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Box O’Cards: New Slimline Card Set Class

Join Elisabeth for this slimline box set class.  We’ll be putting together a box that’s perfectly sized to fit slimline cards; then we’ll create three slimline birthday cards (envelopes provided) to go inside. The class will be customizable as each person will receive their own paper pad from Spellbinders, so you can pick and choose what papers will adorn your box and cards! Diecuts featured from Hero Arts, Penny Black and LDRS Designs; we’ll even get to play with Spellbinders Sealed Collection of wax seals!

Cost is $34 and payable by cash or check only. Dates Available: Friday, February 29th: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, March 14th: 6pm – 9pm; or Saturday, March 23rd: 12pm – 3pm. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot! Students are requested to bring their basic class kits.

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One Die Set, Three Ways: Wendy Vecchi Vintage Florals Edition

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Longing for Spring? Join Lauren for this bright and bloomin’ class, featuring Wendy Vecchi’s beautiful new Vintage Florals die set; plus additional elements from Wendy’c Garden Collection by Spellbinders. We’ll do some diecutting (obviously, lol) including the inset diecut technique; we’ll hand-ink a beautiful set of blooms; and create a big (BIG!) blossom using one of Wendy’s own Tip Tuesday ideas! 

Cost is $24 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Monday, February 19th,11am – 2pm; Friday, March 1st: 6 – 9pm; Saturday, March 16th, 12 – 3 pm. Pleasee mail elisabeth@paperanthology.com to sign up.

Students are requested to bring their basic class kit with all the usual adhesives. Those who own a sanding block can bring them, but there will be several for the class to share.

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New Class: Pushing the Envelope

Prepare to DIE-cut and join Lauren for this brand new two-card class that really DELIVERS! Yes, you read that right, we’ll only be making TWO cards this time, but they’re BIG cards, measuring 5.5 x 7″ each… because they’re built around Spellbinders’ Envelope of Wonder die set which really makes an amazing statement. These can be Valentines, Galentines, extra-special birthday greetings or pretty much anything you choose. We’ll be using Concord & 9th’s Layers of Love stamp set for the sentiments, and students can choose from a variety of greetings, or hedge your bets and leave them blank. Lauren will provide oversized envelopes.

Cost is $20 and payable by cash or check only. Dates available: Saturday, January 27th: 12 pm – 3 pm; Friday, February 9th: 6 pm- 9 pm; or Monday, February 26th: 11 am – 2pm. Email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot. Students are requested to bring their basic kit with all the usual adhesives.

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Make and Take Saturday: 1/20/24

Paper Anthologists, plan stop by the store on Saturday, January 20th for a beautiful floral Make and Take! You’ll get to try out Spellbinders’ BetterPress and watercolor the results with luscious Karin Markers. As always, Paper Anthology Make and Takes are absolutely free and everyone is invited to stop by and partake, no purchase necessary. Bag ladies will receive double punches on all purchases. Not a Bag Lady? It’s easy to become one, just buy a lovely, re-useable Paper Anthology Jute Tote and you’ll be all set!

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Holiday Card Swap Cards are Ready!

Paper Anthology’s 2023 crew of Holiday Card Swap participants have truly outdone themselves and produced the most gorgeous batch of swap cards ever!* If you’re amongst this elite group of papercrafters, your Swap Cards are ready to collect and you can pick them up at the store anytime! Why not come tonight (Friday 12/8 from 5-9pm) or tomorrow (Saturday 12/9 from 10am to 5pm) and shop the All Fall Sale, during which (as the name implies) ALL Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving items are 40% off and there are lots more things included. Scroll down to the SALE POST for all the details.

In addition, lots of amazing new Altenew 3D Embossing Folders have just arrived (…could there be a class with them coming soon…?); and we’ve restocked Spellbinders’ super-popular SEALED Collection as well as adding new wax colors seals and dies. While you’re in the store be sure to ask Elisabeth to demo her new FAVORITE tool from We R Memory Keepers… trust us… you NEED one! ;)

*Ok, yes, we DO say that every year and yet every year it’s TRUE!!! You guys just get better and better! ♥

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Last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023!

