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April Holiday Jumpstart: SNOW Much Fun!

Say hello to our April Holiday Jumpstart: SNOW Much Fun, named for the adorable snowperson and sentiment! Jumpstart your holiday card-making with our latest kit; all of the composing, compiling and diecutting are already done; YOU jump right to the fun part: Assembling the sweet snowpersons and deciding to whom you will send them!

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Snow Much Fun” because the star of the show is the adorable frosty friend made with Spellbinders’ Huggable Snowman  die set. Bright colors and fun patterns make this the sweetest snowperson on the block!

This kit is available for $25 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “LOCAL PICK UP ” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

Don’t we all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December? But sometimes it’s hard 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, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, colorful, fun and festive cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

    • Five snowy teal background panels
    • Five white glitter paper snowy foregrounds
    • Five pre-diecut Spellbinders’ Huggable Snowmen
    • Five pre-diecut hats, scarves & sets of mittens,
    • Five pre-diecut “Let it Snow” sentiments
    • Enough carrot noses, holly sprigs and other accessories for five snowmen
    • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
    • Five top-fold white A2 cards

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Holiday Jumpstart: Celebrate the Season

Say hello to our March Holiday Jumpstart: Celebrate the Season. When it arrives, everything in your kit is silver or white, which means that you can add literally ANY colors you love to make this design truly your own. Details about the five specific blends of Ranger Distress Oxide Inks used on the samples are provided, but this technique will work with literally any two analogous colors of blend-able water-based inks you’d like to use!

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except inks, adhesives and optional dimensional paint drops) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Celebrate the Season” because of the elegant two-part sentiment (pre-cut for you with Altenew’s Christmas Season die set). The debossed panels are made with Altenew’s Starry Pattern 3-D Embossing Folder, which resembles (to Lauren, at least!) stylized snowflakes.

This kit is available for $25 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “LOCAL PICK UP ” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

Don’t we all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December? But sometimes it’s hard 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, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except inks, adhesives and optional dimensional paint drops) to complete five beautiful, colorful, clean and simple cards, including complete written instructions, suggested ink colors, and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five silver metallic cardstock background panels
  • Five white debossed squares on which to add your own choice of colors
  • Five pre-diecut silver shimmer “Celebrate the” sentiments
  • Five pre-diecut silver glitter paper “Season” sentiments
  • Enough white ribbon to wrap around five panels
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
  • Recommended ink colors for Ranger Distress Oxides or Distress Inks (your own favorite ink can be substituted)
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
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New Class: Let’s Get Inky!

Come and get INKY with Lauren! In this technique-driven class we’ll blend Distress Oxide Inks on plain cardstock, through a stencil and atop white-embossing; then we’ll stamp, we’ll stencil, we’ll overstamp in Ranger Archivals, we’ll stencil a bit more, we’ll do a little bit of coloring (with Tombows), we’ll diecut and… well, we will generally celebrate all the stamping techniques that made us love this hobby, but we’ll revisit them in new ways for a fresh, eclectic look. This class features stamps, stencils, dies and gorgeous butterfly ephemera from Aall & Create as well as Ranger Inks.

Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Monday, April 8th: 11am-2pm; Saturday, April 13th: 12-3pm; Friday, May 3rd: 6-9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your place. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit. We won’t be getting terribly messy, but you might not want to wear anything white or dry-clean only! ;)

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NEW Clearance Items Added: Super Spring Cleaning Sale

If you haven’t yet come into Paper Anthology to shop our in-store only Super Spring Cleaning Sale, you definitely should. Because (nearly*) everything in the store is 25% off! We’ve also got all of the classroom tables COVERED in bins and baskets with DEEP DISCOUNT clearance items ranging from 50 cents to about $8. There are stamps, stickers, dies, ribbon, inks, washi tape and… well there’s LOTS of good stuff, and we’ve just added MORE items, so even if you already shopped earlier in the week, you miiiiiight want to make a return trip! Sale ends Saturday, March 23rd at 5pm, so c’mon in right away!

