Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Taking Photos

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  Hello Hampton Arts fan, this is Adora Concepcion to share with you a layout I created using some Ki Memories goodies. Can you believe January ends today already, the weather is slowly turning around, hopefully getting better for some of us. Rain is a big part of Seattle and so the more rain for us just means spring is on it’s way!  Have you started thinking of vacations yet? I have the thought of warn and dry weather sounds so good. With that in mind I made this layout of my sister that I took from our last summer vacation.
Note: I used Washi tape to frame and highlight the focal point of my layout. Layered several papers for color and dimension. Embellished the page with cut out prints on the patterned paper , die cut stickers and direct stamping .

 
 
Adora Concepcion Hampton Art Happy taking photos
Supplies:
Ki Memories Flashback Collection Papers
Ki Memories Tick Tock Clear Stamp Set
Clearsnap Color Box Mixed Media Inx Black
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

7gypsies Seahorse Card

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Hi, It’s Gini here today to share with you one of the cards that I created for the new product release at CHA. The design team was assigned different stamps for the show, and we each were chomping at the bit to see what goodies would arrive in our mailbox. Well, you know I was thrilled to receive a big box of goodies from Hampton Art/ 7gypsies! We had a quick turnaround time, so papers, stamps and inks were flying around my studio. But there is something really cool about the rush of getting ready for the big show. I hope you enjoy!
 
 
 
Seahorse Card
Gini Williams Sea 7gypsies card
Supplies:
Hampton Art licensed 7gypsies cling stamp set: Under the Sea (IC0222)
Clearsnap:
Donna Salazar: Leather Mix’d Media Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan
Topboss Embossing Ink
Brown and silver embossing powder
Farmhouse Paper Company patterned papers
Worldwin Cardstock
Want2Scrap Pearls
Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive
 
Instructions:
1. Stamp the frames using watermark ink and emboss in silver. Cut the frames out.
2. Stamp the sea creatures with the watermark ink and emboss with dark brown powder. Fussy Cut the images and mount on the frames using dimensional adhesive.
3. Add a mat of dark brown behind each of the frames.
4. Ink the edges of patterned papers with Chestnut Roan. Arrange as shown.
5. Add pearls to finish.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

KI Memories: Ready to Race

 
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Hey everyone… Shannon Tidwell is here to share an awesome layout!
I first trimmed down my photos so that I could create a border across the page.
I think it is fun to couple the Timeline paper along with the fringe border sticker.
The stripes offset each other in a neat way.
I cut a large flag out of patterned paper to base the title on.
I love using the frames to house them.


Ready to Race
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Supplies:
Flashbulbs Designer Cardstock- KI10002
Timeline Designer Cardstock-KI10004
Blackboard Designer Cardstock-KI10006
Little Things Cardstock Stickers-KI10027
Letterhead Cardstock Stickers-KI10026
Machine Stitching
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Hampton Art & Graphic45 French Country Mini Album

 
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This post is FILLED with the new Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 French Country Collection stamps!
PURE EYE CANDY!
Gloria is lucky enough to be on Hampton Art AND Graphic 45’s DT and this album truly shows
her talent and love for the two companies! Head over to her blog for more inspiration and information!



I created an accordion mini album with pockets for tags and photo mats for a few photos.
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Here is a closer look at each of the album pages.
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I stamped several layers of stamps, then inked over the top to give a vintage look to the cover.
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I created a pocket to hold various tags.
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The French Country stamps are perfect for adding some sentiments and images to the tags.
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Supplies:
Hampton Art Stamps:
Graphic 45: French Country, A Ladies' Diary
Clearsnap Ink:
Colorbox Chalk French Blue, Ice Jade, Deep Lagoon, Butterscotch, Pumpkin Spice, Amber Clay
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Venetian Lace, Bon Voyage, Antique Moss
Designer Paper: Graphic 45 French Country
Mini Album: Graphic 45 accordion fold Kraft Album (Graphic 45 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box insert)
Chipboard: Graphic 45 Bird Song
Cardstock: American Crafts Black; Neenah Natural White, Cream
Other ink: Close to My Heart Grey Wool; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-eight; My Favorite Things Postage Stamp Stax; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplate
Punches: Stampin' Up tab punch; Fiskars postage punch
Decorative scissors: Fiskars
Embellishments: Prima (vintage trinkets); Pro 31 Designs (flowers); Really Reasonable Ribbon (ribbon and twine)
Other: Office supply (tags); Teacher store (library card); Craft supply (doily); bottle cap
Adhesive: Scotch ATG; Scor-tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac



























Monday, January 28, 2013

Bird Hello

 

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Sweet, simple and OH-SO-ADORABLE!!!

Design team member Dana Warren made this beaut out one of our cutest stamps,

Home Tweet Home. 

Don’t you LOVE the wood grain details?

 

 

 

 Bird Hello

Dana Warren Hampton Art Bird Hello

Supplies:

Hampton Art: Home Tweet Home SC0399

Clearsnap Colorbox: Die Ink: Brown, Green

KI Memories: Flashback Collection: Blocks of Time Pattern Paper

Pop up dots: The Paper Studio

Markers: Blue and Green

 

Instructions:

1. Cut out cloud square and distress edges

2. Stamp branch, leaves, birds and birdhouse.

3. Use brown ink pad a little water to color birdhouse

4. Use markers to color leaves and birds

5. Adhere cloud panel with pop up dots, stamp sentiment below.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

7gypsies: Eat Drink Enjoy

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Don’t you love the perfect sentiments and stamps in the new release from 7gypsies!? From the silverware to the bingo card and everything in between!  With over 50 new stamps… the possibilities for AMAZING creations are endless! Gini Williams Cagle has a cute card today that would be perfect for a dinner party invite or a thank you note!

 

 

 

Eat. Drink. Enjoy. card

Supplies:

Hampton Art licensed 7gyspies stamps: Eat, Drink, Enjoy (PS0725); Silverware (PS0730)

Clearsnap:

Pigment Ink: Chianti

Top Boss Watermark Ink

Other:

May Arts Ribbon: 406-15-14 Natural Burlap/Stripe Edge

Silver Embossing Powder

Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large

Fiskars Punch

WorldWin Papers Cardstock

Farmhouse Paper Company: Fair Skies

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; Helmar Zapdots; Zipdry

 

Instructions:

1. Stamp the sentiment on cream cardstock. Cut with a circle die to resemble a dinner plate. Ink the edges with the same red ink.

2. Stamp the silverware using embossing ink and heat emboss with silver powder. Fussy cut the images.

3. Take a small piece of burlap ribbon and fray the edges to look like a dinner napkin. Glue to the card base, then glue the fork on top. Add the knife and spoon to the right side. Use foam adhesives to raise the plate up a little.

4. Add a decorative punched border along the bottom edge of the “tablecloth”.

 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Authentique: Finger Misting

   

Vivian PictureHi friends!  Vivian here to share a new technique video (really easy and fun!)

and some projects with brand spanking new stamps from Hampton Art and

Authentique!  That's right, I said "Authentique!"

I'm so thrilled about all the new partnerships between Hampton Art

and wonderful paper manufacturers - yeah! 

Our designers at Hampton Art will share all the goodies with you through the course of this month.

  

 

  Here's a shot of the project I featured in my video tutorial.

Vivian Keh Hampton Art Authentique You are my sunshine

Hope it lures you to the tube.  In the video, I provide a couple more fun interpretations of my new technique I shall name, "Fingermisting!"  If it gets your crafty gears churning, try it yourself.  I know y'all have mists to use up!

 

***Supply list available in description box under the video.

While the card above is modern and bursting with color, for CHA (that's the Craft and Hobby Association show if you didn't know already), I did some more traditional/vintage style projects with the same stamps.

A layout...

Vivian Keh Hampton Art Authentique You are my sunshine layout

And a few cards...

Vivian Keh Hampton Art Authentique cards

A testament to the versatility of these amazing stamps and the wide range of crafters who will be able to love and use them!

Thanks for visiting with me here today, and I'll see you back here next month with some more crafty fodder!

-Vivian

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Echo Park: Cool Guy Birthday Card

 
Well, here’s your first look at the new Hampton Art licensed Echo Park stamps!!! DT member Nina Yang did a great job with this nifty CAS birthday card.
Stamp on colored cardstock with darker shaded ink colors for a cool tone on tone look! Blue/Green/Yellow/Kraft is a good color combo for boys.
 
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Nina Yang Echo Park Hampton Art Cool Guy Birthday Card
Supplies:
Stamp
Echo Park licensed Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Scoot (SC0528), Oh Snap (SC0529)
Inks
Clearsnap – Colorbox Pigment Ink (Harbor, Grass)
Clearsnap – Colorbox Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown)
Other Supplies
Cardstock: white, blue, green, yellow
Foam adhesive

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

KI Memories: 4th of July

 

Here’s a great summer layout idea from Shannon Tidwell

If you’re anything like us, we’re always a few holiday’s behind on our scrapbooking Smile 

“I had a little fun with my circle punches and pop dots on this layout. I punched circles in three different sizes out of the same paper and created a border of sorts across the page. With such a big design element I concentrated the rest of my embellishments in smaller clusters.“

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Supplies:

Flashbulbs Designer Cardstock- KI10002

Timeline Designer Cardstock-KI10004

Smile Washi Tape-KI10013

Red Chevron Washi Tape-KI10016

Smile Lines Bejeweled Transparencies-KI10009

Little Things Cardstock Stickers-KI10027

Letterhead Cardstock Stickers-KI10026

Machine Stitching

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Friendship

 

Design team member Adora Concepcion here!  Welcome to our new blog!

