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Holiday Jumpstart: Sparkle (with Die Set!)

Holiday Jumpstart: Sparkle is our May holiday card kit, which features (and INCLUDES) Hero Arts’ Ornament Fancy Dies, a seven-die set that’s so useful and versatile, we predict you’ll be using it for years to come!

Paper Anthology’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Sparkle” based on the sentiment AND because the ornaments feature three bold, bright shades of Non-Shed Glitter Paper, as well as silver metallic cardstock for hangers and sentiments. This kit is available for $43 in-store and online; CLICK HERE to go directly to the product page. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you have time to pick it up.

Don’t we all adore the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December? But sometimes it’s hard to be inspired during the “off-season”. Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a wonderful solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s an additional, self-paced option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, detailed and colorful cards, including complete written instructions (not pictured, but included!) and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

    • Hero Arts’ Ornament Fancy Die Set
    • Five pre-embossed evergreen background panels, with rounded corners
    • Five pre-diecut silver metallic “Sparkle” sentiments
    • Enough cardstock and glitter paper to create the three layered ornaments as pictured for all five cards
    • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet with large color photo
    • Five white A2 cards
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Box O’Cards: New Slimline Card Set Class

Join Elisabeth for this slimline box set class.  We’ll be putting together a box that’s perfectly sized to fit slimline cards; then we’ll create three slimline birthday cards (envelopes provided) to go inside. The class will be customizable as each person will receive their own paper pad from Spellbinders, so you can pick and choose what papers will adorn your box and cards! Diecuts featured from Hero Arts, Penny Black and LDRS Designs; we’ll even get to play with Spellbinders Sealed Collection of wax seals!

Cost is $34 and payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, February 29th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 14th: 6pm – 9pm; or Saturday, March 23rd: 12pm – 3pm. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Students are requested to bring their basic class kits.

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Hero Arts 2024 Spring ShopBox is HERE!

An exclusive collection of products from the Hero Arts Spring 2024 ShopBox is now available in-store at Paper Anthology. These twice yearly ShopBox collections are Hero Arts’ way to support independent papercrafting retailers like us! This advance selection of brand new products are only available in a select group of small, brick and mortar (like Paper Anthology) and won’t be available on-line or anywhere else for the next couple of weeks. So stop by soon and check out the complete selection. Meanwhile if you see a “must-have” feel free to email elisabeth@paperanthology so we can set it aside for you!

There are some gorgeous new dies (including one with a separate set of coordinating layering stencils!); new Infinity Dies; a fabulous new Stamp & Cut sentiment set; Stamp and Die Bundles featuring lots of flowers and adorable bunnies for Spring; a beautiful red rubber Bold Prints background cling; stand-alone dies and stencils: gorgeous Hero Transfers and more! Stop by to see them all in person and say Happy New Year!

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New Class: Hero Holidays

Join Elisabeth for this four card Holiday class featuring Hero Arts 2023 Holiday release.  We’ll be playing with dies, stencils, embossing, inks and sprays!  Beautiful color combinations and just the right touch of shimmer make these cards stand out!  (And that poinsettia die is just gorgeous!)  

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com today to reserve your spot! Dates available: Friday, December 1st: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, December 9th: 12pm- 3 pm; Thursday, December 14th: 6pm – 9pm.

Cost is $28 payable by cash or check only; students are requested to please bring your basic class kit.

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Fall Finery: New Class!

Join Elisabeth for this fall festival of cards, chock full of the colors and sights of autumn! First, we’ll  create beautiful vellum leaves with Hero Arts dies and an amazing stamped wood background.  We’ll move on to a shaker card featuring a Memory Box die and a Hero Arts background stamp, and finally a gorgeous fall tree line, courtesy of Penny Black, a MISTI and a clever multiple-impression stamping technique you will love learning… and use ever after!  Sentiments from Hero Arts, as well as embellishments from Buttons Galore and more will be used for the finishing touches.  

Please bring your basic class kit with all the usual adhesives, as well as a watercolor brush. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only.

Dates Available: Thursday, Oct. 5th: 6pm – 9 pm; Saturday, Oct. 21st: 12 pm – 3 pm or Friday, Nov. 17th: 6 pm – 9 pm.

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New Class: Vintage Hues

Join Elisabeth for this six (6!) card class featuring beautiful Vintage Hues Transparencies from Stamp-On-It.  Always a popular class, these transparencies, paired with glitter film, make for a stunning focal point to your cards!  (The picture never does these cards justice; stop in to see the class samples live – trust me, you’ll want to make your own set!)  Paired with beautiful patterned paper, with Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn sentiments, you’ll whip up this six card set in no time.

