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Kits Galore: Classic, New and Re-stocked!

If you missed the SHELL-ebration class, it’s now available as a Paper Anthology Class in a Kit, with a large full-color photo and step-by-step instructions. If you own the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils, this is a great way to practice with them; but if not you can use any coloring media with similar shades… OR branch out and do your own thing! Check out the product page HERE.

April’s Holiday Jumpstart Kit: Joy and Holly sold out extra-quickly, so here’s a second version with a slightly different green patterned paper as the diecut panel. We think it looks equally nice, and if you agree, you can purchase it in-store or by visiting the product page HERE.

Meanwhile, there are limited quantities of some older kits, including the truly amazing D2BA Backpack and Card Kit as well as Plantastic, Happy Valentine’s Die, Frost Flowers and more. Check out the entire Class in a Kit selection HERE!

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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!

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“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!

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Frost Flowers Card Kit (with Stamps!)

If you missed Lauren’s Frost Flowers Class, or if you live slightly further away from Paper Anthology, you might be interested in this brand new Frost Flowers Card Kit! It features the Altenew Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea Stamp Set used in the class, as well as complete step-by-step instructions for completing all three cards, and all of the diecut foliage and sentiments, pre-cut patterned paper and stenciled panels, ribbon and A-2 cardbases. All you need to complete the cards are inks, adhesives and coloring implements. Then, afterwards, you can make additional cards of your own design featuring the beautiful Sweet Pea stamps and all of the sentiments in the stamp set. The cost is $40. Click THIS LINK to visit the product page, add the kit to your cart, then check out as normal. Locals, remember there’s a “Pick Up in Store” option that lets you avoid paying for shipping.

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RESTOCK: Winter Botanicals

A few more Winter Botanical Class in a Kits have been added, in-store and online. This three-card class features a “Thank You” theme, as well as soft colors, sweet doilies and plenty of woodgrain. All stamping and diecutting has been done for you, just follow the written instructions and consult the full-color photos to easily assemble two A2’s and one A6 card.

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Thank You Very Mush!

Winter Botanicals is the newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit. This three-card class features soft colors, sweet doilies and plenty of woodgrain, with dies from Hero Arts, Spellbinders and Taylored Expressions plus sentiments from Wendy Vecchi’s “Merci and More” Stamp, Die and Stencil set. Don’t need that many Thank You cards? Swap the pre-stamped flags for your own sentiments and send these for practically ANY occasion. All stamping and diecutting has been done for you, just follow the written instructions and consult the full-color photos to easily assemble two A2’s and one A6 card.

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Happy Valentine’s… Die?

Yes, you read that right! The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit really is called “Happy Valentine’s Die” because there’s no stamping, just beautiful layered die cuts for you to assemble! This is a quick and easy class kit to make three lovely Valentines you’ll enjoy sending!  These cards feature dies from Spellbinders, Lawn Fawn, Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions. There’s even a fun shaker card in the mix! Full step by step instructions with photos included. Purchase on line HERE, or stop by the store to get yours before they’re gone!

PS: It’s even better if you say the title with an Australian accent, mate! :) :) :)

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Bloomin’ Background Class in a Kit

The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit is called Bloomin’ Background and it’s a “one stamp three ways” class featuring the Bloomin’ Background stamp from Taylored Expressions. The stamp is included in the kit.  You’ll be watercoloring, pencil coloring, and you’ll learn a quick and easy way to get a wonderful chalkboard effect. Full step by step instructions with photos included. Click the link to go directly to the product page and claim yours today. Locals, remember you can order items online and choose “in-store pickup” to save on shipping!

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NEW Class in a Kit!

Lots of Love is Paper Anthology’s newest Class in a Kit. With it, you’ll make a lovely, botanically themed, three card set featuring images from LDRS Designs, Taylored Expressions and Gerda Steiner Designs, stamped on Northwoods watercolor paper and colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, or your favorite coloring medium. Full step by step instructions with color photos are included. The price is $22, just click the link to go to the Lots of Love product page.

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Night Class: Fa-La-La-La Lawn Fawn

Join Lauren and a flowery car* full of adorable Lawn Fawn Critters on Monday, December 13th, from 6-9pm for a class full of holiday fun… and quite a bit of fussy-cutting! Email to reserve your spot. Can’t make the date? We’ve just listed a limited number of Fa-La-La-La Lawn Fawn Class in a Kits, get one while they last!

*For the record: if there were pink flowery cars available, Lauren would buy one!