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January 14, 2011

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 8.5×11 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:


  • 1.
    Laura said…

    beautiful, Ali! these stamps are awesome!

  • 2.
    gscrapbooks said…

    What a great set and cute layout!

  • 3.
    Barb M. said…

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

  • 4.
    Leora Henkin said…

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

  • 5.
    audra said…

    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!!!

  • 6.
    dawn said…

    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????

    • ….
      Ali said…

      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).

    • ….
      dawn said…

      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.

  • 7.
    madeline St onge said…

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

  • 8.
    Suz said…

    I have those “Love Circles” digi embellishments! They are awesome!

  • 9.
    Regina said…

    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.

  • 10.
    Kelly said…

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

  • 11.
    Wendy said…

    Love this LO Ali! Anna is so precious!

  • 12.
    Susan said…

    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

  • 13.
    JillT said…

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

  • 14.
    Karen said…

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

  • 15.
    Marge said…

    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!

  • 16.
    Jan Davis from Canada said…

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

  • 17.
    Carrie said…

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

  • 18.
    Joni Kix said…

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

  • 19.
    Alida said…

    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.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      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.

    • ….
      Heather H said…

      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! :)

    • ….
      Christine said…

      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!!!

  • 20.
    Teresa said…

    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!

  • 21.
    Rosa said…

    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! :)

  • 22.
    cindy b. said…

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

  • 23.
    cinnibonbon said…

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

  • 24.
    Judy Webb said…

    love your sewing also.

  • 25.
    Tere said…

    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!!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yes – into a page protector and then into an album :) . Everything is protected within the page protector.

  • 26.
    Debbie C said…

    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).

  • 27.
    Pam said…

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

  • 28.
    kelly said…

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

  • 29.
    Bridget said…

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

  • 30.
    Tracey Holdyk said…

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

  • 31.
    jen shears said…

    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!

  • 32.
    Liz Ness said…

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

  • 33.

    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.


  • 34.
    Franziska said…

    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.

  • 35.
    Bonnie said…

    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!

  • 36.
    Monica B. said…

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

  • 37.
    Jo said…

    Great layout Ali, so simple – love it.

  • 38.
    Emily Dugan said…

    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!

  • 39.
    Kirsten H said…

    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.

  • 40.
    Barb in AK said…

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

  • 41.
    Linda Roberts said…

    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.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Linda – that’s called Adler.

  • 42.
    Lucy said…


  • 43.
    Niki Estes said…

    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.

  • 44.
    Teri said…

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

  • 45.
    An said…


    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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