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February 10, 2014

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


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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 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.


  • 1.

    What a pretty layout !!

  • 2.
    Linda J said…

    Beautiful page! Wishing Anna a very Happy Birthday today!!

  • 3.
    Kim S (nerdgrl) said…

    Love the use of the doily…and of course, the stamp set!

  • 4.
    Michelle t. said…

    It is a pretty layout and a pretty picture. Happy birthday Anna! Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t

  • 5.
    Jenny A said…

    Love this Ali!

  • 6.
    Gabby said…

    Great page, Ali! Love your mix of design elements, including your new sentiment flags. :)

  • 7.
    Susan A said…

    Great set of stamps. Love the layout especially the bits behind the vellum. So creative.

  • 8.
    Isabel said…

    An awesome layout Ali, I absolutely adore all your work!
    Wishing Anna a very Happy Birthday and congrats for her mamma!!

  • 9.
    laura g. said…

    cute, cute layout!!! can’t wait for my stamps!!

  • 10.
    Kayla F. said…

    I think gold is here to stay! It really is a nice accent color and gives your project a little pop!

  • 11.
    Emily Inman said…

    Love it!seeing doilies in a whole new light!

  • 12.
    Debbie (from Sugar Land) said…

    Such a beautiful, reflective page. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • 13.
    Cheryl said…

    This is beautiful!

  • 14.
    angela said…

    Love the pocket with stars! Great layout

  • 15.
    AnitaP said…

    Great layout! Love all the different embellishments you used! :)

  • 16.
    Mary said…

    Beautiful layout!

  • 17.
    Lucille K said…

    Fun layout, love the way you used the little banners :)

  • 18.
    Lyn Kaufmann said…

    Another lovely layout Ali. The stamp banners with the journaling is wonderful. This is a must try stamp set!

  • 19.
    Sharon said…

    Love this age. I have 2 granddaughters who are the same age as Anna so I keep busy making double the pages. This is a great stamp set thanks for the chance too win.

  • 20.
    Katee L. said…

    Love the use of the doily!

  • 21.
    Lucy E. said…

    Your layout is so sweet! The stitching and doily really make it lovely.

  • 22.
    Debbie said…

    Very pretty!

  • 23.
    LindaHAZ said…

    Love that photo!! and love the doily, the gold, the vellum, everything is perfect!

  • 24.
    YLeon said…

    So pretty, thanks for sharing!!

  • 25.
    Sarah Daviner said…

    Such a pretty, dainty layout. Love it :)

  • 26.
    Linda said…

    WAIT!!! Your playing with my mind…right? Technique Tuesday… on a Monday… you had me double checking the calendar.

  • 27.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Such a sweet and elegant layout! Love the gold doilies and the embossing!

  • 28.
    Christine said…

    This is so absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • 29.
    cindy b. said…

    oh.. lovely layout! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 30.
    Kathy A. said…

    Lovely layout and a great photo of a pretty little girl! Happy Birthday Anna!

  • 31.
    Sam F said…

    Beautiful Layout! Love the use of the doily. I have such a hard time trying to figure out how to use them. I like how you covered the inner circle so that it just looks like a decorative circle border.

  • 32.
    Megan B said…

    I love how you used the gold doily in the corners and how you lined up 3 different banners to create a place for your title/journaling. Can’t wait to use this stamp set! :)

  • 33.
    Mel H said…

    Come on over to the doily dark side Ali! Wonderful layout today. Love it

  • 34.
    youngmi said…

    love your technique tuesday designs! and i’m going to have to try out that vellum confetti pocket idea :)

  • 35.
    Sharon said…

    Such a fabulous spread, I love the Basic Grey paper and those stamps are the best! You’ve inspired me to put more gold on my pages too.

  • 36.
    Debbie V said…

    A very pretty layout for a very pretty young lady!

  • 37.
    Vanessa Babin said…

    What a really sweet layout.

  • 38.
    Robin said…

    I love your layout! The photo is precious and all the gold details really make everything shine! Wonderful!

  • 39.
    Janet Castle said…

    Great layout…thanks for sharing!!!

  • 40.
    Denise S. said…

    Love the LO.

  • 41.
    Amy C. said…

    What a pretty layout. I love the Best Banners set!

  • 42.
    Janet Sisk said…

    Absolutely gorgeous layout! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  • 43.
    Cassie said…

    so feminine! Love this post!

  • 44.
    Sue D said…

    Beautiful layout–I like your use of doilies and vellum.

  • 45.
    Mary-Anne V. said…

    Very pretty…the vellum over the paper gives such a pretty soft feel.

  • 46.

    What a FUN set – those banners!

  • 47.
    Chunyuan said…

    fabulous stamp and the layout.

  • 48.
    Kendra said…

    I love the new little banners. So fun!

  • 49.
    Cynthia B. said…

    I love the gold doily! And another winning stamp set to add to your lineup! These banners make fun accents.

  • 50.
    Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B said…

    What a lovely LO and these stamps worked perfectly for this page!

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