Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Hampton Art!

Trick or Treat

Hello Hampton Art Fans!!  It’s getting close to Halloween, my favorite holiday!! Orange is my favorite color so I LOVE seeing all the orange for Halloween. Today I have a cute little Halloween card for you! The images from this Outlines stamp set is a perfect way to use up those sentiment stickers!! (You know you have them…. Probably deep in a drawer somewhere!! LOL)

Hampton Art: Clear Stamps – Outlines SC0581

Ink: Ranger Archival Ink – Coffee
Markers: Ranger Distress Markers – Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot
Sticker: Ek Success – Sticko - Ghost and Hoot
Kraft Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Watercolor paper

Designer Notes
  1. Stamp image on watercolor paper.
  2. Color image with Distress markers. Cut out and round corners. Mount on black cardstock, round corners.
  3. Adhere image panel to cardbase with foam tape.
  4. Adhere sentiment sticker.
  5. Round bottom corners of cardbase

Hello Halloween card by Leanne Allinson

Hi Everyone.  I am just sharing this super simple card today, featuring the Jillibean Soup | Chilled Cucumber Soup (JB0041) speech bubble stamp.  Designer notes: Use color blocking on your card with patterned papers to highlight your stamped sentiments.
stamps: Jillibean Soup | Chilled Cucumber Soup small set 1 (JB0041)
ink: Archival Ink (jet black)
paper: Bella Blvd
other: cardstock, glassine bag, rhinestones, foam tape, twine.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fantastic Steampunk Tag and Pocket by Gini WIlliams Cagle

Hi, it’s Gini –  and I have  a fun  pocket card to share with you.  
Steampunk tag and pocket by Gini Williams Cagle

It’s a neat little pocket, that has a removable tag.  I used the new Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper and stamp set. I think this would great for gift cards – tucked behind the tag, that you would not want to fall out of a traditional card.

Hampton Art /Graphic 45 Stamp – Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper – Steampunk Spells
Clearsnap Ink: ColorBox Chalk: Blackbird, Deep Lagoon
Embossing Powder
May Arts Ribbon

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Two Beautiful cards today by Gini Williams Cagle and Gretchen McElveen

Hi, it’s Gini –  and I have an elegant card to share with you that is great for anytime of the year.  

Beautiful Moments card by Gini Williams Cagle

I used beautiful Authentique papers and stamps to create this card, and finished it off with a handmade flower and metallic velvet ribbon.
Clearsnap Ink: ColorBox Chalk: Blackbird, Deep Lagoon
May Arts Ribbon


Happy Day card by Gretchen McElveen

Hi there! Gretchen here with a card to share with you. I went really green with this one! Everything on this card is KI Memories. I used a 6x6 paper pad as the background patterned paper for this card. 

I used one of the Sticker Flip Packs full of fun stickers and bling as the sentiment for the card and to embellish it. I used lots of foam adhesive to adhere the stickers to give the card some extra dimension. Thanks for looking!
KI Memories Growing Garden 6x6 Paper Pad (WM0995)
KI Memories Sticker Flip Packs (WM1051)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Two Fall Themed Layouts today by Patty Folchert and Gini Cagle Williams

So happy to share my first fall layout of the season with you here today. Autumn is my favorite season of the year, I love everything about it.  It begins with the sight of the changing leaves, the crisp cooler air, grabbing that favorite sweater and heading to the pumpkin patch.  Ahhh it is such a nice change, so naturally some of those favorites make it onto my layout.  

Blue Grass Festival 2013 layout by Patty Folchert

I started out with a bright cheerful base paper, Soup Staple in Yellow Salt. Then I laid out four wallet size photos across the top. Under the row of photos I added three border strips, one in floral, one in diagonal stripes and a polka dot.  Next using brown ink I stamped across the yellow diagonal “love today” repeated across the page. Those stamps are from the Cold Avocado Soup/XOXO small set. The orange chevron is actually a paper straw flattened and trimmed down and added with glue dots. Then I began assembling the postcard piece in the center, starting with layering the Chopped Green Onions paper under the postcard cutout from the Cold Avocado Bite Size Bits page. Then using the Cold Avocado/Better Together stamp in brown ink the “hello” and the heart square onto a scrap of Fresh Orange Juice. The leaves were cut from three coordinating papers using my Cuttlebug and embossed as well, then added to the page with 3D foam dots. Then you can add the stickers to embellish the leaf as shown and using Alphabean stickers create your title. Just to add interest I mixed Uppercase and lowercase letters as shown. Then I added a stampables wood banner piece for the sub title using letter stickers to finish the title. 

