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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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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Vintage Sheet Music

 

Merry Christmas crafty friends! Music is everywhere here at Paper Wishes! I don’t know how she did it, but our Paper Wishes buyer has found a treasure trove of vintage Sheet Music and it’s perfect for paper crafting!

The music is packaged in collections of both large or small sheets and some have torn edges and cover art included.  You will receive at least 4 sheets per set, more if the pages are small.

I used a 3-D Flower Template to make roses and leaves to decorate a frame.

I traced the swirl rose pattern onto the back of the sheet music.

You can cut out the swirl, but I chose to tear some of the roses to give the edges a distressed look.

Then I inked the torn edges.

Starting at the end of the swirl, wrap around a bamboo skewer or small paintbrush handle. When you reach the opposite end, glue the end to the base of the rose.

I glued a burgundy Crepe Ribbon bow to the corner of a frame and glued a cluster of flowers and Hammered Gold leaves to the bow center.

For more ideas and techniques using the Sheet Music, join me for the December 26th Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes

Merry Christmas from all of us at Paper Wishes!

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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DIY Photo Clipboard

Hello friends! Today I have some fresh inspiration for you featuring an Acrylic Clipboard, Stampendous 8″x8″ Script Stamp, a Bodacious Flower Template and Script Cutting Dies!

One of the things I like best about Clipboard as photo frames is that you can change the photos often or even display Christmas cards!

Consider displaying them in groups for more impact.

For my clipboard, I applied VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad to the surface of the 8″x8″ Script Stamp.

I stamped onto Burgundy Suede Paper, pressing firmly on all parts of the stamp. (Tip: When you remove the stamp, you won’t be able see the stamped impression because VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad is clear.)

I sprinkled the stamped image with White Super Fine Embossing Powder.

After taping off the excess Embossing Powder, heat with a heat gun until each area of image changes color.

I used the Bodacious Blooms Template to make easy flowers, alternating embossed Burgundy Suede and Holly On Green Paper.

Follow the template instruction for folding squares of paper and tracing patterns for the size and style flower you chose. I used a 4 1/2″ Molly, 3 1/4″ Debra and 3″ Molly shapes for my flower.

I Inked the flower edges with Black Ink and layered them with Foam Tape. Then I placed 3 Circle Gems on the center to complete my flower.

Inside Information: You may be wondering why I decided to heat emboss on suede paper instead of directly onto the clipboard. Initially, this was my thought and the embossing on the clear clipboard DID look amazing! However…

it also curved and warped my “acrylic” clipboard beyond help (I even tried heating it again and pressing between 50 lb. boxes of paper!) Lesson learned.

I used a Script Stamp for my clipboard, but you could also use the Music 8″x8″ Stamp. Furthermore, I made my Clipboard with a Christmas theme, but you could use any color of Suede or Patterned Papers and create an everyday themed clipboard.

Thanks for joining me today and 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.

Check out all of our NEW products for Practical Publishing!

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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Little Christmas Cheer Boxes

Hello crafty friends! Today I have some festive Christmas packaging that I hope you’ll enjoy. The Sizzix 3-D Blocks & Cubes XL Cutting Die makes 3 sizes of little boxes that are perfect for gifting. 

For this gift box/place setting I used the large, 2 1/2″ square Sizzix 3-D Blocks & Cubes XL Cutting Die, cardstock, patterned paper and 9 Tiny Tags & Little Labels Cutting Die Set.

For these cute gift boxes (2 1/2″, 2″ and 1 1/2″ boxes) I used Silver Linen Specialty Paper, Red Holographic Ripple, Gold Sparkles Holographic Paper and the 9 Tiny Tags & Little Labels Cutting Die Set.

These little boxes can be used all year long!

Each box is made from 2 die cuts and doubled sided tape is helpful when assembling the boxes.

I hope these little boxes inspire your gift wrapping all year long! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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