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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: Sealed with a Kiss

Join Elisabeth for Sealed With A Kiss a three-card class featuring all things Spellbinders! Learn how easy it is to make beautiful wax seals using the Spellbinders’ awesome Wax Seal Kit (and a fun technique for your leftover wax!)  Stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders – this class has a bit of everything!

Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Thursday, April 11th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 20th: 12pm – 3pm; Friday, April 26th: 6pm – 9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit.

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New Class in a Kit (& Lots More New Stuff!)

Brand new, in-store and online, it’s a Graphic 45 “Life is Abundant” Interactive Folio Class in a Kit that you really have to see! With all the papers, embellishments and instructions you need to make this beautiful folio, with lots of flips and folds and waterfalls to hold LOADS of photos, text, souvenirs and more. Check out the product page for more pictures, showing the inside of this very cool album, or better yet, stop by the store and see the real thing, it’s definitely worth the trip!

Also just arrived, two lovely new Graphic 45 collections, Grow with Love and The Beach is Calling; both are perfect for Spring and Summer scrapbooking and cardmaking and have a choice of 8×8 or 12×12 paper pads or 12×12 pages ala carte, with coordinating stickers, rub-ons and cardstock ephemera! We’ve also got a whole bunch of Heart-y new Valentine’s items, including embossing folders, stamps and stencils from Taylored Expressions as well as several additional paper lines, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond! Don’t forget that Tim Holtz and Ranger have released the final Distress Color, Scorched Timber, which is available in all the usual Distress formulations (all of which are currently in stock) AND the last three sets of Distress Watercolor Pencils are here, to complete your collection. Click any of the bolded links in this post to visit the specific product pages; or STOP BY and see all of the above… and lots more… in person!

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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 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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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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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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Holiday Jumpstart: Warm Winter Wishes

February’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is now available at Paper Anthology!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, but sometimes, it’s difficult to be inspired during the “off-season”, isn’t it? 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 a brand new alternative (because Christmas Card Club WILL be back in early March!) that works entirely on your schedule.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Warm Winter Wishes” because of that pretty sentiment from Taylored Expressions; and also features textured panels made with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder and some softly shimmering snowflakes courtesy of Impression Obsession’s Primative Snowflakes die set.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five grocer’s kraft A2 card bases; 
  • Five deep blue Kraft-Core panels embossed with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder
  • Five pre-stamped sentiment strips; 
  • Five large and five medium Ivory Shimmer snowflake diecuts;  
  • Enough gold and white baker’s twine to surround five sentiment strips;
  • Ten tiny brass brads;
  • Sandpaper for distressing; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

These kits are now available in-store (and YES, they are THERE right now!) and online at Paper Anthology. If YOU could use like a Holiday Jumpstart, we hope you’ll check them out.