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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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Father’s Day Webisode

Happy Wednesday Crafters!

It’s always nice to find a collection of men’s inspired crafting products! Especially one’s that feature mustaches and Bowler Hat’s!!! Our Weekly Webisode is featuring fantastic finds to create something unique for that special man in your life! Be sure to watch it because there are lots of fun ideas that are sure to kick start your creativity!

For this Webisode Paper Wishes has created a Father’s Day 2014 Money Saver bundle that’s perfect for creating some amazing Father’s day projects!

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Here’s a peek at just some of what’s featured in this super fun Webisode! Check out this adorable card created by Brenda using the Fan-Tash-Tique Paper Craft Kit , and Gold Jewel Border Dazzles™.

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 Instructions can be found here

Look how LeNae combined the Fan-Tash-Tique Paper Craft Kit and Thinking of You Small Stamp Set  to make this unique card. I love how she used the  Thinking of You Small light bulb stamp to create this amusing background!

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Instructions can be found here

These products are also perfect for layouts that feature your favorite guys! Like this one that was created by Lenae using the  Fan-Tash-Tique Paper Craft Kit and Mustache & Glasses Small Stamp Set .

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Instructions can be found here

Be sure to visit the Weekly Webisode gallery and watch our Father’s Day episode as well as many other episodes featuring lots and lots of amazing ideas!

I hope these great products and samples inspire you to create

something incredible for the man in your life! Happy Crafting!

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Stamp Your Heart Out!

Hey Crafters!!! It’s time to get your stamp on! You can save on over 100 stamps from now until the 25th!

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 Get 20% off on all items on this page when you buy any 1 or more! I’m not talking about just any stamps, but HOTP’s latest and greatest!

Here are just a few samples . . .

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And don’t forget about our tiny but mighty small stamps! 

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These are just a small sample of what you can buy at our really big stamp sale!!!

What are you waiting for? Get stamping!

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We R Memory Keeper’s Punch Boards

Happy Wednesday Crafters! You have not really lived until you’ve tried a We R Memory Keepers Punch Board. It’s a wonderful combination of measuring tool as well as a punch! They have so many different version of them and each one helps make crafting a cinch! A brief warning about them first: THEY ARE HIGHLY ADDICTING! Your going to want to collect them all!!! Each Board comes with a grid printed on the board, full color instructions, and a bone folder conveniently stored on the punch board.

I personally have each one in my studio, and I can definitely say they have been a huge help!

When you forgot that it was teacher appreciation day….that’s okay, I can make a custom gift bag for that! Need little candy boxes to hand out for that end of the school year party….I can make those for the whole class, no problem! Or how about that baby shower for your close friend? Oh ya, totally easy! You can make the flower garland, the party favor boxes, the bags that hold yummy snacks, and the thank you card envelopes that match the showers decor!!! These punch boards are that easy to use, and incredibly useful to have on hand!

Let’s look at the classic Envelope Punch Board first. Perfect for creating custom envelopes in over 60 different sizes with any size paper.

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Next we have the amazing Gift Box Punch Board! Now it’s easy to create custom gift boxes and unique packages using what ever papers you want!

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And WOW! Look at these amazing  stacked gift boxes that were made using HOTP Holographic papers, and Pearl Eternal Swirls! Or how about this Feather Box using HOTP Feathers Double Sided Papers, Feather Dazzles™, and Rhinestone Eternal Swirls.

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You can make up to 3 different sized bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board. And you even have the option of adding ribbon handles!

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Here are two different sized bags using HOTP Chalkboard Double Sided Paper Packs. I love the Chalkboard Sayings Dazzles™ on the small bag, and what a fun detail the Black Dots Fabric Tape  handles add on the larger bag.

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Once you use these next two boards . . . I promise, you’ll be hooked! I love the Candy Box Punch Board because it makes adorable little boxes that I just want to make for every holiday or occasion!

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Honestly . . . can these little boxes BE ANY CUTER! I love the Colored Dots Fabric Tape used to create the colorful stripes on the first candy box. The second box looks simple and sweet with HOTP Robin’s Red Double Sided Paper.

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The Pillow Box Punch Board is another great choice for making party favors or gifts.

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Blue Fireworks Holographic Paper, and Rhinestone Eternal Swirls were used to create this dynamic pillow box. I love the bright springtime feel the second pillow box created from using HOTP 68 Posies Die-Cuts, and Pretty Little Posies Double Sided Paper pack.

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And Last but not least the gorgeous Flower Punch Board! (My Fav!) This board helps you create your own customized 3″-9″ wide flowers for scrapbooking, card making, and other paper crafts! The possibilities are truly endless!!!

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Just look how versatile it can be! You can make One of a Kind Cards,

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Beautiful Banners,

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or Special Handmade Floral gifts!

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As you can see these punch boards are a MUST HAVE for your crafting room! You can find all of our We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards by clicking here! Don’t forget to stop by our Weekly Webisode Gallery to see a special Webisode all about the Flower Punch Board!

Happy Crafting!

