SC Kit Announcement

Since its beginning, Studio Calico has been on the forefront of modern memory keeping. Our goal is, and has always been, to provide products and inspiration to document memories with fresh and trend-forward designs. And as we head towards our 11th year anniversary, we’re keeping our focus on that vision.

Our June kits will be the last release for both our Scrapbook and Planner Kits. This wasn’t an easy decision to make—our Scrapbook Kit is where it all started. There has been a drastic change in the memory keeping industry over the last 11 years, and we are continually thankful for all our loyal customers, their feedback, and the ever-evolving community of paper lovers. Looking ahead, we’re excited to focus our energy on the Documenter Kits, Stamp Subscription, and the NEW Traveler’s Notebook Kits. We invite you to join us for our June reveal tomorrow and cannot wait for July when we reveal the new TN Kit.

Our main goal remains the same: to provide beautifully-designed, custom, and high-quality products to your doorstep each month to help you preserve your memories for years to come. With a change as big as this, we’re sure you’ll have questions. Please leave them in the comments below and we’ll post a follow-up with answers. If you need help with a question specific to your own subscription or status, please reach out to our Customer Service team.

How do I switch to the new Traveler’s Notebook Kit?

  • If you are a Scrapbook or Planner Kit subscriber, simply visit the Traveler’s Notebook Kit page and sign up for a new subscription. Our system will automatically convert your Scrapbook subscription status over to your new Traveler’s Notebook Kit subscription. 

How do I switch to a Documenter Kit or Stamp Subscription?

  • We would be happy to help you transfer your Scrapbook or Planner Kit subscription to our Documenter Kit or Stamp Subscription. Please reach out to our Customer Service team and we’ll make that change for you.

What will happen to the Scrapbook Kit Workshop?

  • Our scrapbook workshops will continue, just in a slightly different format. Our teachers and contributors will be sharing ways to combine and use your past kits to make the most of your stash.

What will happen to the Planner Kit Workshop?

  • June will be our last planner workshop.

Will there be a TN Kit Workshop?

  • Yes! We’re excited to start the new TN workshop in July. You’ll be able to sign up on July 1st with reveal.

I’m a Scrapbook or Planner subscriber—how will this affect my rewards status?

  • If you are a rewards member based on length of subscription, you’ll need to transfer to our Traveler’s Notebook, Documenter, or Stamp Subscription to maintain that status. If you’re a rewards member based on your spending, you won’t see any change.

Will you continue to offer Scrapbook and Planner products?

  • We will continue to make and curate traditional scrapbooking supplies for our shop releases, as well as planner-friendly products.

What happens if I have a Scrapbook or Planner Kit Subscription and don't opt to switch to a new kit?

  • If you don't decide to switch your current subscription to our TN, Documenter, or Stamp kits, your subscription will simply end after you are charged for your upcoming June kit. There will be no cancellation fees, and you don't need to do anything else to avoid future charges.

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  1. huskermom98 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) huskermom98 says…
    05/31/2018

    Newflash...not everyone likes the Travelers Notebook style of memory keeping...I've put up with a lot here at SC, but sadly this might be the last straw. I will miss my SB kit and while I like the DK, I don't use enough of the cards to justify buying it.

    Sigh...now I need to find another place to buy my supplies from...

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    1. chanawasserman (Silver Rewards Subscriber) chanawasserman says…
      05/31/2018

      I also dont particularly like the travelers notebook format..

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  2. nakashit (Gold Rewards Subscriber) nakashit says…
    05/31/2018

    Oh my god. . . . I’ve had enough of the bad news today, yet on top of this!? . . .

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  3. Brinkleyboy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Brinkleyboy says…
    05/31/2018

    So will there still be 12x12 papers offered or some sized sheets of patterned paper? I love having my paper to play with! The notebooks in the new kit already have the papers in them. I like the blank notebook and the ability to put the paper where and if I like in mine.

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    1. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
      05/31/2018

      We'll continue to have shop releases with more traditional supplies. I've also found that it's easy to take apart / trim down notebooks in the most recent planner kits to go into notebooks I've already started. As a bonus, the pages are a bit thinner than regular patterned paper so it adds less bulk.

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  4. serendipity serendipity says…
    05/31/2018

    This is unfortunate, and frankly upsetting after years of loyalty. I understand the desire to adapt to new trends, but remember there are still plenty of us out there that want an actual scrapbook with real page protectors and real creativity... not a pocket page shortcut or a non-durable travelers notebook fad.

