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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NEW Dazzles™ Stickers

Hello friends! If you love Sloths, Llamas and Butterflies then we some NEW Dazzles™ Stickers to show you!

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This first card uses a cute Sloth Dazzles™Sticker that Debbie has placed on a Label Swing Die-Cut Card.

She used Red Velvet Paper Pack and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Ink Pad. She also added Peppermint Jazz Sparkletz for sparkle and texture. So Cute!

These Llama Dazzles™Stickers are sure to bring a smile to a friend’s face! Who doesn’t want to know that they’re “a whole llama fun?” Debbie used colorful Fresh Cut Blossom Paper Pack and Christmas Design Tool Kit #9 for the background. She colored her llamas with Le Plume Markers and added Starry Sky Sparkletz too.

The large and small Beautiful Butterfly Dazzles™Stickers on this card were backed with lavender Pastel Cardstock. So Beautiful!

The dark burgundy background of the Nostalgia Garden Paper Pack is lovely and whimsical when paired with the the elegant butterflies.

The iridescent Butterfly is is just one of just 9 different finishes that come in the Beautiful Butterfly Dazzles™Stickers.

Thanks for joining me today! Tomorrow Paper Wishes presents a NEW Weekly Webisode. Don’t miss it!

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Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Love & Friendship Cards

Hello friends! Today I have some sweet card treats for you! Stampingbella is one of my favorite stamp companies because they have adorable artwork.

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Isn’t this card the sweetest? Debbie used Joy Ride Paper Pack, Pink Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, Butterfly Girl Brianna Stamp and Words Sweet Stamp Set for the greeting.

Debbie used Spectrum Noir Pens to color her Butterfly Girl and even added Coral Coast Sparkletz to the wings.

Debbie also used a Stylus to shape the Pastel Cardstock flowers made with Shapeabilities Flower Cutting Dies. She added a little ink to the edge of each petal before gluing the blossoms together.

For this card I used Lemonade Paper Pack and Up, Up & Away Stamps.

I cut the Varied Hearts Border from black cardstock and again from red daisy paper. I filled in the black border with hearts from the red daisy border as shown.

After coloring with Spectrum Noir Pens I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff on the unicorn mane to add dimension.

For a final touch of sparkle I glued Red Hearts Sparkletz among the stamped hearts.

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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Amazing Impresslits by Tim Holtz

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to bring you some great little embossing/cutting folders called Impresslits from Tim Holtz. They are tiny folders, easy to store, that both emboss and cut any number of paper materials, such as cardstock, vellum or metallic foil.

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This card uses Let It Shine Artful Card Kit for the background, 3-D Laurel, 3-D Provincial and 3-D Medallion Impresslits Embossing Folders with Dies.

I used Metallic Gold Paper to create each of the Impresslit embellishments.

I inked the edges and surfaces with Jet Black StazOn® Ink Pad because it is a permanent ink and won’t rub off the metallic surface.

I finished my card by adding a cut-out and greeting from Let It Shine Artful Card Kit. I also created a flower from Shapeabilities Succulent and Mum Flower Cutting Die and added Enamel Dots to the center and around the card.

Debbie’s beautiful card uses Floral Musings Paper Pack, Double Stitched Oval Dies, Birthday Birds Stamp & Die Set, 3-D Burst, 3-D Flourish and 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folders.

She used Blue Parakeet Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish on paper to create her own unique color. After letting it dry she used the 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folder to both emboss and cut.

Lavender Blue Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and Raspberry Sorbet Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish were used on the 3-D Flourish and 3-D Burst Impresslits Embossing Folders with Die. I love the bright colors!


Also some Enamel Dots add to the cards texture and sparkle!

Here’s a quick little video from Tim Holtz that I’ll think you’ll enjoy.

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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A Little Yoga Humor

Hi friends! January is typically a month that focuses on healthy habits and a new start. What a perfect time to feature Fran’s line of Yoga Stamps from Stampendous!

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Debbie made this adorable Pop-Up Box using Fran’s Frog Yoga Stamp Set. How fun, right? The Stamps are full of comical sayings and fun froggy characters!

The Pop-Up Box includes all of the parts and easy to follow instructions to assemble. Then you get to have fun decorating it with Hopscotch Paper Pack.

This Flamingo Stamp cracks me up! I think we can all relate. I used Black/White & Colors Too! Paper Pack along with Rounded Rectangle and 8 Circle Double Stitched Cutting Dies to create the background for this card.

The “This Body” Stamp is the perfect greeting to go with it! The Rainbow Sparkletz and Pink bow from Black, White & Colors Too Ribbon Set are the perfect finishing touches.

And finally, this cute Giraffe Stamp was perfect for the Center Step Die Cut-Card. It was so fun to decorate with All My Heart Paper Pack, Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers and Enamel Dots.

All of the cards today used Spectrum Noir Pens which blend beautifully. 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 and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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ABC & 123 Cutting Dies

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m excited to bring you some cute cards that use Alphabet Letter Die Set (with Filigree Pattern Overlay) and Number Cutting Die Set. Both are from Practical Publishing and are versatile must-have tools for any paper crafter.

