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October 10, 2012

October Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio AE/Technique Tuesday October blog hop.

This month’s stamp set is right in time for the holiday crafting / December Daily / card-making season.

Say hello to December Joys:

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? This set is a combines digital brushes from the following sets: Christmas Line Stacks, Outline Christmas Brushes, Merry Banners and Merry Little Christmas Brushes. You can check out all my Christmas related digital products here: Ali Edwards Christmas Digital Brushes.

Also check out my other Christmas-themed stamps available from Technique Tuesday:

Jingle All The Way and Magic of Christmas

Tis The Season Banners and Holiday In A Box

Here’s a look at what I put together for this month’s blog hop:

It’s a full-page (8.5×11) photo layout with a cut-up divided page protector on top.

Super fun and totally felt like I was doing a giant-sized December Daily.

Here’s a look at the process:

I started by stamping and embossing using Versamark and Red Zing Embossing Glitter and Gold Zing Embossing Glitter.

And then I cut them out. I embossed around the edge of the line-stacked stamps.

I cut up a divided page protector to make four pockets and I printed out the enlarged photo + two smaller ones to fit in the pocket page.

I machine stitched with red thread a box around each of the line-stacked stamped images and then I stitched the whole divided page protector onto the enlarged photo (right across the middle).


Click on the images to link to the products.

Check out what the rest of the Technique Tuesday Studio AE design team has created this month:

GIVEAWAY | From all the comments made during the hop, we’ll draw at random for a $25 gift certificate from The winners will be announced on the TT blog on the 13th.


  • 1.
    Elaine Bieman said…

    love the glitter and sparklyness.

  • 2.
    Ellie A. said…

    OH this post makes me SQUEAL! I hope you are having an awesome time on your trip but I can’t wait till you get back as well because that will mean we all are going to roll up our sleeves and get started into getting ready for another amazing year of December Daily YAY!

  • 3.
    Denise said…

    I love glitter and how everything always looks special.

  • 4.
    Allison M. said…

    VERY cool! What a great idea.

  • 5.
    laura g. said…

    can’t wait to get my stamps and use them! want to make some journaling cards for my Christmas layouts!

  • 6.
    {vicki} said…

    Love the ZING!!!!!!

  • 7.
    Melissa Burford said…

    Love the stitching!

  • 8.
    Jenny A said…

    This is amazing!!!!

  • 9.
    Cheryl Leong said…

    wow!! love!!

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  • 10.
    Tammy Davis said…

    You always have the most inspiring ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to try DD this year!

  • 11.
    young c said…

    Yay, thanks for the chance to win!

  • 12.
    angela g a said…

    Love these ideas. Such precious moments.

  • 13.
    Lida said…

    It already starting to feel like Christmas, love the sparkly.

  • 14.
    Kitsa S. said…

    Ooooh! I’m getting excited about the holidays already!

  • 15.
    Monika Wright said…

    The sparkle adds such a lovely touch to the enlarged photo of the ornaments. I have so many detail shots that I’ve just added this one to my list of must have photos in my DD this year!

  • 16.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Love it! The sparkles from the embossing really give it a Christmasy feel! When I first saw the big photo in the back, I thought “Wow, Ali’s got the decorations out early!” until I read the rest of the post and realised it’s just a photo!

  • 17.
    Carol W. said…

    Beautiful embossing and stitching. Looking forward to the Christmas Holiday!

  • 18.
    Peggy said…

    I really love the look of this page..the embossing, stitching, cut down page protector…amazing layout.

  • 19.
    Jenell said…

    Love these new stamps (and the older ones, too). I love the idea of the ornament box photo. Going to do that this year for my DD when I get all of that stuff out!

  • 20.
    Debbi G. said…

    Love the clear “page” on top of the large photo!

  • 21.
    Alli said…

    Ooooh, love this!

  • 22.
    Peggy said…

    Clever! I love that idea!

  • 23.
    Annette Allen said…

    wow what an awesome fun idea…I love it…thanks for sharing..

  • 24.
    Mel said…

    I love that you stitched this right onto the enlarged photo, what a great idea – one to add to my mental list for Deember Daily I think :)

    • ….
      Mel said…

      *DeCember Daily, that is!!

  • 25.
    chel said…

    I LOVE those stamps. Love love. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for DD this year! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 26.
    Pam said…

    Love this! Sparkly heaven!

  • 27.
    marsha j said…

    love this stamp set. i love christmas. thanks for all the giveaways.

  • 28.
    Kate said…

    Lovely layout. Your designs always impress and inspire me. Thanks for sharing your talents with the world!

  • 29.
    Susan said…

    so creative; so awesome! love it all

  • 30.
    rebecca said…

    Such a great idea layering the page protector over a large photo.

  • 31.
    Alida said…

    This gets me excited about December! Hope you are having a great trip!

  • 32.
    Tiffany M. said…

    The base photo is gorgeous! At first I thought the page protector was the layout and you used the box of ornaments as a prop for the photo! :) Thanks for sharing! You are alway so creative!

  • 33.
    Margie Visnick said…

    Stunning! Love the glittery embossing!

  • 34.
    Misty M said…

    LOVE!!!! TFS and inspiring!!!

  • 35.
    Michelle M. said…

    I really love these stamps and the glitter!

  • 36.
    Molly said…

    You make glitter work!

    I’m doing my DD with page protector slip-ins this year. It takes less time than mounting pages to one another. That was always my biggest hurdle to finishing a day. I’m inspired!

  • 37.
    Randa said…

    Totally in love with this page.

  • 38.
    Lisa W. said…

    YUM…always look SO forward to my technique tuesday stamp”)

  • 39.
    Dori said…

    Wow! This layout is amazing, awesome, and what I call PURE ALI! Love it to pieces! Thank you so very much for sharing all of your design ideas and inspiration with us. I can’t wait to incorporate this concept into the military album (of my son) that I’m working on right now. Bless you, Ali!


  • 40.
    Cynthia H said…

    This is GORGEOUS. Totally inspiring. Love the idea of the pocket page as a kind of transparency over the blown up photo.

  • 41.
    Crystal said…

    I’m excited about December Daily already! And I’d use that gift certificate to stock up on your lovely stamps! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • 42.
    Sheryl Coe said…

    I’m terrified of stamping but you always make it look so easy and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win…

  • 43.
    Graviela said…

    Love the giveaway!

  • 44.
    tammy g said…

    Makes me excited for the holidays to get here!

  • 45.
    Kathy R said…

    Love your layout. I never thought of adding a small page protector on top. Such a great idea. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 46.
    Danielle said…

    Love your layout & the glittery embossing powders.

  • 47.
    Kristan Frazier said…

    Love the giant picture!!!

  • 48.
    conniemelancon said…

    Beautiful~ love the red.

  • 49.
    Jamie Greene said…


  • 50.
    Therese said…

    This stamp set is very versatile. Love the sayings and fonts. Your layout is awesome as usual. Would love to win :) Thanks for the chance.