Sneak Preview: What’s NEW Wednesday & Hunkydory WOW!

We have some amazing finds for you this coming Wednesday—especially if you’re a Hunkydory fan! Here are two new stamp sets from Hunkydory (below)—one for the holidays, and one for birthdays! I just love those fuzzy Christmas owls, and will look forward to using the birthday set year round!

 

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By LeNae Gerig

 

LeNae’s card also uses Hunkydory’s new Essential Book of Foiled Cardstock! There are two sets, masculine & feminine, and both are truly stunning!

 

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For The Men

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For The Ladies

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My final favorite actually comes in 9 different designs and they’re all pretty incredible! Hunkydory’s Stylish Silhouettes are finely detailed, laser cut designs ready for you to clip apart and add to any project! Here are a couple of my favorite sets:

 

Stylish Silhouettes Beautiful Baubles

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Stylish Silhouettes Christmas Cheer

 

Just take a look at Gail’s card, below! She’s used the Stylish Silhouettes shown above for her focal and greeting, and the inked edges create a such gorgeous, finished look!

 

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Gail’s card above also features Gold & Silver Mirri Die-Cuts—these are made exclusively for Paper Wishes! Just pop them out and they’re ready to add to your projects!

 

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All these items & more will be available this Wednesday!  Plus, it’s a Week of Webisodes featuring new project ideas every day starting on Saturday (today for VIPs!)—all featuring new holiday goodies from Hunkydory! There’s plenty of ideas and inspiration—so don’t miss a single day! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Michelle Gustafson

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Goodbye Pumpkins, Hello Turkeys!

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Halloween at Hot Off The Press & Paper Wishes was another great success! We held our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and there were some really fun and creative entries as always!

Everyone voted for their top 5 favorites which were tallied up by Scott (aka The Fun Dude).

 

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We also had a surprise visit from our favorite trick or treater, Paulette’s granddaughter, Penelope!

 

Paulette & Penelope checking out the Fairy House Pumpkin!

 

Scott shared this year’s Top 5 Halloween Candies (#1 is Kit Kat, #2 is Reese’s, #3 is Smarties, #4 is Starbursts & #5 is Nerds) and then the contest winners were announced!

 

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1st Place: Gail Booth & The Google Pumpkin!

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2nd Place: Paulette & her Fairy House Pumpkin

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3rd Place: Kelcie from Graphics & the Carved Owl Pumpkin!

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4th Place: LeNae & her SCARY friend…

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And I was lucky enough to win 5th Place!

 

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Congrats & thank you to everyone who participated!

 

Afterwards, Penelope did a little reverse trick-or-treating, visiting each of us to share some candy! What a sweetie!

So now that we’ve all survived Halloween, it’s time to welcome November, and begin thinking about Thanksgiving. Have you seen this cute Thanksgiving Turkey stamp & cutting die set from Sizzix!? I just love potential for gorgeous layering, as well as the greeting, “Gobble until you wobble!” Too funny!

 

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Click here to learn more!

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Happy November!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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Song Birds Collection + Bonus WNW Sneak Peek!

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Have you seen our beautiful Song Birds collection yet? In lovely shades of pink, blue and tan, this versatile collection includes 12″x12″ double-sided scrapbooking papers, Dazzles™ stickers, Foiled Fancies™ embossed die-cuts, and some of my favorite Foil Paper Tole ever! (Those birds are just so sweet!)

As usual, our Design Team has done some amazing things with this collection—just take a look! LeNae’s card below features Song Birds papers, plus Song Birds Foiled Fancies™! She’s sanded the Foiled Fancies™ and stamped them using our Fancy Patterns stamp set. What a gorgeous result!

 

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Click here for instructions!

 

The card below also features sanded Foiled Fancies™ with the addition of Song Birds Scrapbooking Dazzles™ stickers. Backing Dazzles™ is probably one of my favorite things—all you do is place the outline sticker onto your desired paper, and then cut next to the Dazzles™ edge for a fast, beautiful accent!

 

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Click here for instructions!

