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Class Change

Please note that A Penny Black Christmas I: Snowfall Serenity has been moved from Saturday, November 13th to Saturday, November 6th from 12-3pm. There are only a couple of spots left, so email elisabeth@paperanthology.com if you’d like to register. The shift was made so that the entire weekend of November 13th and 14th would be free for the Paper Anthology 10th Anniversary Party, and we hope you’ll join us for this wonderful milestone! There will be FOUR (free!) Make and Takes, plus lots more fun stuff, so stay tuned for all the details!

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Did They Say “Villainous Potion”?!

Yes, you read that right, Ranger and Tim Holtz have officially announced the new Mystery Distress color! Villainous Potion is a vivid violet that’s deviously delightful, and perhaps the perfect Halloween purple. The entire collection of Distress Ink Pads and Reinkers, Oxide Pads and Reinkers, Embossing Glaze, Flip-top Paint, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray and Collectible Enamel Pin will be arriving at Paper Anthology any day now, so stay tuned!

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October Make and Take

Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 5pm, stop by Paper Anthology and take a little time for this FREE Make and Take! Featuring Impression Obsession’s World with Octobers and Fall Strips Cover All stamps, this lovely and whimsical card could be sent to literally anyone, or make the perfect centerpiece for your autumn decor. Bag ladies, bring your bags for double punches. Not a bag lady? Purchase a beautiful, green jute, reusable, eco-friendly, Paper Anthology Bag Lady Bag and join the club!

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Drumroll, Please…

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Paper Anthology World Cardmaking Weekend Crop, an event so popular, we managed to crash FaceBook with the sheer awesomeness of our cards!!! (Just kidding, but extra thanks to everyone who persevered, linked up, and left amazing comments in the face of last week’s historic FB glitches!)

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Challenge Winners!

Since every entry was amazing and wonderful, we’ve randomly chosen one winner from each challenge:

  • 1.  Acorns and Pinecones: Tess Phillps
  • 2. Gift Card Holder: Shari Carter
  • 3. Just Dies: Merry Firschein
  • 4.Clean and Simple: Louise Coviello
  • 5. Sketch: Dottie Stoffers
  • 6. Inky Background: Deb Steckler
  • 7. Monochromatic: Linda Rubarski
  • 8. Black and Orange:  Barbara Dondero
  • 9. Gift Box: Michelle DeSaro
  • 10. Tic Tac Toe: Brenda Buckley

And our Grand Prize Winner is… Brigette Norcross!!!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, your prizes can be picked up at the store, or added to any online order. And once again a giant THANK YOU to everyone who took part and made it the best WCD Weekend ever!

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TWO New Penny Black Christmas Classes

Join Elisabeth for your choice of two different four-card classes, featuring Penny Black’s newest release:  “Masterpieces Made Simple”, a set of gorgeous images printed on premium cardstock. Choose from “Snowfall Serenity” (photo above) or “Pinecones and Peace” (photo below). Similar to the Penny Black sticker classes from years past, all the images come fully colored, they’re ready to add to your card and embellish. They make a striking, quick and easy card, but it looks like you fussed over it for hours! Please note that spots for this class are very limited, so email elisabeth@paperanthology.com ASAP to reserve your place!


A Penny Black Christmas I:  Snowfall Serenity (cards pictured above) Dates available: Thursday, October 28th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, November 13th from 12 to 3 pm.


A Penny Black Christmas II: Pinecones And Peace (cards pictured below) Dates Available: Thursday, November 4th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, December 4th from 12 to 3 pm.

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October CCC

October’s Christmas Card Club will meet on Friday, October 22nd from 5-9pm. We’ll be making this charming gatefold card, which has a bellyband that closes on the front with a Velcro tab. Bells with Holly, from Impression Obsession’s Serendipity Stamps line, is the focal image, which we’ll color with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. Each participant will make five cards of this design and dinner is included. Cost is $25. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place.

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3-in-1 Giftbox Tutorial

If you’re feeling stumped by the Gift Bag or Box challenge in the WCD Online Crop we’ve been hosting on the Paper Anthology Facebook Page, or maybe you just happen to need a clever and appealing little gift box? Either way, Elisabeth’s video will help you create a fabulous little project using nothing but four (12×12) sheets of cardstock, one sheet of patterned paper, adhesive and a scoring tool! The measurements for every element you’ll need are below. When you’re ready to roll, click the “play” button and craft along with Elisabeth!

3-in-1 Gift Box

Cardstock Base:

8 1/4” x 6 5/8” – score all sides at 1 ¾”

Patterned paper for base:

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 4 ½”

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 2 7/8”

Cardstock Lid:

6 ¾” x 5 1/8” – Score all sides at 1” using a shim.

Patterned paper for lid:

· 1 piece – 4 5/8” x 3”

· 2 pieces – 4 5/8” x ¾”

· 2 pieces – 3” x ¾”

Cardstock Boxes:

6 ½” x 6” (3 pieces)

-score short side at 1 ½” and 4 ½”

-score long side at ½”, 2”, 3 ½” and 5”

Patterned paper for boxes:

· 9 pieces – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”

· 6 pieces – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”

Lining for bottom of box:

2 7/8” x 4 3/8”

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Another Sunday FUNday!

Do you have unfinished papercrafting projects? Or new ideas you can’t wait to try out? Join Shari for the next Sunday Funday! It’s a no-frills crop, from 10am to 5pm, on Sunday, October 17th. Bring your UFO’s (Un Finished Objects!) and complete them; or grab your newest supplies and try them out. Because it’s so much more fun to craft with friends!

The cost is $10. Limit of six participants. You must reserve your spot in advance by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com

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Come Crop with Us!

Saturday (October 2nd) is World Cardmaking Day, but we’ll be celebrating all weekend long on the Paper Anthology Facebook Page with TEN (10!) inspiring challenges, trivia, quizzes, Zoom chats and there *might* even be a few prizes… if you like that sorta thing? We kickoff at 10am on Friday, and run through Sunday afternoon, but don’t worry you’ll have some extra time afterwards to complete and post your cards or layouts. Whether you live right around the corner or are half a world away, we’d love for you to celebrate World Cardmaking Day with us this weekend!