So there it is, a fun fall layout to capture some of your seasonal adventures.

Happy Fall Y’all,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup-Cold Avocado Soup Large Set
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup-Cold Avocado Soup Better Together set
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup-Cold Avocado XOXO set
Archival Ink-Coffee
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink/Chestnut Roan
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup-Pure Olive Oil, Chopped Green Onions, Ripe Avocado, Chopped Green Onions, Half a Clove of Garlic, Fresh Orange Juice, Bite Size Bits; Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt; Happy Camper Stew/3 Parts Critters
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup- Shape Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup- Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans-Banana Yellow, Blue Corn Navy & Mushroom Gray
Jillibean Soup/Wood Shapes (banner)
Orange Chevron Paper straw, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


Hi, it’s Gini – thought I would inspire you with a Halloween layout. So remember to get your cameras ready to capture some great shots this year.  

Halloween Layout by Gini Cagle Williams

I used the Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings paper and stamps to create this layout and added handmade flowers and fall ribbons to finish everything up.  I used the elements of the Happy Hauntings stamp set to create my vintage postcard, and then cut out a picture of my sweet nephew to add to it.

Hampton Art Stamp – Happy Haunting Set 3  
Clearsnap Ink: ColorBox Chalk: Blackbird, Pumpkin Spice, Blackberry
May Arts Ribbon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sweet cards by Britt Bass and Beverly Sizemore

Hello lovelies!  Britt Bass here to share a pretty little love card featuring a new Jillibean licensed stamp set.
Just A Note To Say I Love You card by Britt Bass

I am in LOVE with this card – and this “Just a Note” stamp set from Jillibean!  

First I trimmed a piece of patterned cardstock and stamped part of my sentiment several times, lightly, on the lower right and upper left corners.  I attached the background piece and the coordinating tag element to the card.  ( I like how the word “you” is visible through the hole in the tag!)

Then, I stamped the little label shape and sentiment in coordinating colors.  To finish the card, I attached my sentiment label, button with twine through it, and some chipboard bubbles from my paper collection.  


Hampton Art Stamps: 
Jillibean Soup “Just a Note” Clear Stamp set (JB0098)

Patterned Cardstock
Chipboard stickers


Butterfly Moments card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0361 Brief Moments Sentiment and PS0714 Butterfly)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Archival in Mudslide)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (658577 French Script)
Twine -- American Crafts
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Misc. -- Brown Button and Glue Dots

1.  Trim coral cardstock for card base.  Sponge edges with brown ink pad.
2.  Trim coral cardstock and emboss with French script embossing folder.  Lightly
     sponge over embossing with brown ink pad.  Mount on brown cardstock and
     adhere to card bae.
3.  Stamp sentiment with brown ink pad on coral cardstock.  Trim as shown and
     mount on brown cardstock.  Adhere to bottom center.
4.  Stamp butterfly image on coral cardstock with brown ink pad.  Trim and mount
     on brown cardstock.  Adhere to top center.  Stamp two additional butterfly
     images and trim each closely.  Adhere over butterfly image on card base as
5.  Secure button to center of butterfly image.  Use glue dot to secure tied twine
     bow to button.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Two bright and cheerful cards by Kim Holmes

You can never have enough birthday cards in your stash, so every chance I get I create another one...this one is a universal card that I can use for all ages.

Happy Birthday card by Kim Holmes

Step #1 - Using a pale ink, stamp the star randomly around the background paper.
Step #2 - Layer scalloped paper and paper strip onto card base.
Step #3 - Stamp the sentiment in black onto orange paper and cut out as banner.
Step #4 - Layer circles and stamp black star on top. 
Step #5 - Cut slits around edge of circle and lift edges.

