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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 elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your choice. PS: If you need a good sharpener, this one from Faber-Castell is our fave!

Set One features: PICKED RASPBERRY,  FIRED BRICK, RUSTY HINGE, MUSTARD SEED, PEELED PAINT, SALVAGED PATINA, SPECKLED EGG, SALTY OCEAN, VILLAINOUS POTION, WALNUT STAIN, BLACK SOOT and PICKET FENCE.

Set Two includes: KITSCH FLAMINGO, BARN DOOR, SPICED MARMALADE, FOSSILIZED AMBER, CRACKED PISTACHIO, TWISTED CITRON, MERMAID LAGOON, ICED SPRUCE, PRIZE RIBBON, SEEDLESS PRESERVES, ANTIQUE LINEN and VINTAGE PHOTO.

Set Three contains: TATTERED ROSE, CANDIED APPLE, CRACKLING CAMPFIRE, WILD HONEY, CRUSHED OLIVE, RUSTIC WILDERNESS, PEACOCK FEATHERS, TUMBLED GLASS, FADED JEANS, SHADED LILAC, FRAYED BURLAP and HICKORY SMOKE.

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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!

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New Catherine Pooler Inks… Yes, Please!

Add a pop of fresh summer color to your life (and your crafting!) with beautiful new Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and Reinkers, now in stock at Paper Anthology. We’ve just added: Crushed Violet, Wintergreen, Spiced, Macchiato, Matcha, Lilac, Terracotta, Apricot, Whipped Honey, Buttercream, Ginger, Cargo and S’Mores to the lineup; bringing the total to over ninety (90!) shades. If you can’t find the PERFECT color in this collection, it might not exist!

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Hero Arts Holiday ShopBox 2022

Christmas in July has never looked better, thanks to the brand new holiday Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE until July 15th, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Below are a few cards made with some of the new items, and be sure to watch the video (above) to see the entire collection. Just a reminder that the ShopBox program is something that Hero Arts does twice a year; releasing a collection of exclusive products that, for the first few weeks, is ONLY available at independent brick and mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This helps us stay competitive with all the big online retailers out there, for which we thank them. Stop by the store when you can and be amongst the first to get your hands on the latest and greatest Hero goodies!!!

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Welcome, Uncharted Mariner!

The brand new Distress Color from Ranger has arrived at Paper Anthology! Uncharted Mariner is a deep rich blue with just a hint of turquoise that fits in beautifully with the rest of the Distress palette. Leave it to Tim Holtz to come up with a shade we didn’t realize we needed, but already can’t do without! We’ve got Distress Inkpads and Reinkers, Oxide Pads and Reinkers, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray, Fliptop Paint and of course the superfun Enamel Collector Pin. Stop by the store and choose your favorites, or order online. Remember locals, you can choose “Pick Up In Store” to avoid shipping charges!

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Karin Markers Are Here!

You’ve seen them on social media, and now they’ve arrived at Paper Anthology: 72 vivid shades of Karin Brushmarker PRO, direct from Poland, available open stock in-store and online. There are 10 amazing Neon shades, 9 beautiful greys, colorless blender pens, and an entire rainbow of rich, juicy, blendable colors that literally cover the entire spectrum! We’ve made a swatchbook, so you can see the exact color of each and every one.

Karin Brushmarkers PRO contain 2.4ml of color each. They were produced with ‘liquid ink’ technology, which means the intensity of color lasts through the last drop. They are twice as efficient as traditional filter markers. In addition, they are equipped with a Japanese super durable and flexible nylon tip. They contain non-toxic paints with an intense dye based color. The colors can be mixed, lightened and obtain tonal transitions by touching the ends of two different markers.

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Saltwater Taffy is HERE!

The newest Distress Color, Saltwater Taffy, from Tim Holtz and Ranger has arrived at Paper Anthology, and we’re excited about how beautifully this pinky-orangey shade fits in with the existing palette. If you reserved items, they’re waiting for you at the store. If you were waiting for Distress Ink Pads, Distress Re-inkers, Oxide Pads, Oxide Re-inkers, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray, Flip Top Paint and Enamel Collector Pins to be available in-store and online, they’re ready to be purchased… get yours TODAY! 

Saltwater Taffy is in stock !!!