The thing with card making is it’s really hard to stop with one. I’m sure some of you can relate!  As you can see, I mostly used the same supplies on these cards except for the stamps. I guess I can’t stand to see the unused half of the paper/supplies that I started with so I end up with at least 2 cards at a time. Good thing is no one can not have too many cards, right!?

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Fabulous

Adora Hampton Art Fabulous

Supplies:

7gypsies Butterfly Stamp – Collection from the Journey – IC0195

Hampton Art - Fabulous Wood Stamp – PS0535

Colorbox – Mixed Media –Black Ink Pad

May Arts Ribbons, Heidi Swapp Papers

 

 

So Glad We’re Friends

Adora Hampton Art Bella Blvd Pink Friends

Supplies:

Hampton Art licensed Bella Blvd Stamp Set – IC0227

Clearsnap Colorbox – Mixed Media Inkpad – Black

Other Supplies: May Arts Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Maya Road Pin.

 

 

 

Thinking of You

Adora Hampton Art Bella Blvd Thinking of you

Supplies:

Hampton Art licensed Bella Blvd Stamp Set - IC01227

Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink – Ocean Soul, Sassy Pink, Olive

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper and May Arts Ribbon

Friday, January 18, 2013

Time is Precious

 

Don’t you love the classic sentiments and images of the new 7gypsies licensed stamp collection?! Designer Gini Williams Cagle was one of the first to get her hands of this great set and look at the masterpiece she made!

Supplies:

Hampton Art 7gypsies licensed stamps: Time is Precious (SC0522)

Clearsnap

Top Boss Watermark Ink

Smooch Ink: Gold Lame

Other

May Arts Ribbon

Gold Embossing Powder

Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large

WorldWin Papers Cardstock

Kaisercraft Patterned Papers: Check In Collection

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; Zipdry; Scor-tape

 

Instructions:

1. Stamp the watch on a lightly patterned paper using the watermark ink. Emboss with gold embossing powder, then fussy cut. Stamp the hands of the watch using black ink.

2. Arrange the layers of the card as shown. Use Scor-tape to adhere the ribbon in a straight line. Glue the watch over the layers.

3. Emboss the sentiment in the upper right corner of the card, using the gold powder.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Playing with Color

 

PLAYING WITH COLOR AND MY FAVORITE STAMPS

Hi friends!

Vivian here with a few projects to share at Hampton Art today.  First, a colorful card which displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this last weekend.  It uses a bunch of brand new Hampton Art/7 Gypsies stamps that were revealed at the show.

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Folks, there are so many beautiful stamps coming being produced by Hampton Art!!!  I must confess, I'm in love with these stamps - the variety of beautiful insects...

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The fun sentiments...

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and the signature 7 Gypsies style, which makes our grungy and vintage projects shine so so effortlessly.  I can't wait until they become available to you!

As I whipped this card up in the rush to get projects ready for CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show, I didn't have a chance to photograph progress shots.  But I did want to share with you the easy techniques that went into this colorful project, so I made a whole new project/video tutorial  with some of my absolute favorite Hampton Art stamps that are readily available!  Sneak peak to lure you over to youtube!

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The video is ready and available for your viewing pleasure here!  Hope you'll take a break from your day to check it out - you just may be inspired to get funky wit' yo' colors!

-Vivian

***Supply list  for the project above can be found in the description box under the video.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

KI Memories: Friends Layout

 

Hi! Gretchen McElveen  here with another layout using KI's awesome Flashback line! I love the colors in this line! I have found that I can really make them work with any pictures I have. I cut up the blocks from the "Blocks of Time" patterned paper and used them separately as part of the background for this layout. Also I used a 1" circle punch to create the scalloped border on this page (I have been loving that technique lately!). Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Gretchen McElveen_Friends

Supplies:

KI Memories Flashback Timeline patterned paper

KI Memories Flashback Visionary patterned paper

KI Memories Flashback Blocks of Time patterned paper

KI Memories Flashback Little Things sticker sheet

KI Memories Flashback Letterhead sticker sheet

KI Memories Flashback Smile washi tape

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I thank you for

 

We just want to take a second to thank you all for being AWESOME fans and supporters of Hampton Art!!! We had a great time at CHA 2013 and we owe it all to you! Thank you for your dedication to papercrafting and your excitement for all of our new licensed stamp collections!