December’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Wooded Wonderland” since it features this lovely forest scene built using Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sunny Studio and Taylored Expressions dies. This kit is available in-store and online for $24. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

This kit is slightly less of a “Jumpstart” as we move into December, but if you’re still working on holiday cards, you may appreciate having five more that just need simple assembly. This will be the last Holiday Jumpstart Kit of 2023, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with brand new variations starting in January of 2024!

This pre-packaged kit features everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five beautiful, shimmery Wooded Wonderland cards, including complete written instructions and a nice big photo for reference.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-cut and corner-embellished creamy Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper panels
  • Five pre-diecut green Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles arched pieces (with gold metallic detail!)
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Winter Wood diecuts
  • Five pre-diecut Memory Box Deer Trios
  • Five glittery sage green “Noel” sentiments
  • Fifteen ivory shimmer snowflakes
  • Complete step-by-step instruction sheet
  • Five top-fold kraft A2 cards
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Sign Up Deadline: 3pm TODAY!

It’s the FINAL DAY to sign up for Spellbinders’ Pressed Posies BetterPress Online Class! If you’d like to participate, click the bold text to purchase the class kit OR email elisabeth@paperanthology.com by 3pm today, Monday, November 27th; after that, enrollment will be closed.

Complete details are below (and in the Spellbinders video which we posted HERE!) but the most important things to know are: the class will take place ONLINE via private FaceBook Group on January 12, 2024 at 4pm Pacific Time (that’s 7pm here in the East) and you must reserve your spot no later than tomorrow, 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! 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.

You can also purchase 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.

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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 elisabeth@paperanthology.com no later than November 26th so sign up today!

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Introducing: SEALED by Spellbinders

A beautiful new collection of easy-to-use sealing wax, seals and dies for those who love creating handmade cards, envelopes, and invitations with extra flair. Add a classic touch of wax seal-inspired designs to embellish your cardmaking creations. There will, of course, be classes coming along featuring these fun and fabulous new products, but we couldn’t wait to show you the collection… be sure to scroll down to see the first card made by Elisabeth, who is now thoroughly hooked on this process; there really is something magical about the “smoosh” of the seal hitting the hot wax… just sayin’…

Stay tuned for details about an awesome Spellbinders’ Online Class that combines the Sealed Collection with the Better Press… you will be very impressed (sorry, Lauren can never resist a pun!) by how exponentially more wonderful these two concepts are together!

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NEW Holiday Jumpstart: Peaceful Cottage

September’s Holiday Jumpstart Card Kit is our pre-packaged kit that includes everything you need (except adhesives) to complete FIVE copies of this new original holiday card design. It’s called “Peaceful Cottage” and is available in-store and online for $25. Locals, be sure to choose the “PICK UP IN STORE” option at checkout to save on shipping and we’ll keep it behind the counter until you’ve got time to pick it up.

We all looooooove the IDEA of making holiday cards throughout the year, instead being overloaded in November and December, but honestly, it can be difficult to be inspired during the “off-season”. Paper Anthology’s Christmas Card Club is a wonderful solution, but it fills up quickly, and what if you can’t make it to the store one Friday night per month? Here’s an additional option that works entirely on your schedule.

This pre-packaged kit features diecuts made with Spellbinders Winter Label Motifs Die Set and a background that’s embossed with Sunny Studio’s Moroccan Circles Embossing Folder. The kit contains everything you need (except adhesives) to complete five cards in a brand new festive design. This edition is called “Peaceful Cottage” and we think it lives up to its name.

This kit contains:

  • Five pre-embossed aubergine background panels and sandpaper for distressing;
  • Five large green and five white medium label shapes
  • Five pre-cut cottages plus roof and window pieces
  • Five pre-cut fences
  • Five pre-cut light green and  five medium green tree clusters
  • Enough aubergine ribbon for five cards
  • Five pre-cut silver metallic “Peace” sentiments
  • Twenty-five silver star sequins
  • Five top-fold white A2 cards
  • Complete Instructions and large color photo