A Special Halloween Treat

Hi crafty friends, as Halloween grows near Paper Wishes has put together a special treat for you. This Halloween Kit includes everything you see here:

 

Back Dazzles™ Stickers with paper for adorable page embellishments. I like to use chalk or alcohol pens to add shading to the Dazzles™ characters.

For this card Susan backed the Dazzles™ Stickers with glitter paper.

Debbie cut apart the vinyl tag to make a card greeting. Very cleaver!

A dark background really makes these bones pop!

Double-Pocket Treat Die-Cut Cards are also included in this bundle.

They make sweet gifts for friends any time of year.

I like putting a sweet note on the tags and packets of tea in the pockets.

That’s all for today. Thanks for joining me and I’ll be back next week with some festive holiday decorations and gift packaging. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Don’t miss our 60% off sale!

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Fall Cards & Scrapbooking Kit

Hello everyone! Today I’m taking a peek inside another great Premier Scrapbooking Fall Kit. This kit is packed full of fall themed goodies.

You also receive a newsletter with full instructions for a variety of wonderful projects.

All of the supplies and instructions are included for making this mini book.

And this “Thank You” card.

Three scrapbook layouts.

And if you’re not into scrapbooking, you can use the supplies to make cards like this one.

You get all of this for just $12!

Have you heard about the Mystery Embellishments from Paper Wishes? They are essentially a “grab bag” of crafting goodies that retail for well over $30 and they are currently on sale for just $5.20!

Remember each bag is different, but here is a quick little video showing what could be in yours.

Also, don’t miss out on Paper Wishes new 60% OFF discount happening now!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again on Thursday for more crafting inspiration.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Card Making From Scrapbooking Kits

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m featuring card making with a twist. Paper Wishes is featuring 2 Premiere Scrapbooking Kits for the amazing price of $13.50! That’s right, for both kits! Many kits contain exclusive paper packs that were not released on Paper Wishes. Today I’m going to show you how to turn these kits into cute quick and easy cards.

If you’re not familiar with our Scrapbooking Kits, they look like this and come in 12″x12″ format.

Each kit contains paper, art cut-outs, ribbons and a large assortment of embellishments. You even get a full color newsletter with instructions for 1 card and 4 two page scrapbooking layouts.

However, if you’re not into scrapbooking you can still use these fabulous supplies to make at least a dozen cards from each kit! Yes…12 cards, or more!

The first kit features this “Get Well” card and even has full instructions.

I made this cheery “Happy Birthday” card from the Birthday Page supplies. There are plenty of blank tags and labels to stamp, write or print greetings and customize your cards.

This colorful “Family Fun” card features tinted overlays that can be placed over or under the letters. I LOVE this adorable stripe ribbon and ribbon slide!

The second kit focuses on Birthdays.

It includes everything you nee to make this adorable “Wish Book.”

And this color blocked birthday card.

For this card I used supplies for ice cream birthday themed pages. So sweet!

Don’t forget our BIG 55% off Sale continues until September 30.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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A Little Birdie

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m bringing you some cute bird inspired projects. This is ironic because it’s widely known, among my friends and coworkers, that live birds give me the heebie geebies! But these sweet little crafted creatures are too cute to resist so let’s get started.

For this card I used Floral Blooms Paper and an Elegant Bird Cage Die. 

Next to the bird cage I placed a Double-Stick Bird Dazzles™ Sticker and sprinkled it with a little Orchid Flock. I used my fingertip to rub it into the adhesive and brushed off the excess flock.

I finished off my card with Blue Jewel Silhouettes Dazzles™ Stickers and a Script Greeting Dazzles™ Sticker. The Illuminate Enamel DotsPink Mini Paper Roses, Ivory Mini Blossoms and pink bow add some dimension.

For the scrapbook page I used blue paper from Floral Blooms Paper and laid the 12″x12″ Birdhouse Template over the paper and used a green glimmer mist to create a shadow effect.

After cleaning the Birdhouse Template I traced a birdhouse image to make an embellishment for my page.

Lightly sanding Song Bird Foiled Fancies reveal the silver underneath the gold foil and create a nice two tone effect.

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Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Fresh Christmas Cards

Hi crafty friends! I have just returned from Disneyland where my daughter and I celebrated an early Halloween. It was great fun!

Now it’s time to turn my attention to all of those handmade Christmas cards. I can’t wait to get started!

This card uses the Entwined Holly Decorative Metal Cutting Die by Sara Davies. I also used Christmas Cabin Paper Pack, Ribbons and Long Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers. I die cut the holly from gold cardstock, but Metallic Gold Paper works well too. As an added detail I placed Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers on each berry.

