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Add Bling with Dazzles!

A Happy St. Patricks Day to you Crafters! Since it’s St. Patties day and there is talk of leprechauns, and gold in the air. . . It got me thinking what sparkles like gold? DAZZLES™!  I don’t know about you but I can never have too many Hot Off The Press Dazzles™! I love the simplicity and ease of placing them, and the “WOW” factor they always bring to a project! The best part about this product is definitely the versatility of Dazzles™.  You can paper piece, add them to glitter surfaces, add color with pens or pencils, layer them, or simply use them on their own!

 We have so many different colors of our Jewel Border Dazzles™ to choose from, but you know what? You don’t have to choose! You can try mixing your Jewel Border Dazzles™ for a custom background!


Just look at how this plain white card stock can instantly be turned into a stunning patterned paper with Jewel Border Dazzles™!


LaNae created this vibrant card using the Purple Tiny Flower Dazzles™.  I just love how she used them to create a wreath! There are 3 sheets that include 362 Dazzles™ in all! With these Dazzles™ you get the look of a heat-embossed image—but all you do is peel and stick!




Feather Dazzles™ come in brown as well as gold pearl.  I added them as a focal point on this card, and layered copper dazzles to add some pop! The sheet contains 34 pieces that includes feathers, hearts, swirls and a beautiful sentiment, “Let your heart Soar!”




Lacy flower Dazzles™can be used to create this striking card by Teresa. She used a paper piecing technique that creates a bold look! This sheet includes 23 pieces of delightful flowers, a border and a sweet sentiment, “If friends we flowers I’d pick you!”




With Dazzles™  there are so many different ways you can use them!

You can place them on card stock and color them with chalk . . .


You can mix them together to create a colorful work of art . . .


You can paper piece with them . . .


You can place them over Crystal Micro Glitter and color them in with Spectrum Noir Pens . . .


 We have so many to choose from and the possibilities are endless. Check out our Dazzles™ collection here!

So . . .The next time your working on a project and your thinking “This needs something . . .” chances are it needs a Dazzles™!!!

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Cutting Die to Die for!

Get ready crafters! We are going to show you just how much you can do with our fabulous Love & 5 Hearts Cutting Die! You’re going to love this beautiful Love & 5 Hearts cutting die by Hot Off The Press!

The possibilities are endless with this sweet set! You’ll get the word “Love” and 5 additional hearts. The “Love” measures 2 7/8” wide and the “Hearts” are 4¼”, 4 1/8”, 3¼”, 3” and 5/8” wide.


In this first card creation made by Teresa you’ll see she’s used the Love & 5 Hearts lace border hearts with our Robin’s Red paper set. On the inside the combination of the Love & 5 Hearts scroll and solid heart makes for a sweet elegant touch.

I created this next card by using only the Love & 5 Hearts scroll heart repeatedly so that I could create a focal point, and so that the design would complement the sentiment from the Heart to Heart Stamp “You’re One of a Kind”!



This next card feature two of my favorite products! Look how flawlessly the solid and lace heart blend with our Sweetie Pie Dazzles™! The Pink Tiny Flower Dazzles™ add just a little POP!


This card shows how you can use the entire set of the Love & 5 Hearts cutting dies on one card!



A stencil was created by using the Love & 5 Hearts scroll heart and our Paper Pizazz® Birthday Acetate Sheet. Then we used white embossing paste and Crystal Micro Glitter to add pizazz!

 You can find more inspiration for Love & 5 Hearts and the rest of our winter cutting die’s in a Webiside found here! Be sure to try some of this fun techniques, and happy crafting!

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NEW Chalkboard scrapbooking line!

Hello Fellow Crafters! Hot Off The Press has created a MUST HAVE Chalkboard Collection! It is so elegant with it’s soft colors and that really trendy chalkboard look we all love! You don’t have to worry about hunting down the perfect patterned papers or embellishments that will complete your projects, because Everything is of course coordinated! It’s already done for you!

 Let’s start by taking a look at the Chalkboard Double Sided Paper Pack. I absolutely love the soft pastel colors and the way HOTP has captured that worn chalkboard feel! In the pack you get a set of 12 sheets of 12″x12″ papers, 2 of each design.



Just look at how this page done by Susan captures that vintage distress look.

We have step by step instructions here to show you how to make your own version.


I think nothing quite is as lovely as Papier Tole, and the way it adds instant dimension!
On the Good Life Greetings Papier Tole sheet you get 13 pieces to create 3 charming embellishments with extra die-cuts!
I love that you have the flexability to use the layers together, or separately.


I created this next card using the Good Life Greetings Papier Tole,
and the card came together with a simple and elegant look. You can find instructions here.


Now being a HUGE fan of Dazzles™ I was most definitely excited when I first saw the White Chalkboard Sayings Dazzles™! Are you ready for this?…..There are 105 pieces on three 6”x9” sheets!!! They include many playful sayings like, “Life is better with friends”, “Happy thoughts”, “Days like this make me smile”, “What a wonderful life”, “Live life to the fullest”, “Do something everyday” and many more!


