Saturday, 30 May 2015

Make It Big At Studio Calico

hello again! just dropping in to share a new class by one of my favourite scrapbookers - paige evans! paige has a new class - make it big which is starting in a days time on 1st day of june! registration is closing soon so do grab this last chance to register! 

here are some details of the class!

The motto for this class: the bigger, the better! join paige evans as she shares ways to use big elements in your cards, layouts, and project life® spreads to make a big impact. paige shows how to use die cuts, stamped designs, photos, and more to create oversized features that make a statement.

what you'll get:
  • 4 videos and 8 all new projects from paige evans.
  • 12 new projects (layouts, cards, pocket pages & mini albums) from our contributors - all using studio calico kits!
  • 4 pdf lessons posted weekly
  • digital die cut files from paige evans.
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
  • Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned.


adding big elements (think oversized photos, accents, alphabets and stamps) into my layouts/ projects have always been a big challenge for me so i'm excited to be inspired by paige and all the contributors for this class!

you will also be happy to know that while supplies last (the last i checked, its still available so hurry!!!), make it big students will receive a bonus 6x8in alphabet stamp set. these stamps will ship for free, no matter where you are!

enrolment for make it big will close on may 31st at 11:59pm est and class will begin on june 1stto sign up or to find out more details on the class, click here. you would like to check out the class supplies, studio calico has put together some recommended items here.

hope to see you in class!


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Galileo Reveal

i'm happy to be contributing to studio calico this month! you will be pleased to know that presales has started for subscribers and all kits will be on sale for everyone tonight at midnight EST/ 11pm CST.

this month, i decided to try something different and worked with the card kit instead! it was lots of fun for me and i am excited to share some cards i made with the main card kit, i do by kelly purkey and hey girl by mama elephant.

here's what i made...

happy birthday card 
(main kit only)

I am inspired by Wilna to use the color theory ink pad to create a background for my card. I just press the ink pad on the card and rub it to create a rectangle background. I then fussy cut the stamped bunny and ice cream and adhere them to the card with foam tabs to create some dimension. next i stamped happy birthday and added some pink paint on the bunny's cheek (though someone mention it looks like ice cream on the bunny and i agree!).

thank you 
(main kit only)

i love colors of the papers in the paper pad so i made a little banner with the different papers. i attached the banners to the twine with my tiny attacher. i also use the tiny attacher to secure the twine to the card. then i added some enamel dots to complete the banner. next, i stamped the thank you phrase in black and pink ink. i then fussy cut and layered them for dimension. to finish off the i added some ink splatters.

alll the happiness in the world
(stamp: i do by kelly purkey)

i created a background with the wedding bands and gold ink. then i fussy cut the stamped bride and groom and adhere them with some foam tabs for some dimension. to add some interest and color to the card, i fussy cut little hearts from one of the patterned papers and adhere it to the card. i love that this stamp set has some sweet phrases which i added inside and and the end the card.

remember! you are the best
(stamp: hey girl by mama elephant)

there are lots of lovely and encouraging phrases on this stamp that i would like to include on my card. so i thought of using the printable labels. i stamped the phrases on some of the labels. then i start to adhere the labels to the card or secure them with my tiny attacher. i also added some of the cute washi tape designed by lizzie mackay (did i mention i am a big big fan of her designs?) and a little bow i made from twine.

happy birthday - i love gelatos
(main kit only)

i am crazy about the bunny and ice cream stamp in the card kit this month so i had to create another card with this cute stamp set. for this card, i  decided to try stamping with gelatos and boy was i happy with the results! i love the watercolor paint effect and i thought it made the ice cream look like gelatos! :) then i started decorating the ice cream with the fruits and enamel dots (i thought they look like candy!). i kept the rest of the card simple and just added the bunny, the happy birthday greeting and some washi tape. 

thats all i have! i hope you enjoyed my little cards. remember to check out the rest of the creative team gallery!