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Holiday Jumpstart: Jingle All the Way Card Kit

Do you love the idea of making your holiday cards during the year but find it hard to get started off-season? Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a great solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s a brand new alternative (because Christmas Card Club WILL be back in February!) that runs 100% on your schedule.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except ink and adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Jingle All the Way” because it’s built around Creative Expressions’ die of the same name. To illustrate, Lauren made five sample cards using five different colorways, and she’s included the recipes for those in the kit, but you can make them all the same OR rock your own favorite shades. For that matter, this design will work with ANY combination of blendable dye or hybrid inks you love; it could even be made using a single shade of ink or watercolor.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five white A2 tent-fold card bases; 
  • Five white panels embossed with the Taylored Expressions Sheet Music Embossing Folder
  • Five plain white ovals of nice sturdy cardstock to create your own ink-blended goodness; 
  • Five silver metallic cardstock “Jingle All the Way” diecuts;  
  • Enough white seam binding to create five bows; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

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

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Holiday Hours: December 19-26

Please note the following changes to this week’s store hours:

MONDAY 12/19 we’re open 10-5 for a full day of shopping!

TUESDAY 12/20 we’ll be closing slightly early, at 3:30pm.

THURSDAY 12/22 we’ll be open 5-9pm as usual.

FRIDAY 12/23 through MONDAY 12/26 we’ll be CLOSED to celebrate the holiday!

TUESDAY 12/27 we’ll be open normal hours, 10am to 5pm.

Wishing you a happy and productive Week Before Christmas!

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Everybody Loves Gift Cards…

…and papercrafters ESPECIALLY love Paper Anthology gift cards! They’re 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 Pads, Stickles, a few pens, washi tape, maybe even a mini stamp set? And don’t forget to include your own beautiful handmade card, which is the thing your recipient will love most! Stop by the store to purchase gift cards or call us at (973) 927-1210.

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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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Got Leftovers?

So do we! :) This beautiful card was made with the LEFTOVERS from all four of the Anniversary Party cards, plus a few new bits and bobs. Join us tomorrow, November 26th, for Small Business Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, when we’ll have this fun (free!) holiday Make and Take, as well as double punches on all purchases!

Small Business Saturday is a time to thank YOU for Shopping Small with us throughout the year. Your support of Paper Anthology and all of your favorite independent shops, restaurants and service providers is both vital and appreciated. We are very grateful for your patronage and for your friendship! ♥

(Please note that Paper Anthology will be closed this evening, Friday, November 25th, to celebrate the OTHER kind of leftovers with family!)

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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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Christmas Sparkle Class

Join Elisabeth for a five (5!) card class featuring Stampendous Quick Card Panels and lots of glitter!  You’ll learn several different ways to get your glitter on for that extra special sparkly accent!  This is an easy class, with no stamping or coloring involved.  Please bring your basic class kit and some Christmas spirit! Cost is $28. Dates available: Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 6-9pm; Friday, November 18th, 6-9pm; or Saturday, December 3rd, 12-3pm. Please reserve your spot by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com!

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CCC: October Edition

Join Elisabeth for another edition of Christmas Card Club!  The card is inspired by a birthday card Elisabeth received from Beverly Rowan – a super-sophisticated, yet fantastically simple stand-up card that folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope. Lawn Fawn stamps and dies from Hero Arts and Penny Black are featured.

This edition will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 5 – 9 pm. Cost is $26 and includes dinner. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place. Participants are requested to bring their basic kit and a little bit of holiday spirit! All the paper, embellishments and supplies you’ll need to make five cards of this design will be prepared; all you have to do is show up and assemble them. It’s a fun way to enjoy a crafty night out and get a jump on holiday card production. New members are always welcome, but space is limited, so email Elisabeth today!   

(Please note that while the meeting starts at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5pm – you should be able to complete all five cards, even if you can’t arrive until later.)