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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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Introducing IndigoBlu

One of the best things about tradeshows is that you get so see new and intriguing items from companies all over the world. Case in point: British brand IndigoBlu is new to us, but a wonderful class using an assortment of their fun and innovative products means that they’ll be coming soon to the Paper Anthology! Meanwhile, Graphic 45 is constantly redefining the minibook and this version does not disappoint: a fabulous book in a box, complete with a journal that features three separate signatures with sixty pages: lined, graph and plain papers.

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Altenew and Dare 2B Artzy

More marvelous makes from Sunday’s classes at the Collins Virtual Retailer Symposium. Above: Altenew’s Watercolor Extravaganza Stamps and Delightful Frame 3D Embossing Folder.  (By the way, we just got another shipment of the amazing Altenew E/F’s in, including this one!) Below: Dare 2B Artzy always does a great job coordinating stamps, dies and papers; and coming up with new styles of card… how cool is that double pop up?!

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Hot, Hot, Hot

The summer edition of the Collins Group Virtual Retailer Symposium kicks off with an event called Sample Making Frenzy which totally lives up to its name! Here’s a sneak peek of the newest products from our favorite companies, which will be arriving at Paper Anthology in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes glimpses into the show!

Hero Arts’ rotating stencil… kaleidoscopic poinsettias!

Avery Elle is bringin’ the cuuuute!

Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies; with a sneak peek of their new holiday paper line.

FANG-tastic new Impression Obsession Halloween stamps!

LDRS holiday gorgeousness.

Rinea dies and foiled metallic papers.

And as usual, Spellbinders dies do not disappoint!

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A Few of the Highlights…

…from Monday’s classes at The Collins Virtual Trade Show. Amazing new dies from Spellbinders, plus some excellent techniques for using inks with diecuts.

HOW CUTE are those cookies?! (Sugar free and very High Fiber lol!) The box die can be used with or without the window and is sized perfectly for a gift card.

Some amazing new slim line products will be coming from Spellbinders, as well.

As always, Lawn Fawn are unbeatable for both adorable characters AND their easy-to-use mechanicals! Some super sweet new sets on the way to support your existing Shutter Card, Slider and Magic Iris sets!

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Sneak Peeks from The Collins Show

A fun double easel card, a pop up teacup card and a no calorie ice cream slimline card, featuring the new release from Stampendous… coming soon to Paper Anthology! Just one of FIVE fast-paced classes today at the Collins Virtual Trade Show.

Cool new coloring techniques from AlteNew to give their floral layering sets even more impact!

Fun techniques with embossing powder – a trio of simple cards that pack a sparkly punch!  We have a great selection of WOW Embossing Powders!

This was one of the make and takes: literally a 5 minute layout…and that included the time it took to take this photo! Gorgeous paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

Stay tuned for more glimpses into the products, techniques and projects coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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Coming Soon!

The Collins Virtual Show was a delightful and inspiring blur, full of new ideas, products and projects. Orders have been placed with Hero Arts, LDRS Designs, Graphic 45, Picket Fence Studios, Impression Obsession, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, PhotoPlay and Dare 2B Artzy; stay tuned for sneak peeks of all the goodness coming soon to Paper Anthology!