Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

September 2, 2010

Introducing Studio AE by Technique Tuesday | Monthly Stamp Club + Giveaway

I’m excited to formally introduce you to Studio AE by Technique Tuesday.

Studio AE by Technique Tuesday is a monthly auto-ship stamp club that delivers a brand new, exclusive set right to your door. A limited number of sets are being made each month and they’ll only be available online or through select retailers. For more information on commitment (minimum 6-month) and price ($16.99/month) please check out the Studio AE Membership Agreement and FAQ. Read below for a special offer that includes July, August, and September stamps.

If you’re a retailer and would like more information on how this program can work in your store please contact Bev at Technique Tuesday for more information.

You can view my entire collection of stamps for Technique Tuesday here.

| I knew three things for sure when I started the creative process for the layout featured above:

1. I wanted to use the photo of Simon reading in the tree and I wanted it to be bigger than 4×6.
2. I wanted to use the July 2010 stamp set.
3. I wanted to use elements from the Studio Calico September 2010 kit.

I started by cutting out the strip of numbers from the Jenni Bowlin pattern paper. At this point in the process I wasn’t too sure what the end layout design was going to look like but I had a general idea to use that number strip as an anchor along the bottom of the main content.

After stamping the Capture Life rectangle above on the cream cardstock I decided to repeat that basic shape using pattern papers (sometimes I just stamp and go for it). I love the technique of repetition.

To give the design a bit of variety I mixed up the height of the rectangles.

Each of the pattern paper rectangles was adhered to the cream cardstock. I added a bit of stitching around two of them. These rectangles would make great homes for additional embellishments if you were creating a page similar to this and wanted to add more.

As you might notice I ended up cutting out this whole area with the cream cardstock background and adhering it to white cardstock.

My initial plan was to have the chipboard title just along the top. I ended up adding “& Read A Book” towards the end of the process. Because that all happened at the end I trimmed some white cardstock off the top to make the margins between the edge of the chipboard letters and the cardstock even.

To complete the page I adhered it to the dark navy lined pattern paper and added zig zag stitching and a little bit of journaling.

SUPPLIES : Studio AE by Technique Tuesday July 2010 and Studio Calico September 2010 kit

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER? A similar digital version of the stamp set used in this layout is available from Designer Digitals: Hello Life Labels


A special bundle is available only through September 15th: purchase July, August, and September kits all together for $59.97. Get all the details here (purchasing this bundle begins your monthly membership). After September 15th the July and August sets will no longer be available.

Loved this card using the August stamp kit by Teri Anderson.


To celebrate this new launch I’m giving away a 6-month Studio AE by Technique Tuesday membership. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below letting me know of a stamp theme or design you’d like to see from me in the future. Comments will be closed on Friday at 8pm with the winners posted shortly after.


  • 1.
    asta said…

    Wonderfull LO. In the future I’d like to see stamp theme or design related to mother.

    • ….
      donna said…

      ali your stamps are sooo fabulous! this is just a great idea! love it a lot. i would like to see grandparent stamps, and crafting scrapping words on stamps, or the story and journey etc …love your handwriting and your word choices! perhaps the list of words people are using for their word? awesome!

    • ….
      Deanne said…

      Love the layout….I would love to see maybe an anniversary something…(Course I need it for today hahaha) or something for a dad layout…not daddy but dad

    • ….
      Jamie Barba said…

      Ali, I love, love, love your stamps!! I’ve always been drawn to your style, so this club is a MUST for me!!

    • ….
      Bonnie said…

      This sounds like the perfect stamp club! Ali’s style captures so much of what we do in scrapbooks (as opposed to card-making type stamp sets). I would love to see more stamps designed around the theme of celebrating who our loved ones are (eg. “I just love you!”) This is where your previous sets are so unique. Just keep going!

  • 2.
    Amber said…

    I’d love to see a mix and match set of concentric circles and numbers. Just last night I was hunting for the right style and size of circle stamp to highlight an embellishment on my page (everything I had was too small).