Students are requested to bring their basic kit – make sure you have scissors and liquid adhesive, like Nuvo or UltraBond.

Cost is $32; payable by cash or personal check. Dates available: Thursday, May 4th: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, May 20th: 12pm – 3pm; Friday, June 2nd: 6pm – 9pm. Space is limited to the amount of supplies available, so be sure to email elisabeth@paperanthology.com ASAP to reserve your spot!

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New Class: Best Buds

Join Elisabeth for this three card class featuring some of the new products from the fabulous Hero Arts spring release! Techniques including multi-step stamping, water-reactive background, heat embossing and Copic coloring are featured on these floral cards that are perfect to send to YOUR best bud!

Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot; dates are listed below.

Please bring your basic class kit (the full list of basic kit items is on the righthand side of the Class Page); a paper trimmer and a regular size MISTI if you have one (there will be MISTIS to share for those who do not have one.)

Cost: $24.00; to be paid in cash or by personal check. Dates available: Thursday, March 23rd: 6pm – 9pm; Friday, April 21st: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, April 29th: 12pm – 3pm. A reminder that all students will receive a 10% discount on their entire Class Day purchase!

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3-11-23: Make and Take Saturday

This gorgeous card will be our FREE Make and Take at Paper Anthology, this coming Saturday, March 11, 2023. Stop by any time during opening hours (10am to 5pm) and learn how to blend Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly on Penny Black’s beautiful “The Unfolding” stamp, add a Hero Arts sentiment, and set the whole thing off with Honey Bee’s brand new Wood Frame Builder… a super-cool die set we can’t wait to show off.

Bag ladies, be sure to bring your bags for double punches. Not a Bag Lady? Purchase one of our stylish and practical Paper Anthology Bag Lady Jute Totes and you’re automatically qualified!

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Hero Arts’ ShopBox is HERE!

The first big arrival of the New Year is Hero Arts’ Spring 2023 ShopBox and it’s on sale in-store at Paper Anthology starting today, Tuesday, January 3rd. This brand new and very inspiring Hero Arts’ collection features all of our favorite Hero staples: color layering stamps, layered stencil sets, big beautiful 6×6 backgrounds, lots of floral dies, a brand new (very cool!) set of Looking Glass Dies and some utterly gorgeous transfers that we can’t wait to use! Some of these items will go FAST, so you’ll want to stop by the store ASAP… we cannot sell any of these items online until January 19th!

If you’re not familiar with Hero Arts’ ShopBox, it’s a program they’ve devised specifically to support small, independent, brick-and-mortar papercrafting stores like Paper Anthology. This curated collection is ONLY available in-store for the first two weeks, NONE of the online stores or big chains can sell these items until January 19th. We really appreciate the way that Hero Arts is helping smaller stores compete, and we hope you’ll help us thank them by choosing a few of your favorite items to purchase.

This collection includes: Lily of the Valley, Bee Florals Window and Daffodil Fancy Dies; Poppy Field and Burlap 6×6 Bold Prints Stamps; Looking Glass Greenhouse Die Set; Color Layering Wonderful Day and Bee Floral Stencil Sets; Honeycomb Hot Foil Plate; Bees & Florals Rub-on Decals; Friendly Messages, Wisteria HeroScapes and Wonderful Day Stamp and Die Bundles. Scroll through these lovely images from Hero Arts, but really… you should stop by Paper Anthology and see these sets in person!

A reminder that we’ll be closing today at 3pm (Tuesday 1/2/23) but after this, barring unforeseen incidents or bad weather, we’ll be back to regular store hours: Mondays 10-2; Tuesdays 10-5; Thursday and Friday Evenings from 5-9pm and Saturdays 10-5. We look forward to seeing you!

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CCC: October Edition

Join Elisabeth for another edition of Christmas Card Club!  The card is inspired by a birthday card Elisabeth received from Beverly Rowan – a super-sophisticated, yet fantastically simple stand-up card that folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope. Lawn Fawn stamps and dies from Hero Arts and Penny Black are featured.

This edition will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 5 – 9 pm. Cost is $26 and includes dinner. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place. Participants are requested to bring their basic kit and a little bit of holiday spirit! All the paper, embellishments and supplies you’ll need to make five cards of this design will be prepared; all you have to do is show up and assemble them. It’s a fun way to enjoy a crafty night out and get a jump on holiday card production. New members are always welcome, but space is limited, so email Elisabeth today!   

(Please note that while the meeting starts at 5pm, you do not have to arrive by 5pm – you should be able to complete all five cards, even if you can’t arrive until later.)