Monday, March 31, 2014

HB2U card created by designer Leanne Allinson

HB2U card by Leanne Allinson

This birthday card was created with a teenage girl in mind.  For a quick and easy embellishment, stamp the ticket images onto smooth cardstock and distress with ink.  Add your sentiment directly to the ticket and then fussy cut it out.

Hampton Art:
stamps: Authentique | Keep Me Posted (IC0231); Echo Park | Bundle of Joy: Girl (SC0525)
ink: CTMH | chocolate; Colorbox | Turtle, cupid; Tim Holtz Distress Ink | antique linen
paper: KI Memories | Color Crush (WM1002)
cardstock: KI Memories | Natural Cardstock (WM1061)
other: Lilybee Designs alphas, white cardstock, foam tape.

Friday, March 28, 2014

VIDEO: ADORABLE Mary Had A Little Lamb canvas by Gini Williams Cagle

Create this fun wall hanging great for DIY kid's rooms. Try stamping on a variety of surfaces to add interest to your mixed media.

Mary Had A Little Lamb canvas by Gini Williams Cagle

Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Mother Goose #2 stamp set
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Patterned Paper
Art Anthology Paint:
Cololrations - Waimea Bay; Guacamole; Lark; Denim; Watermelon
Velvets: Fiji; Desire; Truffle; Portobello; Mayan Gold; Cotton
Sorbet: June Bud
Crystal Dimension:Sunbeam
Basically Bare: Celestial Shapes
May Arts Ribbon: AKB34

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Designer Patty Folchert shares a fun card featuring the NEW Jillibean Soup Spicy Social Soup

So excited to share with you today a card made from the brand new Jillibean Soup Spicy Social collection stamps, papers and embellishments.
Good Stuff card by Patty Folchert

I am in love with this fun social media collection, especially since it can be used for all age groups. So this card began with a green card base, my favorite color. Then I added the center panel of “3 Parts Friends” paper then a mat was cut for the bite size bit using the other side of “3 Parts Friends paper”. Attach the bite size bit to that mat and then adhere to the card base with 3D foam dots. Next I stamped the “like” symbol and the “laugh” icon onto notebook patterned paper in navy ink and yellow ink. After they dried I cut them out and attached them to the card with 3D foam dots as shown. Using the Spicy Social Sticker Sheet I chose the blue tag sticker and placed in center of stamped circles as you see in photo. Next I added one of my favorite new embellishments on top of the tag: a wooden nickel button after I ran white string through it and tied it into a bow. The last touch was the good stuff arrow sticker from the same sticker sheet attached with 3D foam dots.

Like, Love and Laugh is a nice message to send to a special friend or family member, so get on it and create your own today!

Social Flutterby,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Spicy Social Stamp set
Technique Tuesday/Yellow
Jillibean Soup/Spicy Social Soup- 3 Parts Friends & Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup/Spicy Social Soup Coordinating Sticker sheet
Jillibean Soup/Wooden Nickels- Journal
Green Card Base, White String, Mini Glue Dots; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Stunning tonal technique card by designer Melinda Spinks

I have a drawer full of bright and funky cards all covered in glitz and glam! However, every now and again I find the need for a card that has a simple message conveyed in an understated way. And believe me, I don't mind putting the glitter away!

I tried to keep the card very subtle by using white on white with only a hint of colour in the wood pieces. The chevron background and sentiment are both stamped and embossed in white.

SUPPLIES | Stamps:
Hampton Art/Canvas Corp - Home Basics (IC0302)
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Cold Avacado Soup (JB0129)

Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White
Colorbox Emossing Powder - White

Jillibean Soup - Large Wood Shapes
Doodlebug - Epoxy Dots
Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Embroidery Thread

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's Your Day card by Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today! Here's a card I whipped up with some Jillibean Soup goodies. So simple to do with the new Mini Placemats Die-Cut Cardstock!

It's Your Day card by Joy Ott

I like to line the inside of the card, especially when I use a dark card base. It is fun to bring a touch of the card front to the inside of the card, too! Just a touch of the same patterned paper or a repeated icon like the heart will do the trick.

