Welcome! I’m so excited for the Studio Calico blog hop today!
It’s a BIG day! Lots of goodies to share!

As you may or may not know (depending on if you’re new here ;) ), I am a huuuge Silhouette fan! Digital cutting in general is just an ever-so dreamy way to scrap for me. I could live scrap on cardstock and Silhouette alone.

And now, Studio Calico + Susan Weinroth have a brand new Silhouette class called Cut It Out

The teachers in this class are phenomenal!
Even our very own creative team members Nichol Magouirk and Robyn Werlich can be found there!
Oh, and the ever-so delightful Jen Gallacher too!
The list goes on and on, really.

Their objective? To help you make Silhouette an integral part of your crafting goodness.

And I’m alllll for that!

And just when you think it couldn’t get any better,
did you see the class kit???

Here’s a little bit about the class:

It’s time to CUT IT OUT. You already know that your Silhouette is a pretty amazing machine, and Susan Weinroth wants to help you put it to work on your pages and cards. In this self paced class, we’ll be exploring a handful of basic techniques and fun cutting materials, but the real focus of the class is helping you make your Silhouette an integral part of your projects. Susan is joined by a talented group of contributors (Ali Edwards, Nichol Magourik, Lisa Dickinson, Jen Gallacher, Lexi Bridges, Robyn Werlich, Becky Novacek, Sasha Farina, Rebecca Trump, Shanna Noel, Julie Campbell, Lilith Eeckels, and Nicole Harper) and they will be showing you step by step just how they make using their Silhouette a part of their design process. The PDFs will contain 20 layouts, 3 cards, and a countless number of tips that will leave you inspired and ready to CUT IT OUT on your next project!

This class is sponsored by Silhouette America, and every student will receive a $10 download card to the Silhouette Online Store. We’ve also put together a collection of cool exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, and Kerri Bradford Studio and a printable PDF of journaling cards and accents. 

While supplies last, Cut It Out students will also receive a class kit including vellum, American Crafts POW glitter paper, WRMK Washi Paper, Silhouette Sticker paper and an exclusive stamp set. 

Registration for Cut It Out ends on October 31st, and class starts November 1st. 

Oh, and then there’s the icing on the cake . . . the freebies!!!
You can see all of them HERE. And yes, there’s some there from me too!

Wanna see what I made with mine?
(I know, if you’re a fan here, you’re thinking to yourself, ‘She actually did a page??’ ;) )

I used the freebie  flourish and  background that I made for the SC class on this one.
That’s me, keeping it sweet+simple. I told ya I could practically live scrap on cardstock alone.

The title I made in the set of freebies didn’t quite work with the photos I wanted to scrap,
so I decided to do this Friday Freebie today . . .

To download it–forever free–click HERE.

As you can see, I used the word for something more than its ‘true’ meaning.
And that is my very first experience using washi tape. I feel so proud of myself. ;)

And you just know, that on a day like today there’s got to be some of this:

Those fabulous people there at Studio Calico have graciously allowed me to
give away a seat + kit to their new class!!

Oh, happy day!

But wait, there’s more!

I’m giving away a couple of these as well!

 To be entered, just leave your name+where you’re from and tell me what
 your favorite style of shapes are to use
and I will draw the winners on Sunday night!

And now, for all the Studio Calico madness, you must check out all these blogs!
And oh yeah, they are giving away $5 Studio Calico gift cards too!

With the exception of the SC blog–which happens to be giving away one of my gift cards and Susan who is also giving away a seat in the class+a kit!

Studio Calico / Ali Edwards
Susan Weinroth
–> Kerri Bradford <–
Becky Novacek
Jen Gallacher
Julie Campbell
Lexi Bridges
Lilith Eeckels
Lisa Dickinson
Nichol Magouirk
Nicole Harper
Rebecca Trump
Robyn Werlich
Sasha Farina
Shanna Noel

This is a grand way to start off the weekend, is it not???


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