Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Big Score! card by designer Lori Williams

Masculine cards seems to be a challenge for a lot of paper crafters.  The good news is the Good Ol’ Sport Stamps really help to make a great card.  
Big Score card by Lori Williams

My main image was stamped and then colored in with colored pencils.   The “Go Team” banner along with the “Big Score” banner were both stamped on patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Good Ol’ Sport paper collection and then cut out by hand in the shapes.  I also stamped the basketball and colored in then fussy cut it out to add into my little cluster in the bottom right hand corner.  All of my papers were backed on black cardstock for two reasons, first I wanted to add some stability to the over all build up and the second was the black really made each piece pop.  Foam tape was the hero that helped me pull this dimensional beauty together.  I do love me some foam tape.  

Here is a list of the two different stamp sets I used on this card: 
G45 Good Ol’ Sport IC0300 and IC0301.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Party This Way card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hello, Stampin' and Scrappin' Addicts! Ready to get your fix on the Hampton Art blog today?

Today's card features one of the five new clear stamp sets by Art Impressions that are 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.)

When my mom retired a couple of months ago, they gave her a party, and I thought it would be nice to make a card that could be used for an all-office invitation to a retirement bash. You know, something cute and fun to stick on the bulletin board for all to see. These lively geezers from the His and Her Flying High set are the perfect answer, I think!


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Cardstock: Ninah Desert Storm; Patterned Paper and Die Cut Shape: Cool as a Cucumber Soup (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamp Set: His and Her Flying High (Art Impressions); Ink: black, blue; Other Mediums: Spectrum Noir colored pencils, Zig pen; Embellishments: gems; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, Stitch Doodle Dot template (Crafter's Workshop), cloud die (Memory Box), Vagabond, foam ink applicator tool
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card.
  2. Cut and adhere patterned paper mat. 
  3. Cut and stamp image panel.
  4. Stamp geezers and color.
  5. Die cut cloud and hold in place on stamped panel while gently applying blue ink. Repeat until background is filled in with "clouds."
  6. Adhere stamped panel and sentiment die cut shape to card.
  7. Free-hand or use stitching template to draw a border around the stamped panel and the sentiment die cut shape.
  8. Adhere gems.

Create a bank of clouds as a background by die cutting a cloud to use as a mask. Hold the cloud die cut in place (no glue for this, please) with one hand and lightly apply ink with a foam ink applicator tool. Vary your pressure and reposition the cloud die cut often. Although you can mask your stamped image, you don't have to. I didn't, and, as you can see, I was able to position my cloud die cut in such a way as to avoid inking over my stamped image in any significant way. If you want to create a single cloud or two, use the negative of the cloud die cut as a stencil.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Lunch Box Notes by designer Patty Folchert

Well it is back to school time, or in my house off to school for the first time! I thought it would be fun to create some sweet little lunchbox notes to include in my son’s lunchbox someday soon. So I grabbed some fabulous Canvas Corp. papers, stamps and mini bags and got to work.
Using the Canvas Corp. stamps and papers I stamped the star and sentiments onto orange and turquoise papers. Then using black ink I also stamped stars onto the white mini bags as shown. Then I cut out more turquoise paper and stamped with the outline stamp for the notes to put inside the bags, see examples below:

Lunch Box Notes by Patty Folchert

Then I cut out banner pieces adding the kraft stars paper as a center strip. I also added silver twine tied in bows for just a little bit of bling. Here is what a finished note looks like:

So do you think your little students would like to find one of these in their lunch box? You decide.

Proud Mama, 

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Canvas Corp-#ICO307
American Crafts/Black
Canvas Corp./Turquoise on White, Orange on White & Silver & Kraft Star
Canvas Corp./White Mini Bags

Silver twine, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Friday, September 26, 2014

We'll Be Friends card by designer Lori Williams

We'll Be Friends tag by Lori Williams

I can’t wait to give a gift to my best friend, because this tag is going to be hanging off of it for sure.  I love the sentiment stamp ( LOL, laugh out loud stamp SC0622).  I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and then embossed it with aqua embossing powder.  I cut the sentiment out and then colored in the border edge with colored pencil just to give the edge some definition and pop.  For the base tag I used the Vintologie Adhering Stencil and cover the entire stencil with versa mark and then clear embossing powder.  

