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TWO New Penny Black Christmas Classes

Join Elisabeth for your choice of two different four-card classes, featuring Penny Black’s newest release:  “Masterpieces Made Simple”, a set of gorgeous images printed on premium cardstock. Choose from “Snowfall Serenity” (photo above) or “Pinecones and Peace” (photo below). Similar to the Penny Black sticker classes from years past, all the images come fully colored, they’re ready to add to your card and embellish. They make a striking, quick and easy card, but it looks like you fussed over it for hours! Please note that spots for this class are very limited, so email elisabeth@paperanthology.com ASAP to reserve your place!


A Penny Black Christmas I:  Snowfall Serenity (cards pictured above) Dates available: Thursday, October 28th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, November 13th from 12 to 3 pm.


A Penny Black Christmas II: Pinecones And Peace (cards pictured below) Dates Available: Thursday, November 4th from 6 to 9 pm; or Saturday, December 4th from 12 to 3 pm.

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Christmas, Halloween and (More!) Christmas

It’s hard to remember a year with SO MANY beautiful Halloween and Christmas products to look forward to; literally every company attending the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium has brought their A-Game! Not only will all of the beautiful Spellbinders dies (including the Kaleidoscope Ornaments!) above be coming to PA, you miiiight just be seeing them in an upcoming class!

Impression Obsession have some creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Halloween items (seriously have you ever seen such CUTE spiders?!) and some truly lovely things- including beautiful longer sentiments- for winter and Christmas.

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Christmas in July

This edition of the Collins Show is absolutely loaded with beautiful holiday items, many of which will be making their way to Paper Anthology! Day Two finished off with classes from Avery Elle… who are rockin’ CAS Christmas in a big, big way; and Hero Arts whose holiday ornaments stamps, stencils and dies coordinate beautifully. PS: Really loving Hero’s Ornament Looking Glass die set, which lets you cut and layer three levels of windows to make the easiest diorama ever (pictured on the kraft card, below)!

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July Christmas Card Club

When: Friday, July 23, 2021, 5-9pm

Where: Paper Anthology (yes, in person!)

Who: The first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (Please note that ONLY email requests will be taken; no phone calls, FB messages, etc. for this event.)

Why: Because making holiday cards in December, all by yourself, is so much less fun!

Please read all the details, below:

We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring Hero Arts’ “Holly Berries” stamps and dies from the new ShopBox release; and Penny Black’s awesome “Stitches of Love” dies. The price will be $25 and includes dinner.

As mentioned above, we’ll be keeping the size small, with just six fully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place,  EMAIL elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated and we’re taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean. If you’d like to wear a mask during class you’re very welcome, but be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be.

If you can’t make the date, or you’re not vaccinated yet, or you aren’t one of the first six to email Elisabeth, there will be some kits available at a later date, to purchase and make at home; stay tuned for details on those!

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Hero Arts ShopBox is Here!

Christmas in July has never been more exciting, thanks to the wonderful winter-themed Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Check out this short video showing the collection:

There are beautiful dies, like this three-part diorama, Looking Glass Winter Forest which lets you make a multi-layer forest landscape with just three easy cuts! Hero Arts never disappoints when it comes to stamps, of course; this sentiment is one of three that are featured in the Christmas Robins stamp set, shown in the top photo from Hero; there’s a coordinating die set available for the Robins, as well.

The Snowy Rooftops Old Prints stamp pairs beautifully with the Elegant Window fancy die; (just imagine HOW MANY ways you could use that window!) the “warm and cozy” sentiment comes from the Christmas Holidays Stamp and Cut set which features two large diecut greetings with shadows (“Happy Holidays” and Merry Christmas“) as well as thirteen smaller sentiments which can be used separately or together.

Slimline cards are still a huge trend and this Slimline Christmas and New Year Cover Plate die lets you make an effortless shaker card… plus… you’ve got those cut-out letters to arrange in any way you like on a second BONUS card!

There are lots more beautiful and useful items, including Holly Berries stamps and coordinating Holly Berries Frame Cuts Die Set

Christmas Rose stamps and coordinating Christmas Rose Frame Cuts Die Set

Beautiful Large Snowflakes and Swirls dies…

And a Buffalo Check Pattern Bold Prints Cover Stamp!

To see the entire collection, scroll back up watch the video reveal OR stop by Paper Anthology to see everything in person!

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The Return of Christmas Card Club?

Would you like to meet up at Paper Anthology for a brand new, IN PERSON edition of Christmas Card Club; the first in over a year? If so, please read this post CAREFULLY to the very end, there are some new and important CoVid-related details!!!

Some things are the same as they always were: We’ll each be making five cards from one design (pictured above) featuring LDRS’ “Snow Deer to Me” stamps and dies, Dare 2B Artzy’s “Snow Much Fun” collection and a cool new technique for making “snow transparency”. The price will be $25 and includes dinner. The date will be Friday, June 25th, 5pm-9pm.

Some things are NEWso this is the part to read carefully: We will be limiting this event 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.)

BUT don’t worry: If you can’t make the date, or you’re not vaccinated yet, or you aren’t one of the first six to email Elisabeth, there will be some kits available at a later date, to purchase and make at home; stay tuned for details on those!

We are excited about easing back to in person events and classes, and our first priority is the safety and peace of mind of all concerned. We will NOT be wearing masks or requiring class members to do so, but please note that all Paper Anthology staff members (Elisabeth, Shari, Betty and Lauren) are fully vaccinated and we’re still taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean. If you’d like to wear a mask during class you’re very welcome, but be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be.

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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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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the entire Paper Anthology Family: Elisabeth, Lauren, Betty, Linda and Shari. This photo shows just a small part of Elisabeth’s beautiful Nature Tree full of cranberry and popcorn garland, dried orange slices (which become translucent, who knew?!) handmade ornaments and of course some festive holiday plaids! A reminder that the store will be closed on Saturday, December 26th, but open from 10-5 on Tuesday, December 28th.  

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Holiday Card Swap Reveal

The annual Paper Anthology Christmas Card Swap is always a lot of fun, as well as an amazing source of inspiration. Still working on your own cards? Here are some awesome ideas to spur you on! Cards are in displayed in alphabetical order because there’s no way anyone could choose a “favorite”! ♥ (PS: Want to participate in next year’s swap? Subscribe to the newsletter so you’ll see the sign up –and all other special events– the minute they’re announced!)

Betty’s Card featuring Tim Holtz’s Snarky Cat Christmas

Duke’s Card
Elisabeth’s Card featuring Penny Black Artful Evergreens, Christmas Feeling and Vintage Postcard
Gail’s Card featuring Taylored Expressions’ Frosty Background Cling and Clear Combo and Winter Wishes Sentiments
June’s Card
Linda S’s Card featuring Spellbinders Cinch and Go Poinsettias
Sam’s Card
Wendy’s Card