*The exceptions to the 25% off sale are kits, classes and giftcards. Oh and just a reminder, we will not be giving punches this week, since everything’s ON SALE! :)

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New Class: Sealed with a Kiss

Join Elisabeth for Sealed With A Kiss a three-card class featuring all things Spellbinders! Learn how easy it is to make beautiful wax seals using the Spellbinders’ awesome Wax Seal Kit (and a fun technique for your leftover wax!)  Stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders – this class has a bit of everything!

Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Thursday, April 11th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 20th: 12pm – 3pm; Friday, April 26th: 6pm – 9pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today. Students are requested to bring their basic class kit.

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February’s Holiday Jumpstart Kit (with Stamps!)

Say hello to Holiday Jumpstart: Christmas Sampler, which features (and INCLUDES!) Stamperia’s beautiful Christmas Borders Stamp Set, a nine-stamp photopolymer set that might be the most versatile ever and it’s easy to line up and position perfectly.

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except inks and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Christmas Sampler” since the design is reminiscent of a needlework sampler… but in this case the results are mailable and achieved without any wrist strain! May Arts green gingham ribbon and a sentiment diecut from Concord & 9th’s Seasonal Sayings set add to the homespun-but-polished feel of this nostalgic design. This kit is available for $36 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

Don’t we all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December? But sometimes it’s hard 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, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except inks and adhesives) to complete five beautiful, detailed and colorful cards, including complete written instructions, suggested ink colors, and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Stamperia’s Christmas Borders Clear Stamp Set
  • Five ivory panels to stamp on
  • Five olive green cardstock mats
  • Five pre-diecut red metallic “MERRY” sentiments
  • Enough May Arts gingham ribbon to wrap around five panels
  • Enough Taylored Expressions Tiny Diamond embellishments (in Cherry Pop and Lime Zest) to complete the design
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
  • Recommended ink colors for Ranger Archivals, Distress Inks, or generic shades
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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New Class: Have a Sparkly Day

Join Elisabeth for this three-card class featuring the fantastic mini stamps from Stamplistic adorned with Swarovski crystals! Nothing sparkles on a card quite like these embellishments and a photo can never do these cards justice – you’ll just have to come in and see them for yourself!  A wonderful collection of patterned papers in springtime colors is the setting for these gorgeous stamped dimensional images, all tied together with glittery sentiments from Spellbinders.

Please bring you basic class kit and don’t forget your favorite fussy cutting scissors!

Cost is $25 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, March 8th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 28th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 6th: 12pm – 3pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot!

There are still spaces available for various dates of some of our other current classes, including the fabulous slimline trio Box O’Cards class; One Die Set, Three Ways: Wendy Vecchi Vintage Florals; and Pushing the Envelope. Click the bolded text of the class names to read more about them; or check the Calendar Page and sign up today!

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Snow Delay: Opening 11am (Saturday 2-17-24)

Paper Anthology will open a little late today, at 11am on Saturday, February 17, 2024, thanks to the overnight gift of… a little more snow! We expect to be open normal hours (10am to 2pm) on Monday, February 19th, for your Presidents’ Day shopping pleasure; but as always, when we’re affected by winter weather, or any other change in schedule, we will announce it here on the Paper Anthology Blog.

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Box O’Cards: New Slimline Card Set Class

Join Elisabeth for this slimline box set class.  We’ll be putting together a box that’s perfectly sized to fit slimline cards; then we’ll create three slimline birthday cards (envelopes provided) to go inside. The class will be customizable as each person will receive their own paper pad from Spellbinders, so you can pick and choose what papers will adorn your box and cards! Diecuts featured from Hero Arts, Penny Black and LDRS Designs; we’ll even get to play with Spellbinders Sealed Collection of wax seals!

Cost is $34 and payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, February 29th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 14th: 6pm – 9pm; or Saturday, March 23rd: 12pm – 3pm. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Students are requested to bring their basic class kits.

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Closed Due to Snow: Tuesday, Feb 13th

Thanks to Winter Storm Lorraine, Paper Anthology will be closed today, Tuesday, February 13, 2024. We expect to be open normal hours the rest of the week (Thursday & Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm) but as always, when we’re affected by winter weather, or any other change in schedule, we will announce it here on the Paper Anthology Blog. Apologies for any inconvenience. Take care, keep warm and CRAFT ON! ♥