Summertime Camping

Hello everyone! Today I have some sweet summertime camping cards. Retro Camping Dazzles™ Stickers are adorable with just the right amount of whimsy!

For this card I used plaid and houndstooth papers from Christmas Cabin Paper Pack. A little unexpected, right?

These little retro trailers are sure to bring a smile to your face. Look at those cute flamingos!

This card features Robin’s Red Paper Pack (one of my personal favorites!) and Decorative Card Flaps Design Tool Kit #11 Template.

Insider tip: You may have noticed all of the BIG sales going on at Paper Wishes. We also have another Warehouse sale happening on August 24 & 25 (stay tuned for more info to come). For those of you that can’t make this amazing sale we are offering the actual Designer Made Card Samples that we use for Webisodes & Package Headers. Most cards have writing on the back, which you can easily erase or cover with paper. Some even have the original instructions included. 10 Designer All Occasion Cards & 10 Designer Christmas Cards. Quantities are limited so don’t wait!

That’s all for today. Be sure to leave some time in your busy schedule to make something pretty to share. You’re talents are appreciated by others!

LeNae Gerig

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Song Birds Cutting Die

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you some cute, quick and easy cards using Hot Off The Press’s NEW Song Birds Cutting Die.

Debbie made this darling card using only White Peacock Specialty Paper, Red Ripple Holographic Paper and some sweet Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers and Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ 3-Pack Stickers.

This next card also uses a simple color scheme using only Hammered Gold and Emerald Green Specialty Papers. Add some sparkle with  Gold Thin Lines Dazzles™ Stickers and Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers.

Finally, Susan made this next card using Rooted In Love Paper Pack. She used the simple and gorgeous technique of adding Pink Sapphire Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss along the edges of the cardstock die cut edges and on the die cut birds. So cute!

We have another special week of savings at Paper Wishes:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve found some inspiration to make something pretty to share. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Summer Wreath Card

Hi everyone! Today I have some fun new products for you. The Pretty Everyday Wreath Cutting Dies and Happy, Hello, Love & Thanks Stamp Set. Both are completely necessary for my crafty stash. Let me show you why.

My card uses one of my favorite Paper Packs, Buttercup, with a dash of Rose Gold Triple Finish Self Adhesive Paper.

The cutting dies make backing each flower with Rose Gold Triple Finish a snap!

Finally, I added a little sparkle to the center of the flowers, using my favorite Gold Glitter Glue.

Also, I have some good news! Paper Wishes has extended it’s 40% off sale through July 14 so don’t miss it. Thanks for joining me today! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Hidden Floral Greetings Stamp Set

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a NEW Stamp Set from Hot Off The Press. Hidden Floral Greetings is a beautiful stamp set with versatile sentiments, such as Thank You, Happy, Love and Just A Note, tucked among floral images.

I made this sweet card using Buttercup Paper Pack and Ribbon Set.

When using larger and very detailed stamps I like to use a Stamp Platform. That way all areas of the image get the same amount of pressure and come out perfectly every time.

I wanted to keep my card color scheme simple so I only used Spectrum Noir Pinks, Yellows and Cool Gray Pen Sets.

Don’t forget Paper Wishes is 40% off this week. Don’t miss out! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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More On Our Giant Warehouse Sale

Hi everyone! Last week I announced Hot Off The Press’s Giant Warehouse Sale and today is the BIG DAY! For those of you who couldn’t make the trip to Canby, Oregon I thought I would give you a behind the scenes peek at our preparations. We haven’t done this sale in years so there are lots of goodies to be had!

That’s right! Fill a bag for $10!

So many tables FILLED with goodies.

Spools of ribbon for just $3.00

Ever wonder what we do with all of the cards we make at Paper Wishes? Well you can buy them this week!



If you’re in the areas stop by! Next week I’ll be back with some cute card ideas. Until then, happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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NEW Stamp A Garden

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a beautiful set of stamps that are so versatile you will use them again and again. Stamp A Garden stamp set has everything you need to make beautiful bouquets and fields of flowers.

For this card I cut out some blossoms and foam taped them to give a 3-D look to the card.

For this 5″ square card I die cut a circle on the center of the Joy Ride paper overlay.

First I stamped the colorful images directly onto the white card front.

Then I added Gold Glitter Glue to the flower centers. 

This really was a quick and easy card to make.

Big news for our friends who live in the Pacific Northwest! Don’t miss our Giant Warehouse Sale!

Thanks for joining me today. Enjoy these summer days and make something pretty to share. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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New Cutting Dies

Hi everyone! Today I bring you adorable cards using NEW Practical Publishing cutting dies! And they are on SALE!

Don’t forget, Father’s Day is coming soon.

This Hat & Moustache Cutting Die paired with Design Tool Kit #7 is so cute!

Cut 2 moustaches and layer them to add dimension.

This Bicycle Cutting Die with the satchel is versatile and fun!

The Love & Romance Stitched Rectangle Cutting Dies are the sweetest! And look at the cute little stitches that have been highlighted with ink.

The Floral Stitched Rectangle Cutting Dies made this card a snap to make!

Fleur De Lis Stitched Rectangle Cutting Dies were used on pink paper and slipped behind the cut away flowers.

The Dots & Stars Stitched Rectangle Cutting Dies made this whimsical “hello” card bright and cheery.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

LeNae Gerig

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New HOTP Products

Hi everyone! Hot Off The Press has some great new products! I begged for the 8 Squares & Scallops Metal Cutting Dies because I use the circle version nearly every day. The nested scallops and squares are the perfect size for your stamped cards. 

The “YOU” Cutting Dies and “You” Greetings Stamp Set make for a whimsical and bold card focal. I love them and think they will get heavy rotation among my card making tools.

The Easy Watercolor Butterflies Stamp Set is AMAZING! It’s a layering stamp set and truly easy to use because the images are meant to have a watercolor look.

Here’s how it works:

First stamp the outline image using brown or black ink.

Then stamp the largest solid image in the lightest ink color. Notice that the images are slightly offset?

Finally stamp a smaller butterfly image using a darker color, inking the entire surface of the stamp and another color on the outside edges.

That’s all for today. Remember to leave time to make something pretty and share it with a friend. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Crafter’s Companion

Hi everyone! This week Paper Wishes has 20% select Crafter’s Companion Cutting Dies and Embossing Folders! Click here to see it all.

Take a look at these cute cards!

Thanks for stopping by. Share a card and brighten someone’s day! Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Spice Market Collection

Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to bring you the Spice Market Collection! This collection has a gorgeous look that is both unique and versatile!

The Spice Market Paper Pack features a beautiful mandala theme and rich colors.

Debbie made this page featuring her grandson. Adorable!

The Spice Market Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers include amazing details.

For this card, I backed areas of the Dazzles™ Stickers with paper and added  embellishments from the Spice Market Embellishment Bottle, Ribbon Set 

and these amazing Acetate Dimensional Butterflies Stickers!

Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to make something pretty and share it with others. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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