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Happy Easter

This beautiful card features an image, sentiment and die from Taylored Expressions Cottontail Wishes Stamp and Die Combo, which cleverly includes five other, non-seasonal greetings (Miss You, Happy Everything, Hello There, Celebrating You and Welcome Little One) so that you can use it all through the year, for everything from birthdays to babies to “just because” cards! The sweet bunny was stamped on Northwoods Watercolor Paper (not available online, but there’s plenty in stock!) and watercolored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens (we’ve got 101 colors!). The sentiment was stamped separately and diecut with Penny Black Ribbon Stackers.

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Oh Baby! NEW Class in a Kit!

Oh Baby is our latest Class in a Kit, which makes four lovely, unisex cards with no stamping, embossing or diecutting necessary; though there is a bit of fussy-cutting. Each kit contains four double-sided sheets of patterned paper from P13’s beautiful Baby Joy collection and all the embellishments and mats shown, plus full instructions. You will have plenty of extra paper left over, to make several additional cards or a coordinating gift! Please note that all the kits have exactly the same papers, though as they are packed, some show more pink and some show more blue.

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Take and Make Saturday (3/27/21)

Stop by Paper Anthology between 10am and 5pm this Saturday, March 27th for your *FREE* Take and Make card kit. Bag ladies, bring your bags for Double Punches on all purchases! This card features a beautiful stamp from Pink Fresh Studio, which is not sold online, but available in store; Dare 2B Artzy’s Artzy Daisy paper from their Home Grown line; Pink Fresh Studios’ Essentials Braided Oval Dies, and Hero Arts’ Sunshine Ombre Sequin Mix.

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NEW Birthday Class in a Kit(s)!

Happy Birthday Girl is a four card class, featuring beautiful Vintage Hues transparencies from Stamp-On-It.  Feminine flowers, beautiful papers and a subtle shimmer make these perfect for the birthday girls in your life. These cards are quick and easy but have a real “wow” factor! But what if you need some masculine cards, as well? Luckily there’s a Happy Birthday Guy kit, too; with masculine images that are nautical, but nice! As always, full color photos and complete written instructions are included, as well as all the supplies you need! Check out the other Paper Anthology Class in a Kit projects, as well.

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Everyone’s a Winner!

Of course, EVERYONE who participated in Paper Anthology’s Creation Inspiration Weekend is a winner, in the sense that we all got to stretch our creative muscles AND see so many beautiful, inspiring creations! But also… everyone who participated is getting an actual prize, in the form of a coupon code, for 20% off your entire next purchase! Just email elisabeth@paperanthology and say if you’d like your coupon to be for an online or in-store purchase. Oh and if you completed all the challenges, make sure you mention it; because that will get you an additional 5% off, for a total of 25% off your entire purchase!  

We also have a Grand Prize Winner, chosen at random, for each day, to receive a prize package:

Friday:  Brenda Buckley

Saturday: Angela Besch

Sunday: Deb Steckler

Congratulations! Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to claim your prizes.

Once again MANY THANKS to everyone who participated, we really did LOVE seeing every single one of your creations!

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Fresh New Pinkfresh!

Featuring Choose Hope Stamps, Dies and Layering Stencils

The new Spring release from Pinkfresh Studio has arrived at Paper Anthology and there’s sooooo much to love! The top two cards feature the Choose Hope Stamps, Dies and Layering Stencils. There are also several beautiful wreaths: Daisy Wreath Layering Stencils and Dies, Overlapping Leafy Wreath Layering Stencils and Dies (which is featured on the third card) and Rustic Floral Wreath Layering Stencils and Dies. The layering stencil sets each contain four stencils, which are helpfully numbered AND have guidelines so it’s super easy to line them up perfectly! Even more gardeny goodness in the form of a Hanging Garden Layering Stencil Set, Enchanting Meadows Layering Stencils, Garden Florals Layering Stencils and Dies; plus useful words and sayings in the form of Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamps and Dies; Friendship Blooms Stamps and Dies; Known and Loved Stamps, Dies and Stencils; not to mention lovely and unique Essentials Stitches and Slim Stitches Dies (so essential, in fact, that they’ve already been reordered, having sold out immediately! Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com if you’d like to reserve.) which is used as a background in card two; and Simple Plaid and Diamond Plaid Stencil sets… perfect for backgrounds! Be sure to check out all the Pinkfresh Studio products!

Featuring Choose Hope Stamps and Dies, plus Stitches Dies
Featuring Overlapping Leafy Wreath Layering Stencils and Dies
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NEW Lawn Fawn (& more!)

Lawn Fawn’s Spring 2021 release has arrived at Paper Anthology, with all of the adorable critters you could wish for (I Like You Alotl*, Bubbles of Joy, Virtual Friends aka Zoom Critters, Tiny Friends) not to mention plenty of sentiments (Celebration Scripty Sayings Stamps, Long Distance Hugs, Scripty Bubble Sentiments Stamps and Dies, new Thinking of You and Hugs & Kisses Line Border Dies) Magic Messages stamps and dies designed to fit the Magic Iris, a new interactive Swish n’ Pop Pull Tab die set; Super-useful Oliver’s Stitched ABC and 123 Dies; as well as Lawn Cuts Dies: Outside In Stitched Sun, LadyBug and Leaf , Sunburst Backdrop, and Build A Basket Easter!

There’s an amazing selection of new papers for Spring, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day, as well. Photoplay’s Baskets of Bunnies, Fern and Willard, Little Boys Have Big Adventures, and Lucky Charm; Echo Park’s Welcome Easter; Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Remix, and Dare 2B Artzy’s Home Grown, All the Buzz and more!

*The Axolotl, or Mexican Walking Fish, is technically an amphibian; but YES, it’s a real creature and YES, it really looks like that! Check out Wikipedia if you think we’re making this up! :)

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Creation Inspiration Weekend

The next Paper Anthology Online Crop is called Creation Inspiration Weekend and you’re invited! It will take place this Friday- Sunday, February 26th-28th, on the Paper Anthology FaceBook Page. We’ll have *TEN* brand new challenges, use them to jumpstart your creativity and maybe win some awesome prizes packs! Help us make the shortest month of 2021 the most inspiring so far!

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It’s Take and Make Saturday (Weather Permitting)

Let’s all stop for a moment and pretend it’s SPRING! Stop by Paper Anthology this Saturday, February 20th, between 10am and 5pm and grab your FREE Take and Make kit to make this beautiful, vibrant card. While you’re here, check out fabulous new arrivals from Dare 2B Artzy, Hero Arts, Spellbinders and more! (Please Note: During and after bad weather it is *ALWAYS* a good idea to check the Paper Anthology FaceBook page or Instagram account for weather updates; OR call the store at (973)927-1210 before you set out! )

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Shaking Things Up

Here’s a brand new Christmas Card Club in a Kit: Shaker Ornaments contains everything you need to make four seasonal shaker cards– two of each design pictured. This kit features diecuts made with Hero Arts Cheer Ornament and Joy Ornament dies, cut from beautiful shimmery, metallic papers.  Everything has been pre-cut for you; the kit includes everything you need to put these cards together, as well as detailed instructions and full-color photos… just add adhesive!  (Scotch Foam Mounting Tape suggested to put shaker element together.)