NEW Hot Off The Press Floral Stamps!

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to bring you two NEW Stamp Sets from Hot Off The Press! The Floral Spray Stamp Set and Roses Stamp Set are both beautiful and versatile must-haves for your stamping stash.

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.

The Floral Spray Stamp Set was a good match for the Sunshine & Smiles Artful Card Kit. Debbie also used the Design Tool Kit #10 to make the labels.

Le Plume Water Color Markers were also used to color the Black Embossed images.

The Roses Stamp Set was White Embossed on Black Cardstock.

Debbie used Carnival Bright Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Palette to paint the flowers and leaves. She applied 2 coats of paint to make the colors really pop against the black background.

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 these NEW Hot Off The Press Stamp Sets 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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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.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog.

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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Concord & 9th Fill In Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to Paper Wishes Vlog! Today we are featuring Concord & 9th Fill In Stamps and we have two Money Savers for you!

Money Saver #1 and Money Saver #2 (See below)

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.

Money Saver #1

Money Saver #2

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Hi There Bear Clear Stamp Set, Laurel Frame Clear Stamp Set, Grateful For Everything Clear Stamp Set and Blooms Fill-In Clear Stamps Set.

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Paper Wishes Is Feelin’ Irish

Hello everyone and welcome to Paper Wishes Vlog! Today we are featuring a St. Patrick’s Day Money Saver and I’ll show you how to make a shaker card!

The Money Saver is 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.


Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Vlog.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

Featured items: Acetate, 12″x12″ Spectrum Bright Cardstock Papers, Lucky Charmz Sparkletz, Irish Luck Stamp, St. Patrick’s Day & Lucky Things Dazzles™ Stickers


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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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Mini Trifold Cards

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you the adorable Mini Tryfold Stamp Sets and Cards from Art Impressions. The Stamp & Die Sets make it easy to make clever cards that reveal different layers as you open them.

The Christmas Circlet Mini Tryfold Card is one of my favorites with each scene changing as you open the panels.

This card also used 8 Circle Double Stitched Cutting Dies. I just love the cute stitched edge.

The final panel reveals the circular greeting and Santa!

The Potting Shed Mini Tryfold Stamps & Dies make cards that take you behind French doors and into a cute “She Shed.”

Doesn’t this panel look like it would be fun to color? You can use either Spectrum Noir Pens (Alcohol Based) or Le Plume Markers (Water Based).

This card also used Square Double Stitched Cutting Dies.

For cards with a more masculine feel, the Tool Shed Mini Tryfold Stamps & Dies makes fun “Man Cave” cards.

I love the details on this panel.

And finally, the “Lookin’ sharp!” greeting.

Each stamp and die set has instructions on how to create your own trifold cards or you can buy them pre-folded.

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Buying packs of 8 Trifold Cards & Envelopes make the cards even easier!

 

For more card ideas and techniques from Art Impressions, tune into Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes, Wednesday, December 12.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Paper Wishes 2017 Best Sellers & Favorite Things

Hi everyone! As 2017 comes to an end I thought I would share with you the products our customers and friends made our BEST SELLERS at Paper Wishes!

If you’re a stamper, then you know all about the wonderfulness of Stamping Platforms. I know they are a MUST-HAVE for me! I can’t even remember what I did before I had one.

The only difference between the Misti Stamping Tool and the Mini Misti Stamping Tool is the size and, of course, the price. If you like to only make cards then the Mini Misti may be for you. If you like a larger format to stamp other types of paper crafts then both the Misti and Tim Holtz Stamping Platform are perfect for you. All of these are among Paper Wishes best sellers for 2017!

The Misti Stamping Tool also has a Studio Bag (purchased separately) that is perfect for storage and stamping on the go!

Paper Wishes will have the New Tim Holtz Protective Sleeve in our Winter Catalog, available December 30!

If so many of you are using the Stamping Platforms you’re going to need fabulous stamps too. Another of 2017 top sellers is Hot Off The Press’s the Botanical Butterflies Stamps and Cutting Dies are just right for so many occasions and we show you just how to use them in the Botanical Butterflies Webisode.

