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.


INSTRUCTIONS | Step x Step
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

SUPPLIES | Other
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

SUPPLY LIST:
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
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SEA HORSES CARD by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLY LIST:
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
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FUN IN THE SUN CARD by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLY LIST:
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!
-gretchen

Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Cards
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Shapes
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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!
-gretchen

Supplies:
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist Glitter Dots
KI Memories Playlist Die Cut Shapes
KI Memories Confetti
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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!
-gretchen

Supplies:
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,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps 
Hampton Art /Vintologie Stamp & Stencil Set Item #SC0641
Ink
 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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday card by Gini Williams Cagle


It's easier than ever before to put a cute spin on your cards using Hampton Art's Stamp and Stencil sets.  I was able to quickly add my stenciled banner to the top of the card, and stamped the sentiment.  The cake was stamped, colored and fussy cut - and then added to the card with foam dimensionals.  It's fun and festive, and everything comes together quickly.

Happy Birthday card by Gini Williams Cagle



Supplies:
Hampton Art Vintologie Stamp and Stencil SC0646
Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup ( bite size bits jb0007, sliced turnip jb0004)
May Arts Ribbon - KBB-46
WorldWin Cardstock

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Party With Out Cake card by designer Lori Williams


Hi Hampton Art lovers, Lori here with you today sharing a fun and poppy birthday card.  I challenged myself just a bit with this one as I used only white cardstock paper to create this happy card.  Hampton Art stamps and stencils made it really simple and I adore the finished work.
A Party With Out Cake... card by Lori Williams

I started with plain white rectangle of cardstock and laid the stencil from the Vintologie (SC 0646) over the top of it.  Using bright pigment ink I colored in the banner with various colors and let dry.  Then I lined and or doodled on each of the banners using a white pen.  I used the pink ink to distress ink the edges of the rectangle. Next I stamped the cake stamp from the same collection using black ink and then colored in with markers and cut it out with a die.  I distressed inked the edges with the bright pink color.  I made sure to leave a bit of white around the cake which makes it stand out and almost pop of the page.   Using foam tape I mounted to the center of the base banner card.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment using black ink then restamped just a bit askew using the pink ink which gave the sentiment a little bit of a highlight.  I punched out the sentiment and then punched out a doily and colored it with the pink ink then finished off by mounting to the card with foam tape.  I then added several layers to the base of my card for some detail and build up and the base layer was inked with a turquoise blue for a hint of color and to finish everything up. 
Happy crafting and I challenge you…can you make a card using just stamps, stencils, ink and white cardstock?  The challenge is fun.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elegant Mini Cards by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us on the Hampton Art blog today! 

I made a set of mini cards using the Ki / Hampton Art Modern Elegance 6" x 6" paper pad and sticker flip pack. The sticker flip pack comes with more than 100 pieces and includes stickers and self-adhesive gems! I thought these cards would be fun to add to a small gift for weddings or other occasions. 

Elegant Mini cards by Joy Ott


Papers
Studio G: Cards & Envelopes for Crafting
Ki Modern Elegance Paper Pad

Other
Studio G: Self-Adhesive Gems
Ki Modern Elegance Sticker Flip Pack
Scotch: ATG Tape, Foam Tape