Friday, February 28, 2014

*NEW* KI Memories - Playlist - layout by Gretchen McElveen

Today we have a layout created by design team member, Gretchen McElveen, showcasing the new KI Memories - Playlist. I love the star die-cut paper that Gretchen used on her layout.

New Jersey layout by Gretchen McElveen

All supplies: KI Memories - Playlist by Hampton Art

Thursday, February 27, 2014

*NEW* KI Memories Playlist cards by Gretchen McElveen

Today's cards, by design team member Gretchen McElveen, use the new KI Memories Playlist line: pattern papers, die-cuts and stickers. Check them out!

Life Is A Dance card by Gretchen McElveen (front)


Life With You Is Grand card by Gretchen McElveen

For The Record: You Rock card by Gretchen McElveen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

*NEW* LOL stamps: We Will Always Be Friends card by Patty Folchert

Let’s face it we all have friends that know too much about us, all the more reason to keep them close right? Here is what looks like an everyday shabby chic card until you read the sentiment. It was put together using KI Memories 6x6 Pad and the LOL Hampton Art stamp set.

We Will Always Be Friends card by Patty Folchert

Start with a cream color card base and add the center panel mat leaving the border edge. Then using a coordinating paper add the center strip panel after distressing the edges. Then add a plain cardstock color center stripe with distressed edges, on top of it add a banner piece of patterned paper in a contrast color also with distressed edges. Using a scalloped circle punch, punch out five scalloped circles in coordinating papers. Spray the circles lightly with water and crumple up, then flatten out and allow to dry. Once dry layer them together and insert a brad through the center of all of them and flatten the back to hold flower together. 

Manipulate layers by crumpling and folding to achieve the 3D flower look and then a flower center to cover the brad. Next stamp the sentiment from the LOL stamp set onto plain cardstock cocoa color in brown ink, fussy cut it out and attach 3D foam dots to each end allowing center to arch up to add dimension. 

How many friends do you have that are this close? Better make a card for each of them, which might keep them quiet.

Secret Keepers Unite,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/LOL Stamp set
Ranger Archival/Coffee
KI Memories/Metro Garden 6x6 paper pad
 Cream Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, mini glue dots, brad, EK Success/Scallop Circle Punch, Tim Holtz/Distress Tool

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

*New* LOL stamps card by Patty Folche

For all of those supporting friends in our lives that deserve a good laugh. Here is a card created from Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup papers and Hampton Art LOL stamp set.  

Friends Are Like A Good Bra card by Patty Folchert

Begin with Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado papers in half clove of garlic as the card base. Then add a mat of Half Clove of Garlic on the floral side to the center panel with foam dots. Next add the blue polka dot mat from Ripe Avocadoes paper. The final mat is notebook paper from the Bite Size Bits page, cut it out and stamp with the sentiment stamp in turquoise ink. Next, select a wood butterfly and a wood banner shape from your stampable pack and stamp it with the “lol” flourish stamp from the Hampton Art LOL stamp set in turquoise ink and attach with glue dots to the card as shown. 

Presto, a card that delivers gratitude and smiles for those who provide your best support.

Supporting Laughter,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/LOL Stamp set
Martha Stewart/Pigment Ink- Dusk Blue
Colorbox/Cats Eye- Chestnut Roan
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado- Half Clove of Garlic, Ripe Avocados and Bite Size Bits 
Jillibean Soup/Large Wood Shapes
 My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, mini glue dots

Friday, February 21, 2014

So Happy For You card by Patty Folchert

Looking for a card to share in a friend’s recent success? Here is one designed in a fun hexagon shape using KI Memories Peace and Butterflies 6x6 Pad and the new Jillibean Soup/Handwritten Sentiments stamp set.

So Happy For You card by Patty Folchert

This card begins with a white cardstock base and then the floral center panel was added from the KI Memories Peace and Butterflies paper pad. Next the border strips were cut from the coordinating purple cardstock sheet from the pad and border punched and attached to card base as shown. Next select a wood butterfly from the Stampables large assorted wood shapes and stamp with the Chilled Cucumber flower stamp from small set #2 in purple ink. Next select 3 coordinating patterned papers and cut out 2 triangles from each. Assemble the triangles as shown to create your hexagon, using foam dots to pop up every other triangle. Then from the Cold Avocado Soup flashcard pack pull out the “happy” flashcard and trim down and using corner rounder round the two bottom corners. Attach flashcard to hexagon as shown. 

