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Card Swap Deadline: December 3rd

Just a reminder to our 2022 Holiday Card Swap participants, please drop off your five cards before 5pm this coming Saturday, December 3rd. We’ve got a record number of twenty-one swappers this year, and based on the three or four early-bird drop-offs we’ve seen so far, the cards are more clever and beautiful than ever. By the way, if you make an optional 6th card, we’ll be proud to display it in the store for everyone to see and admire!

PS: The cards in the photo above feature Prima Marketing’s Candy Cane Lane collection, now available in-store.

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Seasonal Slimlines (New Class!)

Join Elisabeth for a quick and easy Seasonal Slimline Stencil class, featuring beautiful stencils and assorted fun mediums from The Crafter’s Workshop! These cards provide a big impact with little effort, just the ticket for last minute holiday cards!

Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place in this fun new class! Dates available: Thursday, December 1st: 6 pm – 9 pm; Friday, December 9th: 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 17th: 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $24. Please bring your basic class kit.

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A Very Vecchi Christmas

Join Lauren for a bright and cheerful class that features nearly EVERY stamp in Wendy Vecchi’s Doodle Christmas and Doodle Holiday stamp sets! We’ll do a little coloring, a little fussy-cutting, a little embossing and yes, we’ll even get out the big box of washi tape! Please bring your basic kit, your favorite scissors and some holiday spirit! Dates available: Monday, November 28th, 11am-2pm; Sunday, December 4th, 11am-2pm; Thursday, December 8th, 6-9pm. Cost is $24. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot.

(PS: These cards could easily be changed from full-on Christmas to un-specified Winter Holiday by swapping sentiments and choosing different tapes, which you are welcome to do!)

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Mistletoe Magic Class with Shari

Join Shari For this lovely holiday class where you will create a 4 card set and matching box. The box is sized to hold A2 cards, but would also be perfect for that special present… or give the box and cards as a gift set! The class features the ever popular create-in-quads stencils from Taylored Expressions. The lovely sentiment set is from Taylored Expressions as well. Please bring your basic class kit as well as a Wendy Vecchi Staytion, if you have one. (We all highly endorse this wonderful tool when working with stencils!)

Dates available: Friday, December 2nd: 6 pm – 9 pm OR Saturday, December 10th: 12 pm – 3 pm. Cost is $28. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology to reserve your spot!

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Holiday Card Swap 2022

Would you like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by your fellow Paper Anthologists? Then join us for the 2022 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap! To join the fun, email elisabeth@paperanthology to sign up by Friday, November 25th. Then make five holiday cards (they can be all be of the same design, or different!) and drop them (with appropriate envelopes!) off at Paper Anthology by December 3rd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up on Saturday, December 10th. Participants who make a 6th card will have it displayed in the store.

Please note: For this event we request that no products from demonstrator companies (such as Stampin’ Up or Close to My Heart) be included in your card designs.

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Cheers to 90 Years!

Our dear friend, Samantha Klabenesh-Dixon’s lovely mom, Ruby Klabenesh, will be ninety years young on September 28, 2022. To celebrate this amazing woman* the Klabenesh family is going all out. They would love for Ruby to receive LOTS of birthday cards, over 100 if possible, and that’s where YOU can help! We know you love making cards, so why not send one to Ruby? You can do so at any time from now till the end of September, using the address below. If you don’t know Mrs. K. personally, please mention that you’re a friend of Sam’s! Thank you for helping us celebrate this lovely lady!

Ruby Klabenesh

48 Elmwood Rd.

Verona, NJ 07044-2504

*Her shortbread recipe is LEGENDARY and her pink crocheted hats (made to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month) are our winter faves!

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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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2021 Holiday Card Swap

Would you like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by your fellow Paper Anthologists? Then join us for the 2021 Holiday Card Swap! Just email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to sign up, then make five holiday cards and drop them off at the store by Saturday, December 4th. They can be any size, shape, style, color, and theme; though it is requested that you avoid using products from a Certain Stamp Company whose initials are S.U. and whose name rhymes with “Glamping Pup“. If you’d like to make a sixth card, it will be displayed proudly inside Paper Anthology to inspire everyone who comes into the store! In Mid-December, you’ll get an email from Elisabeth that your swap cards are ready, and you’ll pick up five awesomely assorted cards. Sound like fun? Email elisabeth@paperanthology today!

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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.)