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Holiday Jumpstart: Jingle All the Way Card Kit

Do you love the idea of making your holiday cards during the year but find it hard to get started off-season? Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a great solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s a brand new alternative (because Christmas Card Club WILL be back in February!) that runs 100% on your schedule.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except ink and adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Jingle All the Way” because it’s built around Creative Expressions’ die of the same name. To illustrate, Lauren made five sample cards using five different colorways, and she’s included the recipes for those in the kit, but you can make them all the same OR rock your own favorite shades. For that matter, this design will work with ANY combination of blendable dye or hybrid inks you love; it could even be made using a single shade of ink or watercolor.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five white A2 tent-fold card bases; 
  • Five white panels embossed with the Taylored Expressions Sheet Music Embossing Folder
  • Five plain white ovals of nice sturdy cardstock to create your own ink-blended goodness; 
  • Five silver metallic cardstock “Jingle All the Way” diecuts;  
  • Enough white seam binding to create five bows; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

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

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Swap Cards Are Ready

Not only did we have the most participants ever in this year’s Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap, the cards themselves are also record-settingly beautiful, clever and inspiring. Many thanks to everyone who participated, your Swap Cards are waiting, you can pick them up any time the store is open: Saturday 10-5; Monday 10-2; Tuesday 10-15 and Thursday and Friday evening, 5-9pm.

If you didn’t participate, don’t worry, we’ll have a Holiday Swap again next year AND… maybe even another swap before then, on a different theme? As usual, any new events will be announced here on the PA Blog, so stay tuned for updates.

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Everybody Loves Gift Cards…

…and papercrafters ESPECIALLY love Paper Anthology gift cards! They’re hand stamped, available in ANY denomination, never expire, and can be used to purchase any combination of stamps, inks, dies, tools, papers, stickers, potions, powders, adhesives and more! To make a gift card even more special, you can put it in a Paper Anthology 5×7 Zippered Canvas Pouch, and have enough room leftover for a few Distress Mini Ink Pads, Stickles, a few pens, washi tape, maybe even a mini stamp set? And don’t forget to include your own beautiful handmade card, which is the thing your recipient will love most! Stop by the store to purchase gift cards or call us at (973) 927-1210.

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Seasonal Slimlines (New Class!)

Join Elisabeth for a quick and easy Seasonal Slimline Stencil class, featuring beautiful stencils and assorted fun mediums from The Crafter’s Workshop! These cards provide a big impact with little effort, just the ticket for last minute holiday cards!

Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place in this fun new class! Dates available: Thursday, December 1st: 6 pm – 9 pm; Friday, December 9th: 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 17th: 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $24. Please bring your basic class kit.

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A Very Vecchi Christmas

Join Lauren for a bright and cheerful class that features nearly EVERY stamp in Wendy Vecchi’s Doodle Christmas and Doodle Holiday stamp sets! We’ll do a little coloring, a little fussy-cutting, a little embossing and yes, we’ll even get out the big box of washi tape! Please bring your basic kit, your favorite scissors and some holiday spirit! Dates available: Monday, November 28th, 11am-2pm; Sunday, December 4th, 11am-2pm; Thursday, December 8th, 6-9pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot.

(PS: These cards could easily be changed from full-on Christmas to un-specified Winter Holiday by swapping sentiments and choosing different tapes, which you are welcome to do!)

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Holiday Card Swap 2022

Would you like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by your fellow Paper Anthologists? Then join us for the 2022 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap! To join the fun, email elisabeth@paperanthology to sign up by Friday, November 25th. Then make five holiday cards (they can be all be of the same design, or different!) and drop them (with appropriate envelopes!) off at Paper Anthology by December 3rd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up on Saturday, December 10th. Participants who make a 6th card will have it displayed in the store.

Please note: For this event we request that no products from demonstrator companies (such as Stampin’ Up or Close to My Heart) be included in your card designs.

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Christmas Sparkle Class

Join Elisabeth for a five (5!) card class featuring Stampendous Quick Card Panels and lots of glitter!  You’ll learn several different ways to get your glitter on for that extra special sparkly accent!  This is an easy class, with no stamping or coloring involved.  Please bring your basic class kit and some Christmas spirit! Cost is $28. Dates available: Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 6-9pm; Friday, November 18th, 6-9pm; or Saturday, December 3rd, 12-3pm. Please reserve your spot by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com!

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CCC: October Edition

Join Elisabeth for another edition of Christmas Card Club!  The card is inspired by a birthday card Elisabeth received from Beverly Rowan – a super-sophisticated, yet fantastically simple stand-up card that folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope. Lawn Fawn stamps and dies from Hero Arts and Penny Black are featured.

This edition will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 5 – 9 pm. Cost is $26 and includes dinner. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place. Participants are requested to bring their basic kit and a little bit of holiday spirit! All the paper, embellishments and supplies you’ll need to make five cards of this design will be prepared; all you have to do is show up and assemble them. It’s a fun way to enjoy a crafty night out and get a jump on holiday card production. New members are always welcome, but space is limited, so email Elisabeth today!   

(Please note that while the meeting starts at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5pm – you should be able to complete all five cards, even if you can’t arrive until later.)

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What’s New? (Hint: A LOT!)

There’s a HUGE new section of Spellbinders Dies, Stamps, Glimmer Plates, Embossing Folders and more; including seven brand new, utterly gorgeous colorways of Pop-Up Die Cutting GLITTER Foam that you really need to see! Tons of new items for Autumn, Halloween and Christmas, including the beautiful Winter Welcome Sled (shown below) that we all fell in love with during the Collins Show previews. Not to mention the adorable “Dancin” characters, whose legs swing for super-fun and easy interactive cards. And who can resist a Gnome Tree? (Not us!)

In addition, we’ve got three beautiful new paper collections from Photoplay: Beach Vibes, Fright Night and Thankful, perfect for your seasonal summer, autumn and Halloween themed projects.

There’s also lots of amazing new stuff from Hero Arts coming soon… maybe even available in-store today! The best way to see EVERYTHING is to stop by Paper Anthology, but if you can’t get there today, click this link to see all the latest items in our New in Store category!

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August CCC

Friday, August 5th is the next date for Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club. We’ll meet from 5-9pm* and dinner is included for the price of $25. We’ll each make five copies of this lovely card featuring Hero Arts’ Holiday Candle Arrangement and Champagne Stardust Butter from The Crafter’s Workshop. We’ll stamp, emboss, mask, splatter, watercolor and do a bit of ink blending; and at the end we’ll be five cards closer to finishing off that holiday card list! Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot and plan to bring your basic kit and a little bit of holiday spirit!

*Please note that while the meeting starts at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5 – you should be able to complete all 5 cards, even if you can’t arrive until later.