The One with Studio Calico SANDLOT Layouts!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

The SANDLOT kits are now available at Studio Calico!

I had tons of fun making my layouts for this month - I made five layouts in under 24 hours! And four of the five were made with the help of my Silhouette Cameo - also known as my best (non-human) friend :) (PS - I copied and pasted this sentence from last month AND the month before last because it's true again this month!!!)
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YOU'RE AWESOME & SWEET by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I had the opportunity to once again design cut files for Studio Calico this month! On this layout I used the large Star Cut File I designed as the focal element.
Then I turned the mini stars from the Sandlot Scrapbook Kit Stamps into a stars background cut file (See the mini stars by the castle? Those are the stars I used). 
Here's what that cut file looks like:
JOURNALING SAYS: Where oh where did you hear and who taught you how to do this? We certainly didn't teach you how to "die" and make these funny faces! Must be a boy thing :)

HOW TO: Place white cardstock on a sticky die cut machine mat then use Mister Huey's watercolors to paint a green/aqua/blue background onto it and let it dry. Die cut the mini stars from the Sandlot Scrapbook Kit Stamps from the painted cardstock then back it with the lined paper from the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook KitDie cut the Star Cut File by Paige Evans from white cardstock and adhere it to the center of the layout. Write journaling on the large journaling card from the Sandlot Printable by Hello Forever and tuck it under six mini photos layered on a 4x4 patterned paper from the JET Add On. Turn the "You're Awesome" from the Sandlot Card Add On Stamps into a cut file and die cut it from white cardstock, spray it with silver Mister Huey's mist, back it with the black/white striped patterned paper from the HERCULES Add On, then adhere it between the photos. Tuck Printable Labels by Hello Forever under the photos. Stamp the date on one of the labels using black ink. Stamp the mini stars from the Smalls Add On around the die cut stars using blue and green Color Theory Inks. Tuck a ticket and a printed transparency trimmed in half from the JET Add On under the journaling and under the top and bottom of the star then place and a sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by In a Creative Bubble under the photos. Tuck a piece of the gold foil stars vellum from the JET Add On under the right side. Add an ampersand paper clip from the HERCULES Add On to the right of the photos to complete the title. Scatter aqua plastic die cut stars from the SMALLS Add On, blue enamel dots from the JET Add On, and blue acrylic dots from the HERCULES Add On around the layout. Finish by stamping the trio of mini stars from the SMALLS Add On over the top left and bottom right corners of the photos. Whew! Seems like a lot of work but it really only took a couple hours!

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: SANDLOT, HERCULES, JET, and SMALLS by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Star Cut File: Paige Evans for Studio CalicoJournaling Card Printable: Hello Forever for Studio CalicoLabels: Hello Forever for Studio CalicoRound Sentiment Printable: In a Creative Bubble for Studio CalicoRoller date stamp: Kesi'Art; Ink: Color Theory (blues, greens), StazOn (black)

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FOX BEING FOX by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I LOVE the chipboard frames by Crate Paper in The JET Add On. They were sent to us a few months ago to hold onto until August kits so I've been planning this layout for awhile and wanted them to be the main focus.

JOURNALING SAYS: You are such a funny, awesome, handsome, smart, lovable, adventurous, energetic guy!

HOW TO: Layer the chipboard frames by Crate Paper in the JET Add On across a gray cardstock background. Stitch and staple over various parts of the frames to keep them in place, using a straight and zigzag stitch, then leave the ends long for whimsy. Place four black & white photos over the frames and stamp a little word (from the JET Add On stamps) next to each photo using black ink. Embellish with enamel dots, a badge, and the black alphabet stickers, all from the JET Add On. Journal on a of the tag found in the JET Add On and tuck it under one of the photos. Place a printed sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by In a Creative Bubble inside one of the upper frames. Drop black spray mist across the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: JET by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; .03 Black Precision Pen: American CraftsRound Sentiment Printable: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Staples: Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz

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CROATIA by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: Since we received our kits later in the month we only had to make one main kit layout instead of two. I was missing a bunch of the supplies so I busted out my Silhouette Cameo once again to create this layout and stretch the supplies even further! I love the Numbers/Symbols Cut Files by Hello Forever and made them the main focus of this page.

