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A Few More Cards…

…from the Collins Virtual Show last week. These are some of the cards from the Sample Making Frenzy, featuring new items from Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession, LDRS Designs, Buttons Galore, Dare 2B Artzy and Avery Elle (above) and PinkFresh Studios (below); just some of the fun stuff that will start appearing at Paper Anthology this Spring!

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Coming Soon(ish) from LDRS

The Collins Virtual Show continues at a lightning pace! In addition to all of the awesome classes and Make & Takes there’s an event called “Sample Making Frenzy” which absolutely lives up to its name. Plus there are MANY orders being written up for brand new products that will start shipping at the end of February and continue rolling in to the store throughout March and April. LDRS is strong with products for both A2 cards and slimline; in fact many of their designs work beautifully for BOTH. Gorgeous florals, handwritten sentiments, cute characters and amazing dies… every element in this photo will be coming to Paper Anthology this Spring, so stay tuned!

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Looking Forward…

…to more great new products which will be arriving at Paper Anthology this Spring! A few especially exciting Tuesday classes at the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium featured great Easter/Spring dies from Impression Obsession; not to mention additional slimline stamps and dies to coordinate with the landscape elements we all fell in love with this past autumn. (Hint: look at the grass on the “Hello Spring” card!)

Dare 2B Artzy always has some clever-but-easy ideas for cards that fold in interesting ways and they did not disappoint. They were strong with patterned paper, stamps and dies which all work together… (Did you know that the elements on their patterned paper are sized to work with their dies from the same release?!) …and once again they’re leaders when it comes to innovative slimline products.

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A Few of the Highlights…

…from Monday’s classes at The Collins Virtual Trade Show. Amazing new dies from Spellbinders, plus some excellent techniques for using inks with diecuts.

HOW CUTE are those cookies?! (Sugar free and very High Fiber lol!) The box die can be used with or without the window and is sized perfectly for a gift card.

Some amazing new slim line products will be coming from Spellbinders, as well.

As always, Lawn Fawn are unbeatable for both adorable characters AND their easy-to-use mechanicals! Some super sweet new sets on the way to support your existing Shutter Card, Slider and Magic Iris sets!

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Sneak Peeks from The Collins Show

A fun double easel card, a pop up teacup card and a no calorie ice cream slimline card, featuring the new release from Stampendous… coming soon to Paper Anthology! Just one of FIVE fast-paced classes today at the Collins Virtual Trade Show.

Cool new coloring techniques from AlteNew to give their floral layering sets even more impact!

Fun techniques with embossing powder – a trio of simple cards that pack a sparkly punch!  We have a great selection of WOW Embossing Powders!

This was one of the make and takes: literally a 5 minute layout…and that included the time it took to take this photo! Gorgeous paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

Stay tuned for more glimpses into the products, techniques and projects coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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Coming Soon!

The Collins Virtual Show was a delightful and inspiring blur, full of new ideas, products and projects. Orders have been placed with Hero Arts, LDRS Designs, Graphic 45, Picket Fence Studios, Impression Obsession, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, PhotoPlay and Dare 2B Artzy; stay tuned for sneak peeks of all the goodness coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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Make and Take Sunday!

This month’s Make and Take features a gorgeous Penny Black image and Studio 490 sentiment.  A simple card made by applying Tombow markers direct to the stamp.  A spritz of water and voila,  a beautiful, soft, watercolor floral.  You can’t tell in the photo, but the flowers shimmer and sparkle with a light touch of stickles;

 

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August CCC!

Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed!    This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel.  I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set  (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets).   The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder.  My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!

 

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 

~elisabeth

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Christmas in July!

Christmas in July is the new challenge at Shopping our Stash!   Just perfect for me…I had to come up with a card quick for this month’s Christmas Card Club.  I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts set that came in from the ShopBox as I’ve been all about Scandinavian prints lately, and I really wanted to break out some embossing powders.  I embraced my love of green and came up with this:

 

Background stamp is from Studio 490, inks are from Catherine Pooler and embossing powders are from Ranger.   A touch of Antique linen and Tea dye to grunge it up and finish it off!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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March Christmas Card Club

This month’s Christmas Card Club card was inspired by the girls over at Jingle Belles.  

While their “Hark the Hearald Angels Sing” challenge is over, I was inspired to use a beautiful musical notes background stamp from Impression Obsession.  The main image is from Stampendous – colored with copic markers.  The card is vintaged up with distress inks and glitzed up with some loose glitter, Nuvo drops and prills from US ArtQuest.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth