Sweet Baby : New Stamps & A Layout


[ Supplies: Technique Tuesday Fundamentals Postage Frame; Technique Tuesday Sweet Baby Stamps; Making Memories Flower Patch Trim; Hambly Butterfly Transparency; Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Butterscotch; SEI Praline Glitter Chocolat Paper Patterned Paper (white with grey) ]


I am excited to introduce you to the newest stamp set in my collection for Technique Tuesday. Sweet Baby stamps are now available through Technique Tuesday's website or ask for them at your local scrapbook/stamp store. These same designs are also available as Digital Baby Word Art at Designer Digitals.



Here's a run down of my process for creating the layout featured at the top of the post:

1. Begin with a sheet of textured white cardstock for your background. Paint a large rough-edged square in any color (I used cream paint and a foam brush). Let dry.

2. While the paint is drying, apply the Adirondack Dimensional Pearls to the Fundamentals Postage Frame. I put it on with my finger and then ended up adding a bit of lighter yellow paint on top of the pearls to tone it down just a bit.

3. Cut patterned paper to fit with the photo behind the postage frame. Adhere photo to patterned paper.


4. Stamp two of the Sweet Baby Stamps onto the patterned paper. Use a different color for each stamp. Hand-draw the black line and heart.

5. Adhere Making Memories Flower Patch Trim along the seam where the photo and patterned paper meet. I often use Therm-O-Web super tape to adhere ribbon. 

6. Adhere the postage frame to the photo/stamped patterned paper combination. I used the super tape for this task.


7. Using one of the lined sentiments from the Sweet Baby collection, stamp directly on to the painted postage chipboard. I used Technique Tuesday ink from the Earth Essentials pack.

8. Staple the Hambly Butterfly Transparency on top of your painted piece of cardstock. I just used two mini staples on the top corners using Tim's new mini-stapler which is awesome.


9. Lay your photo combination on top of the background transparency/cardstock and choose your placement. I went for the bottom right corner. Once I figured out where I wanted that piece on the page I lifted up the transparency, laid the photo combination on top of the cardstock (not adhered, just sitting there) and journaled around the outside following the square shape.

10. After hand-journaling I picked up the photo combination, laid the transparency back down, and then adhered the photo combination on top of the transparency (using the hand-journaling square as a guide for placement). Some of the journaling is covered by the white of the butterflies which I decided was completely fine. If someone wants to read the journaling they can lift up the transparency (this is partly why I only stapled on the top). 

11. Don't forget to add the date! I just noticed that I forgot to add a date somewhere on the layout and will make that adjustment before pu
tting it in her album.


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45 thoughts shared

  1. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-16 03:21:06 -0700

    Hi Jill - that is a duvet from Pottery Barn that I got on clearance in January. We love it!

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  2. s a n s k u :)

    2009-04-16 03:24:06 -0700

    Love this layout!! I need to start buying your kits. You are my favorite scrapbooker!

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  3. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-16 03:44:57 -0700

    That's a good question Kim. I will have to think about it the next time I am creating a layout to see if I think differently about them as I am making them.

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  4. heidi

    2009-04-16 05:23:02 -0700

    I am always in awe of your creations, always waiting for something new on your blog. Beautiful layout, beautiful Anna.

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  5. Shannon D

    2009-04-16 07:04:25 -0700

    I live in Australia too, Blue Bazaar sell them on line if you are looking. They are great and will post anywhere.

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  6. Shannon D

    2009-04-16 07:10:12 -0700

    Hi Ali,
    love the layout. I meant to post the other day, love the blog post capturing Easter - such a great idea. And Anna in those clothes is just adorable, when I saw her I thought she looked like spring time! So precious! Love the butterflies.
    Do you often go back to blog posts for inspiration and journalling? Hope you enjoyed making the LO.

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  7. Sasha

    2009-04-16 07:13:57 -0700

    What a beautiful and inspiring layout! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! It's great :) Enjoy the gorgeous weather here in good ol' Oregon this weekend! Hope you get lots of pictures and stories to share!

