Welcome to the October Studio AE Blog Hop!
This month's stamp set is December Joys by Ali Edwards.
This month I created a layout showcasing some favorite photos from a Christmas several years ago featuring my youngest son and a favorite new toy. I have many, many Christmas-themed photos that need to find a good home on a holiday layout and this page was a good place to start! I 12 photos on this 1-page layout using a photo template by Kerri Bradford!
To begin my page, I printed out my photo collage and then I set to work creating the background of my page. I wanted to used this great background design from Kerri Bradford and "fill in" all the circles in the background with die cut circles of Christmas-themed patterned paper.
I resized the background die cut shape to 10" square, removed the outer cut line (this way I would retain the wider outer border of the patterned paper and be able to layer another patterned paper behind (the green paper).
Then I die cut a bunch of circles from 6x6 paper pads to sandwish between the layers for this custom background design.
I used stamps from this month's Studio AE stamp set ("December Joys" banner, "Christmas" and "Memories") plus a stamp from the exclusive Ali Edwards Studio Calico December Daily kit ("Delight in the Joys of") for the banner work above the die cut title.
I used embossing powders on the woodgrain die cut banner design to really make the stamps "pop".
I finished my page with the "Christmas is awesome" stamp in the lower right corner of my page.
I love that this page is mostly photos + stamps + patterned paper with a few dimensional embellishments thrown in just to balance it out and give the page interest. Easy. Fun and a technique I will be trying with other die cut backgrounds ASAP!
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
- Bella Blvd. Christmas Wishes Alpha + Bits Stickers
- Jillibena Soup Fresh Basil 12x12 Paper
- American Crafts Zing Embossing Powders
- Straight Banner Design id #27086 (Silhouette Online Store)
- Merry & Bright Title Design id #24178 (Silhouette Online Store)
Please be sure to check out all the projects showcasing this month's stamp set in today's blog hop:
- Mendi Yoshikawa, our Studio AE guest for October
- Tobi Crawford
- Daniela Dobson
- Nichol Magouirk
- Ali Edwards
- Laura O’Donnell
- Sharyn Tormanen
- Teri Anderson
From all the comments made during the hop, we’ll draw at random for a $25 gift certificate from TechniqueTuesday.com. Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this incredible prize!The winners will be announced on the TT blog on the 13th.