Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mother’s Day

Happy Monday, friends! We're so glad to see you!  Hopefully you had a "scrap-tastic" weekend and found some time to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  Today, Gloria is here with a gorgeous Mother's Day card... yes, Mother's day is this Sunday, the 13th; so weather you're a mother, you have a mother, or a dear friend who is like a mother to you, feel free to use this idea as inspiration to celebrate her this weekend!


Mother's Day Card Supplies:


Hampton Art Ditto, Studio G Happy Mother's Day rubber stamp

Hampton Art Signature Collection - Hydrangea Collage (PS0528)


Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades antiquing Ink in Photogenic and Venetian Lace

Clearsnap Colobox Pigment ink in Smoke Blue

Clearsnap Smooch in Banana Custard


Graphic 45 Papers - Fashionista: En Vogue, Haute Couture and Potpourri

Black Cardstock

Vanilla Cardstock

Other supplies:

Copic Markers: Various colors

Pearls (colored with alcohol based markers)

Stampin' Up Border Punch

Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Orchid Shimmer Satin

Tools - Bow Easy

Adhesive - Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape, Beacon Fabri-tac


Designer Notes:

1. Stamp image with Decades Photogenic antiquing ink and color with alcohol markers.

2. Color butterfly image with Smooch Banana Custard ink.

3. Sponge image background with Decades Venetian Lace antiquing ink.

4. Trim image and ink edges with Smoke Blue pigment ink.




Head on over to Gloria's blog for more information!

Art Tag

Hey friends! Here' another stunning project from Gloria Stengel that we hope you enjoy...


Art Tag Supplies:


Hampton Art Diffusions - Art Soul, DF2193


Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere

Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet, Splash, River Mossy, Vanilla Shimmer

Other Supplies

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Clockwork

Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Gadget Gears

Spellbinders - Nestabilities die templates - Labels Twenty-five


Really Reasonable Ribbon - Aqua Sheer Ruffle Edge, Black Crochet Lace


Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, Beacon Zip Dry, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


Designer Notes:

1. Spray tag with Splash and River Mossy Smooch Spritz and allow to dry.

2. Emboss tag with an embossing folder.  Rub raised areas with Dark Cashmere antiquing ink.

3. Die cut gears from chipboard and spray with Black Velvet Smooch Spritz.

4. Stamp sentiment with Mudslide archival ink, then die cut and emboss with labels template, then ink with Venetian Lace antiquing ink.

5. Spray flowers with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

National Scrapbook Day

Yes, we know National Scrapbook day is tomorrow, and so is... Cinco de Mayo, Europe Day, singer Chris Brown's birthday... okay, okay, I digress! Designer, Britt Bass has brought us an awesome scrap-tastic tutorial that you can view today, and make tomorrow, we wanted to make sure you had time to gather up all of your supplies!

Hello Hampton Fans! I'm so happy to be joining you on this awesome day of celebration: National Scrapbooking Day!!! I'm excited to show you the layout I've created to (hopefully) inspire you.  Also, I've done a stepped-out tutorial that you can see in it's entirety on my blog, after you're done here, of course!


Sweet Spring Time Page Supplies:


Hampton Art Signature Collection - clear stamps Curvaceous Borders - SC0401

Hampton Art: Warehouse licensed clear stamps - Border Background - SC0163

HA Diffusion Wood Stamp - Scratch Pattern - DF2635


Studio G Chalk Pigment Ink VP0017

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Cosmic Pink, Wine Berry, Citrus Tickle

Clearsnap Smooch Glitz - Frost

Clearsnap Colorbox Ink - Bark Brown

Clearsnap Glue Gloss

Other supplies

Patterned paper

Cardstock - white and cream

Punches - Monarch Butterfly; Micro Icon Punches Flower/Heart/Butterfly; Dot

Grunge Board: Tim Holtz

Thickers - White Vinyl "Root Beer Float", Yellow Glitter Puffy "Bumble"

Ribbon - light yellow ,medium yellow, and white

Yarn - white and yellow

Fiber - Green grass fiber, Adornments by EK Success

Stickers - Transparent Butterflies by the Paper Studio

Adhesive - Scotch tape, Scotch ATG, Dimensional Tape


Designer Details:

