Friday, August 30, 2013

Cards and Tags galore by Dana Warren and Pam Brown!

Consider Yourself Vintage card by Pam Brown

I love mixing and matching different product lines to create a unique project. For this card, I mixed stamps from the licensed Echo Park Oh Snap stamps and the licensed Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup stamps.

I stamped the sentiment on kraft paper with watermark ink and stamped the doily with brown ink onto patterned paper. I then cut the doily out and layered the sentiment over it.

Supply List:

Hampton Art Licensed Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Large Clear Stamps (JB0012)
Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Oh Snap Clear Stamps (SC0529)

StazOn Timber Brown

Patterned Paper, Twine, Button, Resin Flower: Jillibean Soup


Thanks a Bushel card by Pam Brown

I created this sweet and simple card using one of the licensed Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup stamps. There are so many cute and clever sentiments in this set that I wanted to make this one shine. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of a shipping tag and found a die cut that coordinated with the sentiment.

Supply List

Licensed Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup Large Clear Stamps (JB0026)

StazOn Timber Brown

Patterned Paper, Twine, Die-cut, Tag: Jillibean Soup


Hi! Today I have a card for big kid, you know not a kid who is a teen or even tween but who isn’t a little kid anymore! This is perfect if that kid happens to like fish!!

Celebrate Big! card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art
Stamps: Art Warehouse Celebrate Big PS0708

Ink: Colorbox: Dye Ink - Poolside, Moody Blue, Pinkolicious, Wicked Black
Pattern Paper: Authentique – Essentials Collection
Other: EK Success – 1 ¾ circle punch. Silhouette America – Lettering Delights – Birthday Fish

Designer Notes:
  1. Cut Birthday Fish and balloon from cardstock. Use ink to lightly ink edges. Assemble.
  2. Adhere graph pattern paper to cardbase.
  3. With circle punch, punch half circles from blue cardstock and pattern paper to make waves.
  4. Adhere blue wave to cardbase. Adhere pattern paper wave with foam tape to cardbase
  5. Stamp sentiment at upper left corner
  6. Adhere fish and balloon.

Hi Hampton Art Fans!! Today I have a tag set and envelope that you can give as a gift. When I started this project I was going to make a card so I started with a strip of cardstock. But after stamping I thought the image would make some nice tags!

For You tag set by Dana Warren

Hampton Art
Stamps: Art Warehouse Tree Top PS0707. Doodle Bug You Said It. KI Memories Tick Tock KI 10023 

Ink: Colorbox: Dye Ink – Mudslide, Khaki Green, Putty
Vellum Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Twine: May Arts
Other: EK Success –Silhouette America – Lori Whitlock – Flat Bag with Bracket Tab

Designer Notes:
  1. Stamp word background from Tick Tock stamp set with Putty ink. 
  2. Stamp Tree Top in Khaki Green ink.
  3. Round corners, punch hole at top and add twine.
  4. Repeat for designer number of tags
  1. Cut envelope file with Silhouette
  2. On cardstock strip stamp Tree Top with Khaki Green ink.
  3. Mask sides of cardstock so to only stamp in the square the Tree Top stamp makes.
  4. Stamp sentiment
  5. Wrap twine around cardstock and tie in a bow
  6. Adhere strip to envelope and trim

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two KI Memories cards by Gretchen McElveen

Hi! Gretchen here with a card to share today. This card turned out to be very simple but I love the way it looks. I kept trying to add more to it but then it would just look forced and too busy. So simple it is!

You Are So Beautiful To Me card by Gretchen McElveen

I cut the "beautiful" sentiment out of a sheet of the new KI Memories Mini Celebrations patterned papers. I rounded the corners to soften the look a bit and then matted the sentiment on a piece of pretty pink patterned paper. On the bottom of the card I added one of the new ruffled stickers as a fun border. The ruffled stickers are great because they give your project instant texture and dimension with very little work on your part! I love that! 

Have a great day and thanks for checking out my simple card!

KI Memories Mini Celebrations Spring Fever patterned paper
KI Memories Ruffle Stickers Mini Celebrations Remember this Day

Hi there! It's Gretchen & I've got a simple card to share with you today. 
This card was made out of one sheet of patterned paper! The new KI Mini Celebrations paper are perfect to cut up to use for cards (and Project Life!). And since it is all one sheet of paper, it all matches! Easy! 

Love card by Gretchen McElveen

I sanded the edges of the background papers and the "love" block to give the edges a softer look. I cut a couple hearts out of the patterned paper to use as embellishments. Also I used some foam adhesive to give this card nice dimension. Thanks for looking!

