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*CATCH* the Newest Class in a Kit!

The newest Class in a Kit selection is called Catch of the Day – Lighthouse Folio. It’s built on Graphic 45’s beautifully masculine Catch of the Day collection, using their new Trifold Waterfall Folio Album. This clever and unique keepsake album features waterfall pages and lots of pockets for adding photos, notes, journaling and more. As always, there are complete instructions and plenty of full-color pictures, so assembly is a breeze. The kit contains full sheets of paper, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers to make matching cards! G45’s Catch of the Day is also available as single papers, as well as a 12 x 12 Collection Pack

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NEW Lawn Fawn (& more!)

Lawn Fawn’s Spring 2021 release has arrived at Paper Anthology, with all of the adorable critters you could wish for (I Like You Alotl*, Bubbles of Joy, Virtual Friends aka Zoom Critters, Tiny Friends) not to mention plenty of sentiments (Celebration Scripty Sayings Stamps, Long Distance Hugs, Scripty Bubble Sentiments Stamps and Dies, new Thinking of You and Hugs & Kisses Line Border Dies) Magic Messages stamps and dies designed to fit the Magic Iris, a new interactive Swish n’ Pop Pull Tab die set; Super-useful Oliver’s Stitched ABC and 123 Dies; as well as Lawn Cuts Dies: Outside In Stitched Sun, LadyBug and Leaf , Sunburst Backdrop, and Build A Basket Easter!

There’s an amazing selection of new papers for Spring, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day, as well. Photoplay’s Baskets of Bunnies, Fern and Willard, Little Boys Have Big Adventures, and Lucky Charm; Echo Park’s Welcome Easter; Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Remix, and Dare 2B Artzy’s Home Grown, All the Buzz and more!

*The Axolotl, or Mexican Walking Fish, is technically an amphibian; but YES, it’s a real creature and YES, it really looks like that! Check out Wikipedia if you think we’re making this up! :)

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Creation Inspiration Weekend

The next Paper Anthology Online Crop is called Creation Inspiration Weekend and you’re invited! It will take place this Friday- Sunday, February 26th-28th, on the Paper Anthology FaceBook Page. We’ll have *TEN* brand new challenges, use them to jumpstart your creativity and maybe win some awesome prizes packs! Help us make the shortest month of 2021 the most inspiring so far!

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Welcome, Kitsch Flamingo

The day we’ve been waiting for is here: The new Distress Color from Tim Holtz and Ranger, Kitsch Flamingo, has arrived at Paper Anthology! Which means you can get your Distress Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Embossing Glaze, Distress Spray Stain and Oxide Spray, Distress Paint and of course the fun collectible Kitsch Flamingo Enamel Pin! Pick up your favorites in the store, order online, or email Elisabeth elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve items you’d like to pick up later! ♥

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Flowers in February

We won’t be seeing flowers in our gardens for a bit yet, alas, but we can see them in our craft rooms right now! Thanks to Taylored Expressions Sketchbook Florals Stamps and Dies.

These cards were made by stamping the Sketchbook Florals on Northwoods Watercolor Paper, then colored using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a waterbrush to get the soft, ethereal look of a watercolor painting.

The Sketchbook Florals set has useful sentiments in typewriter + script fonts, which work beautifully on their own; but also pair well with Taylored Expressions Field Notes Stamp Set, which contains the dotted grid and interlocking diamonds. Other items featured here include Taylored Expressions’ Gingham Check Background and Rough Draft graph, as well as Penny Black’s super-useful Antique Frame nested die set.

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BYOB?

In this case, it stands for Bring Your Own Bag, and all shoppers who do so will be given an extra punch on their Frequent Shopper Card for helping us do our part to save the planet! ♥

Meanwhile, if you don’t have a re-useable bag to bring on your shopping excursions, we’re going to be re-stocking our Paper Anthology totebags; this new design will be version three! Shoppers who own an older Paper Anthology tote, or purchase a new one, will henceforth be known as Bag Ladies (or Bag Gentlemen, everyone is welcome!) and should keep an eye out for special savings on Bag Lady Days!

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A (LITERAL!) Rainbow of Buttons

Got buttons?  Need more?  Paper Anthology’s got you covered! This bright and beautiful 6×6 canvas board project is from a Collins Show class by (who else?) Buttons Galore and features their Shimmerz and Sprinklets as well as LOTS of Buttons and Sequins from their excellent Lilac Lane division! This sort of project could also use Brads, Enamel Dots and Mini Prills; it’s a great way to use up the last few embellishments in any pack; OR… a great excuse to buy more! Fill ANY shape, or cover a box lid or journal; use the whole rainbow, or focus on one favorite color. Don’t forget to grab a great clear-drying adhesive like iCraft Ultra Bond, 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue or Nuvo Deluxe.

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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!