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New Class: All Altenew

Join Elisabeth for this three card set featuring all Altenewstamps, stencils, embossing folders and dies, oh my!  Learn a new way to paint your flowers, pair an embossing folder with stencils for a stunning (and easy) card, and finally use a Misti to overstamp a pigment ink masterpiece!  (Who doesn’t love the look of white ink of kraft cardstock?!)

Please bring you basic class kit (complete list is on the righthand side of the Class List Page) as well as a tiny fine point brush if you have one. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot; cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Thursday, May 11th: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, May 26th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, June 10th: 12pm – 3pm

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Altenew and Dare 2B Artzy

More marvelous makes from Sunday’s classes at the Collins Virtual Retailer Symposium. Above: Altenew’s Watercolor Extravaganza Stamps and Delightful Frame 3D Embossing Folder.  (By the way, we just got another shipment of the amazing Altenew E/F’s in, including this one!) Below: Dare 2B Artzy always does a great job coordinating stamps, dies and papers; and coming up with new styles of card… how cool is that double pop up?!

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Altenew 3D Embossing Folders (WOW!)

It might seem odd that Altenew’s new line of embossing folders all have “3D” in their name; afterall, every embossing folder creates a 3D effect, that’s nothing new, right? Except… these are DIFFERENT! They’re much more deeply embossed than traditional folders. So much so, that still photos don’t really convey their intricacies. You should probably watch the video!

The collection includes: Daisies, Mod Squares, Deck Planks, Simple Frame, Dreamy Tiles, Banana Leaves, Spring Blossoms, Enchanting Vines, Waffled Diamonds, Whimsical Bouquet, and Decorative Florals . The Metallic Rub-Ons used on these samples come in four different palettes, each with seven coordinating opaque shades that can be applied selectively to any project for some subtle shimmer and drama.

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Holiday Jumpstart: Celebrate the Season

Say hello to our March Holiday Jumpstart: Celebrate the Season. When it arrives, everything in your kit is silver or white, which means that you can add literally ANY colors you love to make this design truly your own. Details about the five specific blends of Ranger Distress Oxide Inks used on the samples are provided, but this technique will work with literally any two analogous colors of blend-able water-based inks you’d like to use!

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except inks, adhesives and optional dimensional paint drops) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Celebrate the Season” because of the elegant two-part sentiment (pre-cut for you with Altenew’s Christmas Season die set). The debossed panels are made with Altenew’s Starry Pattern 3-D Embossing Folder, which resembles (to Lauren, at least!) stylized snowflakes.

This kit is available for $25 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “LOCAL PICK UP ” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

Don’t we all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December? But sometimes it’s hard to be inspired during the “off-season”. Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a wonderful solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s an additional, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except inks, adhesives and optional dimensional paint drops) to complete five beautiful, colorful, clean and simple cards, including complete written instructions, suggested ink colors, and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five silver metallic cardstock background panels
  • Five white debossed squares on which to add your own choice of colors
  • Five pre-diecut silver shimmer “Celebrate the” sentiments
  • Five pre-diecut silver glitter paper “Season” sentiments
  • Enough white ribbon to wrap around five panels
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
  • Recommended ink colors for Ranger Distress Oxides or Distress Inks (your own favorite ink can be substituted)
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
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New Class: Who’s The BOSS?

Want to learn how to emboss like a boss? Join Elisabeth for this three card class featuring Altenew 3D Embossing Folders. We’ll learn some wonderful tips and tricks… and just for fun, we’ll throw in a bit of heat embossing as well!  

Dates Available: Thursday, January 11th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday, January 26th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday, February 3rd: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot, today!

Students are requested to bring your basic class kit with all the usual adhesives, as well as a pair of detail scissors for a bit of fussy cutting.

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Holiday Card Swap Cards are Ready!

Paper Anthology’s 2023 crew of Holiday Card Swap participants have truly outdone themselves and produced the most gorgeous batch of swap cards ever!* If you’re amongst this elite group of papercrafters, your Swap Cards are ready to collect and you can pick them up at the store anytime! Why not come tonight (Friday 12/8 from 5-9pm) or tomorrow (Saturday 12/9 from 10am to 5pm) and shop the All Fall Sale, during which (as the name implies) ALL Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving items are 40% off and there are lots more things included. Scroll down to the SALE POST for all the details.

