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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!

oval swing card    heart swing card    side step card

 Oval Swing                           Heart Swing                           Side Step

 rectangle swing card    center step card    shutter card

           Rectangle Swing                             Center Step                           Shutter                       

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!


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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.


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!


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!


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!


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”.


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.


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!


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!


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!


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


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.


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!


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!


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”.

hipster dazzle

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!

fathers day bundle

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™.


 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!


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 .


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!


 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 . . .

girls   img   girlfriends  dolls

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

stache    bee   bulb

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.


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!


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.

box 2       box 1

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!


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.

bag 2    bag 1

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!

candy box

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.

candy 1     candy 2

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


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.

pillow 1     pillow 2

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!!!


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!


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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