February Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday


Welcome to the February Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday.

Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.

Say hello to the stamp set I designed for this month: Best Banners


DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Check out a similar versions here: Banner Me Vol. 1, Banner Me Vol. 2, and Banner Me Vol. 3.

Here's a look at the layout I created using this stamp set:


This layout is a 2-page, 8.5 inch x 11 inch spread that includes a full page photo.

Back in December I wondered if I would ever using gold glitter embossing powder again since I'd used it so much in my December Daily album.

Well, I used it again. And I still like it. It worked great along with this month's stamp set on top of cream cardstock. I cut each one out after embossing and adhered them to the background cardstock with foam squares on the second page of the spread.

And for those of you keeping score, I used a doily for the first time here. And I liked it.


White letter stickers are from Simon Says Stamp and the little star is from Studio Calico's Thataway collection.

The gold doily is from a past Studio Calico kit (looks like they might carry them in the shop but are sold out at this time). I cut one in quarters and added two of them here and stitched a portion of a cream cardstock circle right on top.

I added a bit of stitching to each corner design using my Brother Sewing machine.


Pattern paper strip is from BasicGrey's new Fresh Cut collection - this one's called Poppy Lane.

As you can see I added some fun stuff between the white dot vellum (found at Michael's) and the cream cardstock on the top and bottom of the second page. I basically looked around my desk to see what small embellishments I could add - you could call it a way of cleaning up. It ended up being a combination of little plastic stars and hearts from Heidi Swapp's Mixed Company die cut collection. After adding those pieces I stitched it all up to keep them inside.


The "today" transparent die cut is from Heidi Swapp's Mixed Company die cut collection. I stitched it right onto the photo.


My journaling and the lines were hand-drawn in the space next to the three flag stamps. I used the points and the indent section of the flag as the starting place for each line.



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Check out what our Creative Team is doing with the stamps this month:

GIVEAWAY | We are going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to TechniqueTuesday.com to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts! The lucky winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

83 thoughts

  1. Lucinde

    2014-02-11 07:33:49 -0500

    Love the colors and use of the patterned paper!

  2. vicki dutcher

    2014-02-11 07:53:12 -0500

    Awesome page!

  3. Monika/buzsy

    2014-02-11 08:09:27 -0500

    What a sweet spread Ali. Love the pretty papers, the doily... the banner words are awesome!

  4. Angela A

    2014-02-11 08:34:27 -0500

    These stamps are so much fun! I love what everyone did with them and how versatile they are! Your page is fabulous and I love the confetti too!

  5. Kathleen Wilson

    2014-02-11 09:27:14 -0500

    Lovely page layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  6. Kathy R

    2014-02-11 09:55:05 -0500

    Such a pretty layout...a may have to scraplift this one.

  7. Linda Johnson

    2014-02-11 11:34:43 -0500

    You have used so many techniques in one LO!! I want to try using vellum, and now I have an idea! And the gold embossing powder is perfect! Hope you had a great birthday day.

  8. rosanna mairena

    2014-02-11 11:39:54 -0500

    lovely layout! Love the use of the stamp banners!

  9. Georgann Templeton

    2014-02-11 12:09:17 -0500

    Beautiful layout! I really really like the use of vellum!

  10. Trisha

    2014-02-11 12:37:48 -0500

    Great Layout. Love this darling banner stamp.

  11. Denise Bryant

    2014-02-11 14:07:04 -0500

    Beautiul layout! Sweet picture and so many lovely details! Love the softness from the dotted vellum and all the fun goodies in the vellum pocket.

  12. Paula V

    2014-02-11 19:05:08 -0500

    Love the gold zing!

  13. Deborah

    2014-02-11 19:25:39 -0500

    I love that layout! So whimsical!!!!

  14. Paula

    2014-02-11 20:43:42 -0500

    What a sweet layout of your precious Anna!

  15. Jean Bullock

    2014-02-11 23:54:17 -0500

    Love the modern look of these stamps. The scrapbook page looks great.

  16. Lisa

    2014-02-12 05:20:44 -0500

    Such an adorable layout. I love the way you stacked the banners on each other!

  17. Janet

    2014-02-12 08:42:29 -0500

    I LOVE the way you put the doily on the pages! Need to borrow that idea! ;o)
    ~God bless~

  18. Kathy H

    2014-02-12 16:57:54 -0500

    Fun banner stamps - will be great to combine with other banner sets!!

  19. {vicki}

    2014-02-12 17:01:55 -0500


  20. Nina Chow

    2014-02-12 21:29:43 -0500

    always love your layouts and stamps Ali

  21. Gabby Nordstrom

    2014-02-12 21:31:11 -0500

    Love love the best banners stamp...and the doily is fabulous!! Love how you used everything!!

  22. Shannon Lee

    2014-02-12 22:51:13 -0500

    Stinkin' cute layout! I love how the banners pop out on the page!

  23. Sandy R. MN

    2014-02-13 13:47:48 -0500

    A very pretty layout!

  24. Pattig

    2014-02-14 09:30:06 -0500

    What sweet pages! Love the journaling and title treatment.

  25. barbara lassiter

    2014-02-14 11:00:52 -0500

    LOVE THIS banner set and your adorable LO!

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