Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Dolls

I loved Paper Dolls growning up and now I'm "creating" my own with the help of QuicKutz!  Good thing is that I get to glue them on my page and not have pieces missing or torn (used to get very upset when the tabs tore on my paper dolls!)  To be honest, when the line of Paper Doll dies were released by QuicKutz I was a little unsure as I'm not one to have a lot of time to put dies together but wow was I surprised!  Here is a page I created with the ballerina outfits die and I had to make 2 as my daughter had to have one too ~ it only took me minutes to create them!  Check out the line of Paper Doll dies we have in store ~ add some "wow" to your pages!!

(dies used: 4x4 Paper Doll, 4x4 Ballerina Outfits, English Rose Grand Alphabet set and Santa's Workshop Cookie Cutter mini Alphabet)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Travel Game

Going on Vacation this summer??  Need something to keep the kids busy in the car or on the plane??  Make this Travel Tic Tac Toe magnetic game ~ it's sure to keep them busy for a little bit!
(dies used: Travel Die Set, Cookie Cutter License Plate die and 4x8 License Plate Alphabet die)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Birthday Card Idea

Is there a Scout or Camper in your life that is having a birthday??  Make this card for them!!
(dies used: 2x2 bracket, 4x4 Chicken Noodle font and 4x4 tent)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Embossing Folder idea

Have you seen the new apple embossing folder??  How great it is for many cards, like teachers, get well or even a recipe. As schools begin to end for the summer, create this card to thank a teacher.
(dies used: 2x2 label, Apple Embossing folder and Cookie Cutter Recipe die set for the apple)

Create your own Banner!

Banners are a huge thing this spring and summer ~ you see them on papers and embellishments. Well you can create your own with QuicKutz new border die ~ ZigZag Edges! This banner is cut from the ZigZag Edges die, it's the negative of the die, the piece that is left over. And since it was cut very close to the edge of the cardstock, the die-cut is shapeable! I used a new sticker alphabet sheet for the "happy" but any smaller QuicKutz alphabet will fit nicely in this "banner"! Get creative with your dies!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

All Occasion Card Class ~ June 17th

Need cards for any occasion to have on hand?? Come and create a set of 4 cards of various sentiments to have on hand when you need them!

All Occasion Card Class
Thursday, June 17th 7-8:30pm
Class fee: $15.00
Teacher: Candace

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Did You Know??

You can emboss with QuicKutz dies? Yes you can and here's how:
First, remove the ejection foam from the die. (see picture)
Second, using the emboss/cutting mat for the Epic, lay down the die, then the paper and then the rubber mat. (you will need a rubber mat which Paper Cottage sells to do this technique)

Run the plates through your Epic.

Remove the plate and see the results!
Get more out of your dies with this technique!!

Here is a project done using the embossing die technique:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Embossing Folders

We just received in a shipment of embossing folders ~ new and older ones!! Did you know that you can use embossing folders more than one way?? You can run paper through with the embossing folder and you can also use it with ink. The trick? Ink the embossing folder before you send it through your Epic! 

After you have inked the embossing folder, place your paper on it and then run through your Epic.  After you are done, just wipe down your embossing folder with a baby wipe and the ink comes right off ~ this technique will not ruin your folders. Here is a look at a finished card where I ink embossed the background and also the cupcake. Takes your embossing folders to another level and I'm all about getting more out of your dies or in this case Embossing Folders!!  Try this technique today!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Card for the Teacher

Needing a card for a Teacher??  Grab your QuicKutz dies and get creative!!  Here is a card I made for my son's teacher using the 4x4 apples die and cookie cutter apple die.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Idea using new dies

The new large cookie cutter dies that run through the Epic 6 are awesome!! 
The sizes are great for layouts and cards. 
(dies used: new Cookie Cutter Nesting Flowers and 4x8 Paper Dolls Alphabet)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week ~ quick easy idea for your child's teacher

It's Teacher Appreciation Week ~ May 3rd - 7th. Here is an easy idea that is sure to get an A+ by the teacher!!

(dies used:  4x4 notebook sheet, 2x2 binder clip, 2x2 pencil (April QuicKutz Club exclusive) and 4x8 Sticky Note Alphabet)