Thursday, December 31, 2009

Travel Release

Looking at Traveling in the New Year?? Get a jump start on your layouts and projects with the December Travel Release dies. Here is a sample of a layout using the 4x4 road sign set, 4x8 license plate alphabet and 2x2 stoplight.Check back for more ideas using this release of dies.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

(If any of you were lucky enough to get your hands on the exclusive cupcake liner that was released on Black Friday, here is another idea you can do with the die ~ make trees!!)

Was Santa good to you?? Did you get what you wanted?? Now you can preserve those special Christmas pictures and let QuicKutz dies assist you in your creativity! Through til December 31, 2009 ALL Christmas Theme dies and sets are 25% off!! This includes Santa's Workshop which can help you start your Valentine Love Books as well as many other mini albums for the up coming year! Stop in today for best selection cause when they are gone, they're gone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

another ornament

Okay, I said I'd get some "travel" samples up but I'm still in the holiday mode. I had to make this ornament since it's become a common saying in my household with my kids! (Thanks again to the 12 ornaments of Christmas on the QuicKutz blog for inspiration!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Travel Release

A good, old-fashioned family vacation. We’ve all been on one. Perhaps you have memories driving in the family station wagon or camping in the mountains. Family vacations are some of life’s most memorable events, and QuicKutz has the dies you need to preserve those treasured memories.
This release includes a variety of 2x2, 4x4, and Cookie Cutters ranging from luggage and postcards, to recreational vehicles and tents. These dies are not only applicable for your travel layouts—they can be used on any project requiring tags, simple shapes for journaling, and more!
Pair these shapes with your Holiday Gift Set mini albums to create a travel notebook with your itinerary mapped out, a vacation album showcasing collected momentos and photos, a handy receipt holder, or a fun to-do book for your kids to complete while road tripping.
Come in and get yours today!
~Check back to see samples using this new release ~

Monday, December 14, 2009

QuicKutz style ornament

Check out this ornament made all with QuicKutz dies. Trim your tree QuicKutz Style!
(inspiration from QuicKutz Blog and their 12 Ornaments of Christmas)

Dies used: 4x4 Clipboard, Sunshine Alphabet, 4x8 Sticky Notes alphabet and 2x2 present

Thursday, December 3, 2009

One Die ~ 2 looks!!

As many of you know about me, I try to find different ways to use QuicKutz dies besides the "intended" die use, after all we all want to get the most bang for our buck!! Well I've done it again with the 2x2 ornament die ~ check it out:
Here is the die and a card using it as the intended ornament:
Here is another card, see how I made the "ornaments" into balloons??
Aren't QK fun!!!! Get inspired today!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town.....

well he's already at the Mall!! Do you have your QuicKutz list ready?? Here are some I recommend as a must have:

4x4 Chicken Noodle font
Teriyaki Cookie Cutter font
4x4 Journaling blocks
Scallop Oval Cookie Cutter dies
2x2 tag die
4x4 Ornaments die
Jolly Holiday Gift Set

Come on in and see all the specials, new dies and other goodies we have to add to your own list!!
Here are some layouts using the dies I recommend:

(new Fancy Pants papers used ~ check them out today!!)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Font for Black Friday...

Yes Black Friday is almost here and check out this layout I just created using the new Katie Font that will be available. I also used the new Doodlebug Designs holiday papers ~ love it!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Love this die!!

Okay I was a little faster at getting the Christmas ideas for the Place Card die out ~ I'm just having so much fun with this die!!! I actually changed my mind too and made this round of cards into Christmas tags for presents - pretty cool!! So many different options naturally with QuicKutz ~ get creative with yours!

Idea for setting your table this holiday....

There are so many different dies you can use with the Place Card die to decorate your table this holiday season. Here I've made ones for my family. I'm loving this die!!
Check back soon to see my Christmas ones!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quickutz Club at Paper Cottage ~ Join Today!

First club (January to December 2009) was such a talked about, fun and goodie filled event that we have had request after request to bring it back for another 6 months!! You will not be disappointed to join this club!! Quickutz Club (January to June 2010) ~ JOIN TODAY!

QK Club Members receive:

-an exclusive Bonus QK item each month, designed by Quickutz just for club members (min. retail value ranges from $6.99 to $16.99)

-a monthly QK Event (3rd Tuesday of the month) where you can see the latest dies first and do a make & take project using the latest release for FREE !! (Only club members get to do the fun project! -comes in a kit along with your FREE QK bonus item!)
(Pick up on the 3rd Tuesday or anytime after during that month)

-a 20% discount off regular price Quickutz dies everyday with a minimum $15.00 QK Purchase.

