A Little Birdie

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m bringing you some cute bird inspired projects. This is ironic because it’s widely known, among my friends and coworkers, that live birds give me the heebie geebies! But these sweet little crafted creatures are too cute to resist so let’s get started.

For this card I used Floral Blooms Paper and an Elegant Bird Cage Die. 

Next to the bird cage I placed a Double-Stick Bird Dazzles™ Sticker and sprinkled it with a little Orchid Flock. I used my fingertip to rub it into the adhesive and brushed off the excess flock.

I finished off my card with Blue Jewel Silhouettes Dazzles™ Stickers and a Script Greeting Dazzles™ Sticker. The Illuminate Enamel DotsPink Mini Paper Roses, Ivory Mini Blossoms and pink bow add some dimension.

For the scrapbook page I used blue paper from Floral Blooms Paper and laid the 12″x12″ Birdhouse Template over the paper and used a green glimmer mist to create a shadow effect.

After cleaning the Birdhouse Template I traced a birdhouse image to make an embellishment for my page.

Lightly sanding Song Bird Foiled Fancies reveal the silver underneath the gold foil and create a nice two tone effect.

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Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Fresh Christmas Cards

Hi crafty friends! I have just returned from Disneyland where my daughter and I celebrated an early Halloween. It was great fun!

Now it’s time to turn my attention to all of those handmade Christmas cards. I can’t wait to get started!

This card uses the Entwined Holly Decorative Metal Cutting Die by Sara Davies. I also used Christmas Cabin Paper Pack, Ribbons and Long Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers. I die cut the holly from gold cardstock, but Metallic Gold Paper works well too. As an added detail I placed Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers on each berry.

These Decorative Bauble Metal Cutting Dies by Sara Davies are intricate, but easy to remove from the die. (Don’t you hate it when paper gets hopelessly stuck in the die and you have to pick it out?!) I covered the card and each ornament with Christmas Cheer Paper Pack and die cut the ornaments from silver cardstock; however Metallic Silver Paper and Silver Holographic Ripple works as well. I added Platinum Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers to hang the ornaments and added Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Christmas Stocking & Witch Stocking Cards

Hi crafty friends! Today I’ve got some fun uses for this versatile Half & Half Stockings: Cutting Die & Stamp Set (check out the Amazing Price on this set). 

My suggestion is to first use it for Halloween. 

These cute cards uses both Half & Half Stockings: Cutting Die & Stamp Set and Trick Or Treat Dazzles™ Stickers.

And then make fabulous Christmas Stocking cards! (Tip: Use Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers to embellish the stamped holly details)

This card uses Tiny Poinsettia Dazzles™ Stickers 3-Pack to embellish the stockings.

Thanks for joining me today. Remember if you aren’t a subscriber, consider joining so you don’t miss a thing. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Uncharted Waters Collection

Hi crafty friends, I was cruising the isles of Paper Wishes warehouse (I do that when I need some inspiration) and I came across the Uncharted Waters Collection by Glitz Design. There were so many cute things!

For this page I used 12″x12″ Pastel Cardstock for the background. This cardstock pack has a great shimmer and the price is unbelievable! I added Uncharted Waters Paper Layers and then slid a family photo behind an overlay frame from Uncharted Waters Peek-A-Boo. The Uncharted Waters Paper Garland is too cute and the Uncharted Waters Cardstock Journaling Stickers are just the right fit to complete this page. 

I used my extra pieces to make this card. 

For a different look use the Uncharted Waters Collection and a Sarah’s Surfaces 8″x8″ Album to make a quick summer album. 

To continue this nautical theme I used Nautical Dazzles™ Stickers and one of my favorite paper sets, Seaside Paper Pack.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Die-Cut Card Ideas

Hi crafty friends! Today I have some fresh inspiration for you. Both of the die-cut cards I’m featuring today use this 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad. It’s a really versatile collection and, as you will see, both cards are very different from one another. 

This first card uses a Tonic Cutting die called Boho Beautiful. It’s reminiscent of the flower child generation. I used 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock Sheets and cut the image from white cardstock and backed it with gray, then added the blue details. A simple script greeting from Card Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers completed the look. 

Unfortunately, at some point, we all have need for this next card. Sympathy cards are always difficult, but I find that I reflect on that person when I’m creating a special card for their family. Somehow this is peaceful for me. 

For this card I used a Large Rose Cutting Die and With Sympathy Sentiment Cutting Die and the flourish was cut from a background found in the 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad.

