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Welcome, Kitsch Flamingo

The day we’ve been waiting for is here: The new Distress Color from Tim Holtz and Ranger, Kitsch Flamingo, has arrived at Paper Anthology! Which means you can get your Distress Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Embossing Glaze, Distress Spray Stain and Oxide Spray, Distress Paint and of course the fun collectible Kitsch Flamingo Enamel Pin! Pick up your favorites in the store, order online, or email Elisabeth elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve items you’d like to pick up later! ♥

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Make Way For… Flamingos?

The vintage-inspired palette of Distress Inks has just expanded with its newest member, KITSCH FLAMINGO! Hand-selected by Tim Holtz, Distress colors provide crafters with an entire rainbow of coordinated products which work beautifully together. Kitsch Flamingo is available in Distress Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Re-Inkers, Embossing Glaze, Distress Spray Stain and Oxide Spray, Distress Paint and of course there’s a collectible Kitsch Flamingo Enamel Pin! Paper Anthology’s order is expected any minute now; in the meantime, feel free to email Elisabeth elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites!

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Everybody Likes a Little Extra *GREEN*

And Rustic Wilderness, the newest Distress color from Tim Holtz, is an especially nice shade. Described by Ranger as, “a deep, rugged green capturing the adventurous inspiration of the great outdoors”; it’s available in nine different products– Distress Ink Pad and Re-inker, Distress Oxide Pad and Re-inker, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray, Paint and a fun Enamel Collector Pin— all of which are available at Paper Anthology NOW… order yours today!

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Take and Make Saturday!

Yes! You read that right! It’s Paper Anthology’s first Take and Make Saturday, this Saturday, October 3rd, 10-5. What’s a Take and Make? Well, it’s like a Make and Take, in that all of the parts and pieces are ready for you to assemble into an awesome card; but instead of doing that at the store, using shared supplies, you’ll take all the bits and pieces (plus complete instructions, of course) home and finish the card at your leisure. Thus: Take… and Make! This one features Blended Distress Inks in beautiful autumnal shades, over an amazingly textured background made with a terrific Spellbinders’ Cut and Emboss folder called “Delhi“. ps: Bag Ladies get double punches; all Sizzix dies are still 25% off and there is more new product in the store than we could list in one post, so c’mon In this Saturday!!!

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Elizabeth Craft (CUTE!) Critters

I used the Fox and Raccoon Dies with the Forest Accessories Set… (other dies in this series include: Lion/Tiger, Giraffe, Monkey, Owl, Chick, Cat, Dog, Whale, Jungle Leaves, Tree, Dog House and more!) …on Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock – Velvety to the touch with just a tad of surface texture. It is sturdy and porous, a unique cardstock that absorbs color and holds its shape without tearing. Added color with various Distress Inks, applied with Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes. The Sun is from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rainbow Die Set.  The MFT Clouds Stencil is currently on order, and will be back in stock soon!

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Sharing some cards

Last week, Paper Anthology held out first virtual crop:  Creation Staycation.  It was a week long event, with tons of challenges, trivia and Prizes.  I’m excited to say, it was a huge success, with over 300 challenge entries!  We had such a blast looking through everyone’s gorgeous creation! I thought I would share a few of my cards from the challenges:

This card was for the Monochrome Madness challenge.  Of course, I chose GREEN.  All dies used are from Dress My Crafts:


 

This card was for the Distress background challenge.  Lots of inky goodness with Ranger Distress inks and a fun flower die set from Taylored Expressions:

 

This card was for the one layer (CAS) challenge.  I used the Taylored Expressions square stencils for the background.  The beautiful flower image is from Penny Black .  All inks used, for blending and watercoloring are mini ink cubes from Taylored Expressions:

 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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One Layer Card:

The current challenge at Shopping out Stash is the dreaded one layer card ( That means everything on your card must be directly stamped, embossed, drawn, coloured etc. directly on your card base…no layers!!)  Well, about 4 months ago, I ordered a stamp set from Northwood’s Stamps, specifically to make a birthday card for my husband.  His Birthday is tomorrow.  I work best under pressure.   Super simple:  Watercolor paper card base.  Image stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink.  A soft wash of distress inks, then a light splatter.  Sentiment from Cat’s Life Press.  voilà  – 5 minute card!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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March Christmas Card Club

This month’s Christmas Card Club card was inspired by the girls over at Jingle Belles.  

While their “Hark the Hearald Angels Sing” challenge is over, I was inspired to use a beautiful musical notes background stamp from Impression Obsession.  The main image is from Stampendous – colored with copic markers.  The card is vintaged up with distress inks and glitzed up with some loose glitter, Nuvo drops and prills from US ArtQuest.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

 

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Quilty

Good morning everyone!  I’ve been playing with the Concord and 9th stamp set – Bits and Pieces to get some “Hi, How are you?” cards made for our Cards Pals group when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping our Stash – SOS 387 : inspired by quilting!  Well, this set has some bits and pieces that totally had me feeling quilty, so I pulled together a quick thank you card using distress inks and a great new word die from Hero Arts.  A little bit of faux stitching pulls everything together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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It’s a guy card!

Over and over again I hear how hard it is to create a guy card – very challenging,people say, not much stuff out there for masculine cards, they say… So when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping Our Stash  – “Happy Birthday Dude” I really thought about what would make a card personal for my husband.  We live in a lake house with wood virtually everywhere – wood paneling, wood floors, wood burning stove, 7 cords of wood stacked outside, you get the idea.  So, I knew wood had to be featured, and anyways, I really wanted to try the new Tim Holtz wood planks die and 3D embossing folder.  Now, my husband has this old flannel shirt that he wears ALL THE TIME, I mean he really loves this shirt   (and I love plaid and green)  so I decided to recreate the look for a background panel.  First I stamped the Altenew Buffalo check background stamp on moss green paper with Bluebird Archival ink, then I used one of the lines from the MFT Plaid Builder stamp set and alternated Prickly Pear and Peat Moss archival inks in between the Buffalo check..a touch of vintage photo distress ink to soften the edges and viola – an old plaid shirt.  The letters are die cut from Tim Holtz’ metallic kraft stock with the Sizzix Alphanumeric dies – 3/4″, then sanded roughly and inked with more vintage photo.  This was one of those rare times when the card ended up looking exactly like I saw it in my mind!


 

Thanks for stopping by and leave a message so I know you visited!

 

~elisabeth