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Sneak Peeks from The Collins Show

A fun double easel card, a pop up teacup card and a no calorie ice cream slimline card, featuring the new release from Stampendous… coming soon to Paper Anthology! Just one of FIVE fast-paced classes today at the Collins Virtual Trade Show.

Cool new coloring techniques from AlteNew to give their floral layering sets even more impact!

Fun techniques with embossing powder – a trio of simple cards that pack a sparkly punch!  We have a great selection of WOW Embossing Powders!

This was one of the make and takes: literally a 5 minute layout…and that included the time it took to take this photo! Gorgeous paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

Stay tuned for more glimpses into the products, techniques and projects coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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And the Winner Is…

Louise Coviello is the lucky winner of the fourth quarter 2020 Frequent Shopper Raffle. Not a bad way to finish off a fairly challenging year! Louise, you can pick up your prize the next time you’re in the store. Meanwhile, Paper Anthologists, remember you get a punch for each $10 spent, and that a full card is worth $10 off your next purchase; so be sure to present your card your each time you shop. Don’t have a card? We’ll be happy to give you one the next time you visit!

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Amazing Paper Glaze

Golden Rose Paper Glaze; Dare 2B Artzy Get Well Stamp Set and Layer Die; Stencil from Newton’s Nook;

Picket Fence Studios’ Paper Glaze comes in sixteen vibrant, shimmery colors: Leaf Green, Succulent Green, Fern Green, Jade Vine, Ocean Poppy, Cornflower Blue, Agapanthus Purple, Boysenberry Violet, Peony Pink, Marigold Orange, Golden Rose, Daffodil Yellow, Brown Dahlia, Artemisia Silver, Black Pansy and Snowdrop White.

Brown Dahlia Paper Glaze; A New Leaf Stencil from Taylored Expressions; Wendy Vecchi Bravo Stamp, Die and Stencil Set

Paper Glaze is a smooth, creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer. Use on your paper projects by pushing through a stencil, dabbing onto die-cuts and/or a stamped image, or watering down to use as watercolor or wash.

Fern Green Paper Glaze; sentiment from D2BA Get Well Stamp Set; Altenew Woven Stencil; flower is an old Penny Black Stamp

Best used with 100 lb. or thicker cardstock. Fast drying medium. Drying time varies with climate and thickness of application. Paper Glaze is a permanent product. Do not use with Life Changing Blender Brushes. Be sure to clean tools, surfaces, and stencils quickly after use.

Paper Glaze colors: Daffodil Yellow for the petals; Leaf Green mixed with Marigold for the brown centers; Leaf Green leaves; Glazes spread selectively through LDRS’ Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife onto My Colors Kraft Cardstock

Techniques to try with Paper Glaze: Mixing colors to create unique shades; Adding ink before applying glaze to change hues; Dropping alcohol ink on top of dried Paper Glaze; Blending dye ink or watercolor over dried Paper Glaze; Adding to glitter cardstock.

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Hello, Hero!

Hero Arts Spring Catalog will be unveiled later this month, but meanwhile, a selection of pre-release items called “Shopbox 2021” arrived at Paper Anthology over the weekend, and here are some photos! (PS: The brand new Catherine Pooler “Date Night” inks are on their way and you are going to looooove them!)

These products will be available on the PA website next week, but in the meantime, you can call or email Elisabeth to reserve any “must have” items!

The collection includes the Flower Power Stamps and Framecuts from the Unity Collection; Hummingbird Color Layering Stamps and Framecuts; a super-useful Oval Foliage Fancy Die…

…amazing NYC-centric City Heroscapes Stamps and coordinating Framecuts…

…Beautiful Floral and City Windows A2-sized background stamps (which stand alone, but also can coordinate with Hero’s various Peek-a-Boo dies);

…as well as the Love You Stamp and Cut XL set, Sun and Waves Frame Fancy Dies and the Thank You So So So So So Much Cover Die for which Elisabeth made this awesome card!

