Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CELEBRATE card by Nicole Nowosad


Today’s card is all about easy. I used one stamp set and various colored inks to create this easy card in just a few steps.

Celebrate card by Nicole Nowosad

First, trim your cardstock to size, matting it on bright color cardstock. Next, stamp the two different sized candle stamps from the Birthday Bisque stamp set in a row in the middle of your card front. Change up the colors and stagger the height of the candles.


Stamp your sentiment onto another piece of cardstock and add some glitter glue to make the letters pop! Make the whole sentiment pop, by adding in some dimensional adhesive to the back and adhering it to the card, slightly overlapping the bottom of the stamped candles.


Add a few stamped stars in gold ink and you are done! Easy right!? 

Supplies:

KI Memories Bright Cardstock Paper Pad WM1059
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Birthday JB0196, Butterflies JB0199
Studio G Dye Ink & Pigment Ink
Color Box Archival Dye Ink - Blossom

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Right Here, Right Now! Is an great card by designer Patty Folchert!!


Do I have your attention? The new Jillibean Soup papers and stamps from Sightseeing Stew and two scrumptious new embellishments take center stage on this fun and trendy card.

Right Here, Right Now card by Patty Folchert

This card started with a green card base and a centered mat of “Sauteed Sights” paper. From there I added another mat of “Blanched Bags” as shown. Then I got out the Sightseeing Stew clear stamp set and selected the circular arrow.  I proceeded to cut out the “Travel Notes” Bite Size bits from the Bite Size Bits paper. Using orange ink I stamped the circular arrow onto the bite size bit 3 times down each side pointing in as shown. I knew I didn’t want the “travel notes” sentiment to be seen so I covered it using a sticker from the Sightseeing Stew coordinating sticker sheet. Then to dress it up a little I added one “Hello Today” wooden nickel, love these buttons soooo much! I threaded some plain white cotton string through it first and tied it into a bow, this requires piercing the adhesive dot behind the button with a paper piercer or needle first. 


Finally I cut out a super cute travel ticket from the “Tossed Tickets” paper and using charcoal gray ink I stamped the “Right Here, Right Now” sentiment. Then I used a corner rounder on top two corners and inked the edges in gray also. Lastly I added the gorgeous new wood sprinkle in center top of tag in olive green color- just enough bling to not overpower the card I think.

So let me know what you think of this card right here, right now in comments section below. I am so happy to share this card-making moment with you on this spring, snowy day. 

Fly By Greeting,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Sightseeing Stew Clear stamp set
Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Charcoal Gray
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Pumpkin
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew- Blanched Bags, Tossed Tickets, Sauteed Sights & Bite Size Bits
Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew Coordinating Sticker sheet
Embellishments
Jillibean Soup/Wooden Nickels- Life
Jillibean Soup/Wood Sprinkles- Love
Other
Green Card Base, White String, Mini Glue Dots; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, April 28, 2014

Using Stamps on Layouts - Richwood Fair layout by designer Patty Folchert



Looking at the colors in the new Spicy Social Soup collection made me realize they would match perfectly with photos from the fair.  So I started digging and found some great photos from a trip to the Richwood Fair in 2012- the Spicy Social papers and stamps made for a playful, unexpected and fun combination!
Richwood Fair layout by Patty Folchert

This layout really came together through color, the papers worked so well with these photos and the embellishments and stamps were just icing on the cake. I actually began with a sketch by Scrapbook Generation and started with the pie chart/3 Parts Friends paper mat a little off center. Then I added the border strip using red corrugated paper for texture and the triangles/2 Parts Tweet paper I fussy cut for a fun edge. I cut two banner tipped pieces from the envelopes/Taste of texts paper in slightly different widths as shown and added them to the bottom right cluster. Then I added the top tab “lifeisgood” from a bite size bit. Next I added my two 4x6 photos as shown and then started into the stamping. 


