Thursday, February 27, 2014

Office Hours Kits Are Here!

Studio Calico’s Office Hours Card Kit is here.  This kit is bursting with the wonderful things of spring.  The colors are fresh.  The patterns are fabulous.  You’re going to love this one.

Office Hours Card Kit
Water Cooler Add On Kit
I’ve created 8 projects using both the Office Hours Card Kit and Water Cooler Add On Kit.  I love that not only do the items within the kit work together so well, but the two kits work together so well too!

Without further ado, I present to you the projects.

The first two projects use just the Office Hours Card Kit.

The rest of the projects use both the Office Hours Card Kit and the Water Cooler Add On Kit.

Check out the video in the post below.  I'll show you how I made "The One With The Chipboard Hearts" by combining products from both kits.

Lots of variety in these kits.  And I find that the products in the kits usually push me out of my norm.  That's why I love it!

Which one is your favorite and why?


The One With The Chipboard Hearts

In celebration of Studio Calico release day (Yay that's today) I've put together a very special project for you.

This card combines both Studio Calico March Card Kits, Office Hours and Water Cooler.  I thought it would be fun to show you how the kits work fabulously within themselves, and also with each other.  It's a cool little feature of the Studio Calico Kits.

Wood veneer is a fun accent for your card making or scrapbooking projects.  The Office Hours kit comes with wood veneer that coordinates with the stamp set.  I thought it would be fun to include some tips for stamping on wood veneer.

Tips For Stamping On Wood Veneer

  • Choose a pigment ink.  These will bleed the least.  Dye inks will bleed significantly on wood veneer.  For this card, I used Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink.
  • Use a stamp press.  This will allow you to wiggle your way down on to the wood veneer and get your stamp positioned just perfectly.
  • Test stamp on a piece of paper before stamping on your wood veneer.  You'll get a better feel for your stamp and you'll see if you're inking properly.
  • Attach wood veneer with foam adhesive or with a liquid glue.  I like Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue or Glossy Accents.  Glossy accents also acts as a really cool embellishments on your cards.

I've included a video tutorial below, walking you through the entire creation of this card.  You'll find links to the products used in this card below as well.  Just click on the picture to link directly to the products.  

*Please note that the links to the kits will activate at midnight EST.  If you are a Studio Calico kit subscriber, the links will already be activated for you.  It's one of the perks of being a subscriber…you can purchase kits before the general public.

Watch the Video Here


Monday, February 24, 2014

Feather Finery Bridal Shower Card

Sooooooo, I'm still loving feathers.  I hope you are too, because I have another card featuring some fabulous feathers!

I created this card for a bridal shower.  The color scheme was inspired by some wrapping paper I chose for the gift.  I wanted to create a soft color scheme.  And I wanted to include blush…which is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors.

I used the Feather Finery set and coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink to create this card.  The stamps in this set are absolutely beautiful.  So much detail!  And I'm always impressed with the quality of the stamps from Papertrey.

I mentioned briefly how I store my stamps in the video.  Avery Elle has some stamp pockets.  I've heard they are great for stamp storage as well.  You can find those stamp pockets here.

I've included a video below walking you through the entire creation of this card.  I've also included links to all the products used in this video.  Just click the picture to link to the products.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video Here