JOURNALING SAYS: There's something about water, everywhere we go you two always want to throw rocks into it!

HOW TO: Die cut the Numbers/Symbols Sandlot Cut Files by Hello Forever from white cardstock then back them with the colorful patterned paper in the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook Kit using foam dots. Punch three photos into 2" circles. Print the Sandlot Printable Labels by Hello Forever and trim them out. Figure out the placement of the numbers/symbols/photos in a 4 x 4 grid across a mint cardstock background. Layer the photos over printed labels, washi tape, and a tag. Layer a sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by Hello Forever and a round sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by In a Creative Bubble over, under, and around the photos. Place round metal-rimmed tags and wood veneer numbers by the photos. Adhere transparency letters on the bottom edge to make a title and journal next to it.

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LOVE YOU by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: The Creative Team was challenged to scraplift a layout in the member gallery and I chose one by Allie Stewart! I love how she featured so many patterned papers and made an interesting and intricate background.

JOURNALING SAYS: Pretty and sweet Jane frolicking in her cute Sunday dress at church. Love you!

HOW TO: Use the dotted Heidi Swapp mask in the HERCULES Add On and white paint on a pink cardstock base, slightly off-center. Die cut concentric circles from most of the papers in the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook Kit and HERCULES Add On. Arrange the circle rings in a fun pattern and stitch most of them in place. Layer the silver doily from the HERCULES Add On, tags from the JET Add On, a Sandlot Printable Label by Hello Forever (with journaling on it), a round sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by LifeLovePaper, a black & white photo, a chipboard frame from the JET Add On, a pink plastic star from the SMALLS Add On, patterned paper tabs, and a ribbon bow from the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook Kit over the painted dots. Turn the "Love You" from the Sandlot Card Kit Stamps into a cut file, die cut it from white cardstock, and adhere it above the photo for the title. Stamp the date on the smaller tag.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: SANDLOTHERCULESJET, and SMALLS by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; .03 Black Precision Pen: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Roller date stamp: Kesi'ArtInk: StazOn; White paint: Modeling Paste by LiquitexDie cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Title die cut: Sandlot Card Kit Stamps; Round sentiment: LifeLovePaper for Studio Calico; Label: Hello Forever for Studio Calico

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F*J by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I like to create layouts with the cut files I design and this month was no exception! I made a stars-themed background cut file for Studio Calico August kits:
JOURNALING SAYS: Oh my goodness it is so wonderful to watch you two grow up together and interact and be best friends! Love you so much!

HOW TO: Die cut the 8.5 x 11" Geometric Background from white cardstock then back it with the 4x4 papers in the JET Add On, the cards from the Sandlot Printable by LifeLovePaper, and the colorful cards from the Sandlot Printable by In a Creative Bubble. Punch tiny photos into 7/8" circles and adhere them in the center of most of the stars. Add transparency letters and an asterisk from the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook Kit to the empty spaces for the title. Embellish the edges with washi tape from the SANDLOT Main Scrapbook Kit and JET Add On, plastic star, badge, tickets, printed labels (one with journaling), star paper clip, and enamel dots from the JET Add On, another badge, this one from the SMALLS Add On, printed sentiment from the Sandlot Printable by Hello Forever, and printed triangles from the Sandlot Printable by LifeLovePaper. Trim the "loving" from the journaling card in the LifeLovePaper printable into a banner and adhere it on the top right embellishment cluster. Trim the "Good Times" from the Sandlot Printable by Hello Forever into an arrow and adhere it on the bottom left embellishment cluster to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: SANDLOTJET, and SMALLS by Studio Calico03 Black Precision Pen: American CraftsDie cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutzLabels: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Sentiment printable: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; "Loving" printable: LifeLovePaper for Studio Calico; "Good Times" printable: Hello Forever for Studio Calico

September 27th - the date of the next reveal - will be here in the blink of an eye!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN