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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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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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Anniversary Party: November 11th & 12th

It’s Paper Anthology’s 12th Anniversary and you’re invited to our weekend-long celebration!

We’ll be partying on Saturday, November 11th from 10am to 5pm; and on Sunday, November 12th from 11am to 4pm. Please help us make our 12th anniversary extra special! There will be four (4!) free Make and Takes, yummy sweets and treats to eat, a super-fun anniversary present for all who attend, and of course the infamous Spinning Wheel of Prizes, this year including some cool goodies from one of our very favorite manufacturers, Memory Box! We’d like to take this weekend to thank YOU for supporting us, so please come along: We’re hoping to see all our old friends AND make some new ones!

Haven’t been here before? Paper Anthology is located at 717 US Highway 46 in Kenvil, New Jersey in the heart of beautiful Morris County, accessible by Routes 80, 10 and 202/206. Grab some friends, assemble a playlist, rev up the engine and make a crafty day of it with us!

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Save the Date(s): November 11th & 12th

We’re planning Paper Anthology’s 12th Anniversary Party! 

When: November 11th and 12th 2023

Where: Paper Anthology (click THIS TEXT for an interactive map). 

Who: All of our lovely friends… whether we’ve met you yet or not!

What: It’s our two-day Anniversary Celebration! 

Please plan to come along and help us make our 12th anniversary weekend extra special! There will be four (4!) free Make and Takes, yummy treats and of course the infamous Spinning Wheel of Prizes, this year including some cool goodies from one of our very favorite manufacturers, Memory Box! So far, the only thing missing is you! 

Haven’t been here before? Paper Anthology is located at 717 US Highway 46 in Kenvil, New Jersey in the heart of beautiful Morris County, accessible by Routes 80, 10 and 202/206. Grab some friends, assemble a playlist, rev up the engine and make a crafty day of it!

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Fall Finery: New Class!

Join Elisabeth for this fall festival of cards, chock full of the colors and sights of autumn! First, we’ll  create beautiful vellum leaves with Hero Arts dies and an amazing stamped wood background.  We’ll move on to a shaker card featuring a Memory Box die and a Hero Arts background stamp, and finally a gorgeous fall tree line, courtesy of Penny Black, a MISTI and a clever multiple-impression stamping technique you will love learning… and use ever after!  Sentiments from Hero Arts, as well as embellishments from Buttons Galore and more will be used for the finishing touches.  

Please bring your basic class kit with all the usual adhesives, as well as a watercolor brush. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only.

Dates Available: Thursday, Oct. 5th: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, Oct. 21st: 12 pm – 3 pm or Friday, Nov. 17th: 6 pm – 9 pm.

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Magnolia Memories (New Class!)

Join Elisabeth for a lovely new three-card class featuring Memory Box’s beautiful Magnolia release as well as a couple of Wendy Vecchi stamps. These  wonderfully crafted dies have intricate detail and are easy to work with. We’ll be playing with Distress Inks and learn how to make an easy inked background.

Cost is $24; payable by cash or check only. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit (the complete list of basic kit supplies is on the righthand side of the Class List Page). Dates available: Saturday, July 8th: 12pm – 3pm; Thursday, July 27th: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, August 11th: 6pm – 9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today!

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Holiday Jumpstart (with Dies!): Peaceful Dove

It’s time for the May Edition of Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, Peaceful Dove. This kit includes Memory Box’s beautiful Serene Bird and Branch Die Set, which we think you’ll get a lot of use from, both for holiday cards AND the rest of the year! With a color palette of soft blues, greens and teals (with a pop of red!) a little botanical goodness, some weathered woodgrain, and a neutral sentiment, this design will work perfectly for ANY winter holiday you celebrate.

This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology for $36; click this link to purchase online (locals remember to choose “pick up in store” to avoid shipping charges) or stop by the store to see it in person!

Don’t we ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year? 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.

Our pre-packaged Holiday Jumpstart kits (cute name, right?) include everything you need (except a diecutting machine and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Peaceful Dove” since it features Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set.

This kit contains: 

  • Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set;
  • Enough teal, dark teal, pine green and yellow ochre cardstock to make five bird, wing, beak and branch diecuts;
  • Five A2 kraft card bases; 
  • Five 5.25 x 4″ weathered woodgrain patterned paper panels with decorative corners; 
  • Five pre-cut botanical patterned paper panels with decorative top corners;
  • Five pre-cut “PEACE” sentiments; 
  • Five glittery diecut tufty branches;  
  • Five tiny black Spellbinders gems for eyes;
  • Enough vibrant red seambinding to wrap around five card panels

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

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Rainbows for Sale (Some Assembly Required)

NEW from Memory Box: Color Wheel Paper Pads. These carefully curated collections of paper will add delightful color to whatever you make…just add creativity! Exceptional for layered dies, just like having a palette of papers. Each 6×6″ pad has twelve perfectly coordinated shades of 110lb cardstock; four sheets of each shade. Available in nine colorways.