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Last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023!

December’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Wooded Wonderland” since it features this lovely forest scene built using Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions dies. This kit is available in-store and online for $24. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

This kit is slightly less of a “Jumpstart” as we move into December, but if you’re still working on holiday cards, you may appreciate having five more that just need simple assembly. This will be the last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with brand new variations starting in January of 2024!

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, shimmery Wooded Wonderland cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-cut and corner-embellished creamy Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper panels
  • Five pre-diecut green Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles arched pieces (with gold metallic detail!)
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Winter Wood diecuts
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Deer Trios
  • Five glittery sage green “Noel” sentiments
  • Fifteen ivory shimmer snowflakes
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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We Know EXACTLY What Your Friends Want for the Holidays!

Ok, no, sorry… we actually have NO idea! But if your friends are papercrafters, we’re entirely confident that they’ll LOVE getting a Paper Anthology Gift Card! Paper Anthology Gift Cards are hand stamped, available in ANY denomination, never expire, and can be used to purchase any combination of stamps, inks, dies, tools, papers, stickers, potions, powders, adhesives and more!

To make a gift card even more special, you can put it in a Paper Anthology 5×7 Zippered Canvas Pouch, and have enough room leftover for a few Distress Mini Ink PadsStickles, colorful pens, adorable washi tape, maybe even a mini stamp set? And don’t forget to include your own beautiful handmade card, which is obviously the thing your crafty recipient will love most! Stop by the store to purchase gift cards or call us at (973) 927-1210.

PS: If YOU are the Crafty One who’d love to get a Paper Anthology giftcard for Hanukkah or Christmas, feel free to forward this to your friends and family and we’ll be happy to hook them up! ;)

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Card Swap Deadline: 12-2-23

Just a reminder that if you signed up for the 2023 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap, those cards are due this Saturday! That’s five holiday cards (all of the same design, or different) with appropriate envelopes, dropped off at Paper Anthology this Saturday, December 2nd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up NEXT Saturday, December 9th. Participants who make a sixth card will have it displayed in the store for all to admire. While you’re in the store, why not stock up on last minute holiday items, extra adhesive, and maybe a gift card or two? We’re open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and we’d love to see you!

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New Class: Winter Wishes

Join Lauren for a three-card class that’s SNOW much fun! Inspired by the soft dreamy palette of Echo Park’s Winter Land collection, these cards feature a little embossing, a little stenciling, some torn layers, a bit of fussy-cutting and LOTS of seasonal diecuts from Taylored Expressions, Memory Box and Sunny Studio; with sentiments from Stampendous

Dates available: Monday, December 4th from 11am – 2 pm; Tuesday, December 12th from 6 pm – 9 pm; or Saturday, December 16th from 12 pm – 3 pm. The cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot today!

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Art Impressions Watercolor Wonders: New Class!

Join Elisabeth for this three-card class featuring the beautiful Watercolor series of stamps from Art Impressions.  A unique way of stamping that results in a gorgeous hand-drawn watercolor look, and fun scene building possibilities.  Tombow Dual Brush Pens provide the color, YOU provide the creativity!

Please bring your basic class kit with all the usual adhesives, as well as a watercolor brush. (Not the kind you fill with water, but a plain brush – #4 round is ideal!) 

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Saturday, December 2nd: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Thursday, December 7th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday, December 15th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

There are still spots available in all three sessions of Elisabeth’s beautiful Hero Holidays class, for which the dates include Friday, December 1st: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 9th: 12pm- 3 pm or Thursday, December 14th: 6pm – 9pm. The cost is $28 payable by cash or check only. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve a place today!

We also have a limited number of Class in a Kits from Lauren’s three-card Paper Pieced Posies class, which you can purchase online or in-store for $24. All Class in a Kit selections come with everything you need to make the featured cards as well as complete step-by-step instructions and a nice big full-color photo for reference.

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New Class: Hero Holidays

Join Elisabeth for this four card Holiday class featuring Hero Arts 2023 Holiday release.  We’ll be playing with dies, stencils, embossing, inks and sprays!  Beautiful color combinations and just the right touch of shimmer make these cards stand out!  (And that poinsettia die is just gorgeous!)  

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot! Dates available: Friday, December 1st: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 9th: 12pm- 3 pm; Thursday, December 14th: 6pm – 9pm.

Cost is $28 payable by cash or check only; students are requested to please bring your basic class kit.

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2023 Holiday Card Swap

Wouldn’t we all like to receive five beautiful, unique, handmade holiday cards, created by our fellow Paper Anthologists? Well, let’s do it! Sign up for the 2023 Paper Anthology Holiday Card Swap by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology no later than Saturday, November 25th. Then make five holiday cards (they can be of the same design, or different) and drop them off (with appropriate envelopes) at Paper Anthology by Saturday, December 2nd. Your swap cards will be ready for you to pick up on Saturday, December 9th. Participants who make a sixth card will have it displayed in the store for all to admire.

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.

Need a little inspiration to get started? We’ve got some gorgeous new holiday paper lines in-store, including Echo Park’s Winter Land (see photo above) as well as Doodlebug’s Gingerbread Kisses and Carta Bella’s Season’s Greetings (both pictured below). Not to mention lots of beautiful stamps and dies from all your favorite companies; and don’t forget the lovely Press Plates and accessories for Spellbinders’ BetterPress System. In fact, there are too many options to describe in one post… you should probably stop by the store and take a look!

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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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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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Christmas in July: Take Ten (& Holiday Jumpstart)

How cool would it be to saunter into August with TEN beautiful, unique cards in your Christmas Card stash? If you answered, “Pretty darn cool!” then this one-day, extra-special, quick and easy card class, Christmas in July: Take Ten is definitely for you! Join Lauren from 12-3pm on Saturday, July 29th for this Xmas Xtravaganza: we’ll start with a sheet of ten journal cards from Photoplay’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas collection, add pre-cut patterned paper mats, washi tape, brads, diecuts, ribbon and sparkly things… et voila… you’ll go home with an instant collection of eight A2 holiday cards and two slightly larger cards (for the latter, A6 envelopes will be provided).

There are just eight seats available for the class, but... the same supplies will also be available as July’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, which can be pre-ordered now.

The cost is $35. Claim your spot in the July 29th in-store class OR reserve a Holiday Jumpstart: Christmas in July Card Kit by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology.com today!