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Xmas in July Challenge

We’re playing online this week with a weekend long crop at the Paper Anthology Facebook page – come and join us! One of the challenges was to create a Christmas in July card, so I decided to ink up this Dare 2b Artzy stamp that I have been dying to play with. Black embossed, fussy cut, with a few extra petals added for dimension. I added a sentiment with an Impression Obsession die and some gems from Studio Katia. Turns out it’s perfect for the current challenge over at Shopping our Stash as well!

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New Christmas Card Club Kit!

I’ve been having fun with a beautiful wreath die set from Pink Fresh studios. Playing with metallic cardstock, glitter paper, mirror card and Plaid, which is a huge favorite of mine, especially for Holiday cards! The Christmas Card Club In A Kit II comes with the wreath die set and kits for 2 of each card, to make a total of 4 cards. This is an easily reproduced design using your favorite patterned paper, and since you get the wreath die, you can make as many as you want! The wreath can also easily be turned into a spring wreath…the die set even comes with little flowers that you can use instead of berries!

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A new Class in a kit:

Hi everyone, just sharing a new Class in a Kit that I’ve been working on…it should be in the online store in a few days.  All paper is from Dare 2b Artsy.  The backpack is also a die from Dare 2b Artsy – this is an amazing die set, super easy to put it together, and the backpack can also be put together as a fun box, without the straps.  The pocket on the front is sized to hold a gift card.  The backpack is a nice can hold up to 10 A2 cards!  The sentiment dies are from Pink Fresh Studios. Everything in the kit will be die cut for you – this will be a fun, easy to put together class!  If your interested in the backpack die, reach out to me for more information.


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Sharing some cards

Last week, Paper Anthology held out first virtual crop:  Creation Staycation.  It was a week long event, with tons of challenges, trivia and Prizes.  I’m excited to say, it was a huge success, with over 300 challenge entries!  We had such a blast looking through everyone’s gorgeous creation! I thought I would share a few of my cards from the challenges:

This card was for the Monochrome Madness challenge.  Of course, I chose GREEN.  All dies used are from Dress My Crafts:


This card was for the Distress background challenge.  Lots of inky goodness with Ranger Distress inks and a fun flower die set from Taylored Expressions:


This card was for the one layer (CAS) challenge.  I used the Taylored Expressions square stencils for the background.  The beautiful flower image is from Penny Black .  All inks used, for blending and watercoloring are mini ink cubes from Taylored Expressions:


Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Store update

Hello Paper Anthologists!  

With the new mandate that all non-essential businesses close in New Jersey, the Paper Anthology brick and mortar store will be closed for the foreseeable future, but I’ll do my best to take care of your paper crafting needs!

Shop By Email:

Just send me an email at, let me know what you need and I will ship your order to you ASAP!  Payment will be taken care of over the phone.

Virtual Shopping:

You can also schedule a virtual shopping date!  Email me at or call my cell phone, 716-903-4111 to arrange a time.  We can use Skype or Facebook messenger and you’ll get a private tour of all the fabulous product we have in stock.  All orders will be shipped ASAP.

Kits Coming Soon:

We are fast at work designing kits for purchase that can be mailed to you.  These kits will come with full instructions and pictures and will include any stamps or dies needed to create the cards.  Watch your inbox for our next email with more info!

Card Pals:

I can’t think of a better time to reinvigorate our card pals program and send a little love and sunshine to our card making community!

Who doesn’t love to get a card in the mail? Wouldn’t it be fun to send and receive beautiful hand made cards in the mail “just because”? Well, if you join the Paper Anthology “Card Pal” group you’ll get to do just that! I’ll keep track of everything and let you know when to send a card and to whom, that way we can be sure to keep the ball rolling – it’s a fun way to make going to the mail box exciting again! This is a low stress group, you’ll only need to send 1 card out every 4 weeks or so (and if you prefer to send one less often, or more often, we can customize it for you!) While I can’t promise that the bills won’t keep arriving, once in a while you’ll get a “Hello There” card to put a smile on your face!

Send me an email at to sign up or get more info.
The more the merrier!

Thank You:

Thank you for your support in these uncertain times.  Our hope is that Paper Anthology makes it through to the other side and remains your local paper crafting store for years to come.

With much love,


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High Rollers Flash Sale!

Saturday, January 4th:  10 am – 5 pm


We want YOU to double your FUN !

When you check out on Saturday, you will get to roll our dice. Roll a pair and find out what you win!

Roll a pair of Sixes:
The first customer to roll a pair of sixes wins a $60 Shopping Spree! You will have 6 minutes to grab $60 worth of products. Does not include items that you already have at the checkout.
Roll a pair of Fives:
The first customer to roll a pair of fives wins a $50 Shopping Spree! You will have 5 minutes to grab $50 worth of products. Does not include items that you already have at the checkout.
Roll a pair of Fours:
Get 40% off your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Threes:
Get 30% off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Twos:
Get 20% off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Ones:
Get $10 off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
If you don’t get a pair on your roll – don’t worry! Your TOTAL ROLL equals your TOTAL DISCOUNT!
  • If you roll a pair of sixes or fives after the Shopping Sprees have been won – you get to take two more rolls and pick the best!
  • Each customer may take one roll when they are ready to checkout.
  • All discounts are valid on regular-priced merchandise.
  • One roll per person.
  • Minimum $20 purchase to roll the dice.
  • No cash back.
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So Thankful

Sharing a card from the anniversary party make and take that’s just perfect for the current challenge at Shopping our stash – something related to Thanksgiving, being grateful or a thank you somewhere on the project.  The image and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions – colored in with Polychromos pencils.  The gingham background stamp is from Studio 490, stamped with fern green archival ink.  The letters are die cut using my old school Quick Kutz squeeze (I LOVE this tool) and stamped with a woodgrain background stamp from Stampers Anonymous.



Thanks for stopping by!



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Winter has arrived – Paper Anthology is closed today!

Ice and sleet has started on my mountain and the outlook is not good for the next two days.  If I leave I’ll never get back home so I’ve decided to close the store today and stay warm and safe, watching the storm from the inside, next to my toasty fire.  I’ve got lots of crafty plans to keep me busy today…What will you be doing on this stormy Sunday?

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My Favorite Snowman!

This month for Christmas Card Club I turned to an old favorite – an adorable snowman image from Serendipity Stamps (now owned by Impression Obsession)  I paired him up with a beautiful embossing folder from Taylored Expressions and a glitter paper bow using a Sizzix die.  He’s colored in with Polychromos pencils and adorned with loose glitter, stickles and glossy accents – I love this happy fellow!  This card is perfect for the current challenge at Jingle Belles   – Baby it’s Cold Outside; cards featuring things you wear when it’s cold outside …