Stepping Into Christmas Hunkydory Card Kit

Hello crafty friends! The long summer days are a great time to start making those Christmas cards. I like to take card making on the road when I vacation with my family and kits from Hunkydory Crafts are so portable.

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The Stepping Into Christmas Kit has a large variety of styles and all you need to take with you are scissors (or a paper cutter) Foam Squares, 2 Sided Adhesive Tape (and Paper Wishes has a new type that you can tear) and some Blank Cards.

For this card, Debbie cut 3″ width from the left side of a full sheet of Adorable Scorable Cardstock. Set this piece aside.

To make the card base from the remaining large piece of Adorable Scoreable Cardstock, Debbie scored it twice, once 1 3/4″ from the left edge and again 2 1/4″ from the left.

This makes a raised fold to accommodate for the dimensional pieces inside the card. She then glued the 3″ wide piece (that was cut away) even with the fold on the card front.

Foam tape the die-cut pieces on the inside of the card.

For this card, cut a 7 3/4″ width of Adorable Scoreable Cardstock and fold n half, right sides together. Glue a 3 5/8″ piece to the card front.

The scene on the card front is just adorable!

For this card, Debbie used a Blank White Card as the base and cut 2 1/2″ front the top of the card front only. Cover the card front and inside back with Adorable Scorable Cardstock. Foam tape die-cut corners to the card bottom and inside top corner.

Add die-cut borders and greetings and then foam tape the large die-cut Santa circle to extend off the top edge.

Cut a Blank White Card to 5 5/8″ wide and cover with Adorable Scoreable Cardstock.

Foam tape the layers of the die-cut card topper and foam tape to the card front. The card topper will be slightly larger than the base, creating a shaped card.

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Thanks for joining me today! 

Happy crafting

LeNae Gerig

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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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Little Favors

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Favor Box and Flower Cutting Dies from Simply Made Crafts.

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.

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Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Simply Made Crafts 2 Inch Favor Box Die Set, Flowers & Leaves Die Set and Mr & Mrs. Die Set

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Card Making Magic: What Can You Do With A Circle, Oval & Rectangle?

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog where we are featuring Cutting Dies From Card Making Magic: Layering Circles, Ovals and Rectangles. Take a look to see how versatile these card making tools can be.

We also have a great  Money Saver  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 OR individual Featured Items below.

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Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured Items: Card Making Magic Rectangle Layering Cutting Dies, Card Making Magic Circle Layering Cutting Dies, Card Making Magic Oval Layering Cutting Dies and Fantastic Frames & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers 

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NEW Country Chic Paper Pack From Hot Off The Press

Hello friends! Welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog where we are featuring a NEW Paper Pack from Hot Off The Press! Country Chic has that Farm Life/Vintage feel and I begged for this one for months!

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

ou can purchase any of the items featured on the above project by clicking on the underlined Money Saver or individual Featured Items below.

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Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featuring: Country Chic Paper Pack, Lacy Window Cutting Dies, Cats, Cats, Cats Cutting Dies, Cogs Border Stamp, Chicken Wire Stamp, Carved Flowers Stencil and Timeless White Chipboard.

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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.

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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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Spellbinder Flowers

Hi friends! Today I have some fun projects using Spellbinder Flower Cutting Dies. I’m a big fan of flower cutting dies because they are a tool that I use often.

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Debbie made this beautiful card using Sunshine & Smiles Artful Card Kit and Belated Birthday Wishes Cutting Die. Debbie also used the 8 Fancy Flourish Cutting Dies by Anna Griffin to make the pretty swirls extending from under the flowers.

She used both the Laced Flowers Cutting Die and Shapeabilites Succulent and Mum Cutting Dies and cut her blossoms from Pastel Cardstock. Then she used Purple, Yellow/Green and Pink Ink Pads to color the edges and blossom centers.

Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue is perfect for layering the die cut pieces and gluing the Rainbow Sparkletz to the flower centers and around the card.

This next project is actually a 5 1/2″ square frame made with Special Day Frame Cutting Dies, pink and ivory 12×12 Spectrum Bright Cardstock Papers and white cardstock.

I used a Medium Stylus Tool to curve the different sizes of petals.

I also wrapped the petal edges around the Stylus Tool to slightly curve them.

After coloring the petal edges, with Golden Glow Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish, I used Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue to layer and glue the flowers. Barefoot Beach Sparkletz were the perfect touch for the flower centers.

Finally, I cut a frame stand from white cardstock and glued it to the back of the frame.

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.

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.

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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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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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