Shaker Cards

Hi everyone! Hot Off The Press has new Fantastic Frames & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers that make fun and easy shaker cards!

I cut and layered my papers from  The Little Things Paper Pack to fit my card front, then cut an Adhesive Foam Sheet to size, creating the two pieces of my card topper.


Then I die cut the layered paper and foam with the Hot Off The Press Shaker Card Cutting Dies.  Tip: Don’t adhere the paper to the adhesive foam side).

 

After separating the layers, I placed an Acetate Sheet on the adhesive side and smoothed the surface to make sure all of the die cut edges were adhered well to the acetate (otherwise sequins can escape).

Then I realigned the paper with the acetate covered foam and glued it in place.

Then I placed little piles of Denim Blues Sequins on the card front, where the die-cut openings would be and glued the card topper to the card front. To finish, I placed the Fantastic Frames & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers on the card front, die cut another balloon shape, and foam taped it between the balloon windows.

Here is another example using Ruby Rose Paper Pack, Fantastic Frames & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers and Ruby Rose Sequins.

 

For this card I used Twilight Jewels Paper Pack and Ribbon Set, Fantastic Frames & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers and Mixed Berry Sequins to make a window card using Acetate between the card front and the Dazzles™ sticker.

 

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by for a little dose of inspiration. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Anna Griffin: Beautiful, Quick & Easy Cards

Hi friends! Can you believe that I have never used an Anna Griffin Card Kit before? Some of her kits came across my desk and I was AMAZED at how jam packed they are with beautiful patterned cards and die-cuts.

The kit even contains the foam tape necessary to place the die-cuts! (However, I did find that a glue stick was necessary to glue the liner in place.)

This is the Grace Card Kit and my card took just minutes to make! This kit makes a total of 12 cards!

The Sunny Salutations Pop-Up Card Kit also makes 12 cards and there are more than enough die-cuts to add to your other paper crafting projects.


I kept the card front simple:

Glued the die-cut liner inside the card:

And the pop-up is ready for the die-cut pieces:

Then I just foam taped the die-cuts in place and BOOM! A great pop-up surprise for my friend!

Paper Wishes has many Anna Griffin Card Kits to chose from. I was so pleased with the quality and value of the kits and the cards were quick and easy to make.

Here’s a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day!

 

That’s all for today. I hope you get a chance to make something pretty this week! Happy crafting.

LeNae Gerig

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For The Family

Hi everyone! I love paper collections that are versatile and Paper House’s One Big Happy Family Collection is just that!

I had no trouble coming up with lots of projects perfect for my family.

For this masculine “Dad” page I used the One Big Happy Family Paper Pad, which includes lots of stickers and cut outs! Also the Gold Foil Bird Overlay, some Jute Twine and Winter Blues Button Embellishment Bottle.

A card for a cousin (there are also stickers for brothers, sisters, grandparents, moms & dads) uses both the One Big Happy Family Paper Pad and the Mixed Card Pack, which contains card-sized die-cuts and overlays.

Using overlays can be tricky. I find that “hiding” the adhesive, either under the printed image or under an area that will be covered by a photo or embellishment, is a good trick.

A Sara’s Surfaces 6″x6″ Album provides for a wonderful blank surface to create a Family themed album or even an album specifically dedicated to an individual, like a grandmother.

That’s all for today. Have fun and make something pretty this week. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Special Occasion Paper Crafts

Hi everyone! Even though the holidays are over, I find that I’m still in a party mood! A friend is getting married soon and I am honored to be giving her a Bridal Shower!

Bridal Guru David Tutera has partnered with Sizzix® and brought us these beautiful cutting dies, perfect for your special occasion paper crafts! The Sizzix® Thinlits Die Set Lantern is a snap to make with Pastel Cardstock and Vellum!

This delicate Butterfly Favor Box is so sweet and perfect for a Bridal Shower and Wedding.

 

For an entirely different look, perfect for a birthday party or anniversary, I used Gold Sparkles Holographic Paper, Vellum, Red Holographic Ripple and then I added Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops among the flowers and leaves. The lanterns glow beautifully when a battery votive is placed inside!

