Many thanks to everyone who came along –both in person and online– to help celebrate Paper Anthology’s 9th Anniversary! It was so much fun seeing all of the amazing cards you made for the challenges and reading the answers to the quiz and survey questions!
The raffle bags all packed and winners have been drawn; prizes can be picked up at the store. A reminder that this week’s hours are Tuesday (11.24) 10-5; Wednesday and Thursday CLOSED; Friday (11.27) 5-9pm; Saturday (11.28) 10-5. Note that there will be flash specials in-store on Friday and Saturday in honor of Small Business Saturday
Behold the Tim Holtz Christmas Door, featuring EIGHT new Stampers Anonymous holiday sets! New arrivals include Snarky Cat Christmas,Holiday Scenes, Vintage Holidays and lots more, plus we have some lovely new TH holiday stencils. To make it easier to find all of the above quickly, there’s now a New In Store category, right up top in the online shop, so you can find the “latest and greatest” with just one click. Meanwhile, the Tiles for Miles Class in a Kit has been restocked (in a limited quantity), as has the super-popular Taylored Expressions Tool Tray, just in case you missed either of those the first time. Thanksgiving is next week, so Paper Anthology’s Kenvil store will be closed on Thursday; but open Black Friday 5-9pm and 10-5 on Small Business Saturday. (PS: there might be one or two in-store specials on Friday and Saturday… just sayin’…)
Nothing is more fun and inspiring than seeing what our friends are making, and the cards that were linked up during Paper Anthology’s 9th Anniversary festivities were full of amazing, clever ideas. We highly recommend scrolling through the challenge posts on the PA FaceBook Page, with an emphasis on the “Comments” sections, which is where the cards are posted. Louise Coviello made some especially lovely cards over the weekend, featuring ideas we definitely want to try! For example, her simple pinecone (above) is stamped crisply, using exactly the right colors; and the sentiment reminds us how impressed we were the first time we saw someone heat emboss in gold. The clear droplets are understated, but add texture and sophistication.
How cool is it that the shaker window makes up the entire front of this card? Louise stamped and embossed those pretty trees right on the acetate window, and used a unique and stunning hand painted background within.
This Christmas card is perfectly simple… and simply perfect! The Mandala/Snowflake image with ombre ink behind it stands out beautifully; a glittery sentiment and a few sequins finish it off nicely.
Another “Aha!” moment: Louise’s wreath images are embossed in WHITE and then watercolored… with a subtle greyish-blue accent that’s very eyecatching. A gold sentiment and glittery red Nuvo Drop berries… yes, please!
We will have an online crop, with new challenges posted daily – 12 challenges over 4 days! We’d love to have you play along and share your creations!
We’ve created 4 great Take and Make kits for everyone. You can stop in at the store during our regular store hours on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to pick up your kits (as well as a few surprises) Alternately, if you place an online order during the Anniversary party I will include the kits in your order.
There are 10 prize bags, curated with a fun mix of stamps, dies and assorted goodies, each with a retail value over $100. they’ll be awarded by random drawing of raffle tickets earned during the event.
Raffle tickets: anyone who shops at the store or online during the party will receive raffle tickets – one ticket for each $20 spent. You will receive a raffle ticket for each challenge you complete. Anyone completing all 12 challenges will receive 2 additional raffle tickets. There will also be multiple other ways of receiving additional raffle tickets throughout the online crop, so check back in often, you never know how or when you might earn those!
The newest Class in a Kit from Paper Anthology is the unique and lovely Christmas Cheer Waterfall Minibook featuring papers and embellishments from Photoplay’s beautiful new Christmas Cheer collection (which is also available as single sheets) and their Folio 3 Blank Book. With waterfall pages on the left, flip out pages on the right, and lots of pockets, there’s tons of room for photos and journaling. Makes a wonderful gift or a lovely keepsake for your own family! As always, the kit contains detailed instructions and photos, as well as all of the supplies you’ll need except adhesives and your basic tool kit.
On the holiday card front, Snowflake Symphony features Hero Arts’ beautiful two part die, Snowflake Medallion, which is included in the kit. As always, you’ll receive complete written instructions for all three cards and nice big photos of each. The kit contains all of the materials you’ll need: patterned papers are pre-cut, card bases are scored, all the stamping is done. You need only provide your basic tool kit and a few adhesives. Beautiful cards have never been easier!
Lauren used the MISTI to position and stamp all of the images on one layer of card stock. First the car, then the deer, then the antlers. Each element was given a “basecoat” of its lightest color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and shading added with colored pencils. There are, of course, coordinating Christmas Car Critter Dies, but in this case the image was fussycut right at the outlines.
What’s purple and orange and spooky-cuuuute all over? The latest Take and Make Saturday at Paper Anthology, This SATURDAY, 10.24.20! So What’s a Take and Make? Well, it’s pretty much exactly like a Make and Take… because 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 Halloween stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, and is just the thing to send to your favorite Ghoul or Boy, so stop in this Saturday and get your free Take and Make!