank platforms so you can stamp & emboss on them. I can see myself becoming highly addicted to this large kit with all the color combinations in it!

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Imagine all the ways to use this wonderful product in a card! You can give it in a card as a New Years resolution, or a graduate to send their wish into the future, or even as a way to remember someone special that you’ve lost. This magical activity will bring your friends & family together to share life’s special moments. If you would like to see how this product works (And you should see it, because it’s so stinkin’ cool!) Go to this link and click on the product video. I absolutely love the magical quality this innovative product has! I highly recommend adding a little magic to your life today!

Happy Crafting!

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Butterflies, Bikes, and Cake….Oh My!

Well hello there fellow Crafters! If your anything like me then you LOVE a good cutting die! I have 3 exceptional Paper Wishes cutting dies to share with you today! A great feature that Hot Off The Press offers on Paper Artist™ Cutting Dies, is that each include tips plus project ideas located on the back of each package. It’s always appreciated to have a little something to kick start your creativity.

First I would like to share with you is the unbelievably cute Paper Artist™ Bicycle Cutting Die! Bicycles in the summer, Bicycles in the spring, Bicycles for birthdays, Bicycles for any season! This adorable Bicycle and accent cutting dies are extremely versatile and perfect for card making, scrapbook pages, tags, and paper crafts! You’ll receive 5 cutting dies including a charming 5” x 3 ¾” bicycle with an adorable basket, 2 super cute balloons that are ¾” x 1”, a little flower plus bicycle tassels!

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I think this card by Ann is so charming, and the tassel’s on the handles are to die for! The Rhapsody Double-Sided Paper Pack adds so much vibrancy and color to make this such a happy card!

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Instructions can be found here

How about a bicycle cut from vellum! Susan used vellum with Chalkboard double-sided paper pack to create a soft pastel look.

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Instructions are found here

Next is a elegant Paper Artist™ 3 Butterflies & Shadows Cutting Dies!  These beautiful butterfly cutting dies are completely versatile and will add lovely touches to all your paper craft projects! Paper Artist™ Butterflies & Shadows comes with 5 cutting dies that include 3 butterfly cuttings dies and 2 Shadow Butterfly cutting dies. The cutting dies have beautiful details that range in size from 1” x ¾” to 3 3/8”x 2 ¼”.

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Just look at how gorgeous this card is that Ann created. Crocodile black paper and Gold StazOn is all she needed to create this sensational card!

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You can watch how to create this card by watching this Webisode

I love the softness of this creative card done by Ann using Chalkboard double-sided paper pack.

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Instruction can be found here

Last but not least it’s CAKE! Yum! Okay not the kind you eat, but this cutting die truly is YUMMY! It’s Paper Artist™ Cake, Candle and Flower Cutting Dies.  This Hot Off The Press cutting die is perfect for all types of occasions including weddings, and birthday for all ages plus can be used for masculine and feminine craft projects! This fun set comes with 3 festive cutting dies including a whimsical cake, a cute candle and versatile flower. These cutting dies range in size from 3” x 4 5/8” to ¼” x 1 1/8.

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Want chocolate cake? Gail shows us how easy it is to create this chocolate inspired card by using Stolen Moments Paper Pack, Gold Ripple Holographic Paper, Smart & Sassy Stamp Set, and the Bronze Encrusted Jewels Kit!

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Instructions can be found here

Here is a completely different look for the Paper Artist™ Cake, Candle and Flower Cutting Dies using the Rhapsody Double-Sided Paper Pack, and Black Jewel Dazzles™. It really has a Pop Art feel to it, and would really brighten anyone’s day!

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Instructions found here

Don’t forget about using your cutting dies to create fabulous scrapbook pages! Every piece of the Paper Artist™ Cake, Candle and Flower Cutting Dies was used to create this fun page made by yours truly! It was really fun using the negative space from the cutting die to hold my title, and the Chalkboard double-sided paper pack adds a subtle feminine touch! Try stretching you creativity by creating an entire page with just one cutting die!

