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Graphic 45 “Christmas Time” Accordion Album

The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit is this stunning– but surprisingly easy to make– accordion album; featuring papers and embellishments from Graphic 45’s beautiful new holiday paper collection, “Christmas Time”. As always, the kit contains detailed written instructions; as well as all of the materials you’ll need… except adhesive and a trimmer! In fact, since it contains full sheets of all the papers, you’ll have leftovers to use on cards or other projects.

This lovely album also doubles as a piece of holiday decor. When open, the accordion design lets it stand by itself and look stunning on your mantle. When closed with its red ribbon tie, it would make a pretty accent on a table or bookshelf. Add your own holiday photos, or leave it as is!

This album would make a fabulous gift… IF you can stand to part with it? Luckily, the entire Christmas Time Paper Collection is also available as single sheets, and in an 8×8″ Paper Pad. There are coordinating Ephemera and Journal Cards, as well. There’s plenty of black chipboard in the store, too, so you can make additional copies!

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The “Obsession” Becomes Literal…

Impression Obsession has always been a well-loved brand at Paper Anthology, but this season they’ve really outdone themselves. Of course there are some terrific single stamps (like Mountain View, featured in the card above) and a line of autumn and winter Serendipity Stamps that will be lots of fun to color. But today’s post focuses on IO’s unique and innovative line of Slimline-sized stamps with nature-inspired designs that can be used on their own or combined to make beautiful scenes.

The series is called Slim Scenes, but of course these stamps could be used with amazing effect on ANY size of card! But they were designed especially for the very hot slimline card size, so they’re quite large (measuring 8.25″ in length) and you’ll find a full-sized stamp platform, like the Regular Hero MISTI, very helpful for making a good impression. Many designs feature several stamps, including Mountain Layers, Treeline Layers, Hillside Duo, Treeline Duo, Town Duo (see the sample, below) others, like Snowy Night, Cloudy Sky and Norway Spruce are singles. The Winter Greetings Sentiment Set coordinates with all of them; and dies like Pinkfresh Studios Slim Edgers and Slim Stitched Rectangles are also very complementary.

Need more inspiration? Every individual listing has at least one beautiful card made by the Impression Obsession design team! Click any of the links above and then checkout the thumbnails below the main listing!

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*NEW* Class in a Kit!

Paper Anthology’s newest Class in a Kit is called Tiles for Miles and includes Spellbinders’ Kaleidoscope Tiles Die Set, plus all of the paper and embellishments to make a trio of easy but sophisticated cards. Featuring rich metallic cardstock in silver, copper and gold, combined with Bo Bunny’s Double Dot patterned papers; plus diecut sentiments, 49 Market Pixie Petals, and more. When you’ve finished making these cards, use the dies to make your own beautiful and intricate creations!

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What’s *NEW* at Paper Anthology?

Lawn Fawn goodies galore! New Fall and Holiday stamp sets, (including Creatures Who ARE Stirring… only LF could come up with irresistible mice who love to bake, right?!) new Lawn Cuts die sets; plus new accessories for their popular Shutter, Reveal Wheel and Magic Iris (you have to see the Camera!) series.

Bounty from Concord & 9th! Beautiful new Background Stamp Sets, more of their unique and clever Turnabout Stamp Sets, plus super-useful holiday stamps and dies.

Brand new Impression Obsession! New hybrid ink colors, Fall and Holiday themed stamps, and LOTS of great new stamps sized for Slimline, but useful for ANY size card. Beautiful landscape elements like Mountains, Tree Lines, Hillsides, Snow, Clouds and more; each works wonderfully on its own, or you can use them together to Make a Scene… in a good way!

Glitter lovers rejoice! We’ve got twenty (20!!!) new colors of 8.5 x 11″ Non-shed Glitter Paper. Featuring a wide range of colors and several different scales, it’s not just 100% mess-free but DIECUTTABLE, too!

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Back By Popular Demand

The popular Christmas in July Class in a Kit is back in stock once again. All of the diecutting and stamping has been done for you, making this trio of holiday cards a snap to assemble. Featuring stacked frames made with Infinity Dies, seasonal flora and fauna, and traditional-with-a-twist color palette, you’ll be three cards closer to finishing your December mailing list!

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Take and Make Saturday!

Yes! You read that right! It’s Paper Anthology’s first Take and Make Saturday, this Saturday, October 3rd, 10-5. What’s a Take and Make? Well, it’s like a Make and Take, in that all of the parts and pieces are ready for you to assemble into an awesome card; but instead of doing that at the store, using shared supplies, you’ll take all the bits and pieces (plus complete instructions, of course) home and finish the card at your leisure. Thus: Take… and Make! This one features Blended Distress Inks in beautiful autumnal shades, over an amazingly textured background made with a terrific Spellbinders’ Cut and Emboss folder called “Delhi“. ps: Bag Ladies get double punches; all Sizzix dies are still 25% off and there is more new product in the store than we could list in one post, so c’mon In this Saturday!!!

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Elizabeth Craft (CUTE!) Critters

I used the Fox and Raccoon Dies with the Forest Accessories Set… (other dies in this series include: Lion/Tiger, Giraffe, Monkey, Owl, Chick, Cat, Dog, Whale, Jungle Leaves, Tree, Dog House and more!) …on Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock – Velvety to the touch with just a tad of surface texture. It is sturdy and porous, a unique cardstock that absorbs color and holds its shape without tearing. Added color with various Distress Inks, applied with Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes. The Sun is from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rainbow Die Set.  The MFT Clouds Stencil is currently on order, and will be back in stock soon!

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Yeti or Not

Taylored Expressions’ Mythical Grumplings are not yet the official mascot of 2020, but maybe they should be? Somewhat improbable, distinctly irritable, and it’s hard not to be just a tiny bit worried about what they might be planning next. On the other hand LOOK. HOW. CUTE! This card by Lauren Bergold is stamped in Ranger Archival Ink, colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and shaded with Polychromos Pencils from Faber-Castell.

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Coming Soon!

The Collins Virtual Show was a delightful and inspiring blur, full of new ideas, products and projects. Orders have been placed with Hero Arts, LDRS Designs, Graphic 45, Picket Fence Studios, Impression Obsession, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, PhotoPlay and Dare 2B Artzy; stay tuned for sneak peeks of all the goodness coming soon to Paper Anthology!