Thursday, October 27, 2011

Studio Calico guest creations...

The Studio Calico projects for the month are up here! I'd love to show you what I made with the kits. The first few are made with (mostly) the main kit...

"Snow Days are the Best Days"...shortly after we got our puppy, it snowed and the girls took her out to play. She absolutely loved the snow, although she was so little compared to the big snow banks...and was completely soaked and freezing cold when she came back in!
I layered lots of the Basic Grey die cuts, some of them are fabric, and so pretty. Here's Maggie with her little sweater. :)
Made my own little paperclip here with a Basic Grey die cut and a white cardstock snowflake cut out with Papertrey Ink's Damask Snowflake dies. (All of the snowflakes on the page were cut with the Damask Snowflakes dies.) The "notes" card is from add-on #2.
I hand stitched part of the title.





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On this card, I flipped over the die cut paper and ran it through my printer to print the "thank you" text on the back of the paper. The little holes in the paper made tying some floss onto it very easy!
I used a Maple Leaf punch by McGill to punch the leaves, and a few leaves are cut to hang off the edges of the card.
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On the JOY snowflake card, I used the button card that the buttons came on! I had to trim it down just a bit, so it wasn't so tall. I misted the gray cardstock with Calico White Mister Huey by Studio Calico. LOVE this opaque white mist!
Did you guess what the snowflake is made out of? They are the Amy Tangerine paper leaves in the main kit!
I thought about doing something Fall-ish with them, but I wanted to try something different. I painted them white and trimmed 2 little V's out of the tops of them. You could certainly make your own snowflake like this by cutting or punching your own leaves and then doing the same technique. I covered the center where the leaves come together with a button and piece of cardstock. Floss is from my stash.

This little striped button makes me SWOON! (I'm easily entertained, aren't I??)
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Now onto the add-ons!

This little card set was made with add-ons #1 and #3. The papers in these kits coordinated SO nicely! I used a Wine Bottle Tag die by Papertrey Ink to cut 2 pieces for the pocket, then placed them horizontally (instead of vertically like the Wine Bottle Tag is supposed to go) and stitched them together to form the pocket for these cards.
The butterfly stamps in the kit were gorgeous, so I stamped them with Weather Vane ink by JBS onto the text paper and cut them out.
I wanted to keep the cards all basically with the same design - all with a circle die cut in the back, a sticker, a butterfly and a strip of paper. This basic design helped with making the cards quickly.
All of the background circles were cut with Papertrey Ink's Doilies Details dies.
I made 4 thank you cards to tuck into the pocket.

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Now onto add-on #2. Which...I have to say...was my very favorite kit! There was an adorable stamp in this one, where you stamp the outline and then fill in the little spots with another stamp. FUN!
I used all JBS inks from the Studio Calico shop - Weather Vane, Stick Candy, Speckled Egg, Chewing Gum and Lemon Drops. I also inked up the chipboard from the main kit with Speckled Egg ink, then layered a pretty button and a tag that I cut from the kraft paper. (Sentiment and tag die are from my stash - Tiny Tags by Papertrey Ink.)
This layout was made with kit #2 also... I added the Basic Grey fabric circle from the main.
I used the journaling cards as a background here. Really loved all the patterns. This is one of my favorite photos of Kati when she first came home from the hospital! Chubby cheeks.... :) 6 years later, she has become the sunshine that lights up our lives like we could have never imagined. Such a great kid, she is!

Sending a huge thank you to Studio Calico for having me as a guest!!

45 comments:

creating memories.. said...

wow! such gorgeous creations!! I'am inspired and can't wait to get my kit :)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥♥ Can't wait to get my kit's ♥♥

Becky B. said...

You certainly did not disappoint Studio Calico as their guest! Everything you did is gorgeous and so creative. Love Studio Calico but have never bought a kit...but I will now!

lisatoronto said...

Beautiful work, Danielle! I especially love the creative way you used those paper leaves!!!

Jennifer said...

amazing! I always love your creations! :)

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful creations Dani!!!!

melanie said...

Congrats on a fabulous job as GD... especially love the stitched words on the 1st layout, just gorgeous!

b.ary said...

