This month I only got the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit, Lollipop Guild ($34.99), and then I recently bought the Tin Man embellishment kit $7 at last month's kit sale.
The stamp in the embellishment kit is awesome!
Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.
I made 10 layouts (6 12"x12",10 8.5"x11"), for a total of $41.99, or $4.2/page. I supplemented the kit with some embellishments from the Project Life kit, plus some items from my stash (stamps, and the odd embellishment). Here's a roundup of all the pages I made:
And here is what I have left:
Leftovers: I am pretty sure this is the most I have ever killed a kit! I likely have enough to make one more page using that red paper that was one of my favorites this month. This month I didn't have to use any card stock from my stash.
And here is what I made with the kit.
This page makes me happy! I used a favorite photo and I just love the juxtaposition of black, red and gold.
The bold papers in this kit are just right up my alley! Here I also added a printable from The Lilypad for the left page, while the right page is all using the Lollipop Guild scrapbook kit and the Tin Man add on. Here's a look at the right page on its own:
Those stickers were perfect for a page about New York City!
The rest of the pages were done all in one day.. I was on a roll for sure! :)
This page was done with the main kit only. I used the vellum, rubber and enamel stars in the kit, and cut some more from patterned paper.
This page is a tribute to my mom, who is the best! This page is done with the scrapbook main kit only, plus some plastic tickets from the Project Life kit.
I tried something different on this page, and I love how it turned out! I used some acrylic paint on the background, and sprinkled some glitter on top. I thought the Tour Eiffel went well with the French theme of the page. The gold "cheers" word comes from the Project Life kit.
Here I used the Maggie alpha for the title (it's out of stock unfortunately), as well as the stamp set from the Tin Man add on stamped with the silver pigment ink that came with it.
On this page I used some bits left over from the previous month - the background and the red papers.
This is one of my favorite pages with this month's kit - I just love the colors. It's not a mix of colors I would have paired on my own, but I absolutely love it! I used the gold alphas from the Canyonlands kit and some puffy gold stars and dots from my stash.
The patterned paper I used for the background is really busy, but I love the look! I used a glassine bag to tone down the area behind the photo. I used some gold letters leftover from the previous month's kit. Every year we go out after the traditional Messiah concert, and this is what this page is about.
For the last page I put together most of the remaining bits and scraps of paper I had left. Again, not a traditional color scheme for Christmas, but it totally works for me! The colored rubber stars are from the Project Life kit.
And that wraps up this month! Are you enjoying this blog series? Should I keep going? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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