The One with Studio Calico CIRQUE Layouts!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February 2015 Studio Calico kits called CIRQUE (including the main CIRQUE kit and add ons: FLYING TRAPEZE, HIGH WIRE, RINGMASTER) are now available for subscribers at Studio Calico! It felt so good to be back for a month :)
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I LOVE THIS GIRL by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I usually start with an idea or bit of inspiration and for this layout that came from a heart cross stitch pattern in the Stitched collection by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. But instead of using thread I used patterned papers bits trimmed into 'x's from the CIRQUE main scrapbook kit. I even used the barcode/tearaway strips at the bottom of each paper to get more color into the mix.

JOURNALING SAYS: It's true - I love you! You love to cuddle and sing songs and play with Fox's toys and you loooove to watch TV!

HOW TO: Trim patterned papers into 1cm wide strips then cut them into 1.5" pieces. Starting at the bottom of a light blue cardstock base, lightly adhere the papers in 'x's following the pattern. Once all the papers are in place, machine stitch horizontally and vertically over each row to secure everything in place permanently. Layer embellishments from the CIRQUE main scrapbook kit and a pair of photos on the bottom right corner. Stamp the date in black ink below journaling written with a black pen under the photos. Drop blue spray mist around the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: CIRQUE by Studio Calico; Cardstockadhesiveroller date stamp: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn; Spray mist: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark


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LOVE LOVE LOVE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I love making things BIG! Big shapes, big titles, big backgrounds! For this layout I traced the big black die cut letters in the CIRQUE main scrapbook kit and cut them out by hand to create this custom big title.

JOURNALING SAYS: This photo is so YOU! Fox being hilarious and Jane saying, "Uh oh" cuz she's always up to no good! Too funny. I sure do love you kiddos!

HOW TO: Use a thick black marker to trace "LOVE" letters onto patterned papers found in the CIRQUE main scrapbook kit then cut each letter out. Layer the letters with dimensional adhesive (replacing one of the "O"s with a photo) down a white cardstock layout base. Paint a couple of chipboard hearts using Color Theory paints to match the colors of the papers then adhere them on matching colored paper letters. Journal with a black pen inside the two "O"s. Stitch a bunch of circles around the photo. Adhere a sentiment strip on the right side and add pink alphabet stickers to a pink letter.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kit: CIRQUE by Studio CalicoWhite cardstockadhesive, pen: American Crafts; Paint: Color Theory by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark


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I LOVE YOUR SMILE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I got to design some more cut files for Studio Calico this month and thought hearts would be appropriate for the season. (Find the Cirque Background Cut File by clicking HERE).
JOURNALING SAYS: I love this super cheesy face you make when you smile! Reminds me of me which is fun because not much else does with your blonde hair and blue eyes!

HOW TO: Die cut the hearts background cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette CAMEO then back each heart with patterned papers from the CIRQUEFLYING TRAPEZE, and HIGH WIRE scrapbook kits. Watercolor around each heart, matching the color of paper inside. Back the top right and bottom left hearts with photos then adhere a wood veneer/gold foil sticker title and journaling written with a black pen below the photos. Embellish a few of the hearts with die cut hearts, chipboard hearts, and sequins to finish.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: CIRQUEFLYING TRAPEZE, and HIGH WIRE by Studio CalicoCardstockadhesivepen: American Crafts; Watercolors: Mister Huey's by Studio Calico; Hearts background cut file: Paige Evans for Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO


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BE KIND... AND LOVE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I love how big and open the Noah alphabet stamp set is and it was just begging to be stamped onto lots of patterned papers!

JOURNALING SAYS: There isn't any journaling but the title says Be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, stay loyal, keep honest, travel & learn, be thankful, and love.

HOW TO: Stamp the Noah alphabet in black ink onto patterned papers found in the CIRQUEFLYING TRAPEZE, and HIGH WIRE scrapbooking kits then cut the letters out. Took about 2.5 hours to do that. Adhere the letters down the left side of a vanilla cardstock background. Print and trim out the February printables then layer some on the right edge along with a photo. Tuck die cuts and sentiments into the mix.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook kits: CIRQUEFLYING TRAPEZE, and HIGH WIRE by Studio CalicoVanilla cardstockadhesive: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn; Printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico and In a Creative Bubble for Studio Calico; Label printables: Hello Forever for Studio Calico


Hope to work with another Studio Calico kit soon! They're the BEST!

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


  1. WOW Paige!! these are just so awesome ♥

  2. These are so gorgeous! I love love love how you did that heart on the first one!!!!

  3. Love what you did with the Kit, Paige!! So many fun designs!

  4. These are so amazing and inspiring! I love everything you make!!

  5. Wow, the first LO is amazing, i like it.

  6. I'm in love with each and every one! Fantastic!

  7. what a WONDERFUL mix of layouts--these all look AWESOME!!


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