KI Memories Mini Celebrations Remember patterned paper

Monday, August 26, 2013

Three Amazing cards by Britt Bass and Kim Frantz!

Hello! Britt Bass here, bringing you a pretty little Baby shower card using two Echo Park licensed stamps sets and Clearsnap chalk ink.

Princess card by Britt Bass

I love scrapbooking supplies of (pretty much) every shape, size, and style but there is nothing quite like the versatility of a stamp and ink.  For this card I used only a bit of green cardstock (for the leaves) and let the stamps do all the talking.  I loved the pretty shape that the die template gave to my card and it really gave me an excellent canvas for my stamping.

Creating embellishments, like the flowers on my card, is one of my favorite ways to use stamps.  If I want these flowers to coordinate with a blue and green collection all I have to do is change my ink.


Hampton Art for Echo Park - “Bundle of Joy” (SC0525) and “Sweet Girl 1” (SC0524)
Clearsnap Chalk Ink: Orchid Pastel, Yellow Ocher, Lavender, Berrylicious

Other Supplies:
Buttons, Die Templates (label and leaves), White Cardstock


Britt Bass here with a card inspired by the summer sunshine, and a beautiful sentiment from one of the Authentique licensed stamp sets, stamped in Clearsnap pigment ink.  

You Are My Sunshine card by Britt Bass

I really wanted to create a scene that seemed to burst of the front of the card.  There isn't much stamping on this card, its true, but I find that I often start with a sentiment that gives me a clear, strong feeling.  Though this is an oft-used sentiment, I think that the movement of the sun's rays and the cheerful pinwheels give a thousand extra words; You are my sunshine, my playfulness, and my puffy polk-a-dot clouds.  You are all the good things a day can hold.  


Hampton Art for Authentique - “Footloose” (IC0233)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink - “Marigold” (11012)

Other Supplies:
Washi Tape (Including Ki Memories' “Smile” from Flashback), Shaped Cardbase, Patterned Paper, Punches (cloud, pinwheel), Banner Die Template


Thinking of You Card by Kim Frantz

This fun clipboard-style card can be used for any occasion. The "clip" is cut from cardstock and simple adhered to the top of the card. Tuck elements under the clip for a random or collage look.

Bella Blvd: Sand & Surf Patterned Paper, Stamps/Kiss Me/Sand & Surf.
Other: Black Ink/Ranger, Color Ink/Colorbox, Cardstock.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Two fun cards created by Gini Williams Cagle!

It’s nice to have a few cards around that are all occasion, just when someone you know needs a little pick me up. This sweet card has a stamped focal point that is sweetened with a background of cardstock covered with lace.  It really added to the softness of the stamped image.  ~Gini
Thinking of You card by Gini Williams Cagle

Glue strips of lace across the front of a 5 x 5 card base.  Die cut the decorative square and glue to the center of the card.  Punch a small circle the size for your moon and adhere to white paper with repositionable adhesive.  Stamp the design over the moon using watermark ink and heat emboss with clear powder.  Blend shades of blue and purple over the image and wipe off excess ink with a paper towl.  Stamp the sentiment and remove the paper moon mask.  Adhere to the card with foam adhesive and finish with a bow.
Hampton Art / Art Warehouse PS0707
Hampton Art/ Bella Blvd.  Sand and Surf IC0226
Clearsnap  ColorBox Pigment Ink – Sky Blue; Chalk – Deep Lagoon, Blackberry; Top Boss – Watermark ink
Other Supplies
WorldWin Cardstock, May Arts Ribbon Ribbon GC-8-35, Cheery Lynn Designs Horizon Square Doily Stacker DL253, Clear Embossing Powder, Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Creatopia 
Hi, it’s Gini – Normally I don’t make clean and simple cards, but when I saw this adorable Fresh Vegetable stamp set, I thought it would be really cute to add pearls for my peas.  I was afraid if I added too much more, it would take away from the cute factor.
Peas Be Mine card by Gini Williams Cagle

