Friday, July 13, 2012

Kit Club love!

I've long admired Studio Calico kits and I finally signed up to receive a few months worth. The kit that came this past May really just blew me away. I loved it so much I needed to just admire it for awhile. Spurred on by recent posts by May Flaum in her CAMP SCRAP series, today is the day I am ripping into it and possibly breaking the remainder up into general scrapbook product population ;  i.e. mixing it in with my other supplies.

Come along for the journey! The picture below is from the Studio Calico website located HERE

The kit is sold out now but the various pieces (for the most part) can be found online to purchase.
Contents of kit: 5 cardstock
                        MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Adventures
                        MME Bright Side Turquise Wood
                        MME Follow Your Heart Be Amazing
                        Echo Park This & That Insyamatic
                        Echo Park This & That Yardsticks
                        Studio Calico Tim and Beck Woodgrain
                        Studio Calico Books
                         Studio Calico Hues
                    2 Flair buttons
                    SC exclusive diecuts          
                    SC exclusive hexagon stamp
                         1 roll of washi
                      Smash tabs
                     Heidi Swapp Magic Color letters
                     Heidi Swapp Memory File
                      Yellow ribbon
                      Studio Calico Hexagon Mistables !!!!

Included in the kit were these little diecuts.  Hmmmm....I had all these little bits laid out a piece of dark cardstock....maybe that for a background??? Not my usual style but I pulled out a photo and I liked it!

 (disclaimer: I'm not sure where that butterfly came from but it doesn't match any of the other diecuts. Perhaps it flew into there?)

I pulled some papers from the kit that I wanted to work with. I started to cut and layer. I traditionally lay my whole layout out before I glue anything and today was no exception.

I cut a ruler off the Echo Park patterned paper and splattered some mist in the top left hand corner. 

 I finally used one of  the October Afternoon Sprinklers I had and I really liked the paint like look of it against the dark cardstock.

I layered a BG scrap that coordinated  with the colors instead of cutting a whole sheet of pattern just for a 2 inch strip. I can't help it, it's a sickness. 

 I needed something up by the spatter....a repeating pattern?? Ohhhh hexagons of course!!

I gasped when I first saw the Studio Calico Mistable Hexagons and I was excited to finally use them. I pulled out 2 shades of Staz-On ink because I figured that was the best fit for the fabric-like finish of the mistables.

 I  chose a stamp (an old one by Club Scrap) and some brown ink.

 I loved the way it looked immediately!

I inked all the edges of my patterned paper with brown ink and added a strip of the washi tape from the kit to the border. The layout is coming together!

Next up: the title!
I know what I wanted to say and what I wanted it to look like. I love to mix my title fonts and I knew my last word had to stand out. I opened up the Heidi Swapp Magic Color letters from the kit and selected a gray ink from Hero Arts.

I stuck the sticker letter on my finger and rubbed it onto the ink pad. Very high tech technique!

I wiped the excess ink away with a paper towel so the resist showed up.

 I'm liking this!!

I did have 2 failed letters. I think I soaked the letters with too much ink. That's okay...there are a ton of letters in the package.

Now it's time to glue! I get all my papers attached and then went back to my title. I didn't have enough of the scripty Thickers that I had in mind for word #1 but these Amy Tangerine letters worked fine and I also used some Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete it.

I love love love sticker letters and always have a bunch to choose from.

Finished title

So now the bottom right corner needed something.... so THIS happened. 

I repeated the hexagon and used some diecut bits, inked all the edges and I also layered the patterned strip that comes on all the SC paper now.    I have quite a collection of these!

I journaled a little and I am done!!  WOOTWOOT!!!   I have busted into the kit and justified my purchase! 

Here is my finished creation:

Thanks for checking out my process today!


  1. Great embellishment cluster in the corner and I love what you did with the hexagons!

  2. Thanks for sharing all the thought and techniques that went into the layout. Your kit sure has a lot of products that I've never seen before.

  3. Pretty layout! I like your hexagon work.

  4. Beautiful kit! And your layout turned out spectacular!!

  5. Love the stamped hexagons! Beautiful page!

  6. very nice .. thanks for sharing....great photo's on show how...

  7. Great layout. The hexagons are fab and I love what you did with the letters!