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Elizabeth Craft (CUTE!) Critters

I used the Fox and Raccoon Dies with the Forest Accessories Set… (other dies in this series include: Lion/Tiger, Giraffe, Monkey, Owl, Chick, Cat, Dog, Whale, Jungle Leaves, Tree, Dog House and more!) …on Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock – Velvety to the touch with just a tad of surface texture. It is sturdy and porous, a unique cardstock that absorbs color and holds its shape without tearing. Added color with various Distress Inks, applied with Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes. The Sun is from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rainbow Die Set.  The MFT Clouds Stencil is currently on order, and will be back in stock soon!

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Yeti or Not

Taylored Expressions’ Mythical Grumplings are not yet the official mascot of 2020, but maybe they should be? Somewhat improbable, distinctly irritable, and it’s hard not to be just a tiny bit worried about what they might be planning next. On the other hand LOOK. HOW. CUTE! This card by Lauren Bergold is stamped in Ranger Archival Ink, colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and shaded with Polychromos Pencils from Faber-Castell.

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Store update

Hello Paper Anthologists!  

With the new mandate that all non-essential businesses close in New Jersey, the Paper Anthology brick and mortar store will be closed for the foreseeable future, but I’ll do my best to take care of your paper crafting needs!

Shop By Email:

Just send me an email at, let me know what you need and I will ship your order to you ASAP!  Payment will be taken care of over the phone.

Virtual Shopping:

You can also schedule a virtual shopping date!  Email me at or call my cell phone, 716-903-4111 to arrange a time.  We can use Skype or Facebook messenger and you’ll get a private tour of all the fabulous product we have in stock.  All orders will be shipped ASAP.

Kits Coming Soon:

We are fast at work designing kits for purchase that can be mailed to you.  These kits will come with full instructions and pictures and will include any stamps or dies needed to create the cards.  Watch your inbox for our next email with more info!

Card Pals:

I can’t think of a better time to reinvigorate our card pals program and send a little love and sunshine to our card making community!

Who doesn’t love to get a card in the mail? Wouldn’t it be fun to send and receive beautiful hand made cards in the mail “just because”? Well, if you join the Paper Anthology “Card Pal” group you’ll get to do just that! I’ll keep track of everything and let you know when to send a card and to whom, that way we can be sure to keep the ball rolling – it’s a fun way to make going to the mail box exciting again! This is a low stress group, you’ll only need to send 1 card out every 4 weeks or so (and if you prefer to send one less often, or more often, we can customize it for you!) While I can’t promise that the bills won’t keep arriving, once in a while you’ll get a “Hello There” card to put a smile on your face!

Send me an email at to sign up or get more info.
The more the merrier!

Thank You:

Thank you for your support in these uncertain times.  Our hope is that Paper Anthology makes it through to the other side and remains your local paper crafting store for years to come.

With much love,


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High Rollers Flash Sale!

Saturday, January 4th:  10 am – 5 pm


We want YOU to double your FUN !

When you check out on Saturday, you will get to roll our dice. Roll a pair and find out what you win!

Roll a pair of Sixes:
The first customer to roll a pair of sixes wins a $60 Shopping Spree! You will have 6 minutes to grab $60 worth of products. Does not include items that you already have at the checkout.
Roll a pair of Fives:
The first customer to roll a pair of fives wins a $50 Shopping Spree! You will have 5 minutes to grab $50 worth of products. Does not include items that you already have at the checkout.
Roll a pair of Fours:
Get 40% off your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Threes:
Get 30% off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Twos:
Get 20% off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
Roll a pair of Ones:
Get $10 off of your total purchase! Valid on product that you have brought to the register only.
If you don’t get a pair on your roll – don’t worry! Your TOTAL ROLL equals your TOTAL DISCOUNT!
  • If you roll a pair of sixes or fives after the Shopping Sprees have been won – you get to take two more rolls and pick the best!
  • Each customer may take one roll when they are ready to checkout.
  • All discounts are valid on regular-priced merchandise.
  • One roll per person.
  • Minimum $20 purchase to roll the dice.
  • No cash back.
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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!



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May Flowers!

Playing along with the current Shopping our Stash challenge – celebrating May Flowers!  I dug deep in my stash for this October Afternoon paper and paired it with a Penny Black image that I watercolored with Tombow markers,  a Stampers Anonymous sentiment from my favorite set CMS155 – Simple Sayings (a must have!)and some stitching from the Stampers Anonymous set, CMS365 – Stitches.




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No Time Like the Presents

The girls at Jingle Belles are back with a challenge for the new year – asking us to make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags.  Well hey, this one is perfect for me this year!  Short back story:  I am notoriously late with present wrapping, most often staying up late into the night at the last minute to get things done in time, and doing a half ass job of it.    Not this year!  I had a plan – turned it into a crafty project, and was done with days to spare!  Everything was wrapped in kraft paper, then I added beautiful ribbon, die cut greenery, tags, stamped with the Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlay” stamp set,  and pretty metal embellishments from Idea-ology.  (Holiday Hacks abound!).  Once the festivities were over, all the bits and pieces were saved in a box, hopefully to be repurposed next year.  So that being said, this was probably the fastest card I have ever put together – I just recreated on of my presents; slapped it on a card and called it a day!


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Last challenge of the year!

This is the last challenge of the year at Shopping Our Stash – Tis the Season!  A Holiday card!  Yes!  I’m solidly in the holiday creativity mode, so I was excited for this one.  The Sabres are playing tonight – another nail biting game –  so, to ease the tension a bit I decided to make a card while the game played in the background.   Well, my desk was strewn with the left overs of holiday tag and present decoration making (more Holiday hacks) and I decided to use one of the tags on my card:



I’ve been heavily into reds and greens lately so this time I decided to go a different direction.  I used the Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay set – CMS357 and Ornate Trims – CMS326.  A cringled bit of seam binding, an alcohol inked and glittered pinecone and some greenery…Happy New Year a few weeks early!


Thanks for stopping by!


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Christmas Card Swap!

Ladies your cards are ready to be picked up!  I have to applaud each and every one of you, what gorgeous cards!!!   Sharing three cards that really caught my eye (it was a very tough decision!)


Linda S. created this clean and simple card with a background die from Taylored Expressions and a sentiment die from Impression Obsession – classic and striking!

Gail P. used a Concord and 9th turnabout stamp and the triple step stamping technique.  The mirricard die cut sentiment is the perfect touch!

Shelly D. created a beautiful scene combining Taylored Expressions stamps, a  Penny Black Lamppost die and an Impression Obsession carolers die.  An inky background and sparkly snow sets the scene perfectly!


…and yes, I just HAD to create the Tim Holtz Holiday Hack with the ombre bottle brush trees on the vintage ruler – such a cute decoration and really quick and easy to make!


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