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NEW Lawn Fawn (& more!)

Lawn Fawn’s Spring 2021 release has arrived at Paper Anthology, with all of the adorable critters you could wish for (I Like You Alotl*, Bubbles of Joy, Virtual Friends aka Zoom Critters, Tiny Friends) not to mention plenty of sentiments (Celebration Scripty Sayings Stamps, Long Distance Hugs, Scripty Bubble Sentiments Stamps and Dies, new Thinking of You and Hugs & Kisses Line Border Dies) Magic Messages stamps and dies designed to fit the Magic Iris, a new interactive Swish n’ Pop Pull Tab die set; Super-useful Oliver’s Stitched ABC and 123 Dies; as well as Lawn Cuts Dies: Outside In Stitched Sun, LadyBug and Leaf , Sunburst Backdrop, and Build A Basket Easter!

There’s an amazing selection of new papers for Spring, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day, as well. Photoplay’s Baskets of Bunnies, Fern and Willard, Little Boys Have Big Adventures, and Lucky Charm; Echo Park’s Welcome Easter; Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Remix, and Dare 2B Artzy’s Home Grown, All the Buzz and more!

*The Axolotl, or Mexican Walking Fish, is technically an amphibian; but YES, it’s a real creature and YES, it really looks like that! Check out Wikipedia if you think we’re making this up! :)

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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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A Few of the Highlights…

…from Monday’s classes at The Collins Virtual Trade Show. Amazing new dies from Spellbinders, plus some excellent techniques for using inks with diecuts.

HOW CUTE are those cookies?! (Sugar free and very High Fiber lol!) The box die can be used with or without the window and is sized perfectly for a gift card.

Some amazing new slim line products will be coming from Spellbinders, as well.

As always, Lawn Fawn are unbeatable for both adorable characters AND their easy-to-use mechanicals! Some super sweet new sets on the way to support your existing Shutter Card, Slider and Magic Iris sets!

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Customer Spotlight: Michelle DeSaro

We absolutely *LOVE* seeing what our friends are making, and during the Paper Anthology 9th Anniversary Celebration we were treated to a huge helping of incredible eye candy! (Visit the PA FaceBook Page and scroll back a bit to see for yourself!) Michelle DeSaro made some especially inspiring cards; including this amazing cross-stitched Christmas! (Because YES, she really did stamp, diecut and hand stitch that entire jaw-dropping A2-sized Taylored Expressions Buffalo Plaid background!)

This stunning autumnal card has it all: beautiful coloring, just the right amount of inking, and fabulous composition. (Just look at those Sunny Studios Pretty Pumpkins perfectly placed in the “V” of the pennant!)

How lovely is the soft hand-drawn effect attained with Art Impressions’ Watercolor Clay Pot Set? And then the card is finished with elegant details like the punched and rounded corners.

You really need to look at this lovely Christmas card to see how many elements have been cleverly layered: a two-color wreath with sentiment stamped on top; layered onto a doily, with a velvet bow; all of which perfectly match the softly patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, with inked and faux stitched edges.

The mice from Lawn Fawn’s A Creature Was Stirring set are always adorable, but Michelle has made them even cuter by coloring them perfectly and then added plenty of diecut accessories to surround the window on this super-sweet shaker card.

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Driving Home for the Holidays

Leave it to Lawn Fawn: not only did they make an adorable set called Car Critters, which features bears who drive; they also configured it to work with the Reveal Wheel system courtesy of a windshield-shaped Reveal Wheel Add-On Die. And then… they made a Christmas Add-On Stamp Set with super-cute reindeer at the wheel!

Lauren used the MISTI to position and stamp all of the images on one layer of card stock. First the car, then the deer, then the antlers. Each element was given a “basecoat” of its lightest color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and shading added with colored pencils. There are, of course, coordinating Christmas Car Critter Dies, but in this case the image was fussycut right at the outlines.

Lauren used older dies, punches and patterned paper to make a landscape, but there are lots of options for making a scene, like Dare 2B Artzy’s Curve Slimline Border Dies which has several styles of hills, plus clouds and more; Sunny Studios’ Comic Strip Everyday Die Set, Taylored Expressions’ Grassy Hills or Hero Arts’ Winter Pines. Or pair up with other Lawn Fawn sets, such as All the Clouds, Snow Globe Scenes, Meadow Backdrop. Alternatively, you could choose the low-maintenance option of landscape-inspired pattered paper like Dare 2B Artzy’s Snow Much Fun or Ciao Bella’s Northern Lights.

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What’s *NEW* at Paper Anthology?

Lawn Fawn goodies galore! New Fall and Holiday stamp sets, (including Creatures Who ARE Stirring… only LF could come up with irresistible mice who love to bake, right?!) new Lawn Cuts die sets; plus new accessories for their popular Shutter, Reveal Wheel and Magic Iris (you have to see the Camera!) series.

Bounty from Concord & 9th! Beautiful new Background Stamp Sets, more of their unique and clever Turnabout Stamp Sets, plus super-useful holiday stamps and dies.

Brand new Impression Obsession! New hybrid ink colors, Fall and Holiday themed stamps, and LOTS of great new stamps sized for Slimline, but useful for ANY size card. Beautiful landscape elements like Mountains, Tree Lines, Hillsides, Snow, Clouds and more; each works wonderfully on its own, or you can use them together to Make a Scene… in a good way!

Glitter lovers rejoice! We’ve got twenty (20!!!) new colors of 8.5 x 11″ Non-shed Glitter Paper. Featuring a wide range of colors and several different scales, it’s not just 100% mess-free but DIECUTTABLE, too!

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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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Coming Soon!

The Collins Virtual Show was a delightful and inspiring blur, full of new ideas, products and projects. Orders have been placed with Hero Arts, LDRS Designs, Graphic 45, Picket Fence Studios, Impression Obsession, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, PhotoPlay and Dare 2B Artzy; stay tuned for sneak peeks of all the goodness coming soon to Paper Anthology!

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Class update!

Hi Everyone, for all of you that have been waiting patiently for pictures of Shari’s classes, I just want you to know it was definitely worth the wait!

 

Valentines Card and Treat class:

 

 

Join Shari for this adorable Valentine’s class featuring 2 cards and 2 treat containers!  Featuring stamps and dies from Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn – they’ll be the perfect little gifts for your Valentine!

Supplies:  Please bring your basic class kit.

Instructor:  Shari

Cost:  $22

Dates Offered:

Monday, 1/28/19:  6-9

Saturday, 2/2/19:  12-3

Monday, 2/4/19:  6-9

 

Boxed Card Set:

 

 

Join Shari to create this lovely A2 card set with box – makes a lovely gift!  She’s featuring a beautiful stamp set from Altenew, nestled in pastel spring colors,  and you’ll learn how to create the perfect sized box – no dies involved!

Supplies:  Please bring your basic class kit, a scorepal and bone folder.

Instructor: Shari

Cost: $25

Dates Offered:

Wednesday, 1/23/19: 6-9

Saturday, 2/16/19: 12-3

Monday, 2/25/19:  6-9