Distress Oxide Ink Pads

Hi everyone! Have you tried Ranger’s Distress Oxide Ink Pads? I haven’t used them in awhile and after playing with them today I remember why I’m a fan!

If you haven’t tried them, here’s a recap: The inks are a fusion of both pigment and dye ink. What you get is an opaque ink that works great on both light and dark cardstock.

To create my background I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink and then I added Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink Pad.

I really like the chalky look of the Distress Oxide Ink and it blends and moves around the paper beautifully.

Next I used the All Over Swirls Stencil and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink to add another layer to my background.

The final step in creating my background was to mist the inked paper from about 12” away. I didn’t want to get it too wet, just enough to “activate” the Oxide and make the ink really pop!

I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad and Stamp A Garden Stamp Set on the Distress Oxide Ink background.

I applied Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink to one half of some scrap white cardstock and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink to the other half.  I stamped 3 line art butterflies from the Stamp A Garden Stamp Set, cut them out and Foam Taped them to the card for dimension.

One of the great things about Distress Oxide Ink Pads is that they are very opaque and the ink literally sits on top of the cardstic without soaking in. That’s why it works so well on dark cardstock. I stamped this greeting using Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink Pad.

Thanks for joining me today. See you next week with Apple Blossom Embossing Folder techniques. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Hunkydory Christmas!

Hello crafty friends! I’ve got some wonderful news! November 21 is the relaunch of our Paper Wishes Webisodes and you’re getting a sneak peak today!

This is the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection Magazine & Kit #6. It’s packed full of Christmas card fun! So many cute papers, cardstock, cutting dies, stamps and an embossing folder.

On November 21 Paper Wishes Webisode I will be showing cards and techniques from the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection Magazine and Kit #6. Here is just one example.

I altered this stamped village scene, featured in the Hunkydory Magazine, by adding Gold Star Holographic Paper (included in the kit)and more gold embossed snowflakes.

The stamped village scene includes a masking technique.

Cut out the village and color with Spectrum Noir Pens, both dark and light gray.

For more about this Hunkydory Kit, cards and techniques join me for Paper Wishes Webisodes, Wednesday, November 21.

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Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Autumn Page & Card

Hello friends, I don’t know about you, but I find that I take the most pictures during autumn. With back to school and all of the Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities I have so many cute photos! If you are a scrapbooker like me you’re always on the lookout for page ideas and supplies.

The Falling Into Autumn Paper Pack includes 12 beautiful papers, 2 each of 6 designs, that include all of the rich colors we love this time of year: Golden yellow, brown, teal, burgundy and dark orange.

I paired the Falling Into Autumn Papers with Steampunk Die-Cuts because adding a few gears was fun to use with the “Kids with Dad” theme.

 

Notice that I placed the Steampunk Die-Cut frame directly over the photo. I did this because it’s almost like zooming into the subjects faces.

(Tip: this same technique could be used on a card front, replacing the photo with a stamped image or Dazzles™ Sticker greeting.)

This fun birthday card was easy to make. I covered each half of the card with both golden brown and teal Falling Into Autumn Papers. I used my paper cutter to cut the gear border in half (lengthwise) and glued it to the top and bottom edges. I even cut a small label in half and used the pieces on each side of the large label to make a border.

A little foam tape under the balloon and butterfly provided dimension and then I finished with a Black Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Sticker.

Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget that our HUGE 60% Off Sale Ends on Saturday, November 17. 

After the sale ends Paper Wishes will be launching NEW Products for Christmas and Webisodes will be back! Here’s a sneak peek for our November 21 Webisode.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Season Of Thanks

Hi crafty friends! November is a month where we remember to be thankful for family and friends. Maybe you send lovely fall themed “Thankful” cards to brighten someone’s day, but why stop there?

Here are a few cheerful “Thank You” cards that you can make and send all year.

For this card I used the Label Triple Easel Die-Cut Card. One of the many things I love about the Triple Easel Die-Cut Cards is that they look like you spend hours engineering and decorating them, but this card took less than one hour to make.