For this sweet card Debbie pared The Charleston Paper Pack with Silver Sparkles Holographic Paper.

She cut the large “H” and “B” from burgundy paper, using Alphabet Letter Die Set. She topped each letter with Filigree Pattern Overlay cut from Silver Sparkles Holographic Paper. So pretty! She finished the words using silver Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers.

Debbie colored the Bree Loves Buttercream stamp with La Plume Markers and added additional sparkle to the card by gluing Rainbow Sparkletz to the bow and crown.

To keep the Birthday theme going I used Dots & Stripes Paper Pack, Balloon Cutting Dies to create this fun card.

I die cut a circle from the card front using 8 Circle Double Stitched Cutting Dies. I glued Silver Ripple Holographic Paper numbers (using Number & Suffix Die Set) to the card inside back.

Die cut balloons from black and red dot papers and glue and foam tape to the card with some extending off the edges. Place Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers along the bottom of the card.

It’s also a fun idea to foam tape a number to the center of a balloon!

Here’s a quick little video from Practical Publishing featuring their Card Making Magic Collection, which includes all of the cutting dies used here today.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to stop by next week when I feature cards from Anna Griffin’s card making kit, All About Love. Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Creative Expressions Cutting Dies

Hello friends! I’ve been having the best time using Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Cutting Dies!

This white on white card was completed in just minutes! The monochromatic color scheme (which can be achieved with any color) has such an elegant look. I used white cardstock, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Butterfly Garden Cutting Dies and some white ribbon.

Tip: The Best Wishes Die Cut was actually connected and I cut the words apart to fit the card center opening.

Tip: I find it helpful to use stencil or washi tape to secure the outer die evenly spaced around the decorative die.



This pretty green and white card continues with the white die cut theme, but the fresh spring green background makes everything really pop!

I used Pastel Cardstock, Mini Expressions Get Well Soon Cutting Die, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Thistle Patch Cutting Die, Coconut Palms Sparkletz, and a Lime Green Button and bow.

This colorful card uses Cosmic Shimmer Colours Shimmer Skakers which gives the Paper Cuts Honey Bee Circle Cutting Die a pretty pearlescent shimmer.

To make this card, I die cut the Honey Bee Circle from a square of white cardstock without using the outer die cut circle.

I Sprinkled the die cut with Lime Burst and Electric Blue Cosmic Shimmer Shakers.

Lightly mist with water and blot with a paper towel and let dry.

I added the Mini Expressions “Thinking Of You” Cutting Die to the center and Ice Sparkletz to he flower centers.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t miss tomorrow’s Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes featuring Hunkydory! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Lovely Legs Stamps

Hello crafty friends today I’m bringing you the very clever Lovely Legs Stamps. As soon as the Paper Wishes Design Team saw these stamps we knew they would be fun to work with!

I chose to work with the Be A Mermaid Stamp Set because, well, I LOVE Mermaids!

I used a large white cardstock Double Sticked Oval Die Cut for the background and then colored the mermaid and beach with Spectrum Noir Pens.

I used Green Salt Paper on the Center Step Die Cut Card and placed torn strips of paper along the bottom edge of the card before stamping the greeting.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue to place individual Sea Level Sparkletz Embellishments around the card.

Debbie used Ruby Rose Paper Pack, the Be My Valentine Stamp and the Heart Pop-Out Die-Cut Card to make this adorable card.

After coloring with Le Plume Markers, Debbie embellished the images with Red Hearts Sparkletz Embellishments.

The white Fancy Border Dazzles™ Stickers were just the right touch, don’t you think?

Thanks for joining me today and please don’t forget to check out all of the new goodies at Paper Wishes. You can scroll the banners at the top of the page to see it all! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Beautiful Woodware Stamps

Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more card making inspiration and this time the Paper Wishes Design Team felt like doing some coloring!

The instant I saw this Woodware Toadstool Ring Stamp I knew that I wanted to color it! It has a very familiar retro vibe (am I right 70’s crafters?) but the design is very much on trend. Mushrooms are back!

After coloring with Spectrum Noir Pens I stamped a second set of mushrooms and cut them out. With a little foam tape, they gave my card dimension.

Debbie used Pastel Cardstock and Weathered Wood, Dried Marigold and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink Pads to create the background and then the Echinacea Stamp. She colored the flowers with Le Plume Markers and added Optical Illusion Buttons and Winter Wishes Sparkletz Embellishments as the finishing touch.

For a different look, Debbie Gold Embossed the Echinacea Stamp and colored with Cosmic Shimmer Colours. I love how it looks on the dark background!

This Flower Ring Stamp was fun to color using Green Spectrum Noir Pens.

For the next step I stamped more flowers and colored all of them with both Red and Turquoise Spectrum Noir Pens. Cutting out the largest flowers and foam taping them to the Flower Ring added just the right amount of dimension.

Finally, I added Ice Sparkletz Embellishments to some of the flower centers to add sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out tomorrows Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode. 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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