Supplies Used:
Hampton Arts for Echo Park - Oh Snap! stamp set
Hampton Arts for Echo Park - Scoot stamp set
Hampton Arts for Echo Park - Bundle of Joy stamp set
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye, Echo park
Ink - Momento

I have been addicted to this color scheme just makes me smile!  In addition, this card was quick & easy!

Hello There card by Kim Holmes

Step #1 - Stamp postcard & sentiment onto pale blue patterned paper
Step #2 - Layer paper and add chevron arrows

Supplies Used:
Hampton Arts for Jillibean Soup - Chilled Cucumber Small Set 2
Hampton Arts for Jillibean Soup - Irish Farm House Soup Small Set 1
Patterned Paper - American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park
Ink - Momento

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two bright, fun cards by Patty Folchert

Today I am sharing a sweet card from the Jinger Adams Sweet Tart collection. This collection has some beautiful glitter papers and I used one of them on this card.

 Cherry On Top card by Patty Folchert

Using the small cherry print on white in the paper pad I created the card base. Then I added the blue and white glitter paper with the cherries on top of that base. Next I reached for the blue gingham paper and made a banner, inked the edges and tied the red bakers twine around and finished with a bow. Then I added the banner piece to the card as shown. Then I opened the Sweet Tart glitter tags and trimmed down one, for the sentiment and inked the edges and then added it over the banner toward the right side as shown with 3D foam dots.  Then I folded over some red gingham ribbon and added it to the bottom right. Add the vintage button with red heart goosebump on top of the ribbon. The thread two coordinating buttons with bakers twine and attach as shown. Final touch is the mini red goosebumps over the cherries on the tag.

Hope you enjoyed this sweet treat break, we will be having a blog hop featuring several more cards from the Jinger Adams collection soon so stay tuned!

Time for Dessert Yet?

Supply List:
Jinger Adams/Sweet Tart Paper Pad
Jinger Adams/Sweet Tart Glitter Tags
Jillibean Soup/Cool Beans Buttons-Orchard; Jillibean Soup/Bakers Twine-Red & Brown
 Queen & Co./red mini goosebumps & red heart goosebump; Red Gingham Ribbon; Vintage White button; Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


Thankful Butterfly  Card
Here to share a few tricks today that add texture to any card. This card using Jillibean Soup’s new Cold Avocado Collection of papers and stamps is six layers with a combination of stamping and embossing. Let’s take a closer look:

Thankful For You card by Patty Folchert

Beginning with a white card base I started with the first layer of mat paper, the diagonal stripe. Then I embossed the dandelion paper with a small heart embossing folder and my Cuttlebug, after I inked the edges I adhered it on top of the other mat centered. Then I used the blue polka dot paper to make another smaller mat, inked the edges, curled up the corners and attached with 3D foam dots. The next mat was the yellow floral print which I stamped a floral design on first with light blue ink using the Cold Avocado Large clear stamp set. Using a hole punch I punched the corners to resemble a ticket stub and then attached it to blue polka dot mat with 3D foam dots. The small square heart tab was stamped using the Cold Avocado bite size bits paper, brown ink and the heart stamp from the Cold Avocado/Better Together small set and attached with a 3D foam dot. The sentiment pennant was done the same way on the same paper using brown ink and the sentiment from the same clear stamp set as just mentioned, then cut out in the shape of the triangle tip end and curled up and set in place with glue dots. The final layer is the wood butterfly and it was also stamped with turquoise ink using the “xoxo” stamp from the Cold Avocado/Large set and attached to yellow panel using glue dots. Here is a close up.

That was all it took to layer up some delicious Cold Avocado Soup into a heartfelt greeting with an extra serving of texture. 

Embossed, Stamped & Layered,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Cold Avocado Soup Large Set & Better Together small set
Archival Ink-Coffee
Martha Stewart/Pigment Ink-Dusk blue & Sea glass
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink/Chestnut Roan (inked edges)
JIllibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup-Fresh Orange Juice, Ripe Avocado & Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup/Stampables -Wood Shapes (butterfly)
Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug Emboss Folder/Love Language; Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, May Arts/Orange Chevron Ribbon, EK Success Border Punch

Friday, October 18, 2013

Two KI Memories card by Gretchen McElveen

Hello card by Gretchen McElveen

Hi! Gretchen here to share a card I made using a bunch of fun KI Memories paper, bling, stickers, and bakery twine (did you know KI has bakery twine??!!). I made this greeting card pretty girly with lots of pink, flowers, and sparkles! I cut the white flowers out of a sheet of paper from the Color Crush 6x6 paper pad. I adhered the smaller flower stickers with foam adhesive to add some dimension to the card. Thanks for looking!

