Friday, May 31, 2013

It's all about the babies and the moms!

Hi, it’s Gini with you to share a spring layout that I created with a picture of my mother years ago – and a recent photo of me. The KI Memories Doily Dance transparency and the Hampton Art licensed 7gypsies Butterflies stamp set added a light and airy mood.
Like Mother Like Daughter layout by Gini Williams Cagle
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Hello Spring Collection
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
I wrote my journaling on washi tape using a sharpie pen, and attached it to ribbon – then machine stitched to hold in place.  The ribbon was secured on the original packaging spool and was hidden beneath a doily flower.  To make the spool spin, I took a small piece of plastic tubing and adhered to the page. (Mine was actually the small dental suction straw used in my day job.)  It has wire running through it – I cut away the tube at the bottom leaving a length of wire protruding .  I punched a small hole in the cardstock, and bent the wire to the underside and added a little glue to secure it.  The same effect could be created using a drinking straw, with a length of wire hot glued to the inside. 
I then put the journaling spool on the straw.
 At the end of the journaling strip, I tied a bow and added a decorative pin through the center knot.  I cut out an acetate doily and glued to the top of the straw.  You can see the journaling revealed, by unrolling the spool. 
To hide the journaling, roll back onto the spool, and tuck the pin underneath the bottom portion of the spool. 
Hi there!

Ever need a baby card but don’t have one? Well hopefully today’s card will inspire you to make one so you have at least one handy!! This card is fast and easy so who knows you could probably do up another one in blue!! Hint… hint.. :D

Baby card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art
Stamps: Here Comes Baby, Ditto Alpha’s SC0490 & SC0491
Embossing Powder: Clear

Ink –Mix’d Me dia Inx: Leather
Doodle Bug: Limeade

Doodle Bug: Mini Pearls – Spring Assortment

Doodle Bug: A2 Cupcake Stripe Card

Watercolors and Watercolor paper

Designer Notes:
  1. Trim watercolor paper, round corners. Also round all pink card corners
  2. Stamp and emboss baby carriage.
  3. Color with watercolors. Add green mini pearls to wheels
  4. Stamp and spell out Baby
  5. Adhere panel to pink cardbase.
Hi everyone, Laurel here with a Baby Shower party favor.  I used my Cricut to cut out all the elements and rather than create a card I used it to make a party favor box.  To jazz it up a bit I added some ruffled vintage seam binding around the legs.

Baby Shower Favor by Laurel Seabrook
Hampton Arts: Bundle of Joy

Other products:
Pattern Paper & stickers: Echo Park (Bundle of Joy)
Twine: Divine Twine
Vintage Seam Binding
Cricut: Artiste; April Showers.

Hello Friends!  It's Leanne here today to share a quick and easy card.

Happy Mother's Day card by Leanne Allinson

1. Cut your black cardstock to 8in x 4in.  Score and fold in half.
2. Cut white cardstock into a 3.75in square.
3. Using the Graphic 45 | French Country (IC0215) "planche" cling stamp and chocolate ink, stamp image repeatedly onto a 3.5in square of yellow cardstock until it is fully covered.
4. Layer and adhere yellow cardstock to white cardstock.  Machine stitch around the outside edge of the yellow cardstock.
5. Using ink pens color the Graphic 45 | French Country "sunflower" cling stamp.  Stamp two images onto scrap pieces of white cardstock.  Using a fine paint brush, color in the petals with glimmer mist.  Allow to dry and then carefully ink the flower centre of the well cleaned sunflower stamp, with charcoal ink.  Restamp image with charcoal, directly onto the cardstock colored stamp image.  Fussy cut both flowers.
6. Overlapping the flower images, adhere to yellow cardstock base.  Add twine to flower stems.
7. Add your Mother's Day sentiment and adhere to the folded black cardstock.  Finish the inside of the card with another piece of white cardstock.

stamps: Graphic 45 | French Country (IC0215)
ink: Close To My Heart (chocolate), VersaColor (charcoal), Stampin' Up | Stampin' Write pens (old olive, crumb cake)
cardstock: bazzill (blck, white, yellow)
embellishments: Jillibean Soup | Bean Stalks, Tattered Angels Glimmermist (sunflower)

other - silhouette portrait 
Hello!!! Pam here today to share with you a card I created mixing a couple of different Hampton Art licensed Echo Park stamp sets.