Once it was heat set, I used a blending tool and added in various shade of ink.  The flourishes from the stencil remained cream colored while the rest of the tag got blended color…beautiful.  I added some ribbon and flowers to the tag to finish it all off.  Be sure to check out the LOL Stamps, there are some of the cutest phrases and stamp sets, you’ll just have to have.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Four Halloween cards featuring Jillibean Soup by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us again on the Hampton Art blog!

Today I have a four Halloween cards to share using new releases from Jillibean soup and Hampton Art!

Halloween card by Joy Ott

Creepy card by Joy Ott

Jillibean Soup: Witches Brew and Owloween Stew 6 x 6 Mini Paper Pads
Jillibean Soup: Witches Brew Pea Pod Parts
Jillibean Soup: Halloween Mini Placemats
Simon Says Stamp: Orange Peel Cardstock
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock

Scotch: foam Tape, ATG Tape
Horizon Group: Adhesive Wiggly Eyes

This card has a not-so-scary ghost and some wood veneer bats:

Boo card by Joy Ott

This card has a freaky pumpkin:

Freaky Pumpkin card by Joy Ott



Jillibean Soup: Owloween Stew 6 x 6 Mini Paper Pads
Jillibean Soup: Witches Brew Pea Pod Parts
Jillibean Soup: Halloween Wood Veneers
Jillibean Soup: Halloween Mini Placemats
Simon Says Stamp: Green Leaf and Black Cardstock
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock

Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Horizon Group: Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
Lawn Fawn: Grassy Border Die

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Party card by designer Deborah Nolan

Howdy, cardmakers and scrappers! I'm happy to welcome you back to the Hampton Art blog for some more product play and inspiration!

Today's card features Birthday Bisque products from Jillibean Soup and is a straight up party invitation. This is a really fun and versatile collection, so I know you'll enjoy exploring all of its options.

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Cardstock: Ninah Solar White (card base), Patterned Papers, Stickers, and Die Cut Shapes: Birthday Bisque (Jillibean Soup); Embellishments: pearls; Other: foam dimensional adhesive; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card.
  2. Cut sentiment panel from PP #1 and adhere to mat of PP #2, then adhere to card on an angle.
  3. Trim overhang of sentiment panel from sides of card.
  4. Adhere sentiment die cut shape and sticker.
  5. Adhere balloon die cut shapes with foam dimensional adhesive.
  6. Adhere pearls.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love card by designer Patty Folchert featuring Jillibean Soup

Here is a card featuring some brand new Jillibean Soup Soup Staples 3 papers and embellishments with a touch of new Mix the Media Ephemera Pack. Oh and I just can’t get enough of the new Doilies and Woodgrain stamp and stencil set from Jillibean Soup it is so versatile I find myself coming back to it over and over again. 

Love card by Patty Folchert

I could not resist the lovely new circle kraft tags in a love you theme, I used Love spelled out, xo, and the cut out heart. Using the cotton twine included in the pack I added the three tag bows. I made the new Soup Staple 3 paper my card base and added some white paper doilies from my mix the media ephemera pack. Using the doilies from the set I stamped them onto the kraft cardstock using brown ink. Then I started layering, being sure to add backer papers to the kraft tags for extra emphasis. 

A subtle and sweet card was the end result, perfect for lots of different occasions. Really loving these new products!

Inspired by Soup,

Supply List:
Hampton Art /Jillibean Soup Stamp & Stencil Set – Doilies & Woodgrain
 Ranger Archival Ink/Coffee
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples 3- Kraft Triangles
Jillibean Soup/Plain Kraft
Jillibean Soup/Kraft Tags- Circle
Jillibean Soup/Mix the Media – Ephemera Pack
Other products

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam squares; Tombow/tape runner