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Instructions can be found here

 You can always find more inspiration in our Weekly Webisode Gallery, and you can find a episode with more ideas for these and other great cutting dies here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting!

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It’s WOW Week!

Crafter’s it’s time to get super excited!

It’s WOW week! Another fantastic WEEK OF WEBISODES  featuring Ann Barba’s Summer Look!

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Everyday you can join us in the Weekly Webisode gallery where you’ll see

a different video everyday featuring lots of Ann’s fantastic ideas!

You are not going to want to miss out on this! So jump on over to the gallery, and be inspired!

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Simply Ann

Hey Crafters! Have you recently check out Ann Barba’s Simply Ann page? If you haven’t, you really must! It’s packed full of amazing techniques and ideas. The very talented and innovative Ann Barba’s video blog offers detailed, step-by-step video guides to making beautiful and creative projects.

Let me show you just a small sample of what you can expect to see on her blog!

Look at these adorable cards she made using Rhapsody Paper Pack and Rhapody EmbelliesThinking of You Lightbulb Small Stamp  and  Pocket watch Small Stamp . I’m crazy in love with how she incorporated the small stamps and Embellies together!

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I love how Ann placed groupings of the Rhapody Embellies on the front of this card. She also used Rhapsody Die-Cuts to create the flower!

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Talk about Stinkin’ Cute! Look how darling this camera card is! Ann created it by placing Camera Dazzles™ on top of Black Peacock paper.

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Ann finished out the cards by adding cute little extras to the inside of each one!

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Love these card ideas? Well Paper Wishes has made it easy for you to make them by putting together a bundle for you! It’s called Simply Ann May and be found HERE.

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Ann has detailed instructions on how to make each of these adorable cards in a video found on Simply Ann. You can check out the video as well as other great Ideas from Ann by clicking HERE!

Let Ann’s inspiring work get you creating something today! Happy Crafting!

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Dad’s Day is Fast Approaching!

Good Day Crafters! As you may well know Dad’s Day is fast approaching! Paper wishes has everything you need to help you create that special project or card for the exceptional men in your life! Right now you can take 20% off of selected masculine products to help you complete those Father’s Day projects!

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I thought I would share with you some of our favorite products to use for Father’s Day Cards. There Dazzles of course! We love these black Masculine Dazzles™  for the Dad who loves music, computers, or just likes to work with tools. This 4×9 sheet has 64 pieces including tools, musical notes, stars, words and more!

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Just look at these 2 beautiful cards made with Masculine Dazzles™. LeNae created this first card for the Dad who loves to Rock Out!

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Instructions can be found here

Check out this bi-fold card Ann created that looks like a wallet!

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Instructions can be found here

These classic Vintage Cars Dazzles™  are a collection of 21 classy black stickers with gold edgings that are perfect for a one of a kind masculine card!

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I love how the Vintage Cars Dazzles™  and Steampunk Paper Pack were used to create this beautiful card.

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Instructions can be found here

Is your man a real Hipster? Then Rad Dad Dazzles™ are the perfect choice!  These fun Rad Dad Dazzles™ come on a 4”x9” sheet with 36 stickers that includes top hats, moustaches, hip glasses, bikes, plus fun sentiments and words including “HIP STAR”, “Rad”, “Dad”, and “Dads are the original hipsters”.

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Ann used Honeysuckle Artful Card Kit with the Rad Dad Dazzles™ to make this fun and funky card!

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Instructions can be found here

Look how these same Dazzle™s can be used to create another look . Gail used Simply Susan Double-Sided Paper Pack and Card Hardware Dazzles™  to make this hip card!

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Instructions can be found here

I would love to chat more but I really mus-tache! (sorry, I just had to go there ; )

From tools, computers, music, classic cars, or mustaches. . . Paper Wishes has everything you need to make that special project for the one of kind Dad in your life. Have a wonderful weekend, and happy crafting!

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