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3.02.2011

Studio Calico State Fair & a give away!!








{Reported by Noel Culbertson}


Since its very beginning, Studio Calico has been a wildly successful kit club featuring the very best the industry has to offer bundled together in creatively inspiring ways. It is not surprising to see the very same creative bundling in Studio Calico's product lines. The subtle colors mixed with usable patterns and elements, make the State Fair another success story to jot in the Studio Calico books.

What I Made:

i love

I love, love, love the wood veneer shapes. They're perfect on their own, or colored with mist or paint.

i love {detail}

i love {detail}
Supplies: Patterned paper, adhesive fabric, wood veneer hearts, tags, rub-ons: Studio Calico - State Fair,
cardstock: Bazzill; punch: EK Success; other: baker's twine, organdy ribbon


a little dream

One of the items that first caught my eye in the Studio Calico booth at CHA were these cute cloud rub-ons. So dreamy and sweet. The Notions Vintage Pattern flowers are adorable, I want to collect every color in bulk!

a little dream {detail}

a little dream {detail}
Supplies: Patterned paper, flower, wood veneer heart, rub-ons, adhesive fabric strip,
cardstock stickers: Studio Calico - State Fair; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success


Read & Love

Read & Love {detail}

Read & Love {detail}
Supplies: Pattern paper, chipboard alphabet, wood veneer heart, rub-ons, adhesive fabric strip,
cardstock stickers, cardstock shapes: Studio Calico - State Fair; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success; other: Ribbon


What I liked:
- The Notions Vintage Pattern Flowers are fabulous. Like I said, I would love them in every color!
- The wood veneer hearts... be still my heart.
- The adhesive fabric strips easy to incorporate fabric in my layouts without having to use my sewing machine.

What I didn't like:
- I would have liked to see at least one of the pattern paper designs with a slightly darker tone to add some contrast.
- A couple of the colors on the cardstock stickers didn't match the colors on the pattern papers, although they were still very workable.

Where & How Much:
Product: State Fair
Manufacturer: Studio Calico
MSRP:$.99-$5.99
Available {very soon} Online: Scrapbook.com; TwoPeasinaBucket.com; {available for pre-order} Stop and Scrap

What do you think? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday to be entered to win a State Fair paper pack and stickers!!

94 comments:

Theresa said...

I love this new State Fair collection! And I love what you did with it - gorgeous layouts!!!

Sandra said...

I love your layouts - writing with the twine is a great idea!
I agree, I think some darker colors would help.
Sandra ltb

Fifi said...

Love the wooden hearts and the flowers (is that pattern paper they're made from?), but the most inspirational bits of these layouts are the writing using bakers twine <3

Vicky said...

Studio Calico always stays true to their style - and they've done it again... I'd love to win those papers!

Lisa G. said...

love, love, looooove this line!!!

Kelly Massman said...

I love it as well as the inspiration! I especially love the wooden hearts!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful work!

Diane Payne said...

You showcased the line so well! My favorite is the roller coaster paper!

ArlaMo said...

SC's Fabrips are one of my favorite products! And this new line is gorgeous!

Jill said...

It's actually my fav. of their new lines. Haven't gotten around to seeing it up close yet.

Jingle said...

I love the accents!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love SC... especially the wood veneer!

Lisa C. said...

This is my favorite SC collection!! I love the roller coaster paper and the wood veneers are awesome :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

LOVE the Studio Calico collections! I am so crazy about the wood veneer items! I love the letters and butterflies!! They do take ink beautifully!! Love what you created! Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

What's not to love? My favorites would be the flowers and the paper with the roller coaster/ferris wheel background.

Esther said...

I love the line and the beautiful wooden hearts!

connie said...

I love the soft colors in this collection. Your LO's are beautiful!

Anne Thompson said...

Love this line from Studio Calico! The pattern flowers are great. I can think of so many ways to use those papers! Love your layouts! Anne, yourmainestamper

Linh C. said...

Great layouts with these products!

Donna said...

I am drooling over the wooden heart flourish's...love them :)

Patchi said...

Beautiful LOs! I'd love to play with these too!

Abbey said...

I love the collection and your layouts really showcase it well!

Rebecca said...

gorgeous layouts! love this new collection!

Ellie A. said...

What I think.. I am in LOVE... oh I want to play w/this collection even more after seeing your layouts! Thanks for the chance.

jamie long said...

I ordered the veneer in the hearts and the buttons and I love SC, I just really wish there would have been stamps.

TinaM said...

I love this collection.

*Suzy* said...

What is there not to love about the State Fair ... this is wonderful!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love your layouts! I really like how you used the bakers twine to write with and also the clouds.

NinaSt said...

This collection is just awesome. I love all their collections.

Laura in CT said...

Love the look of this collection and what you've done with it!

Danielle said...

love this line! so pretty! love the soft colours. thank you for the chance!

Denise said...

I totally love the Vintage Notions flowers. They are sooo pretty :) I really like the patterns and colors too, but you are right about contrasting color. I like to have some too.

Amanda Albright said...

Your layouts are gorgeous! I love the fabric strips...my mind is already busy thinking of ways to use them!

Ann Cicilie said...

Love that collection, and you've made some gorgeous stuff with it :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

vegetablog said...

This collection really is beautiful. So are your layouts! they are a great way to see how the products could be used.

~natalie

p.s. I love those notions flowers.

ShellyJ said...

i absolutely love it! can't wait to get it in my hands :)

Jennie M said...

OH MY!! I absolutely love love love them!!!

Kim N. said...

Great products, and I love what you did with them!!

Sandra aka nachtschwinge said...

Love Studio Calico!!! :) Just awesome!

Carolina said...

