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Studio Calico Kit (Handmade)

{ Reported by Shelley Haganman}

I was so excited to receive my Studio Calico "pizza box" full of SC goodness for this review! Studio Calico is an online scrap kit club started about two years ago. Over those two years this kit club has brought to its subscribers some of the most incredible kits available. They always seem to be on the cutting edge of what is "in" and also help shape what will be "in". Each kit offers :
  • neutral + colored cardstock
  • patterned papers from multiple manufacturers
  • at least one alphabet
  • journaling aid(s)
  • variety of embellishments which may include vintage items, stamps, ribbon, chipboard, and more!

The items that SC offers are usually the most up and coming items from a various array of scrapbooking companies.The kits are all coordinated in order to mix and match as you please. On top of that, Studio Calico has also started creating their own line of paper, embellishments, and mists that enhance their already stellar kits. To entice the avid scrapbooker even more are the 3-4 "add on" kits and extra supplies found in those kits.

Studio Calico also has a "killer" Design Team and their blog and galleries are full of pure eye candy!! The inspiration there is astounding! They also offer a member gallery, message board, and a place to shop! What more could a girl ask for?!

I found that these kits are incredibly generous with their supplies and I have a great appreciation for whom ever pulls items from the many companies out there and makes it all coordinate together beautifully! I love that the cardstock is good solid card stock. Many times it is the textured card stock which makes it even more exciting. I really think that you get a lot for your money with this kit.

What I liked: EVERYTHING!

What I didn't like: NOTHING!

What I made:

Mini album using clear CD covers:
Studio Calico Kit (Homemade), clear CD covers, Bind-it-all

Christmas Card
Studio Calico kit (Homemade

Where and how much:
Studio Calico $34.50 plus S&H for one time kit/ $29.50 for monthly subscription plus S&H
(Kits are shipped by the 10th of the month/kits are posted on the 28th of each month)

Bottom Line:
If you are looking for a kit that offers incredible products with a support network to help inspire you Studio Calico is for you. If you love quality products, great service, options galore, Studio Calico is the kit club for you. I think it is a great club that offers it's subscribers great possibilities!


April said...

I looooooooooove me some Studio Calico! I haven't gotten the chance to order any of their kits yet but it's definitely on my wish list. ;)
- April W

Renee said...

I've loved these kits from afar (not a subscriber yet) for the last year.. Something about a lot of neutrals appeals to me :)

sharon g said...

I really like the leaves, and the woodgrain paper. It looks really nice.

Jen said...

I've been admiring their fabulous collections...but unable to subscribe to any kits for now. Love your mini book and the fantastic detail with the elements from the kits. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

I have never joined but purchased a few of their kits. It is a fantastic/quality club. If I were going to join one it would be at the top of the list.

Melinda said...

I love Studio Calico! Its actually on my wish list this year! :D

marla said...

I love Studio Calico papers. This kit looks like a GREAT deal and wonderful goodies each month!!

isabel said...

Not 2 years ago.... i'm a subscriber since 2007 !!!!

Rachel said...

wow-what an amazing album! I LOVE Studio Calico-they rock!!!

Lisa C. said...

What a fantastic kit! I love Studio Calico!

Gab said...

What a great looking kit and very cool mini album!

Andrea said...

I love studio calico!! I have to force myself to not buy every kit!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL review--love your projects! I LOVE STUDIO CALICO!!