KI Memories Color Crush 6x6 Paper Pad (WM1002)
KI Memories Foam Glitter Stickers (WM1056)
KI Memories Sticker Flip Packs (WM0991)
KI Memories Bakery Twine (WM10430)


You Are Lovely card by Gretchen McElveen

It's Gretchen again with another fun card using bright, bubbly products from KI Memories. I love these bold foam glitter stickers! I adhered the scalloped journaling spot to a piece of black cardstock first and then cut it out before adding it to the card. I thought the black border around the sticker helped it to stand out against the background paper. I adhered all the cute butterflies with foam adhesive to give the card some cool dimenstion. Thanks again for looking!

KI Memories Color Crush 6x6 Paper Pad (WM1002)
KI Memories Foam Glitter Stickers (WM1056)
KI Memories Sticker Flip Packs (WM0991)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trendy Arrows and Office Supplies inspired cards by Dana Warren, Britt Bass and Laurel Seabrook

Hello Hampton Art fans!! Arrows seem to be all the rage lately and today I have a card featuring stamped arrows and a die cut arrow!

Don't Forget card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art: Clear Stamps – Echo Park Paper Co. – Oh Snap SC0529. Jillibean Soup – Chilled Cucumber JB0040

Ink: Papertrey Ink – Spring Moss
Die cuts: Jillibean Collection – Chilled Cucumber
Marker: Marvy – Twinklette Red
Vintage wood button
Other: Post It! Full adhesive post it notes

Designer Notes:
  1. Stamp Don’t Forget box on cardbase and on post it note. Cut out Don’t Forget post it note and adhere over the same image on the cardbase
  2. Stamp the 2 different arrows over cardbase. Remove Don’t Forget post it note mask.
  3. Adhere yellow arrow and wood button to blue circle die cut.
  4. Adhere blue circle die cut to cardbase with foam tape
  5. Check each box in the Don’t Forget box.

Hello people!  Britt Bass here to share a super cute card using a new Jillibean Soup licensed stamp set (that just so happens to coordinate with one of my FAVE Jillibean collections!)

A Note of Thanks card by Britt Bass

I was so excited when I saw this little typewriter and sentiment set in the Jillibean catalog! I ran over and pulled out my stash of Sweet and Sour Soup papers and got to work!

First, I trimmed a piece of the typewriter paper to create my background, and a piece of the typeface paper and a mat to create a panel.  I attached a piece of washi tape to the panel and adhered it to the card.

I stamped and colored my typewriter image and sentiment and attached them with foam adhesive.  Buttons finished the design nicely.


Hampton Art Stamps: 
Jillibean Soup: “Typewriter” Clear Stamp set (JB0097)

Jillibean Soup 6x6 pad “Sweet and Sour Soup”


You & Me card by Laurel Seabrook

I am a sucker for anything school or office supply themed and thus I really love this new Cold Cucumber Soup stamp set by Jillibean Soup and couldn’t wait to put it to good use!”

Hampton Arts supplies
Cold Cucumber Soup stamp

Other supplies
Cold Cucumber Soup collection by Jillibean Soup
Corrugated Shapes: Jillibean Soup
Twine: The Twinery

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three fun cards by Beverly Sizemore

by Beverly Sizemore 

Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0474)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (658356 Trelllis)
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Markers -- Fine Colour
Googley Eyes -- Tree House Studio
Glue -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Glue Gloss)

1.  Trim green cardstock and mount on black cardstock for card base.
2.  Trim green cardstock and emboss with trellis pattern.  Adhere to top
     portion of base.  Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock.
     Trim and mount on black cardstock.  Adhere to top left.
3.  Stamp bird image six times with black ink on trimmed white cardstock.
     Color birds with markers.  Adhere to bottom portion of base.
4.  Secure ribbon between embossed cardstock and stamped birds.
     Adhere bow to right side above bird images.
5.  Glue googley eyes to stamped birds with Clearsnap Glue Gloss.


