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Monday Was a FUN-day!

The second day of creative classes at the Winter edition of the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium included a class from Impression Obsession in which we made a beautiful set of landscape-inspired mini slimline cards (photo above); and some EGGS-tra special Easter greetings in a class from LDRS Designs (photo below); HOW CUTE are those chicks?!

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October Make and Take

Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 5pm, stop by Paper Anthology and take a little time for this FREE Make and Take! Featuring Impression Obsession’s World with Octobers and Fall Strips Cover All stamps, this lovely and whimsical card could be sent to literally anyone, or make the perfect centerpiece for your autumn decor. Bag ladies, bring your bags for double punches. Not a bag lady? Purchase a beautiful, green jute, reusable, eco-friendly, Paper Anthology Bag Lady Bag and join the club!

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Christmas, Halloween and (More!) Christmas

It’s hard to remember a year with SO MANY beautiful Halloween and Christmas products to look forward to; literally every company attending the Collins Virtual Retailers Symposium has brought their A-Game! Not only will all of the beautiful Spellbinders dies (including the Kaleidoscope Ornaments!) above be coming to PA, you miiiight just be seeing them in an upcoming class!

Impression Obsession have some creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Halloween items (seriously have you ever seen such CUTE spiders?!) and some truly lovely things- including beautiful longer sentiments- for winter and Christmas.

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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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It’s Take and Make Saturday (Weather Permitting)

Let’s all stop for a moment and pretend it’s SPRING! Stop by Paper Anthology this Saturday, February 20th, between 10am and 5pm and grab your FREE Take and Make kit to make this beautiful, vibrant card. While you’re here, check out fabulous new arrivals from Dare 2B Artzy, Hero Arts, Spellbinders and more! (Please Note: During and after bad weather it is *ALWAYS* a good idea to check the Paper Anthology FaceBook page or Instagram account for weather updates; OR call the store at (973)927-1210 before you set out! )

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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.

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NEW Class in a Kit: Homespun Holidays

This three card Class in a Kit is called Homespun Holidays and has a strong winter/seasonal theme, rather than focusing on a particular holiday. All of the stamping (the sentiments are Hero Arts’ Comfort and Joy Clear Stamps) and diecutting (including Sunny Studios’ Warm and Cozy set) has been done for you; and a detailed set of instructions, with individual photos of each card, is provided. You’ll need only basic cardmaking tools and a few adhesives to finish these three sweet and cozy cards. The hardest part might well be deciding which friends to send them to!

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Take and Make Saturday!

What’s purple and orange and spooky-cuuuute all over? The latest Take and Make Saturday at Paper Anthology, This SATURDAY, 10.24.20! So What’s a Take and Make? Well, it’s pretty much exactly like a Make and Take… because 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 Halloween stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, and is just the thing to send to your favorite Ghoul or Boy, so stop in this Saturday and get your free Take and Make!

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The “Obsession” Becomes Literal…

Impression Obsession has always been a well-loved brand at Paper Anthology, but this season they’ve really outdone themselves. Of course there are some terrific single stamps (like Mountain View, featured in the card above) and a line of autumn and winter Serendipity Stamps that will be lots of fun to color. But today’s post focuses on IO’s unique and innovative line of Slimline-sized stamps with nature-inspired designs that can be used on their own or combined to make beautiful scenes.

The series is called Slim Scenes, but of course these stamps could be used with amazing effect on ANY size of card! But they were designed especially for the very hot slimline card size, so they’re quite large (measuring 8.25″ in length) and you’ll find a full-sized stamp platform, like the Regular Hero MISTI, very helpful for making a good impression. Many designs feature several stamps, including Mountain Layers, Treeline Layers, Hillside Duo, Treeline Duo, Town Duo (see the sample, below) others, like Snowy Night, Cloudy Sky and Norway Spruce are singles. The Winter Greetings Sentiment Set coordinates with all of them; and dies like Pinkfresh Studios Slim Edgers and Slim Stitched Rectangles are also very complementary.

Need more inspiration? Every individual listing has at least one beautiful card made by the Impression Obsession design team! Click any of the links above and then checkout the thumbnails below the main listing!