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.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Customer Profile: Linda's Tulip Birthday Card

One of our customers, Linda S., made a gorgeous card using the tulip Memory Box Die, Embossing folder, stamp, and a special die. We wanted to share her unique idea with our customers - hence the start of our new customer profile on our blog.  She cut and layered paper to create her card.  When put together she put it through the embossing folder and then colored the edges before adhering to her card base. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Happenings at The Cottage

Are you ready for Spring???  Stop by the cottage this weekend to celebrate the early signs of the season.  We have an inspiring array of cards on display that will get your creative juices flowing.  You have to see Linda's Bella Bunny card, which features the We R Memory Keepers Spring line of paper, the Impression Obsession grass die, and fun new felt ribbon by Ampelco.

This darling pattern is available for purchase ($1.99), which includes a line drawing to make the cute bunny on the front of this card.  

Also, on Saturday from 10:30-12:30 (while supplies last), Jan will be teaching a free Make and Take.  She will be demonstrating coloring techniques using gelato inks, as well as the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.  We think this envelope product is the best on the market!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Puppy Love Valentine

Linda has created this fun pattern for your special Valentine using great paper from American Crafts XOXO line.  The puppy is an original pattern by Linda.  In addition, Linda has also designed a sweet kitty Valentine card and pattern using this same line of paper in different colors. A fun twist on your traditional Valentine cards.

We are thinking Valentines 2013

Christmas is just a faint memory here at the Cottage, as we move forward towards Valentines 2013!! Everyone is loving Linda's new patterns and cards and we know this because the Valentine paper, embellishments, and ribbon are flying out the door.  Best Valentines we have seen in years.