Loving | Scrapbook Layout Using Studio AE January 2011 Stamps

My Studio AE Stamps (a monthly stamp club from Technique Tuesday) for January are a great set of love circles and hearts. Here's a look at the set:

I used a few of them on this full-page photo layout of Anna.

Here's the full view:


1. Print 8.5x11 inch photo. Here's the before image as it came out of my camera:

In Photoshop I cropped and sized it to 8.5 x 11 inches and printed it here at home on my HP Photosmart B8550 printer.

2. Stamp love circles onto cardstock or pattern paper.

3. Punch or hand-cut circles. The main circles are 1.5 inches. The circle that was punched to go inside the metal-rimmed tag was 1 inch.

4. Layer circles and additional heart accents. I love layers like this. It's also a great way to use scraps of pattern paper.

5. Adhere the circle accents using rolling adhesive or foam dots for added dimension.

6. Print or handwrite your journaling along a strip of cardstock and adhere onto the photo. The font I used is Adler. Stitch using a sewing machine.

7. Don't forget the date. For some reason - most likely that I was just trying to be speedy - I forgot to add the date again. After scanning I stamped a date along the edge with a small date stamp that you cans see in the above image. Also, on top of this circle love stamp I added a thin layer of Glossy Accents.


Studio AE January 2011 Stamp Set; Making Memories Black & White Heart; Technique Tuesday red ink; Glossy Accents; 1 inch circle punch; 1.5 inch circle punch; Dear Lizzy Springy Collection Flair; Dear Lizzy Tickled Tulip Fabric Paper; Metal Rimmed Circle Tag; Assorted pink pattern papers

These new stamps are based on my digital Love Circles package available at Designer Digitals:

Want to see more?

Check out a project I did in 2009 using this product: Love MiniBook/Card

CARDMAKER? Here's a couple of lovely card samples from Teri Anderson:

50 thoughts

  1. Tere

    2011-01-14 12:21:35 -0500

    I just received my AE stamps this week, so excited to use them. Thanks for sharing this layout. I LOVE them and look forward to using them soon!

    Question: Next steps, do you put this page in a sleeve and then in a binder? I'm just curious with all the embellishments, if they get covered with a sleeve.

    Thanks for your inspiration!!

  2. Debbie C

    2011-01-14 13:11:29 -0500

    I love how simple this layout is and yet you make it so creative and complete with the layers. The layouts of my own that I like the best are simple and have clean lines, but somethimes I feel they are missing something or are too simple/flat. Your layering has always inspired me. It has purpose and repetition and looks balanced. I would love to watch/listen/read along as you walk through your thought process as you add layers to layouts/minibooks - maybe an online class for the future???? (fingers crossed).

  3. Pam

    2011-01-14 15:28:17 -0500

    love the new stamps. Mine came a couple days ago. Want to play with them for some Valentine's day cards.

  4. kelly

    2011-01-14 16:22:13 -0500

    oh i love it. and how i love a circle punch....they just make me happy.

  5. Bridget

    2011-01-14 16:49:10 -0500

    Thanks Ali...my stamps came in the mail today shortly after I read this post. Can't wait to break them out!

  6. Tracey Holdyk

    2011-01-14 19:36:35 -0500

    I love getting your stamps every month, its such a nice surprise when they arrive. Can't wait to get these ones.
    love me :-)

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  8. jen shears

    2011-01-15 00:13:40 -0500

    Love this- and that pic of Anna is so fun- it says so much!!! I love her coat too- I'd love one for my little (is 5 still little, or have we crossed to medium?) person...! I also ordered the sewing machine you mentioned here- now finding time to use it!!!
    Thanks for your stories, creativity & insight!

  9. Liz Ness

    2011-01-15 02:00:37 -0500

    So sweet. Love the photo so much (and the words/art, of course)!

  10. Mary Cardini- Anderson

    2011-01-15 03:18:51 -0500

    I love your new set and will be buying the stamp set and the brush set. Your little baby girl is growing up so fast. she looks like a little doll in this photo.


  11. Franziska

    2011-01-15 03:30:42 -0500

    I'd love to have the stamp set, it's really beautiful. But I'm sad that I have to sign a six months membership. I don't have the money for that.

  12. Bonnie

    2011-01-15 10:27:15 -0500

    I love your love circles. I actually used them two years ago and made a mini album. I decided to repost that project today after seeing your post today. I think I will be making another one!

  13. Monica B.

    2011-01-15 16:53:39 -0500

    Yum! Ali, these are really lover-ly, literally :o)

  14. Jo

    2011-01-15 18:10:00 -0500

    Great layout Ali, so simple - love it.

  15. Emily Dugan

    2011-01-15 20:07:07 -0500

    Wow, this was absolutely so wonderful and beautiful to find. Thanks so much for sharing. I've never thought about doing something like this before. I love it!

  16. Kirsten H

    2011-01-15 23:30:17 -0500

    Ooooo this is SO inspiring|!! Had a rough day, and this makes me happy. Will be lifting tomorrow. While I don't have the stamps, I have the inspiration. Thanks.

  17. Barb in AK

    2011-01-16 00:43:19 -0500

    Oh, how I love the layout!! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  18. Linda Roberts

    2011-01-16 09:37:47 -0500

    What a precous layout of a darling little girl. You have always been an inspiration and this is another great one. Could you please let me know what the font is on the last card for "i love you"? I'd really appreciate your help.

  19. Lucy

    2011-01-16 09:57:09 -0500


  20. Niki Estes

    2011-01-17 17:42:29 -0500

    Just adorable! My stamps came last week and I just love them. I've started a card already and the stamps are perfect for my layouts. I love the versatility.

  21. Teri

    2011-01-18 01:30:08 -0500

    Thanks for liking my cards. I mucho like your layout! :)

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  23. An

    2011-02-24 15:59:45 -0500


    thanks for sharing all your ideas and stories.

    these stamps are fantastic. Do you have an idea if they will become available again?

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