Not only did we have the most participants ever in this year’s Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap, the cards themselves are also record-settingly beautiful, clever and inspiring. Many thanks to everyone who participated, your Swap Cards are waiting, you can pick them up any time the store is open: Saturday 10-5; Monday 10-2; Tuesday 10-15 and Thursday and Friday evening, 5-9pm.
If you didn’t participate, don’t worry, we’ll have a Holiday Swap again next year AND… maybe even another swap before then, on a different theme? As usual, any new events will be announced here on the PA Blog, so stay tuned for updates.
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Would you like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by your fellow Paper Anthologists? Then join us for the 2022 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap! To join the fun, email elisabeth@paperanthology to sign up by Friday, November 25th. Then make five holiday cards (they can be all be of the same design, or different!) and drop them (with appropriate envelopes!) off at Paper Anthology by December 3rd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up on Saturday, December 10th. Participants who make a 6th card will have it displayed in the store.
Please note: For this event we request that no products from demonstrator companies (such as Stampin’ Up or Close to My Heart) be included in your card designs.
Participants in the 2021 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap can pick up their swap cards today (Saturday 12.11) or Tuesday from 10-5; or Thursday or Friday evening from 5-9pm. While you’re here, this would be a great time to finish shopping for your crafty friends! In addition to always-popular Paper Anthology Gift Cards (available in any amount!) we have a limited quantity of lovely Paper Anthology Mugs for sale, as well as our eco-friendly Paper Anthology “Bag Lady” Bags; and of course an abundance of beautiful stamps, dies, patterned paper, embellishments, adhesives and inks to help you finish up those last minute holiday projects!
Would you like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by your fellow Paper Anthologists? Then join us for the 2021 Holiday Card Swap! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, then make five holiday cards and drop them off at the store by Saturday, December 4th. They can be any size, shape, style, color, and theme; though it is requested that you avoid using products from a Certain Stamp Company whose initials are S.U. and whose name rhymes with “Glamping Pup“. If you’d like to make a sixth card, it will be displayed proudly inside Paper Anthology to inspire everyone who comes into the store! In Mid-December, you’ll get an email from Elisabeth that your swap cards are ready, and you’ll pick up five awesomely assorted cards. Sound like fun? Email elisabeth@paperanthology today!
The annual Paper Anthology Christmas Card Swap is always a lot of fun, as well as an amazing source of inspiration. Still working on your own cards? Here are some awesome ideas to spur you on! Cards are in displayed in alphabetical order because there’s no way anyone could choose a “favorite”! ♥ (PS: Want to participate in next year’s swap? Subscribe to the newsletter so you’ll see the sign up –and all other special events– the minute they’re announced!)
Every year we do a Christmas card swap at Paper Anthology and I’m always in awe at the beautiful designs everyone comes up with. For those of you that haven’t submitted your cards yet for this year, please get them to the store as soon as possible so I can get all the cards out to everyone. Once they’re all in, I’ll choose 3 to spotlight here on the blog. I haven’t joined the fun for several years as November is a very busy time of the year at the store, but this year I vowed to carve out some time! I may have mentioned once or twice how much I loved Taylored Expressions’ Holiday release this year- honestly every single thing was fantastic – so I decided to feature a few things from them on my swap card:
I die cut the Taylored Expressions moose from Altenew’s wood paper ( this is super cool ultra thin real wood that die cuts like a dream) The background is stamped with Taylored Expressions Buffalo check background stamp. The sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous “Christmastime” set (adore these sentiments!) The blanket stitch die cut is from Waffle Flower and the smaller die cut is from Sizzix, stitched rectangles. The tiny twine bow just added the perfect touch!
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