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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!

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Kits Galore: Classic, New and Re-stocked!

If you missed the SHELL-ebration class, it’s now available as a Paper Anthology Class in a Kit, with a large full-color photo and step-by-step instructions. If you own the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils, this is a great way to practice with them; but if not you can use any coloring media with similar shades… OR branch out and do your own thing! Check out the product page HERE.

April’s Holiday Jumpstart Kit: Joy and Holly sold out extra-quickly, so here’s a second version with a slightly different green patterned paper as the diecut panel. We think it looks equally nice, and if you agree, you can purchase it in-store or by visiting the product page HERE.

Meanwhile, there are limited quantities of some older kits, including the truly amazing D2BA Backpack and Card Kit as well as Plantastic, Happy Valentine’s Die, Frost Flowers and more. Check out the entire Class in a Kit selection HERE!

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Holiday Jumpstart (with Dies!): Peaceful Dove

It’s time for the May Edition of Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit, Peaceful Dove. This kit includes Memory Box’s beautiful Serene Bird and Branch Die Set, which we think you’ll get a lot of use from, both for holiday cards AND the rest of the year! With a color palette of soft blues, greens and teals (with a pop of red!) a little botanical goodness, some weathered woodgrain, and a neutral sentiment, this design will work perfectly for ANY winter holiday you celebrate.

This kit is now available in limited quantities at Paper Anthology for $36; click this link to purchase online (locals remember to choose “pick up in store” to avoid shipping charges) or stop by the store to see it in person!

Don’t we ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year? 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.

Our pre-packaged Holiday Jumpstart kits (cute name, right?) include everything you need (except a diecutting machine and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Peaceful Dove” since it features Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set.

This kit contains: 

  • Memory Box’s Serene Bird and Branch die set;
  • Enough teal, dark teal, pine green and yellow ochre cardstock to make five bird, wing, beak and branch diecuts;
  • Five A2 kraft card bases; 
  • Five 5.25 x 4″ weathered woodgrain patterned paper panels with decorative corners; 
  • Five pre-cut botanical patterned paper panels with decorative top corners;
  • Five pre-cut “PEACE” sentiments; 
  • Five glittery diecut tufty branches;  
  • Five tiny black Spellbinders gems for eyes;
  • Enough vibrant red seambinding to wrap around five card panels

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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May CCC: Home for Christmas

Join Elisabeth on May 12th for another edition of Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club: This sophisticated slimline card is brought to you by Impression Obsession– a beautiful serene image of a cottage in a  snow-filled forest, softly watercolored and shimmering with fresh fallen snow (you can’t tell in the photo, but there’s sparkly glitter all over!)

Christmas Card Club is the perfect solution for those of us who dread the prospect of mass-producing dozens of holiday cards in December! At each meeting, we’ll debut a brand new original holiday card design and pull together all the paper, embellishments and supplies you’ll need to make five cards of that design; all you have to do is show up and assemble them. A fun way to enjoy a crafty night out and get a jump on holiday card production… and dinner is included! New members are always welcome, but each date fills up FAST, so don’t hesitate. Please note that while the meeting starts at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5 – you should be able to complete all 5 cards, even if you can’t arrive until later.

Cost is $25 and includes dinner. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your place. Please bring your basic kit and a little holiday spirit!

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Christmas Card Club is BACK!

The next Paper Anthology Christmas Card Club meeting will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023, from 5-9pm. We’ll be making this adorably ornament-al card featuring Sunny Studio stamps on a background of evergreens with a gorgeous gold-embossed sentiment and the perfect touch of plaid.

If you’re new to Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club, you should know that it’s our solution to the prospect of making ALL of our holiday cards in December. Instead, we start early in the year, and, at each meeting, we debut a brand new original Christmas card design. We pull together all the paper, embellishments and supplies you’ll need to make five cards of that design; all you have to do is show up and assemble them. This is a fun way to enjoy a crafty night out and get a jump on holiday card production! The cost is $25, dinner is included and new members are always welcome! There’s no need to commit to every meeting, we take individual, first-come-first-served sign-ups for each meeting. But… the session always fills up FAST! So be sure to reserve your place quickly by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology.com.

Please note that while the meetings start at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5 – you should be able to complete all five cards, even if you can’t arrive until later. Please bring your basic kit and a little bit of holiday spirit!

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Holiday Jumpstart: Warm Winter Wishes

February’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is now available at Paper Anthology!

We ALL love the idea of making our holiday cards during the year, but sometimes, it’s difficult to be inspired during the “off-season”, isn’t it? 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 a brand new alternative (because Christmas Card Club WILL be back in early March!) that works entirely on your schedule.

It’s a pre-packaged kit we’ve called Holiday Jumpstart (cute name, right?) that includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete FIVE copies of a brand new original holiday card design. This month’s edition is called “Warm Winter Wishes” because of that pretty sentiment from Taylored Expressions; and also features textured panels made with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder and some softly shimmering snowflakes courtesy of Impression Obsession’s Primative Snowflakes die set.

In the kit, you’ll get: 

  • Five grocer’s kraft A2 card bases; 
  • Five deep blue Kraft-Core panels embossed with Sunny Studio’s Cable Knit Embossing Folder
  • Five pre-stamped sentiment strips; 
  • Five large and five medium Ivory Shimmer snowflake diecuts;  
  • Enough gold and white baker’s twine to surround five sentiment strips;
  • Ten tiny brass brads;
  • Sandpaper for distressing; 
  • Complete directions, product details and full color photos. 

These kits are now available in-store (and YES, they are THERE right now!) 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 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.