Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrate Today card by designer Patty Folchert

One last watercolor card this month to share with you. The idea with this one was to create a background to match the image. It is a fun approach and resulted in a unique card that mimics the glow of lightbulbs. It was made with brand new Hampton Art stamps and Jillibean Soup papers.

Celebrate Today card by Patty Folchert

The center mat is watercolor paper and using the clear stamp and an acrylic block I could map out where to paint the yellow paint for the bulb strands. Then I filled in the background with the sky blue color paint. That paper was then set aside to dry. Next I stamped the sentiment flags onto different patterned papers in black ink and fussy cut out. Once watercolor was dry I carefully aligned the lightbulb stamp in black ink over the yellow painted areas to create the glow effect. Then using Birthday Bisque papers I layered the yellow, orange and blue patterns as mats onto the card base. Last I added the sentiment flags as shown using 3D foam dots for the “Celebrate” and “party” flags.

It really was a fun technique to try and could be used for any stamp in your stash. So celebrate today by giving this technique a try.

Party on,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/ SC0683 Celebrate Today
Inks
American Crafts/Black
Paper
JIllibean Soup/Birthday Bisque-Cup of Candles, Bunch of Balloons & Smidgen of Sweets; Happy Camper/1 Part Camping Gear
Other

Watercolor Paper, watercolor paints, paintbrush, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, March 2, 2015

Patchwork Thank You card by designer Patty Folchert

Say thank you with some homespun love with this patchwork style card. Brand new Hampton Art stamp set and Soup Staples III adapted very well into a “quilted” look.

Thank You card by Patty Folchert

The card base was built with three different Soup Staples III papers. The stamping was in brown ink onto the wood and grid patterned paper, then fussy cut out. To create the patchwork heart I selected several scraps from the Soup Staples III papers and layered them onto a heart cardstock template. I attached them with adhesive to the heart and then sewed the edges with brown thread. Next I layered the stamped images onto the card as shown. Last I added the white pearl to the center of the flower.

This card takes an old-fashioned method and makes it new using modern day papers; an unexpected and delightful combo is the result. This is a perfect card to say thank you from the heart.

Handmade & Heartfelt,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/SC0683 Celebrate Today
Ink
Archival/Coffee
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples III-Read Me, Brick Wall, Kraft Triangle, Graph It, Blueprint, One Way Ticket, Wood Floor & Quick Test
Other

Queen & Co./White pearls, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Craftness Giveaway! March 1st-March 7th

It’s March Craftness!

Some of your favorite craft brands have come together to celebrate National Craft and Quilt Month. Did you know that studies show that arts and crafts aid in your emotional well-being and can help to reduce stress? Well we're here to celebrate for those very reasons... and because it's just plain fun to make stuff! We're giving one lucky winner each week the craft tools and materials to be creative and have fun.

From March 1st to March 28th, together, we’re giving away over $1,000 in prizes—with one winner chosen each week!

This week is PAPER WEEK!
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So from March 1st to March 7th, enter for your chance to win:
1) SizzixBig Shot Machine
2) Echo Park-Assorted paper collections including: Anything GoesDots and StripesJack and Jill
3) Graphic 45-Assorted prize pack including: Artisan StyleMixed Media Album in black and the Antique Metal Door Pull
4) Hampton Art & Jillibean Soup: Assorted prize pack including: Jillibean Soup Summer Red Raspberry Soup Collection Pack, Scrap Labels, Wood Veneers, Cam & Chloe assorted Stamps, Wood Sprinkles, Beanboard Alphas.

Don’t miss it!

Enter now for your chance to win this fabulous Paper Week prize!

Check out the entire March Craftness schedule here:

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Good Luck!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Say Cheese - Smile card by designer Gretchen McElveen

Say Cheese card by Gretchen McElveen
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup Sightseeing Stew patterned paper
Jillibean Soup Sightseeing Stew Diecuts
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Glitter Dots
Hampton Art Clear Stamps

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Smile card by designer Gini Cagle Williams


Smile card by Gini Cagle Williams

Supplies:
Mason Jar Florals Sc0684
Jillibean Wire Words - Smile jb0452
ki brads - Hot Date 3588
Tsukineko - Radiant Neon - Electric Pink; Staz-on - White

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pitter Patter Baby card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hey there, Stamp Fans!
My card was created out of necessity. I needed a baby card, and I needed it yesterday, you know? So I threw together a little something that fit the bill quite nicely and took less than ten minutes to make!

Pitter Patter card by Deborah Nolan

S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock; Clear Stamp: Oh Baby Set (Hampton Art); Media: melon ink; Other: foam dimensional tape; Die: Spellbinders; Other: foam dimensional tape; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, Vagabond
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card from white cardstock; round the bottom corners.
  2. Stamp sentiment on card.
  3. Stamp feet on white cardstock and cut into square.
  4. Die cut a scalloped square, layer with stamped square, and adhere to card with foam dimensional tape.
How's that for fast? Keep this one up your sleeve for emergencies!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sweet Little One baby card b designer Patty Folchert

A sweet baby card is on the docket for today, made with a brand new Hampton Art stamp set and some Jillibean Soup paper and fringe garland.

Sweet Little One card by Patty Folchert

This card began with watercolor paper and paints using three colors I made a wash. Then set aside for it to dry. Next I stamped the sentiment and baby carriage stamp in blue ink onto the watercolor paper and matted onto the striped paper. Then from new kraft tag I cut out the “sweet” message and adhered to carriage. Then I added three pearls and some brand new Cotton Candy fringe garland was the perfect finishing touch. 

Now you are ready for that next baby girl shower or toddler birthday party. 

Sweet Wishes,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps 
Hampton Art /SC0685 Oh Baby
Ink
Colorbox/Chalk-Arctic Deep
Papers
Jillibean Soup/Christmas Cheer Chowder- Mixed Merry & Tossed Tinsel
Embellishments:
Jillibean Soup-Party Playground/Cotton Candy - Fringe Garland
Jillibean Soup- Kraft Tags/Circle

Other products

Basic Watercolor Paint Set, paintbrush, watercolor paper, Queen & Co./White pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam squares; Tombow/tape runner