Christmas In Willowby Woods

Hello crafty friends! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features the Willowby Woods Christmas Collection from our friends at Creative Expressions.

We also have a great Money Saver so be sure to check it out!

You can purchase any of the items featured on the above projects by clicking on the underlined Money Savers OR individual Featured Items below.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog and check out what’s new at Paper Wishes!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Snowy Fir Tree Rubber Stamp, Winter Toadstool Rubber Stamp, Santa’s Helpers Clear Stamp Set, Wintery Icons Clear Stamps, Willowby Woods Collection Fairy Doors Set 1 Clear Stamps, Willowby Woods Collection Fairy Doors Cutting Dies.

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Borderline Cutting Dies From Creative Expressions

Hello crafty friends! Last night I played with the NEW Borderline Cutting Dies from Creative Expressions. I had so much fun experimenting with them!

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The Merry Christmas Borderline Cutting Dies makes a cute card edge. And it was so easy to do!

I wanted to make a small card, so I cut my blank white card to 5″x3 1/2″ and placed the word portion of the cutting die across the top edge.

After running through my die cutting machine I cut along the left and right edges to extend the edge to fit the card.

I used NEW Cutsie Christmas Paper Pack, which includes these darling cut-outs. I also added White Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers and Red Ribbon to add some sparkle and dimension.

I used Cutie Christmas Paper Pack again for this Center Step Die Cut Card. I placed swirly white Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers on each side border.

I cut the Winter Wishes Borderline Cutting Dies from red dot paper and used the matting die with white cardstock to really make the greeting pop!

Remember to purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page. You can also get a more detailed supply list for each card shown. 

Thanks for joining me today! 

Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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Paper Cuts Collection Christmas Edgers

Hello crafty friends! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Paper Cuts Collection Christmas Edger Cutting Dies from our friends at Creative Expressions. These edgers are so cute and intricate and very easy to use. Check out my video below.

We also have a great Money Saver so be sure to check it out.

You can purchase any of the items featured on the above projects by clicking on the underlined Money Savers OR individual Featured Items below.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog and check out what’s new at Paper Wishes!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Paper Cuts Collection-Snowman Cutting Die, Paper Cuts Collection-Partridge In a Pear Tree Cutting Die, Paper Cuts Collection Heavenly Bells Cutting Die.

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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!

Click here to get it all! The Floral Musings Blog Money Saver.

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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.

Remember to purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page.

Thanks for joining me today! 

Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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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!

Remember to purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page.

Thanks for joining me today! 

Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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Creative Expressions Lustre Polish & Stencils

Hi everyone and welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog! Today I have video featuring Creative Expressions Lustre Polish & Stencils. We also have two Money Savers for you!

The Creative Expressions Lustre Polish Money Saver #1 is a great value featuring 8 gorgeous colors!

The Creative Expressions Stencil Money Saver #2 features 4 creative stencil designs.

You can purchase any of the items featured on the above project by clicking on the underlined Money Savers above or individual items below.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog and check out what’s new at Paper Wishes!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured Items: Bubblegum Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Raspberry Sorbet Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Tantalising Teal Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Apple Fizz Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Lemon Sherbet Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Tango Tease Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Violet VibeCosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Blue Assure Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, Springs 6×6 Stencil, Aran Piping 6×6 Stencil, Bend It 6×6 Stencil and Crazy Paving Mini Stencil.

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Creative Expressions Cutting Dies

Hello friends! I’ve been having the best time using Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Cutting Dies!

This white on white card was completed in just minutes! The monochromatic color scheme (which can be achieved with any color) has such an elegant look. I used white cardstock, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Butterfly Garden Cutting Dies and some white ribbon.

Tip: The Best Wishes Die Cut was actually connected and I cut the words apart to fit the card center opening.

Tip: I find it helpful to use stencil or washi tape to secure the outer die evenly spaced around the decorative die.