1. Decorate "eggs" with small punched shapes, Smooch Spritz, Glue Gloss and glitter.  Set aside to dry.

2. Stamp, trim, and weave pieces to create basket.

3. Add ribbons and fiber details to basket.  Braid yarn and ribbon together to create basket handle.

4. Trim patterned papers, distress edges with scissors. Layer.

5. Stamp scallops and word phrases on background of paper.  Attach paper layers, overlapping stamped images.

6. Attach extra strips of basketweave paper, assembled basket, and eggs to layout.

7. Mat photo and attach with dimensional adhesive.

8. Create title with dimensional letter stickers and attach, with part of title overlapping photo.

9. Use Smooch Spritz to color chip board shapes. Layer and adhere to layout.

10. Punch butterflies. Add sparkle with Smooch Glitz and attach to layout.  Add small butterfly stickers.


There it is! Your National Scrapbook Day Hampton Art inspiration! Go ahead, celebrate the ART in you - and CREATE something today!

Thanks Card

You've made it to the middle of the work week... Congratulations!  We are so very excited to share our first gem from designer Gloria Stengel today on the blog, we think you're going to love it!

Head over to her blog for more details on the project.

Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you're working on this lovely Wednesday!


Thanks Card Supplies:


Hot Fudge Studio On Butterfly Wings - PS0397

Celebrate and Thanks clear stamp set - SC0223


Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink in Photogenic, Venetian Lace, and Triumphant Red

Other Supplies

Graphic 45 paper Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif

Graphic 45 Chipboard Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tags 2

Black cardstock

Very Vanilla Cardstock


Really Reasonable Ribbon - Old Gold Sheer Ruffle Edge

Gold Wire

Spellbinders Die Templates - Nested pennants

Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Bow Easy

Adhesive - Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape, Beacon Fabri-tac, Zip Dry

Nostalgic Tag

We've got another, AB-SO-LUTELY gorgeous Vivian Keh design and post for you today! Here she is :)

Hi there, Hampton Art fans! I'm so excited to visit with you here on the blog and share how I put together this nostalgic, warm, softly textured tag!


Nostalgic Tag Supplies:


ABC Primer Stamp set - Hampton Art/Graphic 45 licensed design IC0124


Chesnut Pigment Ink

Rich Cocoa Dye Ink

Tea Dye Ink

Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer


Paper Trimmer

Flower - 3D Bigz Die by Sizzix

Tag & Bookplate Die by Sizzix

Scoreboard & Bone folder

Leaf Punch

Moroccan Edger Punch EK Success


Metal Button


Cream Satin Ribbon

Ecru Floss


Scotch ATG

Tombow Mono Multi Glue


Glue Dots

Photo Tutorial:


You'd think I had thrown some soft Betty Davis lighting effects in there!  But I swear, I didn't.  What please me the most about this project was that given the right products, manifesting the soft, romantic nostalgia that I had envisioned became a piece of cake!  Here's the stepped out tutorial!


Isn't this stamp beautiful?  A child discovering the wonders of reading - just precious! This stamp is one of the 8 cling mounted stamps that are included in the ABC Primer 2 Stamp Set by Hampton Art and Graphic 45.  Using dye ink, I stamped my focal image, cut out the frame, and distressed the edges.


Using and edger punch, I cut this decorative strip and distressed that as well.


For the base of my tag, I used a tag die on a piece of strong, cream cardstock.  I diecut a darker colored strip to cover the top portion and trimmed a rectangle to cover the lower portion.  Then I adhered both pieces to the tag base.


This is the Provence Petal Point Pad from Colorbox/Clearsnap.  It contains a deep Chestnut Brown that will probably become a new favorite for me.  Using that color, I stamped these numbers ont he decorative strip and heat embossed with clear fine embossing powder.


Before adhering the strip, I scored down the length and lightly folded along the score line - this easy step adds dimension and interesting shadows!


I tied some creamy satin ribbon around the tag, right at the level where I planned to put the focal image.  This added a bit of sheen in addition to the gloss of the embossed numbers.


I popped the focal image on dimensionals a nestled it up against the bow.


