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 January, February and March 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!


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Quarterly News

Winter 2018

Happy 2018!
Welcome to Brown County! We hope you take some time to visit this little part of the world during the winter - it's just beautiful when there's snow! Check out the things-to-do calendar on the Brown County Visitor Center's website for a list of all the fun things going on this season, both in the village and in the county -

It's going to be pretty busy at Wishful Thinking this season as well. Mark your calendars for the weekend of February 16 - 18 and join us for our 3rd Annual Crafting Retreat! We've also got a full calendar of classes, from beginner to advanced paper crafters. Don't miss Heirloom Production's Rubber Stamp and Paper Crafting Show, which will be in Danville, IN, in March! Read on to learn more about these events and find out what's going on here at the shop.

New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...
Inventory is done (whew - we have a lot of stuff!) and new orders are arriving every week!

Our shelves are packed with all kinds of wonderful stuff for scrapbooking and card making. With the winter Creativation Show this month, we're going to be busy ordering more goodies for you. Stop in today!

  • This quarter promises to be a busy time for card makers! Valentine's Day is in February, St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and Easter falls on April 1 this year. Don't panic, we've got all the stamps, papers, embellishments you'll need to complete all your cards and scrapbook pages! Check out all our samples for inspiration!

  • How can we not mention Tim Holtz when we talk about new stuff? If you're a metal die user (or want to be), check out his adorable Sidekick Die Cut Machine by Sizzix! This is the perfect size to take with you when you travel!

  • Another vendor we love is Kaiser Craft! They've got so many beautiful paper collections to choose from! One of the newest spring collections we have is called "Wandering Ivy" which features pretty blues, greens and whites. This company also has some awesome metal dies, stamps and thin wooden embellishments!

  • Metal Dies and Embossing Folders - Since we can't get enough of these (and apparently neither can you!), we've expanded our area for both metal dies and embossing folders! You'll find a spinner rack full of them, as well as a large chunk of wall space devoted to our new passion!

  • Graphic 45 has done it again! You're going to love their three (yes, 3!) new collections!

    • "Little Women" - Based on the century-old novel of the beloved lives of four March sisters, and their story on domesticity, work, and true love. The classic images will evoke memories of generations of women from the past and present. The rich color palette incorporates blush red, grassy green, vibrant yellow and azure blue.

    • "Sun Kissed" - When there's sun, sand & sea, life's a beach! This playful collection pulls together the deep ocean blues and is complimented with coral and cantaloupe, and a burst of sunny yellow.

    • "Floral Shoppe" - Floral Shoppe is a beautiful collection that celebrates all things floral! This oasis of a collection offers four different floral designs offered in two different color palettes, you'll love the rich greens, bright indigo, sunlit yellow, dramatic pinks, reds, and burgundy.

Wishful Thinking Monthly Card Classes!
We have been gathering at the shop on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for some serious play time and card making. However, since we'll be closed on Tuesdays this quarter, we're switching the classes to the SECOND MONDAY in January, February and March. Join us from 1:30 to 3:30 to learn new techniques, create beautiful cards, and meet other stamping enthusiasts! How fun is that? Please call in advance to reserve your seat, 812-988-7009.

Groundhog's Day Sale, Friday, February 2!
OnceToday we're going to let Punxsutawney Phil determine what's on sale!

If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, meaning 6 more weeks of winter, all winter-themed stamps, papers and embellishments will be 25% off!

If however, if Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow, meaning spring will arrive early, all spring-themed stamps, papers and embellishments will be 25% off!

Heirloom Production's 14th Annual Indianapolis Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival - Mar 23 & 24!
It's that time of year again when stampers and scrappers have the opportunity to shmooze with rubber stamp and paper crafting vendors! Many of them will also be hosting make 'n takes!

Please Note! There are TWO changes this year! The show will be held at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds on 1900 East Main Street in Danville, IN (I believe there is FREE parking). And the show will be held Friday (23rd) and Saturday (24th) - no show on Sunday. You can find more details at Heirloom Production's website,

So, where do you get tickets for this exciting event? At Wishful Thinking! We are selling tickets at the store, or you can call us at 812-988-7009 and we'll mail them out to you. Pre-sold tickets are $6 each and good for both days ($8 at the door).

A Weekend Crafting Retreat Right Here in Nashville, IN! Mark Your Calendars for February 16, 17 and 18!
We are hosting another Craft Retreat! We had so much fun last year, we just had to schedule another one for 2018!

The Brown County Inn will be our host hotel, where you will have lots of space available for working on your projects. We'll be offering a couple of classes during the weekend as well! We're still working on all the details, so keep an eye on our Website & Facebook Page!

If you know you can be here that weekend, call The Brown County Inn at 812-988-2291 and make your reservations now. Let them know you'll be there for our Retreat so you can take advantage of their special room rates for us. Then call us at 812-988-7009 and get your name on the list of attendees. This is gonna be FUN!

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

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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.

      • Don't know much about Artist Trading Cards? We've got ATC workshops scheduled each quarter; check our class schedule for dates and times.

      • Upcoming themes are:

    • January: Let it Snow! - Anything to do with snow - snowmen, snowy scenes, snow cones...

    • February: Chocolate - Oh, my! Love, love, love chocolate!

    • March: Drinks/Beverages - Any type will do - alcoholic, tea, coffee, milk, water....

    • April: Vintage Easter - The last time Easter fell on April Fools Day was 1956!

Winter Store Hours:
We are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays & Sundays, and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays unless otherwise noted:

  • Jan 1: CLOSED (New Year's)
  • Jan 2-5 : CLOSED (Inventory)
  • Jan 6: OPEN 10:00 am - 6:00pm
  • We'll be CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January and February
  • We'll be CLOSED on Tuesdays in March
  • April 1: CLOSED (Easter)

Please note, if Bartholomew County cancels school due to inclement weather, we will also be closed!

Like Us on Facebook!
Want to see some of the sample cards we have scattered all over the shop? We've been slowly adding them to our Facebook page for you! Check it out at Wishful Thinking - Scrapbooking & Rubber Art Stamps, Nashville, IN! You'll also see pictures of some of our past events, such as our Retreat in April and our Annual Halloween Party last October.

A Peek Into April:
We'll have more details soon, but we wanted you to know that KEN OLIVER will be returning to teach some classes! We're pretty excited!

Snowman with Bird
from Impression Obsession
measures approximately
3" x 3.5"

Snowflake Flourish
#F13376 from
Impression Obsession
measures approximately
4.75" x 2"

Tripled Checkerd Hearts
#E21041 from
Impression Obsession
measures approximately
2.25" x 4"

Standing Couple #C7914
from Impression Obsession
measures approximately
1.25" x 2.75"

St. Patrick's Day Cube
#II296 from Northwoods:
each image measures
approximately 1" x 1"

Cabin & Pines in Scalloped Frome
# P10341 from Northwoods
measures approximately
3.5" x 4.25"

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Nashville, IN 47448

(812) 988-7009

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