Posted on Leave a comment

Hangin’ With Our Peeps!

Paper Anthology will be closed for Easter on Friday evening, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th. Since we’re usually closed on Sundays, we probably don’t need to mention it, but just in case you were wondering, yeah, we’ll be closed on Sunday, April 9th! Normal hours will prevail before and after the holiday, on Thursday, April 6th (5-9pm) and on Dyngus Day* Monday, April 10th (10am-2pm) for all your papercrafting needs.

Whether you’ll be celebrating Easter, Passover or just the arrival of Spring, we hope you’ll get to spend some quality time hangin’ with YOUR peeps this weekend!

*For those who are not of Polish descent, Dyngus Day is the Monday after Easter, on which we celebrate spring, show Polish pride, flirt with pussy willows (kind of a long story!) and eat Polish food. It’s VERY popular in Buffalo. If you’d like to read more about it, click any of the italicized parts of this paragraph.

Posted on Leave a comment

Holiday Jumpstart: Bottle Brush Trees (Dies Included)

March’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is now available at Paper Anthology and since this one includes Spellbinders’ super-cute, super-useful Bottle Brush Trees Die Set, after you’ve completed the kit cards you can keep on cuttin’ and make as many different versions as you’d like!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, right? But honestly, it can be difficult to be inspired during the “off-season”. Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a wonderful solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s an additional option that works entirely on your schedule.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Bottle Brush Trees” (for obvious reasons) and we hope you’ll think it’s TREE-mendous!*

This kit contains: 

  • Spellbinders’ Bottle Brush Trees Die Set
  • Five white top-fold A2 card bases; 
  • Five 4 x 5.25″ plaid panels; 
  • Five pink Knit Picky accent strips;
  • Five pre-cut “Happy Holidays” Circle Frames; 
  • Five Glacier Blue circle insets;  
  • Enough white glitter cardstock, white shimmer cardstock, pale green, kraft and grocers kraft cardstock to diecut trees and bases for five cards;
  • Ten pink glitter sticky-back pearls;
  • Enough tiny gold star sequins to scatter on all five cards; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full-sized color photo. 

These kits are now available in-store (and YES, they are THERE right now!) and online at Paper Anthology. If YOU could use like a Holiday Jumpstart, we hope you’ll check them out.

*No, we cannot stop Lauren from perpetrating Diabolical Puns for all occasions. Sorry about that.

Posted on Leave a comment

New Class: Best Buds

Join Elisabeth for this three card class featuring some of the new products from the fabulous Hero Arts spring release! Techniques including multi-step stamping, water-reactive background, heat embossing and Copic coloring are featured on these floral cards that are perfect to send to YOUR best bud!

Email to reserve your spot; dates are listed below.

Please bring your basic class kit (the full list of basic kit items is on the righthand side of the Class Page); a paper trimmer and a regular size MISTI if you have one (there will be MISTIS to share for those who do not have one.)

Cost: $24.00; to be paid in cash or by personal check. Dates available: Thursday, March 23rd: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, April 21st: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 29th: 12pm – 3pm. A reminder that all students will receive a 10% discount on their entire Class Day purchase!

Posted on Leave a comment

Bouquet of Blooms (NEW Class!)

Join Elisabeth for “Bouquet of Blooms” a four-card class featuring Avery Elle’s newest stamp set, “Best of the Bunch”. We’ll be creating simple ink blended backgrounds and coloring the images with Copic Markers.  A fun, easy, light and breezy springtime set!  Please bring your basic class kit. All students will receive a 10% discount on ALL purchases made on class day!

Cost is $24. A reminder that class fees must be paid in cash or by personal check. Dates available: Friday, March 17th: 6 pm – 9 pm; Thursday, March 30th: 6pm – 9 pm; or Saturday, April 15th: 12pm – 3 pm. Please email to reserve your spot.

Posted on Leave a comment

3-11-23: Make and Take Saturday

This gorgeous card will be our FREE Make and Take at Paper Anthology, this coming Saturday, March 11, 2023. Stop by any time during opening hours (10am to 5pm) and learn how to blend Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly on Penny Black’s beautiful “The Unfolding” stamp, add a Hero Arts sentiment, and set the whole thing off with Honey Bee’s brand new Wood Frame Builder… a super-cool die set we can’t wait to show off.

Bag ladies, be sure to bring your bags for double punches. Not a Bag Lady? Purchase one of our stylish and practical Paper Anthology Bag Lady Jute Totes and you’re automatically qualified!

Posted on Leave a comment

Fawn, Fawn, Fawn!

The new Lawn Fawn Spring Release is HERE, with dozens of fabulous new items that you are sure to love! These are already so popular that unfortunately, for this event only, we cannot “hold” any items for you, BUT… local customers, remember you can purchase items online and choose “Pick Up in Store” where they will safely await your arrival. And don’t worry, we’ll be re-stocking the most popular items almost immediately, so if you miss out right now, don’t despair! There’s lots of Easter and Spring themed items, plus TWO gorgeous new paper lines: Stripes and Sprinkles (pictured behind the card samples above)and What’s Sewing On with pretty florals on one side and adorable sewing motifs on the other (pictured at the very bottom of this post). We’re open tonight and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday 3/23 & 3/24) from 5 to 9pm and Saturday (3/25) from 10am to 5pm.

Posted on Leave a comment

“Are We There Yet” Five Card Kit, Now Available

If you thought Lauren’s fun-fueled FIVE Car(d) and a Folder Class sounded great, but you’re too far (or too busy) to attend, we’ve got the perfect solution: Here it is, as a Paper Anthology Class in a Kit! The kit features the same fabulous ingredients you’d be using in class… just in a more portable format.

This kit contains:

  • Five stamped and diecut Classic Cars from Honey Bee’s “Car Show” stamp set (1967 Chevy Malibu, 1956 Bel Air, 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, 1932 Ford Model A and 1960 Chevy Nova)
  • Five 4 x 5.25″ patterned paper background panels
  • All of the pre-cut collage panels for each card, with washi tape applied
  • Five pre-stamped sentiments, from Honey Bee’s “You’re a Classic” set, ready to be trimmed into flags
  • Five white folded A2 cards
  • One pre-cut, scored and folded presentation folder (just add adhesive!)
  • Pre-stamped panel, mat, heart and seambinding for front of folder, ready to assemble
  • Full color photos
  • Complete step-by-step written instructions

You’ll color the cars using your favorite coloring tools, assemble the pre-cut pieces into simple collages with the photos to guide you, and add the sentiments to complete each card. You’ll use pre-stamped and diecut pieces to decorate the presentation folder. The only problem will be deciding whether to send the cards to five different friends… give them as a set to one special person, or… keep them for yourself!

“Are We There Yet?” kits are in-store and online now!

Meanwhile, if you DO live nearby, there are still a few spots in the March 6th, March 18th and March 24th classes, so email to reserve a spot!

Posted on Leave a comment

Attention: Lawn Fawnatics!

Usually “X” marks the spot, but this time a heart does… we’re making room on the wall because Lawn Fawn’s newest release debuts this Thursday, February 23rd, and all of the brand new stamps, dies, patterned papers, stencils, clever mechanicals and more will be available online all day; as well as in-store during normal hours, 5-9pm. Email Elisabeth or call the store at (973)927-1210 to reserve your favorites. We think you’ll be as smitten as we are with the sweet new critters and all the cool accessories.