I really love getting Studio Calico’s card kit in the mail, the stamps are adorable and I always love having an interesting variety of patterned paper, that I normally wouldn’t have bought. The October kit was called “The Underground”, and I really enjoyed playing with it to make four different thank you cards (that are seasonally appropriate). I love sending hand stamped thank you cards, and I’ve been a busy bee working on sending mine out from the wedding!
Whenever I get a kit in the mail, I like to try to create using the kit exclusively, then later adding in items from my stash. Really loved the stamp this month, the pumpkin shape and the “thanks very much” will definitely get used a lot. Stamped the pumpkin on a piece of orange cardstock, then cut it out & popped it up with some foam dots. Layered a few of the awesome fall-inspired papers, tied a bit of the included twine, and embellished with the black dots.
For the second card, I stamped circles with autumn toned chalk inks, then stamped them again without re-inking. Did the same on a bit of patterned paper, then hand cut it out. The kit this month included a darling feather metal die (along with an arrow), and I used it on some of the included copper metallic cardstock. I love using kraft as a card base, especially with these rich tones.
This last card is probably my favorite out of these thank you cards. I stamped the pumpkin on patterned paper, and I like how the print shows through the ink. I am trying really hard not to be a hoarder of supplies, so I’ve been actively trying to use up and “kill” kits as I get them.
Overall I’m pretty pleased with Studio Calico “The Underground” card kit. The stamp set is great and has lots of useful sentiments, and the patterned papers worked really great together. The embellishments weren’t all that special, but that is not as much of a priority for me. Thanks for looking!