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Take and Make Saturday!

Yes! You read that right! It’s Paper Anthology’s first Take and Make Saturday, this Saturday, October 3rd, 10-5. What’s a Take and Make? Well, it’s like a Make and Take, in that all of the parts and pieces are ready for you to assemble into an awesome card; but instead of doing that at the store, using shared supplies, you’ll take all the bits and pieces (plus complete instructions, of course) home and finish the card at your leisure. Thus: Take… and Make! This one features Blended Distress Inks in beautiful autumnal shades, over an amazingly textured background made with a terrific Spellbinders’ Cut and Emboss folder called “Delhi“. ps: Bag Ladies get double punches; all Sizzix dies are still 25% off and there is more new product in the store than we could list in one post, so c’mon In this Saturday!!!

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New & Restocked Holiday Jumpstart Kits

Just added to our Etsy Shop, Paper Anthology Design, Pretty Pinecones, a brand new Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit featuring a gorgeous Penny Black image and sentiment already stamped and embossed for you. We’ve also restocked the Poinsettia Song Holiday Jumpstart Kit; this version comes with all of the poinsettia layers pre-diecut for you, but without the Memory Box die set; a change reflected in the price! Click THIS LINK to go to the Paper Anthology Design storefront and see ALL the kits currently available or click the link below each photo to go directly to that product page.

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Holiday Jumpstart: Sparkle (with Die Set!)

Holiday Jumpstart: Sparkle is our May holiday card kit, which features (and INCLUDES) Hero Arts’ Ornament Fancy Dies, a seven-die set that’s so useful and versatile, we predict you’ll be using it for years to come!

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Sparkle” based on the sentiment AND because the ornaments feature three bold, bright shades of Non-Shed Glitter Paper, as well as silver metallic cardstock for hangers and sentiments. This kit is available for $43 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you have 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 adhesives) to complete five beautiful, detailed and colorful cards, including complete written instructions (not pictured, but included!) and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

    • Hero Arts’ Ornament Fancy Die Set
    • Five pre-embossed evergreen background panels, with rounded corners
    • Five pre-diecut silver metallic “Sparkle” sentiments
    • Enough cardstock and glitter paper to create the three layered ornaments as pictured for all five cards
    • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
    • Five white A2 cards
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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: Let’s Get Inky!

Come and get INKY with Lauren! In this technique-driven class we’ll blend Distress Oxide Inks on plain cardstock, through a stencil and atop white-embossing; then we’ll stamp, we’ll stencil, we’ll overstamp in Ranger Archivals, we’ll stencil a bit more, we’ll do a little bit of coloring (with Tombows), we’ll diecut and… well, we will generally celebrate all the stamping techniques that made us love this hobby, but we’ll revisit them in new ways for a fresh, eclectic look. This class features stamps, stencils, dies and gorgeous butterfly ephemera from Aall & Create as well as Ranger Inks.

Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Monday, April 8th: 11am-2pm; Saturday, April 13th: 12-3pm; Friday, May 3rd: 6-9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your place. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit. We won’t be getting terribly messy, but you might not want to wear anything white or dry-clean only! ;)

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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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New Class: Winter Wishes

Join Lauren for a three-card class that’s SNOW much fun! Inspired by the soft dreamy palette of Echo Park’s Winter Land collection, these cards feature a little embossing, a little stenciling, some torn layers, a bit of fussy-cutting and LOTS of seasonal diecuts from Taylored Expressions, Memory Box and Sunny Studio; with sentiments from Stampendous

Dates available: Monday, December 4th from 11am – 2 pm; Tuesday, December 12th from 6 pm – 9 pm; or Saturday, December 16th from 12 pm – 3 pm. The cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today!

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NEW Holiday Jumpstart: Peaceful Cottage

September’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Peaceful Cottage” and is available in-store and online for $25. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

We all looooooove the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but honestly, it can be difficult 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 option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features diecuts made with Spellbinders Winter Label Motifs Die Set and a background that’s embossed with Sunny Studio’s Moroccan Circles Embossing Folder. The kit contains everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five cards in a brand new festive design. This edition is called “Peaceful Cottage” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-embossed aubergine background panels and sandpaper for distressing;
  • Five large green and five white medium label shapes
  • Five pre-cut cottages plus roof and window pieces
  • Five pre-cut fences
  • Five pre-cut light green and  five medium green tree clusters
  • Enough aubergine ribbon for five cards
  • Five pre-cut silver metallic “Peace” sentiments
  • Twenty-five silver star sequins
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
  • Complete Instructions and large color photo
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Prepare to be IMPRESSED!

The BetterPress Letterpress System by Spellbinders is now available in-store and online at Paper Anthology. The BetterPress is an innovative way to achieve the elegant look of letterpress technique without all the mess. It’s an easy-to-use system that produces professional stationery style projects with detailed impressions that can be felt to the touch. This exciting new system was designed to be used with your Platinum or Platinum 6 Die-Cutting & Embossing Machine, and is also compatible with many other die cutting machines including the Sizzix Big Shot.

There is, of course, a class on its way for those who’d like to TRY the BetterPress before committing; but truly, there is almost NO learning curve involved, the system is incredibly easy to use, and a little bit addictive… in the best possible way!

In the meantime, check out the introductory video from Spellbinders (below) to see the system in action. Additional press plates and inks will be arriving at Paper Anthology in about a week, but as you can see, there’s already a nice collection in stock. In the online store, BetterPress has it’s own category, making it easy for you to see our current selection of plates, inks, papers, accessories and more. 

Below is a sample card, colored with Karin Markers.

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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.