-6 month membership fee is only $50.00! You will be receiving at least $80.00 worth of products over the 6 month period with your one time membership fee, not to mention your 20% volume discounts in QK purchases.

Why Quickutz?? Why wouldn’t you, this is an exclusive club that is giving you the best bang for your buck, getting fun perks and a chance to be part of a community of fellow QK enthusiasts!!

Ask us about how you can JOIN TODAY~ you don’t want to miss this one!!!

A Quickutz club membership with Paper Cottage makes a great gift!

As an added bonus ~ sign up before December 16th and choose one die from the selected basket for FREE!!
(die selection on first-come, first-serve basis)

Black Friday 2009

Check out to see the QuicKutz Black Friday 2009 Limited Edition New Releases!
Then come on into our store on November 27th and get yours while supplies last and see the other great deals/specials/Limited Editions we have going on!
It's gonna be a great Black Friday the QuicKutz Way!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Organization for dies

Check out what I did to the inside of my cupboard door in my scrap room:Great way to organize those new Santa's Workshop dies instead of having them pile up in a drawer!! I picked up 8"x15" magnetic vent covers from Lowe's (came in a 3 pack), put adhesive on the back and stuck them to the inside of my cupboard door. All of the pieces for one album fit on one piece of magnet. I just need to go and pick up another pack of these so I can add all of the miscellaneous accessory pieces. I think this is an awesome idea to have your dies organized and at your finger tips when you get creative! (thanks to Susan from Scrapy Land for this tip!)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here is a layout I just created using a couple of older dies to show how you can use them over and over again. The font is the Limited Edition 4x4 Chicken Noodle die which we only have 3 left in the store and it's one of those dies that when they are gone, it's gone for good! Speaking of Limited Edition dies, you will not want to miss our Black Friday the QuicKutz way and all I can tell you ahead of time is that the dies I'm ordering are awesomely priced for the sale and they are Limited Edition! I'm thinking it's gonna be like our Summer of Fun promotion so ensure when you get your Black Friday list together, you have PAPER COTTAGE as your first stop!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

have you been into the store lately??? New Holiday papers and embellishments are arriving daily ~ it's like getting a present everyday with staff!! Check out this layout I made using the Merry Christmas large cookie cutter die, 4x4 Present die and the 4x4 bracket journaling block die (I still think the journaling dies are a staple to have in your collection of dies ~ we are almost out of them!!) I also used the new Imaginisce - Polar Expressions line of papers ~ too cute!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Inspire the Elf within...

Another new release today and this one is "packed" full of dies to be your crafting haven!! It starts with a gift box called "Santa's Workshop". Here is a picture of the box it all comes in ~ check it out in the store now as these are going fast! This limited-edition gift set contains die cuts to create three mini albums, affectionately named Peppermint, Wintergreen and Sugarplum. In addition to six album dies, this collection includes 59 embellishment dies (23 Cookie Cutter shape dies, 26 alphabet dies and 10 number dies). When used together, you can create a variety of mini album projects such as brag books, travel logs, coupon holders, journals, scrapbook albums, notebooks, family history albums and more!
Then on top of this fantastic gift set you can purchase individual dies that correspond with the mini albums ~ it's like "pimping up your projects". There are spine sets, folded inserts and page inserts. You really do need to come in the store and check it all out!!
With those of you that have the Epic 6, there is even an exclusive Gingerbread Mini Album Bundle ~ This album is big, 5.25" x 5.75" ~ here is an album made with it!
And that's not all with this release ~ pop up window die set, pop up flower die set, recipe die set, heritage die set and mini accordion albums in square and circle shape.
Here are a couple of samples of mini albums/books made with the Peppermint and Wintergreen dies. Check out to see the awesome projects they created with all these dies!
This Workshop truly is a place of imagination, creativity and thoughtful gift-making. Come in and get inspired today!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The leaves are falling.......

and the Holidays are approaching fast!! We still have some Zelda Fonts Limited Edition in store and if you haven't got this font, it should be top of your list!! The flexibility with this particular font is unbelievable and the price is right! Check out this layout I did using the Zelda font as well as the tree border die, rectangle journaling block 4x4 die and the maple leaf 2x2 die. Come in and get yours today cause when they are gone they are gone for good!! Not only is this font great for Fall layouts but check out this birthday card I did using the exclamation mark as candles! Always many possibilities with all QK dies!!!

