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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 . . .

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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.


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.

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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!


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.


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!!!


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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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!


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.


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,


the 60-Count Marker Case,


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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


 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.


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!


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!


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!



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!)


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


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!!!


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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National Scrapbooking Day

Have you heard? Saturday, May 3rd is National Scrapbooking Day!

We at Paper Wishes want you to have the right tools for this special day! So from April 28th thru May 4th you can take 15% off the highest price item in your cart!


Make it a day that you gather with friends, and craft the day away! It’s the perfect day to get caught up on those projects you’ve been meaning to get to, or a great time to try a new technique!

To add to your fun you can connect with other crafters from all over by joining our Message board! We hope your National Scrapbooking Day is filled with fun, friends, and lots of creativity!

Happy crafting!

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WOW . . . Week of Webisodes!

Hey Crafters, you definitely don’t want to miss out on WOW ! What’s WOW you ask?


A whole Week Of Webisodes dedicated to showcasing new product, and exciting techniques and it’s happening April 28th through May 2nd!

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! I’ll highlight a few of my favorites to get you started and then you can explore and find your favorite Webisodes!

Each card that you’ll see below is highlighted within it’s Webisode, and Paulette and Gail will show you just how the look is achieved.

1. You’ve used it before, but maybe not like this! Check out the Distress Paints webisode.

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2. This webisode will show you how magical  Crystal Micro Glitter can be!



3. Why not take a new product out for a spin! Learn more about Shimmer Sheetz in this colorful webisode!



I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Webisodes,

and I hope you find a few favorites of your own!

Make sure to join us for WOW starting April 28th through May 2nd, and Happy Crafting!


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HOTP Embossing Folders!

Good Day Crafters! At first glance you might think an embossing folder only has one function, to emboss. But thanks to our designers at HOTP, I have the pleasure of sharing with you multiple techniques using our HOTP Paper Artist Embossing Folders!!! First I have to tell you one of my favorite features about the Paper Artist Embossing Folders. I love that each one has a black image printed right onto the folder. It makes it so easy to see the design itself, and easier to find among all your folders. (Because if your like me you have to BUY THEM ALL!)

Let’s start with our whimsical HOTP Dandelion Embossing Folder. I love the way Lawrian embossed this image onto a transparency sheet and then sandpapered it to create this soft and delicate looking card.


Instructions can be found here.

Here is a completely different look using the same HOTP Dandelion Embossing Folder.  I created this card by embossing onto Silver Linen Specialty Paper, and then coloring the image using Smooches™! I placed a delightful Fairy Dazzles™ on top of the embossed image to add some whimsy!


Instructions can be found here.

Have you ever thought of using an embossing folder on a page? In this next sample LeNae shows us just how beautiful and easy it is to use Embossing Folders on a layout! She created the top background paper by repeatedly embossing kraft colored cardstock with HOTP Hearts & Dots Embossing Folder, and then inked it with black ink. You’ll also notice that she used the HOTP Dandelion Embossing Folder as a featured element for here page. After embossing the image she lightly applied white chalk for a subtle look.


Instructions can be found here.

I’m so in love with this next technique Gail did using the HOTP Flower Corners Embossing Folder and Metallics Perfect Pearls™!  It’s amazing how brushing a little Perfect Pearls onto a raised image can create such an incredible WOW factor! She repeated the same technique on the inside, but chose to cut out the flower corner for a different look. So fun!

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Instructions can be found here.

Here’s a tone on tone look using the same HOTP Flower Corners Embossing Folder  and Distress Inks.  Using 4 colored papers from the Pretty Little Posies scrapbook double sided paper  I embossed each one with the Flower Corners Embossing Folder . Next each raised image was inked with a corresponding color in Distress inks. All that was left to do was cut out the images, and paper piece them back together! But this card could not be complete without first embellishing it with   one of HOTP’s newest additions to the family . . . Pretty Little Posies EMBELLIES™! (WARNING: Embellies™ can be highly addicting and should be used frequently for crafting purposes!)

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Instructions can be found here.

I’m glad I was able to share some fun and feature a few techniques using these incredible Embossing Folders, BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  If you ACT NOW you can click on this link,  and see for yourself many more techniques using our Paper Artist Embossing Folders featured in one of our Weekly Webisodes!  So what are you waiting for . . . Go explore some Webisodes, and get crafting!

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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!