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A (LITERAL!) Rainbow of Buttons

Got buttons?  Need more?  Paper Anthology’s got you covered! This bright and beautiful 6×6 canvas board project is from a Collins Show class by (who else?) Buttons Galore and features their Shimmerz and Sprinklets as well as LOTS of Buttons and Sequins from their excellent Lilac Lane division! This sort of project could also use Brads, Enamel Dots and Mini Prills; it’s a great way to use up the last few embellishments in any pack; OR… a great excuse to buy more! Fill ANY shape, or cover a box lid or journal; use the whole rainbow, or focus on one favorite color. Don’t forget to grab a great clear-drying adhesive like iCraft Ultra Bond, 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue or Nuvo Deluxe.

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Coming Soon(ish) from LDRS

The Collins Virtual Show continues at a lightning pace! In addition to all of the awesome classes and Make & Takes there’s an event called “Sample Making Frenzy” which absolutely lives up to its name. Plus there are MANY orders being written up for brand new products that will start shipping at the end of February and continue rolling in to the store throughout March and April. LDRS is strong with products for both A2 cards and slimline; in fact many of their designs work beautifully for BOTH. Gorgeous florals, handwritten sentiments, cute characters and amazing dies… every element in this photo will be coming to Paper Anthology this Spring, so stay tuned!

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Looking Forward…

…to more great new products which will be arriving at Paper Anthology this Spring! A few especially exciting Tuesday classes at the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium featured great Easter/Spring dies from Impression Obsession; not to mention additional slimline stamps and dies to coordinate with the landscape elements we all fell in love with this past autumn. (Hint: look at the grass on the “Hello Spring” card!)

Dare 2B Artzy always has some clever-but-easy ideas for cards that fold in interesting ways and they did not disappoint. They were strong with patterned paper, stamps and dies which all work together… (Did you know that the elements on their patterned paper are sized to work with their dies from the same release?!) …and once again they’re leaders when it comes to innovative slimline products.

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A Few of the Highlights…

…from Monday’s classes at The Collins Virtual Trade Show. Amazing new dies from Spellbinders, plus some excellent techniques for using inks with diecuts.

HOW CUTE are those cookies?! (Sugar free and very High Fiber lol!) The box die can be used with or without the window and is sized perfectly for a gift card.

Some amazing new slim line products will be coming from Spellbinders, as well.

As always, Lawn Fawn are unbeatable for both adorable characters AND their easy-to-use mechanicals! Some super sweet new sets on the way to support your existing Shutter Card, Slider and Magic Iris sets!

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Sneak Peeks from The Collins Show

A fun double easel card, a pop up teacup card and a no calorie ice cream slimline card, featuring the new release from Stampendous… coming soon to Paper Anthology! Just one of FIVE fast-paced classes today at the Collins Virtual Trade Show.

Cool new coloring techniques from AlteNew to give their floral layering sets even more impact!

Fun techniques with embossing powder – a trio of simple cards that pack a sparkly punch!  We have a great selection of WOW Embossing Powders!

This was one of the make and takes: literally a 5 minute layout…and that included the time it took to take this photo! Gorgeous paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

Stay tuned for more glimpses into the products, techniques and projects coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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And the Winner Is…

Louise Coviello is the lucky winner of the fourth quarter 2020 Frequent Shopper Raffle. Not a bad way to finish off a fairly challenging year! Louise, you can pick up your prize the next time you’re in the store. Meanwhile, Paper Anthologists, remember you get a punch for each $10 spent, and that a full card is worth $10 off your next purchase; so be sure to present your card your each time you shop. Don’t have a card? We’ll be happy to give you one the next time you visit!

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Stamplistic Stunners

The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit is called Stamplistic Stunners and it really lives up to its name! If you love to fussy cut, then this kit is for you. Featuring three gorgeous images from Stamplistic Stamps and beautiful sparkly Swarovski crystals, a photo can’t do these cards justice. Full of dimension and beautiful patterned papers, you won’t want to give these cards away! Full step by step instructions with photos included.

The stamps used in the kit– and many more beautiful Stamplistic images– are available in-store; be sure to check them out the next time you visit! Meanwhile a terrific new selection of goodies from Newton’s Nook has just arrived and is available in-store and online; including a re-stock of the Argyle Stencil Set that Elisabeth used with Picket Fence Studio Paper Glaze last week. You can find all this and more in the “New In Store” category, listed right at the top in the online store.

Plus the Snowflake Symphony Class in a Kit has been restocked in a limited quantity, so be sure to get yours before they melt away!

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It’s Date Night!

By which we mean that the new Date Night Collection– eight gloriously vivid inks from Catherine Pooler— has arrived at Paper Anthology. Pucker Up, Do-Si-Do, Catching Rays, Chiffon, In the Park, Cummerbund, Serenade, and Drive-In join the existing sixty (60!) colors in the beautiful Catherine Pooler rainbow, and are available as ink pads and re-inkers in-store and online. Grab your favorites today and get stamping!

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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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Amazing Paper Glaze

Golden Rose Paper Glaze; Dare 2B Artzy Get Well Stamp Set and Layer Die; Stencil from Newton’s Nook;

Picket Fence Studios’ Paper Glaze comes in sixteen vibrant, shimmery colors: Leaf Green, Succulent Green, Fern Green, Jade Vine, Ocean Poppy, Cornflower Blue, Agapanthus Purple, Boysenberry Violet, Peony Pink, Marigold Orange, Golden Rose, Daffodil Yellow, Brown Dahlia, Artemisia Silver, Black Pansy and Snowdrop White.

Brown Dahlia Paper Glaze; A New Leaf Stencil from Taylored Expressions; Wendy Vecchi Bravo Stamp, Die and Stencil Set

Paper Glaze is a smooth, creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer. Use on your paper projects by pushing through a stencil, dabbing onto die-cuts and/or a stamped image, or watering down to use as watercolor or wash.

Fern Green Paper Glaze; sentiment from D2BA Get Well Stamp Set; Altenew Woven Stencil; flower is an old Penny Black Stamp

Best used with 100 lb. or thicker cardstock. Fast drying medium. Drying time varies with climate and thickness of application. Paper Glaze is a permanent product. Do not use with Life Changing Blender Brushes. Be sure to clean tools, surfaces, and stencils quickly after use.

Paper Glaze colors: Daffodil Yellow for the petals; Leaf Green mixed with Marigold for the brown centers; Leaf Green leaves; Glazes spread selectively through LDRS’ Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife onto My Colors Kraft Cardstock

Techniques to try with Paper Glaze: Mixing colors to create unique shades; Adding ink before applying glaze to change hues; Dropping alcohol ink on top of dried Paper Glaze; Blending dye ink or watercolor over dried Paper Glaze; Adding to glitter cardstock.