Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You Are My Anchor card by designer Lori Williams

Hi everyone, Lori here with you today with a great card for the month of July.   
You Are My Anchor card by Lori Williams

Summer is upon us and who doesn’t long and dream of the beach?  The Graphic 45, By the Sea stamp set makes ocean cards a breeze to create.  To create a card similar to this one, just follow these easy steps.  Cut a base piece of paper  5” x 7”.  Cut 5 strips of designer paper and layer on top of the red designer paper and glue to the base card.  Cut the girl picture from the paper collection and layer on red paper and then plain cream card stock.  Ink around the edges of the cream paper and mount on the center of the card.  Stamp the anchor and the compass stamp on cream card stock and fussy cut out.  Stamp the post mark stamp with brown ink and fussy cut out.  Layer the stamped images in clusters as shown along with some of the postage stickers from the paper collection.  Finish off the card by mounting a pearl in the center of the compass and adding ribbon.   

Supply List 
Hampton Art Products 
ICO294 #2  By the Sea 
ICO295 #3 By The Sea 
Other Products Used: G45 By the Sea Paper and stickers, foam tape, brown and blue inks, canvas ribbon, half pearl. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

KI Memories -- Life Is Grand card by Patty Folchert

When it came time for a special thank you card for my husband I reached for the new KI Memories Playlist collection papers & diecuts paired with the new Jillibean Soup Stamp & Stencil set for the sentiment. He is a pianist and this collection was perfect for him.

Life Is Grand card by Patty Folchert
To make the base I used the KI Memories paper-Rhythm and then added the mat using the Pop Icon paper. Next I layered lots of the fabulous KI Memories Playlist diecuts onto the card along with a border strip in Favorite paper. Then geocache diecut was stamped with the XO stamp from the new JIllibean Soup Sentiments Stamp and Stencil set in black ink. The sentiment was from the same set and stamped onto white cardstock in black ink as well. Then to add some pizazz the confetti stars from the Playlist Star Struck pack were attached with some Playlist glitter dots in Cool. Here is a close up:

With such a fun collection of papers & stamps, how can you go wrong? Make someone’s life a little grander with this specialty card.

Piano Fan,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Stamp & Stencil Set/Sentiments
American Crafts/Black
KI Memories/Playlist Collection
KI Memories/Playlist Collection
KI Memories/Playlist Confetti-Star Struck
KI Memories/Playlist Glitter Dots-Cool
Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Not The Years card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hi, it’s Deborah again!
Today's card features one of the five new clear stamp sets by Art Impressions that's licensed through Hampton Art and are now carried at Michaels. (If you want to see all five sets, check out the Art Impressions blog here.)
My mom retired two weeks ago, so I'm thinking of sending her today's card in celebration of her finally earning a well-deserved rest. The geezers are from the His and Her Campers clear set, but the sentiment is from the His and Her Flying High set.

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S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock: Bazzill; Clear Stamp Sets: His and Her Campers and His and Her Flying High (Art Impressions); Media: ink, Spectrum Noir colored pencils, Gamsol; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card and round corners.
  2. Stamp geezers and color.
  3. Blend background with Gamsol and create "grass" along horizon and around chair legs, etc.
  4. Round corners of stamped panel and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on scrap paper and draw a "tail" from the sentiment.
  6. Cut sentiment, round corners, and adhere to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thankful for You card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using the beautiful earthy tones from Ki's 'Metro Garden' collection. I must admit I'm a huge fan of the 6x6 paper pad when it comes to card design as they are the perfect size and have multiple copies of each design. Metro Garden combines a neutral color scheme with modern and 'on-trend' patterns.

1. Cut and score cream cardstock to create a card measuring 5.5"x4" when folded.
2. Cut a single sheet of patterned paper to measure 5.5"x4" and adhere to the front of the card.
3. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 3.5"x3.75" and adhere an eighth of an inch down from the top of the card.
4. Cut a piece of alternative patterned paper to measure 1.75"x 3.75" and stamp the sentiment on the right hand side before adhering an eighth of an inch up from the bottom of the card.
5. Cut a piece of ribbon to measure 3.75" and adhere over the join of the two papers.
6. Fussy cut several flowers, leaves and stems to create a collage and mount with foam pop dots.
7. Tie a bow using the ribbon and adhere to the ribbon.
8. Add a few epoxy dots finish the overall presentation of the card.