Using the mustard color cardstock page stamp the “So Happy For You” sentiment from the Handwritten Sentiments stamp set in brown ink and cut out in chevron arrow shape. Attach sentiment to your card using the new Hampton Art Action Wobble Spring for extra added fun. Then attach your wooden butterfly with glue dots as shown adding some bling down the center for emphasis.

There it is a fun “happy for anyone” card utilizing the popular pie chart trend and triangle craze.

Geometrically Content,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Handwritten Sentiments
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Chilled Cucumber Soup, small set 2
Ranger Archival/ Coffee
KI Memories/Peace and Butterflies 6 x 6 paper pad
Hampton Art/Action Wobble Spring
Jillibean Soup/Flashcards- Cold Avocado Soup
Jillibean Soup/Stampables- Large Wood Shapes
 Mini Glue Dots; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, EK Success/border punch

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stampables Treat Box by Patty Folchert

We have an adorable little treat box to share with you.  It was created from a Jillibean Soup Stampables kraft pillow box and the brand new “ You’re Tweet” stamp set.

Whoooo Loves You? treat box by Patty Folchert

To stamp the box portion just leave the box flat and use the “You’re Tweet” stamp set heart word bubble stamp with brown ink and stamp on both sides as shown.  Then using the KI Memories Autumn Flowers 6 x 6 paper pad find the tan cardstock and stamp the owl in brown ink. Next stamp the sentiment word bubble onto the coral color cardstock paper in brown ink and set aside. Now you just need to select three coordinating patterned paper strips to attach and wrap around the box after you fold it up and fill it with some wonderful treats. After the strips are added then attach the owl and word bubble sentiment with 3D foam dots.

Now you only need to identify whooo you want to share it with.


Supply List:
Jillibean Soup/You’re Tweet
Ranger Archival/Coffee
KI Memories/Autumn Flower 6x6 Paper Pad
Jillibean Soup/Kraft Pillow Boxes
My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crafty Banner made from Jillibean Soup Stampables by Patty Folchert

Craft Room Banner
Do you need a fun décor element to add to your craft room this new year? Here is an easy one made with Hampton Art LOL Craft stamps and Jillibean Soup Cold Avocado papers.

Using the Jillibean Soup Chalkboard Flags from the stampables collection begin by stamping each flag with a different crafting theme stamp as shown in white pigment ink. The “plays with scissors” banner was stamped onto a chalkboard flag and then cut out and added on top of the hand-drawn scissors flag with 3D foam dots. Here is a close up:

Set flags aside to dry for 24 hours.  Using the Cold Avocado papers make the mats for the pennants and attach to chalkboard flags with 3D foam dots. Using a hold punch, punch the two top corners for the twine to feed through to hang. 

Then cut the top border strips  from the same papers and attach with 3D foam dots. Select three doilies from the stampables pack and cut them in half. Hole punch the ends of each doily as shown for twine to feed through. Finally you just put it all together with your choice of bakers twine, alternating doilies with flags all the way across. Hang up and enjoy!

There you have it, a quick and easy décor project for that special crafting area in your home. 

Happy New Year!

Supply List:
Hampton Art/LOL Craft Stamp Set
Hampton Art/White Pigment Ink
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado- Bite Size Bits, Fresh Orange Juice & Half Clove of Garlic
Jillibean Soup/Chalkboard Flags
Jillibean Soup/White Doilies
Jillibean Soup/Baker’s Twine- Turquoise/Green

Bistro/Chalkboard Marker; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares; hole punch

Monday, February 17, 2014

Two LOVELY projects by Patty Folchert

This scrumptious love card was created with the fabulous new Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and three different stamped Jillibean Soup Stampables. 

