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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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Metal Technique!

Good day Crafters! It’s nice to see your smiling faces! Are you ready to add some WOW to you r cards and pages? Your going to love the impact, and shine you get with this next product!

Metal Leaf sheets are the perfect way to really make your projects shine! We have Variegated Green Metal Leaf Sheets, Variegated Red Metal Leaf Sheets, Copper Metal Leaf Sheets and even more metal leaf sets on the way!

The technique is simple and yields AMAZING results! You simply add the Palette Stamp & Stick Glue pad Kit Adhesive Solution to what ever tools or project your working on.


Susan used the Lollipop Tree Cling Rubber Stamp to apply the adhesive solution to.


Then place the Metal Sheets over the stamped area. For this sample Susan used Green Variegated Metal Leaf Sheets.


Next you take the Scoochy Foam  and remove any excess metal leaf from the your project. The Smoochy Foam is a rough, long lasting foam and perfect for removing excess metal leaf or glitter from your stamped projects and artwork.


And the results of this simple technique . . .

 Susan matted the tree using the Design Tool Kit#6, and used the Geometric Paper Pack to pull all the colors from the metal sheet together for a card that shines and shimmers!

The technique of metal leafing really does create one of a kind exquisite cards, and projects that would make excellent keepsakes or gifts.


You can find instructions here

It’s not just for stamping though! Just look at these other looks Susan created using the same adhesive and metal sheets! Here Susan used the same process as above, but replaced the stamp with the Ring Doily 6″x6″ Crafting Stencil.


You can find instructions here

For this last look,  Chalkboard Double Side Paper Pack Enchanted Moments Dazzles™,  Design Tool Kit#5, and Double Sided Adhesive sheets were used. Susan placed the Enchanted Moments Dazzles™ butterfly onto the adhesive sheets and then placed the metal sheet on top of that to create custom metal leafed butterflies for this dazzling card!


You can find instructions here

What I love best about this technique is that because the metal sheets fall apart after the first use, each time you reuse them they create layers and textures and every project turn out a little different! Just think of all the projects you could use this technique on! Make sure to check out Metal Leafing webisode in our weekly webisode gallery  ! Happy Crafting!

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Shimmer Sheetz!

Hello there fellow crafters! I have an extremely exciting product to share with you today! We at Paper Wishes are in love with Shimmer Sheetz! What is a Shimmer Sheetz you say?  Well let me tell you! Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Crafts come in iridescent shades of blue, purple and green on a 5”x12” Mylar sheet. Shimmer Sheetz are completely versatile and can be used for stamping, heat embossing and die-cutting machines. You’ll have tons of fun creating and discovering these wonderful gems plus they are perfect for mixed media projects, scrapbook pages, card making, home décor and so more much! I love the dimension and texture they add to a project!


I can’t wait for you to see some of the amazing things you can do with this fun new product!!! Just look at this beautiful technique using HOTP Flower Corner embossing folder. Susan created this lovely look by embossing the Shimmer Sheetz, sanding them, and then cutting out the individual flowers to create a layered effect. For finishing touches she placed Silver Jewel Dazzles™ in the center of the flowers and added Silver Jewel Border Dazzles™ to the edges.


You can find instructions here

You can also use Shimmer Sheetz to back Dazzles™! This scrapbook layout was created with HOTP Chalkboard Double Sided Scrapbook Paper Pack, and by layering HOTP Enchanted Moments Scrapbooking Dazzles™ onto Fire Opal Shimmer Sheetz. This highlights the Dazzles™ and gives them a magnificent iridescent quality. Gorgeous!


You can find instructions here

This next card by LeNae is seriously a show stopper!!! It’s absolutely Stunning and would a card anyone would truly appreciate receiving. The flowers from HOTP Fresh Cut Stamp Set were stamped onto Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz sampler set. Next the flowers were then cut out, and the edges where curled by slightly heating them with a heat gun. They were layered on top of Shimmer Sheetz that had been embossed with HOTP Woven Lattice Embossing Folder.  If I received this card it would definitely be out on display for everyone to see!


You can find instructions here

Are you ready for a Shimmering Sheetz color explosion? Shimmer Sheetz absolutely look unbelievably delightful on this next card! Gail used Shimmer Sheetz Iris Sampler Set, Dee’s Distinctively Hummingbird Cutting Die, and HOTP Grapefruit Double Sided Paper Pack to create this vibrant card. This card really sparkles and shines!


You can find instructions here

Try exploring all the amazing techniques you can do with Shimmer Sheetz today!