First I stamped the “#bestday” in red ink onto white cardstock , then I stamped the crazy cute Instagram looking camera. Next I stamped directly onto two mini journaling placemat frames the first one a “thumbs up” symbol onto the “365” frame. The second one I stamped the envelope in lt. blue ink all over the frame then stamped in red ink the #lovethis sentiment. I added the two frames to the center of the page diagonally after I added a gray grid paper backer to the “365” frame. The camera and #bestday pieces were then added as shown.  Another banner tip piece of Orange dots/2 Parts Tweet paper was added next to the camera and then I began to build my title using three different fonts and stickers. 


First the tall font alphabean in red for the “Richwood”, then the brand new Beanboard Alpha in red for “Fair” and finally the 2012 in smaller alphabean red. To finish it off I added the little bluebird wooden nickel button, did I mention how much I love these? 


There you have it, a county fair layout using a social media collection- who knew? Works for me, might work for you too.

#Enjoy,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Spicy Social Soup Clear stamp set
 Inks
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Pool
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Lipstick Red
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Spicy Social- 2 Parts Tweet, 3 Parts Friends, Taste of Texts & Bite Size Bits 
Jillibean Soup/Corrugated Sheet- Rockin Red
Placemats
Jillibean Soup/12 x 12 Placemat: White Mini Journaling Frames
Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans-Tomato Red & Roma Red
Jillibean Soup/Beanboard Alphas- Roma Red
Embellishments
Jillibean Soup/Wooden Nickels- Journal
Other
 Orange & White Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Friday, April 25, 2014

VIDEO: Stamping on a candle with Gini Williams Cagle

Stamping on a Candle with Gini Williams Cagle

Check out this beautiful candle and technique that you can create by using your favorite Hampton Art Stamps to create a fun and easy candle. These would be a perfect DIY gift.




Supplies:
Hampton Art/ Outlines  Posy Collage PS0619;  Birdhouse  PS0579

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Check out this #epic card by designer Nicole Nowosad


Today, I wanted to share with you a very easy card, using one of the new trends out right now – watercolors.

#HappyDay card by Nicole Nowosad

To create my card, I stamped some pie charts from the Spicy Social Soup onto some white cardstock. You could use watercolor paper, but as long as you don’t saturate your paper, cardstock works fine.


Once the images are stamped, I used watercolor paint in various colors to paint in and slightly around my pie chart shapes on the card like so:


From there, I simple added some popped up mini pie charts from the Spicy Social Soup paper  and my sentiment, using some fun and trendy #hashtag phrases from the stamp set.

Supplies:
 Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Spicy Social Soup JB0249
Surfacez Ink – Black
Jillibean Soup paper – Soup Staples II – Turquoise Salt JBW1277
Jillibean Soup paper – Spicy Social Soup – 3 Parts Friends JB0237

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5 cards by designer Beverly Sizemore featuring Graphic 45 stamps from Hampton Art


Hello, crafty friends....I have been playing with the beautiful Graphic 45 Couture images this
month.  I LOVE these stamps!  :) 

You Are Beautiful card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Graphic 45 Couture IC0287)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Copic
Trim -- Webster's Pages
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Ovals)
Washi Tape -- Teresa Collins
Glitter Glue -- Royal Brush
Brad -- Teresa Collins
Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
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Footprints In Your Heart card by Beverly Sizemore 

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0287 for image and DF4586 for sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Heart 657561)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Staedtler
Candy Buttons -- Basic Grey
Misc. -- Ric Rac and DMC Thread
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Life Goal card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0288 for image and PS0640 for sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Lace -- Webster's Pages
Glitter Glue -- Royal Brush
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Fashionable card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0289 Graphic 45 Couture)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Diecuts -- Sizzix eClips
Jewels -- Doodlebug Design
Marker -- Staedtler
Flower -- Petaloo International
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Sassy Girl card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0287 Graphic 45 Couture)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Patterned Cardstock and Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Oval)
Chipboard and  Bottle Cap Accents -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Marker -- Copic

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog. It's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using a technique that is so on-trend in the crafting world at the moment... watercolour!


