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Pressed Posies Online Class from Spellbinders

Paper Anthology is excited to be an official Local Retailer who can sign you up for an exclusive Pressed Posies BetterPress Online Class from Spellbinders! Complete details are below (and in the Spellbinders video above!) but the most important things to know are a couple of crucial dates: the class will take place on January 12, 2024 at 4pm Pacific Time (that’s 7pm here in the East) and you must reserve your spot by emailing elisabeth@paperanthology no later than November 26, 2023!

The Spellbinders’ BetterPress System is simple (and fun!) to use, but there are tons of wonderful techniques and tips that the makers of this system are excited to share as you create together in this class. Perfect for both a crafting newbie or a BetterPress fanatic, you will love creating these beautiful BetterPress cards and learning how to combine BetterPress products with Spellbinders’ new Sealed Collection of wax, seals and coordinating dies.

Note that you’ll be taking this class online at home, so you’ll need to have the BetterPress Letterpress System by Spellbinders as well as the exclusive Class Kit, which is included in the price of the class and will arrive at Paper Anthology in early December with plenty of time for us to ship to you, OR for local customers to pick up. You’ll also need a computer with internet access; after sign-up you’ll be given a password for the class’ private FaceBook Group. Note that the class will be archived so that you can watch it later, if the original timeframe doesn’t work for you; or watch it again to review any of the techniques. The class is expected to take approximately two hours.

The cost is $55 and includes some truly lovely new products from Spellbinders, which you’ll receive before they are released to the public! (See below)

Paper Anthology already has in-stock the Spellbinders “Sealed” Starter Kit, which is optional for the class, though if you do not currently have a way to melt wax beads, it’s a nice set that will make the process even easier! Our stock of lovely new Spellbinders’ Sealed Collection of seals, wax beads, and accessories is now available online and in-store as well. We will also be carrying two exclusive (optional!) Add-Ons which coordinate with the products used in The Class Kit: these consist of the Cosmos Add-On Bundle and the Gold Sparkle Add-on Bundle both of which are pictured below.

Remember that in order to participate in the class, you must email no later than November 26th so sign up today!

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Drumroll, Please…

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Paper Anthology World Cardmaking Weekend Crop, an event so popular, we managed to crash FaceBook with the sheer awesomeness of our cards!!! (Just kidding, but extra thanks to everyone who persevered, linked up, and left amazing comments in the face of last week’s historic FB glitches!)

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Challenge Winners!

Since every entry was amazing and wonderful, we’ve randomly chosen one winner from each challenge:

  • 1.  Acorns and Pinecones: Tess Phillps
  • 2. Gift Card Holder: Shari Carter
  • 3. Just Dies: Merry Firschein
  • 4.Clean and Simple: Louise Coviello
  • 5. Sketch: Dottie Stoffers
  • 6. Inky Background: Deb Steckler
  • 7. Monochromatic: Linda Rubarski
  • 8. Black and Orange:  Barbara Dondero
  • 9. Gift Box: Michelle DeSaro
  • 10. Tic Tac Toe: Brenda Buckley

And our Grand Prize Winner is… Brigette Norcross!!!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, your prizes can be picked up at the store, or added to any online order. And once again a giant THANK YOU to everyone who took part and made it the best WCD Weekend ever!

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3-in-1 Giftbox Tutorial

If you’re feeling stumped by the Gift Bag or Box challenge in the WCD Online Crop we’ve been hosting on the Paper Anthology Facebook Page, or maybe you just happen to need a clever and appealing little gift box? Either way, Elisabeth’s video will help you create a fabulous little project using nothing but four (12×12) sheets of cardstock, one sheet of patterned paper, adhesive and a scoring tool! The measurements for every element you’ll need are below. When you’re ready to roll, click the “play” button and craft along with Elisabeth!

3-in-1 Gift Box

Cardstock Base:

8 1/4” x 6 5/8” – score all sides at 1 ¾”

Patterned paper for base:

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 4 ½”

· 4 pieces – 1 ½” x 2 7/8”

Cardstock Lid:

6 ¾” x 5 1/8” – Score all sides at 1” using a shim.

Patterned paper for lid:

· 1 piece – 4 5/8” x 3”

· 2 pieces – 4 5/8” x ¾”

· 2 pieces – 3” x ¾”

Cardstock Boxes:

6 ½” x 6” (3 pieces)

-score short side at 1 ½” and 4 ½”

-score long side at ½”, 2”, 3 ½” and 5”

Patterned paper for boxes:

· 9 pieces – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”

· 6 pieces – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”

Lining for bottom of box:

2 7/8” x 4 3/8”

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Come Crop with Us!

Saturday (October 2nd) is World Cardmaking Day, but we’ll be celebrating all weekend long on the Paper Anthology Facebook Page with TEN (10!) inspiring challenges, trivia, quizzes, Zoom chats and there *might* even be a few prizes… if you like that sorta thing? We kickoff at 10am on Friday, and run through Sunday afternoon, but don’t worry you’ll have some extra time afterwards to complete and post your cards or layouts. Whether you live right around the corner or are half a world away, we’d love for you to celebrate World Cardmaking Day with us this weekend!

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Creation Inspiration Weekend

The next Paper Anthology Online Crop is called Creation Inspiration Weekend and you’re invited! It will take place this Friday- Sunday, February 26th-28th, on the Paper Anthology FaceBook Page. We’ll have *TEN* brand new challenges, use them to jumpstart your creativity and maybe win some awesome prizes packs! Help us make the shortest month of 2021 the most inspiring so far!