 

I thank you for…

by Dana Warren

Dana Warren I thank you for

Supplies:

Hampton Art: Kolette Hall Thank You – PS0359, Curlicue Butterfly SC0395

Colorbox Ink: Dye Ink – Wicked Black, Pigment Ink - Stucco

KI Memories: Hot Date Collection – Hot Brads #3588

Pattern Paper: Old Dictionary

Die: Papertrey Ink – Beautiful Butterflies

Marker: Tombow – Lady Bug

Cardstock: The Paper Studio - Kraft

 

Instructions:

1. Make card base from Kraft cardstock

2. Stamp tiny butterfly multiple times on card base

3. Die cut old dictionary paper with butterfly die 3 or 4 times. Punch small holes, along butterfly’s body and add brads, adhere to card base

4. Stamp sentiment below butterfly, mark all of the above box with red marker

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I thank you for…

 

We just want to take a second to thank you all for being AWESOME fans and supporters of Hampton Art!!! Thank you for your dedication to papercrafting and your excitement for all of our new licensed stamp collections!

 

I thank you for…

by Dana Warren

Dana Warren I thank you for

Supplies:

Hampton Art: Kolette Hall Thank You – PS0359, Curlicue Butterfly SC0395

Colorbox Ink: Dye Ink – Wicked Black, Pigment Ink - Stucco

KI Memories: Hot Date Collection – Hot Brads #3588

Pattern Paper: Old Dictionary

Die: Papertrey Ink – Beautiful Butterflies

Marker: Tombow – Lady Bug

Cardstock: The Paper Studio - Kraft

 

Instructions:

1. Make card base from Kraft cardstock

2. Stamp tiny butterfly multiple times on card base

3. Die cut old dictionary paper with butterfly die 3 or 4 times. Punch small holes, along butterfly’s body and add brads, adhere to card base

4. Stamp sentiment below butterfly, mark all of the above box with red marker

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

 

What a great show!!! Wow, today is the last official day of CHA Winter 2013 and we’ve had an amazing time showcasing our new products!  It’s always a happy day when it’s filled with art and crafts!  DT member Linda Abadie made this cheerful card we truly adore and we choose to celebrate today as the close of a great trade show and the beginning of a great year!

 

Oh Happy Day card

Linda Abadie Happy Day

Supplies:

Stamp: Hampton Art Ditto: SC0489 and PS0620

Ink: Hampton Art

Ribbon: May Arts

Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle

Pearls and glittered ribbon: Queen & Co

 

Instructions:

1. Stamp floral images next to each other and for highlight, add pearls on the center of flowers

2. Add title “Oh Happy Day!” on the bottom of the project using foam tape, distress around the edges.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Purple Happy Birthday

 

Earlier in the week, Beverly shared her Lavender Thank You card and now DT member Dana Warren has a beautiful purple happy birthday card!  With our periwinkle design scheme… you know we’re loving it!  OH yes, HAPPY FIRST DAY OF CHA!!! We’ll be sure to post some pictures over the weekend in case you’re not in Anaheim.

Dana Warren Purple Happy birthday

Supplies:

Hampton Art: Hot Fudge IC0174 (Wood Stamp), Doodle Bug You Said it SC0473 (Clear Stamps)

Hampton Art Embossing Powder: Clear

Colorbox ink: Top Boss – Watermark, Pigment Ink – Black

KI Memories: Pattern Transparency – Doily Dance – KI10010

Cardstock: Coredinations

Buttons: Unknown

White opaque pen

 

Instructions:

1. Trim cardstock to fit cardbase. Trim pattern transparency to fit cardbase. Adhere transparency to purple cardstock and adhere this to cardbase.

2. Stamp and emboss flower image on purple cardstock, paint image with purple watercolors

3. Color in berry’s and flower centers with white pen

4. Stamp happy birthday in black on white paper strip.

5. Mat flower on dark purple paper, adhere to cardbase with pop up dots

6. Adhere stamped strip and buttons

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

CAS Masculine Card

   

Design team member Nina Yang made a great masculine thank you card using cool ink colors and distressed patterns. What man wouldn’t love this clean and simple handmade note?!

Nina Yang Masculine Gratitude

Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Circle Birds (SC0192)

7 gypsies licensed Hampton Art wood-mount stamp – Harlequin Background (PS0698), Distressed Words (PS0680), Distressed Background (PS0673)

Inks

Clearsnap – Mix’d Media Ink (Mossy, Vintage, Patina)

Clearsnap - Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad (Charcoal)

Other Supplies

Cardstock: white

1-3/4” Circle punch

Twine

Foam adhesive