Here’s one more preview from an outstanding Hero Arts class at the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium. Would you believe that all three of these cards… Halloween, Winter and Christmas… use the same beautiful swirly background?! Items from the show will be arriving at Paper Anthology in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Category: Sneak Peek!
Christmas, Halloween and (More!) Christmas
It’s hard to remember a year with SO MANY beautiful Halloween and Christmas products to look forward to; literally every company attending the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium has brought their A-Game! Not only will all of the beautiful Spellbinders dies (including the Kaleidoscope Ornaments!) above be coming to PA, you miiiight just be seeing them in an upcoming class!
Impression Obsession have some creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Halloween items (seriously have you ever seen such CUTE spiders?!) and some truly lovely things- including beautiful longer sentiments- for winter and Christmas.
Christmas in July
This edition of the Collins Show is absolutely loaded with beautiful holiday items, many of which will be making their way to Paper Anthology! Day Two finished off with classes from Avery Elle… who are rockin’ CAS Christmas in a big, big way; and Hero Arts whose holiday ornaments stamps, stencils and dies coordinate beautifully. PS: Really loving Hero’s Ornament Looking Glass die set, which lets you cut and layer three levels of windows to make the easiest diorama ever (pictured on the kraft card, below)!
One of the best things about tradeshows is that you get so see new and intriguing items from companies all over the world. Case in point: British brand IndigoBlu is new to us, but a wonderful class using an assortment of their fun and innovative products means that they’ll be coming soon to the Paper Anthology! Meanwhile, Graphic 45 is constantly redefining the minibook and this version does not disappoint: a fabulous book in a box, complete with a journal that features three separate signatures with sixty pages: lined, graph and plain papers.
What’s New on Day Two
Highlights from the second day of classes at the Collins Show include Pinkfresh Studio’s “Reason to Smile” wreath, stamps, multi-layer stencils and die (above). As well as clever and useful Gift Card wallets (scroll down to see inside) and a gorgeously autumnal slim line card from Stampendous.
Altenew and Dare 2B Artzy
More marvelous makes from Sunday’s classes at the Collins Virtual Retailer Symposium. Above: Altenew’s Watercolor Extravaganza Stamps and Delightful Frame 3D Embossing Folder. (By the way, we just got another shipment of the amazing Altenew E/F’s in, including this one!) Below: Dare 2B Artzy always does a great job coordinating stamps, dies and papers; and coming up with new styles of card… how cool is that double pop up?!
The first class at the Collins Virtual Show was hosted by LDRS, featuring stamps, dies and papers for both Halloween and Christmas. The photo above shows their brand new Pirouette Pattern Templates and stamp set. Spoiler Alert: There will definitely be a Paper Anthology class with this in the future!
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!
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!
…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.