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    1. Sbeverly (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Sbeverly says…
      06/01/2018

      I wholeheartedly agree! I am very disappointed as well!

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  5. mrsdwood mrsdwood says…
    05/31/2018

    This is so unfortunate. I stalk my mail lady every month for my planner kit. I cannot stand traveler's notebooks. Can you all recommend another subscription? Thank you, Diane

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  6. lovie8 (Pink Rewards Subscriber) lovie8 says…
    05/31/2018

    this is so disappointing. I've only been a subscriber for a few months nut may cancel now. I lived the SB kits.

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  7. shastahun shastahun says…
    05/31/2018

    This is really unfortunate. I HATE the travelers notebook style. I really think this is a bad move. Is there a way we can have our scrapbook workshop cancelled? If you aren't going to be doing the scrapbook kits, I don't see a point in having the scrapbook workshop.

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    1. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
      05/31/2018

      If you'd rather not continue with the workshops, just contact our Customer Service team and they can help you. We're continuing to offer them for those that may want inspiration using up their older kits.

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  8. actmurray26 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) actmurray26 says…
    05/31/2018

    I am super sad...I love my traditional SB kits. I still do 12x12 and 8.5x11 layouts all the time!
    Please consider alternating the Travelers notebook kits. I have already signed up for them but I do not want patterned paper already in the notebooks all the time. Please consider alternating and sometimes doing plain paper in some so that we can decorate as we choose.

    I also hope you stay true to your word and continue to have regular traditional SB products in the store! New releases would be great! Would beg again for graph/ledger gray backgrounds like you used to have. I thought we were supposed to get more of that this year!

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    1. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
      05/31/2018

      I'll pass along your feedback. For now, we are planning on doing the custom notebooks, since you can get plain ones almost anywhere. I have had good luck taking them apart and using the pages like patterned paper in notebooks that I've already started, so that may be something you could consider trying.

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    2. actmurray26 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) actmurray26 says…
      05/31/2018

      I have not had lots of experience with TN yet so I will try to take it apart and see how I like it. I love the cover being a patterned paper that matches the kit though...just think maybe every few months, a notebook with a pretty cover but plain paper would be nice. This will be something different to try so even though I am sad about the SB kit going, it will be fun to explore the TN fad! Thanks

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  9. iScrap (Gold Rewards Subscriber) iScrap says…
    05/31/2018

    What a sad day. I'm not even sure what to say.

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  10. firedancer623 (Silver Rewards Subscriber) firedancer623 says…
    05/31/2018

    Ugh!!! I've been here since the beginning and losing the Scrapbooking kit is going to force me to leave SC behind....:( If anyone is in the same boat, I'd love to hear any good recommendations for a replacement sub online. TY

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      Thanks for your loyalty. This decision was not made lightly and is sad for me as well :(

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  11. Shannon_Yates (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Shannon_Yates says…
    05/31/2018

    While I love the Scrapbook Kit and will miss it, I can fully appreciate that change is inevitable in all industries. I wish you the very best as you 'craft' a new direction and likely new followers!!
    PS As a previous commenter said, I too would prefer plain paper TN's. I have held off subscribing to the TN kit because of the pre-made, patterned paper notebooks.

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      Thank you for understanding.

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  12. Meerfrau (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Meerfrau says…
    05/31/2018

    This is bad, very bad...I am really disappointed and very sad. :( Will miss my monthly SC scrapbook kit!

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  13. jaime229 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) jaime229 says…
    05/31/2018

    Thanks SC for making the decision for me. I just got tired of getting the SAME stuff in both the SB kit and the Documenter kits. I was going to cancel. Done. I’m sure another company will be more than happy to take my money 💰!!!

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  14. JilC (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JilC says…
    05/31/2018

    I like to scrap in all different formats, so I'm not as unhappy as some (and am very excited about the new TN kits!), but I'm sad at the end of an era. I'm pretty sure I will always scrap in the 12X12 format, though, and now I am happier than ever than I haven't purged a single SC 12X12 paper. So I should have enough to carry me into old age! Good luck, SC, as you move in this new direction.

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      thank you!

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    2. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @JilC - I’ve purged papers multiple times over the years. And I STILL have enough pretty 12x12 papers to carry me to old age! I love the papers!

