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Last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023!

December’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Wooded Wonderland” since it features this lovely forest scene built using Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions dies. This kit is available in-store and online for $24. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

This kit is slightly less of a “Jumpstart” as we move into December, but if you’re still working on holiday cards, you may appreciate having five more that just need simple assembly. This will be the last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with brand new variations starting in January of 2024!

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, shimmery Wooded Wonderland cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-cut and corner-embellished creamy Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper panels
  • Five pre-diecut green Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles arched pieces (with gold metallic detail!)
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Winter Wood diecuts
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Deer Trios
  • Five glittery sage green “Noel” sentiments
  • Fifteen ivory shimmer snowflakes
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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We Know EXACTLY What Your Friends Want for the Holidays!

Ok, no, sorry… we actually have NO idea! But if your friends are papercrafters, we’re entirely confident that they’ll LOVE getting a Paper Anthology Gift Card! Paper Anthology Gift Cards are 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 PadsStickles, colorful pens, adorable washi tape, maybe even a mini stamp set? And don’t forget to include your own beautiful handmade card, which is obviously the thing your crafty recipient will love most! Stop by the store to purchase gift cards or call us at (973) 927-1210.

PS: If YOU are the Crafty One who’d love to get a Paper Anthology giftcard for Hanukkah or Christmas, feel free to forward this to your friends and family and we’ll be happy to hook them up! ;)

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Card Swap Deadline: 12-2-23

Just a reminder that if you signed up for the 2023 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap, those cards are due this Saturday! That’s five holiday cards (all of the same design, or different) with appropriate envelopes, dropped off at Paper Anthology this Saturday, December 2nd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up NEXT Saturday, December 9th. Participants who make a sixth card will have it displayed in the store for all to admire. While you’re in the store, why not stock up on last minute holiday items, extra adhesive, and maybe a gift card or two? We’re open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and we’d love to see you!

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New Class: Hero Holidays

Join Elisabeth for this four card Holiday class featuring Hero Arts 2023 Holiday release.  We’ll be playing with dies, stencils, embossing, inks and sprays!  Beautiful color combinations and just the right touch of shimmer make these cards stand out!  (And that poinsettia die is just gorgeous!)  

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot! Dates available: Friday, December 1st: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 9th: 12pm- 3 pm; Thursday, December 14th: 6pm – 9pm.

Cost is $28 payable by cash or check only; students are requested to please bring your basic class kit.

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2023 Holiday Card Swap

Wouldn’t we all like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by our fellow Paper Anthologists? Well, let’s do it! Sign up for the 2023 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology no later than Saturday, November 25th. Then make five holiday cards (they can be of the same design, or different) and drop them off (with appropriate envelopes) at Paper Anthology by Saturday, December 2nd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up on Saturday, December 9th. Participants who make a sixth card will have it displayed in the store for all to admire.

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.

Need a little inspiration to get started? We’ve got some gorgeous new holiday paper lines in-store, including Echo Park’s Winter Land (see photo above) as well as Doodlebug’s Gingerbread Kisses and Carta Bella’s Season’s Greetings (both pictured below). Not to mention lots of beautiful stamps and dies from all your favorite companies; and don’t forget the lovely Press Plates and accessories for Spellbinders’ BetterPress System. In fact, there are too many options to describe in one post… you should probably stop by the store and take a look!

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Holiday Jumpstart: Festive Fir Shaker Cards (Die Included!)

October’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday Shaker Card design. It’s called “Festive Fir” since it includes the lovely Taylored Expressions die of the same name. This kit is available in-store and online for $41. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

We all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but 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 a self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features Taylored Expressions’ Festive Fir die, used to create the decorative window which gets filled with Hero Arts Green Ombre sequins to act as the shaker filling. The elegant filigree background panel coordinates beautifully with the streamlined tree, which is backed with sage green non-shed glitter paper for extra sparkle. The kit contains everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five shaker cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Taylored Expressions’ Festive Fir die
  • Five Carta Bella green filigree patterned paper panels
  • Five ivory cardstock panels
  • Five sage green glitter paper panels
  • Five acrylic window pieces
  • Enough sheer gold ribbon for five cards
  • Five gold stars and enough gold ornaments for five trees
  • Hero Arts’ Green Ombre sequins
  • Five top-fold ivory A2 cards
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NEW Holiday Jumpstart: Peaceful Cottage

September’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Peaceful Cottage” and is available in-store and online for $25. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

We all looooooove the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, 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.