I really wanted to use the flower doilie on my card but couldn't work out how to make it 'pop' so after a couple of false starts I dragged out the watercolours.


I used a simple colour combination of pink and yellow as I wanted the card to be quite feminine yet soft and slightly understated. The vellum title strip accentuated that softness and allowed the sentiment to float over the doilie.


Now it wouldn't be me if I didn't change my mind on the design and end up adding or subtracting something from the original design. After I placed the doilie and sentiment in position I realised the card was very lopsided in visual appeal so balanced it out by placing a few watercolour splashes on the opposite side to complete the look.

Supply List:

Cardstock
Neenah Solar White

PaperJillibean Soup: 'Birthday Bisque' - Bite Size Bits

Embellishments
Jillibean Soup: Wise Words - Yellow Sentiments
Jillibean Soup: Doilies

Other
Doodlebug: Epoxy Dots
Reeves Watercolours
Vellum

Monday, April 21, 2014

3 cards by designer Joy Ott featuring Jillibean Soup Stamps & Stencils

Welcome back to the Hampton Art blog! 

I made three cards with new Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Stamp & Stencil sets. These stencils are sticky on the back which eliminates the need to tape them down on your work surface. I added lots of color by sponging various Distress Inks over the stencils. 

Thinking of you card by Joy Ott

Missing You card by Joy Ott

Hey Girl card by Joy Ott

Papers
Neenah: Solar White

Stamps & Stencils
Jillibean Soup: Sentiments, Butterfly Dictionary, Love This

Inks
VersaFine: Onyx Black
Ranger: Assorted Distress Inks

Other
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Other: Sponge

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter card by designer Patty Folchert


Happy Easter Card
Here is another colorful Easter card to share, would you believe it was made with a baby girl stamp set? That’s right this card utilizes the Hampton Art/Echo Park – Bundle of Joy stamp set and a couple Jillibean Soup extras. 

Happy Easter card by Patty Folchert

Once again I wanted the stamping to be the highlighted feature of this Easter card too. So I began with a plain white cardstock base and selected the three ink colors for the flowers. Using the flower stamp I began with the yellow, then stamped the blue and last stamped the pink. Then I chose a “Happy” placemat frame and using a patterned lt. blue paper I stamped the butterfly in pink ink and attached it behind the frame as shown. The placemat was then added to the card using a wobble action spring for depth. Then I layered a patterned yellow paper behind the happy and cut a mirror image of the same yellow banner piece to add the “Easter” sentiment in alphabean stickers and adhered it below the frame. Last I added some KI Memories pink gemstones to bling it up a bit. That was all there was to it, very easy card.


Personally I love to find unexpected uses for my themed stamp sets, how about you? It just adds value to be able to use your stamp sets for several different themes, and these days value is good.

Patiently Waiting for Spring,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/Echo Park- Bundle of Joy Stamp Set
 Inks
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Pool & Cupid
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Yellow Citrus
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew-Poached Photos & Chilled Cucumber-Sherry Vinegar 
Placemats
Jillibean Soup/12 x 12 Placemat: White Mini Journaling Frames
Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans-Pickled Pink
Embellishments
Hampton Art/Wobble Action Spring
KI Memories/Sticker Flip Pack- Pink Gemstones- WM0991
Other
 White Cardstock base, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flutter card by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us on the Hampton Art blog!

I made a card with the Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Butterflies clear stamp set. I sponged various Distress Inks over the background and misted them with a water spritzer. Next I stamped the butterfly (love those polka dots!) and sentiment with VersaMark, sprinkled on white embossing powder, and heat set. I also stamped and heat embossed the butterfly on vellum and then cut it out.