Bundle of Joy card by Pam Brown

For this card, I mixed and matched the Bundle of Joy girl AND boy stamps. I took the rattle from the Bundle of Joy girl stamp set and used my watermark ink to create very subtle images on the pink patterned paper. I then took the Bundle of Joy sentiment from the boy stamp set and stamped it with orange ink on white cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it with foam adhesive to make the sentiment stand out a little more.

Supply List:

Hampton Art
Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set – Bundle of Joy Girl (SC0525)
Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set – Bundle of Joy Boy (SC0527)

Patterned Paper

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vintage inspiration from Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0522)
Inks -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Colorbox Archival in Mudslide
           and Top Boss Embossing)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Mix’d Media Inx
                                  Embossing Powder in Leather)
Patterned Paper -- Authentique (Paper Nostalgic Essentials)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder  -- Sizzix (657195)
Metal Embellishments -- The Paper Studio
Brads -- The Paper Studio
Glue Gloss Adhesive -- Clearsnap, Inc.
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

1.  Trim light green cardstock and sponge edges with mudslide
     ink pad to create card base.  Trim brown cardstock and emboss
     with clock images.  Adhere to right side of base.
2.  Heat emboss clock image and sentiment with Clearsnap’s
     Leather embossing powder.  Trim each and mount on cardstock
     and patterned paper.
3.  Arrange all elements of card as shown and secure into place.

Designed By:  Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0235)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Colorbox Archival Wicked Black)
Patterned Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View (Tattered Time)
Industrial Gears -- 7 Gypsies
Light Bulb -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Alphabet Brads -- The Paper Studio
Diecut -- Sizzix (657182)
Black Chipboard -- Grafix
Glue Gloss -- Clearsnap, Inc.
Badge Sticker -- Basic Grey
Misc. -- Vintage Eiffel Tower Image/Photo

1.  Trim patterned cardstock for card base.  Adhere black
     chipboard gear diecut borders down left and right side.
2.  Computer generate vintage Eiffel Tower image.  Stamp
     images and sentiment with black ink as shown on photo.
     Attach alphabet brads to spell “time” over stamped
     image.  Apply foam tape to middle of image and adhere
     to base.
3.  Secure metal gears, light bulb and badge sticker as shown.

Designed By:  Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0235)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Top Boss Embossing)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Black)
Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Metal Embellishments -- The Paper Studio
Light Bulbs -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Label Maker & Clear Tape -- Dymo Caption Maker
Foam Tape -- Scotch3M

1.  Trim black and gray cardstocks for card base.  Trim black
     cardstock and emboss with gear images.  Adhere to base.
2.  Trim ticket images from patterned cardstock.  Heat emboss
     images with black embossing powder on each ticket.
     Adhere as shown to base.
3.  Create label tape sentiment and mount on black cardstock.
     Adhere to center of card with foam tape for added dimension.
4.  Add metal embellishments and light bulbs to top right corner
     and bottom left corner.

Designed By:  Beverly Sizemore

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Celebrate Layout and Snap Tags by Shannon Tidwell and Britt Bass

Shannon Tidwell here today to share a KI Memories layout using Mini Celebrations! What a cheerful page the birthday papers and embellishments make! I cut the Birthday Banner Ruffle Paper and used it as a border at the top and bottom of my page. The Happy Birthday Double-Sided Cardstock has so many goodies on it that I was able to piece the page together mostly just using that one sheet of paper! For a little extra sparkle I used the Sprinkles Bejeweled Paper as a backdrop for the page.

