The One with Studio Calico POET SOCIETY Layouts!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The POET SOCIETY kits are now available at Studio Calico!

There needs to be more hours in the day so I can scrap for hours and hours and hours after the kids go to bed :) I guess I could do that now, but I need sleep or I'm a grouch! ANYWAY! I made 4 layouts this month using the versatile, colorful, and fun POET SOCIETY kits and add ons (DICKINSON, ALCOTT, WHITMAN) and here they are:
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MOTHERS DAY 2014 by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I was asked to make a start-to-finish video showing how to make one of my POET SOCIETY main kit only layouts so I created that layout first using one of my favorite techniques: rolling paper!

JOURNALING SAYS: Being your mother is the best and most rewarding job in the entire world. Yes there are tough moments and things get hard, but at the end of the day your smiling faces and sweet dispositions make me look forward to another day. I love you two more than anything!

HOW TO: Trim all the patterned papers from the POET SOCIETY main kit into 1" strips then roll them into paper tubes. Find the center of aquamarine cardstock, adhere the photo to the middle, then loosely place the rolled paper tubes in a frame around the photo, trimming as needed. Draw pencil marks where the edges of the tubes are, remove the paper tubes, then place super sticky adhesive around the photo. Add the paper tubes. Sew two lines with white thread around the frame about 1/4" apart. Add stickers and printed labels on the top left and bottom right corners of the frame as well as jewels and a printed word. Stamp the date with black ink on the bottom right corner. Tuck an envelope behind the photo then apply a rub on to it. Use the digital Alex & Ben alphabet to make a title.
Die cut the title from white cardstock, then adhere the letters under the photo. Trim the wooden holed tag, add a green ribbon bow at the top, then adhere it inside the frame along with the year on top. Journal around the frame with a white pen.

VIDEO: Watch and see how this layout came to be:

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: POET SOCIETY by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Label printable: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Year, word, and tab printable: LifeLovePaper for Studio Calico; Round sentiment printable: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico; Roller date stamp: Kesi'Art; Ink: StazOn; White pen: Uniball Signo; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Alphabet: Alex & Ben Alpha Set by Studio Calico


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CLICK by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I had the opportunity to design another background cut file for Studio Calico this month! On this layout I used the Petals Background Cut File.
JOURNALING SAYS: The world's cutest girl eating an apple in her dad's arms on a boat in the middle of Königssee in Berchetsgaden, Austria.

HOW TO: Die cut the 8.5 x 11" petals background cut file from the top of the grey cardstock included in the POET SOCIETY main kit. In a new Silhouette Studio file, enlarge just one of the petals and repeat it into two rows. Die cut the petals from each of the patterned papers in the POET SOCIETY main kit. Straight stitch down the center of each petal then use the petals to back the cardstock with foam dots for dimension. Add jewels between the petals. Layer watercolor printables and two photos across the bottom center of the layout. Turn a digital "click" digital stamp into a cut file then die cut it from black cardstock; adhere it across the top watercolor printable for the title then stamp the date next to it in black ink. Apply two flower rub ons beside the photos. Journal with a white pen below the photos. Trim the painted holed wooden tag in half and tuck the halves under the photos.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: POET SOCIETY by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; White pen: Uniball Signo; Roller date stamp: Kesi'Art; Ink: StazOn; Watercolor printables: LifeLovePaper for Studio Calico and In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico; "click" digital stamp: Poet Society Project Life Kit Stamps; Petals background cut file: Paige Evans for Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark


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BABY JANE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I think I'll always love banners and how they can make a layout come together in about 15 minutes! And with a whole packet of lovely tags in the DICKINSON add on, a banner layout was a must :)

JOURNALING SAYS: We couldn't love you more! You are absolutely perfect!

HOW TO: Watercolor across the top of the gold dot paper in the DICKINSON add on and let it dry. Layer and overlap the Crate Paper "Notes & Things" tags from the DICKINSON add on as well as a pair of photos in a slight curve over the watercoloring then stitch across the tops to keep everything in place. Adhere three chipboard flowers in a triangle around the edges of the layout and trim the excess; stitch over the flowers. Add jewels, a few printed labels, a bit of stamping, tiny word stickers, and more embellishments to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: DICKINSON and POET SOCIETY by Studio Calico; Adhesive: American Crafts; Watercolors: Mister Huey's; Colored ink: Color Theory by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Tab and labels printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Sentiment banner printable: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico


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DESCRIPTION: I do love a big, watercolored title! When I saw this sentiment stamp in the Card Add On 2 I knew I had to use it on a layout as the main focal point:

JOURNALING SAYS: Easter Sunday photos with Fox and Jane.

HOW TO: Turn the "a pint of thanks and a quart of gratitude" digital stamp from the Card Add On 2 set into a cut file then die cut it from white cardstock - leave everything on the sticky mat, watercolor over it, then let it dry completely before removing the title. I find that the cardstock distorts less if it's stuck flat while drying. One of these days I'll use actual watercolor paper :) On a white cardstock layout, place the words across the front and stitch them in place. Trim the tearaway tab from the bottom of a patterned paper in half and adhere it at the top and bottom center. Place a photo on the right side along with a tag and little embellishments. Sprinkle pastel-colored embellishments from all of the kits (POET SOCIETYDICKINSONALCOTT, and WHITMAN) on matching colored areas to finish. Journal on a label sticker with a gray pen and stamp the date in gray below.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: POET SOCIETYDICKINSONALCOTT, and WHITMAN by Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive, pen: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Roller date stamp: Kesi'Art; Ink: StazOn; Colored ink: Color Theory by Studio Calico; Watercolors: Mister Huey's; Round sentiment printable: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Sentiment cut file: Card Add On 2 Stamp Set by Studio Calico

This year is flying by! The next reveal is in a month on September 27th!


  1. Wow wow wow!!! These are all amazing!!! I am LOVING that title on the last one! Pinning!!!!

  2. You are amazing! Especially love the watercolor quote.....thank you!

  3. Awesome layout, Paige!! Really love the last one, with the large quote!!

  4. Love this! Was the mat still sticky after the paint dried?


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