Saturday, March 2, 2013

The "Wendy" kit - My Way

The Studio Calico Wendy kit

 On Wednesday Studio Calico released their March kit, which were named after the Peter Pan movie,  for sale.  They sold out in .  record time both during the subscriber presale and the midnight reveal.  I'm one of those disappointed souls who didn't get the add-ons they wanted.  But let's face it - I have plenty of supplies.  So I've shopped my stash, added a couple of new things and made my own version of the add-ons.  Today I am sharing my version of "Wendy."  This is the official list of the contents of the kit Studio Calico offered.

Wendy contents
Wish Thickers - Blue (American Crafts)
Hey You Mini Envelopes (Basic Grey)
Amy Tan Whittles Sentiments Cloths Pins (American Crafts)
Collectables "Perfect" Tiny Word Stickers (My Mind's Eye)
Amy Tan Remarks Discovery Stickers (American Crafts)
Vellum Grey Speech Bubbles (Twine + Ink )
Today I 2x2 Stamp Set (Studio Calico + Hero Arts)
Patterned Paper:
Anti-cyclone (Kesi Art)
Atmosphere (Kesi Art)
Ring Around The Rosies (Basic Grey)
My Girl "Pinwheel" Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Trust (American Crafts)
Understand (American Crafts)

And here is my version of the kit:

Wendy - My Way - Contents
Treasure Thickers (American Crafts/Dear Lizzy)
Serendipity and Shine On Mini Envelopes (Basic Grey)
True Love Stitched Brads (Basic Grey)
Simplify Detail Stitched Vellum Embellishments (American Crafts/Amy Tangerine)
Amy Tan Remarks Discovery Stickers (American Crafts)
Heart shaped speech bubble wood chips (Freckled Fawn)
Watering Can Label Stickers (October Afternoon)
Patterned Paper:
Noteworthy (American Crafts/Dear Lizzy/Lucky Charm collection)
Pop (Studio Calico/Heyday/ B side)
Thoughtful (American Crafts/Amy Tangerine/Yes Please collection)
Understand (American Crafts/Amy Tangerine/Yes Please collection)
Penny's Pinafore (Sassafrass/Sweetly Smitten collection)
Trust (American Crafts/Amy Tangerine/Yes Please collection) 

I replaced the clothespins with brad and the speech bubbles with the wood chips - both switches that substtituted products that are better suited to my style than the products in the original kit.  And it cost a fraction of the add-on at Studio Calico.  And since I'm not much of a stamper, I won't miss the stamps; I added label stickers instead.  But if they were important to me, I would add the digital images from the SC shop.  And I had fun putting it together and rediscovered some things in my stash that I had forgotten about.  Now I can't wait to do my versions of the Hook and Lost Boys add-ons. 

I'm hoping to have time to play in my scrap room this weekend.  Hope you get to do something fun too.  Enjoy your Saturday.


  1. You did a great job with reworking your stash. I really need to start watching those kit sales and making my own from my stash, maybe it would help me break out of my need to scrap from single lines/manufacturers?

  2. Fabulous kit!!! You should check out the counterfeit kit challenge are an ace at this already!!!

  3. How awesome that you used the SC kit as a jumping off point and created your own kit. I LOVE doing that! I'm overdue for creating my own kit for March. :)