Birthday Discounts

Stop into Wishful Thinking on your birthday (or the day before or after) and we'll treat you to a discount of your age on one item. Go ahead, admit your age! (Proof of age required; birthday discount does not apply to die cut machines.)

As a bonus to you, for the months of October, November and December you can receive 15% off any of the black & white stamp images featured on this page (while supplies last)! If you are unable to visit us, we'll happily mail them to you.

Private Consultation Services

It doesn't matter if you are new to scrapbooking or stamping or have been enjoying these hobbies for many years - you're bound to fall into a creative rut from time to time. Don't fret! We're here to help you! Call us to make a private appointment with one of our experienced and crafty consultants. We can help you with:
  • Mini Tag Books
  • Invitations
  • Card Designs

Not only will we help you with your design, we'll teach you the techniques needed to accomplish it! Call us for more information at 812-988-7009

Frequent Buyer Card
If you don't have one already, pick one up the next time you check out and start earning those points for a $20 coupon!


Find out all about our classes this month! Just click the icon below for a printable schedule:


Quarterly News

Fall 2018

It's Sweatshirt Season!
This is most definitely our favorite time of year in Brown County, Indiana. We love these cooler, sunny days and crisp evenings, perfect for strolling around the village of Nashville or hiking in Brown County State Park. And, of course, the stunning autumn scenery with beautiful reds, yellows, oranges, greens, and browns! Yeah, now's the time to visit!

There's lots going on at this time of year! Check our class schedule below and call us to reserve a seat. Mark Thursday, October 25th, on your calendars - that's our annual Inky Fingers Halloween Party & Playtime! We're also participating in the annual Chocolate Walk on November 10. We're also having a Sale at the end of December. Read on for all the details!

New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...
SWow. Is our shop stuffed with new goodies or what? Every nook and cranny is jam-packed with awesome scrapbooking, rubber stamping and paper crafting supplies! We are filled to capacity (actually, it's probably more!). Here's a snippet of what you'll find when you stop in::

  • Halloween papers, embellishments and stamps are just getting cuter and cuter! Ok, some may be a bit spooky, but they're still fun! We've got papers from Reminisce, PhotoPlay, Simple Stories, Authentique and more! If you're like us, you won't be able to resist.

  • And, of course, we've got everything you'll need for those Autumn and Thanksgiving cards and pages. Love the Ella & Viv and Carta Bella papers!

  • Can you believe it's time to think about Christmas!? No worries, you'll find all the papers (and, boy, are they beautiful!), dies, stamps, embellishments, ribbons, and more right here! My favorite paper collection is KaiserCraft's gorgeous "First Noel", which features gold foil accents. You'll find lots of sample cards tucked away on the shelves to help get you inspired. Remember, we're here to help you create some outstanding Christmas cards!

  • Tim Holtz's Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad from Ranger! WOW! We haven't been this excited about a new product for a long time! You're going to absolutely *love* this brand-spankin' new product. If you're familiar with and enjoy using alcohol inks, you'll want this...seriously! This clear ink is designed to lift color from non-porous surfaces and transfer to porous surfaces. Use this with clear or rubber stamps to remove ink from backgrounds created with alcohol inks.

  • The newest Nuvo Drops are called Nuvo Vintage Drops! These drops now give you a gorgeous matt effect on your cards and projects; available in 8 stunning colors!

  • We love dies and we love Sizzix! You'll have to add Jen Long's new Christmas Fold-A-Long Die Sets to your collection. The Angel card is too cute! We're sure you'll love the Poinsettia and Snowflake ones just as much…and so will your recipients! Check out our large selection of metal dies and embossing folders!

Wishful Thinking Monthly Card Classes!
We're gathering at the shop on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for some serious play time and card making. Join us from 1:30 to 3:30 to learn new techniques, create beautiful cards, and meet other stamping enthusiasts! You're going to have fun and take two cards home with you! Please call in advance to reserve your seat, 812-988-7009.

Our Annual Halloween Party, Thursday, Oct 25 (5:30-9:00 pm)!
Once again, we welcome all costumed characters to an evening of camaraderie, shopping, crafting and spooky fun! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume (ok, the costume is optional, but it really is more fun to dress up)! Not only will it be fun and silly, but it'll also be worth making the effort for the chance to win the Best Halloween Costume. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Wishful Thinking! Also, if you have the guts to attend in full costume, you will receive 30% off all Halloween and fall items!

This is a FREE event and all are welcome! However, please call ahead to let us know if you're coming - 812-988-7009.

11th Annual Chocolate Walk, Sat., November 10:
We're happy to be a part of this fun day sponsored by the Brown County Humane Society. All the money raised on this day will go to benefit the over 1,400 homeless pets that the animal shelter cares for each year. Visit the Humane Society's website at for ticket information.!

This will be our 9th year participating! So, grab your tickets from the Humane Society and you, too, can walk around Nashville getting your fill of delicious chocolates! It's like trick or treating without the costume! Hint, hint … we've got a coupon in the Chocolate Walk brochure!

