Paper Anthology


Sharing a few cards…

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Christmas card club is in full swing and this month is all about embossing!





And here’s this month’s Make & Take card – I am so addicted to these awesome frame stamps from Rubbernecker stamps!!!




A few cards to share…

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Thought I’d share a few cards I’ve been working on this week.  The first card is for the February meeting of the Christmas card club and features a beautiful stamp from Northwoods stamps and paper from Lawn Fawn.  The image is colored with Peerless watercolors and the snowy frame was done with my favorite technique for dimensional snow – “Designer Dries White” adhesive from Art Glitter applied with a fineline applicator with clear glitter sprinkled over it while still wet.



The next card is for this coming Sunday’s Make and Take Sunday,  featuring a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn as well as one of their lovely plaid papers!  The “hand-drawn” border is actually an awesome stamp from Rubbernecker stamps.


Thanks for stopping by!



Make and Take…

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Since we missed last week’s Make and Take Sunday, due to the storm, we’re rescheduling Make and Take Sunday for this coming Sunday, January 31st, from 11 am to 4 pm – Stop by for a free make and take any time during regular store hours!


Special class added to schedule!!!

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Join Jen Starr to create this one of a kind family keepsake – an 8×8” canvas (in your choice of paint colors).  You will learn how to effectively achieve a photo transfer with that rich vintage tintype photo look. If you have had problems with photo transfers in the past, Jen will walk you through all of her best tips and tricks for getting a perfect transfer almost every time! In addition, you will learn some fun techniques using acrylic paints. metal and a variety of mediums.


Please bring to class… • Photo copies of photos with subjects that can be easily cut out. Copies should be on just cheap copy paper and MUST be from a toner based/laser copier (Inkjet copies or prints will NOT work correctly). I generally take my photos to places like Staples, UPS store, etc to get my copies done. You may want to have them increase the size of the copy so that the subject be larger to work on an 8×8” canvas. • If you would like to incorporate PHOTO COPIES (toner based/laser – NOT ink jet) of ephemera such as wedding invitations, baby announcements, a relatives handwriting, etc to personalize your art further (optional) • 1” Score tape or similar strong double sided tape to work with metal • Gel Medium (I recommend Ranger MultiMedium – Glossy works best, but matte will be ok as well) • Baby wipes and paper towels • 1” flat paint brush and container for painty water • Palette knife • Non-stick craft sheet • Heat gun if you have one • Optional – some of your favorite background stamps and stencils (I will have some to share also)

Please note, Score tape and multiMedium are available for purchase at Paper Anthology.


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The new class schedule for January/February is almost ready – website is updated, just put up the class samples…now on to the newsletter!




class prep…

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A little sneak peek of an upcoming class…lots of sprays!




Raffle Winners!

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A big thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our 4th Anniversary and made it such a fun weekend.  I truly hope you all enjoyed the make and takes and goodies…here’s to many more years of being your go to place for all things paper crafting!  And now, without further ado, the news you came here to see, the raffle winners:


Joanie P.

Jess G.

Barbara Dondero


Nancy Ramella


Congrats Ladies – stop by to pick up your prizes!


A forest of trees…

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Sharing a forest of trees from Lauren’s class last week -We’re getting ready for the Holidays here at Paper Anthology……



Here’s what’s coming up for this month’s Christmas Card Club meeting…

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Yummy Christmas paper from Blue Fern Studios just arrived, along with some lovely vintage stamp designs and I couldn’t wait to play!!!  Ticket die from Memory Box, evergreen bough die from Elizabeth Crafts designs.  Added some beautiful embossing powder from Ranger and a touch of vintage photo to soften things up..



A bit of Christmas Cheer…

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Sharing some of the Christmas cards we’ve made at Christmas Card club!


…An adorable stamp set from Mama Elephant



-A classic wreath stamp from Penny Black




…A shimmery card featuring a Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp and Poppy Stamp die:




More classic Penny Black with this gorgeous Poinsettia die, cut from watercolor paper and painted with Peerless watercolors:




And a fun Garland strung with adorable ornaments from Impression Obsession: