Like last month, I only got the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit, Wink Wink ($34.99). There was only one thing I loved in the embellishment add on kit so I passed.
Notes: I certainly do better with bold colors, and this kit has plenty! I love the plastic letters, the puffy asterisks, and the chipboard circles.
Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. My goal is to use up a kit before the next one arrives.
I made 11 layouts (10 12"x12", 1 8.5"x11"), for a total of $34.99, or $3.19/page. I supplemented the kit with some cardstock from my stash, stamps, and the odd embellishment. Here's a roundup of all the pages I made:
And here is what I made with the kit.
I arranged my circles/shapes in rainbow order and watercolored the patterned paper to match. I added the journaling at the bottom of the page after the picture was taken (it's a bit personal), as well as a title with the black alpha letters on top of the patterned paper - they are a great addition to ground all the pops of color on this page.
I watercolored the tag but you can no longer see the embossed camera (or barely) so I wouldn't recommend it unless that's the effect you're going after.
I love the fun colors of the acetate alpha in the kit!
I recently bought a tag die and I am having fun making tags from patterned paper!
On this page I used a few leftover embellishments from past scrapbook kits (Galileo - puffy sticker, heart die cut; Fairground - word strips; Brimfield - washi strip, chipboard phrases).
That diamond paper is one of my favorites this month. I prefer the black on white side, but I thought the white on black side worked best on this page.
The label and puffy stickers are from my stash. I also used the stamp from the November kit (love it!).
This is a 2-pager. I couldn't bear cutting up or covering that lettered paper, so a 2-pager it is. :)
And that wraps up this month! Are you enjoying this blog series? Do leave me a comment if you are.