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Letterpress Class (still enrolling!)

I wanted to share a couple of sneak peeks of projects I’ve been working on for the Letterpress class at Studio Calico.  Class enrollment is STILL OPEN until September 15th, so be sure to sign up soon!  The lessons that have been posted so far are awesome.  Here are two peeks, both using the blind impressions technique.  Hope to see you in class!IMG_0880 IMG_0777

Studio Calico’s Double Scoop!

The September kit at SC is live (for subscribers… non subbers can purchase at midnight tonight!)!  I used the main scrapbooking kit, the main Project Life kit, and two scrapbook add ons: Sprinkles and Licorice.  Be sure to check out the other add ons… especially the PL card ones.  I wish I had ordered some of those!

Yorktown:  This is my main kit only  layout this month.  To be honest… I re-did it a couple times and still couldn’t get it quite right.  Sigh.  I love the frame patterned paper though and the colors in that ombre paper I backed them with.   yorktown1 yorktown2

Be True, Be You:  I LOVE the Lindsay Letters stamp in the Cotton Candy Stamp Add On.  It’s just gorgeous!  I used the diamond outline stamp here on various patterned papers to make my own background design.

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Boo:  Each time SC offers a Halloween themed add on, I grab it!  I just think Halloween stuff is so fun!  I used the letter cut files with my Silhouette to create the large title and then filled in the “o”s with pics.

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Happy Halloween:  Another Halloween page, this time using Catherine’s awesome template.  Love how you just drop your photo in and it looks fabulous!  I added some of the vellum tape and that super fun alpha roller stamp from the PL kit.

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Have a great day!

Letterpress Class at Studio Calico!

Look what’s coming in September!!



Studio Calico’s next class will be all about letterpress!  You can read all about the class and find links to the class supplies here.  The tool is easy to use right out of the box (you DO need a manual die cutting machine to use it though! I used the Evolution…), and the results are beautiful!  I created a quick filler card for Project Life last night.



The silver ink is sort of sparkly and gorgeous in real life.  LOVE it!  You can see the “plate” behind it (it came with my machine, not sure if it will come in the ones at SC – just a disclaimer!) along with the brayer.  You do need to use the thick letterpress paper to get a nice impression.  The plate designs they’ve come up with are beautiful!! (You’ll probably recognize a few of our favorite stamp designs!)  And the whole look of letterpress is so elegant and classy…it really adds an extra special feel to your project.

Be sure to register by the end of August! Class will start on September 1st!  See you there!

Marks & Co. – Studio Calico’s August Scrapbooking Kit

Beautiful colors and patterns, super fun stamps and very cool embellishments (hello cork shapes/alphas and chalkboard tape?!) make SC’s newest kit a lot of fun to scrap with!  (I especially LOVE the stamp in the PL kit and will be using it lots in the future I’m sure!)

Nashville:  For this page I use the Kal Barteski cut file for my silhouette.  I decided to go big with it and use my many photos as borders almost.  Love that patterned paper that looks like it has lots of washi strips on it!  I used the Amy Tan stitching template to make the stars…stitching across and all over the shape to make some string art.

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Eight: I love the hearts 4×6 card from the PL kit and decided to outline the hearts with some stitching to brighten it up a little.  I die cut the big “8” and then journaled around the edges.

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You are Here Summer:  I cut the wave design in my background paper (after first sizing it to just barely fit the height of the alpha stickers) and then filled in the waves with different summer/pool themed words.  The quote bubble is one of the stitching templates and there’s that fun PL stamp again!  🙂

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What’s ending up in your SC cart today?!  🙂

Studio Calico promo code!

Guess what? I’ve got a special promo code to share with new Studio Calico subscribers. 🙂 Check out the fabulous Valley High kits this month and use one of the codes listed below to score $5 off!

Valley High scrapbook subscription: SCRAPBOOKVALLEY

Valley High card subscription: CARDVALLEY

Valley High Project Life subscription: PLVALLEY

The codes will expire at June 30th at midnight EST.



Studio Calico Atlantic – mixing pastels with some gold glitz

I’m more of a silver girl myself.  🙂  But I am really liking the mix of pastel colors + metallic gold in Studio Calico’s new Atlantic collection.  It’s not a lot of gold…but just little touches in gold glittered stars, embossed patterned paper, and some on the journaling card I used.  Just enough to add a little excitement to an otherwise muted palette.  I used the Compass Digital Template from Roundabout’s digital shop for my photo.  Everything else is from the Atlantic collection (except the Blinks of Life Journaling Card.)

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Oh, and be sure to check out SC’s LAST CALL sale today… should be going live any minute! 🙂  LOTS of awesome goodies in there….  Have a day!


Roundabout – Studio Calico’s June Scrapbooking Kit

I have some Roundabout pages to share today!  The new kit at SC went live for subscribers a few hours ago and will be available for non-subbers at midnight.  I worked with the main Scrapbook Kit, Navy Pier, Cumberland Gap (Project Life add on kit), and bits and pieces of the main Project Life kit (they cards didn’t arrive to me in time, but the other parts of the kit did!). I also used several of the digital stamp brushes and cut files from the digital shop this month (I think the stamp brushes especially are such a great value if you don’t want to buy a whole add on or additional kit!)…and my silhouette machine.

Summer Love:  For this page, I used a digi stamp brush for the title on the photo and then embellished a little right there as well.  I like using the dead space on an enlarged photo like that every once in a while.  🙂  This was my son looking for fossilized shark teeth on the beach last summer.  We collected a whole bunch…but you had to be very patient and look really hard to find them! 


Be You: I love the alpha stamp in Navy Pier and decided I wanted to stamp out a quote with it.  This Dr. Seuss quote fit the silly photo of Jack pretty well.  🙂  I added a little stitching along the designs of the paper as an accent.bewhoyouare1 bewhoyouare2

Go Ape:  I gave the polaroid frame stamp a work out on this layout!  I stamped it first onto a piece of scrap paper, cut it out and then used that as a mask when stamping on my layout.  That allowed me to make it look like the stamped images were layered over one another.  I cut the “hello love” design out of white cardstock and then misted it with some Taxi Mister Huey’s.  I love that mist covers the white cardstock so beautifully! goape1goape2

Jockey’s Ridge – I couldn’t resist using a whole slew of the chipboard frames on this one page.  I loved the color combo included in the pack of frames and that you get so many of them! Add a few small pics, some patterned paper, a few embellies and it’s done!  🙂jockeysridge1 jockeysridge2Have a great day!


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