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Ann’s first look at Stamps & Cutting Dies

In case you crafty people missed WOW week(Week of Webisodes), I thought I’d share Ann’s first look at Hot Off The Press NEWEST Stamps & Cutting Dies!

Ann Barba’s creative designs show off just how many ways you can use these fantastic products! Look how she used HOTP’s Homeward Bound Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Set, and Paper Artist™ 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Dies! I love the layered look that was created using the cutting dies!

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Instructions found here.

Here she’s used Janie’s Girls Stamps and the Homeward Bound Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Set to create a more playful look!

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Instructions can be found here.

Ann also used Janie’s Girls Stamps to create this second look that she paired with HOTP Rhapsody Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Pack! Want a simple way to dress up a card? Stamp your image with black ink onto colored paper and then cut them out! This creates such a fun a easy way to add visual interest to the inside of the card!

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Instructions can be found here.

Paper Dolls Clear Acrylic Stamp and HOTP Rhapsody Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Pack were used for this next card.  I absolutely love the way Ann used the Paper Artist™ 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Dies to create small frames for each  Paper Dolls dress! The Rhapsody Paper  is perfect for adding bright and vivid colors to make the dresses POP!

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Instruction can be found here.

Love the look of fairies and whimsy? Then this next card is for you! This card was made with the same Paper Dolls Clear Acrylic Stamp set, and yet look at how completely different it looks! Ann used the soft tones of HOTP Kindred Spirits Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Pack to give this card a sweet whimsical look! And the sentiment is perfectly framed with the Paper Artist™ 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Dies.

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Instruction can be found here.

Last but definitely not least we have a really beautiful card for you! I am GAGA over this gorgeous gal in her stunning white dress and matching flower in the hair! Ann really rocked the Paper Dolls Clear Acrylic Stamp on this card! I think it’s such a fun technique that she used to frame her face using the Paper Artist™ 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Dies.

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Instructions can be found here.

I hope these lovely cards that our wonderful Ann Barba have made kick start your own creativity, and make sure to drop by our Webisode Gallery to see more inspiring ideas!

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Storage Extravaganza!

Hey there Crafters! If your anything like me, your always looking for creative and functional ways to store your crafts! A well organized space helps you to have crafting items right at your fingertips…and besides it FEELS SO GOOD! I’m here to tell you that Paper Wishes has got it covered!!! We have so many storage items it’s going to make you want to reorganize your whole space!

Let’s get started by talking about the small stuff, and work our way up to the big stuff!

Let’s look at 2 different ways to store paper. With the vertical paper holders you can organize papers, and keep them on top of your work surface at arms reach. Each one holds 200 sheets of paper!

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Or you can use the Rolling Rack paper organizer that holds 1000 sheets of paper under the table to save work surface space!

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My current obsession, like most of you, is collecting Cutting Dies! I love them because they are fabulous! But what’s the best way to store them you ask? My favorite way to store my dies is using the Die Case & 6 Magnetic Sheets. You can keep your cutting dies organized and safe in this handy storage case, and your cutting dies stick to magnetic sheets to keep them in place. As your die collection increases, simply add more sheets—the case holds up to 21 filled sheets.

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If your a pen junkie like myself then your going to love this next item!!! We’ve got a couple of options for your pen collection! There is the on the go Spectrum Noir Pen Case that holds 36 pens,

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the 60-Count Marker Case,

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or the Ultimate Pen Storage—14 Racks that holds 168 pens! WOW!

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From Scrap-Ma-Bob’s Mini drink holder and trash bag, to the Small Stickles Holders, and Ultra Pro Pocket Storage Pages to hold all your tiny Embellishments we’ve got storage for everything!

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Card makers will love this handy Plastic Card Storage Case that has 6 dividers for completed projects or projects that your still working on!

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Need something for crafting on the go? Why not try this WeR Memories 360 Crafter’s Bag and Crafter’s Shoulder Bag are designed to work together. Just slip the Shoulder Bag over the handle of the 360 Bag and you’re good!

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This Smart Cart  is just the ticket to get you and your supplies safely mobile. It rolls easily and has a sturdy ergonomic handle which pulls heavy loads with less force.  It also features a cover and is waterproof, so your papers will stay safe and dry inside it. And when you’re not using this handy cart, it folds down to just 3″ thick!

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okay, are you ready for the BIG STUFF? Well hold on to your seat because this is going to blow you away! (Okay maybe that’s my excitement over organizing getting a little out of hand : )

Wait till you see this ADORABLE All-Purpose Fold-Down Table by We R Memory Keepers!!! It opens up, folding down so the chalkboard becomes the “leg” of the table. You can use thte workspace for smaller crafting projects or as a desk to pay bills. When open, a storage area is revealed where you can store crafts, papers, or office supplies. SO ADORABLE, right?

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Are you wanting something even bigger?

Okay. . . Check out the White EZ View Table or the Black EZ View Table! This craft table features drawers, nooks and spaces for all your ‘stuff.’ Interchangeable modular design allows many different configurations. The top section has 4 drawers and a clear glass-like top so you can see your supplies! When I hear that I just think of arranging all my supplies in rainbow order under that glass top, so every time I sit down I’m inspired by all those colors!