Embossing Folder Promotion

QuicKutz is having an Embossing Folder Promotion that our store is participating in. See attached email for details if you haven't yet signed up to receive QuicKutz Newsletter!

Dear QuicKutz customers,
We invite you to warm up with one of our HOTTEST items, our exclusive QuicKutz Embossing Folders. These folders allow you to add embossed patterns in your projects without actually cutting through the paper. What’s even better—these folders work in all die-cutting tools!
Use for a free Embossing Folder with any QuicKutz purchase from October 26th to October 31st, 2009. Only redeemable at participating QuicKutz retailers. Limited to one per customer.

Best regards,
The QuicKutz team

(you must have the printed off coupon to be eligible in this promotion!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving Class

Looking for great gift ideas before the holiday rush sets in? Look no further, as we will create 5 adorable gifts ready for you to give a friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor. These quick and easy projects are easy to duplicate and quickly alter to suit your gift giving needs.
Class: November 21st from 10am to Noon. Class Fee: $25.00 Teacher: Candace

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Anyone can become a QuicKutz fan!!

My little "kit helper" likes QuicKutz too!! Guess I can make anyone a fan ~ we should have named him QK Kitty!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Epic Goodness......

I just received my Epic Six Exclusive die in the mail! Holy's a five-piece cookie cutter die just full of scrappy fun potential! Check it out:
The store shipment of Epic's should be arriving within a few weeks so for those of you still patient they are well worth the wait and you'll be soon sending away to get your Exclusive die which is worth half the wait if you ask me!!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

QuicKutz Christmas Cardz Class

Need Holiday Card Ideas?? Then join me for this "seasonal" QuicKutz Christmas class! You'll create 4 cards with 2 of them being gift card holders! Come into the store and check them out ~ get your holiday cards done! Don't forget to bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, pop dots, paper piercer and distressing ink! Time: Thursday, November 19th from 7-8:30pm Class fee $15

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Special Occasion Rolodex Class - 2nd class added

Come join me in making this adorable altered Rolodex! How cute would this look on your desk at work or at home! This would also make a unique gift! Lots of QuicKutz dies are used on every monthly divider throughout this project, come into the store and check it out!
Class added due to popular demand!! This Thursday night, October 15th from 7-8:30pm - Class fee: $22.00 (includes Rolodex!) Teacher: Candace

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October QuicKutz Release ~ PAPER DOLLS

Yes it's Paper Dolls!! Great timing for those Halloween pages for costumes, using the place card die, you can make the cutest name cards (I'll try to whip out a sample!) and cards, cards, cards! The hardest part will be deciding how to dress your doll!!
Just like the 4x4s, the NEW QK 2x2 Paper Doll is the same size as the Retired QK 2x2 Paper Doll. The only difference between the 2x2 Paper Doll and the 4x4 Paper Doll? Well, 2 inches AND the fact that the 2x2 doll comes with 2 heads. One with eyes and a mouth, the other plain. Old clothes will fit new doll, new clothes will fit old doll. LOVE IT!
Come on in to the store or visit and check out all the possibilities, then grab a friend and get your Paper Doll Party going!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another new release????

Yes, tomorrow there is yet another release!! I'm feeling really behind with QuicKutz cranking out the dies so fast!! I haven't even had a chance to get you ideas on the Christmas release! Anyways check back tomorrow for the release and I'll try to get a sample up! Hint: "we loved them as little girls"..........

Thursday, September 17, 2009

QuicKutz Halloween Cardz Class

Come in and join me for this "wickedly cute" QuicKutz Halloween class! You'll create 4 "spooky" cards and a water bottle treat holder. Don't forget to bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, pop dots, paper piercer and distressing ink! Time: Wednesday, October 14th from 7-8:30pm Class fee $15

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scotch Tape Trick.....

I'm going to show you a great tip on placing small letters on your cards or layouts.
I used the new QuicKutz Holiday Mini Alphabet Set, it's great to have the alphabet on a 4x8 die but trying to place these letters can be challenging. I place my letters where I want them and then I take a piece of removable Scotch tape and place it over the first line of my letters. Once they're stuck to the tape I lift it off and then using a glue pen, I glue the letters.
I then take the tape and place the letters where I want them, press down on the letters to adhere them and then gently peel the tape away. Walla, the letters are all placed exactly where I want them and straight! Ever since I learned this tip it has saved me lots of time and frustration with my die cut letters. I now love all the little fonts QuicKutz has to offer!!
For my "Crunching Leaves" layout, I used the QuicKutz 4x8 Holiday Alphabet set, 4x4 leaf, Nesting Flowers Cookie Cutters and Border die - Scroll Tree.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Christmas in September????

