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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 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.

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83 thoughts

  1. Kathy H says…

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

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  2. {vicki} says…


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  3. Nina Chow says…

    always love your layouts and stamps Ali

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  4. Gabby Nordstrom says…

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

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  5. Shannon Lee says…

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

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  6. Sandy R. MN says…

    A very pretty layout!

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  7. Pattig says…

    What sweet pages! Love the journaling and title treatment.

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  8. barbara lassiter says…

    LOVE THIS banner set and your adorable LO!

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