This pretty green and white card continues with the white die cut theme, but the fresh spring green background makes everything really pop!

I used Pastel Cardstock, Mini Expressions Get Well Soon Cutting Die, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Thistle Patch Cutting Die, Coconut Palms Sparkletz, and a Lime Green Button and bow.

This colorful card uses Cosmic Shimmer Colours Shimmer Skakers which gives the Paper Cuts Honey Bee Circle Cutting Die a pretty pearlescent shimmer.

To make this card, I die cut the Honey Bee Circle from a square of white cardstock without using the outer die cut circle.

I Sprinkled the die cut with Lime Burst and Electric Blue Cosmic Shimmer Shakers.

Lightly mist with water and blot with a paper towel and let dry.

I added the Mini Expressions “Thinking Of You” Cutting Die to the center and Ice Sparkletz to he flower centers.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t miss tomorrow’s Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes featuring Hunkydory! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Amazing Card Edgers

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m bringing you Edger Cutting Dies from Creative Expression that will take your cards to the “next level.”

This delicate Dragonfly card could not have been easier to make. I’ll walk you through it.

Place the Creative Expression Dragonfly Edger Cutting Die on the right side of a blank White Card (6″ tall) and run through a die cutting machine (with at least a 6″ wide platform)

Die cut a second image (focusing on the dragonfly) from pink Pastel Cardstock. Cut the dragonfly free from the surrounding image, as shown.

Align and glue the pink cardstock dragonfly over the card edge dragonfly.

I stamped a greeting from Grateful Heart Stamp Set and glued half pearls, rhinestones and flower sequins, from Aloha Sparkletz Embellishments, among the flowers and swirls.

Sparkletz Embellishments, from Buttons Galore, are the perfect companion to card making!

I lined the card inside back with aqua blue paper from the All My Heart Paper Pack and ribbon from Dots & Stripes Ribbon Set.

Here’s another example, from the wonderful Design Team at Creative Impressions, using the Daisy Edger Cutting Die and a Mini Expressions Cutting Die. Notice that the die cut “Happy Birthday” and the card inside back are misted with Lush Pink Cosmic Shimmer for a pop of color!

Also using the Daisy Edger Cutting Die, Debbie colored the die cut flowers, vines and leaves using Le Plume Markers. Notice how the gold sequins, from Coconut Palms Sparkletz Embellishments and the gold Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers (now available in multi-colors) add sparkle!

You can see more of the Edger Cutting Dies from Creative Expressions tom on Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes. Thanks for joining me today 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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Indigo Lace Paper Pack

Good news everyone! The Indigo Lace Collection is here! This is gorgeous stuff and I can’t wait for you to see how beautiful and versatile it is.

The colors in the Indigo Lace Paper Pack are stunning! Blues, white, ivory, gray and beige all come together in lace, flower and barn wood papers.


For this card front I used a corner paper, added Doilies & Lace Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers border along the bottom edge and used metallic silver Indigo Lace Ribbon as the closure.


The Heart Pop-Out Die-Cut Card makes such an impact when opened. It’s one of my favorite de-cut cards! I embellished the inside of the card with Doilies & Lace Scrapbooking Dazzles™, Happy Script Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers and I White Embossed a BoBunny Wood Heart to add to the bow.

I used Creative Expressions Silver Dream Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish on the surface of a 4″ Heart Paper Doily to give it some shimmer. The Gilding Polish is wonderful to work with! It’s so silky!

I also added it around the card edges.


Teresa made this gorgeous wedding page. I love how she layered additional colored paper doilies onto the page!

For this card I colored the back of Silver Engraved Flower Dazzles™ Stickers (so as to not remove the silver engraving with the alcohol pens) with Blue Spectrum Noir® Pens and placed them over an offset die-cut circle.

Don’t forget! Each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE digital download of amazing coordinating art for your projects.

That’s all for today! Have a wonderful week and please leave some time for creative fun and make something pretty! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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