 

This collection is also perfect for creating stunning scrapbook pages. Here, LeNae has added Scrapbooking Dazzles™, and the nest with wreath embellishment is from Song Birds Foiled Paper Tole!

 

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Click here for instructions!

 

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Song Birds Foil Paper Tole

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Song Birds Ribbon Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey and while you’re here, here’s a bonus sneak peek at What’s NEW Wednesday! I’m super excited for our latest collection of 20 Never-Before-Seen Christmas Dazzles™! This set has all your favorite Christmas Dazzles™ in exclusive, brand new colors and finishes! Stock up on these for beautifully easy holiday cardmaking! Available starting this Wednesday for just $19.99!

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20 Never-Before-Seen Christmas Dazzles™

 

Also just in time for Christmas, What’s NEW Wednesday will also feature NEW 3D Shading Cling Rubber Stamps—just stamp your image in black, and then color for a realistic, dimensional look! 6 styles will be available Wednesday!

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Come back in two days to see these new items and more!

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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SNEAK PREVIEW: What’s NEW This Coming Wednesday!

 

Add a whole bunch of cute to your Christmas cards this year with the latest card toppers from Hobby House. Each adorable sheet contains 6 beautifully colored illustrations just waiting for your next holiday project!

 

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North Pole Toppers from Hobby House

 

Each topper is already die cut, so all you do is pop it out and add it to your card! You could also mat the toppers, die cut them or do BOTH as Debbie’s done with her card above.

Debbie used one of our Design Team’s all-time favorite cutting die sets (some of the most versatile you’ll find or use ever)—8 Scallops & Circles cutting dies.

 

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8 Circles & Scallops cutting die set

 

 

Christmas Village Card Toppers by Hobby House

Christmas Village Card Toppers by Hobby House

 

You could also transform them into wonderful holiday snow globes as Debbie’s done above using Hot Off The Press’ Snowglobe cutting die set. And of course there’s a stamp set to match! 😉

 

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Snowglobe Cutting Die Set from Hot Off The Press

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Snowglobe Silicone Stamp Set from Hot Off The Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are all the new Christmas Card Topper designs we’ll be carrying starting Wednesday! Just look for them under “What’s NEW Wednesday” where you’ll find all our latest arrivals—they’re available everyday! 😀

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Coming Up On What’s NEW Wednesday!

 

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all been enjoying What’s NEW Wednesday! It’s been so exciting having brand new goodies to check out each week, so I thought I’d share just a few of my favorites that will be coming up this Wednesday (just two more days!)

 

 

First off is this super handy magnetic case from ArtBin! We know that it’s all too easy to cut yourself while using a craft knife or changing blades (once Susan even had to get stitches!) This case lets you have your tools handy and in place—while keeping your fingers safe. The bottom of the case is magnetic, keeping retractable pen knives, blade refills, pins & other metal items perfectly in place!

 

 

Another great find this week is the new Spectrum Noir™ Video Tutorial DVD from Crafter’s Companion! In addition to their alcohol markers, Spectrum Noir™ has recently released watercolor and glitter markers. This fun DVD shows you how to use them all! Blending, shading, watercolor effects and more—it’s all right here!

 

And while you still have your markers out…

 

You can also combat the symptoms of “Early Onset Holiday Stress Disorder” (yes, I made that up) by diving into one of these wonderful, brand new coloring books from our friends at Fox Chapel!

 

Chalk Style Holiday Coloring Book

Click here to buy!

 

I LOVE this coloring book! It features stunning artwork ready to color with your favorite markers or pencils (and plenty of samples for you to reference) plus there are quotes and areas for journaling! Use this book to document all your favorite 2016 holiday memories—colored by you!

 

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Sample Coloring Page

 

Here’s another unique one—Color Me A Quote features TONS of beloved quotes from Einstein to Shakespeare and from Hepburn to Bowie! They’re beautiful, fun-to-color designs! This would be a fabulous gift for anyone who enjoys coloring!

 

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Click here to buy!

