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Have A Sunny Day

The newest release from the always impressive Sunny Studio has arrived at Paper Anthology with stamps and dies as useful as they are appealing. Check out this video of the new collection, as owner/designer Mendi Yoshikawa walks us through the products and shows off some beautiful samples; or check out the Sunny Studio Collection in the online store. This release has you covered for Valentines, Easter and Spring as well as plenty of all-year-long stamps and dies. Gorgeous Captivating Camellias, Eggs to Dye For (either of which can pair with a realistic Layered Basket); Country Scenes, adorable Balloon Ride and My Otter Half; sweet Garden Fairies; Feeling Froggy and Snail Mail mini sets, Birthday and Sympathy Inside Greeting sets, and more!

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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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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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NEW Holiday Jumpstart: Peaceful Cottage

September’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 “Peaceful Cottage” and 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 looooooove the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in 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.

This pre-packaged kit features diecuts made with Spellbinders Winter Label Motifs Die Set and a background that’s embossed with Sunny Studio’s Moroccan Circles Embossing Folder. The kit contains everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five cards in a brand new festive design. This edition is called “Peaceful Cottage” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-embossed aubergine background panels and sandpaper for distressing;
  • Five large green and five white medium label shapes
  • Five pre-cut cottages plus roof and window pieces
  • Five pre-cut fences
  • Five pre-cut light green and  five medium green tree clusters
  • Enough aubergine ribbon for five cards
  • Five pre-cut silver metallic “Peace” sentiments
  • Twenty-five silver star sequins
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
  • Complete Instructions and large color photo
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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: Warm Winter Wishes

February’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is now available at Paper Anthology!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, but sometimes, it’s difficult to be inspired during the “off-season”, isn’t it? 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 a brand new alternative (because Christmas Card Club WILL be back in early March!) 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 adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Warm Winter Wishes” because of that pretty sentiment from Taylored Expressions; and also features textured panels made with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder and some softly shimmering snowflakes courtesy of Impression Obsession’s Primative Snowflakes die set.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five grocer’s kraft A2 card bases; 
  • Five deep blue Kraft-Core panels embossed with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder
  • Five pre-stamped sentiment strips; 
  • Five large and five medium Ivory Shimmer snowflake diecuts;  
  • Enough gold and white baker’s twine to surround five sentiment strips;
  • Ten tiny brass brads;
  • Sandpaper for distressing; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

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

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CCC: September Edition

The next meeting of Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club will take place this Friday, September 10th, from 5-9pm, see details below. We will be stenciling and ink blending to make this bold and beautiful card in traditional red and green, with plenty of fresh, bright white. There will be kits available, if you’re unable to attend; email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot or purchase your kit!

As promised, the details:

We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring this lovely ornament stamp from Hero Arts and dies from Sunny Studio. The cost is $25 and includes dinner.

This in-person event is limited to six fully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place, EMAIL elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. You’re welcome to wear a mask during class, but please be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated, and are taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean.

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Stock Up for the Long Weekend!

Paper Anthology will be CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, September 4th and 5th, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend; so why not stop by on Thursday or Friday night (9/2 or 9/3) between 5 and 9 pm, to check out all of the fabulous new product just in from Sunny Studio, LDRS, Pinkfresh, and Dare 2B Artzy, Photoplay, Spellbinders and more! There are stamps and dies galore, not to mention several amazing brand new paper collections. And YES… there are plenty of wonderful holiday items, because as every papercrafter knows, it’s literally NEVER too early to start making Christmas cards! (PS to our fellow Lawn Fawnatics: we’ll have the new collection in store on the day it’s released– Thursday, September 16th!)

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Customer Spotlight: Michelle DeSaro

We absolutely *LOVE* seeing what our friends are making, and during the Paper Anthology 9th Anniversary Celebration we were treated to a huge helping of incredible eye candy! (Visit the PA FaceBook Page and scroll back a bit to see for yourself!) Michelle DeSaro made some especially inspiring cards; including this amazing cross-stitched Christmas! (Because YES, she really did stamp, diecut and hand stitch that entire jaw-dropping A2-sized Taylored Expressions Buffalo Plaid background!)

This stunning autumnal card has it all: beautiful coloring, just the right amount of inking, and fabulous composition. (Just look at those Sunny Studios Pretty Pumpkins perfectly placed in the “V” of the pennant!)

How lovely is the soft hand-drawn effect attained with Art Impressions’ Watercolor Clay Pot Set? And then the card is finished with elegant details like the punched and rounded corners.

You really need to look at this lovely Christmas card to see how many elements have been cleverly layered: a two-color wreath with sentiment stamped on top; layered onto a doily, with a velvet bow; all of which perfectly match the softly patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, with inked and faux stitched edges.

The mice from Lawn Fawn’s A Creature Was Stirring set are always adorable, but Michelle has made them even cuter by coloring them perfectly and then added plenty of diecut accessories to surround the window on this super-sweet shaker card.