Kill My Studio Calico Kit – Jan. 2017: Roman Holiday

Welcome back for another installment of this Kill My Studio Calico Kit series: this is the 10th kit I have killed (I took a break after killing Homespun), and in total I have made a whopping 122 layouts. Yay me!

Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.
I considered a kit killed when I don’t have enough paper to make another layout.

This month I am using the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit, Roman Holiday.


Notes:  I really love the look of this kit! Pretty colors and fun embellishments. I was a bit unsure about the chipboard pencils (they had chipboard paintbrushes in the Film Club kit and those stumped me, because I tend to use elements in a literal way). The stamp is small and the sentiments aren’t all that useful to me, but I still managed to use it on several pages. The puffy hearts and puffy stickers are always a favorite of mine, and I like the touches of gold on the phrase stickers and die cuts. The floral paper is my favorite, along with the specialty paper.

Status: Not totally killed, but close!
I made 10 layouts (9 12″x12″ and 1 8.5″x11″), for a total of $39.99, or $4/page. I supplemented the kit with some embellishments from my stash, since after my January craft room reorganization I challenged myself to add a little bit of something old to every page I make. I also used some bits from the Roman Holiday Documenter kit. I also used and cardstock from my stash for a couple pages. Here’s a roundup of all the pages I made:

And here is what I have left:

Leftovers: the kit is rather killed. I could have kept going with this bits and pieces and probably made 2 more pages, but I wanted to wrap this kit up, and I am going to be hoarding that floral paper a bit longer. I love it so! I will use it up in bits and pieces here and there. 🙂

And here’s a look at all the projects I made:

This is the first project I made, and I stuck to a pink and gray color scheme, with gold accents. Usually  I am not a big fan of the washi strips, but I really like how this one looks on the pink background. I added some watercoloring on the “twenty seventeen” die cut. And the gold “cheers”, flair, sequins, pink hearts, rubber banner, gold label, star stickers and the tiny alpha stickers are all from my stash. The “anything is possible” stamp is from the same month’s Documenter kit, while the “You + Me” is from the scrapbook kit (I didn’t ink up the “= OUI” part since I have no use for that part of the sentiment).

Next up, one of my favorite pages of all times. It’s a two-page spread, in fact. I made it to recap what happened in 2016.

The left page was made to use up this lovely letterpress calendar. I thought about cutting it up to use the “it’s your year” part, but then I really liked the whole page, and the idea for this spread was born. The background paper (Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper) and alpha stickers (A Beautiful Mess) are from my stash.

The right hand side really makes me so happy. I started out with the pencils and the washi strips (the ones without the words are from the Roman Holiday Documenter kit). I spaced them out on the page, then calculated how many photos I’d need to fill up the space. It was so hard to narrow it down to only 16 photos!! That’s what I love more about this page – as I was putting it together, I looked through all my photos and thought back at all the good things that happened this year.
I used the puffy stickers from the kit to mark the months of the year corresponding to the photos, which I arranged chronologically. The only thing I added from my stash is the gold chipboard alpha and some sequins.

Totally switched up the color scheme for this page! 🙂 Once again, I used the pencils to create the design of this page, which is based on a grid. I pulled out some yellow stars, washi and sequins from my stash, as well as some cork asterisks and chipboard alpha.

Here I added some chipboard hearts, puffy stickers, flair and wood veneer from my stash, as well as a couple stamped phrases.

The leaves are from my stash, but they were just perfect for this page! I kept it simple and I love it just the way it is!

I just added a doily from my stash for this page.

The background cardstock is from my stash. I painted some watercolor circles in the color of the heart stickers from the kit.

On this page I documented a few favorite things from this month. I love the neon refill tape for my Dymo label maker! It doesn’t photograph well but it’s truly neon, so pretty!

Cardstock and chipboard embellishments from my stash. I wanted to use black cardstock for the background, but since I didn’t have any, I decided to paint some. I love the effect!

This was so fun to make!! Totally inspired by a template by Scrapping by Liz that I used in this digital page.

And that’s it for this month! If you have any questions, please leave a comment and let me know!

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