 Celebrate layout by Shannon Tidwell

KI10058-Happy Birthday Double-Sided Cardstock
KI10063-Birthday Banner Ruffle Paper
KI10054-Sprinkles Bejeweled Paper
KI10063-Happy Birthday Ruffle Stickers
KI10038-Birthday Borders Ruffle Stickers


Oh Snap! Camera Bag Tags

Hi there Hampton fans!  It is Britt Bass here, sharing a cute and functional project with you using Hampton Art liscensed stamps, embossing powder, and Clearsnap pigment ink and watermark ink.

I recently got a brand new Nikon D3100 and I am in LOVE!  I went all-out and got the big case and everything, so I wanted a crafty way to decorate it, but also a functional ID tag in case my 'baby' were ever to be lost (heaven forbid!).  When I saw the Echo Park 'Oh Snap!' stamp set I knew it would be perfect!
Oh Snap tags by Britt Bass

I stamped the doily image, the "smile" sentiment, and the "Oh, Snap" image with Clearsnap pigment ink and fussy cut them.  I used some markers to add a little color to the camera image and a border around the "smile".  I laminated them and added gromlets.

I used a chipboard camera as a template and cut the large camera image from cardstock.  I heat embossed the entire camera surface twice in order to get full coverage.  I added the stamped camera image and scalloped circle to create the "lens".  

On the back I added my name, address, and phone number.  I laminated the whole thing and added a gromlet.  I strung all the tags onto a re-purposed clip (from an old purse) and presto - it was finished and ready to hang on my precious new camera bag!

Supply List: 
Hampton Art for Echo Park: Oh, Snap!

Inks & Embossing Powder:
Hampton Art Embossing Powder: Red
Clearsnap Pigment ink for Doodlebug Design:
Clearsnap Pigment ink: Black

Other Supplies:
Cardstock (Plain, Glitter)
Eyelet Setter
Laminating machine (or pouches)
Wax-coated jewelry twine
Clip (new or upcycled)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Loads of inspiration!

Over the next few weeks you are going to see a ton of great projects created by the Hampton Art design team, for you! Don't miss out! - kimber

It is Gloria with you again today. Don't faint...but I did a scrapbook page! This photo was taken at my family home in central Pennsylvania. The last time we visited my childhood home was 2009. The property has since been sold, which makes me so happy my husband took some amazing photos for me when we were there! 

1.  Using various inks and stamps, create a collage background on kraft cardstock. Allow to dry.
2. Spray kraft cardstock with various spray mists. Allow to dry.
3. Trim kraft cardstock to 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches and attach to 12 x 12 inch black cardstock with strong adhesive.
4. Spray white paper doily with kiwi spray mist. Allow to dry and attach to the upper center of the kraft cardstock.
5. Trim photo to 8 x 5 1/2 inches and mat with black cardstock. Attach to kraft cardstock approximately 2 1/2 inches from the top and 2 inches from the left edge.
6. Cut flourish from green cardstock. Attach flourishes and paper flowers to the top right edge of the photo as shown.

7. Stamp the A Good Thing sentiment onto white cardstock with black ink. Smudge the cardstock with several shades of brown chalk ink. Trim to approximately 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches.
8. Trim black cardstock into a tag shape, approximately 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Attach the sentiment to the cardstock tag and attach to the right edge of the page layout with foam tape.
9. Glue a clip to the top of the tag. 

10. Tie green satin ribbon into a bow and glue to the clip. Attach a small flower to the center of the bow.
11. Cut another flourish from green cardstock. Attach flourish and paper flowers to the lower left edge of the sentiment as shown.

