Birthday Bear Cards

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features adorable teddy bear card that are interactive and really fun to make. Check out this video using Birthday Bears Card Kit from Hunkydory Crafts.

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LeNae Gerig

Featured itemsBirthday Bears Card Kit, Craft Foam Roll, Extra Sticky Tape

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Lily Pond, Stained Glass, Cutting Dies

Hello crafty friends! Debbie and I have made some fabulous stained glass inspired cards using Moonstone Lily Pond Dies from Hunkydory Crafts.

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Debbie created this gorgeous card using the Dragonfly Cutting Die.

She used Black Suede Paper with the oval Dragonfly Cutting Die and glued Blue Circles Holographic paper to the back.

For added dimension she die cut a second dragonfly from black suede and backed it with holographic paper. Then she glued it over the oval with wings lifted.

To create the colorful background Debbie sprinkled Lime Burst and Teal Ocean Cosmic Shimmer over white cardstock and misted it with water.

For this next card I cut the Lilies Cutting Die from black cardstock and glued acetate to the back.

Tip: Sticky Specks are genius! Each sheet has thousands of sticky specks on them and when you place your die cut image onto a sheet and press, adhesive in placed on your fine detail areas that are difficult to glue in place.

Then I colored the back of the acetate with Spectrum Noir Pens which are alcohol based and adhere to plastic.

I used the same technique on this card, but used the Swan Cutting Die with Silver Linen Specialty Paper and Lacy Coral Paper Pack.

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Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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Extra Large Cards

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Extra Large Cards using Card Builder Nested Circle and Nested Square Cutting Dies from Paper Discovery!

The largest of these dies require a die cutting machine with a large cutting platform. I used my Gemini from Crafter’s Companion because it has a 9″ wide platform.

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LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Paper Discovery-Card Builder Nested Circles Cutting Dies and Paper Discovery-Card Builder Nested Squares Cutting Dies.

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Coordinating Flowers, Ribbons & Papers

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m happy to bring you lovely Petaloo flowers that we have chosen specifically to match Floral Musings Paper Pack and Ribbons. We also have a great Money Saver for you!

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This first 5″ square card uses 3 different sets of gorgeous flowers: Darjeeling Hydrangeas-Blue, Mixed Textured Blossoms-Amber and Garden Rosettes-Red. I love how the flowers mirror the colors on the paper!

I also used Circle and Happy Anniversary Cutting Dies along with Winter Wishes Sparkletz and Floral Musings Ribbon Set.

In addition to the paper and flowers used in the first card, this next one (which measures 4″ x 6 1/2″) features the Creative Expressions Skylar Cutting Die. I love the contrast of the yellow burlap flower with the elegance of the cutting die.

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LeNae Gerig

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Little Favors

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Favor Box and Flower Cutting Dies from Simply Made Crafts.

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LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Simply Made Crafts 2 Inch Favor Box Die Set, Flowers & Leaves Die Set and Mr & Mrs. Die Set

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Paper Boutique Steampunk Cutting Dies

Hello crafty friends! Today I have some fun cutting dies from our friends at Paper Boutique that feature Steampunk with both mechanical and romantic themes. Intrigued?

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This easel card features the You Make My World Turn Cutting Dies, map paper from Seaside Revised Paper Pack and specialty paper with a metallic look: Hammered Gold and Mocha Holographic Ripple papers.

I used foam tape under a strip of Mocha Holographic Ripple Paper with die cut gears to prop up the card front.

This card features the Love & Romance Cutting Dies which I paired with Denim Boutique Paper Pack. I love the mix of Steampunk and romance!

After die cutting the second layer from pink/white paper I sponged black ink over the chains. Then I die cut keys and gears from black cardstock, which I then glued over the pink/white images.

For the pink flowers I simply rubbed a little pink ink under each flower before gluing the die cut down.

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LeNae Gerig

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Bright Rosa Edge Builder & Word Cutting Dies

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Edge Builder and Word Cutting Dies from Bright Rosa!

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LeNae Gerig

Featured Items: Bright Rosa Geometric Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Honeycomb Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Lace Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Love Words Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Birthday Words Cutting Dies and Bright Rosa Sentiment Words Cutting Dies.

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Simply Made Crafts Cutting Dies

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m happy to bring you cute cards using Simply Made Crafts Cutting Dies from our friends at Practical Publishing.

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Debbie made this beautiful envelope with an intricate flap. She used the Large Envelope Die Set, Country Chic Paper Pack and Black Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers.

I love how the flowers act as a closure.

Once the flaps are open, a lovely decorated card (measuring 4 3/8″x 6 1/4″) is revealed inside. The On Your Special Day Cutting Die from Creative Expressions was just the right touch.

In our family we have a tradition that the hostess of a bridal or baby shower hands out blank envelopes to the guests. The guests address the envelope to save the honoree time when preparing to send out her Thank You notes. I have always appreciated this practice (having benefited from it twice) and I think these lovely little notes would be just right.

The Simply Made Crafts Small Envelope Die Set makes perfect little cards (measuring 3″x4″) . To make the flowers I painted white cardstock with both Golden Flamingo and Blushed Peach Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and then die cut them.

The gold embossed Thank You! Stamp added a sparkly touch.

This petite little card (measuring 3″x4″) and envelope is made using the Medium Size Envelope Die Set. Debbie used Joy Ride Paper Pack, Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers and Pink Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers.

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Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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Card Wraps & Bands

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Vlog features Card Wraps & Band Cutting Dies from our friends at Practical Publishing.

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LeNae Gerig

Featured Items: Bright Rosa Flower Band Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Butterfly Band Cutting Dies, Card Making Magic Petunia Wrap Cutting Dies

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Just The Right Words

Hello crafty friends! Have you ever struggled to find just the right words for a special friend or birthday celebration? Well struggle no more!

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The Card Making Magic Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set is loaded with charming Birthday sentiments that can be mixed and matched.

I paired one of these sentiments with Double Stitched Oval Cutting Dies, Squares & Crosses Border Cutting Dies and Country Chic Paper Pack.

A Brown Ribbon bow and sweet Sea Breeze Garden Seeds Flowers add the finishing touches.

The Card Making Magic Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set is full of lovely friendship greetings that are perfect in the best and worst of times.

Debbie used a sweet Friend sentiment and paired with it Midnight Jewels Paper Pack and Frames And Tags Collection Vanessa Cutting Dies.

After die cutting the beautiful frame from the blue/purple Midnight Jewels paper, Debbie die cut another frame from white cardstock, cut it into 1/4 pieces and glued a piece of each card corner. I love how she added Ocean Wave Sparkletz for a little glamour!

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Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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