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