1180 N. Eagle Road, Suite 102
Meridian, Idaho 83642
(208) 888-3966

Store Hours:
Monday ~ Friday : 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Closed

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome in the New Year with these!

Celebrating the New Year with family and friends? Take this delicious dish everyone will be talking about all year long!

Jelly Balls

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg, beaten
½ cup fine bread crumbs
3 TBSP. chopped parsley
½ cup chopped onion
1 TSP. Worcestershire Sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

Chili Grape Sauce:
12oz. bottle chili sauce
10oz. jar grape jelly
1 TSP. lemon juice
2 TBSP. brown sugar
1 TBSP. soy sauce

Mix ground beef with egg, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Roll into 1” balls. Heat chili sauce, jelly, lemon juice, brown sugar and soy sauce in a large pot. Bring to a boil and add uncooked meatballs. Simmer meatballs in sauce for 30 minutes. Serve in a chafing dish.
Makes about 50 balls. Freezes well!

If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to sign up to attend our Recipe Class on January 20th and get more great recipe ideas from Candace. This Jelly Ball recipe is one of four for the January Class and each month Candace makes 4 new recipes to enjoy!

We also have weekly Recipe Kits for sale in store ~ come check them out! Be a new cook for the new year!!

Have a safe and healthy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Don't miss out on our WINTER wood letter decor class!
Just in time to put up as you pack away all your Christmas decorations!
Come join us to make these fun colorful Winter letters with Nicole!
Saturday January 9th!
10 AM - Noon
You can order a Kit to Go $36 or grab the wood only for just $30!
Make sure to bring some scissors, sanding tools and adhesive with you!
Come chase your winter blues away! See you there!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Organize It Album Class-January 21

Organize It Album Class-Join us to make this adorable special dates organizer. Each month has it's own page to record important birthdates and anniversaries. The back is an address book with tabbed dividers. A special envelope on the back page holds your stamps and address labels.
This class will be held January 21 7-8:30. Cost is $23. Please bring a paper trimmer, adhesive, distress ink and a stapler. If you are unable to attend on the night of the class, pick up a kit-to-go and make this project at home.

Calendar Organization Idea

Looking at getting organized in 2010? Come in and let us help! Paper Accents Calendar Pages 12"x 12" are ideal for creating your own personalized calendars. With your scrapbooking supplies in hand you can now create a calendar that really means something to you with all your important dates and faces on it. Great for use with dry erase markers, so you can use it over and over! 3"x 12" space at top for month with 35 blank day spaces, each 1 5/8" square, below. Fill in the month and days to fit your needs, no excuses now for missing appointments, birthdays, anniversaries or other important dates, because you can write them down yourself. We also have this calendar sheet in tin so you'll also be able to hang those important notes from it with plain or decorative magnets! Make one of these speciality calendars today and let Paper Cottage help you!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Oreo Eggnog

1 qt. (4 cups) prepared eggnog
18 OREO Cookies, divided
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

PLACE eggnog and 10 cookies in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth.
POUR into 8 glasses; top evenly with the whipped topping.
SERVE each topped with 1 of the remaining 8 cookies.

Sit back and relax! You have worked hard for this day.
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Desk Calendar Class - Saturday, Jan.16th

Want to jazz up your desk space this up coming year?? Or give a unique, one of a kind gift??
Come make this chipboard desk calendar with Candace on Saturday, January 16th from 10am to noon. Class fee $24.00 (come into the store to see the rest of the pages)
Don't forget to bring: adhesive, glue dots, glue pen, glue stick, scissors, paper trimmer and distressing ink. You will get to use a chipboard corner rounder and the Big Bite tool in class.

January 2010 Calendar of Events:

(click on calendar to enlarge)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Only 8 more days til Christmas......

are you ready??? Did the holidays sneak up on you and now you're scrambling around for gift idea?? Look no further, check out this quick, easy & cute idea that anyone on your list will get a kick out of:

Just wrap a chocolate bar with pattern paper, attach this poem, add some embellishments and ribbon if desired and you are done! Whip up a batch tonight!


Dashing from the malls
With groceries yet to buy,
Workshops, kids & housekeeping,
Life's so crazy! Why?

Bells on our telephone ring,
The machine will take the call,
We have no time for family or friends,
It drives us up the wall.

How are you? How's your life?
We really want to know.
Hope you're ready for Christmas,
Now maybe it will snow.

A day or two ago,
We thought we'd make a treat,
For all our special friends
-A Christmas Gift to eat!

Our intentions were top notch,
But our schedules would not budge,
So, here's this year's version of

Enjoy!! Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Saving Continues...

Click on image to view in full size

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Giving Idea....