Flutter Card by Joy Ott

Papers
Neenah: Solar White
Ranger: Manila Paper
Bazzill: Vellum

Stamps
Jillibean Soup: Butterflies

Inks
VersaMark
Ranger: Assorted Distress Inks

Other
Studio G: Self Adhesive Gems
Ranger: Water Mister
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Miscellaneous: Heat Gun, Embossing Powder (white)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Easter Wishes card by Designer Patty Folchert


Here is an Easter bouquet created just for you! Just grab the Echo Park Stamp Set/Sweet Girl and some Jillibean Soup wood stampables, paper and stickers and you can share an Easter bouquet with someone special too.
Sweet Easter Wishes card by Patty Folchert

This card was all about the stamping and the layering, but I did start with a turquoise blue card base with a pink pattern mat centered on it as shown. Then the stamping began using blue ink I stamped onto white cardstock the large flowers, then using pink ink I stamped the small flowers. Then I stamped the leaves in green ink and the Sweet sentiment as well onto a plain grid pattern paper. I set aside the sentiment paper and began fussy cutting out all of the flowers and leaves. Once they were cut I placed the flowers onto the card, adding the center flower with a wobble action spring and then building bouquet around it  as shown using 3D foam dots for bottom layers and top layers. The green leaves were added with plain adhesive as shown. Next I stamped the wood stampable butterflies with yellow chalk ink in the chevron pattern and attached them to card with foam dots.


Back to the sentiment piece, I then added two different font styles of pink alphabeans to spell out “Easter Wishes” and stamped one small bird in the corner with yellow ink. Last I used a large hole punch on the four corners to create a ticket stub effect. Then I matted that onto a piece of plain yellow cardstock and attached to card bottom center as shown with foam dots.


All done! Now you have your own beautiful spring bouquet card bursting with smiles.

Spring Dreaming,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Echo Park/Sweet Girl Clear Stamp set
Ink
Martha Stewart/Dusk Blue & Leaf Bud
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Cupid
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink/Yellow Citrus
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Happy Camper-2 Parts Adventure (pink) & Atomic Soup-Minced Molecules (grid)
Embellishments
Hampton Art/Wobble Action Spring
Jillibean Soup/Stampables- Large Wood Cutouts
KI Memories/Sticker Flip Pack- WM1051-Green Gemstones
Stickers
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans- Pickled Pink & Grapefruit Pink
Other
Turquoise Card Base, Lt. Yellow & white Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrate Today with a Birthday layout by designer Nicole Nowosad


Good morning! Today, I am here to show you how just a few simple stamps can jazz up your layouts!

Birthday layout by Nicole Nowosad

I started my page on white cardstock and left the top of my page white so I could add my stamped image.  I left just enough room to add in the number stamp from the Birthday Bisque set of stamps by Jillibean Soup. I stamped a repetitive pattern using the same stamp, overlapping the numbers across the top of the page. I added a few droplets of spray mist in different colors to fill in the white space a little.

Next, I used the fun chevron pattern in the Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque line for the bottom of my page. I added a Jillibean Soup chevron placemat over top - did you know that the chevron placemat was made just for this!! Cool right? I added some machine stitching around the outside border to finish off the page. 
I created my own journaling card of sorts, using a simple grid paper and more of the Birthday Bisque clear stamps. I added different motifs from the stamp collection to decorate my card.

