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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:


HOW TO


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.

SUPPLIES


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:

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58 thoughts

  1. Laura says…
    01/14/2011

    beautiful, Ali! these stamps are awesome!

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  2. gscrapbooks says…
    01/14/2011

    What a great set and cute layout!

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  3. Barb M. says…
    01/14/2011

    How timely. My set arrived in yesterday's mail. Thanks for the idea. Sweet page and I love the stamps as the border. Lovely!

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  4. Leora Henkin says…
    01/14/2011

    Thanks for sharing this. I am waiting for my set to arrive (maybe today). I am inspired as usual.

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  5. audra says…
    01/14/2011

    My stamps arrived yesterday as well...perfect timing, great inspiration! Perhaps this could become a regular thing, a project or layout by you using your monthly stamps! Would love to see it! Awesome photo of Ana, SO CUTE!!!

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  6. dawn says…
    01/14/2011

    This is so sweet of Anna, love the hearts/stamps you have. I asked before on a recent post as did some other commenters is there a way that we could make our own stamps in our own handwriting. Seeing yours makes me want to try it????

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    1. dawn says…
      01/14/2011

      Thanks Ali, I'll see what I can do. Yours are so cute and creative. I meant to say earlier that's it's nice to see a layout on your post. I know you've been busy and just had your DD to do. I haven't done a layout since October and this makes me want to scrap, hoping this weekend.

    2. Ali says…
      01/14/2011

      You can definitely create digital stamps with your own handwriting by either using a tablet to draw/handwrite into a program like Illustrator or Photoshop. You can also write on a piece of paper, scan it in, and use that as well.

      As for making stamps, you could definitely do some research online about finding a company that would create a custom stamp for you.

      I also remember reading about a new product from Teresa Collins that makes stamps (I think).

  7. madeline St onge says…
    01/14/2011

    Love this Ali. Anna is such a doll and love her hair. The girl seems to have an attitude (in a good way);)

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  8. Suz says…
    01/14/2011

    I have those "Love Circles" digi embellishments! They are awesome!

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  9. Regina says…
    01/14/2011

    Hi Ali. Thanks for the sneak peek. I belong to the club and have loved every set so far. Can't wait to get these.

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  10. Kelly says…
    01/14/2011

    Ali, This set is fabulous. And what a sweet layout!
    Kelly

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  11. Wendy says…
    01/14/2011

    Love this LO Ali! Anna is so precious!

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  12. Susan says…
    01/14/2011

    Love these Ali. You Rock! Your talents continuously astound me. BTW - I am loving your One Little Word class. It is perfect for me - right now. Thanks

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  13. JillT says…
    01/14/2011

    I love this set and I LOVE designers that think about standard punch sizes when they design stamps. Thanks!

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  14. Karen says…
    01/14/2011

    Ah, so very sweet. Little girls have the best 'bounce', don't they?! :>:>

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  16. Marge says…
    01/14/2011

    Thank you so much, Ali, for taking us through the process of making layouts. It is really inspiring. Anna makes me smile - she's about 6 months younger than our grandson, Aaden, and I know what a beautiful time this is for you. When it comes to kids though, every season of life is beautiful. Enjoy them!

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  17. Jan Davis from Canada says…
    01/14/2011

    oh my goodness Ali, your baby bamboletta is growing leaps and bounds :)

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  18. Carrie says…
    01/14/2011

    I'm loving her ponytail and her coat. What a cutie. :)

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  19. Joni Kix says…
    01/14/2011

    What a wonderful layout, Ali! I'm going to make on just like it. Wouldn't it look great framed on a wall?!!

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  20. Alida says…
    01/14/2011

    Loooove.
    I noticed that you did not document a lot of milestones as Anna was going through through the baby phase. I love the stories that you did tell, and always enjoy your fresh, sometimes surprising approach to things.

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    1. Christine says…
      01/14/2011

      Oh I would also just Love to see some baby Year pages. My daughter is just a few weeks old - right now I don't find the Time for scrapbooking, I just make lots of notes into My diary and Hope to find the Time to turn them into Layouts one Day.... I would Love to get some Inspiration!!!

    2. Heather H says…
      01/14/2011

      Ali I would LOVE to see some more of Anna's baby pages. My son is about to turn 3, and while I have done a few pages for his 1st year album, I am far from done. Mostly what I have is tons and tons of adorable photos on the computer. What I struggle with is figuring out a story, and how best to present those photos. You are my favorite inspiration! :)

    3. Ali says…
      01/14/2011

      I've actually got a good number of pages about Anna's first year in her album. I've got even more documented in stories here on my blog that might or might not turn into layouts.

  21. Teresa says…
    01/14/2011

    Beautiful! Anna is growing so fast. YOu help me remember my baby girl when she was that age. She is Simons age now. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  22. Rosa says…
    01/14/2011

    I just love these stamps. They are beautiful and so perfect for many projects... especially with Valentine's Day coming up... Have a great day! :)

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  23. cindy b. says…
    01/14/2011

    Oh...i sure hope my stamps are in the mail when i get home!! AWESOME!!

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  24. cinnibonbon says…
    01/14/2011

    Oh I love this!!!!
    You always such the best ideas. I'm going to have to copy you on the circle book!!

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  25. Judy Webb says…
    01/14/2011

    love your sewing also.

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