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5.15.2009

Studio Calico Kit Club - Pt. 1


{Reported by Noel Culbertson}

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One of the things that I love about great kit clubs is the amazing way they put products together. Studio Calico is one of those great kit clubs. I've been a member of their kit club before, and was constantly amazed by their fabulous product picks. This month's kit, Playground, even included some exclusive papers that Studio Calico designed just for this kit. This kit is perfect for the bright summer photos we'll soon be taking in mass. We'll need to take lots more of those summer pictures since, of course, we're all completely caught up on all of our past summer photos! LOL.

don't mess with my sister

I found this month's kit a little more challenging for me than others I've received. I think it was mostly because the patterns went a little beyond my usual style. That's part of the fun and inspiration of the clubs, though. To help with those moments of complete scrapper's block, Studio Calico also has an amazing team of designers with loads of ideas to devour each month.

Some kit clubs don't include the coordinating card stock into the kits, but Studio Calico includes several sheets of perfectly coordinating textured card stock. So there's no running to the store last minute to pick up that missing element.

three little words

Studio Calico is another kit club that allows you to purchase your kits one month at a time. However, you will save $5 a month if you take the plunge and commit to the 6 month subscription. This kit included bunches of great products from Sassafrass, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, Pink Paislee, Prima, not to mention all of the fun exclusives! Pick up the Playground kit here.

We'd love to hear what you think! Do you love Studio Calico, or another kit club? Show us what you've made with your kit. Upload your projects to the TSR Flickr page.
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16 comments:

Vicki said...

I think you did an amazing job with that kit. It showed off your great pictures so well. I used to belong to a kit club but found I was collecting and not using so I stopped. I like the look of this companies kits.

Haberdawoman said...

I love Studio Calico kits.
They do such a great job at putting together such delish papers and embellies. The one thing i really like about SC is that I use everything they put in the kit and manage to get at least 7 layouts out of it. Now that's getting my moneys worth!

Jill said...

Thank you. So many kits out there; I appreciate all reviews.

Cassi said...

i love SC -- the kits always have the latest and greatest products put together in a fun spunky way. you can not beat their stamp designs -- they are always on the leading edge! SC has a fabulous design team and the best Customer Service around -- they really do care to know what their customers want and incorporate that in the offerings -- love 'em!

Aly D said...

I'm always impressed with their kits...yummy stuff. Noel, your projects are amazing! Great review.

Avital said...

I love the SC kits, but have never actually purchased one. I'm looking at all the eye candy and ending up going for a-la-cart...

I guess I'm a coward... Though, I do want to give one of the kit clubs a try once...

Tricia said...

I've been getting SC kits since last fall and love them. Just got a new one last week and am so anxious to dig into it. The combination of different papers is so inspiring. No hoarding on these kits - I plow through them!

Chrispea said...

Fantastic layouts Noel. I think you rocked that SC kit!!

Annie said...

OH MY GOODNESS.....LOVE IT ALL!!
your photos are stellar!!!!
xoxo

marla said...

studio Calico looks like a great kit club also. One of these days I will get brave and sign up for a kit club but I REALLY need to use my stash first.

joscelyne cutchens said...

I just bought that studio calico set for the first time. so so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I've been thinking about joining a kit club since my LSS closed and due to your samples I'm taking the plunge!!!! Barb M

Julie G. said...

I am totally in love with Studio Calico! I received my first kit about a week ago and made 7 pages right away and still have lots of fun stuff to use! I can't wait to go play with more of my kit!!

april said...

i just wanted to pop in and say i love your LOs and you had such a creative idea for that card!

Houston said...

I love SC and I am always thrilled with their kits, they are perfectly put together and I always find myself falling in love with a paper I wasn't sure about at first thanks to their talented design team!

Holly said...

LOVE the don't mess with my sister layout. Too funny!!!