Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spotlight on Studio Calico by Jill Cornell

First Hotel Vacation Layout by Jill Cornell



1) Cut strip of Cubicle patterned paper and adhere across layout so that four patterns show.
2) Trim scallops from Linen patterned paper and adhere below Cubicle paper. 
3) Adhere chevron stickers across meeting edges. In center, back wood frame with patterned paper and adhere.
4) Adhere black and white photos as shown. Embellish left photo with wood veneer circle and brad.
5) Wrap large photo with twine and use scallop scissors on small strip of Book Jacket patterned paper. Adhere photo.
6) Adhere alphabet stickers as shown and layer label with large circle frame.
7) Adhere "vacation" sticker with label as shown and add journaling.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Spotlight on Studio Calico by Lisa Dorsey

My Girls Layout by Lisa Dorsey



1.Spray back of die cut paper and allow to dry.
2. Create pattern paper block by adhering pattern papers together and apply lace to vertical seam.
3. Cut piece of die cut paper to fit behind pattern paper block. Adhere to white cardstock. 
4. Attach pattern paper block over die cut paper.
5. Attach photo and embellish with envelope and tags.
6.  Add title and butterflies.
7. Print letter and tuck in envelope.~

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Spotlight on Studio Calico by Anabelle O'Malley

Seasoned Traveler Layout by Anabelle O'Malley


Abroad Departure Pattern Paper by Studio Calico
Abroad Somewhere Kraft Pattern Paper by Studio Calico
Abroad First Class Pattern Paper by Studio Calico
Abroad Adhesive Metal Badges by Studio Calico
Airmail Clear Stamp Set by Studio Calico & Hero Arts
Story Teller Trademark Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Story Teller Chipboard Accents by Crate Paper
Story Teller Border Stickers by Crate Paper
Story Teller Alpha Labels Stickers by Crate Paper
Elf White Glossy Chipboard Letter Thickers by American Crafts


1. Cut yellow striped paper to 8.5 by 11. Cut kraft paper slightly smaller. Die cut (or cut by hand) three clouds at the top of the page.
2. Back with map paper and adhere to yellow striped paper.
3. Add airplane next to one of the clouds and add the cut out cloud with foam adhesive.
4. Adhere a panel of yellow striped paper near bottom of page. Adhere striped sticker to bottom of it. Mat photo with map paper and adhere to left side of the panel.
5. Add Thickers and die cut word to create title. Stitch over letters and add small airplane.
6. Stamp the border and JFK ticket using Versamark ink on a transparency. Emboss with black embossing powder and cut out.
7. Stitch border stamp and adhere near bottom of page.
8. Create a cluster with the badge, chipboard and tag.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Spotlight on Studio Calico by Sherry Wright

Sing Home Decor Frame by Sherry Wright


Any wooden frame
1. Using paperpad cut (12) 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" squares of coordinating Studio Calico papers.
2. Cut strips of yellow polka dot paper and adhere around frame. Cut and sand edges.
3. Ink edges of all squares and begin adhering around frame.
4. Add bird card to center of frame and adhere wooden frame to highlight bird.
5. Adhere clothespins to each side and string twine from side to side.
6. Begin embellishing frame with butterfly stickers, wooden birds, and flowers as seen.
7. Adhere lace trim along edge of frame.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Spotlight on Studio Calico by Melissa Phillips

It's Your Birthday Card Set by Melissa Phillips


Distressed Misted Wooden Buttons Technique:
1:  Paint wooden button using off-white acrylic paint.
2:  After paint has dried, mist each button using Manila Color Mist.
3:  Dab each button with a folded paper towel to remove excess mist.
4:  Buttons will immediately be aged and distressed for your crafting!