Thanks for stopping by the Hampton Art blog today! 
-Nicole
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup Placemate – white chevron JB0150
Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque Soup – Smidgen of Sweets JB0210
Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque Soup Bite Sized Bits JB0211
Jillibean Soup Soup Staples II – Pink Salt JBW1274
Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup – Stalks of Celery JB0017
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Butterflies JB0199, Birthday JB0196, Birthday Bisque JB0219
Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles – Birthday JB0272
Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickels – Travel JB0259
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink – Blossom
ColorBox Pigment Ink - Pool

Monday, April 14, 2014

2 cards by Designer Gretchen McElveen


Just a little note card by Gretchen McElveen
Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist lace cardstock
KI Memories Glitter Dots
KI Memories Die-cut Shapes

Comments:
Good morning! I’ve got a couple cheerful cards to share with you today. This first one is pretty simple. I used the hearted lace cardstock in the KI Memories “Playlist” line as the background of the card. Then I used a heart punch, the “note” die cut, and a little typing on the computer to make the sentiment. I finished the card by scattering a few glitter dots around the sentiment. 
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 You & Me card by Gretchen McElveen
Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Glitter Dots
Jillibean Soup White Frames
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes Sentiments

Comments:
To make this next card, I combined some Jillibean Soup embellishments with the new KI Memories “Playlist” line. I love using Jillibean’s white frames as a cool background for cards! I used a heart punch to punch some scraps of the dotted “Playlist” patterned paper to embellish the around the card. And I used a lot of foam adhesive to attach the different elements to the card to give it some fun dimension. Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by the blog today!
-gretchen

Friday, April 11, 2014

VIDEO: Ghost stamping with designer Gini Williams Cagle


Ghost Bleach Stamping - Here's a new twist on the old bleach stamping technique that gives a
more complex result.


Supplies:
Hampton Art/Diffusion Line - Column Collage Stamp PS0651

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two more sweet and simple cards by designer Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I used the papers, stickers, die-cuts and gems from A Color Story Page Kit by Ki / Hampton Art plus some coordinating cardstock to make two quick birthday cards. 

Big Birthday Wishes card by Joy Ott

Here is a little tip: I swiped a powder tool on the back of the the owl sticker to remove the stickiness, then I added dimension by adhering her with foam tape. I also used foam tape on the die-cuts that came in the kit.

Happy Day! card by Joy Ott


Papers
Ki / Hampton Art: A Color Story Page Kit
Neenah: Solar White
Simon Says Stamp: Dark Chocolate

Other
Sizzix: Standard Circles 1, Lacey Circles
Horizon Group: Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
EK Success: Powder Tool
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two Flower Filled cards by Beverly Sizemore


Hello Sunshine Card by Beverly Sizemore

Supplies:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Licorice, Grape, Guava and Banana)
Pen -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Jewels -- Michael's Stores, Inc.


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Earth Laughs in Flowers card by Beverly Sizemore

Supplies:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black and Artichoke)
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Copic
Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Misc. -- White Gel Pen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two cards simple and sweet cards by designer, Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I made two quick cards with the Ki - Berry Blast Paper Pad and the Jillibean Soup Today is Full of Possible and Birthday clear stamp sets.

I love 6” x 6” paper pads. They have smaller patterns that are perfect for card making. I also really appreciate that this pad is double-sided with coordinating solids.


A Smile card by Joy Ott

Have A Great Birthday card by Joy Ott


Papers
Ki: Berry Blast Paper Pad
Neenah: Solar White

Stamps
Jillibean Soup: Today is Full of Possible, Birthday

Inks
VersaFine: Onyx Black

Other
DMC: Embroidery Floss
My Favorite Things: Scallop Border Die
Crystal Stickers: Pearls
Scotch: ATG Tape

Monday, April 7, 2014

Two fun, bright and SPRING cards created by designer Gretchen McElveen


Joy card by Gretchen McElveen

Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Glitter Dots
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes Sentiments
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes Butterflies
Jillibean Soup buttons
Jillibean Soup Doilies

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 Hello card by Gretchen McElveen

Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Glitter Dots
Jillibean Soup White Frames
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes Butterflies
Comments:I was feeling Spring-y when I made these 2 cards. Bring on the sunshine and warmer temps! I combined the KI Memories “Playlist” line with some different Jillibean Soup embellishments to make these. I love the versatility of the Jillibean Soup embellishments and the fun KI papers! Thanks for looking!
- Gretchen