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Peek-A-Boo! (New Class)

Join Elisabeth for this new three-card class featuring peek-a-boo card fronts. We’ll play with stencils, piercing dies and embossing folders to create our card fronts, and we’ll adorn our cards with Altenew stamps and dies, as well as Spellbinders and Honey Bee dies.  A cute and quirky sentiment set from Avery Elle will finish everything off!

Cost is$24, payable by cash or check. Please bring your basic class kit (complete list is on the righthand side of Class Page). Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Dates available: Thursday, May 18th: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, June 9th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, June 24th: 12pm – 3pm.

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Holiday Jumpstart: Bottle Brush Trees (Dies Included)

March’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is now available at Paper Anthology and since this one includes Spellbinders’ super-cute, super-useful Bottle Brush Trees Die Set, after you’ve completed the kit cards you can keep on cuttin’ and make as many different versions as you’d like!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, right? 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.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Bottle Brush Trees” (for obvious reasons) and we hope you’ll think it’s TREE-mendous!*

This kit contains: 

  • Spellbinders’ Bottle Brush Trees Die Set
  • Five white top-fold A2 card bases; 
  • Five 4 x 5.25″ plaid panels; 
  • Five pink Knit Picky accent strips;
  • Five pre-cut “Happy Holidays” Circle Frames; 
  • Five Glacier Blue circle insets;  
  • Enough white glitter cardstock, white shimmer cardstock, pale green, kraft and grocers kraft cardstock to diecut trees and bases for five cards;
  • Ten pink glitter sticky-back pearls;
  • Enough tiny gold star sequins to scatter on all five cards; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full-sized color photo. 

These kits are now available in-store (and YES, they are THERE right now!) and online at Paper Anthology. If YOU could use like a Holiday Jumpstart, we hope you’ll check them out.

*No, we cannot stop Lauren from perpetrating Diabolical Puns for all occasions. Sorry about that.

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NEW Class: Frost Flowers

It’ll be a few months before there are flowers in our gardens, so in the meantime, join Lauren for this “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class. We’ll combine the beautiful blooms of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower Sweet Pea stamp set with Spellbinders’ Simply Perfect Mix and Match Sentiments dies and assorted Penny Black foliage. We’ll do some traditional coloring, some selective coloring and a bit of paper-piecing; not to mention pressure embossing (with metallic rub-on accents), a smidge of stenciling and fair amount of (easy!) fussy-cutting. Please bring your basic kit with all the usual adhesives, and your favorite pair of scissors.

Dates available: MLK Monday, 1/16/23 from 11am to 2pm; Friday, 1/27/23 from 6-9pm and Saturday, 2/11/23 from 12-3pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place!

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What’s New? (Hint: A LOT!)

There’s a HUGE new section of Spellbinders Dies, Stamps, Glimmer Plates, Embossing Folders and more; including seven brand new, utterly gorgeous colorways of Pop-Up Die Cutting GLITTER Foam that you really need to see! Tons of new items for Autumn, Halloween and Christmas, including the beautiful Winter Welcome Sled (shown below) that we all fell in love with during the Collins Show previews. Not to mention the adorable “Dancin” characters, whose legs swing for super-fun and easy interactive cards. And who can resist a Gnome Tree? (Not us!)

In addition, we’ve got three beautiful new paper collections from Photoplay: Beach Vibes, Fright Night and Thankful, perfect for your seasonal summer, autumn and Halloween themed projects.

There’s also lots of amazing new stuff from Hero Arts coming soon… maybe even available in-store today! The best way to see EVERYTHING is to stop by Paper Anthology, but if you can’t get there today, click this link to see all the latest items in our New in Store category!

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Happy (Crafty!) Holidays

Lots of seasonal inspiration from the second day of classes at the Collins Show. Spellbinders (above) has outdone themselves once more, with a collection of dies, embossing folders and sentiments that will be as beautiful and useful in years to come as they are right now. Hero Arts (below) has some utterly gorgeous layered stamping, diecuts and cool techniques! And of course Lawn Fawn’s “APPLE-SOLUTELY” adorable cadre of mice (bottom photo) are warming up to do some harvesting and baking this autumn, followed by “SNOW MUCH FUN” when winter rolls around. Items from the show will start arriving at the beginning of August, so stay tuned for updates!

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It’s That Time Again

The summer 2022 edition of the Collins Group Virtual Retailers’ Symposium is taking place this week, so stay tuned to see some of the brand new products which will be making their way to Paper Anthology this August and September. Collins always starts off with an event they call the Sample Making Frenzy, and as ever, it’s really lived up to its name. In this photo there are beautiful new items from Spellbinders, The Crafters Workshop, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Dare 2B Artzy, Impression Obsession, Stampendous, Photoplay and Scrapbook Adhesives. More to come!

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Glimmer Glam: NEW In-Store Class

Join Elisabeth for this four card class featuring gorgeous images from Pinkfresh Studio with beautiful foiled backgrounds and sentiments.  We’ll learn how to use the Spellbinders “Glimmer Hot Foil System”  and the PinkFresh Solid hot foil plate (which is really a gamechanger!)  All coloring is done by ink blending with stencil sets.  You’re gonna love this class, full of techniques, tips and tricks – get your glimmer on!!!

Students are requested to bring their basic class kit (see the list of basic kit items on the Class Page) as well as a Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion if you have one. Cost is $26. Dates available: Thursday, April 7th: 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, April 23rd: 12 pm – 3 pm; Friday, April 29th: 6 pm – 9 pm. Each class is limited to six students. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com ASAP to reserve your place!

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Thank You Very Mush!

Winter Botanicals is the newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit. This three-card class features soft colors, sweet doilies and plenty of woodgrain, with dies from Hero Arts, Spellbinders and Taylored Expressions plus sentiments from Wendy Vecchi’s “Merci and More” Stamp, Die and Stencil set. Don’t need that many Thank You cards? Swap the pre-stamped flags for your own sentiments and send these for practically ANY occasion. All stamping and diecutting has been done for you, just follow the written instructions and consult the full-color photos to easily assemble two A2’s and one A6 card.

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What’s New, Pussycat?

It’s that time of year, the dozens of orders for Spring and Summer merchandise placed at the Collins Show have started to find their way to Paper Anthology! Check out the slide show on the front page of the website for highlights of things that have already arrived, including: brand new, amazing gems from Buttons Galore; gorgeous spring paper from Echo Park; new Spellbinders dies, stamps and foils; as well as fab new items from Pinkfresh Studio and Art Impressions. Coming soon: lots of goodies from AlteNew, Stampendous, LDRS Creative, Avery Elle and Hero Arts. Stay tuned for more photos and updates!

The only problem with all this fabulous NEW STUFF is we definitely need to make some space to put it… hmmmmmmmmmm… (Stay tuned, guys, there might just be a *SALE* on the way?!)

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Happy Valentine’s… Die?

Yes, you read that right! The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit really is called “Happy Valentine’s Die” because there’s no stamping, just beautiful layered die cuts for you to assemble! This is a quick and easy class kit to make three lovely Valentines you’ll enjoy sending!  These cards feature dies from Spellbinders, Lawn Fawn, Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions. There’s even a fun shaker card in the mix! Full step by step instructions with photos included. Purchase on line HERE, or stop by the store to get yours before they’re gone!

PS: It’s even better if you say the title with an Australian accent, mate! :) :) :)