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Make and Take Saturday: 4/30/22

Stop by Paper Anthology this Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 5pm, and take a little time for this FREE Make and Take! Featuring Spring Array and Playful Plaid Background from Taylored Expressions, with an LDRS sentiment, this little beauty will most definitely bring a smile to the face of anyone to whom you’d care to send it. 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!

Be A Bag Lady!!!
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What’s New, Pussycat?

It’s that time of year, the dozens of orders for Spring and Summer merchandise placed at the Collins Show have started to find their way to Paper Anthology! Check out the slide show on the front page of the website for highlights of things that have already arrived, including: brand new, amazing gems from Buttons Galore; gorgeous spring paper from Echo Park; new Spellbinders dies, stamps and foils; as well as fab new items from Pinkfresh Studio and Art Impressions. Coming soon: lots of goodies from AlteNew, Stampendous, LDRS Creative, Avery Elle and Hero Arts. Stay tuned for more photos and updates!

The only problem with all this fabulous NEW STUFF is we definitely need to make some space to put it… hmmmmmmmmmm… (Stay tuned, guys, there might just be a *SALE* on the way?!)

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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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NEW Class in a Kit!

Lots of Love is Paper Anthology’s newest Class in a Kit. With it, you’ll make a lovely, botanically themed, three card set featuring images from LDRS Designs, Taylored Expressions and Gerda Steiner Designs, stamped on Northwoods watercolor paper and colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, or your favorite coloring medium. Full step by step instructions with color photos are included. The price is $22, just click the link to go to the Lots of Love product page.

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New Class: Autumn Sampler

Just in case your Monday needs a little more Mojo, check out the brand new class just added to the Paper Anthology calendar: Autumn Sampler! Join Elisabeth for this inspiring class featuring three styles of Fall cards: a classic, elegant card (with a really cool embossing technique); a rustic card featuring Wendy Vecchi Autumn Greetings stamps and a fabulous inky background technique; plus a fun, simple card featuring stamps from LDRS and paper from Doodlebug Designs’ Pumpkin Spice Collection.

Dates available: Thursday, October 7th, 6-9pm; Wednesday, October 27th 6-9pm; Sunday, November 7th, 11am-2pm. Cost is $22. To reserve your spot, email elisabeth@paperanthology.com with your choice of date.

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Stock Up for the Long Weekend!

Paper Anthology will be CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, September 4th and 5th, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend; so why not stop by on Thursday or Friday night (9/2 or 9/3) between 5 and 9 pm, to check out all of the fabulous new product just in from Sunny Studio, LDRS, Pinkfresh, and Dare 2B Artzy, Photoplay, Spellbinders and more! There are stamps and dies galore, not to mention several amazing brand new paper collections. And YES… there are plenty of wonderful holiday items, because as every papercrafter knows, it’s literally NEVER too early to start making Christmas cards! (PS to our fellow Lawn Fawnatics: we’ll have the new collection in store on the day it’s released– Thursday, September 16th!)

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The Return of Christmas Card Club?

Would you like to meet up at Paper Anthology for a brand new, IN PERSON edition of Christmas Card Club; the first in over a year? If so, please read this post CAREFULLY to the very end, there are some new and important CoVid-related details!!!

Some things are the same as they always were: We’ll each be making five cards from one design (pictured above) featuring LDRS’ “Snow Deer to Me” stamps and dies, Dare 2B Artzy’s “Snow Much Fun” collection and a cool new technique for making “snow transparency”. The price will be $25 and includes dinner. The date will be Friday, June 25th, 5pm-9pm.

Some things are NEWso this is the part to read carefully: We will be limiting this event to the first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING elisabeth@paperanthology.com AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (To give everyone equal footing, ONLY email requests will be taken at this time; no phone calls, FaceBook messages, etc. for this particular event.)

BUT don’t worry: 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!

We are excited about easing back to in person events and classes, and our first priority is the safety and peace of mind of all concerned. We will NOT be wearing masks or requiring class members to do so, but please note that all Paper Anthology staff members (Elisabeth, Shari, Betty and Lauren) are fully vaccinated and we’re still 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.

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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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Coming Soon(ish) from LDRS

The Collins Virtual Show continues at a lightning pace! In addition to all of the awesome classes and Make & Takes there’s an event called “Sample Making Frenzy” which absolutely lives up to its name. Plus there are MANY orders being written up for brand new products that will start shipping at the end of February and continue rolling in to the store throughout March and April. LDRS is strong with products for both A2 cards and slimline; in fact many of their designs work beautifully for BOTH. Gorgeous florals, handwritten sentiments, cute characters and amazing dies… every element in this photo will be coming to Paper Anthology this Spring, so stay tuned!