Stamp the canning jar lid with the watermark ink and heat emboss with silver powder.  Line up the jar base  and stamp with bubblegum ink. Fussy cut the image.  Stamp one Candy Heart , cut and glue to the jar with foam adhesive.  Randomly arrange green pearls in the jar for peas.  Stamp two pea pods, and cut them out.  Add pearls where the peas are stamped.  Round the bottom corners of the pink cardstock, and adhere chevron ribbon to the right side.  Stamp the sentiment along the ribbon. Glue the pea pods and jar of peas as shown to finish the card.
Hampton Art / Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegatables JB0026
Hampton Art/ Bella Blvd.  Kiss Me IC0225
Clearsnap  Doodle Bug Pigment Ink – Bubblegum, ColorBox Pigment Ink – Moss Green; Top Boss Watermark Ink
Other Supplies
WorldWin Cardstock, May Arts Ribbon Chevron Ribbon 443058-22, Want2Scrap Pearls, Silver Embossing Powder, Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Creatopia

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Three fun cards by Laurel Seabrook

Life is Better With Friends card by Laurel Seabrook

" I love these new stamp and die sets and couldn't wait to use the arrow with the cork I have had laying around collecting dust."

Hampton Art products: Echo Park Stamp & Die Cut Note to Self #2 (659040)

Other supplies:  Paper - Echo Park (Here & Now)


Sweet On You card and If Life Gives You Limes card by Laurel Seabrook

HA products used:
stamps: Bella Blvd Kiss Me (IC0225);  Fresh Vegetable Soup (jb0026)

Other: Paper - Jillibean Soup; Twine: Divine Twine;  Tape (Bella Blvd)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weddings, Babies and Dragonflies? That's what's up on the blog today!

Hi Hampton Art fans!!!  Today I have a wedding card to share with you, I know wedding season is in June, but people get married all the time!!! LOL This card is perfect for a fast wedding card, it didn’t take long and it has a nice neutral color scheme so it can work for any wedding.

Best Wishes To The Mr & Mrs. card by Dana Warren

Hampton Arts:
Stamps – Bella Blvd: Love & Marriage 
Pattern Paper – Bella Blvd: Love & Marriage – Turner Hall Ballroom. KI Memories: Bejeweled Doily Dance KI10010
Embossing Powder - Clear

Ink: Colorbox – Dye ink: Seattle Sky. Mix’d Media Inx: Pewter
Other: Watercolors

Designer Notes:
  1. Trim doily pattern paper to cardbase size. Trim and adhere bejeweled doily transparency to cardbase.
  2. Stamp and emboss wedding dress. Color dress with watercolors.
  3. Stamp sentiment above dress.
  4. Adhere cardstock strip to cardbase with foam tape

Hi there!! Today I have vintage card to share! My kind of vintage is what I call light vintage, a vintage style stamp, distressed inked edges, maybe some vintage pattern paper. This time I made it vintage-y by using ink! Have you ever stamped with dye ink then again over it with pigment? Depending on your colors, you can get nice vintage look to any stamp! Give it a try!!

Dragonfly card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art
Stamps: Art Warehouse Vintage Dragonfly PS0710, Graphic 45 Paris Postage PS0530, 7 Gypsies File Tab PS0675
KI Memories: Hot Date Brads 3588

Ink: Colorbox – Dye Ink Frosted Plum. Mix’d Media Inx Leather, Jasmine, Pewter
Other: Old Book Page

Designer Notes:
  1. Tear out a square from an old book
  2. Stamp dragon fly with Frosted Plum Dye Ink. Stamp again with Mix;d Media Inx Pewter Pigment Ink.
  3. Stamp File Tab multiple times over cardbase. After stamping each tab, lightly rub ink around, I use a dried baby wipe. If ink is very wet, let dry a few seconds, you don’t want the image smeared only blurred a little.
  4. Stamp postage stamp over cardbase with Jasmine pigment ink. This one I taped the image with my dried baby wipe then rubbed. I wanted the image to be a little more blurred then the tabs.
  5. Distress cardbase edges
  6. Attach brad to book page and adhere to card base.

Hello, Kim with you today to share a layout I created with the Vintage Charm Collection from KI Memories.
Ten Tiny Toes layout by Kim Holmes
This collection was super easy to work with…my quick & easy layout came together in just a few minutes.  

  • KI Memories Vintage Charm Collection
  • EK Success Banner Punches
  • Fiskars Heart Punch
  • Glitz Alphabet Stickers
  • American Crafts Thickers

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beautiful Layout and card by Britt Bass plus chalkboard tags and card by Kim Frantz

Hi there! Britt Bass here to share a stamped-upon layout using the Jillibean Soup line “Chilled Cucumber Soup” and Clearsnap pigment ink.

