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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.

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NEW Class: Frost Flowers

It’ll be a few months before there are flowers in our gardens, so in the meantime, join Lauren for this “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class. We’ll combine the beautiful blooms of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower Sweet Pea stamp set with Spellbinders’ Simply Perfect Mix and Match Sentiments dies and assorted Penny Black foliage. We’ll do some traditional coloring, some selective coloring and a bit of paper-piecing; not to mention pressure embossing (with metallic rub-on accents), a smidge of stenciling and fair amount of (easy!) fussy-cutting. Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, and your favorite pair of scissors.

Dates available: MLK Monday, 1/16/23 from 11am to 2pm; Friday, 1/27/23 from 6-9pm and Saturday, 2/11/23 from 12-3pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place!

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New Class: Here Comes the Sun(Flowers)

Join Elisabeth for this “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class, featuring Avery Elle’s Sunflowers Clear Stamps and coordinating dies. We’ll be playing with Polychromos pencils, Karin Markers and a fun technique using Archival reinkers. Dates available are: Thursday, June 9th from 6-9pm; Friday, June 17th from 6-9pm; or Saturday, July 9th from 12-3pm. Cost is $22. Please bring your basic class kit, as listed on the Class List page. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot.

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Flowers in February

We won’t be seeing flowers in our gardens for a bit yet, alas, but we can see them in our craft rooms right now! Thanks to Taylored Expressions Sketchbook Florals Stamps and Dies.

These cards were made by stamping the Sketchbook Florals on Northwoods Watercolor Paper, then colored using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a waterbrush to get the soft, ethereal look of a watercolor painting.

The Sketchbook Florals set has useful sentiments in typewriter + script fonts, which work beautifully on their own; but also pair well with Taylored Expressions Field Notes Stamp Set, which contains the dotted grid and interlocking diamonds. Other items featured here include Taylored Expressions’ Gingham Check Background and Rough Draft graph, as well as Penny Black’s super-useful Antique Frame nested die set.

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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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Sharing some cards

Last week, Paper Anthology held out first virtual crop:  Creation Staycation.  It was a week long event, with tons of challenges, trivia and Prizes.  I’m excited to say, it was a huge success, with over 300 challenge entries!  We had such a blast looking through everyone’s gorgeous creation! I thought I would share a few of my cards from the challenges:

This card was for the Monochrome Madness challenge.  Of course, I chose GREEN.  All dies used are from Dress My Crafts:


 

This card was for the Distress background challenge.  Lots of inky goodness with Ranger Distress inks and a fun flower die set from Taylored Expressions:

 

This card was for the one layer (CAS) challenge.  I used the Taylored Expressions square stencils for the background.  The beautiful flower image is from Penny Black .  All inks used, for blending and watercoloring are mini ink cubes from Taylored Expressions:

 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Hero Arts 2024 Spring ShopBox is HERE!

An exclusive collection of products from the Hero Arts Spring 2024 ShopBox is now available in-store at Paper Anthology. These twice yearly ShopBox collections are Hero Arts’ way to support independent papercrafting retailers like us! This advance selection of brand new products are only available in a select group of small, brick and mortar (like Paper Anthology) and won’t be available on-line or anywhere else for the next couple of weeks. So stop by soon and check out the complete selection. Meanwhile if you see a “must-have” feel free to email elisabeth@paperanthology so we can set it aside for you!

There are some gorgeous new dies (including one with a separate set of coordinating layering stencils!); new Infinity Dies; a fabulous new Stamp & Cut sentiment set; Stamp and Die Bundles featuring lots of flowers and adorable bunnies for Spring; a beautiful red rubber Bold Prints background cling; stand-alone dies and stencils: gorgeous Hero Transfers and more! Stop by to see them all in person and say Happy New Year!

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Kits Galore: Classic, New and Re-stocked!

If you missed the SHELL-ebration class, it’s now available as a Paper Anthology Class in a Kit, with a large full-color photo and step-by-step instructions. If you own the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils, this is a great way to practice with them; but if not you can use any coloring media with similar shades… OR branch out and do your own thing! Check out the product page HERE.

April’s Holiday Jumpstart Kit: Joy and Holly sold out extra-quickly, so here’s a second version with a slightly different green patterned paper as the diecut panel. We think it looks equally nice, and if you agree, you can purchase it in-store or by visiting the product page HERE.

Meanwhile, there are limited quantities of some older kits, including the truly amazing D2BA Backpack and Card Kit as well as Plantastic, Happy Valentine’s Die, Frost Flowers and more. Check out the entire Class in a Kit selection HERE!

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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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Did You Say…

Yes, we did say TAKE 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE! Does that sound good? Yeah, we thought so too. How do you get the 10% discount? Easy peasy! Just sign up for ANY Paper Anthology class during 2023 and you’ll automatically get 10% off your entire purchase made on the day of your class! Taking more than one class? You’ll get 10% off on EVERY class day you attend! Do you need to buy things from the class? Nope. Can you stock up on paper, ink, adhesives, stamps, dies, embellies and tools? Yep. Are there any classes you can sign up for right now? Why yes, there are still a few spots left in Elisabeth’s Plantastic Class (see dates and details HERE) and Lauren’s Frost Flowers (dates and details HERE). And… there are more NEW classes in the works, so stay tuned for those announcements. We’d love to see you in a class AND award that lovely discount; email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your class spots today!