Supplies Needed:

Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps: 7 Gypsies: A Good Thing (PS0626), Distressed Clock (PS0679), Distress Background (PS0673), Ticket Stub (PS0681), Harlequin Background (PS0698)

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked (SN27024M)
Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Dark Brown, Creamy Brown, Olive Pastel
Clearsnap Colorbox Mix'd Media Jasmine (SN37004)
Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Pheasant Gold

Cardstock: Black, White, Kraft, Green
Designer paper: 7Gypsies Lille 8x8 pad
Embellishments: doily (Wilton), paper flowers, ribbon, clip (7 Gypsies)
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Almost Black, Cork, Kiwi
Die cutting templates: Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Two
Other: chicken wire stamp or template
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, craft mat; heat tool, foam ink applicator, die cutting system (Spellbinders Grand Calibur)
Adhesive: tape runner, white glue, foam tape, adhesive dots, fabric adhesive


12x12 Layout - Chalkboard Technique Pocket Page

By Gloria Stengel

To create this layout I used a chalkboard technique. I stamped the month images onto black cardstock with Watermark ink. I then embossed with white embossing powder. I rubbed white ink over the paper to add a  "dirty chalkboard" look. 

I stamped some images with white pigment ink, including over-stamping some of the months to create a shadow. I used a white pencil to add some smudges and detail to the page.

I trimmed the paper in half and created a pocket to hold photos.

I added a punched border to the top of the pocket to mimic dripping paint. 

I mounted each photo onto cardstock, and then placed a tab with the month stamped onto it at the top of the photos. Each month of the year, you can add your favorite photo to the pocket. The pocket page is mounted to white cardstock and chipboard for sturdiness. This is a project that I would place into a holder and sit on a desk or table rather than place into a scrapbook.

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:
7 Gypsies: Months (#IC0236), Blessed (#IC0193), Very Beautiful (#SC0502), Steampunk

Other Hampton Art:
White Embossing Powder

Clearsnap Inks:
Top Boss Watermark
Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx Jasmine
Colorbox Pigment Frost White

Chipboard: Grafix
Designer paper: Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze
Cardstock: American Crafts Black, White
Other inks: Close to My Heart Grey Wool
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Tab punch: Stampin' Up, McGill
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scor-tape

Prom 2013 layout by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0227 Love and Marriage)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Colorbox Archival Dye in
Wicked Black
Cardstock -- White, Green and Black (Recollections)
Alphabet Stickers -- Doodlebug Design, Inc.
Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Mini Brads -- The Paper Studio
Computer Font -- Arial Narrow

1. Mount photo on black cardstock. Adhere to
upper right of 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of green
2. Stamp four dress images on green cardstock
with black ink pad. Stamp again four times on
white cardstock. Trim flower images and adhere
to green dress images. Insert silver mini brad
into center of each flower. Trim and mount on white
and then black cardstock. Adhere to bottom of
3. Apply alphabet stickers to green cardstock. Trim
and mount as shown.
4. Computer generate journaling and mount on black
cardstock. Adhere between sticker titles.
5. Mount flower to lower right corner of photo.

Designed By:  Beverly Sizemore

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bella Blvd Stamp Set Winners and a STUNNING card by Vivian Keh

I have our winner of the new Bella Blvd stamps from last week!

Congrats go to...

Love these stamps and the fun cards made by the DT. So cute and the feather just finishes off the one card. Great job.

Please email me at with your mailing information so we can get your stamps out to you!


Well hello, Hampton Art fans!  Vivian here today with a card very much inspired by the sea.  We have some fabulous nature inspired stamp sets produced with 7 Gypsies.  Since most of my work is inspired by nature, these are stamps I will turn to again and again.  These sets in particular make me yearn to go snorkeling on a tropical escape!
Oceans card by Vivian Keh
I used mists to create a watery background.

I intentionally softened the stamping so that the some of the sea creatures would appear the way they do when ocean waves distort them.
But I chose to stamp the fish and text crisply, bringing them clearly into focus.
1. Using colored mists, mist a sturdy piece of paper, allowing colors to mix a little.  I used Bristol Vellum.
2. Stamp shells, starfish, and seahorses using distress ink.
3. Mist with water to intentionally blur your stamping.
4. Using clear embossing powder, heat emboss the dotted patterns.
5. Blend distress ink around the card front to bring out the clear dotted patterns.
6. Stamp text and fish.
7.  Adhere to card base.
Strathmore - Bristol Vellum
Clearsnap - SMOOCH Spritzes
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Tsukineko - Black Stazon Ink

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hampton Art/Bella Blvd Blog Feature - Day 4

Today is the last day of our Bella Blvd/ Hampton Art blog feature. We've teamed up with Bella Blvd to  produce their stamps and our team has teamed up with the Bella Blvd team to produce some fantastic projects. Don't forget to check out what the Bella team created on their blog!

Thank You For Today card by Kim Frantz

Supplies: Bella Blvd
Stamps: Sand & Surf
Patterned Paper: Love And Marriage Collection/Smokeys In Love
Letter Stickers: Sophisticates/Black-White High Five Alphabets
Word Sticker: Sand & Surf/Alpha + Bits
Ink: Chalk Colorbox

Other: Turquoise Cardstock, word cut from Silhouette Cameo, buttons

Congratulations! card by Kimber McGray
Hampton Art/Bella Blvd stamp: IC0227 Love & Marriage
Pattern Paper: Love & Marriage (Bella Blvd)
Stickers: Kiss Me (Bella Blvd)
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Markers: Copic
Staples: Tim Holtz

Adore You card by Laurel Seabrook

Hampton Art/Bella Blvd stamp: IC0225 Kiss Me
Pattern Paper: Kiss Me (Bella Blvd)

Twine: Divine Twine
Wooden hearts: Freckled Fawn
Staples: Tim Holtz
Pearls: Close to My Heart

Don't forget to leave a comment from any post this week on our blog for a chance to win all 3 sets of NEW Bella Blvd/Hampton Art stamps! We'll pick a winner on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hampton Art/Bella Blvd Blog Feature - Day 3

Good Thursday! We are on day 3 of our 4 day blog feature with licensed partner, Bella Blvd. This week we've been featuring the new licensed stamps by Bella Blvd and Hampton Art. Today we have 2 more fantastic cards created for you by our Design Team. 

Hello!  Kim Holmes here with a card to share with you made from the adorable Kiss Me line from Bella Blvd along with the coordinating stamps from Hampton Arts! This line is so sweet, just like the sentiment says, “Sweet on You!” 
I started off by stamping the ice cream cone image in both tan and pink for the cone and the scoop of ice cream.  Then I stamped the image in green on my white textured cardstock that I would be using for my banners.  After fussy cutting my images, I layered them on top of the green image to create my paper pieced cone.  After placing my patterned paper and banners on the card, I stamped the sentiment at the top!  Quick & Easy!

 Sweet On You card by Kim Holmes

Supply List:
Hampton Art Licensed Bella Blvd Kiss Me Stamp Set
Bella Blvd Kiss Me Collection
Prima Pink, Dry Sand, and Grass Green 

Other Supplies
Foam Adhesive
Black Pen

Best Wishes To The Mr. & Mrs. card by Gini Williams Cagle

Hi, Gini here with part of the Hampton Art /Bella Blvd week. These papers are so cute and cheerful and certainly look perfect with the matching Hampton Art Stamps.  I used the Love and Marriage collection.  Since wedding season is quickly approaching, it’s always great to have a few cards on hand for such an occasion. 
Clearsnap: ColorBox Chalk: Blackbird; Doodlebug Designs: Bubblegum
Other Supplies:
Bazzill Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon – EA 22
Want2Scrap Pearls
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Creatopia
Don't forget to check out the Bella Blvd blog today (and all week), leave a comment on our blog and on the Bella Blvd blog. We are both giving away a set of stamps! 
Have a great one!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hampton Art/Bella Blvd blog feature - Day 2

It's Day 2 of our blog feature with our licensed partner, Bella Blvd. We've teamed up with their team to showcase the Bella Blvd/Hampton Art stamps on both blogs.

