The One with Studio Calico WALDEN Layouts!

Monday, October 27, 2014

The WALDEN kit and add ons: CONCORDPINE HILL, and BAKER BRIDGE are now available for subscribers at Studio Calico!

Another winning month - I made SIX layouts! I'll share five today and the sixth is coming in a start-to-finish video on Thursday. The colors, the themes, the embellishments. So. Much. Goodness. Let's begin!
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BIRTHDAY GIRL by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: So thankful to Catherine for asking me to create more exclusive cut files this month! Here is the background cut file for November that I featured on this WALDEN main kit only layout using my Silhouette CAMEO:

JOURNALING SAYS: At two years old you are always talking, pestering Fox, looking for ways to get into mischief, a picky eater, great hugger, so darn cute, loves new people, and all-around darling! Love you!

HOW TO: Die cut the WALDEN background cut file from white cardstock. Hand cut diamonds from the patterned papers in the WALDEN kit then stitch them between the die cut diamonds. Back the die cut page with colorful floral patterned paper. Print and cut out the WALDEN printable by In a Creative Bubble, WALDEN printable by Hello Forever, and the WALDEN labels by Hello Forever. Layer a journaling card printable, doily, photo, and labels/sentiments on the bottom left corner, stamp the date in black ink, add a wood veneer heart, and curve the title around the photo using the puffy Thickers. On the top right corner layer printables, write journaling, and stick on a wood veneer heart. Drop blue spray mist around the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: WALDEN by Studio CalicoWhite cardstockadhesive, pen, roller date stamp: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn; Printables: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico and Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Label printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Background cut file: Paige Evans for Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO


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HAPPY DAY by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I know, I'm a "one trick pony," but I can't help it - this wreath shape from the WALDEN Christmas Stamp set was calling my name and begging to be die cut with my Silhouette CAMEO!
JOURNALING SAYS: We had such a fun time eating treats and eating ice cream and exploring Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. We can't wait to go back!

HOW TO: Turn the digital brush wreath from the WALDEN Christmas Stamp set into a cut file then die cut it from white cardstock. Back each section with patterned papers in the WALDEN kit. Adhere the "wreath" on an aqua cardstock layout base. Tuck printable labels under three sides - journal on the bottom two and stamp the date in black ink on the top label. Layer printables, a photo, fox badge (how appropriate for Fox!), alphabet stickers, and wood veneer arrow inside the wreath. Drop white spray mist around the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: WALDEN by Studio Calico; Cardstock (aqua, white), adhesivepenroller date stamp: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn; Printables: In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico and Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Label printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Wreath cut file: WALDEN Christmas Stamps by Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO


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DESCRIPTION: On this layout I wanted to feature the Amy Tangering stitching template in the CONCORD add on. Originally I thought it would be fun to feature tiny photos of us from all over Europe, but it just didn't fit. Future layout perhaps!

JOURNALING SAYS: It felt like we were on top of the world in Mürren, Switzerland!

HOW TO: Watercolor with a rainbow of colors across the top half of a vanilla cardstock layout base - let it air dry completely or use a hair dryer to quicken the process. Pierce holes for stitching using the Amy Tangerine template in the CONCORD add on across the top. Back stitch through the holes, changing colors of thread where the paint changes color. Yes, it's a time-consuming labor of love, but I enjoy it so! Back a wood veneer earth with a photo then layer it over printable labels and a notebook page die cut on the bottom center of the layout. Stamp the date in black ink, add chipboard letter stickers (from the PINE HILL add on) in a curve to complete the title, and write journaling on a label. Drop white spray mist around the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: CONCORD and PINE HILL by Studio CalicoVanilla cardstockadhesivepenroller date stamp: American Crafts; Label printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Watercolors: Mister Huey's Watercolors Set by Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn


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FREE AS A BIRD by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: The other cut file I designed for the month is these feathers:
So with my handy dandy Silhouette CAMEO I die cut them from selected papers from all of the kits (WALDENCONCORDPINE HILL, and BAKER BRIDGE) and used them as a whimsical background.

JOURNALING SAYS: I love to watch you run free, without a care in the world.

HOW TO: Watercolor muted colors across a white cardstock layout background and let it dry. Meanwhile, die cut the WALDEN feather cut files from selected papers in all of the kits (WALDENCONCORDPINE HILL, and BAKER BRIDGE). Back three of the outlined feathers with black & white photos then arrange them along with the rest of the feathers on the layout. Stitch the feathers in place. Create a title on the bottom right corner and journal below. Minimally embellish with puffy star stickers, a button, and die cuts as shown.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: WALDENCONCORDPINE HILL, and BAKER BRIDGE by Studio CalicoWhite cardstockadhesivepen: American Crafts; Watercolors: Mister Huey's Watercolors Set by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO


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DETAILS by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: Even after creating my four required layouts (actually five, including the start-to-finish video layout coming Thursday!) I still felt the itch like I wasn't quite finished yet! The die cuts from the Open Book by Maggie Holmes ephemera pack in the CONCORD add on just had to be used. All of them. On one layout. I left only a few out!

JOURNALING SAYS: Can we just take a second to talk about how darling you are? Even when you're pushing our buttons you're cute!

HOW TO: Place the open oval floral frame in the center of a pink cardstock layout base. Glue the gold baker's twine from the BAKER BRIDGE add on around the frame and tie a bow of it below. Layer nearly all of the die cuts from the Open Book by Maggie Holmes ephemera pack in the CONCORD as well as a couple of the vellum leaf die cuts from the BAKER BRIDGE add on under and around the frame. Trim a black & white photo into a slightly smaller oval and place it inside the frame. Lift up a few of the die cuts with foam squares and bend up other edges slightly to create dimension. Stamp the date in black ink on the bottom, glue a few sequins and enamel dots around in a visual triangle, then drop black spray mist around the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: CONCORDPINE HILL, and BAKER BRIDGE by Studio CalicoCardstockadhesivepenroller date stamp: American Crafts; Enamel dots, sequins: Studio Calico; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio CalicoKesi'Art; Ink: StazOn


Studio Calico offers three types of monthly kits - Scrapbook, Card, & Project Life® - as well as add on kits and shop items to complement them. A new kit is revealed on the 27th of each month (at noon EST if you're a subscriber, at midnight EST if you aren't). For more information (or to start your own subscription!), visit!

See you again at the next reveal on Thanksgiving Day - November 27th! 


  1. Wowza! These are absolutely amazing!

  2. I have been waiting for these!!! That big stitched title one is AMAZING! PINNING!!!!!

  3. So amazing Paige!! I love seeing what you did with the feathers, and you definitely rocked all of the cut files this month!!

  4. Yeah, you are pretty dang awesome!

  5. Whoa! You did it again. So so so much inspiration. I love them all, as always, but my fav is the feathers. It's just so special the way you put photos inside of them. You are incredible girl. That stitching too... dang, color me impressed.

  6. i love the jane layout with maggie's pack. Just amazing.


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