Friday, September 28, 2012

Haunted Village Pail

Linda has just created a one-of-a-kind Halloween treat that we couldn't resist sharing on the blog today!  She adorned a plain paint bucket pail with colorful papers and the Impression Obsession die, Haunted Hill.  The pails are available to be purchased at the shop for $4.95.

We just love all the fun details that accompany this versatile cutting die.  Pick yours up today from the shop- hurry, though, all the Impression Obsession dies have been flying off the shelves!  This fun and easy treat would be the perfect gift for a neighbor, child's teacher, or anyone that has a sweet tooth!

How would you decorate this fun little pail for Halloween?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Happenings!

There wasn't a shortage of Halloween inspiration at The Cottage last week!  We hosted 2 fantastic classes designed to spark your creativity surrounding this fun Holiday.  Here's the recap in case you missed it!

Jan Conway's Halloween Card Class:

Don't you just love how Jan created dimension in these cards by utilizing paper rosettes and a scalloped flourish behind the witch?

Candice Meyer's Haunted Trio:

In this class, participants practiced layering papers, using intricate Memory Box dies, and edging borders with glitter and a gold leaf pen.  The Cottage just received a new shipment of the beautiful papers utilized in this "Spooktacular" class!  Stop by today to see our array of Graphic 45 designs. 

We would love to see what you create!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Goin' to the Chapel...

Did you know that after June and July, September and October are the most popular months to get married?  If you find yourself all booked up with weddings to attend this Fall, be sure to stop in Checkered Cottage for a little inspiration.  Linda has created several gorgeous samples using new papers from Fancy Pants County Boutique Collection.  We know the bride and groom will be swept away with these classic designs.  The possibilities with this elegant line of papers are just endless. 

Do you want to find out how to make this stunning card?  The shop has detailed instruction sheets available through Artisan's Attic.

Cheers to crafting the perfect wedding wishes!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall Greetings!

With crisp temperatures hovering in the 60/70's this weekend, it's beginning to feel like Fall!  Come by Checkered Cottage to celebrate the changing season.  We have beautiful 6x6 paper pads by Bo Bunny and Simple Stories to help you create your next masterpiece!  You have to check out the samples made by Linda using the Apple Cider Collection.