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Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Halloween Crafts

Hi everyone! I have some sweet Halloween crafts for you today. First, is a little something for your Trick-Or-Treaters. I used the Double-Pocket Treat Die-Cut Cards, Haunted Findings Paper Pack, Halloween Cuties Dazzles™ Stickers, 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock and Evan’s Town Ribbons.

Now that you have the treats taken care of, don’t forget some cute decorations. This banner was quick to put together because I used the Nested Pennant Creative Cutting Dies and Nested Circles Creative Cutting Dies to make the base.

For the background I used Haunted Findings Paper Pack and 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock.  The black and brown die cut letters are Chocolate Monograms which I embellished with ribbon and Orange Mini Flowers.

For this fall themed card, once again, I used the versatile Haunted Findings Paper Pack. I lightly sanded the leaves, flowers and acorns from Fall Die-Cuts and the orange twill ribbon is from Evan’s Town Ribbons.

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Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Cutting Dies

Hi everyone! We are trying something new and will be featuring the Paper Wishes Blog twice a week. You can make this test a success by subscribing and sharing with friends.

Today I’m featuring the Art Nouveau Collection from Hot Off The Press. These highly stylized Art Deco themed cutting dies are absolutely gorgeous!

Susan made this amazing card using the Art Nouveau Rose Cutting Die, Long Greetings Dazzles™ StickersSparkle & Shine Paper Pack, Ribbons and Enamel Dots.

Next, Debbie used the Art Nouveau Tree Cutting Die,  Buttercup Paper Pack and Black Jewel Bird Dazzles™ Stickers and Inside/Outside Greeting Dazzles™ Stickers to create this beautiful card.Finally, Susan created this wonderful card using Art Nouveau Butterfly Cutting Die, Illuminate Paper Pack, Ribbon Set, Enamel Dots, White Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, and Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Today only (Thursday, August 30, Hot Off The Press Cutting Dies are just $6! Hurry and get yours here.

Thanks for joining me today I’ll be back on Tuesday with more crafty goodness!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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NEW Christmas Cutting Dies!

Merry Christmas! What? Too soon? It’s never too early to start making those handmade and heartfelt holiday cards. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

This sparkling card uses the NEW Hot Off The Press Winter Window Cutting Die. I paired it with Rose Gold Triple Finish and Christmas Cabin Paper Pack and Ribbon Set. The Fancy Christmas Greetings Stamp Set included both the greeting and 2 sizes of snowflakes that helped pull this card together. 

I used the Christmas Cabin Paper Pack again when creating this woodsy card (it’s just so versatile!) I added Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes Cutting Die cut from white cardstock to make it pop!

And finally the adorable Christmas Lantern Cutting Die was my inspiration for this sweet vintage snow scene. This card could not have been quicker to make. A little torn paper, brown ink and glitter glues helps give this card charm and shine.

These 3 NEW HOTP cutting dies are available in limited supply and site promotional discounts do not apply. Hurry and get yours!

Happy Christmas Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Mixing Dazzles™ Stickers

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying these long summer days as much as I am. Last night, while the house was quiet, I made some projects to share featuring mixed Dazzles™ finishes using Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers

I chose this collection of Dazzles™ because it includes a large selection of finishes. When they are mixed the possibilities are endless! Every pack of Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers is a little different, but you’re guaranteed to receive 17 (8″x9″) sheets.

The gift jar (above) combined white, silver pearl and gold pearl Dazzles™ stickers. I backed butterflies with pink gingham paper from Joy Ride Paper Pack and hot glued pink silk roses to the side.

The card also uses Joy Ride Paper Pack and Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers. Here I mixed Silver Pearl with Gold Embossed Edges with Black Dazzles™ stickers. After backing the flowers with paper I placed Joy Ride Enamel Dots on the center of each and among the Circles patterned paper.

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Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to make something pretty to share and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Creative Corners Cutting Die

Hi everyone! I have crafted up some cards using the NEW Creative Corners Cutting Die from Hot Off The Press. The die set comes with 3 pieces that are perfect for both masculine and feminine cards.

This card features small corners cut from Brown Crocodile Specialty Paper, which I think gives it a masculine flair, although I love a good reptile print myself! I love the touch of metallic from the Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers

This next card has a delicate feminine feel. I used the large corner dies to cut Silver Holographic Ripple Paper and pink swirl from Rooted In Love Paper Pack. So quick to make too!

This is a special week at Paper Wishes! Our owners, Paulette and Mike, are celebrating their 53 Wedding Anniversary! 

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LeNae Gerig

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