I LOVE me some Jillibean soup!  Fresh designs, always versatile, and sometimes innovation – I always feel like Jillibean offers me something I can really USE.  “Chilled Cucmber Soup” is no exception!  I love that is seems soft and feminine – even though the color scheme is totally gender-neutral.  I was easily able to create this fun, impressive design using a Jillibean Placemat.  Here's a little peek at how I did it:
Becky's 27th layout by Britt Bass

Easy-peasy, right?  I know you will love them!  

Another technique I really love is creating my own embellishments from stamped images.  I used many of the butterfly elements included in the large Chilled Cucumber Soup stamp set. Take a look:

I am so proud of this layout – it came out exactly how I wanted it to!  Don't you just love that?

Hampton Art for Jillibean Soup- “Chilled Cucumber Soup Large Stamp Set” (JB0040)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink – Swimming Pool, Canary, Limeade
Jillibean Soup:
Placemats – “White Circles” (JB0046)
Collection Pack - “Chilled Cucumber Soup” (JB0037)

Other Supplies:
Blue and White cardstock, Staples, Washi tape, Buttons, Letter stickers

Good day stamp fans! Britt Bass here to share a card you need to take some TIME and look at!  This card features two 7gypsies co-branded stamp sets and Clearsnap pigment and chalk ink.

Time Is Precious card by Britt Bass

I often choose my sentiment first and then let the rest of the card come together around that one idea.  It helps me focus on a one or two specific ideas which give my designs some unity.  I try to pick out, or create elements that contribute to my chosen sentiment.  Think of it this way, if a person who didn't speak English looked at your card, could they still understand the “sentiment” behind it?  If you think they could – you are on the right track!

I created the center, stamped panel using a simple masking technique.  I stamped each clock on a sticky note and used those masks to collage those clock stamps together.  I love the look of pigment ink and chalk ink together; mixing the ink creates extra texture without adding bulk.

Hampton Art for 7gypsies - “Time Is Precious” Sentiment (PS07420), Clear Stamps (SC0522), “Time Pieces” (SC0504)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink: Brown, Chianti
Clearsnap Chalk Ink: Lavender 

Other Supplies:
Red Cardbase, Washi Tape, White and Kraft cardstock, Ribbon, Wooden Clock embellishment, Die Templates

Chalkboard Tags by Kim Frantz

Create the look of a chalkboard with paint and white ink! Simply paint the surface of anything you wish using chalkboard I used kraft tags and a kraft envelope by Jillibean Soup. You could use black paint, but I think the chalkboard paint gives the surface a bit more texture. Use white ink, white gel pens, and your favorite stamps. Welcome any uneven lines you may get with the stamps. It lends to the "chalk" look! Use a sponge dauber to lightly apply white ink over the surface in random places. This creates the look of a chalkboard that has been erased. I added some heart stickers for a small pop of color. 

Jillibean Soup: Alphabeans/Whipped White, Cardstock Stickers/Coconut Lime Soup, Kraft Paper Tags and Mini Envelope.
Bella Blvd: Stamps/Kiss Me/Sand & Surf.
Other: Chalkboard Paint/Martha Stewart Crafts, White Ink/Ranger, White Gel Pen/Gelly Roll by Sakura.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Amazing tags and layout by Vivian Keh!

Hi there, Hampton Art fans!  Vivian Keh here to share with you a tag I crafted with my Hampton Art stamps.  Today's grungy effect was achieved using stamps in conjunction with texture paste.

A bit of lace gave the project some light and softness.  If you haven't stamped into paste before, I hope you will give it a try.  Very fun.

Of course, the impression is not precise as it is with regular stamping.  But with the right stamp (filled shapes, the simpler the better, not fine lined stamps), you can achieve interesting textures and an almost immediate grunge appeal.  For my focal image I crafted a blossom using a technique I shared in a recent video.

I also did some heat embossing with a beautifully decorative butterfly stamp that comes in the Hampton Art/ Echo Park SC0524 "Sweet Girl" stamp set that I used for this project.
1. Heat emboss gold butterflies on tag.
2. Spread texture paste on portions of tag.
3. Stamp into wet texture paste to create impressions.  Press hard.
4. Sprinkle embossing powder onto wet texture paste.
5. Use heat tool to dry.
6. Spray mists and dry.
7. Use distress ink on edges.
7. Apply chalk ink over raised areas and dry.
8. Add embellishments.
Hampton Art -  SC0524 "Sweet Girl" Clear Stamp Set, watermark ink
Sizzix - Tag and Bookplates die, Gulian die, Arbor die
Shimmerz - Texturez paste
Tsukineko - Embossing Powder
Maya Road  - mist
Ranger - Perfect Pearls Mists, Distress Ink
Prima Marketing - Chalk Ink
Recollections - Metal Embellishment
Aquabee - Bristol Vellum
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Lace
Hello, friends!  Vivian Keh here with a tag that celebrates my love of color.  I have been using primary colors in my crafting projects a lot lately and appreciating so much how the colors mix on my papers, enjoying the process as much as, if not more than, the result lol!