It's not even Halloween yet, the Kids are just back in school and yes we have Christmas dies in store!! Come in and check out the new Christmas holiday release by QuicKutz ~ get a jump, skip and hop start on your holiday projects!!
Check out this "step card" which is the Club make n take this month. I used 4x4 snowman, 4x4 sparkles, 2x2 sparkle club die:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Release in store now........

Check out the new fall dies now is store. Here are some card samples using the new dies.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thanksgiving tomorrow????

Yes, it's true ~ New QuicKutz Release "Thanksgiving" in store tomorrow!!
Here is a sneak peek:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Halloween QK dies.....

Have you seen the new Halloween QuicKutz dies that arrived in store this month??? They are "flying" out the door.......SPOOKY!!! There is new Halloween Papers arriving in store daily so get a jump start on your Halloween layouts, cards and gifts and let QuicKutz dies make it so easy, it's scary!!
Check out this layout I did using: 4x4 hat and broom, 4x4 cat, 4x8 Dragonfly alphabet and cookie cutter label. The brackets were cut with the Silhouette machine.
Here is another idea that the QuicKutz Club members did as their make n take this month, great idea for giving out candy to those Ghosts & Goblins: (used 4x4 candy, 2x2 rectangle label and cookie cutter label)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back to School already???

Yes the summer is almost gone and school has started (well for my child it has!). Now that I have a little more "creative" time on my hands I can "play" with my QuicKutz stuff!! Check out this Back to School layout using: 2x2 Miss Muffet Alphabet, Cookie Cutter Scallop Ovals and Stars and 2x2 Star.

QuicKutz Cardz Class - September 17th

Come in and join me for this fun QuicKutz class and you'll create a lovely set of cards using a whole variety of QuicKutz products. The ideas are endless when there are so many wonderful systems to use in the QuicKutz family!! Create 4 very cute, very fun, all occasion card designs...and don't forget to bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, pop dots, paper piercer and distressing ink! Time: Thursday, Sept.17th from 7-8:30pm Class fee $15

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ideas with new dies.....

okay since I'm 2 new releases behind on samples, I've combined them on my pages!! Here are two samples using both the "Say it in Style" and "Halloween" releases. Hope these inspire you!!
(4x4 spider web, Haunted 4x8 alphabet, 2x2 witch's hat, 2x2 ghost, 2x2 bat, 4x4 journaling block)

(4x4 pumpkin, Haunted 4x8 alphabet, 4x4 journaling block)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another release by QuicKutz.......SPOOKY!!

Something spooky this way comes! Today’s release, featuring Halloween shapes, embossing folders and a 4x8 alphabet, is the first of three holiday shape releases this fall. These shapes come in a variety of formats including 2x2, 4x4, border dies, and Cookie Cutters. Create your very own chilling landscape with a graveyard, haunted house and a starry night sky!
With QuicKutz dies and embossing folders, it’s fast and easy to make custom holiday cards, gifts and decorations for the season without sacrificing quality. No matter how busy your holiday schedule is, there’s always time for QuicKutz!
Stay tuned to see ideas I've created with these new shapes!! (still on holidays...Sorry!!)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Brand "L" By QuicKutz...

Okay so QuicKutz just notified the world of their "exciting news" and it's all about LetterPress! Check out QuicKutz website and see what you think of it??? You will need to have the Epic 6 tool to use this new product. It's pretty cool and interesting where the industry is going......

New Say it with Style dies and embossing folders from QuicKutz!

Journaling is an essential part of scrapbooking—it’s the way you tell your story! These new dies and embossing folders from QuicKutz are perfect additions to any project that you’d like to add a little of your own words. Use them on a variety of projects to highlight quotes, dates, names and places. They’re easy to mix and match and you can even use the scalloped shapes and journaling lines separately as well as together! Check them out in the store!! Sorry I'm on vacation so no samples to show using these new dies, but do check out QuicKutz website to see their ideas. Stay tuned for my own take on them once I return!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

QuicKutz teasers.................

QuicKutz has been sending us teasers about the 'Next Big Thing' they'll be releasing at CHA this summer... they've been VERY vague about it, telling us it's going to 'change crafting history'. Here's what QK is telling us:"No one has this, but soon you and your customers will!"

Hm... are ya curious? Any ideas what it might be? We have been told that whatever it is, you're gonna need to get an Epic Six tool to use it.
Stay tuned as QuicKutz will reveal this little secret on Tuesday!!