SUPPLIES | Hampton Art
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps - Cold Avacado Soup (Better Together) JB0129
Ki Memories - 6x6 Paper Pad (Metro Garden)
Ki Memories - Printed Ribbon WM1111

ColorBox Archival Dye - Suede
Doodlebug Design Epoxy Dots

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beach themed cards by designer Beverly Sizemore

BY THE SEA TAG CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0295, IC0293 and IC0294)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Nautical and Strawberry)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Tag Diecut -- Sizzix
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
SEA HORSES CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0293)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Jalapeno and Blueberry)
Cardstocks -- Diecuts With A View
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Jewels -- Diecuts With A View


FUN IN THE SUN CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0293 and IC0294)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Jalapeno, Guava and Glacier Lake)
Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Stickers -- Diecuts With A View
Ribbon -- Diecuts With A View
Designer:  Beverly Sizemore

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Three Fun KI Memories cards by designer Gretchen McElveen

You Make My Heart Sing card by Gretchen McElveen
Hi there! I’ve got a simple card to share with you today using the KI Memories “Playlist” collection. I used one of the pink patterned papers in the line to create the background for the card. I added the heart die cut card (all those Project Life die cuts you have are great to use on cards too!) to the center of the card and then cut the sentiment out of a different sheet of patterned paper. I added a small die cut heart below the sentiment and then added some fun glitter dots to embellish. Easy!
Thanks for looking!

KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Cards
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Shapes
You Rock card by Gretchen McElveen
Hi! I tried to go a little more masculine on this card using the “Playlist” line from KI Memories. No pinks or purples on this one! The “Playlist” line is great because it does have a mix of girly and more masculine colors. And stars always seem to be my go-to embellishment for masculine projects!
Thanks for looking!

KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Shapes
KI Memories Confetti
Thanks card by Gretchen McElveen
Hi there! I’ve got a “thank you” card using the KI Memories “Playlist” line to share with you today. I made the background of the card with patterned paper and the smiley-face die cut card (so fun!). Then to make the title I adhered the vellum alphabet stickers from the “Playlist” line to white cardstock first and then cut them out with a white border around the edges. I just thought the white paper helped the letters stand out better! Then I embellished the card with the starry confetti and some glitter dots.
Thanks for looking!

KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Shapes
KI Memories Playlist Confetti
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Cards
KI Memories Playlist Sheer Vellum alphabet stickers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sending You Happy Thoughts card by designer Patty Folche

Happy Thoughts Scooter Card
Sometimes we need a card to make someone smile or to lift their spirits. This is one of those happy cards created with a new Hampton Vintologie Stamp and Stencil set and Jillibean Soup, Cool as a Cucumber papers and diecuts.

Sending You Happy Thoughts card by Patty Folchert

I started out by cutting 11 strips of coordinating paper in different widths from my scraps.  I attached those in a diagonal pattern as shown across the card with adhesive and then using my sewing machine I stitched every other strip for added texture.  Then to create the sentiment tag I used the Vintologie Stamp and Stencil sets “Sending you Happy Thoughts” sentiment and then adding three arrows in brown ink onto plain kraft paper. Then I added a strip of paper on the tag end and trimmed the corner and stapled an “x” onto the end. The tag was then added as shown with foam dots. 

After that I added the diecut scooter from the Jillibean Soup/Cool as a Cucumber Collection with foam dots as well. The “Yay” flag was also stamped onto plain kraft paper in brown ink and added to the scooter with foam dots. Last I added some metallic sequins for a bit of bling.

There you have it, a playful card sure to lift anyone’s spirits; but don’t take my word for it- give a try and put it to the test. Let me know how yours turns out!

Zoom Zoom,

Supply List:
Hampton Art /Vintologie Stamp & Stencil Set Item #SC0641
 Ranger/Archival Ink- Coffee
Patterned Paper
Jillibean Soup/Cool as a Cucumber- Cool Cucumber, Hip Hummus, Awesome Avocado, Swell Soy, Chic Kale & Trendy Tomatoes; Jillibean Soup/Plain Kraft Paper
Die Cuts
Jillibean Soup/Cool as a Cucumber
Other products
American Crafts/Metallic Sequins; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam squares;  Tombow/tape runner, white thread, sewing machine