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  15. sylvie58 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) sylvie58 says…
    05/31/2018

    Such bad news! But I understand that you have to adapt to the new interest of some people and need to renew.
    I'll give a try to the TN kits so I can see if I continue or not with SC after the end of my subscriptions.
    Fortunally I have several Scrapbook kits still waiting.

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      thank you for giving it a try. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  16. TerrieAllison (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerrieAllison says…
    05/31/2018

    Right now I am so unhappy. I have been with you all for nine years and two months. As you can see, I don't like change but I never thought that you would get rid of the SB kits. I really have no use for a once a month little traveler booklet. I don't scrap that way. I could have switched to the planner kit but that's gone too. Now for me, it's a wait and see.

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  17. chanawasserman (Silver Rewards Subscriber) chanawasserman says…
    05/31/2018

    I am not happy with this change! I think its great to keep up with trends - but to just drop your MAIN attraction??? Travellers notebooks are so tedious and time consuming, why not offer both? This really sucks, good bye studio calico
    What is being done with all the scrapbook kits?

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      I'm sorry. This decision wasn't made lightly and is sad for me as well.

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    2. DoreenaV DoreenaV says…
      05/31/2018

      Oh wow, I think Traveler's notebooks are so fun quick and easy!
      I use them as well as scrapping Pocket Pages and traditional 12x12s.
      But I do understand the sadness of losing something you love... :0(
      Just curious, why do you find them tedious and time consuming @chanawasserman?
      I think the small size allows me to make quick easy layouts during those times when I don't have a lot of time but want to be creative!

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    3. chanawasserman (Silver Rewards Subscriber) chanawasserman says…
      06/01/2018

      @DoreenaV the smaller space limits my creativity. I took a trip and tried the travelers notebook, a year ago, and still havent finished it! To me its much easier to do a layout, then a small book..

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  18. zekymmer zekymmer says…
    05/31/2018

    I have enjoyed your Scrapbook kits immensely since Dec. 2014. (I wish I would have found out about them sooner.) I am very, very sad and today marks a sad, sad day! I just referred someone here recently because your Scrapbook kit is so unique! I love the interesting paper patterns and the embellishments are so awesome!!! I, like someone else mentioned here, got so excited to check the mail to see if it had arrived! I am trying to understand business decisions...many of us LOVE the feel of PAPER in our hands. I will always be a paper scrapbooker as I am a texture material artist. Another thing, haven't planners only been the craze for only 1 to 2 years?? I got a MAMBI one for 2018! I want to understand, but can't do so. I will be looking elsewhere. Uniqueness of the product is the key thing for me. If any of you know of other kit suggestions, I'd love to know them. See, I chose to subscribe to yours, but now you are deciding that I will purchase the supplies I need, not from you, but elsewhere. Again, a very, very, sad, sad day.

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      Thanks for your business. It was a sad decision for me, too.

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  19. Northrigg (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Northrigg says…
    05/31/2018

    I like the versatility of mixing & using different formats. Combining SB layouts, with DK layouts and smaller inserts in one album, keeps me happy. I hope you keep an open mind to reinstating the SB kit in future or at least continue to offer 12 x 12 papers, appropriate sized SB embellishments & continue to provide albums. I like TN just like my own handmade mini books for one off trips/events but as a long term way to document my stories I don't enjoy putting them together as much as my other layouts. The larger size layouts allow much more freedom to get creative and to experiment. TNs due to their small size, don't.

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    1. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member) AprilFoster says…
      05/31/2018

      We always have an open mind to anything paper-crafting. Thanks for your loyalty.

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    2. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      @northrigg - that sounds like it would be awesome. I think I need more structure - i never enjoyed project life, but did enjoy the challenge of 9x12 layouts - I just needed to put them in a 9x12 album

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    3. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @northrigg. I just started dabbling in TN layouts. I think it’s fun, but it doesn’t seem very durable. With no page protector, I don’t see it lasting very long if anyone looks at it and turns the pages much.

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    4. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      @Aprilfoster I admire being open to new things but chasing every shiny new trend is a bit ridiculous - especially when you throw away the tried and true - first the card kit and now the scrapbook kit 😯😔

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  20. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
    05/31/2018

    I’m stunned - I was so excited for the summer of sketches and was seriously thinking about resubscribing. I’ve found that the excitement of new supplies really did help keep me motivated to play with paper. Frankly TN memory keeping just annoys me - i don’t have enough room to play on each layout. Since you are no longer supporting traditional memory keeping, will you offer a refund if taking the class here no longer makes sense for those of us who registered?