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NEW Class in a Kit: Homespun Holidays

This three card Class in a Kit is called Homespun Holidays and has a strong winter/seasonal theme, rather than focusing on a particular holiday. All of the stamping (the sentiments are Hero Arts’ Comfort and Joy Clear Stamps) and diecutting (including Sunny Studios’ Warm and Cozy set) has been done for you; and a detailed set of instructions, with individual photos of each card, is provided. You’ll need only basic cardmaking tools and a few adhesives to finish these three sweet and cozy cards. The hardest part might well be deciding which friends to send them to!

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Black Friday AND Small Business Saturday!

It’s a double celebration, with more savings than ever, taking place Friday, Nov. 27th and Saturday, Nov. 28th; online 24/7… in-store 5-9pm Friday and 10-5 on Saturday. Featuring:

40% off all wood mounted stamps!

40% off all Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving merchandise!

Art Impressions Watercolor Stamp Sets: 25% off

Altenew Stamps: 30% off

Stampendous Stamps: 25% off

Sizzix Dies: 35% off

20% off all 12 x 12 patterned paper!

Tombow markers and Polychromos pencils: buy 3 get one free!

and.. an Additional 10% off all clearance items!

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Let’s Celebrate!

Paper Anthology is celebrating it’s 9th Anniversary and you are cordially invited to join the festivities! 

Thurs. November 12 through Sun. November 15

Here are the details:

  • The party will be hosted online, at the Paper Anthology Facebook page
  • We will have an online crop, with new challenges posted daily – 12 challenges over 4 days! We’d love to have you play along and share your creations!
  • We’ve created 4 great Take and Make kits for everyone.  You can stop in at the store during our regular store hours on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to pick up your kits (as well as a few surprises)   Alternately, if you place an online order during the Anniversary party I will include the kits in your order. 
  • There are 10 prize bags, curated with a fun mix of stamps, dies and assorted goodies, each with a retail value over $100.  they’ll be awarded by random drawing of raffle tickets earned during the event. 
  • Raffle tickets:  anyone who shops at the store or online during the party will receive raffle tickets – one ticket for each $20 spent.   You will receive a raffle ticket for each challenge you complete. Anyone completing all 12 challenges will receive 2 additional raffle tickets. There will also be multiple other ways of receiving additional raffle tickets throughout the online crop, so check back in often, you never know how or when you might earn those!
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Dare 2B Artzy

Amazing new dies just keep arriving at Paper Anthology, and Dare 2B Artzy has some of the coolest! One of our faves is the Mailbox Die that really opens and is perfectly sized to hold… wait for it… a giftcard! Meanwhile the super-popular Wavy Slimline Framelit Dies are back in stock and we still have some of the Slimline Gears, Slimline Curve Borders (super useful for all sorts of landscapes!) Slimline Snowflakes and lots more! Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy paper collections and stamps as well! (ps: How cool is Taylored Expressions’ Twinkle Twinkle Background behind the mailbox?!)

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Driving Home for the Holidays

Leave it to Lawn Fawn: not only did they make an adorable set called Car Critters, which features bears who drive; they also configured it to work with the Reveal Wheel system courtesy of a windshield-shaped Reveal Wheel Add-On Die. And then… they made a Christmas Add-On Stamp Set with super-cute reindeer at the wheel!

Lauren used the MISTI to position and stamp all of the images on one layer of card stock. First the car, then the deer, then the antlers. Each element was given a “basecoat” of its lightest color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and shading added with colored pencils. There are, of course, coordinating Christmas Car Critter Dies, but in this case the image was fussycut right at the outlines.

Lauren used older dies, punches and patterned paper to make a landscape, but there are lots of options for making a scene, like Dare 2B Artzy’s Curve Slimline Border Dies which has several styles of hills, plus clouds and more; Sunny Studios’ Comic Strip Everyday Die Set, Taylored Expressions’ Grassy Hills or Hero Arts’ Winter Pines. Or pair up with other Lawn Fawn sets, such as All the Clouds, Snow Globe Scenes, Meadow Backdrop. Alternatively, you could choose the low-maintenance option of landscape-inspired pattered paper like Dare 2B Artzy’s Snow Much Fun or Ciao Bella’s Northern Lights.