Need a quick & cute gift idea?? Check out the new 3 1/2" clear pails we just got in by Stampendous ~ they are too cute!! Decorate as desired and fill with your favorite holiday treats for a neighbor, teacher, bus driver, mail carrier, co-worker, friends and family members!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 12/28/09

Recipe Kit - Christmas Morning Breakfast $3.99 Page Kit - Built Tough $11.99

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 12/21/09

Recipe Kit - Sugary Gingerbread Oat Chews $3.99 Page Kit - Christmas Traditions $11.99

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 12/14/09

Recipe Kit - Chocolate Snowflake Cookies $3.99 Page Kit - Snow Much Fun $11.99

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 12/7/09

Recipe Kit - Holly Berry Cookies $3.99 Page Kit - Guitar Hero $11.99

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Goodies to fill your Stocking!!

We have the new Jewel Templates by Bazzill Basics. You can create your own designs using the reusable Bazzill Jewel Templates. You pick the design. You select the jewel color. You select the size. Great for embellishing scrapbook pages, card making, home decor, and every other project needing a touch of bling. Use it for setting pearls, stitching and brads too! They are an absolute must to have ~ the "squeezers" make picking up and placing gems so easy too!

See how they work:Check out the design detail:
And here is the finished project:
What a great look! Make sure to ask for these items in your stocking this year!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tic Tac Snowman

Make this adorable Tic Tac Snowman for anyone on your list!
(image A)

You will need the following:
-1 piece double-sided pattern paper cut at 3x5
-1 piece white cardstock cut at 2 3/4 x 1 7/8
-1" circle punch
-corner rounder
-1 piece ribbon 17" long
-1 package of Tic Tac's

-Score pattern paper piece (3x5) on Scor-Pal at the 2" and dot on the 5" side of the paper. (the dot is just after the 2" mark on the Scor-Pal. Flip pattern paper around and score on other side. Use corner rounder for all four corners of paper. (see image B)
-Round only two corners of the white piece of cardstock. (see image B)
-lay the outside of the pattern paper piece down and glue the ribbon across the paper as shown in image B. Adhere the white cardstock on top as shown.
-Punch a 1" hole towards the bottom so that Tic Tac's will show through.
-Decorate front as desired. (we used the Snowman QuicKutz die)
-Fold like a book and place glue dots on the Tic Tac container and adhere to the inside of the book.
-Add poem to the top of the Tic Tac container (image C)
"Snowman Kisses ~ He's cute, cuddly & full of good wishes. He wants to give you these snowman kisses!"
-Tie ribbon to close book and you are done! (image A)

(image B)

(image C)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What's New this week....

You have to come in and see the new papers from Fancy Pants - Christmas Magic and Frosted. Too cute!!
Check out the layouts made with the 2 lines:
On the Snow layout, Creative Impressions felt snowflakes were added to complete the look ~ come in and get inspired today!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Holiday

Join Candace and start making a flip frame recipe book. Make one for yourself and/or for a Christmas gift. Collect four new yummy recipes each month - only $15. Add the flip frame and title page for $15. December's Class is Christmas Themed Recipes ~ come check them out!!
Class: Wednesday, December 9th 7pm.

Tis' The Season!

Here's our latest Seasonal Hanger for December! This fun ornament is so pretty hanging up! This paper is from TPC Studios and has the most gorgeous silver swirls in it! Come to our fun class Saturday morning December 5th 10am-Noon or sign up for a kit to go! If you don't have a hanger you can easily convert this fun ornament as a door hanger with some pretty ribbon! Kits are just $15 or if you'd like to embellish it on your own the wood is just $13! Call today to get your kit 888-3966!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quick & Easy Gift Idea....

Check out this project, super easy and super cute! Great gift idea for a co-worker, neighbor, friend, teacher or family member. Make one tonight!!
Only need a few supplies:
-5x8 1/2" cardstock for base
-1/2" piece of ribbon
-packet of hot apple cider or hot chocolate
-pattern paper of your choice to decorate front
-embellishments of your choice to decorate front
-hole punch


-score the 5x8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/4" on both ends. Fold at the score lines to go around the hot drink mix, adhere with adhesive where ends overlap. This will make your pouch.
-punch a hole/slot in the middle of top part of your pouch. Choose your punch according to the ribbon size being used.
-thread the ribbon through the hole on top of the pouch. Make sure the ribbon is the same length on both sides.
-center the hot drink mix between the ribbon on top of the pouch where ribbon is running through both holes.
-push the hot drink mix all the way into the pouch.
-tie the ribbon ends and trim off excess.
-decorate the outside of your pouch.
-simply pull the ribbon (no need to untie) and the drink mix will appear.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 11/30/09

Recipe Kit- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds $3.99 Page Kit - Life's a Hoot $11.99

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jingle Bells - 2 Page Christmas Layout

Sign up today for this 2 page layout featuring the NEW Christmas line from Bo Bunny. All the work is done for you in creating the layout. All you will need to do is follow the instructions provided and paste it together. This class kit will be available Nov. 10th so call and reserve your today. There are only 12 available and they will go FAST!
Teacher: Tami Fleming
Kits available November 10th

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 11/23/09

Recipe Kit - Easy Autumn Pear Cake $3.99 Page Kit - Falling Leaves (2 page layout) $11.99

Recipe & Page Kit of the Week - 11/19/09

Recipe Kit - Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting $3.99 Page Kit - We Are Family (2 page layout) $11.99