Summertime Camping

Hello everyone! Today I have some sweet summertime camping cards. Retro Camping Dazzles™ Stickers are adorable with just the right amount of whimsy!

For this card I used plaid and houndstooth papers from Christmas Cabin Paper Pack. A little unexpected, right?

These little retro trailers are sure to bring a smile to your face. Look at those cute flamingos!

This card features Robin’s Red Paper Pack (one of my personal favorites!) and Decorative Card Flaps Design Tool Kit #11 Template.

Insider tip: You may have noticed all of the BIG sales going on at Paper Wishes. We also have another Warehouse sale happening on August 24 & 25 (stay tuned for more info to come). For those of you that can’t make this amazing sale we are offering the actual Designer Made Card Samples that we use for Webisodes & Package Headers. Most cards have writing on the back, which you can easily erase or cover with paper. Some even have the original instructions included. 10 Designer All Occasion Cards & 10 Designer Christmas Cards. Quantities are limited so don’t wait!

That’s all for today. Be sure to leave some time in your busy schedule to make something pretty to share. You’re talents are appreciated by others!

LeNae Gerig

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Song Birds Cutting Die

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you some cute, quick and easy cards using Hot Off The Press’s NEW Song Birds Cutting Die.

Debbie made this darling card using only White Peacock Specialty Paper, Red Ripple Holographic Paper and some sweet Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers and Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ 3-Pack Stickers.

This next card also uses a simple color scheme using only Hammered Gold and Emerald Green Specialty Papers. Add some sparkle with  Gold Thin Lines Dazzles™ Stickers and Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers.

Finally, Susan made this next card using Rooted In Love Paper Pack. She used the simple and gorgeous technique of adding Pink Sapphire Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss along the edges of the cardstock die cut edges and on the die cut birds. So cute!

We have another special week of savings at Paper Wishes:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve found some inspiration to make something pretty to share. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Hidden Floral Greetings Stamp Set

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a NEW Stamp Set from Hot Off The Press. Hidden Floral Greetings is a beautiful stamp set with versatile sentiments, such as Thank You, Happy, Love and Just A Note, tucked among floral images.

I made this sweet card using Buttercup Paper Pack and Ribbon Set.

When using larger and very detailed stamps I like to use a Stamp Platform. That way all areas of the image get the same amount of pressure and come out perfectly every time.

I wanted to keep my card color scheme simple so I only used Spectrum Noir Pinks, Yellows and Cool Gray Pen Sets.

Don’t forget Paper Wishes is 40% off this week. Don’t miss out! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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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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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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National Scrapbooking Day!

Hi everyone! In honor of National Scrapbooking Day & Mother’s Day we are featuring a “Special Woman In Your Life” page contest.

There is your page layout. Our winner will use this as inspiration, making it their own by using Paper Wishes® Products.

Here is my page. I used Buttercup Paper Pack, Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers, Embellishment Bottle and Ribbon Set. And for sparkle I used Rose Gold Triple Finish self adhesive paper behind Dazzles™ rose stickers and die-cut circles.

Be sure to check back next week for the winner! Happy scrapping!

LeNae Gerig

 

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NEW Artful Card Kits Are Here!

Hello everyone! Hot Off The Press has 2 NEW gorgeous Artful Card Kits! Sunshine & Smiles and Let It Shine Artful Card Kits come with everything you need to make darling cards like these.

Each kit contains coordinating papers, cut-out greetings and gorgeous die-cuts! I love bringing these kits along on trips. So easy to pack and I can be crafty on the go!


However, by adding coordinating embellishments you can take your cards to the next level! Here I added Illuminate Embellishment Bottle,  Enamel Dots and Ribbon Set

This card has plenty of sparkle thanks to the Sparkle & Shine Embellishment Bottle, Enamel Dots and Ribbon Set.

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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It’s Someone’s Birthday! Are You Ready?

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you some birthday card inspiration!

This whimsical card is sure to bring a smile to the birthday boy or girl’s face, no matter his or her age! The Dare 2B Artzy Alpaca Cake Stamp Set also comes with other adorable “everyday” greetings. I colored my Alpaca using Spectrum Noir™ Pens and for the background I used BoBunny Double Dot Damask Cardstock and 10 Tags & Trims Cutting Die Set

The Art Impressions line of Circlet Mini Tryfolds are little circular stamps (with dies) that make the most adorable cards with layered images! I want them ALL! This Birthday Circlet Set might be my favorite. 

I was surprised by how easy they are to use! The clear instructions walk you through the steps of stamping and then die cutting each folded layer. 

I chose to use Spectrum Aqua™ Markers because I could control the amount of liquid that went onto the cardstock. Alcohol Pens would bleed too much, showing through to the opposite side. After coloring the images I placed Script Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

The Spectrum Aqua™ Markers have both bold and fine point tips which make them great for coloring in tiny spaces. I also used a little water and a Watercolor Brush #1 to paint over the colored areas.

Once again I used BoBunny Double Dot Damask Cardstock and cute Cupcake/Stripes Washi Tape.

Here is a quick little video from Art Impressions to show you just how these cute stamp sets work:

For even MORE Circlet Mini Tryfolds card ideas, check out the March 15 Paper Wishes Webisode!

That’s all for today. Don’t forget those birthdays coming up and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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