Our Secret Weapon
December 30, 2008

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Danette (posted 8 years 7 months ago)
I was very intrigued by your idea of using 8x8 papers for cards but I never really understood why you call them your secret weapon! What did I miss? :o) Do you used them to cover a premade card or do you use them to make a card. What size card do you like best?
Thanks so much for WW!
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
We call 8x8 scrapbooking papers our secret weapon because we don't believe many cardmakers would necessarily think of using them for cards. Plus those by Hot Off The Press which we had on the show have all kinds of tags, art and alphabet tiles that coordinate. We do cover a blank white pre-made card. Our favorite size is 5"x6.5" because it offers more space to design. That's why it is the size we sell. Thanks for watching.
Shirley (posted 8 years 8 months ago)
I love soooo many of your ideas, what I would like to know is there a way to print a picture off of the webisodes for reference
Quantumjuj (posted 8 years 10 months ago)
I couldn't find the vintage 8x8 paper collection shown in this episode. Where can I get it?
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:

I'm sorry to say the 8x8 Vintage pack has sold out! However, the Friendship pack is still available, as are several others like Heritage, 4 Seasons and more.

Here's a link to see all the other 8x8 packs:

If you like the Vintage look, though, you might check out our Vintage sarapapers (http://www.paperwishes.com/products/7241210000) or Busy Scrapper Vintage (http://www.paperwishes.com/products/7541240000). This one has many of the same patterns as the 8x8 collection. Both are 12"x12" but that just means you've got more paper to play with!

I hope this helps and I'm sorry we're out of the 8x8 version!

Jan P. (posted 8 years 10 months ago)
FYI, for those looking for a free version of a font that is nearly identical to "Got that Bling", try the "Wendy Medium" font available at fonts101.com
Vicki (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Love, love, love the card ideas in the WW. Keep them coming
judie manda (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
i am looking forward to seeing the new ideas in this website.
ReKay (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Your products are absolutely the greatest. I think the marking pens for rubber stamping rock!!Thanks to your catalog my scrapbooking has taken me to places above and beyond...keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebecca (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
I enjoyed watching the this weeks webisode, I only wish that those 8x8 paper packs were also available as 12x12 paper packs. The 12x12 books don't have nearly as much fun stuff in them.
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
Hi Rebecca, although we don’t have those exact packs in a larger size, you might take a look at the new Tapestry Paper Pack and the Floral Collection. Each one has 12”x12” papers plus cardstock, diecuts (which are reversible) and stickers. These are great when you want everything coordinated and ready to go, and they work for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have questions or need anything else. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Barb P. (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Thank you so much for all your ideas. These 8x8" pads will be so useful for all the cards I make. What software do you use for your fonts? Looking forward to future webisodes.
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
Hi Barb! The font Susan used is called "got that bling" and one of our computer guys got it off the web. Not sure if it's a free font but if you Google it you'll certainly find it available from one of the font houses. Hope this helps!
Lynn (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Happy New Year
Janette (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
I love watching you ladies,the idea's you give to all are invaluable.Keep up the good work,we Brits need inspiration too.
Sue (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Love your webisodes. They are so instructional and inviting.
With the card making papers, can you make your own envelopes? If not which envelopes fit those cards?
Thanks so much.
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
Hi Sue,

Thanks for your comment! We use our basic White Cards & Envelopes--each pack has 10 white cards plus 10 matching white envelopes so you've got a base to build your card, plus an envie to mail it in!

Sometimes (as in this Webisode) we cut the card down to 5” square. In that case, it would still fit in the envelope but if you don’t like the envelope being bigger than the card, you could plan those designs to be a “hand it over” instead of “mail it over” kind of thing.

Here's a link to the page that shows the envelopes--they're available in a set of 10, 20 and 30:

We also have a new 2 Envelopes Template, where you can create your own envelopes from 12”x12” papers. Here’s a link to that product:

Hope this helps!

Cory (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Just tuned in for the first time and loved both the ideas and the presentation. I've ignored 8x8 until now but will definitely consider using to reduce the waste.

I'll be watching other episodes this weekend so here's my thanks to you from Portland, Oregon
Sue (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Hi Gals
Keep up the great work!! I look forward to every week to see what else I can pick-up on. You really have great ideas and things that we can put to good use. Thanks for being great teachers!!and may you both have a blessed new year!!
Kathy (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
I absolutely love your Webisodes. The triangle opening card is a super great idea. Keep the products and tips coming. I look forward to them every week.
Jessica (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Than you both for all of your little 'webisodes'. I always learn something new. Love the 8x8 paper pkgs.
jayne from stone, england (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
thanx for all the fab webisodes throughout 2008. they have all been so informative and ive learnt soooo much because you both make crafting FUN!! i look forward to more of the same in 2009 and more gorgeous products like those used this week - please keep them coming!! finally i would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year and thanx thanx thanx again xx
Molly (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
I love your webisodes. I always learn something new, BUT, you two remind me of the ladies of the view. You both want to talk at once and it makes it really hard to understand what you your saying.
Thank you.....Molly
Diana Mitchell (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
Loved your card ideas, since I seem to do more cardmaking than scrapping!!
Dianne (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
What a great start for the New Year, "Giving" those special cards. I would like to give a "SPECIAL THANK YOU" to you & your team for all the great ideas you have shared & given to all of us over the past year & beyond.
Happy New Year from here in Victoria, Australia. Di :)
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