Hello and welcome back for another month of Kill My Studio Calico Kit! This is the sixth installment of this series, and in total I have made a whopping 83 layouts. Yay me!
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.
Notes: I love the colors of this month's papers! And the embellishments are so much fun - the gold dipped letters, the vellum shapes, the black words and the stamp stickers - I love them all.
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!
Hello and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and the weekend couldn't come sooner! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a notecard set I made for the April Project Parade at The Lilypad.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers and just laid them on top of kraft card bases. I love how they turned out!
Next, I made a page with some products that are 50% off today for the weekly Something Old, Something New sale!
On the first page, I combined the M3 main kit with some of the fabulous add ons. This month's theme is calm / passing the storm, and all the rain elements worked perfectly to document a very rainy but lovely day we had in New York City last week.
It's hard to pick a favorite in the M3 collection, but it's probably the paper backgrounds - there is so much variety and they are the best way to stat your page! This month, they even included a coloring page. I have never done coloring (or at least the adult coloring trend that is so popular right now), but as soon as I saw this page I knew I wanted to try it. It's such a cool design! So I did, and used it for this 2-page layout:
I printed it on heavy cardstock and then added my coloring - first with markers, and then with watercolors (my favorite). I decided not to fill th whole page because I loved the black&white look too. I love how it turned out! And it was the perfect complement for the right page, which is all made with physical scrapbook products.
I love that busy background and how it's toned down by the colored page on the left.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great end of the week!
Keeping up with what has become a new tradition this year, I made a page with the digital releases from Studio Calico and I am happy to share it with you today - reveal day! Shopping starts at 12 PM EST for subscribers and at 3 PM EST for everyone else, but the digitals are already for sale so no need to wait any longer!