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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Exclusive Deal For Blog Readers

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to bring you Paper Wishes Blog readers a great offer. Paper Wishes is offering you this card making kit for 50% OFF RETAIL PRICE of $49.95! So that makes it only $24.98 Exclusively for Paper Wishes Blog readers!

2 packs of beautiful Triple Finish Self Adhesive Sheets (Rose Gold and Gold), 2 packs of Interlocking Die-Cut cards (Frames & Hearts) and 1 Botanical Butterflies Cutting Die!

Simply click here to get this exclusive deal. Don’t let this one get away and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Shaker Cards

Hi everyone! I have some sweet shaker cards for you today!

Our friends at Creative Expressions brought us this darling Fairy Snow Globe Scene Cutting Die Set, Snow Globe Cutting Die Set and finally the cut Domed Treat Cups that are perfect for sequins, beads or candy!

For the card I used Illuminate Paper Pack, Embellishment Bottle and Ribbon Set.  I die cut the fairy scene from Purple Triple Finish and the globe from Silver Triple Finish Self Adhesive Papers, then used Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ for the “Happy Birthday” greeting. 

Here’s a fun card using only the Snow Globe Cutting Die Set and Domed Treat Cups. To create the card I covered a Center Step Die-Cut Card with Blue Circles and Green Circles Holographic Papers

To make the dome opening I traced the inside of the globe opening (from the cutting die) onto the card inside back and used scissors to cut it out. Then I used Extra Sticky Tape to secure the dome into place and added candy.

Then I backed an Octopus Hugs Dazzles™ Sticker with Blue Circles Holographic Paper and foam taped the cute octopus onto Green Circles Holographic Paper and taped it to cover the dome edges on the inside of the card (with the octopus now centered inside the dome).

Now to finish the outside of the card I used the Snow Globe Cutting Die and Stencil Tape to die cut the globe and base from Pewter Triple Finish Self Adhesive Papers. I peeled the backing from the self adhesive paper and placed the snow globe base around the dome.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you give shaker cards a try. They are so fun to make and receive! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Quick & Easy Cards & Storage

Hello everyone! Yesterday was a typical rainy spring day here in Oregon, but I took advantage of the “inside day” to do some Make Ahead Cards. That’s what I call cards that I don’t create individually for a particular person and they are usually Quick & Easy.

Each of these cards took less than 20 minutes to make and they all use Sizzix Springtime Paper Pad.

The 4″x6″ pad has 36 (multiple of each design) decorated tear-out pages and can be glued directly to a card front or matted first and then decorated. The watercolor look is beautiful and so versatile!

For this card I matted the 4″x6″ paper with black cardstock, added Black Jewel Border Dazzles™, Birthday Greetings Stamp Set greeting and a simple Crepe Ribbon bow.

This card features papers from Trail Blazer Paper Pack, Script Greetings Cutting Dies, Teal Mirror Round Jewel Dazzles™ and a Jute Twine bow.

This next card has lots of sparkle!

I used Brilliant Brights Marvelous Mirri Pad for the gold and pink background. And then Double-Stick Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers sprinkled with Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter.


I like to store my Make Ahead Cards in a Card & Craft Organizer, by category so they are easy to find when I want to send a Thank You card or (gasp) I have forgotten to make a Birthday Card for a friend! We’ve all been there, right?

Want a great gift idea? Make a supply of cards to fill the box and give to a non-card making friend. They will love having special cards on hand to send to family and friends.

Don’t forget to check out out Week Of Webisodes, happening now! The entire week features NEW Hunkydory crafts!

That’s all for today. Remember to leave some time in your busy schedule to make something pretty. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Elizabeth Craft Cutting Dies

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you how quick and easy it can be to use these creative cutting dies from Elizabeth Craft. 

I used the Flying High Die Set by Becky Seddon and while coloring the die cut image from one card, I created a stenciled image to make a second card!

I’ll walk you through the steps:

After die cutting a circe and plane/clouds image from white cardstock I layered the 2 pieces. Then I used a Stylus and Pad to apply Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads to color the white cardstock image.

 Lightly spritz with water.

When the inked die cut image is removed a useable stenciled image remains.

I inked a second image with Peeled Paint Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad and cut out the plane. Then I foam taped it to the card covered in Trail Blazer papers, Natures Touch Ribbons and Script Greetings Cutting Dies.


Another adorable and versatile cutting die is the Romantic Bouquet Cutting Die.


I covered the front with Sky Blue Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss. I secured a folded piece of Lavender Glimmer Paper inside the card with lavender grosgrain ribbon and added a “Smile” die cut greeting. 

I also used the Romantic Bouquet Cutting Die to make these sweet little note cards. It took just minutes to die cut one side of a colored blank card and line it with white cardstock. These would make a great gift, don’t you think?

That’s all for today. I hope you have a creative week. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables™

Hello everyone! Have you seen the Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables™ cutting dies by Crafter’s Companion?

These little 5 1/4″ long border cutting dies are so versatile and make creating amazing projects easy. This easel card uses the Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables Butterfly Dreams cutting die. I simply cut two borders from white cardstock and one from black. The butterflies give the card dimension when you pull the wings forward.

These dies have an embossing feature and I found using the Texture Accessory Silicone Rubber  Embossing Mat was necessary to bring the embossing forward. (For more on this check out the product page for Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables Butterfly Dreams and click on the image for instructions).

I used the Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables Jardin cutting die to make this frame.

It was very easy to do. I die cute four Die’sire Fancy Edge’ables Jardin borders from navy blue Lapis Lazuli Glimmer Paper and then glued the border pieces to Silver Linen Specialty Paper and cut around them, leaving a 1/16″ border.

After that I used Sticky Tape to mount the borders around a rectangle of Silver Linen Specialty Paper and cut off the top and bottom corners, leaving the bottom straight edge. 

I made a stand by scoring the edge of a 2 1/2″x 4 1/2″ rectangle and then making a diagonal cut as shown.

And then I used Sticky Tape to secure the stand to the back of the frame.

I embellished the front with a photo mat made from Indigo Lace Paper, Silver Ribbon, Royal Blue Flowers and White Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers.

That’s all for today. If spring hasn’t reached you yet, just think of the rain and snow as an excuse to stay indoors and make something pretty. Happy crafting.

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