Studio Calico April Kit: Singin’ in the Rain

Hi there! It's been a while! I have been bogged down with a horrible cold that I can't seem to shake! Not fun, but trying to get back into the swing of things!! I meant to post sneaks of my Studio Calico layouts and now here it is after the full reveal…. time flies!!

Anyway, here are my layouts with details on shop items, techniques, etc. As always, if you have any questions about anything give me a shout!!

There were sooooo many cute girly things in the kits this month that I couldn't resist doing all three layouts about Emily! I have especially been anxious to get some of the new Crate Paper lines so I was ecstatic to some of it in the kits and the shop! 

First up is "e"……..


This one is pretty simple actually. I didn't do any misting or anything. But I did paint the sticks for the banner (House of 3/Pink Paislee from the main kit) with the JBS Lemon Drops paint dabber and I rubbed some of the JBS Chewing Gum paint into the grooves on the metal piece at the top of the banner — just to give it some more dimension and to make the pattern on the metal stand out more.

Next up is "baby doll"…….



I used Maya Road Sunflower Yellow mist and Mister Huey's Lemonade mist on the background because I wanted the yellow to be more bright and vibrant. Neither of those are in the shop at the moment but you may have a similar yellow on hand that would work or check back to see if they will be back in stock later.

I used mostly American Crafts products on this layout…. loved the cute tags from the Make 'Em Laugh add on so I cut the bottoms of the tags in order to create the large banner here. Used the adorable SC flag stamp set from the Moses Supposes add on. And the AC ribbon from the Tap Dance add on. Used the AC Precision Pen for journaling and doodling on all three layouts.

Last is "darling girl"…….



On the background I used Mister Huey's Lemonade mist and then Mister Huey's Calico White mist over the top. Used lots of the Crate Paper products here again because I just can't get enough of them…. including the Emma's Shoppe Trims that are surprisingly still available in the shop. Everything else I used is already sold out! Sorry!! I will be try to be better at posting all of these details earlier next time!

Now I'm off to check out the design team gallery to see what they all did with the kits this month! I'm always so inspired! And my cutest and sweetest friend Suzy Plantamura was our guest designer this month!!!! Love her and can't wait to see her layouts! I heard she did A LOT!! Go Suz!!

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  • Laurie
    March 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

    HI Maggie, love your layouts this month, can’t wait to get my kit! I have a question for you, how do you get your layouts onto your blog? Do you scan them or take photos and then crop? I always take photos of mine but then you can see the background and I can’t figure out how everyone crops in to get just the layout on the screen. Thanks for sharing, hope you feel better soon, no fun having a cold.

  • cindy b.
    March 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

    absolutely GORGEOUS! i really love these layouts and your style! Definitely going to have to scraplift!! Love that banner!! 😉 You really make me wanna get out my mists and just go for it!! 😉

  • Elisa
    March 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Amazing 🙂 I´m totally astonished with your layouts, i don´t which one is better 🙂 love colours and details an of course pics are beautiful

  • Hannie
    March 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Maggie, lover your style, it looks like you simply just mix and match, and just stick them up then doodle here and there, but I know you’ve put in a lot of creativity juices. Just love how your layouts turn out each and every time!

  • Trine
    April 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Love All the details and clusters plus the feminine touch of your layouts.You always create amazing layouts.

  • sophie
    April 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    oh maggie! again these are stunning!! you always make the best out of these kits! what an artist!!

  • Mina
    April 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    A-ma-zing!!! Quick question and hoping you can answer: how do you do your banners? would totally love to incoporate those in my layouts!

  • Marsha
    April 2, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Beautiful as always!! Love the layering on the Darling Girl one.

  • Maggie Holmes
    April 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I take pictures of my layouts and then I crop them to the exact size so that you can’t see any background. I use photoshop but most photo editing software programs have a crop feature that would allow you to do the same thing. hope that helps!

  • Maggie Holmes
    April 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

    thanks! on the baby doll layout I made two different banners…. for the smaller ones I just cut triangles from patterned paper. Then I used adhesive to put on the twine with the triangles over the top of the twine. To finish it off I stitched it down (along the top of the bannesr) with my sewing machine. For the larger one I used the American Crafts tags and I cut the triangle notches out of the bottom of each tag to make them look like the flags for a banner instead of just tags. Then I adhered them down first and again finished it off by machine stitching along the top. hope that helps!!

  • Michelle Clement
    April 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    These are all so gorgeous, Maggie!! 🙂 Love them to bits!

  • Mina
    April 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the info Maggie! I forgot to ask also about the text lines.. Do you draw those on yourself or are you using a stamp? I’ve noticed you have that alot on your pages and it adds such a great look to it. 🙂 Would love to do that as well. Your pages are just beautiful and amazing. Love them!

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