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Lost Shadow: NEW Distress Color

Tim Holtz and Ranger are excited to announce another beautiful brand new Distress color: Lost Shadow, a soft, subtle and sophisticated shade of grey, is already on it’s way to Paper Anthology and we expect it to arrive on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, we’ve added it to our online inventory and you can purchase it; we will ship it out to you the minute it arrives. Or, locals, choose “pick up in store” and you can come and get it the minute it’s available. Alternatively, you can email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your choices. Of course we’ll announce the arrival as soon as it gets here, so stay tuned!

This gorgeous new Distress color will be available in all eight of the Distress products we love – Ink Pads, Re-inkers, Oxide® Pads, Oxide® Re-inkers, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide® Spray, Flip Top Paint; and an Enamel Collector Pin!❤️

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Holiday Jumpstart: Jingle All the Way Card Kit

Do you love the idea of making your holiday cards during the year but find it hard to get started off-season? Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a great 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 February!) that runs 100% 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 adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Jingle All the Way” because it’s built around Creative Expressions’ die of the same name. To illustrate, Lauren made five sample cards using five different colorways, and she’s included the recipes for those in the kit, but you can make them all the same OR rock your own favorite shades. For that matter, this design will work with ANY combination of blendable dye or hybrid inks you love; it could even be made using a single shade of ink or watercolor.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five white A2 tent-fold card bases; 
  • Five white panels embossed with the Taylored Expressions Sheet Music Embossing Folder
  • Five plain white ovals of nice sturdy cardstock to create your own ink-blended goodness; 
  • Five silver metallic cardstock “Jingle All the Way” diecuts;  
  • Enough white seam binding to create five bows; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

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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Did You Say…

Yes, we did say TAKE 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE! Does that sound good? Yeah, we thought so too. How do you get the 10% discount? Easy peasy! Just sign up for ANY Paper Anthology class during 2023 and you’ll automatically get 10% off your entire purchase made on the day of your class! Taking more than one class? You’ll get 10% off on EVERY class day you attend! Do you need to buy things from the class? Nope. Can you stock up on paper, ink, adhesives, stamps, dies, embellies and tools? Yep. Are there any classes you can sign up for right now? Why yes, there are still a few spots left in Elisabeth’s Plantastic Class (see dates and details HERE) and Lauren’s Frost Flowers (dates and details HERE). And… there are more NEW classes in the works, so stay tuned for those announcements. We’d love to see you in a class AND award that lovely discount; email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your class spots today!

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Plantastic! (NEW Class)

Join Elisabeth for this 3-card Birthday Card class, featuring Dare 2 B Artzy stamps and papers.  If you love to color, and colored pencils are your thing, then this class is for you, as Elisabeth is rolling out her favorite Polychromos pencils for this one!  Some heat embossing, glossy accents and pretty sparkly jewels finish it off.  Please bring your basic class kit!

Dates available: Thursday, January 26th from 6-9pm; Saturday, February 4th from 12-3pm; Friday, February 10th from 6-9pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot!

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NEW Class: Frost Flowers

It’ll be a few months before there are flowers in our gardens, so in the meantime, join Lauren for this “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class. We’ll combine the beautiful blooms of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower Sweet Pea stamp set with Spellbinders’ Simply Perfect Mix and Match Sentiments dies and assorted Penny Black foliage. We’ll do some traditional coloring, some selective coloring and a bit of paper-piecing; not to mention pressure embossing (with metallic rub-on accents), a smidge of stenciling and fair amount of (easy!) fussy-cutting. Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, and your favorite pair of scissors.

Dates available: MLK Monday, 1/16/23 from 11am to 2pm; Friday, 1/27/23 from 6-9pm and Saturday, 2/11/23 from 12-3pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place!

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Hero Arts’ ShopBox is HERE!

The first big arrival of the New Year is Hero Arts’ Spring 2023 ShopBox and it’s on sale in-store at Paper Anthology starting today, Tuesday, January 3rd. This brand new and very inspiring Hero Arts’ collection features all of our favorite Hero staples: color layering stamps, layered stencil sets, big beautiful 6×6 backgrounds, lots of floral dies, a brand new (very cool!) set of Looking Glass Dies and some utterly gorgeous transfers that we can’t wait to use! Some of these items will go FAST, so you’ll want to stop by the store ASAP… we cannot sell any of these items online until January 19th!

If you’re not familiar with Hero Arts’ ShopBox, it’s a program they’ve devised specifically to support small, independent, brick-and-mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This curated collection is ONLY available in-store for the first two weeks, NONE of the online stores or big chains can sell these items until January 19th. We really appreciate the way that Hero Arts is helping smaller stores compete, and we hope you’ll help us thank them by choosing a few of your favorite items to purchase.

This collection includes: Lily of the Valley, Bee Florals Window and Daffodil Fancy Dies; Poppy Field and Burlap 6×6 Bold Prints Stamps; Looking Glass Greenhouse Die Set; Color Layering Wonderful Day and Bee Floral Stencil Sets; Honeycomb Hot Foil Plate; Bees & Florals Rub-on Decals; Friendly Messages, Wisteria HeroScapes and Wonderful Day Stamp and Die Bundles. Scroll through these lovely images from Hero Arts, but really… you should stop by Paper Anthology and see these sets in person!

A reminder that we’ll be closing today at 3pm (Tuesday 1/2/23) but after this, barring unforeseen incidents or bad weather, we’ll be back to regular store hours: Mondays 10-2; Tuesdays 10-5; Thursday and Friday Evenings from 5-9pm and Saturdays 10-5. We look forward to seeing you!

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Happy (almost) New Year!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year from Elisabeth, Betty, Shari, Lauren and Duke! We’ll be open Thursday and Friday evenings (12/29 & 30) from 5-9pm and CLOSED Saturday, December 31st. On Monday, hours return to normal: 10-2 on January 2nd and 10-5 on January 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023 and we’ve got lots of fun things planned for the New Year including, on Tuesday, January 3rd, the debut of a brand new and very inspiring Hero Arts’ ShopBox collection! ShopBox items will be available in-store, starting Tuesday at Paper Anthology, with all our favorite HA staples: Heroscapes, layered stencil sets, loads of florals, beautiful backgrounds and a brand new set of Looking Glass Dies… which will go FAST, so you’ll want to stop by ASAP!

If you’re not familiar with Hero Arts’ ShopBox, it’s a program they’ve devised specifically to support small, independent, brick-and-mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This curated collection is ONLY available in-store for the first two weeks, NONE of the online stores or big chains can sell these items until January 19th. We really appreciate the way that Hero Arts is helping smaller stores compete, and we hope you’ll help us thank them by choosing a few of your favorite items to purchase. We’re not even allowed to post pictures yet, but having had a sneak-peek, we predict you’ll love these products as much as we do. We’ll post a preview on Monday, so stay tuned to this blog!