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Take and Make Saturday (3/27/21)

Stop by Paper Anthology between 10am and 5pm this Saturday, March 27th for your *FREE* Take and Make card kit. Bag ladies, bring your bags for Double Punches on all purchases! This card features a beautiful stamp from Pink Fresh Studio, which is not sold online, but available in store; Dare 2B Artzy’s Artzy Daisy paper from their Home Grown line; Pink Fresh Studios’ Essentials Braided Oval Dies, and Hero Arts’ Sunshine Ombre Sequin Mix.

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NEW Lawn Fawn (& more!)

Lawn Fawn’s Spring 2021 release has arrived at Paper Anthology, with all of the adorable critters you could wish for (I Like You Alotl*, Bubbles of Joy, Virtual Friends aka Zoom Critters, Tiny Friends) not to mention plenty of sentiments (Celebration Scripty Sayings Stamps, Long Distance Hugs, Scripty Bubble Sentiments Stamps and Dies, new Thinking of You and Hugs & Kisses Line Border Dies) Magic Messages stamps and dies designed to fit the Magic Iris, a new interactive Swish n’ Pop Pull Tab die set; Super-useful Oliver’s Stitched ABC and 123 Dies; as well as Lawn Cuts Dies: Outside In Stitched Sun, LadyBug and Leaf , Sunburst Backdrop, and Build A Basket Easter!

There’s an amazing selection of new papers for Spring, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day, as well. Photoplay’s Baskets of Bunnies, Fern and Willard, Little Boys Have Big Adventures, and Lucky Charm; Echo Park’s Welcome Easter; Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Remix, and Dare 2B Artzy’s Home Grown, All the Buzz and more!

*The Axolotl, or Mexican Walking Fish, is technically an amphibian; but YES, it’s a real creature and YES, it really looks like that! Check out Wikipedia if you think we’re making this up! :)

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A Few More Cards…

…from the Collins Virtual Show last week. These are some of the cards from the Sample Making Frenzy, featuring new items from Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession, LDRS Designs, Buttons Galore, Dare 2B Artzy and Avery Elle (above) and PinkFresh Studios (below); just some of the fun stuff that will start appearing at Paper Anthology this Spring!

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Looking Forward…

…to more great new products which will be arriving at Paper Anthology this Spring! A few especially exciting Tuesday classes at the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium featured great Easter/Spring dies from Impression Obsession; not to mention additional slimline stamps and dies to coordinate with the landscape elements we all fell in love with this past autumn. (Hint: look at the grass on the “Hello Spring” card!)

Dare 2B Artzy always has some clever-but-easy ideas for cards that fold in interesting ways and they did not disappoint. They were strong with patterned paper, stamps and dies which all work together… (Did you know that the elements on their patterned paper are sized to work with their dies from the same release?!) …and once again they’re leaders when it comes to innovative slimline products.

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Amazing Paper Glaze

Golden Rose Paper Glaze; Dare 2B Artzy Get Well Stamp Set and Layer Die; Stencil from Newton’s Nook;

Picket Fence Studios’ Paper Glaze comes in sixteen vibrant, shimmery colors: Leaf Green, Succulent Green, Fern Green, Jade Vine, Ocean Poppy, Cornflower Blue, Agapanthus Purple, Boysenberry Violet, Peony Pink, Marigold Orange, Golden Rose, Daffodil Yellow, Brown Dahlia, Artemisia Silver, Black Pansy and Snowdrop White.

Brown Dahlia Paper Glaze; A New Leaf Stencil from Taylored Expressions; Wendy Vecchi Bravo Stamp, Die and Stencil Set

Paper Glaze is a smooth, creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer. Use on your paper projects by pushing through a stencil, dabbing onto die-cuts and/or a stamped image, or watering down to use as watercolor or wash.

Fern Green Paper Glaze; sentiment from D2BA Get Well Stamp Set; Altenew Woven Stencil; flower is an old Penny Black Stamp

Best used with 100 lb. or thicker cardstock. Fast drying medium. Drying time varies with climate and thickness of application. Paper Glaze is a permanent product. Do not use with Life Changing Blender Brushes. Be sure to clean tools, surfaces, and stencils quickly after use.

Paper Glaze colors: Daffodil Yellow for the petals; Leaf Green mixed with Marigold for the brown centers; Leaf Green leaves; Glazes spread selectively through LDRS’ Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife onto My Colors Kraft Cardstock

Techniques to try with Paper Glaze: Mixing colors to create unique shades; Adding ink before applying glaze to change hues; Dropping alcohol ink on top of dried Paper Glaze; Blending dye ink or watercolor over dried Paper Glaze; Adding to glitter cardstock.

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Dare 2B Artzy

Amazing new dies just keep arriving at Paper Anthology, and Dare 2B Artzy has some of the coolest! One of our faves is the Mailbox Die that really opens and is perfectly sized to hold… wait for it… a giftcard! Meanwhile the super-popular Wavy Slimline Framelit Dies are back in stock and we still have some of the Slimline Gears, Slimline Curve Borders (super useful for all sorts of landscapes!) Slimline Snowflakes and lots more! Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy paper collections and stamps as well! (ps: How cool is Taylored Expressions’ Twinkle Twinkle Background behind the mailbox?!)

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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!

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Xmas in July Challenge

We’re playing online this week with a weekend long crop at the Paper Anthology Facebook page – come and join us! One of the challenges was to create a Christmas in July card, so I decided to ink up this Dare 2b Artzy stamp that I have been dying to play with. Black embossed, fussy cut, with a few extra petals added for dimension. I added a sentiment with an Impression Obsession die and some gems from Studio Katia. Turns out it’s perfect for the current challenge over at Shopping our Stash as well!

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A new Class in a kit:

Hi everyone, just sharing a new Class in a Kit that I’ve been working on…it should be in the online store in a few days.  All paper is from Dare 2b Artsy.  The backpack is also a die from Dare 2b Artsy – this is an amazing die set, super easy to put it together, and the backpack can also be put together as a fun box, without the straps.  The pocket on the front is sized to hold a gift card.  The backpack is a nice size..it can hold up to 10 A2 cards!  The sentiment dies are from Pink Fresh Studios. Everything in the kit will be die cut for you – this will be a fun, easy to put together class!  If your interested in the backpack die, reach out to me for more information.