Amazing Impresslits by Tim Holtz

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to bring you some great little embossing/cutting folders called Impresslits from Tim Holtz. They are tiny folders, easy to store, that both emboss and cut any number of paper materials, such as cardstock, vellum or metallic foil.

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This card uses Let It Shine Artful Card Kit for the background, 3-D Laurel, 3-D Provincial and 3-D Medallion Impresslits Embossing Folders with Dies.

I used Metallic Gold Paper to create each of the Impresslit embellishments.

I inked the edges and surfaces with Jet Black StazOn® Ink Pad because it is a permanent ink and won’t rub off the metallic surface.

I finished my card by adding a cut-out and greeting from Let It Shine Artful Card Kit. I also created a flower from Shapeabilities Succulent and Mum Flower Cutting Die and added Enamel Dots to the center and around the card.

Debbie’s beautiful card uses Floral Musings Paper Pack, Double Stitched Oval Dies, Birthday Birds Stamp & Die Set, 3-D Burst, 3-D Flourish and 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folders.

She used Blue Parakeet Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish on paper to create her own unique color. After letting it dry she used the 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folder to both emboss and cut.

Lavender Blue Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and Raspberry Sorbet Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish were used on the 3-D Flourish and 3-D Burst Impresslits Embossing Folders with Die. I love the bright colors!


Also some Enamel Dots add to the cards texture and sparkle!

Here’s a quick little video from Tim Holtz that I’ll think you’ll enjoy.

Thanks for joining me today and 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.

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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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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Lovely Legs Stamps

Hello crafty friends today I’m bringing you the very clever Lovely Legs Stamps. As soon as the Paper Wishes Design Team saw these stamps we knew they would be fun to work with!

I chose to work with the Be A Mermaid Stamp Set because, well, I LOVE Mermaids!

I used a large white cardstock Double Sticked Oval Die Cut for the background and then colored the mermaid and beach with Spectrum Noir Pens.

I used Green Salt Paper on the Center Step Die Cut Card and placed torn strips of paper along the bottom edge of the card before stamping the greeting.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue to place individual Sea Level Sparkletz Embellishments around the card.

Debbie used Ruby Rose Paper Pack, the Be My Valentine Stamp and the Heart Pop-Out Die-Cut Card to make this adorable card.

After coloring with Le Plume Markers, Debbie embellished the images with Red Hearts Sparkletz Embellishments.

The white Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers were just the right touch, don’t you think?

Thanks for joining me today and please don’t forget to check out all of the new goodies at Paper Wishes. You can scroll the banners at the top of the page to see it all! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Beautiful Woodware Stamps

Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more card making inspiration and this time the Paper Wishes Design Team felt like doing some coloring!

The instant I saw this Woodware Toadstool Ring Stamp I knew that I wanted to color it! It has a very familiar retro vibe (am I right 70’s crafters?) but the design is very much on trend. Mushrooms are back!

After coloring with Spectrum Noir Pens I stamped a second set of mushrooms and cut them out. With a little foam tape, they gave my card dimension.

Debbie used Pastel Cardstock and Weathered Wood, Dried Marigold and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink Pads to create the background and then the Echinacea Stamp. She colored the flowers with Le Plume Markers and added Optical Illusion Buttons and Winter Wishes Sparkletz Embellishments as the finishing touch.

For a different look, Debbie Gold Embossed the Echinacea Stamp and colored with Cosmic Shimmer Colours. I love how it looks on the dark background!

This Flower Ring Stamp was fun to color using Green Spectrum Noir Pens.

For the next step I stamped more flowers and colored all of them with both Red and Turquoise Spectrum Noir Pens. Cutting out the largest flowers and foam taping them to the Flower Ring added just the right amount of dimension.

Finally, I added Ice Sparkletz Embellishments to some of the flower centers to add sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out tomorrows Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode. Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Valentine Dazzles™ Just For You!

Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more Valentine inspiration for you.

Debbie used Red Cardstock and covered it with Vellum Dots Paper, which created a soft, layered look.

Then she placed large red hearts (from NEW 48 Fancy Hearts Dazzles™ Stickers) onto White Cardstock embossed with Diamond Dot Embossing Folder.

She added Dazzles™ Sticker borders (using NEW 96 Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers) and greetings along with Ruby Slippers Sugar Shoppe Buttons.

For this next card I used Dots & Stripes Paper Pack and Ribbon Set along with 96 Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers and 629 Heart Dazzles™ Stickers Pack.

I backed the heart Dazzles™ Sticker with Red Ripple Holographic Paper for added sparkle!

And finally, Debbie created this darling card using All My Heart Paper Pack, Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Cutting Dies, 96 Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers and 629 Heart Dazzles™ Stickers Packs.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to leave time to make something pretty to share. 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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Fun Cards For The New Year

Hello crafty friends! Once again I have some great cards to share with you. This series of cards with a “vision” theme are whimsical and relatable. Think about it. How many people do you know that wear eye glasses? So many, right?!