I Love You card by Pam Brown
I Love you card
Hampton Art
Hampton Art/Bella Blvd Kiss Me Cling Stamps (IC225)
ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eye Inkpad Midnight (11027)
ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eye Inkpad Pink (11033)
ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eye Inkpad Aqua (11039)
ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eye Inkpad Rosebud (11193)
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Crochet Heart: Bella Blvd
Twine, Cardstock: Other

Love Story card by Patty Folchart
Love Story card
Hampton Art/Bella Blvd. Stamp Set/Kiss Me Collection
Bella Blvd./Love & Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, Cute Cuts & Turner Hall Ballroom
Bella Blvd./Kiss Me: Cute Cuts & Bouquet Kisses
Bella Blvd./Kiss Me: Alphabet & Bits Stickers
Bella Blvd./Feathers-Surf & Turf

KaiserCraft/Jewels- Miss Nelly
Ink/Martha Stewart- Pigment Ink/Sea Lavendar & Ocean
Ink/Color Box Chalk/Chestnut Roan
Tombow Tape Runner
Mini Glue Dots
Scrapbook Adhesives/Foam Squares

Don't forget to stop over to the Bella Blvd blog today. Leave comments here and over there all week for a chance to win a set of Bella stamps from us and a set from them! Two chances to win!!

Have a great one!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hampton Art/Bella Blvd Blog feature! - Day 1

This week we are doing a combined blog feature with Bella Blvd designers to showcase the great 
Bella Blvd/Hampton Art stamps! Each day, check out the Hampton Art blog and the Bella Blvd blog for great projects created using the Bella Blvd licensed stamps. Make sure you leave a comment on both blogs... we are giving away great prizes at the end of the week!

Hi Everyone.  

It's Leanne here today to share with you a cute little birthday card using the new Bella Blvd | Sand & Surf (IC0226) cling stamps.  I simply stamped the flower images onto the patterned paper and fussy cut around the outside edges.  I then layered the flowers into a bouquet arrangement, leaving room for the sentiment in the lower right corner.  I used foam tape on some of the flower images to add dimension to the card. 

You're Awesome! card by Leanne Allinson

stamps: Bella Blvd | Sand & Surf (IC0226)
ink: Close To My Heart (lagoon), Archival Ink (jet black)
patterned paper: Bella Blvd | Sand & Surf
embellishments: Bella Blvd | Sand & Surf Alpha+Bits stickers
other: cardstock, machine stitching

Hello Sunshine! card by Nicole Nowosad

Hello Sunshine! card by Nicole Nowosad
Bella Blvd Kiss Me IC0225
Bella Blvd Sand & Surf IC0226
Bella Blvd Love & Marriage IC0227
Patterned paper by Bella Blvd
Cardstock by American Crafts
Ink by Momento

Don't forget to leave comments all week long for a chance to win Bella Blvd/Hampton Art stamps (even yesterday's adorable card by Dana Warren!!!)

Have a great one!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Luv U card by Dana Warren ** Bella Blvd**

We have a little something special starting tomorrow with another one of our stamp partners. Dana's card today is a HUGE hint of which company! You'll want to check back every day this week to see what we've got planned!

Hampton Arts:
Stamps – Bella Blvd: Kiss Me
Pattern Paper – Bella Blvd: Borders & Cute Cuts and Alpha Bits

Cardstock: Kraft – The Paper Studio
Heat Embellishments: Recollections

Designer Notes:
  1. Make card base from cardstock. Stamp Heart You Bubble background.
  2. Stamp 3 clouds from pattern paper and cut out. Adhere heart rhinestones over stamped hearts.
  3. Adhere clouds with foam tape. Adhere alpha stickers to spell Luv U
Have a great one!