Use 1/4″ wide Extra Sticky Tape to assemble the die cut panels.

This sparkly box would make a fun birthday party favor! I used Blue Circles Holographic for the box and Gold Sparkle Holographic for the panels and butterfly. Little dots of Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops add the finishing touch!

That’s all for today! Check back next week for more paper crafting inspiration; happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Rooted In Love Paper

More NEW Hot Off The Press Paper! The Rooted In Love Collection is rich in texture and colors and is perfect for everything from family to garden themed paper crafts.


This card uses the Rooted In Love Paper Pack, Dazzles™ Stickers and Ribbon Set as well as an Oval Paper Doily. I also Gold Embossed a BoBunny Laser Cut Chipboard Butterfly.

I love that the Rooted In Love Dazzles™ Stickers are a combination of black and gold! Mixing them together on a single project really adds interest and sparkle!

I used the surface of a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad on the surface of the butterfly and then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder. I then heated the image with Heat It Craft Tool to create a gorgeous, customized butterfly!

For this page Debbie altered the color of the gold Rooted In Love Dazzles™ Stickers by coloring them with a Brown (EB8) Spectrum Noir™ Pen. She even added a little cat from The Cat’s Meow Dazzles™ Stickers! Cute!

 

Don’t forget! Each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE digital download of amazing coordinating art for our projects.

That’s all for today. I’m currently working on a new Premier Scrapbooking Personal Shopper Monthly Kit. I LOVE the papers and I think you will to! Happy crafting everyone!

LeNae Gerig

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Indigo Lace Paper Pack

Good news everyone! The Indigo Lace Collection is here! This is gorgeous stuff and I can’t wait for you to see how beautiful and versatile it is.

The colors in the Indigo Lace Paper Pack are stunning! Blues, white, ivory, gray and beige all come together in lace, flower and barn wood papers.


For this card front I used a corner paper, added Doilies & Lace Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers border along the bottom edge and used metallic silver Indigo Lace Ribbon as the closure.


The Heart Pop-Out Die-Cut Card makes such an impact when opened. It’s one of my favorite de-cut cards! I embellished the inside of the card with Doilies & Lace Scrapbooking Dazzles™, Happy Script Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers and I White Embossed a BoBunny Wood Heart to add to the bow.

I used Creative Expressions Silver Dream Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish on the surface of a 4″ Heart Paper Doily to give it some shimmer. The Gilding Polish is wonderful to work with! It’s so silky!

I also added it around the card edges.


Teresa made this gorgeous wedding page. I love how she layered additional colored paper doilies onto the page!

For this card I colored the back of Silver Engraved Flower Dazzles™ Stickers (so as to not remove the silver engraving with the alcohol pens) with Blue Spectrum Noir® Pens and placed them over an offset die-cut circle.

Don’t forget! Each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE digital download of amazing coordinating art for your projects.

That’s all for today! Have a wonderful week and please leave some time for creative fun and make something pretty! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Charleston Valentine & NEW Dazzles™ Stickers

Hi everyone! Today I would like to introduce you to The Charleston Paper Pack Collection.

The vintage collection, inspired by the Roaring 20’s, is both unique and versatile!

I made, what I think, is a masculine Valentine using Heart Window Flap Die-Cut Card, The Charleston Paper Pack, The Charleston Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers, Ribbon Set, Letterpress Paper Tole and the Farmhouse Embellishment Bottle. 

Debbie made this amazing “Date Night” scrapbook page using The Charleston Paper Pack, The Charleston Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers and Letterpress Paper Tole. I love how she cut away the paper at the top left and slipped the photo mat underneath!

Each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE digital download of wonderful coordinating art for your projects.

 

And I don’t want to forget New Dazzles™ Stickers from Hot Off The Press, featured in Paper Wishes NEW 2018 Winter Catalog! The Cactus Dazzles™ Stickers make me smile!

Don’t forget that paper crafting is a sure way to chase away the winter blues. So make something pretty today! Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Ruby Rose Valentine Cards & More

Hi everyone! It’s a New Year and that means NEW Hot Off The Press Paper Packs!