You Are: ... card by Patty Folchert

The base of the card was made with Red Sherry paper providing a nice neutral background. Then begin layering with two mats, one in pink cardstock and the other in Turquoise Salt. Now the first stamped item is the upside down stampable white frame, stamped in ocean blue ink mini hearts from the Heart Healthy Red Bean stamp set. Then I added on the main panel from the Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup Bite Size Bits paper. Cutting the top title off to reattach later and centering it inside the white frame as shown, the frame being added with 3D foam dots. Then the top title was layered onto a turquoise pattern paper and matted as shown with more 3D dots. 

The small heart next to the title was cut from Bite size bits paper too and added with foam dot. The white stampable doily was cut in half and stamped in two shades of blue with the arrow stamp from the Heart Healty stamp set. Then the balloon was selected from the Heart Healthy pea pods and added over the doily with foam dots. Layered onto it is the wood heart stampable stamped with the heart stamp again in the darker shade of blue and attached with a glue dot. Grab some turquoise bakers twine and tie a bow around the pea pod balloon as shown. Another wood shape stampable banner was added after it was stamped on in blue ink the “Be Mine?” sentiment and attached with more 3D foam dots. 

Your sweetheart will love this any time of the year!

Stamped with Love,

Supply List:
Jillibean Soup-Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup
Martha Stewart/Pigment Ink- Ocean & Dusk Blue
Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup- Red Sherry & Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples II- Turquoise Salt
Jillibean Soup/Happy Camper-Scores of Smores
Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup
Jillibean Soup/Stampables- White Doilies, White Frames & Large Wood Shapes
Jillibean Soup/Bakers Twine- Turquoise/Green
 Pink Cardstock; Mini Glue Dots; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner; Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

This mini hanger is the perfect spot to hide away love notes for your loved ones! The project was created with the Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and a Stampables stamp. 

The hanger started with attaching two mini chevron bags together and adding lots of dimensional layers on top. First a panel of Heart Healthy Bay Leaves was attached with adhesive to the two mini bags to hold them together. Next a Heart Healthy banner sticker was attached to a strip of Turquoise Salt and trimmed down to match. Then I created extra interest by stamping the white doily first with the love notes stamp from the Notebook Paper stampables collection set. Then I added a Pink Salt backer to the doily before I attached it with 3D foam dots to the hanger. The brand new beanboard alphas were added next to spell out L,O,V,E they have an adhesive back, so just peel and stick. 

Then a Heart Healthy sticker, Love Letters, was added in the center. The entire piece was hung with mini wood clothespins to the hanger. Then I dressed up the top of the hanger with stickers from Heart Healthy labels sticker sheet and mounted them on coordinating papers with a swallowtail sugar pick and a red polka dot bow finished it off.

So surprise your loved ones with some love notes, maybe they will even leave some notes for you in return!


Supply List:
Jillibean Soup/Stampables- Notebook Paper set
Ranger Archival/Coffee
Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup- Bay Leaves
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples II – turquoise Salt
Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup- Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Beanboard Alphas- Roma Red
Jillibean Soup/Sugar Pick- Swallowtail
Jillibean Soup/Chevron Mini bags & White Doilies
Vintage Mini Red Hanger; Jillibean’s Mini Wood Clothespins; May Arts/Red Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, mini glue dots

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bright and Beautiful layout by Leanne Allinson

Hello layout by Leanne Allinson

Designer Notes: Fussy cut large flowers from the 12" x 12" patterned paper and layer with the stamped flower images (Bella Blvd | Sand n Surf) which have been stamped onto white cardstock.  The black ink on white card, allows the eye to rest against the busy patterned paper design of the KI Memories Color Crush. 

Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup | Cold Avocado  Soup (jb00128); Bella Blvd | Sand &  Surf
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black); Colorbox | Turtle, Pool
paper: KI Memories |Color Crush (KIV0406)
Jillibean Soup: wise words (gray)
other: white cardstock, machine stitching, foam tape, small bow die.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Product - LOL stamps! - projects by Dana Warren

Hampton released a few new stamp sets with a great sense of humor - LOL stamps.

Design Team member Dana Warren created quite a few cards for CHA using these stamps. Enjoy!