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Are you ready to go big or go home? Let’s take a look at the biggest, baddest, most glorious organizer EVER!

The Workspace!

This amazing workspace and storage solution is UNBELIEVABLE!  There are drawers, nooks and spaces for all of your stuff! On wheels, The Work Box is fully transportable, folding up into gorgeous cabinet (and hiding all your supplies from sight!) You’ll have a collapsible work table and adjustable shelves, plus 85 removable canvas totes with label inserts that fold up for easy storage. There are also 20 removable clear zipper pouches in 3 sizes. And when your done crafting you can close it up, and it looks like a beautiful high-end piece of furniture!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to get organized, and to create the ultimate crafting space just for you!

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Good day Crafter’s! I hope you are ready for some fun ideas to kick start your creativity for Mother’s Day! We all know handmade gifts make the best presents (aside from chocolate of course), so what better way to express how you feel about the women in your life than to create a one of kind work of art just for them! With our special Mother’s Day SALE you’ll be able to buy enough craft supplies to make presents for everyone!!!

Take 20% off Everything Pretty between the 5th through the 12th! Be sure to check it out!

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 Our designers have created some lovely items that your sure to enjoy! If you love to craft but really don’t have a lot of time then this next card is definitely for you! You get the look of a hand painted card without all the effort!  These Paintables Everyday Note Cards by Prima as the base for this gorgeous card.  Simply add your preferred medium–paint, ink, watercolor pencils, Gelatos, Spectrum Noir pens, or mists to create a beautiful card.

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On this card Watercolor Pencils were used to paint the rose image. Notice all the depth the roses have? That simply comes from swiping color over the image! These Paintables can make anyone look like a watercolor genius! How much would Mom love a hand painted card made just for her by little ol’ you!

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Instructions can be found here.

This next card created by Susan is very elegant and timeless. Using the 3D Butterfly & Roses Precut Card Making Kit , Teal Jewel Dazzles,  and Tiny Tags & Little Labels Template  this can be the perfect card to wish Mom a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Instructions can be found here. 

How about a  scrapbook page of the Grandkids for a special present? LeNae made this beautiful page using our NEW Mirage Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper Pack and Mirage 3D Foil Papier Tole! This would be exquisite in a complimentary frame to hang on Grandma’s wall!

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Instructions can be found here.

Are the Mom’s in your life Bright & Sassy? Then this next card is perfect! Susan used the Honeysuckle Artful Card Kit to create this bold whimsical card! What a perfect way to send BEE-utiful thoughts to friends or family! (I had to go there with a BEE joke, I just had to!)

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Instructions can be found here.

Paper Wishes wants you to have the best Mother’s Day ever! So please take advantage of this special day to celebrate all that Mom’s do, and please be sure to take time out for you! Your worth it! Keep crafting and inspiring the world with your creative talents!!!

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WOW Week!

Hey Crafters, if you missed out on WOW !

You still have a chance to enjoy it!!!

A whole Week Of Webisodes dedicated to showcasing new product, and exciting techniques and it can be found HERE!

You’ll get the First Look at HOTP showcasing BRAND NEW PRODUCT and the work of Ann Barba from Simply Ann! If you haven’t seen Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode Gallery now is the time to get caught up on past episodes! Through our Webisodes we can share with you amazing techniques and projects that our designers have created, and we can pass on to you just how it was done!

What are you waiting for? Go explore and find your favorite Webisodes!

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April’s Designer Challenge

We are happy to announce this months Winner for the Paper Wishes® Designers Challenge in the message board! Each month crafters are given a few challenges to go along with a sketch. This month for the Designer Challenge crafters were asked to showcase a technique they love, as well as follow a card layout!

And the Winner is . . .

Nancy Sanders

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We absolutely love the embossing technique she used to create her background,

as well as the soft colors she chose for her card using

HOTP’s new scrapbooking paper line Kindred Spirits.  We love the way she use Kindred Spirits 3D Papier Tole as her focal point!

Way to go Nancy! Your a crafting genius!!!

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You can join us for the next challenge on the Paper Wishes Message Board.  Simply click on the thread entitled Designer Challenge for that month and follow the instructions. Everyone is invited to play with us! These challenges are meant to be fun and inspire creativity!

Create a card or a scrapbook page, this way everyone can participate.
Winner will receive a $15.00 Paper Wishes® gift certificate.
You can enter more then once. What are you waiting for . . . start creating today!

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Welcome to Paper Wishes’ Papercraft and Scrapbooking Blog! Our card making and scrapbooking blog is the place to visit for inspired project ideas, the latest craft techniques, and the inside scoop on all things Paper Wishes! Visit our card making and scrapbooking blog to see the latest card designs and scrapbook layouts from the Paper Wishes Design Team, discover new paper craft tools and products, and to learn about upcoming events! Make sure to visit our card making and scrapbooking blog often so you don’t miss a moment of crafting fun!