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One Stamp Set, Three Ways (New Class)

Join Elisabeth for for a brand new take on the always-popular “One Stamp Set, Three Ways” class format.  We’ll create three cards with very different looks, using the exact same stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps; with the help of some lovely dies from Penny Black and Sunny Studio!  Stencils, painting, embossing – this class has a bit of everything!

Dates available: Friday, January 19th: 6pm – 9 pm; Thursday, February 8th: 6pm- 9 pm; Saturday, February 24th: 12pm –3pm. Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Please email to reserve your spot!

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Holiday Jumpstart: Bells Are Ringing (Card Kit with Dies)

August’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except ink and adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Bells Are Ringing” and includes Honey Bee’s Layering Holiday Bells die set, which we think you’ll get plenty of use out of in future holiday cardmaking! Kits are available in-store and online for $38. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping.

Everyone probably loves the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but honestly, it can be difficult 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 option that works entirely on your schedule.

This kit contains:

    • Honey Bee’s Layering Holiday Bells die set;
    • Enough light pink, dark pink, silver, gold and white glitter cardstock to make five pairs of layered bell diecuts with bow accents;
    • Five A2 white card bases;
    • Five 5.25 x 4″ pierced cardstock background panels with assorted washi tape accent strips;
    • Five pre-cut sheet music ovals with gold cardstock oval mats;
    • Five pre-cut “Noel” sentiments;
    • Five deep evergreen and five pale juniper branches;
    • Five white half-pearl accents
    • Complete, detailed instructions and large full color photo

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SHELL-ebration! (New Class)

Join Lauren for a new three-card class that’s BEACHY keen! We’ll color images from Honey Bee’s Seashells stamp set with Distress Watercolor Pencils (wait until you try them!); and add sentiments from Honey Bee’s Flippin’ Fabulous set. Make a splash with papers from Photoplay’s Beach Vibes collection, fall in love again with old-school round eyelets when paired with May Arts Burlap String, then finish off with colorful diecut foliage and golden sequins. The only question is, will you send these sunkissed cards to your favorite folk, or be SHELLFISH and keep them?

Students are requested to bring their basic kit including all the recommended adhesives (complete list is on the righthand sidebar of the Class and Calendar pages); as well as a fine-tipped waterbrush if they have one.

Cost is $24 payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Monday, April 24th, 11am to 2pm; Saturday, May 6th, 12-3pm; or Friday, May 19th, 6-9pm. Please email to reserve your spot.

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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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“Are We There Yet” Five Card Kit, Now Available

If you thought Lauren’s fun-fueled FIVE Car(d) and a Folder Class sounded great, but you’re too far (or too busy) to attend, we’ve got the perfect solution: Here it is, as a Paper Anthology Class in a Kit! The kit features the same fabulous ingredients you’d be using in class… just in a more portable format.

This kit contains:

  • Five stamped and diecut Classic Cars from Honey Bee’s “Car Show” stamp set (1967 Chevy Malibu, 1956 Bel Air, 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, 1932 Ford Model A and 1960 Chevy Nova)
  • Five 4 x 5.25″ patterned paper background panels
  • All of the pre-cut collage panels for each card, with washi tape applied
  • Five pre-stamped sentiments, from Honey Bee’s “You’re a Classic” set, ready to be trimmed into flags
  • Five white folded A2 cards
  • One pre-cut, scored and folded presentation folder (just add adhesive!)
  • Pre-stamped panel, mat, heart and seambinding for front of folder, ready to assemble
  • Full color photos
  • Complete step-by-step written instructions

You’ll color the cars using your favorite coloring tools, assemble the pre-cut pieces into simple collages with the photos to guide you, and add the sentiments to complete each card. You’ll use pre-stamped and diecut pieces to decorate the presentation folder. The only problem will be deciding whether to send the cards to five different friends… give them as a set to one special person, or… keep them for yourself!

“Are We There Yet?” kits are in-store and online now!

Meanwhile, if you DO live nearby, there are still a few spots in the March 6th, March 18th and March 24th classes, so email to reserve a spot!

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NEW Five Card Class: Are We There Yet?

Rev up your engine and race to join Lauren for this fun-fueled FIVE Car(d) Class featuring Honey Bee’s Car Show Stamps and Dies. We’ll color the cars, add them to simple collages of pre-cut map and patterned paper shapes, add washi tape, then construct the easiest ever presentation folder (seriously, it’s two score lines and one cut!) to hold them. The only problem will be deciding whether to send the cards to five different friends… give them as a set to one special person, or… keep them for ourselves! 

Dates available: Monday, 3/6 from 11-2; Saturday, 3/18 from 12-3; or Friday, 3/24 from 6-9. Cost is $32. Email to reserve your spot. Please bring your basic kit, with all the usual adhesives, including foam tape or dimensionals and a fine-tipped clear-drying liquid adhesive.

A reminder that all students receive a 10% discount on ALL items purchased on class days!

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Got Washi?

This week’s challenge at Shopping our stash is “Washi, Washi, Washi!  While I don’t have a stash quite like Lauren’s, I was able to pull together a nice collection for this nature inspired, fall hued card.  While Washi tape is the focal point here, I couldn’t resist a bit of stamping.  I used The Concord and 9th set-Just Because and added a tree ring stamp from the Honey Bee stamp set – Hello Gorgeous!  Inks used are Archival ink (potting soil, of course)  and Wendy Vecchi blendable dye inks -stamped and watercolored. (orange blossom, sunflower, acorn and fern green).  Be proud of me – I’ve kept that cactus alive for almost a month now!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Playing with Honey Bee

This weeks challenge at Shopping our stash, SOS381,   is to create a card inspired by a food or beverage label.  So I went in my pantry and this box jumped out at me:



Probably because I really wanted some biscuits, or more precisely, biscuits and gravy, but I digress..

The layout and the color scheme caught my eye and I was ready to roll!  Here’s what I came up with:


The stamps are from a Honey Bee stamp set that I’ve been itching to get inky.  The image is colored in with Polychromos pencils with just a touch of sponged squeezed lemonade distress ink to soften things up a bit.

Now I’m off to work on the Christmas Card swap!


thanks for stopping by!