How to Order &
Windows 7, Vista, XP,
Mac OS/Leopard would follow similar instructions) - revised 09/30/2011
direction. Except for our Simply Digital CDs and Scrappers' Guide Training CDs, all of the products on our site are downloadables. Each download product description on our shop contains a description of the components in the kit, number of files included, and size of the zipped download file. The files within a download are zipped (compressed) into one file so they can be downloaded. Once downloaded they need to be extracted for you to work with them within your image editor.
with a Download
files. We also show you how to come back and re-download files if you didn't download them immediately on the Order Confirmation Page.
If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you should already have a built in zip/unzip utility. However, you can try WinZip free for a trial period if you do not have a built-in utility.
Our downloads are both Mac and Windows compatible, and Mac has different extraction utilities which function similarly to our instructions below.
To start the order process,
any Tab on the left side for the category of product you are interested in. Note we have our downloads in different categories: What's New, Simply $1, Commercial Use, Kits/Page Paks, Element Paks, Photography Tools, AlphaSets, Templates, Winter Holiday (or other seasonal categories), Calendars/Albums, and so on. Our CD Collections are our Simply Digital Graphic CDs, which have different graphics than our downloads.
As shown at right at the top blue bar is a Search function, which you can use to search for a specific product name or theme of product you are looking for. The site will then link you to any matches.
Our most used category is What's New, which lists all recent products, most recent shown first. Click on What's New and you'll see thumbnails and prices of all recent products.
Once you see a product you like (Our Vacation Page Pak in example), click on the thumbnail to get to its product page.
pak for a better idea of the detail of the art included, as well as see other views or layouts using the kit.
the Order Download button
add a product to your cart or click View Cart button at top of store you are brought to the page at right.
You can click Keep Shopping to add more items to cart. Or, you can start the checkout process.
Our site defaults to Downloadable shipping method. Only change this if your cart also contains CDs (or custom CD burning service). so you won’t be charged shipping*.
At this page you can also enter any Coupon Code we may be offering at the time (free newsletter sign-up) or Gift Certificate you've been given. You can also add this code and set shipping method at next page.
button to proceed to next step.
If you have not registered at our store (or are not currently logged in), you will be presented with three options. These include shopping as a guest (no registration is required), signing in via an existing account or registering for an new account.
Note: To keep track of order history, an account is needed.
If you click Use Guest Checkout, you will be presented with the Shipping & Payment screen (see next section on Shipping & Payment Methods).
Account history cannot be tracked, nor customer information remembered for next order when checking out as a guest.
If you select Sign In & Check Out, you will be prompted to sign-in to the service you registered through previously. This will enable your order to be tracked in your account.
If you select Register & Check Out, you will be prompted to register with us using either your Yahoo, Google, or AOL accounts. If you do not have an account with any of these, you can create one using the links at the bottom of the window, and then return to register with us. Once you click one of the three options, the simple registration process will ask you login to the service you chose and link that account to CottageArts. You can then input your address information, click the register button, and you are done!
*As noted above, registration is optional.**
Shipping & Payment Methods
Complete the Shipping and Billing Address sections and Payment Method sections on this page. For Billing Address, click Same as Shipping Address button, if the same.
*As noted above, if you also ordered CDs, then you must choose a shipping method other than “downloadable”, however, you are still able to download the downloadable products in the same order.
Choose Payment method by clicking on Pay Using Credit Card button or Pay Using Pay Pal button.
that we accept PayPal, Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and Diner's Club payment options.
Scroll down to bottom of page and click Continue to pay with PayPal or go to next step.
PayPal as your payment method, the system will
If correct, click
item(s) at top right,
Download button next to each item to download (download one at a time). Click Save button and choose path where to save downloads. We recommend creating a specific folder for your CottageArts.net downloads.
NO BLUE Download Button?
interrupted, or you exit your Order Confirmation page before completing your download(s), you can go back to download again at any time in the future.
You can get to your Order Status page using the URL from your Order Confirmation email (your e-mail states, "You can always find out the current status of your order by going to: your order url). Check your spam if you did not receive this e-mail.
You can copy and paste this URL into your web browser if your e-mail made it a non-clickable link (at right you can see it is a blue clickable link...some e-mails make this non-clickable).
Yahoo Shopping is a highly secure system, so when you click the order status link, you need to do the following:
1. Verify who you are with your account number or PayPal e-mail address** in the field at the BOTTOM of the page
2. Click the Brown Apply button
3. See Blue Download buttons by items in order at top right of page
4. Click Blue Download buttons to download
** PayPal users: be sure to use your PayPal account e-mail address in this field which may be a different e-mail address than what you use now. Also, this field is case sensitive so enter your PayPal account exactly how you have it registered with PayPal.
Note: If paid by credit card, the field at the bottom will ask for account number, not your E-mail. You are not charged again, and Yahoo ECommerce is a SSL site.
After clicking on the blue "Download" button, a File Download dialog appears. Click Save.
NO File Download dialog box?
This is most likely due to a pop-up blocker on your system not allowing pop-ups from our store. Please set your pop-up blocker to allow pop-ups from store.yahoo.net.
called CottageArts or DigitalDownloads (or your choice)
Download Managers/Internet Connection
products with dial-up
such as ReGet (their Junior version is sufficient for home use). Download managers allow you to start downloading right where you were, if there is an interruption in the download connection.
e-mail), validate who you are at the bottom of the screen, and then the blue Download button will re-appear for you to download again. You will NOT be charged again to re-download. (See NO BLUE Download Button(s)? section above for more details).
Note: we recommend you first delete the incomplete download file and re-boot your system before trying to re-download.
For those on dial-up, we also offer a Custom CD Burning Service for those who would like to have their download zip files burned to a CD and mailed to them via the USPS.
Extracting Zip Files (unzipping)
saved. In this example, the file we downloaded was named CottageArtsOurVacation.zip.
Zip file, choose Open With>Compressed (zipped) Folders. Or simply double click on the zip file name.
Click Extract all files in the window that opens.
Click Next in Dialog, select folder to save to, click Next again. This will unzip the contents of the Zip file and place them in a new folder with the same name as the Zip.
titled CottageArtsOurVacationPak (or download pak you purchased, downloaded, and unzipped).
Click View>Thumbnails to see a thumbnail of the
purchased. If there are multiple folder of product, such as Embellishments and Papers in kit at right, double click on desired folder.
To start creating, right click on any image and choose Open with Image Editor you use. Or open image editor, choose File>Open and find this folder.
Have fun using our products!
For more information on how to use our products, see our tutorials page.