Small Business Saturday, November 24!
If you're going to celebrate small businesses, Nashville is the place to be! We'll have a free make 'n take, plus some very special sales and freebies! More details to come…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMS SALE! December 13-24
We appreciate all of you for your support and friendship, so we're going to treat you to a 12 Days of Christmas Sale from December 13 - 24! Watch your emails, our website and our Facebook page; we'll have more details as we get closer to the date! The first day of the sale is also our Inky Fingers Annual Christmas Party and Playtime (Dec 13, from 5:30pm - 9:00)!

See our CLASS SCHEDULE for all class descriptions, then e-mail us to reserve your space today!

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Be sure to SIGN UP for our Newsletter to receive advance notice of sales, classes, store hours, special events, new merchandise, and e-mail only coupons! Visit our website to register (click on "Mailing List") or register in the shop. This way you won't miss out on anything! A new feature on our website's homepage is a link to our most current e-mail.

Artist Trading Card Swap!
Join us in our next swap! No need to register, simply drop off or send us 6 of your Artist Trading Cards by the 15th of the month and get 5 different cards in return, plus a free gift to thank you for your participation!

Also, visit our MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS page at the end of every month to see a collection of the ATCs we just received! You can find all the ATCs we've received in past swaps right here at Wishful Thinking. We know you'll love 'em!

    o Make 6 cards and get 5 in return. You can make them all the same design, or all different. Don’t forget to sign the back with your contact information in case another artist would like to contact you about your ATC.

      • If you bring your ATCs to the store, you may choose which ATC’s you’d like to take home AND you’ll receive a FREE GIFT for playing in the Swap!

      • If you are unable to bring your ATCs to the store, send them with a self-addressed envelope with return postage. Our address is Wishful Thinking, PO Box 573, Nashville, IN 47448. Please write Hand Cancel on your envelopes so your ATCs will arrive safely. You’ll also receive a FREE GIFT for playing in the Swap!

      • Due dates are the 15th of the month.

      • Upcoming themes are:

    • October: Ghosts & Goblins - Halloween is full of creepy ghosts and goblins!

    • November: Turkey - What else do we Americans think about (besides football) on Thanksgiving?

    • December: Jingle Bells - One of the joyful sounds at Christmas-time!

    • January: Let's Go Skiing! - Although big ski resorts in Indiana are not the norm, let's see some ATCs with a skiing theme (water skiing is acceptable!).

Annual Used Stamp & Craft Sale in July was a HUGE Success!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Annual Used Stamp Sale; this was our biggest one yet! More than once we had shoppers ask us if an item was truly priced that low! Remember, it's never too early to start packing up your gently used and no-longer wanted craft supplies for next year's sale.

Store Hours:
With the exception of our Holiday Hours listed below, we are open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Our Holiday Hours are:

  • Nov 22: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
  • Nov 23: OPEN 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Dec 24: OPEN 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Dec 25, 26: CLOSED for Christmas Day
  • Dec 31 - Jan 4: CLOSED for Inventory
  • Jan 5: OPEN 10:00am - 6:00pm

Please note, if Bartholomew County cancels school due to inclement weather, we will also be closed! As a reminder, we will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January and February.

Like Us on Facebook!
Visit our Facebook page and you'll find more than just announcements about upcoming events. You'll find information about new products and posts about some of our fun classes. You'll also see some of the many sample cards we have scattered all over the shop! We've been slowly adding them to our Facebook page just for you! Check out the Photo Albums (we're sorting them by theme). So, check us out at Wishful Thinking - Scrapbooking & Rubber Art Stamps, Nashville, IN!

And while you're there, please take a few seconds to share your experiences at Wishful Thinking. Positive reviews from awesome customers like you help others feel confident about shopping at Wishful Thinking. We will be forever grateful. Thank you in advance for helping us out!

A Peek Into January/February:
Mark your calendars for more fun in 2019:

  • Since we will be closed on Tuesdays in January & February, our Wishful Thinking Monthly Card Classes will be held the 2nd Monday of those months (same time 1:30pm - 3:30).

  • Saturday, Feb 2: Punxsutawney Phil will once again determine what goes on sale that day. We'll keep you posted!

  • Our Annual Crafting Retreat will be held at the Brown County Inn this winter! We haven't confirmed the date yet, but as soon as we do, we'll let you know!

Sunflower Stem, #K6289,
from Hero Arts,
measures approximately
2.25" x 4.75"

The Gathering, #E21122,
from Impression Obsession,
measures approximately 2.25" x 3"

Stone Shed, Fall Tree & Pumpkins,
#P10298, from Northwoods,
measures approximately 3.5" x 4.5"

Monster Mash (clear set)
#CL886, from
Impression Obsession.
Spider Web measures
approximately 1.5" x 1.25"

Persnickety Poinsettia Medallion,
#1560S-N, from Holly Berry House,
measures approximately 3.5" x 3.5"
Holly Berry Stamps are perfect
for creating 3D art pieces.
Come to our class in November
& learn how!

Manger Cherubim, #M338,
from Stampendous
measures approximately
3.25" x 2.25"

Flourishing Tree, #40-639,
from Penny Black,
measures approximately 4" x 5.5"

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Nashville, IN 47448

(812) 988-7009

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