After covering my card pieces with Fresh Cut Paper, I applied black ink to the edges, stamped my message (using Happy, Hello, Love & Thanks Stamp Set) and then foam taped Fresh Cut Die-Cuts flowers to the easel labels.

I’m in love with the Happy, Hello, Love & Thanks Stamp Set. Take a look at all of the message combinations you can make!

For this card I used Script Greetings Cutting Dies and once again Fresh Cut Paper and Fresh Cut Die-Cuts.

I added red and blue Enamel Dots to the flower center and near the greeting.

Don’t forget to check out our HUGE 60% Off Sale at Paper Wishes…while it lasts. We have something new we are working on so subscribe now and don’t miss a thing!

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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Inside-Out Die-Cut Christmas Cards

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m bringing you cards with moveable parts. I love the unexpected and the Inside-Out Die-Cut Christmas Cards do have a surprise element. From the front, they look like pretty cards, but when the recipient opens them, they see that this is no ordinary card.

The Inside/Out Ornament Die-Cut Cards come in a package of 4 and they are ready to decorate with paper and the coordinating Christmas Collection Stamp Set.

Simply match up the ornament stamp with the corresponding ornament shape.

For this card I used Christmas Cheer Paper Pack and gold embossing powder.

I glued a single thread down one side of the die-cut ornament and then glued black paper to each side. After embossing all of the pieces I secured the thread as shown and used foam tape to add dimension to the outside ornament frame.

I left the green ornament center blank for writing a short message.

I love the circle details on the Inside/Out Snowflake Die-Cut Cards (4-Pack).

This card features Robin’s Red Paper Pack, Red Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers  and the Christmas Collection Stamp Set.

Tip: Center the small die-cut snowflake in the center of the large frame snowflake while the card is closed. This insures a perfect fit.

The Inside/Out Poinsettia Die-Cut Cards (4-Pack) features a beautiful flower that can be covered with paper or stamped (or both).

The poinsettia frame on this card with stamped using red ink and embellished with red rhinestones.

You can purchase everything on today’s blog individually, or take advantage of our BUNDLE PRICE of just $10.76

Thanks for joining me today. Come back Tuesday for some holiday packaging ideas. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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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

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Cards With Sparkle!

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m brining you cards with sparkle!

This poinsettia card features Sara Davies Glamour Glitter Cardstock, which comes with Pink, Black and Silver glitter cardstock sheets.

After covering the card with black and silver glitter sheets I used Sara Davies Flourishing Frame Cutting Die to make an elegant black glitter border.

The Poinsettia Dazzles™ Stickers are gorgeous when backed with the pink glitter cardstock. I placed White Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers on the center of each to coordinate with the silver background.

I wanted to keep this card neutral so I used only the black and silver Glamour Glitter Cardstock . The Sara Davies Venetian Mirror Cutting Die made a prefect backdrop for the striking yellow flowers.

To make the tag I cut a long rectangle from black glitter cardstock and cut a “v” shape on one end.  I used a white Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™  sticker for contrast and glued the tag under the blossom edge. A black loopy bow was the finishing touch.

Thanks for joining me today. I’ll be back on Thursday with a Halloween Treat! Until then, happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Robin’s Red

Hello friends and welcome back! Today we will be focusing on one of my absolute favorite paper collections, Robin’s Red! This week Paper Wishes is offering the collection in a bundle for the AMAZING price of $13.97! Click HERE to get the deal.

This Pop-Up Box Die-Cut Card is just an explosion of fun!

The Pop-Up Box looks complicated, but it couldn’t be easier to make.

For this Interlocking Frame Die-Cut Card I used the Wood Texture Embossing Folder on the die-cut frame before foam taping it to the card front. I added a little black ink to the edges to bring out the texture.

(TIP: Did you know that you can use a rolling pin to emboss paper inside an Embossing Folder, if you don’t own a machine?)

And finally, this sweet card was made using Robin’s Whimsy Paper Tole. I love the heart balloons!

That’s all for today. If you’re not a subscriber, consider signing up today (Top right corner) so you don’t miss a thing!

Don’t forget about Paper Wishes 60% OFF Clearance Sale happening now!

Happy Crafting

LeNae Gerig

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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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