Jillibean Soup: Spicy Social Soup - 3 parts friends, bite size bits; Mini Placemats
Neenah: Solar White, Dessert Storm
Simon Says Stamp: Black

Jillibean Soup: Birthday, Seals

VersaFine: Onyx Black

Memory Box: Hearts Delight Die
EK Success: Circle Punch
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Monday, March 24, 2014

New KI Memories: 2 FUN cards by Gretchen McElveen

Congrats you two card by Gretchen McElveen
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories bakery twine
KI Memories Playlist glitter dots
KI Memories Playlist die-cut shapes
I have a couples bridal shower to attend in a couple weeks so I used the new KI Memories “Playlist” line to make a fun card to take with me.  And I thought the fun man & woman die cuts would make a cute card! I used a punch to create the hearts. Then I embellished the card with a little twine and some glitter dots. Easy! Now I just have to remember to go get a gift card to put in it! ;) Thanks for looking!
- Gretchen
You rock card by Gretchen McElveen

KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist glitter dots
KI Memories Playlist die-cut shapes

Why are girly cards so much easier to make than masculine ones?! Well I needed a manly card to give to someone I work with so I had to give it a shot. Thankfully the new KI Memories “Playlist” is a really versatile line and has some cool masculine elements in it to make my task easier! I combined some of the “Playlist” patterned papers with a couple die cuts to make this card. I kept the embellishments to a minimum really and stuck with manly colors. And I think it turned out just fine! 
 Thanks for looking!
- Gretchen

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Video: Clear Embossing on Black Cardstock technique by Dana Warren

 Today we have another video for you by our designer, Dana Warren, featuring how she created this classy thank you card.

Merci Beaucoup card by Dana Warren


Stamps: Hampton Art – Graphic 45 IC0216
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art - A La Mode Clear
Rhinestones: Michaels
Ink: Memento Luxe – Tuxedo Black

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Three cards created by designer, Beverly Sizemore using the same stamp set!

Birthday Birdcage card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps --  Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Licorice and Guava)
Diecuts -- Sizzix eClips (Birdcage from #656894)
             -- Sizzix Framelits (Circles #657551)
Embossing Folder Sizzix (#658846)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Tape -- KI Memories (#3589)
Jewels -- My Mind's Eye
Black Liner Pen -- Royal Brush

So Glad We Are Friends card by Beverly Sizemore 

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Watermark)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Black)
Marker -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Diecut -- Sizzix (658506 Vintage Doily)

Thinking of You card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Archival in Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Diecuts -- Sizzix Framelits (657566 Scalloped Squares)
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Button -- Basic Grey
Mini Brads -- The Paper Studio

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two cards by designer Leanne Allinson featuring Hampton Art stamps!

Oh So Happy card by Leanne Allinson

I created a bright and happy card for a young girl by choosing pretty colors of pink and blue.  I added two colors of ink to the Echo Park | Bundle of Joy image with colobox inks.  I then mounted the sentiment on foam tape and added it to the layers of my card.

Hampton Art:
stamps: Authentique | Keep Me Posted (IC0231); Echo Park | Bundle of Joy: Girl (SC0525)
ink: Colorbox | pool, cupid; CTMH | chocolate
paper: KI Memories | Bright Geo (WM1003), Color Crush (WM1002)
other: cardstock, toothpicks, ric rac ribbon, pearls, Bella Blvd crochet heart.


You're Awesome card by Leanne Allinson

Designer notes: Stamp your Bella Blvd | Sand N Surf flower images directly onto vellum.  Allow some time for the images to dry completely, then fussy cut and offset them to similar sized punched circles.  By doing this the card looks as though it has a bokeh effect.

Hampton Art:
stamps: Echo Park | Bundle of Joy: Girl (SC0525); Bella Blvd | Sand N Surf (IC0226)
ink: CTMH | chocolate; Colorbox | pool, cupid
paper: KI Memories | Bright Geo (WM1003)
cardstock: KI Memories | Bright Cardstock (WM1059)
Ribbon: KI Memories
other: vellum, cardstock, silhouette cut file.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two stunning cards by Designer Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I made two cards with the Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Tiny Stories clear stamp set. 

I really like the fun sentiments in this set and that they are large enough to be the focal point of a card. Today I paired them with the trendy watercolor technique. 

Favorite Thing card by Joy Ott

Dreams card by Joy Ott

Here’s how to create a similar look on your projects:

1) Stamp the sentiment on watercolor paper with clear ink.
2) Sprinkle with embossing powder.
3) Heat with a heat gun and let set a few minutes to cool. 
4) Scribble the paper with your favorite distress markers.
5) Spritz the paper heavily with water and let it dry. 
6) Clean the sentiment quickly with a baby wipe to remove some of the marker.

Neenah: Solar White
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Simon Says Stamp: Audrey Blue

Jillibean Soup: Tiny Stories

Ranger: Assorted Distress Markers

Sizzix: Rounded Tags die
Ranger: Water mister
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Miscellaneous: Heat Gun, Embossing Powder (white)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Designer Melinda Spinks

Lucky You Card by Melinda Spinks

Happy  St Patrick's Day to everyone! Today I would like to share a fun card I created for the March 17 celebrations.

Instead of having the traditional pot of gold at the end of the rainbow I decided to use a gold three leaf clover instead. Each leaf was stamped using the balloon heart stamp from the Jillibean Soup 'heart healthy red bean soup stamp set and then embossed in gold.


Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup (JB0193)

ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink - Gold

Gold Embossing Powder, Washi Tape, Rub-ons, Epoxy Dots, White Card Stock

Friday, March 14, 2014

VIDEO: Collage Stamping Technique by Gini Williams Cagle

Collage Stamping Technique by Gini Williams Cagle


Hampton Art Stamps:
7gypsies: Chandelier (PS0755); Hour Glass (PS0757); Crowning Moment (PS0769); Tall Key (PS0759)
Graphic 45: Timeless Clock (SC0595); Butterfly Specifics ( IC0279); Harlequin Background (IC0281)
Ranger Distress Inks: Milled Lavendar, Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Chipped Saphire
Sizzix Die: Fleur De Lis and Eiffel Tower

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Just A Note card by Nicole Nowosad

I love when a project comes together very quickly. Once I cut my card base from green patterned paper, I simply layered on a scrap of the star die cut background paper with a pretty light purple paper from the KI Memories Playlist collection behind it.
Just A Note card by Nicole Nowosad

Next, I added a punched circle, with 2 corrugated Jillibean Soup butterflies that I stitched together.

Stamp a sentiment onto a wood flag Stampables shape from Jillibean Soup, tie with some twine and finish your card with a few KI Memories Glitter Dots and Acrylic Shapes!

KI Memories Playlist Favorite KI10131
KI Memories Playlist Rhythm KI10132
KI Memories Playlist Icicles Disco Daisies KI10171
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots KI10146
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Butterflies JB0114
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Just a Note JB0098
Jillibean Soup Wood Flags JB0110
Color Box Surfacez Turquiose Ink

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Jillibean Soup *Spicy Social Soup* - layout by Patty Folchert

We were blessed this year to celebrate our son’s fifth Birthday at a local Science Museum. We had tons of fun including the Curious George exhibit, Outer Space Explorations, a walk down Progress Lane and finally a 3D Penguin Movie. I wanted a special layout to capture the moment and the Jillibean Soup Spicy Social papers, embellishments and stamps were the perfect selection.

COSI layout by Patty Folchert

The designs in the collection coordinated so well with the science theme, colors and the photos. To create the background I used a ruler as a template and laid it diagonally across each pattern paper 3 times to make the strips. Then I cut the strips out and laid them out in a pattern attaching them diagonally onto a 12 x 12 scrap page. Next I made the five mats for the the photo and mini placemat with coordinating papers as shown. The “Hello” mini placemat was added with 3D then embellished with the new Beanboard alpha in Gumbo Green to spell out the museum name, C.O.S.I. With a pie chart added in the “O” just for fun. Then the photos were added with white cardstock matting the circle photo to help it pop a little more. Another placemat was utilized and trimmed down to create the “Family” banner piece, next to it is the ticket soup label with the new mini alphas used to spell out “Fun Night”. 

The tab over the main photo was made from two different coordinating papers with three appropriate circle icons from “1 Part App” paper. The tab over the circle photo was cut from “Taste of Texts” paper at bottom utilizing the white strip to stamp “#happyday”. The “like” symbol and “laugh” symbol were then stamped onto white cardstock using brown and yellow ink and added to layout with adhesive. Finally a fun triangle tab was added to the left side of layout with two triangle cut out and popped up on top with 3D dots.

Hello Family Fun Night, right? I really loved how this one turned out, this collection is so much fun to play with. It may be perfect for your next family layouts too.


Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup-Spicy Social stamp set
Ranger Archival/Coffee
Technique Tuesday/Yellow
Jillibean Soup/Spicy Social Soup: 1 Part App, 2 Parts Tweet, 3 Parts Friends, 4 Parts Hashtags, Bits of Blog, Taste of Texts, Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples: Gray Salt 
Jillibean Soup/Soup Labels: Spicy Social
Jillibean Soup/Mini Alphas: Spicy Social
Jillibean Soup/Mini Placemats: It Is What It Is
Jillibean Soup/12 x 12 Placemat: White Mini Journaling Frames
Beanboard Alphas
Jillibean Soup/Gumbo Green
 My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, mini glue dots

Monday, March 10, 2014

Baby Shower card and gift bag by Designer Patty Folchert

Need a baby shower card and gift bag anytime soon? Here is a cute set made from a Hampton Art/Bella Blvd. stamp set and Bella Blvd. papers for one precious baby girl.

Baby Shower card and bag by Patty Folchert

The gift bag itself is super easy, just grab a kraft bag and some patterned paper. Cut a wide border strip from 12 x 12 paper, cut two if your bag is as long as mine was. Then border punch the edges, I used an EK Success border punch. Then align the two strips to fit across the bag as shown and attach with adhesive. Then using a Fiskars Heart punch I added nine coordinating patterned paper hearts and attached them with adhesive. That was all there was to the bag, just finish with some coordinating tissue paper. 