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss may be my MOST favorite product of 2017. It’s so easy to use (the applicator sponge is built right in!), easy to clean up and the colors are vibrant! Susan also used a Dahlia Stencil to make this amazing card. See this card and other great techniques on our Glitter Kiss Webisode.

As you would expect Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads are another versatile favorite this year and were also among our top sellers! For this card, I used both Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain sponged on the paper and then stamped the Watercolor Roses image using only water to leave a water mark impression. We have a great Distress Oxide Webisode featuring these remarkable inks and I encourage you to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by and from all of us a Paper Wishes have a safe and Happy New Year!

LeNae Gerig

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Garden Walk Cardmaking

Hello everyone! I love this time of year when I can share more new and wonderful paper packs with you! Today is Garden Walk! These papers are inspired by botanical gardens, but the colors are also perfect for the fall season.

This first card features the Penny Black Serenity & Peace tree and Believe dies which are both so versatile.

The 4″ Round Paper Doily is easily customized by inking the edge with bronze ink from Basics Cat’s Eye® Queue® Ink Pads.

Die cut the Serenity & Peace tree from Double Sided Adhesive and place it over the doily.

After removing the backing I sprinkled Gemstones Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes over the adhesive and then used Scoochy Foam square to burnish off the excess flake. Don’t waste it! Return the excess flakes to the jar and use it again.

Cut the Penny Black Believe die from black cardstock and glue over the trunk of the tree.

For a completely different look I paired the Garden Walk Papers and Ribbon Set with the Prima Princess Collection Stella Stamp and Penny Black Vine Borders Cutting Dies.

After stamping the image with Black Memento Ink, I used FS7 from Pastels Spectrum Noir™ Pen Set to outline areas on the face and body.

Next I colored the skin with FS4, blending the darker shade with the light.

If coloring stamps with skin tones intimidates you, then consider spot coloring the image, omitting the skin tones and focusing on the flowers.

When coloring the flowers, I continued to use Pastels Spectrum Noir™ Pen Set as well as Purple and Pink Spectrum Noir™ Pen Sets. Once cut out I can easily substitute this spot colored image for the fully colored one on my card.

Thanks for joining me today. Remember to make some time during the week to craft something pretty. Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Beautiful Paper Painting Papers

Hello everyone! I have more beautiful new papers to share with you today!

Paper Painting Paper Pack is a vibrant paper pack filled with colorful flowers and butterflies.

Gail made this amazing page using the coordinating Paper Painting Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers, Ribbon Set, Teal flower and Buttons Galore Fiesta Buttons collection. I love how Gail framed her photo using a large circle using the Easy Circles Template and curved the Dazzles™ Sticker words along the edge.

When I used Pink and Green Spectrum Noir™ Pen Sets to color the Penny Black Awaken Stamp I was pleased at how the vibrant colors in the Paper Painting Papers really made the image pop! I added an aqua bow from the coordinating Paper Painting Ribbon Set and a cheerful greeting from Everyday Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers to complete this card.

Gail made this beautiful poppy card using Layering Poppies Stamp Set and Pink and Yellow/Green Cat’s Eye Queue Ink Pad Sets. Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform makes putting this card together a snap!

Stamp the background image onto ivory cardstock using medium pink ink. The magnets are handy to keep things in place while you stamp.

Align the next layer of the poppy directly over the first stamped background image.

 

Close the Stamping Platform cover to adhere the stamp.

Open the cover,  apply magenta ink, and stamp the image.

 

 

Finally, stamp the last poppy layer with dark pink ink as you did for the previous layers.

After stamping the leaves with 2 shades of green ink, add dots of  Stickles™ Gold Glitter Glue to the flower center for sparkle!

For more inspiration using the Paper Painting Collection, check out the September 6, 2017 Webisode. The Layering Poppies Stamp Set will be featured on September 13.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to leave a little time in your life to make something pretty. Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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