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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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Hooray, it’s Hero Arts 2023 Holiday ShopBox

Christmas in July has never been more inspiring, thanks to the brand new holiday Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE until July 29th, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Below are a few cards made with some of the new items, but you’ll definitely want to come into the store to see the entire collection, including layering stamps, coordinating and freestanding dies, sentiments, backgrounds, inks, layering stencils and super colorful transfers.

Just a reminder that the ShopBox program is something that Hero Arts does twice a year; releasing a collection of exclusive products that, for the first few weeks, is ONLY available at independent brick and mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This helps us stay competitive with all the big online retailers out there, for which we thank Hero Arts. Stop by the store when you can and be amongst the first to get your hands on the latest and greatest Hero goodies!!!

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Hero Arts’ ShopBox is HERE!

The first big arrival of the New Year is Hero Arts’ Spring 2023 ShopBox and it’s on sale in-store at Paper Anthology starting today, Tuesday, January 3rd. This brand new and very inspiring Hero Arts’ collection features all of our favorite Hero staples: color layering stamps, layered stencil sets, big beautiful 6×6 backgrounds, lots of floral dies, a brand new (very cool!) set of Looking Glass Dies and some utterly gorgeous transfers that we can’t wait to use! Some of these items will go FAST, so you’ll want to stop by the store ASAP… we cannot sell any of these items online until January 19th!

If you’re not familiar with Hero Arts’ ShopBox, it’s a program they’ve devised specifically to support small, independent, brick-and-mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This curated collection is ONLY available in-store for the first two weeks, NONE of the online stores or big chains can sell these items until January 19th. We really appreciate the way that Hero Arts is helping smaller stores compete, and we hope you’ll help us thank them by choosing a few of your favorite items to purchase.

This collection includes: Lily of the Valley, Bee Florals Window and Daffodil Fancy Dies; Poppy Field and Burlap 6×6 Bold Prints Stamps; Looking Glass Greenhouse Die Set; Color Layering Wonderful Day and Bee Floral Stencil Sets; Honeycomb Hot Foil Plate; Bees & Florals Rub-on Decals; Friendly Messages, Wisteria HeroScapes and Wonderful Day Stamp and Die Bundles. Scroll through these lovely images from Hero Arts, but really… you should stop by Paper Anthology and see these sets in person!

A reminder that we’ll be closing today at 3pm (Tuesday 1/2/23) but after this, barring unforeseen incidents or bad weather, we’ll be back to regular store hours: Mondays 10-2; Tuesdays 10-5; Thursday and Friday Evenings from 5-9pm and Saturdays 10-5. We look forward to seeing you!

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Hero Arts Holiday ShopBox 2022

Christmas in July has never looked better, thanks to the brand new holiday Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE until July 15th, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Below are a few cards made with some of the new items, and be sure to watch the video (above) to see the entire collection. Just a reminder that the ShopBox program is something that Hero Arts does twice a year; releasing a collection of exclusive products that, for the first few weeks, is ONLY available at independent brick and mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This helps us stay competitive with all the big online retailers out there, for which we thank them. Stop by the store when you can and be amongst the first to get your hands on the latest and greatest Hero goodies!!!

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Hero Arts ShopBox is HERE!

Hero Arts’ Spring 2022 ShopBox has arrived at Paper Anthology, and all of the beautiful new products (which won’t be available anywhere except small brick and mortar craft stores until February 15th!) can be purchased both in-store …when the snow stops*… and online. There’s so much good stuff we’ve given it a category all its own: just click on the Hero Arts ShopBox graphic in the store, or either of the bold links in this post, to see everything all in one place. And don’t miss Hero Arts’ inspiring video (above) with demos. Locals, remember you can order online and choose “pick up in store” to save on shipping!

*Due to Winter Storm Kenan, Paper Anthology is closed Saturday, January 29th!

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Hero Arts ShopBox is Here!

Christmas in July has never been more exciting, thanks to the wonderful winter-themed Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Check out this short video showing the collection:

There are beautiful dies, like this three-part diorama, Looking Glass Winter Forest which lets you make a multi-layer forest landscape with just three easy cuts! Hero Arts never disappoints when it comes to stamps, of course; this sentiment is one of three that are featured in the Christmas Robins stamp set, shown in the top photo from Hero; there’s a coordinating die set available for the Robins, as well.

The Snowy Rooftops Old Prints stamp pairs beautifully with the Elegant Window fancy die; (just imagine HOW MANY ways you could use that window!) the “warm and cozy” sentiment comes from the Christmas Holidays Stamp and Cut set which features two large diecut greetings with shadows (“Happy Holidays” and Merry Christmas“) as well as thirteen smaller sentiments which can be used separately or together.

Slimline cards are still a huge trend and this Slimline Christmas and New Year Cover Plate die lets you make an effortless shaker card… plus… you’ve got those cut-out letters to arrange in any way you like on a second BONUS card!

There are lots more beautiful and useful items, including Holly Berries stamps and coordinating Holly Berries Frame Cuts Die Set

Christmas Rose stamps and coordinating Christmas Rose Frame Cuts Die Set

Beautiful Large Snowflakes and Swirls dies…

And a Buffalo Check Pattern Bold Prints Cover Stamp!

To see the entire collection, scroll back up watch the video reveal OR stop by Paper Anthology to see everything in person!

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New Class: Hero Holidays

Join Elisabeth for this four card Holiday class featuring Hero Arts 2023 Holiday release.  We’ll be playing with dies, stencils, embossing, inks and sprays!  Beautiful color combinations and just the right touch of shimmer make these cards stand out!  (And that poinsettia die is just gorgeous!)  

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot! Dates available: Friday, December 1st: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 9th: 12pm- 3 pm; Thursday, December 14th: 6pm – 9pm.

Cost is $28 payable by cash or check only; students are requested to please bring your basic class kit.

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Hello, Hero!

Hero Arts Spring Catalog will be unveiled later this month, but meanwhile, a selection of pre-release items called “Shopbox 2021” arrived at Paper Anthology over the weekend, and here are some photos! (PS: The brand new Catherine Pooler “Date Night” inks are on their way and you are going to looooove them!)

These products will be available on the PA website next week, but in the meantime, you can call or email Elisabeth to reserve any “must have” items!

The collection includes the Flower Power Stamps and Framecuts from the Unity Collection; Hummingbird Color Layering Stamps and Framecuts; a super-useful Oval Foliage Fancy Die…

…amazing NYC-centric City Heroscapes Stamps and coordinating Framecuts…

…Beautiful Floral and City Windows A2-sized background stamps (which stand alone, but also can coordinate with Hero’s various Peek-a-Boo dies);

…as well as the Love You Stamp and Cut XL set, Sun and Waves Frame Fancy Dies and the Thank You So So So So So Much Cover Die for which Elisabeth made this awesome card!

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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