This is how the tag looks so far - a range of tones from light to dark, a variety of textures, and a few shiny accents.

On to the custom bloom.  I saw a beautifully textured bloom gracing a card that recently won a Moxie Fab challenge.  I visited the blog of it's creator, Laura Bassen, to find out how to make it, then shabbified it a bit to suit my tastes.  So I drew and cut a bunch of irregular kidney bean shapes - these irregularities make the bloom interesting.


Before proceeding, I made sure to erase my pencil markings that were left.  Then I scored lines on each petal, radiating out from the center as shown below.


So I had sewn darts in clothing before, but this is the first time I created darts with paper - that was neat and I'm going to see how I can incorporate this little trip to add dimension to other projects and non-floral embellishments in the future!  For the paper dart, I cut slits half-way through the kidney bean shapes.


Then I laid down a tiny strip of glue next to the incision, adhered one side over the other, held it closed with a tiny clothespin and left it to dry.  Now they look like little fish!


Once these dried, I used my beloved bone folder to curl the edges.


Then I spritzed with my new Smooch Spritz!


Isn't that fine shimmer glorious? This was one of the products in my goody box from Hampton Art partner, Clearsnap.  Exactly the amount of shine I want and LURVE!  Plus, it comes in this glass vial that's wonderful to handle!


I assembled the bloom using glue dots.  Hot glue would work, too.  And then I topped it off with a beautiful button.


Bloom done, now onto my tightly rolled flowers.  I diecut a few of these, rolled them as shown, keeping them tighter at the base, finally sealing the deal with some hot glue at the base.


I used a leaf punch to create a few simple leaves, curled them with my bone folder, and inserted them under the flower petals in such a way to draw the eye around the tag.


Add some pearls bling on the bottom, and voila!

La Bella Primavera

Happy Monday Hampton Art friends :) today's post comes from Designer Vivian Keh... ENJOY!


Ahhhh - La Bella Primavera!

Cristiani! Primavera sta qua! Adesso, sta molto fresca a Las Vegas e presto ogni mattina, quando sta calma fuori, mi piace camminare nel mio giardina con un bel cappucino. I've got to practice my Italian somewhere or else I'll lose it completely, folks!  And since my guy doesn't speak Italian and there's only so much I can say to my dogs, you'll have to bear with it.  A serious Italophile lurks here at this post in the ether.  Aside from a lusciously intonated language which languidly rolls off the tongue, I think I'm primarily in love with how Italians, especially in the South, have perfected the art of savoring the moment... so, SO important!

Well, spring has arrived where we are, and since it's going to be a short one, I'm doing my best to savor the transient beauty of a Las Vegas spring.  We're now regularly in the 70's and 80's during the day.  Before we know it, the weather is going to become unbearably hot, and I will, unfortunately, wilt.  I'm trying to get into the habit of rising early so that I will be able to continue enjoying the outdoors before the potent Vegas rays force my retreat!  There has been a devoted nurturing of seedlings these past few months - watering, lighting, adjusting, fertilizing.  So it's been a bit difficult to remain calm knowing that many of them will not survive the extreme temps here - I will try to keep you posted on the developments.  So far, all the basil varieties are perky, and my intuition tells me the salvia will thrive.  These are the variety of salvia I'm trying out this year.


Colorful spires, full of nectar.  Hummingbird sanctuary?  Yeaaaaaahhh boyeeeeeeeeee!

As is often the case, the garden inspires my craft. I want to share with you my latest nature inspired creation.  It's a relatively quick card that celebrates the explosion of color and life in spring as seedlings burst forth from their casings and spring bulbs erupt out of the soil.  Come visit me on "the tube" to see the tutorial for this fresh and invigorating card! 


La Bella Primavera Card Supplies:


Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 3 IC0141  

Ditto Sentiment


Versa Mark

Gold Embossing Powder






Flowers, 3-D Bigsz Die from Sizzix



Lime Green Rhinestones

Remember, head over to YouTube for the complete tutorial!


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National Scrapbook Day: May 5th



Start planning what you're going to do on NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY, May 5th 2012... yes it's also Cinco de Mayo!  Check out PaperCrafter's Corner for their giveaways and oh-so-much more!

Miss You Card

Nina  has got another great project to share with us today! A perfect way to end the work week, making a little card to send to a dear friend :)

All the stamps came from her Hampton Art design team goody box!

miss you card

Miss You Card Supplies:


Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art SC0192 Circle Birds clear stamp set

Doodle Bug Designs by Hampton Art SC0473 You Said it clear stamp set (sentiment)

Doodle Bug Designs by Hampton Art IC0160 Borders cling stamp set (dots)

Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art SC0184 Flower Parts clear stamp set (branch)


Clearsnap Watermark Embossing Ink

Clearsnap Archival Dye Ink

Other supplies

Hampton Art Embossing Powder (glittered orange)




1. Cut cardstock to desired size.

2. Stamp bird image and heat emboss onto card.

3. Stamp brand, sentiment and dots.

Spring Party Banner and Gift Tag

Today we've got a precious project from Design Team member Nina Yang using Hampton Art's Signature Collection Happy Birthday clear stamp set

"Hello everyone! Nina here with my first project for Hampton Art.  Every stamp in the set makes me happy!"


Hope this banner is springy enough for your next party!

happy birthday set

Isn't this a great set!? Nina uses 5 of the stamp in this set to create her gorgeous project!

Spring Party Banner and Gift Tag Supplies:


Hampton Art Signature Collection SC0170 Happy Birthday clear stamp set

Studio G by Hampton Art Polka Dot Boarder


Studio G by Hampton Art Pigment Ink (assorted colors)

Other supplies

Echo Park Patterned Paper - Metropolitan 6x6

The Paper Company Cardstock - White and yellow

Doodlebug Design Twine

Copic Markers

Lifestyle Crafts envelope wrapper die



1. Diecut banners from patterned paper and cardstock.

2. Stamp polka dot pattern on to banners.

3. Fold banner in half and staple together, leaving about 1/2" at the fold for threading.

4. Stamp sentiment, gift and part hat images onto white cardstock, color and punch out with a 1-1/2" circle punch.

5. Punch five 2" scalloped circles from yellow cardstock.

6. Adhere circles onto banners with 3D foam adhesive.

7. Thread some twine though and you are done!


Too stinkin' cute!


A close up of the gift tag.

Nina used studio g ink pads on her project.  They are great for collecting multiple ink colors all at once! She also shares a great way to keep track of ink colors by using a stamp image with both solid  and fine lines (the slice of cake from the set is perfect) onto a strip of scrap paper and number them.

studio g

Hello Hello Butterflies Card

Welcome back! We've got a fun, fresh and springtime card design from Beverly today!


Hello Hello Butterflies Card Supplies:


Doodle Bug Design by Hampton Art IC0161 Flower Garden Cling Stamp Set


Clearsnap Archival Dye in Wicked Black

Copic markers

Other supplies

Sizzix die cut border

DCWV Cardstock (colors)

Stampin' Up! Cardstock (white)

JoAnn Fabrics Ribbon

Doodle Bug Design rhinestones

Scotch/3M foam tape



1. Trim green cardstock for card base.

2. Adhere trimmed yellow cardstock to left side.

3. Adhere two pink cardstock scalloped diecut borders on the left and right sides.

4. Secure ribbon.

5. Stamp four butterfly images with black ink.

6. Color with markers.

7. Trim each image closely and adhere in a row.

8. Adhere pink rhinestones to centers of butterfly images.

9. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink pad.

10. Trim and mount on blue and pink cardstock.

11. Adhere sentiment to card with foam tape.

Good Thing Card

Are you looking for a beautiful card design that looks like you too hours to create, but actually takes just a few minutes? Well Beverly has an amazing project to share that really "tidies" up your time and efforts to create a beautiful finished project in 5 easy steps!

