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Bind It All

Look what you can do with your cards and your Bind It All Machine! Save your favorite cards and photo cards in this keepsake book. Jacke's cute book is on display in the shop - what a fun idea and so easy.

Ice Cream at it's Best

Linda has created some fun cards just in time for any ice cream socials or picnics that you may be hosting this summer. She has used Lasting Impressions templates L9456, S439, S440, assorted paper, and embellishments. More samples in the shop.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Jackie has created a fun card to send someone for their birthday or as an invite to get together for ice cream. She worked with Lasting Impressions template L9485, assorted papers from Lasting Impressions, and the computer software program from Lasting.

Summertime

Linda has created a fun card that can be altered for any season. She used the Lasting Impressions template L1046, assorted papers and brads from Making Memories, and playing cards to create her card and matching envelope. She has other seasonal cards using this bike template on display in the shop.

Card with Jigsaw Shape Florals

Linda has created a cute quick and easy card perfect for any occasion. She worked with Lasting Impressions template L9111, Making Memories new Jigsaw Chipboard Shapes, and papers from Melissa Francis. She added a few buttons and some stitching for finishing touches.

Valentine 2008

Linda has created some quick and easy Valentines working with a deck of cards. She add some Making Memory Heart Brads, ribbon, and various papers to create this card. Come by the shop to see more samples.

BoBunny Love Book

Look what you can do with BoBunny's word books. Linda has created the cutest book using papers from Melissa Frances, along with some exclusive paper she created for Checkered Cottage, and ribbons. This book isn't just for Valentines but could be used for Bridal Showers, Weddings, and more.

Melissa Frances Sentiment Boxes

Linda has once again created the cutest Valentine sentiment with a basic kit from Melissa Frances that includes stickers, buttons, the fold out card, and box - she then added her own small black and white photo's, flowers, ribbons, and embossing to create a wonderful Valentine keepsake.

Noel Christmas Card

Linda has started us all to think about the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy card. She worked with BoBunny Christmas papers and rubons, Making Memories Hollyberries and small game board alphabet. You can add a photo in the inside if you wish.

Wine Caddy

Linda has taken a galavanized tub and decorated it with BoBunny papers, Making Memories chipboard buttons, embossed grapes, and pretty ribbons to match. This is a great idea that can be used for any holiday or party beverages. She has created this project so it can be interchanged for the occasion.

Picture Frame and Embossed Gift Tin

Robyn created a quick and fun wood frame with BoBunny paper, acrylic paint, and added some embossing. Match the papers to your photo and you have a wonderful gift. Linda created a gift tin using coordinating papers from BoBunny and embossed flowers from Lasting Impressions templates and a tin from Pinecone Press to create a unique package. Templates from Lasting Impressions, Paper from Bo Bunny, Wood Frame $1.99 and White Gift Tin $6.99.

Making Memories Double Sided Flower Embellishments

Linda has created a fun card using the Making Memories Double Sided Flower embellishments - add a little embossing and paper layering and what a cute card. Making Memories Flowers $4.25 for 16 assorted flowers. Rick Rack Ribbon is 60 cents a yard and comes in assorted colors.

New Templates from Ecstasy Crafts

What a fun card using new templates from Ecstasy Crafts which retail around $8.50. Add some embellishments, rub ons, and ribbon to create a unique card designed by Linda.





Susan took a plain ordinary clipboard and turned into a creative decoration for your kitchen to hold all those recipes and coupons from the paper. She used acrylic paints, coordinating papers, embossed some flowers from Lasting Impressions templates, and added buttons. When completed several layers of Modge Podge were brushed on for protection.

Through the Years School Picture Memory Book

Instruction kit for $8.95 designed by Linda Meyer - paper not included.

One Heart One Mind
This cars is made with paper from One Heart One Mind and a Lasting Impressions template.  Quick and Easy. 
 
Scrap Magic Template Card
This card is created using Bo Bunny papers and a Scrappy Card template from Ecstasy Crafts.  This is a great way to use up all little scrap pieces of paper. 
 
Fun Projects with One Heart One Mind Paper
Create quick and easy projects using this fun paper from One Heart One Mind that come already preprinted, ready to be cut and applied with modge podge.  Rub on initials and embellishments can be used to create great cards or add to a tote for your holiday gifts.  Supplies available at Checkered Cottage in assorted prices. 

Pergamano Supplies

Pergamano SuppliesCheckered Cottage is the only store in the St. Louis area that carries a variety of Pergamano supplies and books. We also carry templates from Scrap Magic, Fontana, Switch Embossing, Trapunto, Clip Punches and more from the Netherlands. If we do not have an item in stock we will be happy to order it for you.

Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Rubber Stamp TapestryCheckered Cottage carries a seasonal selection of the Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets. These are wonderful small stamps that can be easily added to any card, envelope, or gift tag you are making. We carry a small selection of the individual stamps which includes the Created By Stamp which can be stamped and signed by you on the back of your cards. There is a catalog available for you to browse through of which we will be happy to special order any set for you - remember - all stamps are different in each set so that you are assured as a customer never to have duplicated stamps from other sets. Checkered Cottage carries a large selection of the Versa Color Inks that are used with the Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets.

Quick and Easy Monogram Cards

Quick and Easy Monogram Cards
Supplies Needed
  • 5 Assorted papers of complementary colors
  • Jim Holz Distress Ink - Black Soot
  • Making Memories Thanks Rub-ons and Foam Initial Stamps
  • Black Acrylic Paint

Create Your Own Gift Box

Create Your Own Gift Box
Supplies Needed
  • Paper Mache Box
  • Making Memories 6x6 Embellishment Paper Pack
  • Ribbon and Ribbon Brad Assortment from Making Memories
  • Acrylic paint in a complementary color to paper you use
  • Flower template L9379 from Lasting Impressions

Embossed Floral Wreath

Embosses Floral WreathGreat centerpiece for a bridal/baby shower or garden party.  Our wreath could also be hung on the wall.

Supplies Needed
  • Embossed Floral Ring with instructions only available at Checkered Cottage
  • Assorted paper of complementary colors
  • Assorted brads and buttons to match paper colors
  • Templates L9348 and L9379 from Lasting Impressions
  • Paper scuffers from Lasting Impressions

Create a fun tin or bucket for unique gift packaging

Create a fun tin or bucket for unique gift packaging
Supplies Needed
  • Metal tin or paint bucket with lid
  • Assorted papers
  • Jim Holz Distress Inks in complementary colors to papers using
  • Embossing/Cutting Dies from Spellbinders for the Wizard in patterns of your choice.  Our Wizard templates range in price from $12.99 - $24.99

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