 

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Sample Coloring Page

 

And lastly—who doesn’t love kittens!? If you’re a cat lover or know someone who is, pick up this coloring book that’s filled to the brim with adorable kittens in lots of sweet themes!

 

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Click here to buy!

 

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Sample Coloring Page

 

We are having so much fun finding the best new items for you every week! Come back in just 2 days to see these items and many more! Have you found any What’s NEW Wednesday favorites yet? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

 

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Follow Up To Girlfriends Getaway 2016!

Ready for the girlfriends to arrive!

Girlfriends Getaway 2016 was AMAZING as always, and this year especially fun for me as I was able to attend and participate along with everyone else!

I came with my mom/crafting buddy, who actually took Paulette’s “Dough Art” class back when I was a mere toddler! As they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” and we arrived ready to craft!

 

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I’ve never had the chance to take a class from Paulette before, and obviously I’ve been missing out. Not only were the projects amazing, but Paulette’s unique brand of “tough love” humor kept me both entertained and on task!

One of my favorite projects was this first little snowflake we created with Snowflakes Foiled Fancies™. The kit comes with everything you need to add it to a card or scrapbook page, but Mom & I opted to make matching ornaments. It was so fun embellishing these with Teal Jewel Dazzles™ stickers!

 

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I want a Christmas tree full of these!

 

In between projects, names were drawn from a basket to pick winners for the door prizes—a seemingly endless table of gift bags that were each PACKED with papers, stamps, cutting dies, markers & too many other goodies to list!

 

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Bring on gift bags!

 

Here we are working on what was easily the favorite project of the day—creating our own clocks! This was so fun to do and so EASY! I was a little worried when I saw the small bag of parts, but it was actually very simple to assemble and my beautiful, functioning customized clock now hangs on my wall at home!

 

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Covering our clocks with stunning Mystic Garden paper!

 

I’d also like to mention that the first batch of clocks we used were crafted by Mike Jarvey himself! And they SOLD OUT. Nicely done, Mike!

 

Look at their clocks! So fun!

 

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No one can resist the Dollar Table!

 

It was an amazing day, and if you weren’t able to be there, don’t worry!

We have put together a special Girlfriends Getaway 2016 Kit with DVD so you’ll be able to create all these projects & more, guided by Paulette herself!

 

2016 Girlfriends Getaway Kit! Click to learn more!

2016 Girlfriends Getaway Kit! Click to learn more!

 

We have also made our new Square & Round Creative Clock Kits available so you can create as many clocks as you’d like! The Clock Stencil is sold separately. I’ll definitely be picking up a couple more of these kits for Christmas gifts! And it sounds like I’d better hurry—Lori, our Personal Shopper Assistant, has already gotten eight of them. We are just a little excited about this! 😀

 

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Circle Creative Clock Kit—click here to learn more!

 

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Square Creative Clock Kit—click here to learn more!

 

Were you at Girlfriends Getaway? Tell us your favorite part! I had a blast getting to meet so many new people, and I’m already looking forward to next year! I want to thank everyone who attended, and made it such a fun day! You are ALL the best part of Paper Wishes!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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2016 World Card Making Day Winners!

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Congratulations to Linda & Daria who won our 2016 World Card Making Day Contest with these gorgeous cards! They definitely capture the spirit of Thankfulness and will each receive a gift certificate to Paper Wishes. As always, all your entries were submitted to the Paper Wishes staff yesterday who voted for their favorites. It was fun to see so many beautiful cards in so many different styles! You are truly a talented bunch!!

I also wanted to say congratulations to Judy Headrick who won the World Card Making Day Challenge over on our Message Board! Their challenge was to create an interactive or multi-fold Halloween card, and Judy knocked it out of the park with her Halloween Booklet Card:

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Judy will also receive a Paper Wishes gift certificate! So much creativity—nicely done, ladies!

A big THANK YOU to absolutely everyone who participated and made this contest a big success! Also, just a reminder that today is our first ever What’s NEW Wednesday! Click the image below to see everything new this week!

Happy Fall!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

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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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Buy These Supplies Here!

 

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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