Our Story

2007

2007 03
March

April developed the concept of Studio Calico with Scarlet (a fellow scrapbooker) and commissioned Stephen for logo and brand development and Kennon for web development.

May

Hired first employee, Scarlet.

2007 05
2007 06
June

Studio Calico Opened for business.

July

First domestic and international kits shipped.

2007 07
2007 09
September

Moved from house to small office on E. 11th st.

October

Hired Second employee, Lorie.

2007 10
December

1,000 kits shipped.

2008

March

Expansion of office.

2008 03
November

Foster Conversation:
Greg: I think we might have something here.
April: Okay, I'll quit my job.
Greg: Okay, I think I'll keep mine.

December

First time published in a magazine.

2008 12

2009

2009 01
January

Manufactured our first product– map paper by Stephen & 10,000 kits shipped since opening day.

September

First wholesale release: Home Front.

2009 09

2010

2010 01
January

First CHA, debuted Anthology and Mister Huey's.

March

Moved to the barn at the house.

2011

2011 07
July

Began license agreement with Hero Arts.

October

Began license agreement with American Crafts & moved to office at bookstore.

2011 10
2011 11
November

Web 2.0.

December

First December Daily™ kit.

2011 12

2012

2012 01
January

Opened the Classroom: Photo a Day with Nicole Samuels

March

Hired the well kept thing, Matthew Wilson and 100,000 kits shipped since opening day.

2012 03
2012 06
June

Hit 10k likes on Facebook.

September

Launched card kit subscription.

2012 09
2012 11
November

Moved to Lovers Lane office.

2013

January

Launched Project Life® kit subscription.

2013 01
2013 02
February

8:03AM - First pot of Chemex coffee brewed…
8:07AM - Second pot of Chemex coffee brewed.

May

First Creative Team retreat: Camp Calico.

2013 05
2013 06
June

Hit 20k likes on Facebook.

September

Discovered why the proofing process exists.

2013 09
2013 10
October

Discovered holes in the proofing process.

November

Web 3.0: Mobile Responsive.

2013 11
2013 12
December

Featured in Inc 5000.

2014

January

200,000 member project images uploaded.

2014 01
2014 02
February

Studio Calico boxes shipped to 79 countries & hit 30k likes on Facebook.