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    1. Kaybree (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Kaybree says…
      05/31/2018

      Excellent point.

      If the Sketch class is all TN spreads I will be very unhappy.

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    2. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
      05/31/2018

      @juliee & @kaybree - Absolutely nothing will change with the Summer of Sketches class. As it says on the class page, we'll be teaching scrapbook layouts. =)

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    3. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @juliee, I’m glad I’m enrolled in the Sketch class. It might be our last chance here to have a message board community related to traditional scrapbooking.

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    4. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      thanks @gluestickgirl - buti was hoping to see layouts using new kits.

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    5. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      @penny that's a good point. But I am wondering if I would have been better off investing in a class with a kit club that is going to continue to support traditional scrapbooking rather than focusing on two forms of memory keeping I don't enjoy at all

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  21. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    05/31/2018

    I must have missed my email. I just started a scrapbook sub, so I’d expect to get an email about it. I would NOT have checked here to find out the commitment I made is no longer available. But I saw something on Facebook about it. I thought it was probably incorrect because I didn’t see a message sent to me as a subscriber. Weird.

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    1. iScrap (Gold Rewards Subscriber) iScrap says…
      05/31/2018

      I just re-subbed to the SB kit too. An email would have been a better way to make this announcement in my opinion. I've been a part of SC in some way or another since their 3rd kit and I feel a bit disappointed by them not reaching out to the broader newsletter/subscriber base with this important announcement. Perhaps it's scheduled to go out later today as a follow up.

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    2. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
      05/31/2018

      @penny & @iScrap - An email did go out to all current Scrapbook and Planner subscribers. Please contract customer service and they should be able to help.

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    3. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @iScrap, evidently some people got emails after seeing the blog. I haven’t.

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    4. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @gluestickgirl, I don’t need any help. But I get plenty of the other emails from SC. Just commenting on the communication process.

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    5. iScrap (Gold Rewards Subscriber) iScrap says…
      05/31/2018

      I think the disconnect is that I'm not "officially" an SB kit subscriber until tomorrow. But I think "new" subscribers should have been included in the email.

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    6. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      i feel like they could have provided much more notice and alerted potential new subscribers - how many times have we heard that kits are put together 6 months in advance?

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    7. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      05/31/2018

      @gluestickgirl, I did finally get the monthly newsletter - at 5:57 pm EDT - where the announcement was buried at the end. Very late, but it's there. But it's not a message to me as a subscriber. It's a newsletter about other things with a "P.S." at the end.

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    8. laceyweeks (Gold Rewards Subscriber) laceyweeks says…
      05/31/2018

      hi @penny I'm really shocked at this news myself even though I only get Doc's these days as I rarely have any time. Hope you're doing well..

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    9. scrapally scrapally says…
      07/16/2018

      ah, a missed communication... some things never change. I just came by to see if there was a good July kit to add to my stash and help inspire my Thailand album. Couldn't figure out why there was no scrapbook kit listed! Had to search the blog to figure it out. I'm stunned.

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  22. Janice15 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Janice15 says…
    05/31/2018

    So sad to hear this news. Your carefully curated SB kit started me subbing here in 2011. I haven’t missed one since then. I understand that the business is changing (we lost our LSS in the last year too), and you have to change with anticipated interest. I continue to scrapbook 12x12, so will continue to look for these products (here and elsewhere). I’ll keep my stamp sub (for now...)

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  23. Gigi333 (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Gigi333 says…
    05/31/2018

    Wow. I guess I will be buying little to nothing here now

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    1. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
      05/31/2018

      i feel the same way

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  24. picki56 (Silver Rewards Subscriber) picki56 says…
    05/31/2018

    My very first kit was Back 40. I'm not sure what year that was, 2010? I stopped subbing briefly but found that I was still buying the kit almost every month so I started up my subscription again late last year.
    I'm so sad to hear you guys aren't making the Scrapbook kit anymore. I still scrapbook traditional 12x12 and 9x12 layouts and I don't plan on switching to a TN anytime soon but I hope that you guys will continue to make products I can use. Who knows maybe I will bite the bullet and try a travelers notebook.

    I know this couldn't have been an easy decision. I will miss that monthly box for sure. :(

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  25. Whitney764 (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Whitney764 says…
    05/31/2018

    So. Sad. I was just saying to myself as I opened this month's kit "there's just nothing like an SC scrapbook kit!" Womp. Guess I'll get to keep my money now!

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