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70% Off?! NO WAY! (Yes, Way!)

The Paper Anthology Store Closing Sale continues and you might think there cannot be anything awesome left, but boy would you be wrong! We still have lots of stamps, dies, stencils, tools, cardstock and patterned paper from your favorite brands including Spellbinders, Gina K, Taylored Expressions, Lawn Fawn, Art Impressions, Penny Black, Stampendous, AlteNew and lots more! Soooooo… starting tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 20th, all FULL-PRICED inventory will be 70% off!

Clearance bins and store props are not included in the sale, because they’re already at amazing bargain prices; but we keep finding interesting treasures to add to the Clearance section, as well as cards and project samples from various classes throughout the years. By the way, we’re also selling the fixtures, fittings, furniture and display items; and quite a few have been reserved, but there are lots left, so if you need paper racks, slat-wall accessories, spinners or other storage, please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to inquire, or speak to Elisabeth when you stop by to shop.

Our store hours are: Thursday and Friday evenings 5-9pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Monday, 10am to 2pm; Tuesday 10am to 5pm. Many thanks to everyone who’s come out to shop, to save, and to say goodbye!  Giftcards and full punch-cards will continue to be honored; this sale is in-store only.

PS: We’re getting ready to officially launch our Etsy Shop, Paper Anthology Design, in which we’ll continue to offer holiday and all-occasion card kits, so keep an eye on your inbox for an imminent announcement!

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One Layer Card:

The current challenge at Shopping out Stash is the dreaded one layer card ( That means everything on your card must be directly stamped, embossed, drawn, coloured etc. directly on your card base…no layers!!)  Well, about 4 months ago, I ordered a stamp set from Northwood’s Stamps, specifically to make a birthday card for my husband.  His Birthday is tomorrow.  I work best under pressure.   Super simple:  Watercolor paper card base.  Image stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink.  A soft wash of distress inks, then a light splatter.  Sentiment from Cat’s Life Press.  voilà  – 5 minute card!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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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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April Holiday Jumpstart: SNOW Much Fun!

Say hello to our April Holiday Jumpstart: SNOW Much Fun, named for the adorable snowperson and sentiment! Jumpstart your holiday card-making with our latest kit; all of the composing, compiling and diecutting are already done; YOU jump right to the fun part: Assembling the sweet snowpersons and deciding to whom you will send them!

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 “Snow Much Fun” because the star of the show is the adorable frosty friend made with Spellbinders’ Huggable Snowman  die set. Bright colors and fun patterns make this the sweetest snowperson on the block!

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 adhesives) to complete five beautiful, colorful, fun and festive cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

    • Five snowy teal background panels
    • Five white glitter paper snowy foregrounds
    • Five pre-diecut Spellbinders’ Huggable Snowmen
    • Five pre-diecut hats, scarves & sets of mittens,
    • Five pre-diecut “Let it Snow” sentiments
    • Enough carrot noses, holly sprigs and other accessories for five snowmen
    • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
    • Five top-fold 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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February’s Holiday Jumpstart Kit (with Stamps!)

Say hello to Holiday Jumpstart: Christmas Sampler, which features (and INCLUDES!) Stamperia’s beautiful Christmas Borders Stamp Set, a nine-stamp photopolymer set that might be the most versatile ever and it’s easy to line up and position perfectly.

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except inks and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Christmas Sampler” since the design is reminiscent of a needlework sampler… but in this case the results are mailable and achieved without any wrist strain! May Arts green gingham ribbon and a sentiment diecut from Concord & 9th’s Seasonal Sayings set add to the homespun-but-polished feel of this nostalgic design. This kit is available for $36 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’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 and adhesives) to complete five beautiful, detailed and colorful cards, including complete written instructions, suggested ink colors, and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Stamperia’s Christmas Borders Clear Stamp Set
  • Five ivory panels to stamp on
  • Five olive green cardstock mats
  • Five pre-diecut red metallic “MERRY” sentiments
  • Enough May Arts gingham ribbon to wrap around five panels
  • Enough Taylored Expressions Tiny Diamond embellishments (in Cherry Pop and Lime Zest) to complete the design
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
  • Recommended ink colors for Ranger Archivals, Distress Inks, or generic shades
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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January’s Holiday Jumpstart: Poinsettia Joy

January’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 “Poinsettia Joy” since it features diecuts from Penny Black’s Stitched Poinsettia die set and Memory Box’s Brilliant Joy die set. This kit 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 adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but 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, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, shimmery Poinsettia Joy cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-cut and pierced panels of Lawn Fawn’s Snowflake Backdrop
  • Five pre-diecut large poinsettia layers
  • Five pre-diecut small poinsettia layers
  • Five pre-diecut poinsettia centers
  • Ten pre-diecut poinsettia leaves
  • Five pre-diecut two-piece “Joy” sentiments
  • Five pre-diecut diamond plaid pieces
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
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Last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023!

December’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 “Wooded Wonderland” since it features this lovely forest scene built using Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions dies. This kit is available in-store and online for $24. 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.

This kit is slightly less of a “Jumpstart” as we move into December, but if you’re still working on holiday cards, you may appreciate having five more that just need simple assembly. This will be the last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with brand new variations starting in January of 2024!

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, shimmery Wooded Wonderland cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-cut and corner-embellished creamy Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper panels
  • Five pre-diecut green Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles arched pieces (with gold metallic detail!)
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Winter Wood diecuts
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Deer Trios
  • Five glittery sage green “Noel” sentiments
  • Fifteen ivory shimmer snowflakes
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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Sign Up Deadline: 3pm TODAY!

It’s the FINAL DAY to sign up for Spellbinders’ Pressed Posies BetterPress Online Class! If you’d like to participate, click the bold text to purchase the class kit OR email elisabeth@paperanthology.com by 3pm today, Monday, November 27th; after that, enrollment will be closed.

Complete details are below (and in the Spellbinders video which we posted HERE!) but the most important things to know are: the class will take place ONLINE via private FaceBook Group on January 12, 2024 at 4pm Pacific Time (that’s 7pm here in the East) and you must reserve your spot no later than tomorrow, November 26, 2023.

The Spellbinders’ BetterPress System is simple (and fun!) to use, but there are tons of wonderful techniques and tips that the makers of this system are excited to share as you create together in this class. Perfect for both a crafting newbie or a BetterPress fanatic, you will love creating these beautiful BetterPress cards and learning how to combine BetterPress products with Spellbinders’ new Sealed Collection of wax, seals and coordinating dies.

Note that you’ll be taking this class online at home, so you’ll need to have the BetterPress Letterpress System by Spellbinders as well as the exclusive Class Kit, which is included in the price of the class and will arrive at Paper Anthology in early December with plenty of time for us to ship to you OR for local customers to pick up. You’ll also need a computer with internet access; after sign-up you’ll be given a password for the class’ private FaceBook Group. Note that the class will be archived so that you can watch it later, if the original timeframe doesn’t work for you; or watch it again to review any of the techniques. The class is expected to take approximately two hours.

The cost is $55 and includes some truly lovely new products from Spellbinders, which you’ll receive before they are released to the public! Paper Anthology already has in-stock the Spellbinders “Sealed” Starter Kit, which is optional for the class, though if you do not currently have a way to melt wax beads, it’s a nice set that will make the process even easier! Our stock of lovely new Spellbinders’ Sealed Collection of seals, wax beads, and accessories is now available online and in-store as well.

You can also purchase two exclusive (optional!) Add-Ons which coordinate with the products used in The Class Kit: these consist of the Cosmos Add-On Bundle and the Gold Sparkle Add-on Bundle both of which are pictured below.