I just got Studio Calico's August kit in the mail so I was anxious to start cutting into it! I love the color combination in it- lots of teal, green, and gray with little splashes of color from the add-on I got. Often times when I first get a new paper collection or a kit I start with cards- that way I can just start cutting and don't have to worry about which photos I want to use, what size I need them, etc.
I recently bought this hexagon die after seeing Jennifer Maguire use it (man that girl could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo). I had the Jenni Bowlin butterfly stuck to my corkboard as a reject from a recent project (it's misted with SC bluegrass) and the round element is a Studio Calico stamp from this month. I probably should have matted it with a solid instead of another stripe, but I love it anyway.
This next little guy is probably my favorite. I say that a lot, I know. He's so cute though! I started with the die cut shape and was initially going to use this off-center on a regular sized card but it wasn't going too well. I kept cutting it down until I got this and I love it!
Truth be told though, I photoshopped the mat on this one. The lighting in my scrap room is horrendous (think single light bulb in a closet type lighting). I grabbed this PTI chartreuse cardstock thinking it would go really well and then today with the windows open I noticed it definitely didn't. I changed up the color until I can fix it. =) And you might notice I used some glitter- remember the Stickles craze, anyone? Yeah, I jumped on that bandwagon and then hardly used any of them so I thought I'd give them some attention.
I have a few more cards in the making so I should be back tomorrow with some more things to share!