Who: The first six fully vaccinated Paper Anthologists who reserve their spots by EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org AND including a photo of their vaccination card. (Please note that ONLY email requests will be taken; no phone calls, FB messages, etc. for this event.)
Why: Because making holiday cards in December, all by yourself, is so much less fun!
Please read all the details, below:
We’ll each be making five cards of one design (pictured above) featuring Hero Arts’ “Holly Berries” stamps and dies from the new ShopBox release; and Penny Black’s awesome “Stitches of Love” dies. The price will be $25 and includes dinner.
As mentioned above, we’ll be keeping the size small, with just sixfully vaccinated participants. To reserve your place, EMAIL email@example.com AND include a photo of your vaccination card. Please note that all Paper Anthology staff members are fully vaccinated and we’re 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.
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!
This beautiful card features an image, sentiment and die from Taylored Expressions Cottontail Wishes Stamp and Die Combo, which cleverly includes five other, non-seasonal greetings (Miss You, Happy Everything, Hello There, Celebrating You and Welcome Little One) so that you can use it all through the year, for everything from birthdays to babies to “just because” cards! The sweet bunny was stamped on Northwoods Watercolor Paper (not available online, but there’s plenty in stock!) and watercolored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens (we’ve got 101 colors!). The sentiment was stamped separately and diecut with Penny Black Ribbon Stackers.
This video of Jill Foster using Penny Black’s “Arbors” and “Pathway” stamps (which are on their way to Paper Anthology with the rest of the Spring release!) has so many great tips and (EASY!) techniques for elevating simple stamped cards into beautiful little watercolor paintings!
The annual Paper Anthology Christmas Card Swap is always a lot of fun, as well as an amazing source of inspiration. Still working on your own cards? Here are some awesome ideas to spur you on! Cards are in displayed in alphabetical order because there’s no way anyone could choose a “favorite”! ♥ (PS: Want to participate in next year’s swap? Subscribe to the newsletter so you’ll see the sign up –and all other special events– the minute they’re announced!)
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!
Last week, Paper Anthology held out first virtual crop: Creation Staycation. It was a week long event, with tons of challenges, trivia and Prizes. I’m excited to say, it was a huge success, with over 300 challenge entries! We had such a blast looking through everyone’s gorgeous creation! I thought I would share a few of my cards from the challenges:
This card was for the Monochrome Madness challenge. Of course, I chose GREEN. All dies used are from Dress My Crafts:
This card was for the Distress background challenge. Lots of inky goodness with Ranger Distress inks and a fun flower die set from Taylored Expressions:
This card was for the one layer (CAS) challenge. I used the Taylored Expressions square stencils for the background. The beautiful flower image is from Penny Black . All inks used, for blending and watercoloring are mini ink cubes from Taylored Expressions:
This month’s Make and Take features a gorgeous Penny Black image and Studio 490 sentiment. A simple card made by applying Tombow markers direct to the stamp. A spritz of water and voila, a beautiful, soft, watercolor floral. You can’t tell in the photo, but the flowers shimmer and sparkle with a light touch of stickles;
Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed! This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel. I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets). The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!
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