In addition, lots of amazing new Altenew 3D Embossing Folders have just arrived (…could there be a class with them coming soon…?); and we’ve restocked Spellbinders’ super-popular SEALED Collection as well as adding new wax colors seals and dies. While you’re in the store be sure to ask Elisabeth to demo her new FAVORITE tool from We R Memory Keepers… trust us… you NEED one! ;)

*Ok, yes, we DO say that every year and yet every year it’s TRUE!!! You guys just get better and better! ♥

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New Class: Paper Pieced Posies

Join Lauren for a three-card class featuring bold blossoms from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Inspired by Carta Bella’s Farmhouse Summer collection, the color palette splits the difference between Summer and Autumn, and the Altenew Painted Encouragement Sentiments make these all-occasion cards super-sendable! We’ll stamp the blooms on patterned paper, add a little shading with Tombows, fussy-cut, add Penny Black foliage accents, et voila!

Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, your favorite fussy-cutting scissors, and… if you’re “of a certain age“… your best pair of readers! Dates available: Monday, September 11th, 11 am – 2 pm; Friday, October 13th, 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, October 28th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot!

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Peek-A-Boo! (New Class)

Join Elisabeth for this new three-card class featuring peek-a-boo card fronts. We’ll play with stencils, piercing dies and embossing folders to create our card fronts, and we’ll adorn our cards with Altenew stamps and dies, as well as Spellbinders and Honey Bee dies.  A cute and quirky sentiment set from Avery Elle will finish everything off!

Cost is$24, payable by cash or check. Please bring your basic class kit (complete list is on the righthand side of Class Page). Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Dates available: Thursday, May 18th: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, June 9th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, June 24th: 12pm – 3pm.

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It’s a Big BLOOMIN’ Sale (With a Twist!)

We call it Flower Frenzy and you can take 25% OFF any product in the store which features at least ONE FLOWER! So what does that cover? Flower stamp sets like Altenew, Penny Black and Pinkfresh? (Of course!) What about a cute Lawn Fawn set that has ten mice and one flower? (Still counts!) Patterned paper with flowers? (Uh-huh!) Flower dies and stencils? (Certainly!) Paper flowers? (Obviously!) Aha, but what about Inks, paints and embossing powders though, it can’t cover those, right? Yes, it can…If they have a flower name like Tattered Rose Distress or Rosey Posey Archival (Hint: MANY of the Wendy Vecchi inks have flower names and lots come in both Dye and Archival formulas!) What about leafy stamps and dies? Ok no, those would not count, ’cause it’s a Flower Frenzy, not a Foliage Frenzy. Basically, if it LOOKS flowery or it SOUNDS flowery, it’s 25% off! There are waaaaaaaay too many items to mention as examples, so you should probably just stop by and see how many you can find!

The fine print: Sale starts Thursday evening at 5pm (4/20) and runs through Saturday evening (4/22) at 5pm and applies to in-stock, in-store purchases only; clearance items are excluded. No loyalty card punches will be given on sale-priced items. Paper Anthology cannot provide allergy medication for flower-related allergies, but we do have tissues. Hope to see you at the sale!

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Frost Flowers Card Kit (with Stamps!)

If you missed Lauren’s Frost Flowers Class, or if you live slightly further away from Paper Anthology, you might be interested in this brand new Frost Flowers Card Kit! It features the Altenew Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea Stamp Set used in the class, as well as complete step-by-step instructions for completing all three cards, and all of the diecut foliage and sentiments, pre-cut patterned paper and stenciled panels, ribbon and A-2 cardbases. All you need to complete the cards are inks, adhesives and coloring implements. Then, afterwards, you can make additional cards of your own design featuring the beautiful Sweet Pea stamps and all of the sentiments in the stamp set. The cost is $40. Click THIS LINK to visit the product page, add the kit to your cart, then check out as normal. Locals, remember there’s a “Pick Up in Store” option that lets you avoid paying for shipping.