NEW Fairy, Unicorn & Castle Cutting Dies…Oh My!

Hello crafty friends! Today is the BIG day! I’m finally able to show you Hot Off The Press’s NEW Fairy, Unicorn and Castle Cutting Dies! Debbie and I requested these cutting dies because we knew what a BIG hit they would be!

Tip: 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.

This card uses the Fairy Cutting Die, which was cut twice, once from Black Cardstock and again from Silver Ripple Holographic Paper.

I did a little paper piecing here by cutting the swirls away from the Black Cardstock image and gluing it over the Silver image. The Little Things Paper Pack, Best Wishes Cutting Die and Patriotic Stars Sparkletz where just right for the fairy themed card.

The Unicorn Cutting Die was cut from Metallic Silver Paper and the Starry Cutting Die cut from Painted Lace Paper and backed with Silver Sparkles Holographic Paper. So sparkly!

I used Pastel Cardstock and the Castle Cutting Die to create this paper pieced look. I also added Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and Winter Wishes Sparkletz for the cloud base.

The Center Step Die Cut Card and Dots & Stripes Paper Pack provided just the right backdrop of the fairytale castle.

Thank you 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. I’ll be back later this week with the Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog!

Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Paper Discovery Card Builder Cutting Dies

Hello crafty friends! Today I have some Card Builder Cutting Dies, from Paper Discovery, that make putting together cards quick and easy.

Debbie used the NEW Country Chic Paper Pack (from Hot Off The Press) and elements from the Card Builder AND Layered Florals Cutting Dies for this card.

I love the stamped details (from Encouraging Words Stamp Set) and the sparkle from the Sea Level Sparkletz!

The Card Builder Cutting Dies is a handy tool that contains background and intricate frame cutting dies that make it easy to create amazing cards!

For this card Debbie used the Paper Discovery Card Building Panels Cutting Dies along with the same Card Making Magic Layered Floral Cutting Die Set that she used on the first card. I love how different they are!

The Just Believe Stamp (from Penny Black) was the perfect greeting!

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! I hope you give both Card Builder Cutting Dies a try. I know you’ll love them!

Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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NEW Hot Off The Press Flutterby Butterfly & Fairies Stamp Sets

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog where we are featuring two NEW Hot Off the Press Stamps: Flutterby Butterfly Stamp Set and Fairies Stamp Set.

We also have a Money Saver for you so be sure to check that out.

You can purchase any of the items featured on the above project by clicking on the underlined Money Saver above 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: Fairies Silicone Stamps, Flutterby Butterfly Silicone Stamps, Label Gate Fold Die-Cut Cards, Spectrum Noir Pens, Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Shakers, Cat’s Eye Queue Pigment Ink Pad Set, Stylus Handle & Pads

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NEW Hot Off The Press Floral Stamps!

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to bring you two NEW Stamp Sets from Hot Off The Press! The Floral Spray Stamp Set and Roses Stamp Set are both beautiful and versatile must-haves for your stamping stash.

Tip: 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.

The Floral Spray Stamp Set was a good match for the Sunshine & Smiles Artful Card Kit. Debbie also used the Design Tool Kit #10 to make the labels.

Le Plume Water Color Markers were also used to color the Black Embossed images.

The Roses Stamp Set was White Embossed on Black Cardstock.

Debbie used Carnival Bright Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Palette to paint the flowers and leaves. She applied 2 coats of paint to make the colors really pop against the black background.

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! I hope you give both these NEW Hot Off The Press Stamp Sets a try. I know you’ll love them!

Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Sweet Avery Elle Stamps!

Hi everyone and welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog! Today I have video featuring Avery Elle Stamped projects.

The Avery Elle Vlog Money Saver is a great deal on 2 cutting dies and 2 stamps featured on today’s Paper Wishes Vlog.

The Money Savers are a great deal, however, all of the products are also sold separately. To purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links below and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items:  Burst Elle-ments Cutting DiesStarburst Elle-ments Cutting DiesEaster Chicks Clear StampsOh Happy Day Clear StampsHello Chum Clear StampsPeek-A-Boo Clear Stamps and Be A Unicorn Clear Stamps

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Paper Wishes Vlog

Hello friends! I’m very excited to introduce something NEW today! Instead of our usual written Thursday Paper Wishes Blog, we have filmed it and created a Vlog! Come back each Thursday for this new format and please leave me some feedback in the comment section.

Tip: To purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links (below) and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page.

Todays Vlog features cards and demos using Engraved Beautiful Corner Dazzles™ Stickers , both have gold and silver finishes.

Also featured are Engraved Hearts & Flowers Dazzles™ Stickers, both with gold and silver finishes.



You can also buy both Engraved Dazzles™ Stickers bundle sets at an Extra Money Saver price!

Come back next Thursday for another Paper Wishes Vlog!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Fun Sizzix 3-D Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! Today I have some darling 3-D cards that are perfect for celebrating friends and family.

Tip: 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.

This pretty spring Flower Basket is a sweet gift to bring a friend for any occasion. And it will last forever!

I used the Flower Basket Thinlits Cutting Die with Mocha Holographic Ripple Paper to make the basket. Using Extra Sticky Tape made it easy to assemble the pieces.

I die-cut leaves and flower blossoms from both The Sweet Life Paper Pack and Pastel Cardstock. I also inked the edges of each piece with Green and Pink ink and then layered flowers with foam tape. Rainbow Sparkletz were just the thing to add to the flower centers!

Debbie made a Sweet Shop birthday card using the Birthday Shadow Box Thinlits Cutting Dies, Pastel Cardstock, Happy Birthday and Pink Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers. I love how she embellished the decorations with Mermaid Sparletz too!

Every Sweet Shop needs ice cream! Debbie made a delicious looking Ice Cream Cone card! She used the Ice Cream Fold-Its Framelits Cutting Die and Pastel Cardstock for the cone.

She custom colored her scoop of ice cream, cheery and sprinkles by using Golden Flamingo Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish, Raspberry Sorbet, Lemon Sherbet and Tantalizing Teal Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish.

She even made the yummy chocolate top with Brown Crocodile Paper and finished the card with sparkly teal Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers.

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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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.

Tip: 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.

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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ABC & 123 Cutting Dies

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m excited to bring you some cute cards that use Alphabet Letter Die Set (with Filigree Pattern Overlay) and Number Cutting Die Set. Both are from Practical Publishing and are versatile must-have tools for any paper crafter.

For this sweet card Debbie pared The Charleston Paper Pack with Silver Sparkles Holographic Paper.

She cut the large “H” and “B” from burgundy paper, using Alphabet Letter Die Set. She topped each letter with Filigree Pattern Overlay cut from Silver Sparkles Holographic Paper. So pretty! She finished the words using silver Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers.

Debbie colored the Bree Loves Buttercream stamp with La Plume Markers and added additional sparkle to the card by gluing Rainbow Sparkletz to the bow and crown.

To keep the Birthday theme going I used Dots & Stripes Paper Pack, Balloon Cutting Dies to create this fun card.

I die cut a circle from the card front using 8 Circle Double Stitched Cutting Dies. I glued Silver Ripple Holographic Paper numbers (using Number & Suffix Die Set) to the card inside back.

Die cut balloons from black and red dot papers and glue and foam tape to the card with some extending off the edges. Place Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers along the bottom of the card.

It’s also a fun idea to foam tape a number to the center of a balloon!

Here’s a quick little video from Practical Publishing featuring their Card Making Magic Collection, which includes all of the cutting dies used here today.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to stop by next week when I feature cards from Anna Griffin’s card making kit, All About Love. 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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