Such beautiful layouts and cards you created with the Studio Calico kits!! Your work is always so beautiful, and very creative!!! :)

Susie said...

Each time I visit your blog, I'm more amazed with your art. These are just beautiful Danielle!
I'm so inspired to try something similar, but I know it wouldn't turn out anywhere near the level of your work. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Elizabeth said...

Danielle you ROCKED this SC kit!!!!!! I love how you used all the elements in it, beautiful creations!
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andie librandi... said...

i am so in love with the baby kati rose layout! it's soooo adorable! i want to scraplift this with pics of my newborn son! he's just a week and half old today! :)

Kimberly said...

These are ALL AMAZING creations...You know I've always been a big fan of your work! :)
I especially love your special detail touches you add to all you do.
xx
Loves,
K

Amy Coose said...

Wow, you did amazing things with the kit!

Susan said...

Danielle your work is amazing! I especially love the baby layout, so sweet and the card set is adorable too!

sandyh50 said...

These are all beautiful! Great use of the kit.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Tinkerbeth said...

Fabulous ideas!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sheryl B. said...

I would love to win some SC goodies! Your projects are always so inspiring!

Amy said...

I always am inspired by your work, and was thrilled to hear you were guesting this month! And your projects were gorgeous! You did a fabulous job!

Erin said...

Stunning as usual! So glad to see you as GDT this month!

Margie said...

Wow-every single thing you made is breathtaking!! Just gorgeous!!

sutty said...

Gorgeous projects, love the papers and all the butterflies, beautiful detail.

Marisa G said...

Loved all your projects, but especially the last scrapbook page. Awesome job! I would love to win this kit. Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

gorgeous projects! love how you made the snowflake from the leaves, and that image shamp with the fill ins is awesome!

thanks for the chance to win this kit!

cappuccino and colour said...

love what you did with this kit..esp the kati rose layout - absolutely stunning.

Rebekah said...

so pretty! love all the gorgeous projects. the colours are all so beautiful and inter changeable with each other.

Christi said...

I would love to win the kit. Your projects were great, Danielle.

Leslie - lilkoala3 said...

These are all lovely, but that first layout is AWESOME! Thanks for the chance to win!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE each of these creations--LOVE that leaf snowflake and those brads with the backs showing (CLEVER!!) the most:) LOVE LOVE LOVE:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

I love your work! You inspire me all the time! Gorgeous projects!!!

Becky said...

Danielle, your layouts and cards with the Studio Calico kit are just beautiful!! Love them all!

Marianne said...

Great layout & cards. Need to order my own stamp that you used. M

jennV said...

Just beautiful. You personally sold me on studio calico...and I'm a digital scrapper...lol. I just made my first purchase last night and am definitely getting the monthly subscription!!

brooke. said...

you do SUCH beautiful work!!!!

Jane said...

Just beautiful Dani

jen shears said...

what gorgeous creations- every one of them! and I love what a genius you are to make that snowflake!! So fun to see out of the box uses!!! :)

rush said...

gosh! you make the most of every project. i particularly like the story of the puppy going out into the snow.

scrap2010 said...

i love what you did with this kit, it's gorgeous! especially the page with your puppy is great, i love the colors you've used for this! but in general: i love your style, i'm always inspired by your projects. thanks for sharing your work!

Shalini said...

gorgeous creations Danielle!!! and what a yummy kit!!! i loved that tag card so much!!! and love those little so many elements moving and blending so well on the LOs... perfect!!!

AnnSoScrap said...

Your blog is wonderful. Your creations are beautiful and inspire us ... Thank you ... I try my luck for the Studio Calico kit ... Maybe I'll have the chance to win ... Who knows ...

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous..love how you used bright colors and still give it a soft sweet look!

Ayana said...

Great sketch! Love your colouring on your card too! It's so cute!

sue said...

I love the baby page,

Marlène said...

OH WOW!!!!I love the baby page!

Linda said...

Such lovely projects.

Wahkuna Maelyn said...

Just amazing!! I'm sad that I'm no longer a SC subscriber right now (due to unfortunate financial situations) however, I will be back on the wagon soon hopefully! In the meantime- your cards/LO's are so inspirational (and I have plenty of old kits to play with!);-)