The One with Studio Calico PENNY ARCADE Layouts!

Friday, June 27, 2014

The PENNY ARCADE kits are now available at Studio Calico!

I had tons of fun making my layouts for this month - four of the five 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 because it's true again this month!!!)
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DESCRIPTION: Kim Stewart designed some of her signature flowers and now they're available for everyone as Flower cut files!
In true Paige fashion :) I die cut one extra large from white cardstock and backed it with the patterned papers from the PENNY ARCADE main kit.

JOURNALING SAYS: Is it too much to ask to take some pictures of you in your pretty little Easter dress?! Sometimes you can give the meanest evil death stare it's so funny!

HOW TO: Die cut one of the Flower cuts by Kim Stewart at about 11" from white cardstock then back each section with pink, yellow, green, and aqua patterned papers from the PENNY ARCADE main kit. Sew spirals over the flower centers. Layer the three doilies from the PENNY ARCADE main kit onto the kraft cardstock (flip the gold doily over so the white side is showing) then adhere the finished flower cut on top with foam dots. Place a photo on one of the doilies. Add the wood veneer letters from the PENNY ARCADE main kit in a curve around the top flower. Die cut the "hello friend" from the Penny Arcade Churros Digital Stamps from white cardstock and curve the words around the flowers to finish the title. Use a white pen to journal in curved rows on the bottom right then stamp the date below.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: PENNY ARCADE by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutzFlower cut file: Kim Stewart for Studio Calico; Hello Friend cut file: Penny Arcade Churros Digital Stamp by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Roller date stamp: Kesi'ArtInk: StazOnWhite pen: Uniball Signo


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2014 by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: We've been traveling. A lot. Like a lot a lot. So when I saw this world stamp by Amy Tangerine I just knew I had to turn it into a cut file and center a page around it using photos from our European travels.
This was my other PENNY ARCADE main kit only layout. I also used a bunch of printables by In a Creative Bubble, Labels by Hello Forever, and Printables by Hello Forever (all exclusively for the Penny Arcade Studio Calico kit!).

JOURNALING SAYS: Pretty darn lucky to be living our dream and traveling all over Europe for the next four years! So gosh darn happy!

HOW TO: Turn the turn the world from the Penny Arcade Scrapbook Kit Stamps by Amy Tangerine into a cut file, die cut it from the blue cardstock in the PENNY ARCADE main kit, then back the die cut with the globe paper from the PENNY ARCADE main kit. Place wood veneer numbers from the PENNY ARCADE main kit for the year inside the die cut. Print and cut the printables by In a Creative BubbleLabels by Hello Forever, and Printables by Hello Forever and layer them across the top and bottom edge of the layout topped with photos, more printables, and the metal circles from the PENNY ARCADE main kit. Type the location of each picture on a vintage typewriter then add them to the photos. Journal on one of the printables.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: PENNY ARCADE by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutzWorld cut file: Penny Arcade Scrapbook Kit Stamps by Amy Tangerine for Studio Calico; Printables: In a Creative Bubble for Studio CalicoLabels: Hello Forever for Studio CalicoPrintables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Typewriter: Smith Corona; .03 Black Precision Pen: American Crafts


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THE GOOD LIFE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: For this layout I used the SKEEBALL add on plus a light gray cardstock background. So dang happy to have the opportunity to design cut files once again this month for Studio Calico! I designed these Word Cloud cut files and wanted to show how they can be used on a layout:
JOURNALING SAYS: We are so lucky and happy to live in Germany for the next three or four years! This is what we've always dreamed of doing! So thankful!

HOW TO: Die cut the Word Cloud cut files from white cardstock. Punch clouds from all the papers in the SKEEBALL add on, adhere them on scrap cardstock, set the cloud words on top, then trim around the clouds. Stitch the clouds to a light gray cardstock background. Glue a printable journaling card by In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico at the bottom then layer a photo and watercolor die cut words from the SKEEBALL add on around the picture. Stamp the date below in black ink then stamp the sentiment from the SKEEBALL add on stamp set at the bottom. Sprinkle gems and apply gold star rub ons from the SKEEBALL add on below the clouds and drop Inky Black Mister Huey's spray mist around. Embellish with stickers, badges, and a banner as shown, all from the SKEEBALL add on.


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FOX ROCKS by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: This layout is using mostly the FORTUNE TELLER add on and one of my favorite tools: a square punch!

JOURNALING SAYS: I'm so glad that you "know the drill" when it comes to me taking thousands of pictures every month: I tell you to go stand somewhere, you do, then automatically say, "Cheese!" Next step: get you to actually look at the camera! Love you!

HOW TO: Punch 2" squares from all the patterned papers in the FORTUNE TELLER add on, fold in opposite sides on each square, then stitch them in three rows across the woodgrain paper from the PENNY ARCADE main kit. Adhere two photos on the center and place the wood veneer star topped with wood veneer letters and stickers between the photo. Embellish with wood veneer asterisks, a camera paper clip, banner die cut trimmed in half, label, arrow, and star stickers, and more as shown. Drop white spray mist around the layout. Stitch paper tabs across the top and bottom and journal by them with a black pen. Stamp the date on tab stickers and place them on the top left and bottom right corners.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: PENNY ARCADE, FORTUNE TELLER, SKEEBALL, and SPUN SUGAR by Studio Calico; Adhesive, square punch: American Crafts; .03 Black Precision Pen: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Opaque White spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio CalicoRoller date stamp: Kesi'ArtInk: StazOn


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OH 2 SWEET by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I like creating a layout using ALL of the scrapbooking kits for the month: PENNY ARCADEFORTUNE TELLERSKEEBALL, and SPUN SUGAR and I wanted to feature the other cut file that I designed for July exclusively for Studio Calico, a butterfly background:
JOURNALING SAYS: It is just too cute watching you give Daddy hugs and especially kisses!

HOW TO: Die cut the 12x12 Butterfly Background from white cardstock then trim away some of the butterflies from the edges leaving 7 complete rows of butterflies. Watercolor seven stripes down a white cardstock background, matching the slightly angled rows of butterflies, using the Mister Huey's Watercolor Set. Back some of the butterflies with colors of patterned paper that match the watercolor stripe they'll be placed over. Stitch the butterfly die cut in place. Layer the doily from the SPUN SUGAR add on (upside down) slightly off-center then add a trio of photos on top. Sprinkle three of the chipboard diamonds from the SPUN SUGAR add on around the photos and create clusters using matching-colored embellishments from all the kits. Journal on a printable label by Hello Forever and tuck it under the left photo. Adhere the woodgrain chipboard letter stickers by October Afternoon in the FORTUNE TELLER add on across the bottom of the photos to complete the layout.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: PENNY ARCADEFORTUNE TELLERSKEEBALL, and SPUN SUGAR by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Watercolors: Mister Huey's Watercolor Set by Studio CalicoLabel: Hello Forever for Studio Calico03 Black Precision Pen: American Crafts

August 27th - the date of the next reveal - will be here in the blink of an eye!


  1. These are gorgeous! I love love love the one with the map!!!!!!

  2. Wow! These really are incredible! You knocked it out of the park!

  3. These pages are amazing. I especially love the map one. So wish I was able to do things like that but sadly can't afford a silhouette. Am also loving your posts with your travels. Bringing back so many memories from my trip to Europe last year & you are visiting many places we did. So cool to read about your adventures ��

  4. These are all really amazing, Paige! I always love to see how you use the cut files!!

  5. These are all really amazing, Paige! I always love to see how you use the cut files!!


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