Good thing card

Good Thing Card Supply List:


7gypsies by Hampton Art PS0626 - A Good Thing Wood Stamp


Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Pad

Other Supplies

Hampton Art Gold Embossing Powder

Sizzix Gold Foil Board and embossing folder

Grafix Cardstock

Stampin' Up! Ivory Brads

Basic Grey - Decorative Gold Leaf Mulberry Paper



1. Trim gold foil board and decorative mulberry paper for card base.

2. Heat emboss sentiment with gold powder on ivory cardstock.

3. Trim and mounton embossed gold foil board.

4. Mount again on ivory cardstock and adhere to center of card base.

5. Attach three small ivory brads in a row on lower left side.

Best Wishes Card

We've got a beautiful card from designer Beverly Sizemore to share with you today!  As you know, wedding season is coming very soon and don't you think making a card would make a big impression for the bride to be at a shower or at the wedding!? We think so!  See Beverly's classic example below...

Best Wishes Card

Best Wishes Bridal Card Supply List:


Hampton Art (IC0158 - Wedded Bliss Cling Stamp Set)


Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Pad

Other Supplies

Hampton Art Embossing Powder

Smooch by Clearsnap - Pearlized Accent Ink in Moonlight

Marker - Copic

Little Yellow Bicycle (Swoon Collection) - Patterned Paper, Sticks, Pins, Pearls

Stampin' Up! - Cardstock (Black and White)

The Paper Studio - Doily

Stampin' Up! - Flower

Foam Tape - Scotch/3M

Misc. - Grey and White Organdy Ribbon



1. Trim black and patterned paper as show to 6 x 6" for card base.

2. Adhere doily to center of card base.

3. Heat emboss image and sentiment on white cardstock with black powder.

4. Color bridal image with gray marker and accent with pearlized ink.

5. Adhere bridal image to center of card.

6. Mount sentiment below with foam tape.

7. Adhere tiny white pearls to bridal image.

8. Affix ribbon bow to top left corner.

9. Insert heart stick pins to bow.

10. Secure flower to lower right corner.

“Lucky Me” Mini Book

Hello All! Wendy Morris here and my last CHA Summer Show 2012 project in full reveal for you that was on display in the Hampton Art booth with 7 Gypsies product. I really loved these batch of projects and so happy I could share them up with you! I hope you enjoyed them as well!



Hampton Art

Hampton Art Stamps: Studio G, 7 Gypsies, Art Warehouse

7 Gypsies

ATC Card Pack (Lucky Me)


Ink: Ranger - Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Red Lipstick

Pearls & Bling: Kaisercraft

Cupid: Jolee’s Boutique

Wood Veneer Shapes: Studio Calico (butterflies)

Metal Clock & Clock Gears: Advantus - Tim Holtz

Binding Machine & Copper Binding Coil: Zutter Bind-It-All


Designer Notes:

My inspiration for this project comes from the 7 Gypsies ATC cards and a little bit of love on the brain (wink wink). I decided not to use the cards in the “normal” ATC card style but instead to work them into a small mini book. These were the perfect size for a quick project full of love and great for a quick gift.

When I start a mini, I always pre-assemble the order of my pages, inserts, etc., and go ahead to punch the holes with my binding machine. In this way, I have everything already sized up and what will work in what size for where I want it in the book. As I’m working into the details of my project, I just flip the pages over as I assemble them. Most of the time I’m adding in stamping, bulkier embellishing as I go, then, I can pre-plan mentally for these items as working on each page. Hope that makes sense :)

1. On the cover, I stamped the phrase “my heart takes flight” as an added pop to the pre-printed title on the card. I added the resin cupid as added “flair” and connecting the overall theme of my mini.



2. The 7 Gypsies ATC card pack comes with some really cool matching diecuts. In this pack, I used the clocks and measuring tape to coordinate into the Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies stamps. Many levels of layering on this mini page.


3. On this page (behind my photo), I used the “the fine print” stamp from Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies (love this stamp) and worked some repetition for this page in repeating the stamp.


4. I used the “because you matter to me” stamp from Hampton Art - Studio G on this page.


5. On this page, I used the pre-printed card and added in some water wash of ink splashes.


6. LOVE this stamp, “you + me” from Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies and used it solo on this page (and a sweet little heart).


7. Who doesn’t love butterflies? I stamped the butterflies (Hampton Art - Art Warehouse), inked a wood veneer butterfly. Then on the next page, I added a butterfly to connect the two pages and theme. You can make two very different pages blend well with adding repetitive embellishing. I use this technique a lot in my projects!


Hope you enjoyed my project!


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