This pre-packaged kit features diecuts made with Spellbinders Winter Label Motifs Die Set and a background that’s embossed with Sunny Studio’s Moroccan Circles Embossing Folder. The kit contains everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five cards in a brand new festive design. This edition is called “Peaceful Cottage” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-embossed aubergine background panels and sandpaper for distressing;
  • Five large green and five white medium label shapes
  • Five pre-cut cottages plus roof and window pieces
  • Five pre-cut fences
  • Five pre-cut light green and  five medium green tree clusters
  • Enough aubergine ribbon for five cards
  • Five pre-cut silver metallic “Peace” sentiments
  • Twenty-five silver star sequins
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
  • Complete Instructions and large color photo
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Christmas in July: Take Ten (& Holiday Jumpstart)

How cool would it be to saunter into August with TEN beautiful, unique cards in your Christmas Card stash? If you answered, “Pretty darn cool!” then this one-day, extra-special, quick and easy card class, Christmas in July: Take Ten is definitely for you! Join Lauren from 12-3pm on Saturday, July 29th for this Xmas Xtravaganza: we’ll start with a sheet of ten journal cards from Photoplay’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas collection, add pre-cut patterned paper mats, washi tape, brads, diecuts, ribbon and sparkly things… et voila… you’ll go home with an instant collection of eight A2 holiday cards and two slightly larger cards (for the latter, A6 envelopes will be provided).

There are just eight seats available for the class, but... the same supplies will also be available as July’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, which can be pre-ordered now.

The cost is $35. Claim your spot in the July 29th in-store class OR reserve a Holiday Jumpstart: Christmas in July Card Kit by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology.com today!

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Very Merry: June Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit

It’s time for a new Holiday Jumpstart card kit and this one is Very Merry!

Featuring diecuts from Penny Black, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions, this clean and simple design in classic holiday hues is easy to assemble and sure to please. This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology for $25; click this link to purchase online (locals remember to choose “pick up in store” to avoid shipping charges) or stop by the store to see it in person!

Don’t we ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards throughout the year, instead of November and December? 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.

Our pre-packaged Holiday Jumpstart kits (cute name, right?) include everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Very Merry” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains: 

  • Five A2 white top-fold card bases; 
  • Five pre-cut white lattice panels;
  • Five 3 x 4″ red patterned paper panels;
  • Five 3.25 x 4.25″ goldenrod mats; 
  • Five pre-cut sets of five-layer poinsettias
  • Five pre-cut sets of two-layer poinsettia centers;
  • Five pre-cut holly leaves;
  • Five pre-cut “MERRY” sentiments in both goldenrod and pomegranate; 
  • Fifteen scarlet Spellbinders sequins;
  • Enough white seambinding to wrap around and tie bows on five card fronts

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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Holiday Jumpstart (with Dies!): Peaceful Dove

It’s time for the May Edition of Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, Peaceful Dove. This kit includes Memory Box’s beautiful Serene Bird and Branch Die Set, which we think you’ll get a lot of use from, both for holiday cards AND the rest of the year! With a color palette of soft blues, greens and teals (with a pop of red!) a little botanical goodness, some weathered woodgrain, and a neutral sentiment, this design will work perfectly for ANY winter holiday you celebrate.

This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology for $36; click this link to purchase online (locals remember to choose “pick up in store” to avoid shipping charges) or stop by the store to see it in person!

Don’t we ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year? 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.

Our pre-packaged Holiday Jumpstart kits (cute name, right?) include everything you need (except a diecutting machine and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Peaceful Dove” since it features Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set.

This kit contains: 

  • Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set;
  • Enough teal, dark teal, pine green and yellow ochre cardstock to make five bird, wing, beak and branch diecuts;
  • Five A2 kraft card bases; 
  • Five 5.25 x 4″ weathered woodgrain patterned paper panels with decorative corners; 
  • Five pre-cut botanical patterned paper panels with decorative top corners;
  • Five pre-cut “PEACE” sentiments; 
  • Five glittery diecut tufty branches;  
  • Five tiny black Spellbinders gems for eyes;
  • Enough vibrant red seambinding to wrap around five card panels

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!