Ruby Rose Paper Pack is one of my favorites! And it’s perfect for Valentine cards.

I love cards that are interactive; this card has a fun feature with the small heart moving inside the large heart frame. This Interlocking Hearts Die-Cut card (and matching envelope) not only include Ruby Rose Paper Pack and Ribbons, but also Loved Dazzles™ Stickers, Chantilly Blush Flowers and Ruby Rose Embellishment Bottle, an exclusive set just for Paper Wishes!

Susan made this adorable Valentine using Ruby Rose Paper, Ribbons, Embellishment Bottle, Chantilly Blush Flowers, Easy Vintage Labels Template and BoBunny Heart Wood Shapes. She even used Antique Shades Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolor Palette to color in the Loved Dazzles™ Sticker letters. So cute!

I love this page! It uses the same Ruby Rose Collection as the cards, but Susan added Silver Chrome Glitter Kiss to the BoBunny Heart Wood Shapes. So sparkly!

Don’t forget each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE Digital Download of beautiful coordinating art for your paper crafting projects!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting in the New Year!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Paper Wishes 2017 Best Sellers & Favorite Things

Hi everyone! As 2017 comes to an end I thought I would share with you the products our customers and friends made our BEST SELLERS at Paper Wishes!

If you’re a stamper, then you know all about the wonderfulness of Stamping Platforms. I know they are a MUST-HAVE for me! I can’t even remember what I did before I had one.

The only difference between the Misti Stamping Tool and the Mini Misti Stamping Tool is the size and, of course, the price. If you like to only make cards then the Mini Misti may be for you. If you like a larger format to stamp other types of paper crafts then both the Misti and Tim Holtz Stamping Platform are perfect for you. All of these are among Paper Wishes best sellers for 2017!

The Misti Stamping Tool also has a Studio Bag (purchased separately) that is perfect for storage and stamping on the go!

Paper Wishes will have the New Tim Holtz Protective Sleeve in our Winter Catalog, available December 30!

If so many of you are using the Stamping Platforms you’re going to need fabulous stamps too. Another of 2017 top sellers is Hot Off The Press’s the Botanical Butterflies Stamps and Cutting Dies are just right for so many occasions and we show you just how to use them in the Botanical Butterflies Webisode.

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss may be my MOST favorite product of 2017. It’s so easy to use (the applicator sponge is built right in!), easy to clean up and the colors are vibrant! Susan also used a Dahlia Stencil to make this amazing card. See this card and other great techniques on our Glitter Kiss Webisode.

As you would expect Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads are another versatile favorite this year and were also among our top sellers! For this card, I used both Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain sponged on the paper and then stamped the Watercolor Roses image using only water to leave a water mark impression. We have a great Distress Oxide Webisode featuring these remarkable inks and I encourage you to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by and from all of us a Paper Wishes have a safe and Happy New Year!

LeNae Gerig

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Steampunk Pop-Up Box

Hello everyone! Recently my daughter created a Steampunk Fairy costume for a 4-H Fashion Show. The look included a skirt and blouse, which she sewed herself, a cinched waste belt, swashbuckling boots and, of course, jet pack fairy wings. She was asked several times, “What is Steampunk?” She explained that Steampunk is a science fiction fantasy genera, where the Victorian Era has elements of technology that shouldn’t have existed at that time. It’s just fun!

With all of that Steampunk energy at our house, you can imagine how excited she was when she saw what I was making last night!

Crafter’s Companion Time Traveller Stamp Collection by Sheena Douglass is fun and versatile to work with. I loved coloring the Time Machine balloon stamp using blue and green pens from Lights Spectrum Noir™ Pens Set. I covered the Pop-Up Box Die-Cut Card with Steampunk Paper Pack and added a bow from Steampunk Ribbon Set.

The Geared Up Stamp Set has assorted gears and sentiments that are perfect for Steampunk and masculine cards.

The Pop-Up Box comes with a sheet of acetate that you cut into strips and then adhere to the paper “beams” inside the box.

Add Happy Birthday Greetings Dazzles™ stickers and you’re all set!

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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