This month's Studio Calico lineup is a good one! I am loving the mix of colors in the main kit! Yellow, pink and aqua is always a winning combo for me! And I also can't get enough of the wood branch cuts! They are real wood cuts at the perfect thickness and the possibilities are endless!
The following two layouts were made using the main kit (pictured above) only.
Digital Quick Tip >> For this layout I created a custom background by opening the journaling card from the Hello Hello Printables by Celine Navarro and then printing it at a full 8.5 x 11 size. I simply opened the file into Preview and then increased the size in the print window until it filled up the entire paper. Then I built my layout right on top of it. I have never done this before but love how it turned out and plan to do it again in the future!
My printer didn't bleed the image all the way to some of the edges so I decided to cut some strips of old book paper and wrapped them around all 4 edges of the page. Then I stitched them in place with my sewing machine.
The other kit I am especially loving this month is the Bonjour Add On kit. I LOVE the butterfly die cuts on kraft and the glitter phrase stickers from Heidi Swapp!
I used the Bonjour kit along with the other add on kits on the next two layouts.
On this layout I cut a strip of my 12x12 cork paper from the Syleboard collection and adhered it to the top edge of my page. Then I added a strip of book paper and pink vellum before machine stitching it all in place.
The card kits are amazing as well and I created 2 cards using the main card kit only and then 2 using the add on. I LOVE the flag banner stamp from the Ciao add on and used it on this card. I stamped it on white cardstock and then cut off the stick part so that I could wrap it around the star pin and use that as my stick instead!
The main card kit has a small 6x6 version of the doily paper from my Styleboard collection! I just love anything in miniature size so I had to use it on a card!!
You can see the other two cards I created here in my Studio Calico gallery.