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TWO New Penny Black Christmas Classes

Join Elisabeth for your choice of two different four-card classes, featuring Penny Black’s newest release:  “Masterpieces Made Simple”, a set of gorgeous images printed on premium cardstock. Choose from “Snowfall Serenity” (photo above) or “Pinecones and Peace” (photo below). Similar to the Penny Black sticker classes from years past, all the images come fully colored, they’re ready to add to your card and embellish. They make a striking, quick and easy card, but it looks like you fussed over it for hours! Please note that spots for this class are very limited, so email elisabeth@paperanthology.com ASAP to reserve your place!


A Penny Black Christmas I:  Snowfall Serenity (cards pictured above) Dates available: Thursday, October 28th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, November 13th from 12 to 3 pm.


A Penny Black Christmas II: Pinecones And Peace (cards pictured below) Dates Available: Thursday, November 4th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, December 4th from 12 to 3 pm.

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There’s Not a Bad Penny in the Bunch!

Just arrived at Paper Anthology, an amazing selection of Penny Black products to inspire your winter and holiday creations! Seasonal stamps such as Artful Evergreens, {Heart} Christmas, and Cozy Cabin; lovely dies like Holly Branches and Mirthful; beautiful and practical clear stamp sentiments like Christmas Moments, Christmas Feeling, Promise of Hope; winter foliage and snowflakes, cute characters in Jingle Friends, Sing Joy and Scarved Sweeties; gorgeous Script and Vintage Postcard “Slapstick” rubber cling stamps; super-useful Stitched Nested Frames, Stitches of Love, Graceful Stackers and more. There really is something to suit every taste!

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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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Box O’Cards: New Slimline Card Set Class

Join Elisabeth for this slimline box set class.  We’ll be putting together a box that’s perfectly sized to fit slimline cards; then we’ll create three slimline birthday cards (envelopes provided) to go inside. The class will be customizable as each person will receive their own paper pad from Spellbinders, so you can pick and choose what papers will adorn your box and cards! Diecuts featured from Hero Arts, Penny Black and LDRS Designs; we’ll even get to play with Spellbinders Sealed Collection of wax seals!

Cost is $34 and payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, February 29th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 14th: 6pm – 9pm; or Saturday, March 23rd: 12pm – 3pm. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Students are requested to bring their basic class kits.

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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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One Stamp Set, Three Ways (New Class)

Join Elisabeth for for a brand new take on the always-popular “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class format.  We’ll create three cards with very different looks, using the exact same stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps; with the help of some lovely dies from Penny Black and Sunny Studio!  Stencils, painting, embossing – this class has a bit of everything!

Dates available: Friday, January 19th: 6pm – 9 pm; Thursday, February 8th: 6pm- 9 pm; Saturday, February 24th: 12pm –3pm. Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot!

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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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New Class: Paper Pieced Posies

Join Lauren for a three-card class featuring bold blossoms from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Inspired by Carta Bella’s Farmhouse Summer collection, the color palette splits the difference between Summer and Autumn, and the Altenew Painted Encouragement Sentiments make these all-occasion cards super-sendable! We’ll stamp the blooms on patterned paper, add a little shading with Tombows, fussy-cut, add Penny Black foliage accents, et voila!

Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, your favorite fussy-cutting scissors, and… if you’re “of a certain age“… your best pair of readers! Dates available: Monday, September 11th, 11 am – 2 pm; Friday, October 13th, 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, October 28th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot!

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Very Merry: June Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit

It’s time for a new Holiday Jumpstart card kit and this one is Very Merry!

Featuring diecuts from Penny Black, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions, this clean and simple design in classic holiday hues is easy to assemble and sure to please. This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology for $25; 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 throughout the year, instead of 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.

Our pre-packaged Holiday Jumpstart kits (cute name, right?) include everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Very Merry” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains: 

  • Five A2 white top-fold card bases; 
  • Five pre-cut white lattice panels;
  • Five 3 x 4″ red patterned paper panels;
  • Five 3.25 x 4.25″ goldenrod mats; 
  • Five pre-cut sets of five-layer poinsettias
  • Five pre-cut sets of two-layer poinsettia centers;
  • Five pre-cut holly leaves;
  • Five pre-cut “MERRY” sentiments in both goldenrod and pomegranate; 
  • Fifteen scarlet Spellbinders sequins;
  • Enough white seambinding to wrap around and tie bows on five card fronts

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!