  • 3.
    linda321 said…

    One of my projects is to complete albums for all our holidays!! I’d love to see a travel themed set.

  • 4.
    Vera said…

    Great layout, and I love the strips of patterned paper.

  • 5.
    Elizabeth B said…

    I’d love to see a stamp set with a month/date/time theme. Little places to leave the date on a layout. Stamps with the months of the year. Oh, and of course a set of little numbers.

  • 6.
    christen said…

    i love anything journaling or “date” stamp related. that is what i use the most with scrapbooking.

  • 7.
    Michelle Collazo said…

    I’d like to see a grade school theme…preschool included! These are really lovely sets, Ali…and the layout is, as always, so nicely put together :)

  • 8.

    I’d like to see “big brother” and “big sister” themed family type items.

  • 9.
    Anne Jorunn said…

    I love the stamps!
    I would love to see a christmas themed stamp collection.

  • 10.
    Lynn L. said…

    I like sets with numbers and geometric shapes. Great sets!

  • 11.
    Jen H said…

    Love your style and love technique tuesday stamps. Glad you all paired up. :) A theme I’d like to see would be something with basic shapes: squares, circles, etc.

  • 12.
    Robin in New Jersey said…

    I’d like to see something using the words: faith & hope.

  • 13.
    Amy Coose said…

    What a great idea! I love your stamps, and I’d love to see a label set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 14.
    Linsey H said…

    I love using basic geometric shapes and journaling stamps. Beautiful LO and card! Thanks for sharing!

  • 15.
    Jennifer Miles said…

    I’d like to see a set more geared toward use on pages for teenagers. There isn’t a lot on the scrapbooking market in that area.

  • 16.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    Beautiful layout. Love how even as a beginner it can be accomplished easily. I would love a Heritage stamp set mixed with a Remember theme.

  • 17.
    Lee L said…

    something that would be great for boy/male designs on cards and layouts that features stars and circles.

  • 18.
    Laura said…

    Christmas greetings, for cards & tags, especially with religious themes would be great!

  • 19.
    Marcy said…

    I’d love to see faith based stamps

  • 20.
    Jennifer said…

    I love your stamps and signed myself up for the monthly club a few days ago…cannot wait for the stamps to start arriving.

    I would love so see some “sentiment stacks” similar to the ditigal ones you have for Designer Digitals…they are among my most favourite supplies right now.

    Love this layout…thanks Ali!!!

    • ….
      Marsaille said…

      I would like to see a Daily December collection. Some make your own numbers and circles AND Christmas themed items AND journal blocks. I would be hog wild.

  • 21.
    Samantha said…

    Again, more very generous giveaways – THANKS for the oppurtunity!
    I would like to see something with circles & more with sewing/stitching.
    (I also love and would like more hybrid scrapbooking tutorials)


  • 22.
    Heather said…

    I love that picture of Simon reading up in the tree, how nice to capture the quiet moments. I would love to see an ocean or beach theme set in the future.

  • 23.
    Natalee said…

    This is a great giveaway! I would also love to see a set of circles or date stamps.

  • 24.
    Karen S. said…

    Love your layout today! Such fun to have a tree for climbing in your back yard! Keep the seasons going with fall, winter and spring tags. Also anything travel related is great.

  • 25.
    Joey said…

    I have 2 young adult children. My son is in the Army and only see him once a year. So I would like something like I miss you themed. My daughter lives 5 hours away from me so that would be perfect for her too!

  • 26.
    Marcie L said…

    I would love to see a set of various styles/sizes of numbers. So often when I’m creating lists I’m looking for a variety of sizes/colord/styles of numbers, a stamp set would be the ideal solution!

  • 27.
    Susan B said…

    Ali, *love* this! I would like to use a stamp set that would be useful for cards and for scrapbook pages too.

  • 28.

    LOVE this layout and the new club!!!!! Yippee!
    I scrap by month and season.. I would like tag and journaling stamps that go into this theme, along with grids & dots backgrounds in the same size!!!

