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Lawn Fawnatics Rejoice!

Lawn Fawn’s 2023 Fall and Winter collection has just arrived at Paper Anthology and is now available in-store! As always, Lawn Fawn’s adorable critters, pretty papers, clever die sets and awesome accessories are so much cooler in real life than photos can capture or a paragraph can describe, so if you possibly can, stop by Paper Anthology ASAP and satisfy your Fawnatical cravings in person! (Plus… we’d love to see ya!)

These items (& some other cool new stuff) will be available to purchase online as of next week. Local customers, when purchasing online, remember to select the “pick up in store” option at checkout; you’ll avoid shipping charges and we’ll hold your items until whenever it’s convenient for you to pick them up. Here are some more closeups of this lovely Lawn Fan collection!

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Prepare to be IMPRESSED!

The BetterPress Letterpress System by Spellbinders is now available in-store and online at Paper Anthology. The BetterPress is an innovative way to achieve the elegant look of letterpress technique without all the mess. It’s an easy-to-use system that produces professional stationery style projects with detailed impressions that can be felt to the touch. This exciting new system was designed to be used with your Platinum or Platinum 6 Die-Cutting & Embossing Machine, and is also compatible with many other die cutting machines including the Sizzix Big Shot.

There is, of course, a class on its way for those who’d like to TRY the BetterPress before committing; but truly, there is almost NO learning curve involved, the system is incredibly easy to use, and a little bit addictive… in the best possible way!

In the meantime, check out the introductory video from Spellbinders (below) to see the system in action. Additional press plates and inks will be arriving at Paper Anthology in about a week, but as you can see, there’s already a nice collection in stock. In the online store, BetterPress has it’s own category, making it easy for you to see our current selection of plates, inks, papers, accessories and more. 

Below is a sample card, colored with Karin Markers.

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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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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.

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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.

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Hero Arts’ ShopBox is HERE!

The first big arrival of the New Year is Hero Arts’ Spring 2023 ShopBox and it’s on sale in-store at Paper Anthology starting today, Tuesday, January 3rd. This brand new and very inspiring Hero Arts’ collection features all of our favorite Hero staples: color layering stamps, layered stencil sets, big beautiful 6×6 backgrounds, lots of floral dies, a brand new (very cool!) set of Looking Glass Dies and some utterly gorgeous transfers that we can’t wait to use! Some of these items will go FAST, so you’ll want to stop by the store ASAP… we cannot sell any of these items online until January 19th!

If you’re not familiar with Hero Arts’ ShopBox, it’s a program they’ve devised specifically to support small, independent, brick-and-mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This curated collection is ONLY available in-store for the first two weeks, NONE of the online stores or big chains can sell these items until January 19th. We really appreciate the way that Hero Arts is helping smaller stores compete, and we hope you’ll help us thank them by choosing a few of your favorite items to purchase.

This collection includes: Lily of the Valley, Bee Florals Window and Daffodil Fancy Dies; Poppy Field and Burlap 6×6 Bold Prints Stamps; Looking Glass Greenhouse Die Set; Color Layering Wonderful Day and Bee Floral Stencil Sets; Honeycomb Hot Foil Plate; Bees & Florals Rub-on Decals; Friendly Messages, Wisteria HeroScapes and Wonderful Day Stamp and Die Bundles. Scroll through these lovely images from Hero Arts, but really… you should stop by Paper Anthology and see these sets in person!

A reminder that we’ll be closing today at 3pm (Tuesday 1/2/23) but after this, barring unforeseen incidents or bad weather, we’ll be back to regular store hours: Mondays 10-2; Tuesdays 10-5; Thursday and Friday Evenings from 5-9pm and Saturdays 10-5. We look forward to seeing you!

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New Distress Color? Yes, Please!

Ranger and Tim Holtz are very excited to announce another brand new Distress color to love: Lumberjack Plaid! This bold, rich red will be perfect for Christmas and beyond… and yes, we’re already imagining it in a Buffalo Plaid context! This new Distress color is available in all eight of the Distress products we love: Ink Pads, Re-inkers, Oxide® Pads, Oxide® Re-inkers, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide® Spray, Flip Top Paint; and an Enamel Collector Pin! Stop by the store to pick them up, order online (locals, choose “Pick Up In Store” to save shipping!) or email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your favorites. 

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Pencil It In!

Have you heard the news? There’s a brand new product from Tim Holtz and Ranger: Distress Watercolor Pencils, and we think you’ll be as excited as we are! They come in three sets of twelve pencils, and feature all of your favorite Distress shades. Play the video above to see Tim introduce and demonstrate this new item. We’ve already ordered them and they’ll arrive any day; feel free to email to reserve your choice. PS: If you need a good sharpener, this one from Faber-Castell is our fave!




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How Do Lawn Fawnatics Celebrate Fall?

With beautiful new Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, paper pads, stencils and more, of course! Check out all the newest Lawn Fawn by clicking THIS LINK! There are general autumnal items like the Giant Happy Fall Die (shown above), Simply Fall Sentiments, Magic Iris Sunflower Add-On Die Set (which works with or without making a Magic Iris card, as you can see from the samples on the item page!); and the Build-a-Barrel Apple set.

Then there’s loads of great Halloween stuff like the Giant Trick or Treat Die (see below), FANG-tastically adorable Bats, and a wonderful Nighttime Sky Stencil that can obviously be used all year long, but seems PERFECT for Halloween!

If you’re thinking ahead to December there are wonderful Winter and Christmas items like the adorable Build-a-Snowman Die Set, the fab new Knit Picky Winter Paper Line (in single 12×12 sheets or 6″ Petite Paper Packs); plus we’ve got a super-cool Giant Happy Hanukkah Die and Let It Shine Starry Skies Papers.

You should probably stop in to see everything and check out all the gorgeous samples, but all of these items and more are LIVE in the online store. Locals, remember you can order online and choose “In-Store Pickup” to avoid paying for shipping!

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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!