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First Day of Classes

The first day of exciting inspiration at the Collins Show was packed full of new products, ideas and techniques. Here are a few highlights: In Altenew’s class (photo above) we used their Golden Days stamp set for all three cards; and also, on the lefthand card, a wonderful debossing cover die called Dotted Tile. Dare 2B Artzy’s class (photo below) featured their new Space Odyssey and Make Waves collections, with coordinating papers, stamps and dies.

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Let the Inspiration Begin!

The winter 2022 edition of the Collins Group Virtual Retailers Symposium begins today, so stay tuned all week for the latest makes and previews of items coming soon(ish) to Paper Anthology. First up, cards from the famous Sample Making Frenzy! In photo one, gorgeous florals from AlteNew. In photo two, an ocean vibe from Dare 2B Artzy, lovely lemons (on a textured background) from Spellbinders, and silhouetted drama from Hero Arts. Photo three features soft florals from Stampendous, as well as uber-cuteness and big chunky diecuts from Lawn Fawn.

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Stock Up for the Long Weekend!

Paper Anthology will be CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, September 4th and 5th, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend; so why not stop by on Thursday or Friday night (9/2 or 9/3) between 5 and 9 pm, to check out all of the fabulous new product just in from Sunny Studio, LDRS, Pinkfresh, and Dare 2B Artzy, Photoplay, Spellbinders and more! There are stamps and dies galore, not to mention several amazing brand new paper collections. And YES… there are plenty of wonderful holiday items, because as every papercrafter knows, it’s literally NEVER too early to start making Christmas cards! (PS to our fellow Lawn Fawnatics: we’ll have the new collection in store on the day it’s released– Thursday, September 16th!)

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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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The Return of Christmas Card Club?

Would you like to meet up at Paper Anthology for a brand new, IN PERSON edition of Christmas Card Club; the first in over a year? If so, please read this post CAREFULLY to the very end, there are some new and important CoVid-related details!!!

Some things are the same as they always were: We’ll each be making five cards from one design (pictured above) featuring LDRS’ “Snow Deer to Me” stamps and dies, Dare 2B Artzy’s “Snow Much Fun” collection and a cool new technique for making “snow transparency”. The price will be $25 and includes dinner. The date will be Friday, June 25th, 5pm-9pm.

Some things are NEWso this is the part to read carefully: We will be limiting this event to the first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (To give everyone equal footing, ONLY email requests will be taken at this time; no phone calls, FaceBook messages, etc. for this particular event.)

BUT don’t worry: If you can’t make the date, or you’re not vaccinated yet, or you aren’t one of the first six to email Elisabeth, there will be some kits available at a later date, to purchase and make at home; stay tuned for details on those!

We are excited about easing back to in person events and classes, and our first priority is the safety and peace of mind of all concerned. We will NOT be wearing masks or requiring class members to do so, but please note that all Paper Anthology staff members (Elisabeth, Shari, Betty and Lauren) are fully vaccinated and we’re still taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean. If you’d like to wear a mask during class you’re very welcome, but be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be.

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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.