Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday card-- done!

Holiday card-- done! Check yours off your list and save 20% with our Black Friday discount! Use code BLKFR2011. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Time to get serious about your holiday card!

Ok-- Thanksgiving is less than a week away so it's time to start seriously thinking HOLIDAY! Get yourself in the mood with our selection of adorable holiday cards-- all of them on sale! 
(Think I'm going with #2! )

Check them out at  Enter code: PHOTO20 and at using code FF2011 - Merry, merry!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kid fun at Thanksgiving

Make your junior guests a part of decorating your Thanksgiving Table. As soon as everyone arrives, keep the kids entertained by designing pumpkin turkey centerpieces. Use mini pumpkins for the "kids' table" and larger ones for the "grown-up" table. Attach colored feathers, eyes, glitter— anything that makes your turkey sparkle! Then, have everyone create their own place card using construction paper, feathers, foam stickers and markers. What a great way to make the little ones feel a part of this special day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friends & Family - Refreshed Site! New products!

After many late nights and loading lots of new products, Michelle and I are so happy to present our refreshed Paper Cottage website. Help us celebrate the new site and our new partnership with the attached 15% Friends & Family discount. Feel free to share! Discount is attached- enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Looking to get rid of oh-too-much Halloween candy???

Yummy Left-Over Halloween Candy Cookies 
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed Halloween Candy (butterfingers, heath, snickers, m&m's are super yummy)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine  flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Halloween Candy. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets or use parchment paper to line your sheets for a perfect cookie!

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Make extra batches freeze them and use them for the holidays! 

Or make it super easy with a pre-mixed Betty Crocker cookie Oatmeal or Sugar Cookie mix and jazz it up by adding in 1 1/2 cups of your favorite halloween candy. Have fun and experiment--  you can't go wrong with cookies and candy! It will be a fun project the kids will love to help with!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Shopping Kick-off!

Checked off item #1 on my holiday shopping list! Just ordered this adorable Lipstick Shades cosmetic case for my mother-in-law. I went with the funky green monogram but definitely had a hard time choosing from all of the cute designs. May have to order one for myself! Check them out and start your holiday shopping now!  View the collection at

Monday, November 7, 2011

Preppy Pooch

Just bought this adorable dog bowl by Preppy Plates for  my favorite pooch. Get one for yours at Your best friend will thank you!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

It's not too early to start thinking about your Thanksgiving centerpieces. We love these wheat stalks tied with ribbon— so easy,  so elegant! Also, don't throw out that pumpkin just yet— spray paint it with orange glitter spray paint, top it with a precious brown bow and you've got yourself the perfect Thanksgiving decor. Enjoy!

We LOVE a Sale! Especially on HOLIDAY CARDS!

We LOVE sharing our sales with you! Right now our two sister sites are having terrific sales on personalized holiday photo cards.

Save 20% on all Whitney English personalized Holiday Cards and 20% on French Blue Designs, Hicks Paper Goods, Askew Design, Twist Paper, Ruby June Celebrates, Oh How Lovely, Sharp & Sally, Emily Ley, White Label Collection photo holiday cards. Shop the sale now and enter the discount code at checkout: PHOTO20

Enjoy 15% off Stacy Claire Boyd personalized holiday cards, PicMe!Prints, KimPrints, Putnum House, Prints Charming Paper, Roseanne Beck, Little Lamb Design, Lauren Chow Designs, Take Note Designs and Modern Posh holiday cards. Shop Now with the following discount code: HOL152011

We're so excited to have hundreds of new holiday cards designs on our site. Check them out—you'll be like a kid in a candy store!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy bday!

Happy bday to our friend Colleen! Can't think of a better way to celebrate than with yummy, homemade cupcakes and the perfect gift—a monogrammed Queen Bea straw bag! Check it out at

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chilly, cozy night!

First fire of the season... ahhhh, perfect on such a cozy, fall night. Used my Whitney English personalized matchbox to get it started Love these!!!! Too cute!!! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Hostess Gifts

Spook up your Halloween hostess gifts with a vintage from a creepy collection. A ghoulish gift tag packages things perfectly!  As we head into the holiday season, definitely make gift tags a part of your packaging — such a cute way to personalize your hostess gifts! Check out our great tags at

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Ultimate Eye Candy

Halloween Eye Candy (literally!!!) is a quick and easy way to add color to your Halloween bash. Ghosts and goblins of all ages won't be able to stay away from these sweet treats!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin fun!

As we head into the Halloween Homestretch, make the most of your pumpkins with a fun paint job— here, a funny face, scary message, and large house number make this pumpkin display pop! Be sure to spray with an indoor/outdoor gloss to prevent rain from washing the fun away!