This project by Gail shows just how amazing these Dazzles look when used together on this Printers Tray Album! Find out how she created this by clicking here.

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We cannot forget the newest addition to our product line. . . and it is TO DIE FOR! Chalkboard Embellies! You’ll have so much fun with this clever set that includes brads, epoxy brads, die cuts and tags. There are polka dots, floral patterns, “Live each day to the fullest”, “Love” and so many more! They are perfect for card making, scrapbooking, gift tags and other paper crafts!


They add so much eye candy to this super cute card created by Gail! Instructions can be found here.


You can see many more fabulous ideas by watching our Chalkboard Webisode! If your anything like me you HAVE TO have the entire line!

At Paper Wishes you can get all the whole Chalkboard line in one great bundle!

Now that we’ve jump started your creativity, go create something amazing!

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Fancy Feathers Scrapbook Collection

Greetings Crafters! I’m excited to share with you a NEW scrapbooking collection from Hot Off The Press!

Hot Off The Press has made it easy by bringing cohesive scrapbooking collections that take the guesswork out! Fancy Feathers Scrapbook Collection is a bright & whimsical and includes papers, clear acrylic stamps, papier  tole, a Feathers Template and of course we can’t forget our beautiful Dazzles™! Let’s start with Fancy Feathers bold & bright double-sided scrapbooking papers. This beautiful set includes 12 sheets of 12″x12″ heavyweight 80#papers, 2 of each design. You will enjoy using them for scrapbooking, card making, gift tags and other paper creations!


The Fancy Feathers Paper create a wonderful backdrop for this amazing layout created by LeNae. You can find instructions Here.


If you love Papier Tole then you’ll absolutely adore Mystic Feathers 3-D Foil Papier Tole. There are 21 die-cut pieces to build 3 gorgeous 3-D embellishments with shimmering color and you’ll have extra die-cuts too! The foil finish adds a elegance and a real wow factor to make your craft projects stand out.


Look what a little Mystic Feathers can do to add punch to a card! In just minutes you can create this elegant and rich looking card that Teresa made.

You can add so much impact to your project with just a little Papier Tole.  You can find instructions here.

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 This gorgeous Feather’s Stamp clear acrylic stamp set is a must have!  This wonderful set features 20 clear acrylic stamps on a 6”x8” sheet. I love the variations in this set with the solid feathers and the detailed feathers, having both in a set can help you create the perfect layered look. It includes feathers, flourishes, stars and cute sentiments like, “Let your dreams take flight”, “Don’t let life ruffle your feathers”, “free spirit” and “fly high”!


Gail used the solid and intricate Feathers Stamps on this card by applying different shades of  perfect pearls directly to the stamps. The results are so stunning! Find out how to create your own card here.

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 And of course Hot Off The Press included 2 sets of coordinating Dazzles™! Silver Mystic Dazzles™ will give your scrapbook layouts a whimsical touch!  There are three 6”x9” sheets that include 99 pieces of feathers, fancy hearts,  scrolls and sweet  sentiments such as, “You give my heart wings”, “Sometimes you  have to fall before you can fly”, “Free spirits have to soar”, “Feathered  Friends” and so  much more! They add the perfect finishing touch to any project. You’ll have the look of a heat-embossed image but all you do is peel and  stick! Even better, your Dazzles™ also come packaged with an idea sheet showing a finished card idea plus additional ideas for using Dazzles™!


Look at how beautiful they look on this colorful layout that Gail created! I love the way these Dazzles™ really frame the photo. You can find directions here.


Be sure to check out our FREE Classes each Wednesday, featuring NEW  techniques, project  ideas and more! Fancy Feathers, was featured during Week of Webisodes, that can be accessed by clicking here now!

You’ll find tons of project ideas featuring the Fabulous Feather Scrapbooking Collection plus Hot Off The Press’ Robin’s Red Scrapbooking Collection!

           I hope I’ve complete inspired you with the Fancy Feathers Collection! Now go and create something amazing!!!   Amy :D


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New Tools & Techniques from HOTP Design Team!!

Greetings crafting friends!

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

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

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

The Projects… 

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

Thank you for visiting The Paper Wishes Blog!

~ Amy :)

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Brand New Additions to Our Blog!

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


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


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



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


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

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

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

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Save 20% on Papier Tole die-cut embellishments!

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

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

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


Farmer’s Preserve Foil Papier Tole – click here!




Geometrics Pyramid Papier Tole



North Country Papier Tole



Strawberry Jam Foil Papier Tole



Floral Boutique Foil Papier Tole



Confetti Play Papier Tole



White Truffle 3D Papier Tole

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Stamp Camp – Week of Webisodes going on now!


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

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

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

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Here’s a few of the projects featured!

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

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

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Come play with us!

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Winner of Paper Wishes® Father’s Day Contest


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

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

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

Ginny Osborne


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

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

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

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


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Father’s Day Contest!


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

Father’s Day Contest Rules:

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


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

Dad You're A Classic

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

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

Click here to shop “Masculine” products now!

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

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