Extra Large Cards

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Extra Large Cards using Card Builder Nested Circle and Nested Square Cutting Dies from Paper Discovery!

The largest of these dies require a die cutting machine with a large cutting platform. I used my Gemini from Crafter’s Companion because it has a 9″ wide platform.

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 projects by clicking on the underlined Money Savers 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: Paper Discovery-Card Builder Nested Circles Cutting Dies and Paper Discovery-Card Builder Nested Squares Cutting Dies.

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Paper Boutique Steampunk Cutting Dies

Hello crafty friends! Today I have some fun cutting dies from our friends at Paper Boutique that feature Steampunk with both mechanical and romantic themes. Intrigued?

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 easel card features the You Make My World Turn Cutting Dies, map paper from Seaside Revised Paper Pack and specialty paper with a metallic look: Hammered Gold and Mocha Holographic Ripple papers.

I used foam tape under a strip of Mocha Holographic Ripple Paper with die cut gears to prop up the card front.

This card features the Love & Romance Cutting Dies which I paired with Denim Boutique Paper Pack. I love the mix of Steampunk and romance!

After die cutting the second layer from pink/white paper I sponged black ink over the chains. Then I die cut keys and gears from black cardstock, which I then glued over the pink/white images.

For the pink flowers I simply rubbed a little pink ink under each flower before gluing the die cut down.

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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Bright Rosa Edge Builder & Word Cutting Dies

Hello everyone! Today’s Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog features Edge Builder and Word Cutting Dies from Bright Rosa!

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.

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: Bright Rosa Geometric Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Honeycomb Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Lace Edge Builder Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Love Words Cutting Dies, Bright Rosa Birthday Words Cutting Dies and Bright Rosa Sentiment Words Cutting Dies.

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NEW Cut & Emboss Folders

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog where we are featuring amazing Cut & Emboss Folders from Crafter’s Companion and Hampton Art. They are easy and versatile to use so please check them out in our video!

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.

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: Butterfly Kiss Cut & Emboss Folders, Blossoming Rose Cut & Emboss Folders, Eternal Elegance Cut & Emboss Folders, Petite Florals Cut & Emboss Folders, Thank You Flowers Cut & Embossing Folder

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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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Faith Cards & Bible Journaling From Art Impressions

Hi friends! Today I’m happy to bring you stamps from Art Expressions that are just right when you want to express your faith through a card with deeper meaning. They are also perfect for Bible Journaling.

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.

Debbie made this amazing card using stamps using the Build My Life Stamp Set to create her background. I love how she gold embossed the torn edges!

Then she added foliage and flowers using Watercolor Cling Rubber Stamps Foliage Set 3 and Mini Flower Set.

These stamps also work beautifully with Bible Journaling. If you’re new to Bible Journaling it’s important to use a Bible with wide borders.

Debbie used Gates Of Righteousness Stamp Set and diluted Le Plume Markers applied with a Watercolor Brush.

Then she added Foliage using the Watercolor Cling Rubber Stamps Foliage Set #3. Notice how she stamped the image multiple times without recoloring the stamp.

She added more foliage with Foliage Set #4 and purple and yellow flowers with the Mini Flower Set.

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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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.

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.

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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