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October CCC

October’s Christmas Card Club will meet on Friday, October 22nd from 5-9pm. We’ll be making this charming gatefold card, which has a bellyband that closes on the front with a Velcro tab. Bells with Holly, from Impression Obsession’s Serendipity Stamps line, is the focal image, which we’ll color with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. Each participant will make five cards of this design and dinner is included. Cost is $25. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place.

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3-in-1 Giftbox Tutorial

If you’re feeling stumped by the Gift Bag or Box challenge in the WCD Online Crop we’ve been hosting on the Paper Anthology Facebook Page, or maybe you just happen to need a clever and appealing little gift box? Either way, Elisabeth’s video will help you create a fabulous little project using nothing but four (12×12) sheets of cardstock, one sheet of patterned paper, adhesive and a scoring tool! The measurements for every element you’ll need are below. When you’re ready to roll, click the “play” button and craft along with Elisabeth!

3-in-1 Gift Box

Cardstock Base:

8 1/4” x 6 5/8” – score all sides at 1 ¾”

Patterned paper for base:

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 4 ½”

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 2 7/8”

Cardstock Lid:

6 ¾” x 5 1/8” – Score all sides at 1” using a shim.

Patterned paper for lid:

· 1 piece – 4 5/8” x 3”

· 2 pieces – 4 5/8” x ¾”

· 2 pieces – 3” x ¾”

Cardstock Boxes:

6 ½” x 6” (3 pieces)

-score short side at 1 ½” and 4 ½”

-score long side at ½”, 2”, 3 ½” and 5”

Patterned paper for boxes:

· 9 pieces – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”

· 6 pieces – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”

Lining for bottom of box:

2 7/8” x 4 3/8”

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Join Us: September 25th

WHAT: The Paper Anthology Papercrafters’ Garage Sale is BACK and better than ever with thirty (30!) vendors this year!

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021 10am-5pm

WHERE: At Paper Anthology, 717 US Highway 46, Kenvil, NJ 07847 (<< click link for map!)

WHY: Because we all looooooooove bargains, right?!

If you’ve never been to Paper Anthology, this once-a-year event is definitely worth the trip! In addition to our own amazing selection of brand new stamps, dies, stencils, paper, embellishments, paint, ink, embossing powder and pretty much anything else your papercrafting heart desires; this sale offers a unique opportunity to purchase gently used items at bargain prices. What amazing goodies will our thirty vendors be bringing along? The only way to find out is to come to the sale!

Please plan to wear a mask if you’re unvaccinated; and please note that our fully vaccinated staff will not be wearing masks!

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Stock Up for the Long Weekend!

Paper Anthology will be CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, September 4th and 5th, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend; so why not stop by on Thursday or Friday night (9/2 or 9/3) between 5 and 9 pm, to check out all of the fabulous new product just in from Sunny Studio, LDRS, Pinkfresh, and Dare 2B Artzy, Photoplay, Spellbinders and more! There are stamps and dies galore, not to mention several amazing brand new paper collections. And YES… there are plenty of wonderful holiday items, because as every papercrafter knows, it’s literally NEVER too early to start making Christmas cards! (PS to our fellow Lawn Fawnatics: we’ll have the new collection in store on the day it’s released– Thursday, September 16th!)

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Introducing: Sunday Funday!

Join Shari for the very first Sunday Funday! It’s a no-frills crop, taking place on Sunday, August 29th, from 10am to 5pm. Bring your UFO’s (Un Finished Objects!) and complete them; or grab your newest supplies and try them out. Because it’s ALWAYS more fun to craft with friends!

The cost is $10. We’ll be limiting this event to the first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card.

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It’s Pumpkin Spice Season

We’re kicking off autumn in the cutest way possible: check out Doodlebug’s new Pumpkin Spice collection: Eleven double-sided 12×12 papers, coordinating cardstock stickers, diecut packs, even a matching 6×6 paper pad. Pumpkins, leaves, cute critters, seasonal treats and some of the BEST fall plaids we’ve ever seen, make this an automatic go-to for cards, minibooks and more. Plus… this variety of Pumpkin Spice is 100% sugar, fat and calorie free!!!

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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?!

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Hot, Hot, Hot

The summer edition of the Collins Group Virtual Retailer Symposium kicks off with an event called Sample Making Frenzy which totally lives up to its name! Here’s a sneak peek of the newest products from our favorite companies, which will be arriving at Paper Anthology in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes glimpses into the show!

Hero Arts’ rotating stencil… kaleidoscopic poinsettias!

Avery Elle is bringin’ the cuuuute!

Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies; with a sneak peek of their new holiday paper line.

FANG-tastic new Impression Obsession Halloween stamps!

LDRS holiday gorgeousness.

Rinea dies and foiled metallic papers.

And as usual, Spellbinders dies do not disappoint!

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July Christmas Card Club

When: Friday, July 23, 2021, 5-9pm

Where: Paper Anthology (yes, in person!)

Who: The first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (Please note that ONLY email requests will be taken; no phone calls, FB messages, etc. for this event.)

Why: Because making holiday cards in December, all by yourself, is so much less fun!

Please read all the details, below:

We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring Hero Arts’ “Holly Berries” stamps and dies from the new ShopBox release; and Penny Black’s awesome “Stitches of Love” dies. The price will be $25 and includes dinner.

As mentioned above, we’ll be keeping the size small, with just six fully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place,  EMAIL elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated and we’re taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean. If you’d like to wear a mask during class you’re very welcome, but be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be.

If you can’t make the date, or you’re not vaccinated yet, or you aren’t one of the first six to email Elisabeth, there will be some kits available at a later date, to purchase and make at home; stay tuned for details on those!

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Northwoods Florals Class

Join Elisabeth to create this three card set (two A2 cards and a 5 1/2″ square card) featuring Northwoods Stamps’ beautiful floral designs: Iron Gate and Morning Glories, Hydrangeas in Metal Tub and Lamp Post with Morning Glories.  We’ll be watercoloring on Northwoods’ unique watercolor paper using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and enhancing our creations with Art Glitter translucent loose glitters.   If you’ve never used Northwoods watercolor paper, you’re in for a real treat! Dies featured are from Penny Black Stitches of Love, Spellbinders Essential Ovals and Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners!

Dates available: Thursday, July 29th from 6-9pm; Monday, August 9th, from 6-9pm; or Saturday, August 28th, from 12-3pm. The cost is $22. We will be limiting each class to the first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (To give everyone equal footing, ONLY email requests will be taken at this time; no phone calls, FaceBook messages, etc. for this particular event.)