'Tis the season for making memories - and we want to help you record them. Join us for 25 Days : A December Daily (tm) guide with instructor Maggie Holmes. Maggie will be working with the Studio Calico December Daily kit and taking you through her album with daily PDF updates, giving you encouragement and inspiration to keep up with your own album!
Maggie is joined by six talented contributors who will be sharing tips and tutorials, as well pages from their completed book. Amy Tan, Ann-Marie Morris, Deb Duty, Kinsey Wilson, Marcy Penner, and Tami Gookstetter will each be taking on a December Daily (tm) album in their own style, giving you a wide range of inspiration. We'll also be sharing a bonus PDF from Ali Edwards with 25 prompts of stories to look for in your December. Class members will have access to a private message board where Maggie will be posting weekly discussion threads and challenges to help keep you on track.
Students will have access to exclusive printables and digital cut files from Ali Edwards, Kinsey Wilson, Marcy Penner of Hello Forever and France Wisniewski of Bananafish Studio. You can see all of the files here.
Dec 3rd : tips and tricks from Ann-Marie - building your own kit
Dec 4th : tips and tricks from Kinsey - stitched album cover + stitched pockets
Dec 5th : tips and tricks from Deb - working with last year's photos
Dec 6th : tips and tricks from Amy - collecting, organizing and using everyday ephemera
Dec 7th : tips and tricks from Tami - organizing product + your December activities
Dec 8th : tips and tricks from Marcy - creating shaped bokeh + getting great pics in the snow
Dec 9th : finished pages from Deb
Dec 11th : finished pages from Marcy
Dec 18th : finished pages from Amy
Dec 20th : finished pages from Tami
Dec 25th : finished pages from Ann-Marie
Dec 27th : finished pages from Kinsey
Registration for 25 days ends on 11.30.2012 and class starts on 12.1.2012. See you in the classroom!!
I love the little polaroid frames in the new collections. I think they're such a neat way to highlight little photos. And I LOVE little photos. For this layout I took out the frames from the Wonderland collection and decided to use them all lined up on a page.
(supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Wonderland Mistletoe, Sleigh Ride, Jingle, Tree Farm, Snowdrift and Glad Tidings; frames- Wonderland; die-cut title and tree- Wonderland; wood veneer- Wonderland; twine- divine twine; other- tag)
To break things up a little bit I reversed one of the polaroid frames so that it was just white and then trimmed off the little snowflake that was on there. I didn't want to have so many competing colors on my page. I also placed my journaling in between the frames to separate the photos a bit.
I used the word "christmas" that was already on the frame and combined with the the "magic" die-cut from the ephemera pack to make my title.
I'd love to see how you've used the Wonderland Die Cut Frames - link me up to your projects in the comments!
With the holidays approaching, it is time to start thinking about gifts for loved ones. Most of the time I end up giving gift cards. They are easy to give, and the person receiving get to pick out just what they want. That's a win-win in my book! But since the gift cards themselves are not that personal, I like to take the time to dress them up to let the person on the receiving end know that how special they are, even if the gift card isn't necessarily so. For December's Tips & Tricks, I am going to show you some fun ways to make gift cards just a little more special.
Supplies: 34th Street Card Kit, 34th Street Scrapbook Kit, Herald Square Add-on; Die cut machine/Cartridge - Provo Craft (Cricut Expression 2 and Sophie cartridge for the hearts); Embroidery thread - DMC; Thread - Coats & Clark; Sewing machine - Brother; Circle punch - EK Success; Hole punch and stapler -Office supply; Font - Traveling Typewriter; Adhesive - Zip Dry & Foam Dots
Main kit and add-on kits are available for purchase at 12:00 am EST on 11/28/2012. Remember, the links to purchase the scrapbook kit and the card kit will not work until this time. Subscribers can order add-ons early during our presale at 12:00 pm EST on 11/27/2012.
Not yet a subscriber? On top of combined shipping on multiple orders placed between the 27th and the end of the month, you also get exclusive access to order add-ons 12 hours early during a special presale. Subscribe to our scrapbook kit or card kit today, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you're shopping for craft friends or making your own wishlist, Studio Calico gift cards never go out of style.
Happy reveal day!!
It's CYBER MONDAY at Studio Calico! For 12 hours only (8am EST through 8pm EST) all of our past digital files are available for download. Visit the Studio Calico Digital Shop for your last chance to grab any printables, cut files or stamp brushes that you may have missed out on.
**Exclusive Offer: Use code CyberMonday for 30% off our Cyber Monday specials in the shop. Prepare for the holidays with all things red and green at 30% off for 1 hour only! Code must be entered at checkout. Refunds not given for missing codes. Does not apply to previous purchases.**
Create a project using one of these techniques, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by December 3rd in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.
We were excited to see how Julie (juleshollis) interpreted the sketch for herself, and it looks fabulous!
Here is what Julie had to say about this particular sketch:
I love playing with sketches and approach them as recipe for a project. For this sketch, I really wanted to use a favorite picture. The picture that I chose of my husband and son is vertical, so I decided to turn the sketch sideways. I didn't stray too far away from the sketch in terms of design. I used the November kit - Sock Hop with two papers from Penny Loafers (the red hearts) and from Poodle Skirt (the yellow triangles). My favorite way to make little banner pieces is to fold washi tape in half and then snip the end piece at angle. I love how this sketch helped me create lots of layers.
We love that all of Julie's elements draw your attention to the beautiful photo of her family, and the repetition of the 'flags'...what a great idea to use washi tape!Please check out the rest of Julie's work in her SC Gallery and on her blog.
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by December 3rd for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop. (Please remember, your project must be loaded into our gallery to qualify...and your comment has to link back to it in the SC Gallery)
You are Perfect, the layout of the week, is brought to you by Nine, member name Nine. She layered lots of stamps and elements to gether to draw the focus to the sweet photo of her son, and we love how it all came together. If you want to see more of her work, you can stop by her gallery here at Studio Calico or her blog.
Each week, the layout in the gallery is linked, so you can add it to your favorites easily. This layout has been added to your favorites more than any other layout in the SC community gallery for the week of 11/11-11/17.
Congratulations Nine!! Because your work has caught our member's eyes you have won a $10 gift card to be used on any new purchase at Studio Calico. Want a chance to win next week? Be sure to upload your projects to the SC gallery, and support your community by adding special projects that catch your eye into your favorites! It could be YOU next week!