For information on techniques like these and much more you can check out our webisode on Shimmer Sheetz located in our weekly webisode gallery!

Happy Crafting!

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Stamping Fun!

Good Day crafters! Stamping isa great way to craft, and the perfect tool for card making and scrapbooking. You can use stamps in such a variety of ways, and achieve amazing results. The best part about stamping is the ability to take  one stamp and create a variety of designs with the same stamp. For example, you could take a Hot Off The Press Butterfly stamp and create a soft pastel card using Versamark™ ink and chalks, or make a bold striking card using black ink and spectrum Noir “Brights” sets to color in those same butterflies. The possibilities are endless! WOW, what a fabulous set of tools stamps can be! As you can see, each stamp set comes with multiple stamps plus sweet sentiments…even the small stamps! Not only are they affordable, but they can be used over and over for many types of projects and occasions.

I’ll take you through some projects created by Gail Booth, Susan Cobb, LeNae Gerig, Teresa Welch and myself showing you several techniques with a few of Hot Off The Press Clear Acrylic Stamps! Here are all the stamps that I’ll be featuring – including Flower Small Stamp, Bee Happy Small Stamp Set, Dress Form Small Stamp Set and Janie’s Carousel Clear Acrylic Stamp Set.

Let’s start with Hot Off The Press Flower Small Stamp Have you ever thought of using a small stamp to fill up an entire 12×12 layout? With just one small stamp you can use several techniques to pull an entire layout together! This project, created by “yours truly” was made for Weekly Webisodes that airs each Wednesday on Paper This webisode featured Hot Off The Press New 2014.


I used a masking technique plus an embossing technique to create an elegant black and white scrapbooking page! With the masking technique, I created a one-of-a-kind elegant floral frame to capture the beautiful prom photo. Using the same flower image, I stamped the flower in a straight line with Versamark™ ink, then applied white embossing powder to create a unique border that finished the page beautifully.  Did you notice the “photo corners” on the picture? So simple and added that finishing touch simply by stamping and embossing!

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For complete instruction you can click here.

This elegant card created by Gail features, Hot Off The Press’  Dress Form Small Stamp

There are a couple of techniques on this fabulous card including stamping the same image multiple times and paper piecing your stamped images. Such an elegant card that any best friend would love to receive it.

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You make my world go round card, created by LeNae features Hot Off The Press’ Janie’s Carousel Stamp Set.  LeNae
combined Jewel Pearlescent Chalks along with Smooches inks to create a soft pastel look. Another fun technique LeNae featured was stamping, coloring and cutting parts of the stamped image out. Once you’ve done all that, simply apply your cut out parts and foam tape them to the tops of the images to create a 3-D effect.

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So many techniques on this card! I love it!! The inside of the card features stamping only half the image. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But, look at the
results! I think inventive is the right way to describe how ingenious the technique is!

As you can see, stamping can be completely versatile! You can used it for card making, however you can see in this fabulous Scrapbooking page created by Teresa Welch, it can also be used for scrapbook pages.  Using the same stamp as LeNae used Teresa
created this page by stamping onto Stolen Moments patterned papers. This beautiful scrapbooking page was featured during WOW (Week of Webisodes) First Look that aired Jan 2014. If you’d like to take a peek click here!

And last but not least… Let’s take a look at this Bee Happy Small Stamp by Hot Off The Press! Down below I’ll show you a couple of projects that both used the Bee Happy Stamp, but again created two completely different looks along with more creative stamping techniques!

 I used Copper Zing Embossing power on the Bee’s back. I used a Versamark™ Pen to color in the area and then applied the embossing powder. The Bee has a “Zing” to it! I also stamped the Bee image onto vellum paper and cut them out to create a fun 3-D effect.

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 For complete instructions click here.

Cherish Yesterday Card created by Teresa, used almost the same technique as I did in the Bee Happy Card. Instead of applying embossing powder, she stamped the Bee onto patterned paper Chalkboard paper pack , and then stamped the image onto vellum, again creating the same 3-D effect. Just brilliant!

It’s amazing just how many different looks you can get with just one stamp! I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post, and I hope that I’ve inspired you with NEW stamping techniques or have inspired you to join the stamping fun! Try using one of these great techniques that we’ve shared, or create a new technique of your own! is a great resource for craft project ideas, card making and scrapbooking techniques PLUS… all this information is FREE and can be accessed at any time! Be sure to check out the Paper Wishes Gallery where you’ll find over 1000 project ideas including card making, scrapbook pages, papers crafts and more! Enjoy, and happy stamping!

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