Subscribe to monthly project inspiration for your Studio Calico kits! If you're a Scrapbook or Documenter kit subscriber, for just $5 per month start a corresponding Kit Workshop subscription.

Make more projects with our Scrapbook and Documenter Kit Workshops subscription! Each month, we’ll feature a new teacher in each workshop who will be sharing three layouts or Documenter spreads, three process videos and three inspiring ideas to use when you’ve hit a creative block. In addition, you’ll get three sketches, a free digital file (valued at $2.99 or more) and a private class message board. By subscribing to the Kit Workshop, you’ll automatically have access to new content each month. Your credit card will be charged on the 6th of the month along with your kit subscription.

Remember, you can cancel your subscription at any time with no cost! If or when you cancel your Scrapbook or Documenter kit subscription, your Kit Workshop subscription will not be canceled. When you start a Kit Workshop subscription, an item is added to your cart. After placing your order, you will immediately be given access to the classroom through My Classrooms. Kit Workshop subscriptions will show up as a separate subscription on your My Account page.


MAY's featured teachers

Documenter Kit Workshop - KAREN BAKER

Karen considers herself a creative person who loves to document her family’s crazy-busy life. She loves to blog when she can, photograph anything and everything, and when she's not making a creative mess in her studio, you can usually find her in the garden or with her head in a book looking for design and inspiration. She considers herself a pretty paper artist.

Favorite things about the month's kit:

I think my favourite things in the Jolly Holiday kit would have to be the delightful colors. I love using pops of colour with white space and dashes of black, and this kit delivers this. The wood veneers would also be a favourite in this kit. I used a few raw and then coloured some with Studio Calico Color Theory mist.

What she'll be teaching:

In the first lesson, we'll be putting together a typical spread while being conscious of the colours of the cards and photos.In the second, we'll focus on creating an ‘artistic’ spread using a grid format. In the last lesson, we’ll document a special standout moment from your week with photos and words.


I want subscribers to leave my class knowing that they can document their daily life with intention and purpose. I hope that they walk away with a realization that this project can be simple, artistic and well-designed.

Scrapbook Kit Workshop - Chantal Philippe

Chantal is a lover of all things crafty and colorful. She only wishes she could buy and hoard it all, and she enjoys finding inspiration in the most subtle things. She currently resides on the outskirts of her nation’s capital, Ottawa, Canada, with her better half and her seven-year-old daughter. She started scrapping digitally back in 2008 after her daughter was born. Although she is still playing around exclusively with those digital goodies, she's somewhat transitioned to paper and hybrid scrapbooking.

Favorite things about the month's kit:

Seeing as I am a patterned paper fanatic, I especially loved seeing the bold and colorful mix included in Jolly Holiday. I’m also a firm believer that all kits should include a hint of green; the lower case alpha and puffy stickers are such great example pieces. I can’t wait to use them all up!

What she'll be teaching:

In the first lesson, I’ll be incorporating a digital aspect to my project along with the use of the Main Scrapbook kit. For the second lesson, I’ll be documenting one of my daughter’s many silly moments, using lifelovepaper’s wizard inspired stamp set; expect repetition and lots of color. In my third and final lesson, I’ll be showing you how to make the most of those acetate die cut words from the add-on kit.


Don’t be intimidated to use something in unexpected ways. Thinking outside of the box can yield some pretty great and unique results. Embrace white space; a project doesn’t need to be filled to the brim to be worthy of a good story.

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