Studio Calico The Underground Kit

Hey hey, did you see? London's calling at Studio Calico this month! I would love to find out what you think about the October kits because it's been one of those that don't just look awesome but are easy to work with, too. Anyway, you guys are here to see some cards… first up, though, let's get an overview of what is in the main card kit this time.

Studio Calico The Underground Card Kit (October 2014)

Good stuff, eh? The feather die and stamps set with this clean and trendy font face may just be my favorite items. For my first card I added some extra items, though. For one, the SC tag dies and second, an Alice in Wonderland inspired Tea Time stamp add-on.

Fall Wreath Hello | Handmade card with flair button and stamped wreath by @pixnglue

Gallery: Fall Wreath Hello Card | Kits: The Underground Card Kit, Tea Time stamp add-on

I wanted to use the Tea Time stamps in a way to proof they are not just for tea lovers. The sprig images in this set are actually great to stamp a wreath and decorate it with the flowers, rhinestones or whatever tickles your fancy or is suitable for the look you are going.

This card is a main kit only and again this kit proofs to be really versatile beyond the initial fall/halloween feel! The feather die is so feminine and it cut through the thick copper color paper (also included in the main kit) like butter. I cut bigger feather with the Silhouette for layering here.

Bear Hug Notecard by @pixnglue for Studio Calico
Gallery: Bear Hug Notecard | Kits: The Underground Card KitForrest stamp add-on

Now, on to a simple but striking notecard! The whole Forest stamp set has such a modern graphic style! I stamped the bear image in Doc Brown ink, then embossed the sentiment over it with white Zing powder. See, you really don't need much to create a trendy notecard. I even matched the envelope flaps - detail images including the envelope are in my gallery as always. 

It's Always Tea-Time! - handmade card by @pixnglue
Gallery: Tea Time Card | Kits: The Underground Card KitTea Time stamp add-on

Ready for a mad-hatter tea party? Of course, I just had to use the tea cup from Tea Time set as well. I found the pocket tags in the card kit are great to send your favorite tea along with some warm greetings or get well wishes this fall. A single bag fits in perfectly!

Sweet Darling - handmade card by @pixnglue
Gallery: Sweet Darling Card | Kits: The Underground Card Kit

A peach, a pumpkin? I'm not exactly sure, but it sure looks cute and so fresh combined with the bright green patterned paper and just a hint of pink on the stamped image. I used punched circles to help sketch the hill shape on the back of the green paper, then cut it out and layered the pumpkin & embellishments.

Handstamped happy halloween card by @pixnglue
Gallery: Happy Halloween Card | Kits: The Underground Card Kit

This Halloween card was the first thing I made this month and the card kit stamp set got me completely in the mood for fall. The pumpkin and tiny addition stamps can even be turned into a halloween face… both creepy and cute :) Also, this card made go a little artsy with some pencil lines and watercolors on top of the stamps for more dimension.

Handmade fall card just to say "hello" made by @pixnglue
Gallery: Leafy Hello Card | Kits: The Underground Card Kit | Digital: Leaf Cut Files by Hello Forever

Lastly, my personal favorite from the cards I made this month. I mean, how pretty are those leaf die-cuts by Marcy? I cut a bunch from patterned paper then die-cut another from the copper paper for some contrast. After I arranged them on paper in alternating direction, I sewed the single pieces down in the middle and bent the paper up as to not have them all lay flat on paper.

One last tip: today is last call at Studio Calico, i.e. you may snag some cool items on clearance! Thanks for stopping, everyone :)


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