Taking a second look…

This year in our winter catalog, we started off the year with over 300 products! We gave you lots to look out and hopefully we inspired you with new ideas as well. We are always striving to bring you the best in colors, papers, products and ideas.

I’m a very visual person; I may look at something such as a template or paper pack and not really get inspired by it until I see the project that comes from it. This was true with a couple of items here at HOTP that became some of my favorites.


Kaleidoscope paper pack, was introduced in our Winter 2012 Catalog, in fact it was not only a NEW paper pack, but it is the first double sided 12”x12” paper pack that HOTP has ever done. My office sits right outside of the Designers work area. I often go into their area and just peak at what they are doing. At first glance, Kaleidoscope wasn’t in my top pick, but once I saw Lodell working on project using the paper pack I was convinced! I realize how versatile the colors in paper pack are. Then there’s the whole double side part of it as well. Lot of fun…




Along with Kaleidoscope, was the Pinwheels template. I don’t use templates when I’m crafting…I honestly don’t have the patience at times to use them. At least that’s my excuse today. But I really see the beautiful projects that have been created with templates makes it hard not to try to use them and create some things myself.



Templates are soooo wonderful!  We have sooo many different templates, and are usually priced under $7.00 each. Instructions are printed on the templates with clear indicators for cutting and folding. Making it VERY simple! With each catalog we introduce at least 2-3 new designs. Ann even makes a video for each one. Here’s some of HOTP’s templates along with projects:

Pretty Little Purses



15 Lovely Labels Template



3-D Ice Cream Sundae Template



You might have noticed our Newest in this week’s Special Edition catalog – Design Tool kits #1 &#2.


Going to a store, you might be able to go in and touch and feel the items. But sometimes it leaves with you wanting to see more, or to open the package and take everything out. Our product videos will give you that explanation and visual you might need. If you click on an item on Paper Wishes.com you should find a product video for most of our products. I encourage you to check them out, by simply typing in “Template” in the search field and just see what you just might find!


On a little personal note –

I’ve had a lot of requests to show recent pictures of Emerson. As he just turned 5 months – I thought it would be a great time to show him off and my other two boys 😉 Antonio, my oldest will be graduating High School in June, Diego turning 10 in April and Emerson, 5 months March 2nd. My best creations ever!



Thanks everyone, have a wonderful week!

~ Cristina




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