  • 29.
    Andrea said…

    Love the new website, Ali. I would love to see stamps relating to the less joyous occasions we scrapbook – challenges, bad days…

  • 30.
    Amy Freeman said…

    Love the page! I’d love to see a circle stamp set with some of your signature sayings. I’m always looking for small circle phrases so it would be nice to have them in stamps.

  • 31.
    Ali Gitt said…

    SUPER CUTE STAMPS! i guess one thing that came to mind about future creations would be having stamps or designs based on pets or pet life…I don’t have children so that’s the next best thing to me right now.

  • 32.
    conniemelancon said…

    I love the LO! Would like a grandchildren theme stamp set. (including great-grandmother)

  • 33.
    Amanda M. said…

    I would love really large journal block stamps, like 4 by 6 and 3 by 5 – squares and circles and rectangles with lines to write on. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 34.
    Linda said…

    I’d like to see stamps related to genealogy-years, a block for citing sources, etc. Also love the suggestion about grandchildren–

  • 35.
    Amy Grendel said…

    Love these stamps! I would love to see Christmas theme stamp sets in the future.

  • 36.
    Sarah said…

    I’d love to see more word art pertaining to days of the week. Congrats, Ali, on this new venture!

  • 37.
    connie tacazon said…

    I would love to see something around “daughters” and having girls in the house . . . I have 3! Your daughter is precious!

  • 38.
    Andrea D. said…

    Absolutely darling layout for a wonderful picture. I would love to see a stamp set centered around life advice e.g. follow your bliss, love who you are, see the world, be generous…

  • 39.
    MichelleR said…

    I would like stamps with circles. Circle journaling spots, circle designs, just anything with circles!

  • 40.
    Kim N said…

    I would love to see a few different kinds – school themed would be awesome and anything related to boys/men would also be fabulous but not necessarily Dad theemed … I am thinking along the lines of my boy… exploration, discovery, etc. Love you LO too!

  • 41.
    Allison Cope said…

    I would love to see a date stamp type set in the future!

  • 42.
    scrapthat/dolly said…

    LOVE the stamps!! I love stamps that are versatile…I love date and journal stamps for being so useful.
    I would love to see simple journal prompt stamps, versatile that would have a variety that would prompt most any basic journaling. LOL not much to ask eh? I think you could easily pull it off though!
    stuff like…and then there was the time…. :)

  • 43.
    Cathy L. said…

    I’m loving your stamps. I’m especially fond of your sentiment stamps and would love to see many many more in your hand writing. I’m thrilled that you have started this venture with Technique Tuesday as well. Keep up all the fantastic work that you do to inspire us!!

  • 44.
    juliette78 said…

    i love your new site ali !! I would like buy your stamps but fot FRANCE it’so expenses !!! my idee : it’s stamps about school !! no ? thanks very much to share uour scrap with us and sorry for my very bad english ;) !!

  • 45.
    April W said…

    Wow, AWESOME giveaway!!! I’ve been thinking about joining lately…

    I’d LOVE to see a stamp set geared towards cardmaking. I adore all of the stamps I’ve gotten so far with your gorgeous handwriting and I’d love to have a set with alot of different sentiments included in it…

    Thank you SO much for the chance to win!!
    - April W

  • 46.
    Rachel C said…

    Your LO is lovely Ali. Gorgeous photo of Simon :-)
    Congrats on your Studio AE with Technique Tuesday – very exciting news indeed! (I love your stamps.)
    I’d love some stamps that are for grandparents & parents, that aren’t just the American spelling! e.g Mum, Grandma & Grandad etc.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 47.
    Sandy B said…

    I would love a baby themed set.

  • 48.
    Laura said…

    I love the layout with the stitching. It makes it all look so put together. I’d love a stamp set that was numbers and letters and dates – things that you could mix and match on any number of layouts

  • 49.
    Melissa said…

    I would love to see girl/girlfriend stamps or travel stamps.

  • 50.
    ruth tacoma said…

    I’d love to see some with short slang phrases of today.