by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0225 Mustache, IC0226 Arrow and PS0356 Happy Birthday)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Stickers -- KI Memories (KI10032)
Triangle Diecut -- Sizzix Framellits (657570)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Misc. -- Ric Rac

1.  Trim white cardstock and stamp three mustaches with black ink as shown.
2.  Stamp sentiment with black ink in lower right corner.  Stamp arrow on left side of sentiment.
3.  Use triangle die on blue, yellow and red cardstock.  Adhere trimmed border sticker to bottom
     of each.  Adhere above stamped mustaches.
4.  Secure ric rac below stamped mustache images.
5.  Adhere border stickers below ric rac as shown.


Thinking of You card 
by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0469 Apple and IC0160 Loop Border)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Licorice)
Markers -- Marvy Brush Markers (Red and Green)
Liner Pen -- Royal Brush (Nano Liner in Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Sew Easy Tool and Design Head -- We R Memory Keepers
Thread -- White DMC
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

1.  Trim white cardstock and mount on black cardstock for card base.
     Trim red cardstock and tear all edges.  Adhere to base.
2.  Use brush markers on apple image and stamp on white cardstock.
     Trim and mount on black cardstock.  Sew border at bottom.  Adhere
     to top portion of base.
3.  Stamp border with black ink below stitched border.
4.  Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock.  Trim and adhere
     to bottom center.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jinger Adams giveaway winners and a Happy OWLoween card!

First, let's announce the 2 winners for the Jinger Adams products.

Lovely cards!!! :D


I love all the bright, vibrant colors. the different designs of the card bases was an interesting twist. 
Great collection. thanks for all the ideas for my future greeting cards.

Ladies, please email me at and I will get your prizes out to you!

Now, on to a great Halloween project to share with you today!


Happy OWLoween Card.

Hi there! Britt Bass here to share a cute Halloween card featuring an Echo Park licensed stamp set and Jillibean Corrugated clouds.

Happy Halloween card by Britt Bass

I really wanted to make a Halloween card for this month, but I also really wanted to use a more current stamp set, so I looked through my newest sets and when I saw this owl and branch in an Echo Park baby boy set – I just knew it would be perfect for my little Halloween card idea!

I stamped the owl and branch in colors that coordinated with my Halloween paper and attached some google eyes to give him a little SPOOKY flavor.  I layered the stamped images with a punched circle and corrugated clouds.  Everything on the card got a little ink around the edges to add definition.

I you find yourself without theme-appropriate stamps, use your paper and ink to set the theme, that way you can use the stamps you have and still achieve that look you want!


Hampton Art Stamps:
Echo Park: “Bundle of Joy – Boy” Clear Stamp Set (SC0527)

Jillibean Soup: 
Corrugated Shapes (JB0114)

Thrilling 6x6 Paper Pad
Google eyes

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jinger Adams Blog Feature with the Hampton Art Team + a giveaway!

Good Friday!

Today the Hampton Art design team has a showcase of projects featuring Jinger Adams products. If you didn't know, Jinger Adams partnered with Hampton Art to manufacturer her paper lines as well as her Craft Armoire.

Sit back, and enjoy the fabulous projects our team created using Jinger Adams paper products.

Hello Sweet Girl card by Dana Warren

Hello, Love You card by Kim Holmes

Hello There card by Patty Folchart

Thanks, You're Awesome card by Beverly Sizemore

So Glad We're Friends card by Gini Williams Cagle

Best Wishes/Happy Birthday card by Gloria Stengel

Peas Be Mine card by Gloria Stengel

Happy Birthday card by Leanne Allinson

Thank You card by Leanne Allinson

It's A Boy card by Kim Frantz

Cutie Pie mini album by Britt Bass

Sweet Girl layout by Vivian Keh

Family layout by Kim Holmes

So Blessed To Have You In My Life layout by Laurel Seabrook

Lovely Day layout by Nicole Nowosad

WOW! What Amazing projects! The Hampton Art design team out did themselves!

The Hampton Team as sent the All Occasion Card Kit:

and the Sweet Tart collection pack.

You can win one of these this weekend by simply leaving a comment below. I will pick two winners on Monday and ship these out next week! 

Have a great weekend!