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In the Garden: New Class!

Join Shari for her brand new In the Garden, Card and Tote Set Class!  In this class you’ll use Taylored Expressions’ In the Garden Triple Slim Layering Stencil Set, plus coordinating stamps and dies, to make a tote and six cards, paired with the gorgeous Elegance Collection from Graphic 45. Dates available are Sunday, June 5th, from 11am to 2pm; or Saturday, June 25th, from 12 to 3pm. Cost is $32. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your spot.

Students are requested to bring their basic class kit, as well as the Wendy Vecchi “StayTion” if they have one.   Make sure you have a strong double sided tape, like Scor Tape, scissors, adhesives (regular adhesive runner, liquid glue), foam tape and a bone folder.

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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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Easter Goodies Class

Join Shari for this in-person class to make some fun Easter Goodies! In this class you will make an Easter Basket using papers from the gorgeous Echo Park My Favorite Easter collection, a Treat Box, and two cards (one is a shaker card) using stencils, dies, & stamps from Lawn Fawn and Taylored Expressions. Cost is $28; please bring your basic class kit.

Dates available: Saturday, March 26th from 12-3 pm and Sunday, April 10th, from 11am-2 pm. Please email elisabeth@paperanthology.com to reserve your place!

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Thank You Very Mush!

Winter Botanicals is the newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit. This three-card class features soft colors, sweet doilies and plenty of woodgrain, with dies from Hero Arts, Spellbinders and Taylored Expressions plus sentiments from Wendy Vecchi’s “Merci and More” Stamp, Die and Stencil set. Don’t need that many Thank You cards? Swap the pre-stamped flags for your own sentiments and send these for practically ANY occasion. All stamping and diecutting has been done for you, just follow the written instructions and consult the full-color photos to easily assemble two A2’s and one A6 card.

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Happy Valentine’s… Die?

Yes, you read that right! The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit really is called “Happy Valentine’s Die” because there’s no stamping, just beautiful layered die cuts for you to assemble! This is a quick and easy class kit to make three lovely Valentines you’ll enjoy sending!  These cards feature dies from Spellbinders, Lawn Fawn, Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions. There’s even a fun shaker card in the mix! Full step by step instructions with photos included. Purchase on line HERE, or stop by the store to get yours before they’re gone!

PS: It’s even better if you say the title with an Australian accent, mate! :) :) :)

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Bloomin’ Background Class in a Kit

The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit is called Bloomin’ Background and it’s a “one stamp three ways” class featuring the Bloomin’ Background stamp from Taylored Expressions. The stamp is included in the kit.  You’ll be watercoloring, pencil coloring, and you’ll learn a quick and easy way to get a wonderful chalkboard effect. Full step by step instructions with photos included. Click the link to go directly to the product page and claim yours today. Locals, remember you can order items online and choose “in-store pickup” to save on shipping!

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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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Happy Easter

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.

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Flowers in February

We won’t be seeing flowers in our gardens for a bit yet, alas, but we can see them in our craft rooms right now! Thanks to Taylored Expressions Sketchbook Florals Stamps and Dies.

These cards were made by stamping the Sketchbook Florals on Northwoods Watercolor Paper, then colored using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a waterbrush to get the soft, ethereal look of a watercolor painting.

The Sketchbook Florals set has useful sentiments in typewriter + script fonts, which work beautifully on their own; but also pair well with Taylored Expressions Field Notes Stamp Set, which contains the dotted grid and interlocking diamonds. Other items featured here include Taylored Expressions’ Gingham Check Background and Rough Draft graph, as well as Penny Black’s super-useful Antique Frame nested die set.

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Amazing Paper Glaze

Golden Rose Paper Glaze; Dare 2B Artzy Get Well Stamp Set and Layer Die; Stencil from Newton’s Nook;

Picket Fence Studios’ Paper Glaze comes in sixteen vibrant, shimmery colors: Leaf Green, Succulent Green, Fern Green, Jade Vine, Ocean Poppy, Cornflower Blue, Agapanthus Purple, Boysenberry Violet, Peony Pink, Marigold Orange, Golden Rose, Daffodil Yellow, Brown Dahlia, Artemisia Silver, Black Pansy and Snowdrop White.

Brown Dahlia Paper Glaze; A New Leaf Stencil from Taylored Expressions; Wendy Vecchi Bravo Stamp, Die and Stencil Set

Paper Glaze is a smooth, creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer. Use on your paper projects by pushing through a stencil, dabbing onto die-cuts and/or a stamped image, or watering down to use as watercolor or wash.

Fern Green Paper Glaze; sentiment from D2BA Get Well Stamp Set; Altenew Woven Stencil; flower is an old Penny Black Stamp

Best used with 100 lb. or thicker cardstock. Fast drying medium. Drying time varies with climate and thickness of application. Paper Glaze is a permanent product. Do not use with Life Changing Blender Brushes. Be sure to clean tools, surfaces, and stencils quickly after use.

Paper Glaze colors: Daffodil Yellow for the petals; Leaf Green mixed with Marigold for the brown centers; Leaf Green leaves; Glazes spread selectively through LDRS’ Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife onto My Colors Kraft Cardstock

Techniques to try with Paper Glaze: Mixing colors to create unique shades; Adding ink before applying glaze to change hues; Dropping alcohol ink on top of dried Paper Glaze; Blending dye ink or watercolor over dried Paper Glaze; Adding to glitter cardstock.