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  8. PJ

    2009-04-16 07:14:53 -0700

    Ohhh, totaly LOVE the LO... besides that it is a feast for the eye (nice color combination, good mix of materials and nice proportions) it makes me want to be creative!!!
    Oh, and if i may say so, it's fun to see how your artwork is getting a bit more feminine... (do you agree?) must be because you've got little Anna in your life now.

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  9. ~KellyAnn~

    2009-04-16 11:41:18 -0700

    That is such a dreamy layout- I love it!
    Do you put your layouts in page protectors?
    Just wondering since you added that you'd have to lift the transparency to read parts of the journaling. It's hard for me not to 'protect' my art in someway...but sometimes it's nice to feel it, too.

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  10. Teresa

    2009-04-16 12:19:31 -0700

    Oh...such a beautiful layout!!!

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  11. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-16 12:43:29 -0700

    Yes I absolutely do use page protectors. If someone wanted to read it they could just pull the page out of the protector :).

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  12. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-16 12:43:57 -0700

    I think it just goes along with the subject matter :).

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  13. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-16 12:44:41 -0700

    I do go back all the time. That is partly what I use my blog for - a place to document stories that then become layouts/projects/etc.

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  14. Kathy F

    2009-04-16 14:08:24 -0700

    Beauitful layout, Ali! I just love it!:)

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  15. Bonnie

    2009-04-16 14:34:56 -0700

    Hi Ali...beautiful layout of baby Anna! I am going to do this layout for my newest nephew Matthew as a surprise for my sister. Thank you so much for going through every step which is so very helpful for an instructions person like me! I love the fundamentals of the page and the yellow is so adaptable to a baby boy page. Just gorgeous...BTW I just purchased your stamps and I cannot wait to use them in this L/O and so many more. Thank you Ali for sharing so much of your creative process. Hugs, Bonnie

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  16. Jen Weisinger

    2009-04-16 15:23:41 -0700

    Hi Ali-
    I have read your blog for a long time I remembered you saying you had been treated for a thyroid condition during your pregnancy. I have hypo-thyroidism and I am trying to get pregnant. I haven't talked to anybody with thyroid problems in their 30s outside of my family, and they all had kids at a much younger age. I was wondering how treatment complicated pregnancy or post-partum. My doctor says I have bigger fish to fry (PCOS) and to just go about life normally and keep taking my Armour thyroid. I understand if you'd rather not respond on your blog, but a few words from personal experience would be appreciated. [email protected]

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  17. Ann

    2009-04-16 19:47:46 -0700

    What a beautiful layout! Love the gentle and warm color in the yellow. Thanks for sharing your process and your work!

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  18. Jessica Woodford

    2009-04-16 20:53:56 -0700

    I too LOVE the duvet and it's something I've been looking for for our new home. Anyway I did some searching and found Ebay had several of them available!! Search: Pottery Barn Leigh Palampore.

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  19. Sue

    2009-04-16 21:00:03 -0700

    Butterflies make me happy :) Thanks for sharing your layout and process!

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  20. Jessica Woodford

    2009-04-16 21:01:37 -0700

    I think this is such a GREAT topic! So many people have thyroid issues/problems/disorders and even thyroid cancer that isn't diagnosed. In fact almost one year ago I have a large mass found on my thyroid along with smaller ones...I ended up having surgery to remove my entire thyroid and am very thankful it wasn't cancer, but am amazed how much better I feel (I do take medication every morning).

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  21. muse sof

    2009-04-16 21:36:37 -0700

    beautiful layout !
    i love the color, the presentation... all is so wahoo !

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  22. Leena

    2009-04-19 01:42:28 -0700

    This is such a beautiful layout of Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

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  23. Linda Beeson

    2009-04-19 16:12:07 -0700

    Your layout is just precious! Not a bad model either!!! LOVE those products, just so perfect for a new little person.

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  24. Cijaye DePradine

    2009-05-13 09:40:51 -0700

    Wow Ali - your designs are amazing and your tutorials are so thorough. I absolutely adore your work. You are so talented!
    I aspire to be a great as you are someday VERY soon.
    Sincerely, Cijaye

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