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CCC: September Edition

The next meeting of Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club will take place this Friday, September 10th, from 5-9pm, see details below. We will be stenciling and ink blending to make this bold and beautiful card in traditional red and green, with plenty of fresh, bright white. There will be kits available, if you’re unable to attend; email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot or purchase your kit!

As promised, the details:

We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring this lovely ornament stamp from Hero Arts and dies from Sunny Studio. The cost is $25 and includes dinner.

This in-person event is limited to six fully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place, EMAIL elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. You’re welcome to wear a mask during class, but please be aware that your (fully vaccinated) fellow participants will not be. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated, and are taking care to keep surfaces and hands extra clean.

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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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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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NOT a Take and Make!

NOPE! This time you’re invited to our first on-site, in-person Make and Take in over a year!!! Stop by Paper Anthology between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, July 24th for a FREE Make and Take featuring Hero Arts’ Christmas Robins Stamps and Dies and Buffalo Check Pattern Bold Prints Background; part of Hero’s amazing holiday-themed ShopBox, which you can see while you’re here. Double punches for Bag Ladies; if you’re not currently in that group, consider purchasing a beautiful, reusable Paper Anthology Bag Lady Tote!

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July Christmas Card Club

When: Friday, July 23, 2021, 5-9pm

Where: Paper Anthology (yes, in person!)

Who: The first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (Please note that ONLY email requests will be taken; no phone calls, FB messages, etc. for this event.)

Why: Because making holiday cards in December, all by yourself, is so much less fun!

Please read all the details, below:

We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring Hero Arts’ “Holly Berries” stamps and dies from the new ShopBox release; and Penny Black’s awesome “Stitches of Love” dies. The price will be $25 and includes dinner.

As mentioned above, we’ll be keeping the size small, with just six fully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place,  EMAIL elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated and we’re 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.

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!

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Hero Arts ShopBox is Here!

Christmas in July has never been more exciting, thanks to the wonderful winter-themed Hero Arts ShopBox, which has just arrived at Paper Anthology! Please note that these products are only available for purchase IN STORE, but you can email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your favorites! Check out this short video showing the collection:

There are beautiful dies, like this three-part diorama, Looking Glass Winter Forest which lets you make a multi-layer forest landscape with just three easy cuts! Hero Arts never disappoints when it comes to stamps, of course; this sentiment is one of three that are featured in the Christmas Robins stamp set, shown in the top photo from Hero; there’s a coordinating die set available for the Robins, as well.

The Snowy Rooftops Old Prints stamp pairs beautifully with the Elegant Window fancy die; (just imagine HOW MANY ways you could use that window!) the “warm and cozy” sentiment comes from the Christmas Holidays Stamp and Cut set which features two large diecut greetings with shadows (“Happy Holidays” and Merry Christmas“) as well as thirteen smaller sentiments which can be used separately or together.

Slimline cards are still a huge trend and this Slimline Christmas and New Year Cover Plate die lets you make an effortless shaker card… plus… you’ve got those cut-out letters to arrange in any way you like on a second BONUS card!

There are lots more beautiful and useful items, including Holly Berries stamps and coordinating Holly Berries Frame Cuts Die Set

Christmas Rose stamps and coordinating Christmas Rose Frame Cuts Die Set

Beautiful Large Snowflakes and Swirls dies…

And a Buffalo Check Pattern Bold Prints Cover Stamp!

To see the entire collection, scroll back up watch the video reveal OR stop by Paper Anthology to see everything in person!

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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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Shaking Things Up

Here’s a brand new Christmas Card Club in a Kit: Shaker Ornaments contains everything you need to make four seasonal shaker cards– two of each design pictured. This kit features diecuts made with Hero Arts Cheer Ornament and Joy Ornament dies, cut from beautiful shimmery, metallic papers.  Everything has been pre-cut for you; the kit includes everything you need to put these cards together, as well as detailed instructions and full-color photos… just add adhesive!  (Scotch Foam Mounting Tape suggested to put shaker element together.)

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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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Hello, Hero!

Hero Arts Spring Catalog will be unveiled later this month, but meanwhile, a selection of pre-release items called “Shopbox 2021” arrived at Paper Anthology over the weekend, and here are some photos! (PS: The brand new Catherine Pooler “Date Night” inks are on their way and you are going to looooove them!)

These products will be available on the PA website next week, but in the meantime, you can call or email Elisabeth to reserve any “must have” items!

The collection includes the Flower Power Stamps and Framecuts from the Unity Collection; Hummingbird Color Layering Stamps and Framecuts; a super-useful Oval Foliage Fancy Die…

…amazing NYC-centric City Heroscapes Stamps and coordinating Framecuts…

…Beautiful Floral and City Windows A2-sized background stamps (which stand alone, but also can coordinate with Hero’s various Peek-a-Boo dies);

…as well as the Love You Stamp and Cut XL set, Sun and Waves Frame Fancy Dies and the Thank You So So So So So Much Cover Die for which Elisabeth made this awesome card!