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Pressed Posies Online Class from Spellbinders

Paper Anthology is excited to be an official Local Retailer who can sign you up for an exclusive Pressed Posies BetterPress Online Class from Spellbinders! Complete details are below (and in the Spellbinders video above!) but the most important things to know are a couple of crucial dates: the class will take place on January 12, 2024 at 4pm Pacific Time (that’s 7pm here in the East) and you must reserve your spot by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology no later than 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! (See below)

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. We will also be carrying 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.

Remember that in order to participate in the class, you must email elisabeth@paperanthology.com no later than November 26th so sign up today!

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Introducing: SEALED by Spellbinders

A beautiful new collection of easy-to-use sealing wax, seals and dies for those who love creating handmade cards, envelopes, and invitations with extra flair. Add a classic touch of wax seal-inspired designs to embellish your cardmaking creations. There will, of course, be classes coming along featuring these fun and fabulous new products, but we couldn’t wait to show you the collection… be sure to scroll down to see the first card made by Elisabeth, who is now thoroughly hooked on this process; there really is something magical about the “smoosh” of the seal hitting the hot wax… just sayin’…

Stay tuned for details about an awesome Spellbinders’ Online Class that combines the Sealed Collection with the Better Press… you will be very impressed (sorry, Lauren can never resist a pun!) by how exponentially more wonderful these two concepts are together!

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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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New Class: Sealed with a Kiss

Join Elisabeth for Sealed With A Kiss a three-card class featuring all things Spellbinders! Learn how easy it is to make beautiful wax seals using the Spellbinders’ awesome Wax Seal Kit (and a fun technique for your leftover wax!)  Stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders – this class has a bit of everything!

Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Thursday, April 11th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 20th: 12pm – 3pm; Friday, April 26th: 6pm – 9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit.

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New Class: Have a Sparkly Day

Join Elisabeth for this three-card class featuring the fantastic mini stamps from Stamplistic adorned with Swarovski crystals! Nothing sparkles on a card quite like these embellishments and a photo can never do these cards justice – you’ll just have to come in and see them for yourself!  A wonderful collection of patterned papers in springtime colors is the setting for these gorgeous stamped dimensional images, all tied together with glittery sentiments from Spellbinders.

Please bring you basic class kit and don’t forget your favorite fussy cutting scissors!

Cost is $25 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, March 8th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 28th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 6th: 12pm – 3pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot!

There are still spaces available for various dates of some of our other current classes, including the fabulous slimline trio Box O’Cards class; One Die Set, Three Ways: Wendy Vecchi Vintage Florals; and Pushing the Envelope. Click the bolded text of the class names to read more about them; or check the Calendar Page and sign up today!

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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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One Die Set, Three Ways: Wendy Vecchi Vintage Florals Edition

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Longing for Spring? Join Lauren for this bright and bloomin’ class, featuring Wendy Vecchi’s beautiful new Vintage Florals die set; plus additional elements from Wendy’c Garden Collection by Spellbinders. We’ll do some diecutting (obviously, lol) including the inset diecut technique; we’ll hand-ink a beautiful set of blooms; and create a big (BIG!) blossom using one of Wendy’s own Tip Tuesday ideas! 

Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Monday, February 19th,11am – 2pm; Friday, March 1st: 6 – 9pm; Saturday, March 16th, 12 – 3 pm. Pleasee mail elisabeth@paperanthology.com to sign up.

Students are requested to bring their basic class kit with all the usual adhesives. Those who own a sanding block can bring them, but there will be several for the class to share.

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Valentine’s Week Crop & Shop

Working on those last minute Valentines? Need a place to finish and wrap a little surprise… WITHOUT the recipient in the next room? Betty’s Crop and Shop Valentine’s Week edition is the solution, and it’s taking place on Tuesday, February 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Tuesdays are more productive when you plan ahead AND minimize distractions! Come on in to the store on Tuesday the Thirteenth from 10am to 4pm for freestyle papercrafting, without interruptions! Come alone, or meet up with friends. Bring a project you’d like to complete; or just grab your basic kit and treat yourself to a few new goodies (have you seen Spellbinders’ adorable new Monsters?!) Spread out on one of the big tables, help yourself to tea or coffee, check out all of our beautiful samples for inspiration. Stay for a few hours or hang out until 4pm.

Reservations are required, space is limited, and the cost is $10 per person. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your place. Crop and Shop generally takes place every other Tuesday; but check the Events Calendar, or stay tuned for announcements of additional Tuesday Crop and Shop dates.

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New Class: Pushing the Envelope

Prepare to DIE-cut and join Lauren for this brand new two-card class that really DELIVERS! Yes, you read that right, we’ll only be making TWO cards this time, but they’re BIG cards, measuring 5.5 x 7″ each… because they’re built around Spellbinders’ Envelope of Wonder die set which really makes an amazing statement. These can be Valentines, Galentines, extra-special birthday greetings or pretty much anything you choose. We’ll be using Concord & 9th’s Layers of Love stamp set for the sentiments, and students can choose from a variety of greetings, or hedge your bets and leave them blank. Lauren will provide oversized envelopes.

Cost is $20 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Saturday, January 27th: 12 pm – 3 pm; Friday, February 9th: 6 pm- 9 pm; or Monday, February 26th: 11 am – 2pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot. Students are requested to bring their basic kit with all the usual adhesives.

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Make and Take Saturday: 1/20/24

Paper Anthologists, plan stop by the store on Saturday, January 20th for a beautiful floral Make and Take! You’ll get to try out Spellbinders’ BetterPress and watercolor the results with luscious Karin Markers. As always, Paper Anthology Make and Takes are absolutely free and everyone is invited to stop by and partake, no purchase necessary. Bag ladies will receive double punches on all purchases. Not a Bag Lady? It’s easy to become one, just buy a lovely, re-useable Paper Anthology Jute Tote and you’ll be all set!