Wine Card Set by Dana Warren
Watermark Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art – White. Recollections – Black
Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye – Enamel dots from various collections.
SVG Files, from Silhouette online store: A2 Lori Whitlock Card & Envelope Box. Sarah Bailey – Open Bar.
Twine: May Arts
Acetate: Recollections

Butterfly Fun Card by Dana Warren
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
Watermark Ink: Versamark
Embellishments: Jillibean – Large Wood Shape Assortment. Recollections – Fall Brads. Darice – Hemp.
Embossing Powder: Stampendous – Champagne
Other Stamp (on butterflies): The Alley Way Stamps: In Stitches

Happy Birthday Card by Dana Warren
Ink: Hero Arts – Mint Julep, Soft Granite
Pattern Paper: Heidi Swapp – Serendipity
Die: Simon Says Stamp – Life Bubble Horizontal 2
Embellishments: Recollections – Wood Stars
Pen: Gelly Roll – Opaque White

Home Card by Dana Warren
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap.
Pattern Paper, Buttons, & Brad embellishment: October Afternoon – Farm Girl
Die: Lil’ Inker Designs – Connected Circle Die
Twine: May Arts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adventure Every Day layout by Leanne Allinson featuring Jillibean Soup

Adventure Everyday Layout by Leanne Allinson

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Spicy Social Soup/1 part app, 4 parts hashtags, taste of texts, blanched bags, bite sized bits; Fresh vegetable Soup/chicken base.
6x6 mini paper pad: Sightseeing Stew
Coordinating label stickers: Sightseeing Stew; Chilled Cucumber Soup
Wood Sprinkles: Life
Alphabeans: blue corn navy, blueberry teal, tart teal
Wood Grain Mini Bags.
other - white gel pen, white mist, machine stitching, paper clip.

Monday, February 10, 2014

3 cards by Beverly Sizemore

Bundle of Joy card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0527 Bundle of Joy and
PS0623 Blessed Beyond Measure)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Doodlebug Design Pigment
In Swimming Pool)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Clear)
Image -- Lunagirl
Butterfly Punches -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Pearls -- Making Memories

1. Trim ivory cardstock and mount on coral pink cardstock for
card base.
2. Heat emboss both sentiments using Swimming Pool pigment
ink pad and clear embossing powder on ivory cardstock. Trim
each and mount on coral pink cardstock.
3. Computer generate vintage baby image. Trim and mount image
on coral pink cardstock. Arrange with sentiments as shown and
adhere all into place.
4. Adhere three punched butterflies to card.
5. Adhere aqua pearls to punched butterflies. Also adhere pearl
flowers to base as shown.

Choose Happy card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0732 Choose Happy)
-- Jillibean Soup (jb0096 Bingo Image)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Watermark)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup (for “happy” letters)
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Baker’s Twine -- The Twinery

1. Trim pink cardstock for card base. Trim red cardstock and
Adhere down left side of base. Secure three strands of baker’s
twine down red cardstock. Secure bow at top.
2. Heat emboss “choose happy” with black embossing powder
in lower right corner of base.
3. Heat emboss Bingo image on white cardstock with black
embossing powder. Trim and mount on black cardstock.
Adhere trimmed patterned paper letters to spell “happy”
on Bingo card as shown. Adhere Bingo card with foam tape
to lower left of card base.


Sew Happy card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (LE7786 Congratulation, IC0055M Butterfly
And jb0096 Bingo and Sew Happy)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Strawberry)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Flowers -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Brad -- The Paper Studio
Trim -- Maya Road
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View

1. Trim red cardstock and dry emboss with Bingo image. Mount on white
cardstock and adhere to a red and white cardstock base. Secure vintage
tape measure trim along bottom
2. Stamp Bingo image and sentiments on white cardstock with red ink pad
as shown. Trim each and adhere to base.
3. Stamp butterfly image once on red cardstock and once on white cardstock
using red ink pad. Trim white middle section and adhere to red butterfly.
Adhere butterfly to Bingo image.
4. Secure flowers to card base with white brad.