Using my Hampton Art/ Echo Park  SC0524 "Sweet Girl" Clear Stamp Set, I heat embossed clear, then went over with a nice selection of mists.

Personally, I prefer it when the embossing is imperfect, when little nooks and crannies are left after heating, because this leaves interesting little dots of paper surface within the stamped image that take pigment nicely.  It's also attractive, as you can see below, when mists pool and dry on top of the embossing.

The sentiment came from the same stamp set.

1. Heat emboss the leaf shapes using clear embossing powder.
2. Mist on top using primary colored mists and water.  Then dry.
3.  Stamp sentiment and add embellishments.
4.  Use distress ink along edges.
5. String seam binding through the top.
Hampton Art - SC0524 "Sweet Girl" Clear Stamp Set, Watermark Ink, a la mode Clear Embossing powder
Sizzix -Tag and Bookplates Die
Memento - Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Tattered Angels - Sheer Mists
Ranger - Dylusions Mists
Aquabee - Bristol Vellum
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Seam Binding
Scraps of Darkness - Gems from June "Firecracker" Kit
Hello, friends!  This month at Hampton Art, I went a little tag crazy!  I love the tag format - something about it always encourages me to experiment and play.  Today's tag is very simple and a little funky.  I used Hampton Art/ Jillibean Soup's jb0040 "Chilled Cucumber Soup" Clear Stamp Set, bending the butterfly straight strip into more of a bough shape before stamping and heat embossing with it.

I used only one pretty tangerine colored mist to bring out my masked butterfly boughs.

And used the largest sentiment from the set in the center.  I have some funky black tulle trim that I picked up eons ago and have been hoarding.  I used it here to accentuate a playful, funky feeling.

1. Curve the straight butterfly strip on your acrylic block.
2. Stamp and heat emboss clear.
3. Spray with mist and water.
4. Distress edges and draw stitch marks around the perimeter.
5. Add small floral embellishments, and tie tulle at the top.
Hampton Art - Jillibean Soup jb0040 "Chilled Cucumber Soup" Clear Stamp Set, Watermark Ink, a la mode embossing powder
Sizzix - Tag and Bookplates Die
Memento - Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Ranger - Distress Ink
Sakura - Pigma Sensei pen
Fiskars - paper punch
Last month I shared a layout using the Hampton Art/ Echo Park Bundle of Joy stamps set for the little girls in our lives - this mama to furry babies used the stamps to scrap her little doggie princess.  Did you know there is another Hampton Art/ Echo Park Bundle of Joy set for little boys?  This is my little boy...

Well, not so little - a handsome and healthy 30 something pounds.  He's been with me through thick and thin, and these days enjoys tons of sleep, homemade dog food, play sessions at sunset (which keep him svelte lol) - quite the life.

The sentiment and dandelion stamps are from the Hampton Art/ Authentique IC0233 "Footloose" Cling Stamp Set.

These words and the bold branch stamp are from the Hampton Art/Echo Park SC0527 "Bundle of Joy" Clear Stamp Set.  The background was achieved by playing with mists and water.  I tried to leave alone those areas where the misting patterns turned out particularly interesting to me.

Hope you enjoyed my project today!
1. Spray watercolor paper with mists and water.
2. Stamp images and sentiment.  Some of these were stamped with plain black ink.  Others were stamped with Stamper's Big Brush Pens in coordinating colors.
3. Adhere photo.
4. Add stitch marks.
5. Adhere cheesecloth and embellishments.
Hampton Art - Echo Park SC0527 Bundle of Joy Clear Stamp Set, Authentique IC0233 "Footloose" Cling Stamp Set
Tattered Angels - mists
Ranger - Dylusions Ink Spray
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Stamper's Big Brush Pens
Memento - Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Sakura - Pigma Sensei Pen
Fiskars - Paper Punch
Me and My Big Ideas - Gems
Scraps of Darkness - Cheesecloth
Strathmore - Watercolor Paper