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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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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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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!

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Holiday Jumpstart: Joy and Holly Edition

It’s time for the April Edition of Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, featuring a classic red and green color palette and beautiful diecuts from Penny Black. This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology, 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!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, right? 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.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except ink and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Joy and Holly” since it features diecuts made with Penny Black’s Joy Edger and Holly Days die sets.

This kit contains: 

  • Five kraft A2 card bases; 
  • Five 4 x 5.25″ Pine Forest cardstock panels; 
  • Five pre-cut “Joy” edged patterned paper panels;
  • Five pre-cut “Joy” sentiments; 
  • Five holly branches;  
  • Fifteen glittery red holly berry clusters

These kits are now available for $25 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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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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3-11-23: Make and Take Saturday

This gorgeous card will be our FREE Make and Take at Paper Anthology, this coming Saturday, March 11, 2023. Stop by any time during opening hours (10am to 5pm) and learn how to blend Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly on Penny Black’s beautiful “The Unfolding” stamp, add a Hero Arts sentiment, and set the whole thing off with Honey Bee’s brand new Wood Frame Builder… a super-cool die set we can’t wait to show off.

Bag ladies, be sure to bring your bags for double punches. Not a Bag Lady? Purchase one of our stylish and practical Paper Anthology Bag Lady Jute Totes and you’re automatically qualified!