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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.)

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Another NEW Class in a Kit…

…is now in stock at Paper Anthology. Secret Garden is a three card kit, featuring vibrant colors, floral accents and Spellbinders’ Kaleidoscope Plaid Die Set. You’ll receive all the supplies you need to make one slimline card, one A2 shaker card and one regular A2 card. As always, there are photos and complete written instructions; and apart from the lattice pieces, all diecutting (and stamping) has been completed for you, so you’ll be on the fast-track to beautiful cards! Check out the rest of the Class in a Kit selections, there is truly something for everyone!

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Happy Easter

This beautiful card features an image, sentiment and die from Taylored Expressions Cottontail Wishes Stamp and Die Combo, which cleverly includes five other, non-seasonal greetings (Miss You, Happy Everything, Hello There, Celebrating You and Welcome Little One) so that you can use it all through the year, for everything from birthdays to babies to “just because” cards! The sweet bunny was stamped on Northwoods Watercolor Paper (not available online, but there’s plenty in stock!) and watercolored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens (we’ve got 101 colors!). The sentiment was stamped separately and diecut with Penny Black Ribbon Stackers.

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Oh Baby! NEW Class in a Kit!

Oh Baby is our latest Class in a Kit, which makes four lovely, unisex cards with no stamping, embossing or diecutting necessary; though there is a bit of fussy-cutting. Each kit contains four double-sided sheets of patterned paper from P13’s beautiful Baby Joy collection and all the embellishments and mats shown, plus full instructions. You will have plenty of extra paper left over, to make several additional cards or a coordinating gift! Please note that all the kits have exactly the same papers, though as they are packed, some show more pink and some show more blue.

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Take and Make Saturday (3/27/21)

Stop by Paper Anthology between 10am and 5pm this Saturday, March 27th for your *FREE* Take and Make card kit. Bag ladies, bring your bags for Double Punches on all purchases! This card features a beautiful stamp from Pink Fresh Studio, which is not sold online, but available in store; Dare 2B Artzy’s Artzy Daisy paper from their Home Grown line; Pink Fresh Studios’ Essentials Braided Oval Dies, and Hero Arts’ Sunshine Ombre Sequin Mix.

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NEW Birthday Class in a Kit(s)!

Happy Birthday Girl is a four card class, featuring beautiful Vintage Hues transparencies from Stamp-On-It.  Feminine flowers, beautiful papers and a subtle shimmer make these perfect for the birthday girls in your life. These cards are quick and easy but have a real “wow” factor! But what if you need some masculine cards, as well? Luckily there’s a Happy Birthday Guy kit, too; with masculine images that are nautical, but nice! As always, full color photos and complete written instructions are included, as well as all the supplies you need! Check out the other Paper Anthology Class in a Kit projects, as well.

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It’s Take and Make Saturday (Weather Permitting)

Let’s all stop for a moment and pretend it’s SPRING! Stop by Paper Anthology this Saturday, February 20th, between 10am and 5pm and grab your FREE Take and Make kit to make this beautiful, vibrant card. While you’re here, check out fabulous new arrivals from Dare 2B Artzy, Hero Arts, Spellbinders and more! (Please Note: During and after bad weather it is *ALWAYS* a good idea to check the Paper Anthology FaceBook page or Instagram account for weather updates; OR call the store at (973)927-1210 before you set out! )

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Shaking Things Up

Here’s a brand new Christmas Card Club in a Kit: Shaker Ornaments contains everything you need to make four seasonal shaker cards– two of each design pictured. This kit features diecuts made with Hero Arts Cheer Ornament and Joy Ornament dies, cut from beautiful shimmery, metallic papers.  Everything has been pre-cut for you; the kit includes everything you need to put these cards together, as well as detailed instructions and full-color photos… just add adhesive!  (Scotch Foam Mounting Tape suggested to put shaker element together.)

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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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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.