Debbie made this adorable card using the Perspective Stamp Set, Good Times Stamp Set, Glasses Cutting Die and Sunday Musings Paper Pack.

Check out those darling jewel details on the glasses! They are from Ocean Waves Sparkletz Embellishments.

Here’s a card from the Penny Black Design Team featuring the Perspective Clear Stamps and Glasses Cutting Die. I love the technique of only coloring the lens. So clever!

This “Pretty Fantastic” card features Happy Critters Stamps, Perspective Stamps, Starry Cutting Die, Crystal Stars and Rainbow Sparkletz Embellishments.

I just love the Starry Cutting Die! It’s so versatile!

The Clear Stars Sparkletz Embellishments take on whatever color you place them on. They are a must have for me!

Another idea from the Penny Black Design Team, this card features Starry Cutting Die, Good Times Stamp Set and Grateful Heart Stamp Set.

Thanks for joining me today. I’ve linked all the products above so you can easily find them at Paper Wishes. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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NEW Penny Black Valentine Stamps

Happy New Year crafty friends! The Paper Wishes staff is excited to bring you some sweet Valentine cards, made with Penny Black stamps!

Debbie used Back Porch Paper Pack, Hearts Around Cutting Dies, Flower Flourish Cutting Dies and Happy Hugs Clear Stamps to create this adorable “Happy Hugs” card.

I love how she added a pop of color with dark pink ink from Pigment Ink Pad Bonanza! And for sparkle, Red Jewel Border Dazzles™Stickers and Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™Stickers. She even added a tie of brown Jute Twine which adds another rustic touch.

This sweet Valentine uses Buttercup Paper Pack, Red Hearts Holographic Paper, All My Loves Stamp Set, Words Sweet Stamps, Love & Miss You Cutting Dies and Peppermint Jazz Sparklets Embellishments.

To get this look, stamp the image 3 times. Once on Red Hearts Holographic Paper and twice on white cardstock. Cut out the “LOVE” image as shown.

Cut paws and rose only from one cardstock image and color with Spectrum Noir Pens. Color the entire bear on the remaining cardstock image, using Spectrum Noir Pens. Glue the holographic LOVE image to the full bear image.

Die cut the “you,” from Love & Miss You Cutting Dies, from Red Herts Holographic Paper and glue Peppermint Jazz Sparkletz Embellishments around the stamped image.

For more Valentine inspiration using Penny Black Stamps and Cutting Dies, checknout our Weekly Webisode, Tomorrow January 2nd. Thanks for joining me today and from all of us at Paper Wishes, Happy New Year!

LeNae Gerig

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Friendship & Flowers

Hello friends and happy holidays to you all! I hope you’ve had the opportunity to share the season with friends this week. Speaking of friends, we have made some lovely friendship inspired cards and can’t wait to share them with you!

The Flower Flourish Cutting Dies make a beautiful flower vine! I used green Pastel Cardstock, Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Paper Pack and Stitched Stackers Cutting Die for the card background, vine and flowers.

I sponged green ink, from Pigment Ink Pad Bonanza, on the edges of the green vines, leaves and flowers.

I die cut large and small flowers from both lavender and purple Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Paper Pack and used a paintbrush handle (an excellent substitution if you don’t own a stylus) and foam mouse pad to curve each petal. I also inked the petal edges with either lavender or burgundy ink.

And for the finishing touches I added half pearls from Jelly Fish Sparkletz Embellishments, Pink Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Ribbons and a greeting from Smile Today! Stamp Set.

Debbie made this beautiful card using Vase Garden Cling Rubber Stamp, Ribbon Stackers Cutting Dies, Black/White & Colors Too Paper Pack and the Choose Happy Stamp Set.

After coloring her image with Le Plume Pens, Debbie cut out the image and added Crystal Lacquer (coming soon to Paper Wishes) to the vase portion.

When the Crystal Lacquer dries the glossy finish looks like water in the vase.

Debbie also added Peppermint Jazz Embellishments to the poppy centers and black buttons to the card front.

Thanks for joining me today! And from all of us at Paper Wishes, Happy New Year!

LeNae Gerig

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Apple Blossom Embossing Folders

Hi everyone! Today I have some New Years cards that feature Apple Blossom All Occasion Embossing Folder Winter Snow.

I used the Winter Snow Folder to emboss White Cardstock and Blue Cardstock from 12”x12” Pastel Cardstock.

I lightly sanded the embossed surface, which revealed the white core, of the blue cardstock.

Then I added blue ink to the embossed surface of the white cardstock.

After cutting both colors of embossed squares to 5 1/2” I cut each into three pieces. I glued the pieces to 6” wide cards made from Gray Pastel Cardstock.

I added Silver Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers to the center of each embossed snowflake.

I used 9 Tags & Little Labels Cutting Dies Set and Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set for my greeting at the top of the card.

This card features a mat made with Silver Snowflake Holographic Paper.

If you prefer a more traditional sized card, this 5”x6 1/2” card was easily made by cutting down the embossed images.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t forget to check out Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode, tomorrow, December 19. We will be featuring MORE Apple Blossom Embossing Folder techniques.

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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