Friday, February 7, 2014

3 cards by Leanne Allinson

"13" card, by Leanne Allinson

Designer Notes: Make a sweet little card for a teenager with bright colours and the gorgeous KI Memories Color Crush collection.  The number '13' stamp image from Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House Soup, is perfect.  When stamping, mask the 'c' to prevent it from showing next to the number 13.
Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House Soup (jb0012)
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black)
paper: KI Memories | Color Crush (KIV0406)
other: white cardstock, foam tape, small bow die.
"Happy Birthday" card, by Leanne Allinson

Designer Notes: Layer the selected patterned papers and choose two main contrasting colors for your ink.  Cut a small doily from vellum and stamp with the large flower from the Jillibean Soup | Cold Avocado Soup in the centre.  Layer the doily with the card sentiment "Happy Birthday", which has been stamped onto white cardstock and trimmed around the outside edge.  Finish the card by wrapping some twine close to the card's fold.
Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup |Cold Avocado  Soup (jb00128); Echo Park | Scoot(sc0528).
ink: Colorbox | Pool; Close to My Heart (Sunset)
paper: KI Memories | Bright Geo (KIV0406)
Bakery Twine: Ki (orange)
other: white cardstock, foam tape, small doily die, vellum.

"Bundle of Joy" card, by Leanne Allinson

Designer Notes: To replicate the chalkboard look, stamp your image with white ink onto black paper.  Trim around the outside edges of the image and mount onto white cardstock to create a frame/border.  Add extra layers to your card by fussy cutting other images from the same collection.
Hampton Art:
stamps: Echo Park | Bundle of Joy (SC0527)
ink: Archival Ink (moonlight); Colorbox | Pool; Stampin' Up | ; Kaisercraft | corn
paper: KI Memories | Bright Geo (KIV0406)
Bakery Twine: Ki (blue)
other: white cardstock, foam tape.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2 fun cards by Beverly Sizemore

You're My Type card by Beverly Sizemore
Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb0097)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Artichoke and Nautical)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup (jb0119)
Diecut Flowers -- Jillibean Soup
Misc. -- Ribbon

1. Trim green cardstock for card base. Sponge edges with Artichoke
ink pad. Trim floral patterned paper into strip and adhere at bottom
of base. Secure striped ribbon above and below floral paper.
2. Stamp typewriter image with Nautical ink pad on ivory cardstock.
Stamp “note this” with Artichoke ink pad. Trim and place behind
diecut frame. Stamp “you’re my type” with Artichoke ink pad at
bottom of frame. Adhere to upper center of card base.
3. Adhere flower diecuts to upper right and lower left of diecut frame.
4. Secure knotted ribbons to upper left and bottom right of diecut frame.

You Light Up My Life card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb0129)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Nautical)
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup (jb0120)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Marker -- Copic
Jewels -- Kaiser Craft (sb712)

1. Trim ivory cardstock and mount on yellow cardstock for card base.
Adhere trimmed light bulb patterned paper to top and bottom of base.
Color with yellow marker every other light bulb on patterned paper.
2. Stamp light bulb image with Nautical ink pad on ivory cardstock.
Stamp sentiment below image. Trim and mount on yellow cardstock.
Adhere to center of card with foam tape.
3. Adhere small yellow jewels to stamped light bulbs as shown.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New products - TINS! - Projects by Gini Williams and Beverly Sizemore

Small Pink Canister by Gini Williams

Wrap It Up - ST0013
Hampton Art/ Jillibean Stamps:  Word Bubbles (jb0095); Words Documented (jb0100)
Jillibean Patterned Paper; Irish Farm House Soup - Stewed Beef jb0001
Jillibean Etched Wood Buttons jb0109
Jillibean Corrugated Shapes - jb0114
Jillibean Large Wood Shape Assortment  jb0111
Pink Embossing powder
Colorbox Pigment Ink (Orchid)

Good Luck pail by Gini Williams

Wrap It Up Pail - ST0018
Jillibean Irish Farm House Soup Pea Pod Parts jb0008
Jillibean Irish Farm House Soup Shape Stickers  jb0010
Jillibean Irish Farm House Soup Label Stickers jb0011
Jillibean Irish Farm House Soup Patterned Paper - Parsnip jb0005; Beef Stock jb0002
May Arts Ribbon 454-15-14
Mod Podge

Love mailbox by Beverly Sizemore

Just Be Yourself mini tin by Beverly Sizemore