A House of Cards

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tips & Tricks - Studio Calico

Hey everyone! Recently, I was asked to contribute on a quarterly basis to the Tips and Tricks column on the Studio Calico Blog. I love Studio Calico kits, so of course I said "YES!!!" Today is my first post, and I am so excited to share it with you all.

As you know, I love to make cards- cards full of layers, texture, and dimension. Sending these types of cards can be difficult, since traditional envelopes are not made to protect them. So for my tip/trick, I am going to show you how to make your own dimensional envelopes perfect for sending thicker, layered cards. 

Here is the card set with envelopes I created:

You can download the PDF tutorial HERE on the Studio Calico blog. There are step-by-step instructions along with a few tips throughout. I used products from September's Central High Card Kit, Central High Main Kit, Style Guide Add-on, and The Register Add-on. The kits are gorgeous, and if you are interested in trying to snag some of your own, you can find them HERE.

I hope you get a chance to check everything out. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

White Room Challenge, Declaration Book, Giddy for Grids, and a Warehouse Sale

Hey everyone! I have really gotten off the blogging kick lately, so I've got a ton of Pink Paislee projects to share with you today.

First off is a layout I created for this week's White Room Challenge on the Pink Paislee blog. The challenge was to start out with a piece of white cardstock and let your imagination run wild. 

I splattered some mist onto the background, because the solid white seemed a bit plain. I used the Indigo Bleu collection along with some of the Wood Shop Alphas to complete the layout.

The colors in this collection are just perfect for feminine or masculine layout, or something a little bit in between (like this one.)

Next up is a project I did for the Declaration Idea Book.

I created a fun little gift bag with a pinwheel flower on the front. It really was a quick and easy project to put together. Aren't these papers so cute?! 

Be sure to check out the other amazing projects by the design team in the idea book HERE.

Lastly, I have a card set I created for the Giddy for Grids post.

I stitched my grids onto patterned paper from the London Market collection.  

I absolutely love the greys, blues, and pinks in this collection.  So soft and pretty, but that hot pink really pops. 

And I think this grey circle paper, Addington, is my new favorite (for the moment, anyway. ;) )

You can see a complete list of the supplies I used by clicking on the links to the original posts on the Pink Paislee blog.

And if you love Pink Paislee products, here is a chance to grab a bunch of it at reduced prices. Pink Paislee is having their 2012 Warehouse Sale.  You can learn more about it here:


and here:


But don't wait too long.  It only happens once a year and it will end on August 14th.

Hope you get some good stuff!

Well, that's it for me tonight.  I hope you all have a great weekend!