Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Studio Calico Poet Society Full Reveal

I'm so happy to share the full reveal of what I made with the Studio Calico Poet Society Project Life® kits. These kits are absolutely packed with embellishments and I just loved how perfectly they went with my photos and stories this month.

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Here is the full Project Life® spread that I made using the Poet Society Main Kit only.

Lots of circles and stars on this spread, I used each and every one of the plastic stars that came in the main kit this month and I adored the circle stickers too and managed to get three on my spread. I'm also a super huge fan of the rubons that came in the kits this month. And yes they will stick to the plastic hearts too! Yay!

I made a little flip action and cut a hole so that the gold arrow printable would help guide the way.

I also made my own digital element this month by combining one the super cute flag cut file and a printable card. I just loved the watercolor card that Tina made for this set of printables, its so pretty and it worked really well clipped to the cut file.

My second project was the special insert I made just for my daughters first day of school.  It's 6 x 12 and I just love how it turned out. Its just two sheets of 12x12 cardstock that I stitched together right down the middle with a gold thread.

I used Shanna's digital template as my guide to cut a few sheets of the 4x6 paper pad and two of the special back to school cards that came in the set that she designed to make the patchwork for my cover.  I also added the wood veneer hello that came in the Oliver addon and a few bits that came in the Yeats addon to decorate the cover of my booklet.

Like I mentioned in my sneaks post the packaging for the rubons that came in the Oliver addon was the most adorable little clipboard piece.  I decided to use it as a backing for a letter to my daughter. I just cut around the bottom edge of the clip and around the label to slip my paper underneath. I added a little element to cover up the brand name in the upper right cover and I love it. I used some of the digital stamps from Suzy's adorable set to decorate the bottom of my letter and filled in with lots of the embellishments that came in the Yeats addon.  For the right side I added a phrase from the word strip stickers to the top of one of the veneer pieces that came in the main and a few more rubons but kept it more simple because I wanted to keep the focus on the photo.

I always take at least one close up face shot on the first day of school and love the way this one turned out this year. Just like last year you can see my reflection in her eyes and that is just so cool to see. The Apple of my Eye card is from Shanna's Back to School card set and it was perfect for this photo.  On the right I used some more of Suzy's digital stamps to make the Class of piece. I created the offset cut with my Cameo and it was a quick and easy thing to make. The tag pulls out in the back and it just has the girls names written on it. That pink pearl eraser piece in the Yeats addon was adorable and a must use as was that phrase from the word strips.

I waited out front while my husband went to pick her up at the end of the day and shot a series of photos of her on her scooter as she came home. I made a simple collage for the left side, cut the arrow from a card from the Yeats addon and added some more embellishments from Yeats. That & is veneer but I ended up covering is with more rubons. I posted the photo on the right hand side to Facebook when she got home and listed out some of her pro cons for the day so when I saw this card I new it was the perfect way to end out the story. I just laid it out in Photoshop and printed my text right on the card.

I just love how this little book turned out and it was so much fun picking out all of the little embellishments to use.

So to recap some of my favorites from this month
  1. Poet Society Project Life Main
  2. Poet Society Yeats addon
  3. Poet Society Oliver addon
  4. Shanna's digital template set
  5. Suzy's digital stamp bushes 
  6. Shanna's Back to School Cards
And the extra's that I had to add to my own shopping cart...

  1. New Color Theory Stamp Pads - All of my favorite colors have been added I could not say no to these!
  2. Marcy's die set - the first was so good, I had to get this one too
  3. This Rocket Stamp set - SO adorable!
  4. Poet Society Paper Pad - I need another set since I cut up a few sheets for my insert cover
  5. Kraft Envelope set - these were from last month but after seeing them in person I never want to run out of these
I hope you all get everything you want this month and I hope you check out the Creative Team Gallery too, its really amazing this month.

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1 comment:

  1. Really great layouts. So many elements that I love. I bought up big this month. Marcy's dies are awesome. I couldn't resist this month's either.