These Decorative Bauble Metal Cutting Dies by Sara Davies are intricate, but easy to remove from the die. (Don’t you hate it when paper gets hopelessly stuck in the die and you have to pick it out?!) I covered the card and each ornament with Christmas Cheer Paper Pack and die cut the ornaments from silver cardstock; however Metallic Silver Paper and Silver Holographic Ripple works as well. I added Platinum Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers to hang the ornaments and added Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Christmas Stocking & Witch Stocking Cards

Hi crafty friends! Today I’ve got some fun uses for this versatile Half & Half Stockings: Cutting Die & Stamp Set (check out the Amazing Price on this set). 

My suggestion is to first use it for Halloween. 

These cute cards uses both Half & Half Stockings: Cutting Die & Stamp Set and Trick Or Treat Dazzles™ Stickers.

And then make fabulous Christmas Stocking cards! (Tip: Use Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers to embellish the stamped holly details)

This card uses Tiny Poinsettia Dazzles™ Stickers 3-Pack to embellish the stockings.

Thanks for joining me today. Remember if you aren’t a subscriber, consider joining so you don’t miss a thing. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Die-Cut Card Ideas

Hi crafty friends! Today I have some fresh inspiration for you. Both of the die-cut cards I’m featuring today use this 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad. It’s a really versatile collection and, as you will see, both cards are very different from one another. 

This first card uses a Tonic Cutting die called Boho Beautiful. It’s reminiscent of the flower child generation. I used 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock Sheets and cut the image from white cardstock and backed it with gray, then added the blue details. A simple script greeting from Card Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers completed the look. 

Unfortunately, at some point, we all have need for this next card. Sympathy cards are always difficult, but I find that I reflect on that person when I’m creating a special card for their family. Somehow this is peaceful for me. 

For this card I used a Large Rose Cutting Die and With Sympathy Sentiment Cutting Die and the flourish was cut from a background found in the 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad.

Don’t forget Paper Wishes is having a Back To School Sale happening now!

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Art Nouveau Cutting Dies

Hi everyone! We are trying something new and will be featuring the Paper Wishes Blog twice a week. You can make this test a success by subscribing and sharing with friends.

Today I’m featuring the Art Nouveau Collection from Hot Off The Press. These highly stylized Art Deco themed cutting dies are absolutely gorgeous!

Susan made this amazing card using the Art Nouveau Rose Cutting Die, Long Greetings Dazzles™ StickersSparkle & Shine Paper Pack, Ribbons and Enamel Dots.

Next, Debbie used the Art Nouveau Tree Cutting Die,  Buttercup Paper Pack and Black Jewel Bird Dazzles™ Stickers and Inside/Outside Greeting Dazzles™ Stickers to create this beautiful card.Finally, Susan created this wonderful card using Art Nouveau Butterfly Cutting Die, Illuminate Paper Pack, Ribbon Set, Enamel Dots, White Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, and Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Today only (Thursday, August 30, Hot Off The Press Cutting Dies are just $6! Hurry and get yours here.

Thanks for joining me today I’ll be back on Tuesday with more crafty goodness!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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NEW Christmas Cutting Dies!

Merry Christmas! What? Too soon? It’s never too early to start making those handmade and heartfelt holiday cards. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

This sparkling card uses the NEW Hot Off The Press Winter Window Cutting Die. I paired it with Rose Gold Triple Finish and Christmas Cabin Paper Pack and Ribbon Set. The Fancy Christmas Greetings Stamp Set included both the greeting and 2 sizes of snowflakes that helped pull this card together. 

I used the Christmas Cabin Paper Pack again when creating this woodsy card (it’s just so versatile!) I added Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes Cutting Die cut from white cardstock to make it pop!

And finally the adorable Christmas Lantern Cutting Die was my inspiration for this sweet vintage snow scene. This card could not have been quicker to make. A little torn paper, brown ink and glitter glues helps give this card charm and shine.

These 3 NEW HOTP cutting dies are available in limited supply and site promotional discounts do not apply. Hurry and get yours!

Happy Christmas Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Mixing Dazzles™ Stickers

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying these long summer days as much as I am. Last night, while the house was quiet, I made some projects to share featuring mixed Dazzles™ finishes using Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers

I chose this collection of Dazzles™ because it includes a large selection of finishes. When they are mixed the possibilities are endless! Every pack of Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers is a little different, but you’re guaranteed to receive 17 (8″x9″) sheets.

The gift jar (above) combined white, silver pearl and gold pearl Dazzles™ stickers. I backed butterflies with pink gingham paper from Joy Ride Paper Pack and hot glued pink silk roses to the side.

The card also uses Joy Ride Paper Pack and Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers. Here I mixed Silver Pearl with Gold Embossed Edges with Black Dazzles™ stickers. After backing the flowers with paper I placed Joy Ride Enamel Dots on the center of each and among the Circles patterned paper.

Also, don’t miss our NEW 60/60 Friday Sale! 60% off at least 60 items each Friday until they sell out. Don’t miss it!

Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to make something pretty to share and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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