Great layout ideas! Those clouds are the yummiest thing. Thanks for this giveaway!

Amanda Johnson said...

Love your LOs!!! Gorgeous :) I think this line looks like so much fun...thanks for the chance!

marcy said...

I don't think there's a line Studio Calico's released that I didn't love!

stampinlara said...

Very cute, I love this new collection! The samples are adorable. ;-)

Lesa said...

Wicked cute collection!! Gorgeous scrap pages!! Thanks for the chance to win this paper!!

Shann said...

I'm really exited about this line. Love the mix of blues, greens and pinks. Most excited about the die cut tags not shown but I also really want the I how... Rub-ons. Also you did a fantastic job showcasing this line :)
-shann

Anna K. said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! I love the papers.

Brenda Smith said...

It's so beautiful! I love your layouts, too. Just perfect!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the wooden hearts! You did such a good job--just wonderful!

Patty said...

Love the wooden veneer hearts and the cloud rub-ons! And that doily banner paper - so pretty. And love the way you incorporated bakers twine in your layout - what a great idea!

sharon g said...

By the way, I love that you give your honest opinions--pro and con, about various paper crafting items. I'm going to have to visit from now on. I have never heard of your blog before...

Vera said...

Your layouts are amazing! Great show of the SC product

Gabi said...

Those are fantastic layouts. I wasn't sure about this line at first, but after seeing your LOs, I feel inspired to use this product now!!! Whee!! Lovely thanks for sharing!!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Val said...

You are seriously talented! Although not part of the collection, I adore the way the ribbon looks in your first layout.

Olivia said...

Beautiful layouts! I love the grid patterns & the veneer hearts :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful layouts! I love all of the new Studio Calico stuff!

sillypea said...

I really love the fresh patterns in this line and absolutely adore the ferris wheel paper especially. The versatility of their coloring is really quite spectacular making it a good colorful neutral of sorts that works with everything so nicely.

Melissa said...

Love this collection! The photos you have put in your beautiful layouts are just gorgeous, WOW!!

*Monica* said...

I think it's an awesome line! The colors are so bright & the patterns are fun. Love all the accessories, too.

julie.schellin said...

I love ANYTHING Studio Calico, and this line does not disappoint!

Jenny said...

I love your layouts! And I love Studio Calico!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This looks like a super fun paper pack! I love the pages you made too!

Dale Tiernan said...

As soon as I saw a sneak from CHA I had it on my list of must haves. I'm just waiting (impatiently) for it to come into my local scrapbooking store. I wish it would hurry up.

Abby said...

I love it! Those clouds and the wooden pieces and that doily paper is wonderful! Can't wait to see it in person! thanks for the chance to win! :)

Keshet said...

Love what you created, Noel! Love the hearts especially.

joscelyne cutchens said...

super cute layouts, as always Noel! I love the notions and the clouds and the rub ons and and and. studio calico really speaks to my paper loving heart.

Stephanie M. said...

Love the collection and love your take on it :)

Kai said...

Love the line and love how you used it

charli said...

great colors in this collection! love the lo!

beida-fish said...

I love everything about this collection and I love how used the product on your pages! So Stunning!

Jenny said...

Love this line and can't wait to get my hands on it! Beautiful layouts!

Geralyn said...

I love Studio Calico and their new collections. Your layouts are gorgeous!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Love your pages!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love these, Noel!!! :)

Angela Fehr said...

Not a fan of the circus-themed products that have come out lately - but I love the rural theme of State Fair. And the wood veneers are versatile for any layout!

Katie_Bolinger said...

I really like the colors but without them in my hands I couldn't tell if the color was off between papers and stickers.

You're layouts are beautiful

Ohana in Bend said...

i looked at all the new products online at 2 peas last night. loved them all, of course i could tell any color variations via screen. however, i would love them anyway. studio calico is a serious favorite.

rose said...

what cute layouts! i love how you used the baker's twine. made such a cute font!!

ChristyR said...

Love it! Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

Amazing - so much detail really emphasizes the one large layout. I love Noel's work!

Tracy said...

As always your layouts are AMAZING! Love the new paper and the wood hearts, yep, I have to agree with you on those. Thanks for showcasing this great new kit and inspiring me with some new ideas for my pages.

camilla said...

Super cute. Love what you did with it, Noel.

PattiM said...

Love your layouts Noel Joy!! The girls are beautiful and have grown so much since I first met you on ck. Love the colors and the little wooden hearts.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

AngMomof3 said...

Hey Noel, love this kit! I think the colors are really unique, and could be used for so many different things. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nitasha said...

I'm a huge Studio Calico fan and love this new collection. Your review is great and I agree that some contrasting darker pages would be nice. I love to use dark cardstock with some of SC's previous collections as a way to break up the lighter tones. Thank you for the great review and awesome giveaway!

Dennis said...
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Jodee said...

Great collection. I think I could use this for a few different projects!

serena said...

in love with the roller coaster/ferris wheel paper! oh my goodness

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Loved the layout and would LOVE to win this!

shabbychiccrafts@gmail.com

jennifer said...

Cute line. I can see how easy it would be to use it in a variety of pages.

Dettao said...

those flowers are fabulous. I need them.

Kay said...

Lovely LO's Noel! SC has pretty fun stuff to work with. Would love to get my hands on some of it! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOODNESS--this line is GORGEOUS! Love the soft yellow and lue with the dark purple! These LOs are FABBBB! LOVE IT:)

annemk said...

my goodness, I absolutely love this Studio Calico...
my favorite are the vintage pattern flower :)
anne @ rajklaushouse1@att.net

Nancy L. said...

beautiful layouts!! love the SC goodies!!