Monday, July 7, 2014


We hope you had a  wonderful 4th of July holiday!  It was great to celebrate the freedom that
we all enjoy in this country with beautiful fireworks displays! 

Please join us for our free Make and Take, pictured above,  on Saturday, July 12,  beginning at 10:30 A.M. and continuing until 12:30 P.M. or until all the kits are gone.  Kathi Anderson (that's me!) will be helping you to stamp a western themed card that would be great for the man in your life.  We will be offering you a choice of greetings.  You can choose "thank you kindly" or "happy birthday".

While you are here for the Make and Take be sure to look at all our new arrivals from Paper Smoochees!
We have the new cute Bandaid die set, the new Backdrop Builder die set, new Halloween
matching dies and stamp sets and much more!  Really cute stuff!   You will want one of each!  I know
I do!

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


My name is Kathi Anderson.  I am a teacher at Checkered Cottage and I am going to try
to keep you better informed of the happenings at Checkered Cottage.
Please check back for more information and pictures in the next few days.
Let us know what you think by commenting.    We love to hear from you!

We wish you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend and please remember that Checkered
Cottage will be closed for the entire holiday weekend, July 4, 5 and 6, so that we can
enjoy the weekend with our families.

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Customer Profile: Bonnie's All Occasion Card

Bonnie created a very elegant card that is simple and quick to make for any occasion.  She used the Memory Box die Fairytale Border, embossing folders, border punch, mini pearls, and paper to create this card.  This card is perfect for a sympathy, thank you, or any occasion card by simply changing the color of the paper used to fit the event.

Thank you so much, Bonnie for sharing your design skills with us!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Customer Profile: Nancy's Flower Card

Today's wonderful customer feature is from Nancy:

She repurposed a Dreamweaver Valentine Template - LL425 - by using the flowers only.  She worked with Secret Garden papers to create this special card and added some crocheted ribbon as a border accent.  Very sweet and perfect for any occasion!  All items are available for purchase at Checkered Cottage.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Customer Profile: Janet's Card Creation

A new twist with a different flare is how we describe Janet's cards.  She is newer to the card making scene but is having a lot of fun like Nancy from last week.  Janet has used the Memory Box Heart Die for her pocket on the front of the card, which holds a little note card.  She worked with punches, BoBunny papers,and a touch of ribbon to complete her card. This card is on display at the Checkered Cottage in our customer profile section.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Customer Profile: Nancy's Mother's Day Card

This weeks customer profile is from Nancy.  She has created a fun Mother's Day Card using Lasting Impressions Template L9748 Dahlia flower and assorted papers from BoBunny and American Crafts to create this layered card.  Thank you Nancy for sharing your latest creation.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Customer Profile: Lynn's Birthday Geranium Card

Lynn created a fun Birthday card using Karen Lockhart's Geranium stamp, embossing folders, and colored pencils to create this uniquely shaped card.  She added a little twine with a tag stamped with Happy Birthday on it to complete her card.