The Card is attached to the gift bag using a decorative shabby chic hanger. The card itself was made from two different Bella Blvd paper collections: Baby Girl Cutouts and Birthday Girl papers. The elephant was fussy cut from the cutouts page and set aside. Then I stamped the sentiment using Bella Boulevard Sand & Surf stamp set in pink ink onto white cardstock and cut banner tips. Next I stamped flowers in pink ink onto light pink pattern paper on border strip for right side of card. A chevron strip was added to top of card and a wider chevron strip was attached to the bottom left of card. Then a stripe border was added on top of bottom chevron strip as shown. The darker pink rectangle of pattern paper completes the base of the card. Next attach the elephant using 3D foam dots to the card front. Then add the Bella Blvd flag to elephant’s trunk as shown. Finally add the pink gemstones to flower centers to add some bling.

There you have it, a baby shower set you can be proud to give!

Lullaby & Good night,

Supply List:
Bella Blvd/Sand & Surf Stamp set
Color Box/Blossom
Bella Blvd/Baby Girl-Cutouts & Birthday Girl-Celebrate, Miles of Smiles & Pretty as a Present
Bella Blvd/Flags-Sunshine & Happiness
Kraft Gift Bag, Pink Tissue Paper, Cream Decorative Hanger, White Cardstock, Pink Gemstones, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, EK Success Border Punch, Fiskars Heart Punch

Friday, March 7, 2014

Video: Watercolor with Distress Markers - You Are The Man card by Dana Warren

Today we have a video from designer, Dana Warren featuring how she created her card. 
You Are The Man card by Dana Warren


Stamps: Hampton Art – Echo Park Paper Co All About A Boy
Ink: Memento Luxe – Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue
Pattern Paper: KI Memories – Playlist Collection
Embellishments: KI Memories – Playlist Collection
Markers: Distress Markers: Black Soot, Barn Door, Faded Jean

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW Jillibean Soup - Mr. Smarty Pants layout by Leanne Allinson

Mr. Smarty layout by Leanne Allinson

I wanted to create a layout about my son's success at school and I knew that the Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House full alphabet set, would make a great background.  However, I didn't want to use the clear alphabet stamp letters individually, but rather the entire sheet as a whole stamp.  To achieve this I simply kept the individual letters on the clear packaging backing sheet and mounted it onto a wet acrylic block.  The water, applied with a small, round paint brush on the acrylic block, was sufficient to keep the stamp image in place while I created my layout background.

Hampton Art:

stamps: Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House Soup (jb0014); Echo Park | Bundle of Joy: Boy (SC0527)
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black); Colorbox | Turtle
paper: Jillibean Soup | Soup Staples II, Sight Seeing Stew
Jillibean Soup: Pea Pod Parts
other: white cardstock, typewriter, foam tape.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

For our Retailers: Collins Rep Event - Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup classes

Are you a retailer? Are you coming to the Collins Rep event/tradeshow at the end of the month in Massachusetts? We ARE!

Come join us for 2 classes featuring the latest and greatest from Hampton Art and Jillibean Soup.

The 1st class is features the new Stamps & Stencils from the Jillibean Soup brand. In this class we will use different mediums with the Stamps & Stencils to create 5 different tags.

The 2nd class I'll be teaching is a layout and card class featuring the Jillibean Soup die-cut sheets aka Placemats.

We hope to see you at this event and we are excited to share these great products with you!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New KI Memories - Playlist - Hello layout by Nicole Nowosad

Hey Hampton Art fans! I am happy to be on the blog to share a fun page using the new KI Memories Playlist collection.
Hello layout by Nicole Nowosad

I love that this collection is double sided and you can very easily mix the A and B sides of the papers together!  I did just that when filling in the circles on my project by first cutting circles out of cardstock and then adding some different sized strips to the back side of the cardstock.

In addition to the new fun papers, one of my new favorite items are the Icicles. I love the fun acrylic embellishments. They add a fun dimension to the page!

KI Memories Playlist Glass Block Alphas Sheer Stickers KI10144
KI Memories Playlist Rolling Stone KI10124
KI Memories Playlist Alternative KI10127
KI Memories Playlist Rhythm KI10132
KI Memories Playlist Favorite KI10131
KI Memories Playlist Blues KI10129
KI Memories Playlist Cover Art KI10130
KI Memories Playlist Pop Icon KI10128
KI Memories Playlist Volume KI10125
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots Neutral KI10148
KI Memories Playlist Icicles Black Click It KI10166
KI Memories Playlist Icicles Blush Heartbeat KI10162