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New Class: BetterPress Sampler

Join Elisabeth for an introduction to Spellbinders’ BetterPress Letterpress system!  We’ll be creating four cards using this brand new, award-winning system: Two cards that feature the pretty floral Press Plate included with the system, as well as a gorgeous fall framed card and a beautifully bold Christmas card. We’ll also get to watercolor with Distress Watercolor Pencils.  You’ll be amazed (& yes, IMPRESSED!) by how easy it is to create beautiful letterpress cards!

Please bring your basic class kit with all the usual adhesives, as well as a watercolor brush. Cost is $28 payable by cash or check only. Email to reserve your spot. Dates Available: Saturday, Oct. 7th: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Thursday, Oct. 19th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday, Nov. 3rd: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

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Closed Labor Day Weekend

Paper Anthology will be closed Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. You can shop during regular hours on Thursday and Friday evening, August 31st and September 1st, from 5-9pm; and all day (10am to 5pm) on Tuesday, September 5th, which will also be the next Crop and Shop Day; more info on that later. Wishing you a safe, happy and creative holiday weekend!

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New Class: Paper Pieced Posies

Join Lauren for a three-card class featuring bold blossoms from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Inspired by Carta Bella’s Farmhouse Summer collection, the color palette splits the difference between Summer and Autumn, and the Altenew Painted Encouragement Sentiments make these all-occasion cards super-sendable! We’ll stamp the blooms on patterned paper, add a little shading with Tombows, fussy-cut, add Penny Black foliage accents, et voila!

Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, your favorite fussy-cutting scissors, and… if you’re “of a certain age“… your best pair of readers! Dates available: Monday, September 11th, 11 am – 2 pm; Friday, October 13th, 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, October 28th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Email to reserve your spot!

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Lawn Fawnatics Rejoice!

Lawn Fawn’s 2023 Fall and Winter collection has just arrived at Paper Anthology and is now available in-store! As always, Lawn Fawn’s adorable critters, pretty papers, clever die sets and awesome accessories are so much cooler in real life than photos can capture or a paragraph can describe, so if you possibly can, stop by Paper Anthology ASAP and satisfy your Fawnatical cravings in person! (Plus… we’d love to see ya!)

These items (& some other cool new stuff) will be available to purchase online as of next week. Local customers, when purchasing online, remember to select the “pick up in store” option at checkout; you’ll avoid shipping charges and we’ll hold your items until whenever it’s convenient for you to pick them up. Here are some more closeups of this lovely Lawn Fan collection!

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Shari’s Halloween Treats

Join Shari for her annual Halloween Treats Class! This year you’ll be creating a slimline card, a peanut butter cup holder, as well as a unique box and tote. They all feature Prima’s beautiful Luna line of Halloween papers and Taylored Expressions images.

Students are requested to bring you basic class kit, as well as a full sized scoring tool. (And don’t forget the Scor-Tape!)

Email today to reserve your spot! Cost is $32 payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Friday, September 15th: 6pm – 9 pm or Saturday, October 14th: 12pm- 3 pm.

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Holiday Jumpstart: Bells Are Ringing (Card Kit with Dies)

August’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except ink and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Bells Are Ringing” and includes Honey Bee’s Layering Holiday Bells die set, which we think you’ll get plenty of use out of in future holiday cardmaking! Kits are available in-store and online for $38. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping.

Everyone probably loves the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but honestly, it can be difficult 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 option that works entirely on your schedule.

This kit contains:

    • Honey Bee’s Layering Holiday Bells die set;
    • Enough light pink, dark pink, silver, gold and white glitter cardstock to make five pairs of layered bell diecuts with bow accents;
    • Five A2 white card bases;
    • Five 5.25 x 4″ pierced cardstock background panels with assorted washi tape accent strips;
    • Five pre-cut sheet music ovals with gold cardstock oval mats;
    • Five pre-cut “Noel” sentiments;
    • Five deep evergreen and five pale juniper branches;
    • Five white half-pearl accents
    • Complete, detailed instructions and large full color photo

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Vintage Hues Six Pack

Join Elisabeth to create this six pack of cards, perfect for all the guys in your life (or just switch up the sentiments for the gals!)  We’ll be playing with Stamp-on-it Vintage Hues Transparencies, loads of beautiful patterned papers, Taylored Expressions Simple strips, and of course lots of dies and embellies! Who doesn’t love a covered bridge on a crisp fall day?

Please bring you basic class kit. Email to reserve your spot! Dates available: Thursday, August 31, 6-9pm; Saturday, September 9, 12-3pm; Friday, September 22, 6-9pm. Cost is $32 payable by cash or check only.

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Crop & Shop: August 8th

Make your Tuesday more productive! Come in to Paper Anthology on August 8th th from 10-4 for some freestyle papercrafting, with NO interruptions! Come alone, or meet up with friends. Bring that project you’ve been meaning to complete; bring your favorite coloring supplies and some stamps; or just bring your basic kit and treat yourself to a few supplies to try a new technique. Spread out on one of the big tables, help yourself to tea or coffee, use the diecutting machine, be inspired by all the beautiful samples throughout the store, or do your own thing. Stay for a few hours or hang out until 4pm. You can stash your lunch in the fridge, or dash out and get a takeaway.

Cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology to claim your place. The plan is to offer this every other Tuesday throughout the summer, but check the Events Calendar, or stay tuned for announcements of additional Tuesday Crop and Shop dates.

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Hooray, it’s Hero Arts 2023 Holiday ShopBox

Christmas in July has never been more inspiring, thanks to the brand new holiday Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE until July 29th, but you can email to reserve your favorites! Below are a few cards made with some of the new items, but you’ll definitely want to come into the store to see the entire collection, including layering stamps, coordinating and freestanding dies, sentiments, backgrounds, inks, layering stencils and super colorful transfers.

Just a reminder that the ShopBox program is something that Hero Arts does twice a year; releasing a collection of exclusive products that, for the first few weeks, is ONLY available at independent brick and mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This helps us stay competitive with all the big online retailers out there, for which we thank Hero Arts. Stop by the store when you can and be amongst the first to get your hands on the latest and greatest Hero goodies!!!