Paper Anthology


Store update

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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,



High Rollers Flash Sale!

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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.

So Thankful

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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.



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Winter has arrived – Paper Anthology is closed today!

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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?


Small Business Saturday!

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My Favorite Snowman!

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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 …

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Make and Take Sunday!

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This month’s Make and Take features a gorgeous Penny Black image and Studio 490 sentiment.  A simple card made by applying Tombow markers direct to the stamp.  A spritz of water and voila,  a beautiful, soft, watercolor floral.  You can’t tell in the photo, but the flowers shimmer and sparkle with a light touch of stickles;


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August CCC!

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Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed!    This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel.  I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set  (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets).   The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder.  My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!


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Christmas in July!

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Christmas in July is the new challenge at Shopping our Stash!   Just perfect for me…I had to come up with a card quick for this month’s Christmas Card Club.  I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts set that came in from the ShopBox as I’ve been all about Scandinavian prints lately, and I really wanted to break out some embossing powders.  I embraced my love of green and came up with this:


Background stamp is from Studio 490, inks are from Catherine Pooler and embossing powders are from Ranger.   A touch of Antique linen and Tea dye to grunge it up and finish it off!


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One Layer Card:

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The current challenge at Shopping out Stash is the dreaded one layer card ( That means everything on your card must be directly stamped, embossed, drawn, coloured etc. directly on your card base…no layers!!)  Well, about 4 months ago, I ordered a stamp set from Northwood’s Stamps, specifically to make a birthday card for my husband.  His Birthday is tomorrow.  I work best under pressure.   Super simple:  Watercolor paper card base.  Image stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink.  A soft wash of distress inks, then a light splatter.  Sentiment from Cat’s Life Press.  voilà  – 5 minute card!



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