A couple of months ago I received a stamp set together with the metal die from Studio Calico and I’m finally breaking into the stamp and die to make a gift tag to attach it to the gift box that I’ll be sending to my mom for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, these stamp and metal die are no longer available in the shop.

What I love about this stamp set are the word sentiments and shapes. I cannot believe these were stored away and I forgot all about them until I was de-stashing my drawer yesterday! They’re just too gorgeous to be neglected so I decided to use them to make a gift tag.

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I’ve gathered some supplies of aqua and white card stocks, die cut label from my Camelot Project Life Kit, ink pads and the Color Theory Yellow Enamel Dots and my Sizzix Big Shot machine.

I’ll share a few simple steps how I made the gift tag using the stamp and metal die.

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1. I cut out a piece of an aqua cardstock in approximately 3×3 size, laid it over the metal die on top of the Big Shot platform.

2. I run it over my Big Shot machine and cut out the die shape as shown in picture #2.

3. Next, I cut out a tag from a white cardstock measuring 2.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the irregular rectangle shape stamp over the tag with grey ink.

4. I popped up the aqua die cuts with foam dots.

5. Thereafter, I adhered the die cuts onto the white tag, layering them as shown in picture 5.

6. Next, I stamped the word love from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx ink on a white cardstock and cut out the word shape leaving a few millimeter white outline.

I adhered the cut out word on top of the aqua die cut, added a strip of the die cut label from Camelot Project Life Kit which was stamped with the word “sending”, I stamped and cut another heart shape from the stamp set as well.

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I finished off the tags by adding some of the Color Theory Yellow Enamel Dots from Studio Calico randomly over the tag.

And it’s done! It only took about 10 minutes to make this tag and I love how bright and happy the colors are!:)

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I used a black and gold twine to attach the tag around the ribbon on the box. This package will be going out to my mom over this weekend and I hope she’ll like what I got for her for Mother’s Day.:)

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I’ve enjoyed playing with the stamp and metal die and since I have a few more of Studio Calico metal dies and stamps, I’ll definitely be creating something for my Project Life soon!

Project Life | 2014 Week 12 & 13

Another month of amazingness is here again when Studio Calico released their Camelot kits a couple of days ago! Let’s just say it gets better each month.:)

After 17 weeks into the year, I’m still going strong on my Project Life. Hah! I still am very much enjoying the process of bringing my spreads together week after week, especially seeing those amazing Studio Calico kits coming in each month, I feel very motivated.

I have to say Camelot is one heck of a kit. The color palette is gorgeous and the embellishments compliment the cards so well. Let’s take a look at what I came out with the Camelot Project Life Kit, the PL add-ons Arthur and Lancelot and I even played with the stamp set Galahad.

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I used mainly Arthur and Galahad on this left page of my week 12. I love how light and subtle the colors are on the cards. Oh, I particularly love the big alpha chipboards and the “hello” wired bubble speech clip in Arthur.

The Galahad stamp set is just perfectly coordinated with my photo theme this week. I stamped it on a white non-textured cardstock and punched them out with my circle punches. The circle stamps measure between 1.5″ to 2″, so I used punches that are slightly bigger than the stamp size which leaves a thin border on the punched circles.

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I made one of the 3×4 cards using Camelot Digital Template by Shanna Noel and overlay it with Suzy Plantamura’s Camelot Digital Brush “Best Day Ever” quote. Simply love the brush to bits! The card was made using Photoshop and it requires only a few simple steps to create the card.

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As you may have already know, I’m a big fan of chipboard alphas and I love adding a title on my PL cards. So, the Hello Sunshine Chipboard Alpha by Pink Paislee is definitely my favorite in the Arthur add-on. 

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This is my favorite page using mainly Lancelot. There’s nothing in this add-on that I don’t like. *laugh*

The DIY speech bubble stickers, Cosmo’s embossed tiny text and the geotag love clip are my absolute favorite! And the PL cards as well!:D

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And here’s the next spread using the Camelot Project Life Kit only.

Week 13

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Like I mentioned earlier, this month’s kit is very well coordinated in their colors and embellishments. Those wood banners are just adorable and it’s easy to attach them onto the cards either with glue tape, sewing or staple them with a tiny attacher.

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I used up almost all of the strips of die cut labels by Hello Forever! Just add some words from the rub-on alphas and they’re good to go!:)

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And here a couple of close ups on the right page of my week 13.

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If only I could have 10 more pieces of the ampersand card! Love it!

I hope you did manage to snag the kits and add-ons that you wanted. And I’m very sure you’ll love them all!:)

Thanks again for stopping by my blog! See ya soon!

It’s the time of the month again for another Studio Calico sneaks! I always love the sneaks of all the kits and add-ons coming together. They make my day!:)

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Isn’t the May’s mood board for the kit amazing! They scream spring and I’m loving every bit of everything in the Project Life kit and the add-ons!

Here are a couple of sneaks of what I’ve created with Camelot.

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These two sneaks are from Lancelot, Project Life add-on #2.

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And this one is from Arthur, Project Life add-on #1 and the stamp set Galahad.

Have you set your eyes on any of the kit and add-ons yet? I hope you do and I’ll see you soon on reveal day 27th at noon EST / 11am CST (for subscribers). 

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Bring out your inner artist this spring! Céline Navarro and Anna-Maria Wolniak will take the mystery out of mixed media with a series of videos and in depth tutorials sharing their favorite techniques at Studio Calico. Spend 5 weeks exploring twenty new and inventive ways to add color and texture to any paper project.

The Mixed Media classroom is now open. The first lessons will be posted on 4/1/2014, and new lessons will be posted each Tuesday through April. You will always be able to access the class material, even after the class has ended.

Registration for this class will close on 4/30/2014 at 11:59PM EST.

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Here’s what you’ll get from this class.

  • 5 mixed media technique videos from Céline
  • 5 step by step mixed media technique tutorials from Anna-Maria
  • 10 additional step by step tutorials from the contributors
  • 5 weeks of PDF lessons containing 20 all new projects featuring techniques using gel medium, watercolors, NeoColors, stencils, brayers, paint, ink, mist, glitter, gilding and fabric.
  • class message board and gallery
  • weekly challenges

You will also receive these amazing digital files when you sign up for the class.

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See you in class!:)

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Come join me on this STITCHED class by Studio Calico Creative Team Member Paige Evans and a stellar line up of contributors who will be sharing 24 unique ideas for adding hand and machine stitching to your layouts, cards and Project Life® spreads during this month long online class. They’ll cover everything from different stitch types to quilting paper to adding dimension with stitching with ideas tailor made for your paper crafting projects.

Registration for this class will close on 3/31/2014 at 11:59pm EST (just two more days to sign up!). Class begins on April 1, 2014 and a new lesson will be posted each weekday through May 2nd.

You will also receive these bonus digital files when you sign up for the class.

  • Die cut files (Hello Forever and Julie Campbell)
  • Printable journal cards and accents (Hello Forever)
  • Printable stitching template (Julie Campbell)
  • Digital brushes and .PNG files of the class stamp set

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An here are a couple of sneaks of what I’ll be sharing in this class.:)

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If you’ve been sitting on the fence on this one, you should jump right in now. There’ll be tons of amazing projects to inspire you! And I’ve been hand stitching non-stop on my Project Life spread for this STITCHED class.

In case you’re wondering if you really need a sewing machine to do this class, not exactly. 90% of my work here are all hand stitched, that’s what all the fun is about!:)

So, I’ll see you in class soon!