Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Resolution


With tomorrow being the first day of the new year, times a ticking on getting your new years resolutions ready!  Design Team member Beverly Sizemore has a classy card with a wonderful sentiment, and not to mention a gorgeous stamp on it we want to add as one of our resolutions for the new year!!!


Classic Beauty

Hampton Art December Project Two Classic Beauty Card


Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0188 A Ladies Diary and IC0162 Sentiment)

Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View

Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (#658202)

Embossing -- Scor Buddy

Ribbon -- Really Reasonable Ribbon

Ink -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Stephanie Barnard Colorbox in Grape)

Flowers -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brads -- Imaginisce

Rhinestones -- Want2Scrap (#72 Lavender)

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M Misc. -- Purple Staples



1. Trim lavender cardstock for card base. Use Scor Buddy to create lines.

Adhere three rows of polka dot ribbon as shown.

2. Trim lighter lavender cardstock into two strips. Use Scor Buddy to create

lines. Adhere between ribbon. Adhere purple ric rac to each scored

Strip. Staple.

3. Stamp image with purple ink pad on lighter lavender cardstock. Stamp

sentiment below image with purple ink pad. Trim into shape using

Sizzix Framelit. Adhere to center of card base with foam tape.

4. Secure three flowers as shown with small brads as shown. Adhere

small rhinestone to brads. Also, adhere rhinestones to stamped image.

Friday, December 28, 2012

You are an Angel


Ever looking for a way to tell someone how much they mean to you? Maybe a friend or family member that is always there for you would enjoy a lovely card like this beauty DT member Dana Warren made with a heartfelt message inside!


You are an Angel card

you are an angel

Supply List

Hampton Art: Angel Trio – PS0669 (Wood Stamp) Studio G: Card & Envelope

Colorbox Ink: Dye Ink – Wicked Black

KI Memories: Letterhead sticker sheet – Black Alphas

Pattern Paper: Authentique: Paper Cozy, Solitude, Chill. Stickers: Peaceful Elements


Designer Notes

1. Stamp image and color with watercolors.

2. Adhere pattern paper to front of card and inside of card. Trim extra off. Use sandpaper to soften edges. Ink edges of card front.

3. Round corners on the right side.

4. Cut pattern paper strips, round edges and ink edges.

5. Wrap black twine around strips and adhere. Adhere strips to cardbase.

6. Adhere alpha stickers and stamped image to cardbase

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mr. & Mrs.


Headed to a New Years wedding? Why not make this classy embossed card for the bride and groom to be! Thanks for the inspiration Dana Warren! We love the colored ribbon and pearls.


Mr. & Mrs. card

mr and mrs

Supply List

Hampton Art: Elegant Snowflake (Wood Stamps) . You Said It – SC0473 (Clear Stamps)

A La Mode Embossing Powder by Hampton Art: Clear

Colorbox Ink: Dye Ink: Dark Cherry, Top Boss Watermark Ink.

KI Memories: Little Things – Sticker Sheet

Embellishment: Doodle Bug: Mini Pearls: Spring Assortment

Ribbon: American Craft


Designer Notes

1. Stamp Elegant Snowflake several times on the cardbase. Emboss with clear embossing powder.

2. Cut small 2 slits at the top crease. Thread ribbon threw the slits and adhere ribbon to the cardbase

3. Adhere pink pearls

4. Stamp sentiment on sticker. Adhere to cardbase with pop up dots.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Neon Greetings


Who doesn’t love a good pop of color?  Hampton Art design team member Beverly Sizemore has a birthday and a condolence card to share today!


Happy Birthday Cupcake

Project Three Happy Birthday Cupcake


Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0473 Sentiments and 3203 Images) Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Stephanie Barnard in Licorice and Guava) Glitter Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View White Cardstock -- Stampin’Up1 Brads -- Recollections



1. Trim black and pink glitter cardstock for card base as shown.

2. Stamp cake plate image with black ink on white cardstock.

Stamp cupcake inside of cake plate image with pink ink.

Stamp banner image on top of cake plate image with pink ink.

Stamp “happy” banner with black ink and trim closely. Adhere

inside pink banner. Trim and adhere to black glitter cardstock.

Adhere to base.

3. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink. Trim and

mount on pink and then black glitter cardstock. Adhere below

stamped cake plate image.




I’m So Sorry Card


Project Two I'm So Sorry Card


Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0471 and SC0473)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Top Boss Embossing)

Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap, Inc. (White)

Reinforcement Stickers -- Hampton Art (Ditto 1082312)

Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View

Diecut Border -- Sizzix eClips

Diecut Circles -- Sizzix eClips

Ribbon -- Michael’s Stores, Inc.

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M



1. Trim green cardstock for card base. Trim white cardstock

and adhere to center of base.

2. Heat emboss floral background on green cardstock using

white cardstock. Trim and adhere to right center of

white cardstock.

3. Adhere green reinforcement stickers to trimmed green

cardstock. Adhere as shown. Attach small white brad

in center of each.

4. Heat emboss sentiment on green diecut circle with white

embossing powder. Mount on white and then green

diecut circles. Adhere with foam tape to lower left.

5. Secure three rows of ribbon as shown.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

KI Memories: Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from KI Memories! Don’t you just love glitz and glitter stickers!?


Merry Christmas card

by Beverly Sizemore 

Hampton Art November Project Two

Supply List:

Stamp -- Hampton Art (PS0486A Santa Postage)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Colorbox Stephanie Barnard Strawberry)

Glitter Stickers -- KI Memories (3495 Christmas Red)

Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View (The Heirloom Christmas Stack)

Rub-Ons -- Royal Brush (ROY-519 Christmas Sentiments)

Holly Leaves -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brads -- The Paper Studio

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M



1. Trim cardstocks as shown for card base.

2. Stamp four Santa postage images with strawberry ink on

Ivory cardstock. Trim each image. Apply rub-on words

To top of each stamped image. Adhere with foam tape.

3. Apply red glitter stickers.

4. Secure holly leaves.

5. Attach small red brads at tips of leaves for “berries.”




One more Hampton Art Christmas lovely from Beverly! We hope your day is filled with tidings of comfort and joy!

Hampton Art November Project One



Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0669 Angel and PS0513A Sentiment)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)

Markers – Copic

Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Ovals #657563)

Cardstock --Diecuts With A View

Ribbon -- Michael’s Stores, Inc.

Jewels -- Me & My Big Ideas

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M



1. Trim shimmer blue cardstock for card base as shown.

2. Stamp three angel images on white cardstock with black ink pad.

Use Sizzix oval framelit to trim each stamped angel. Color

Images with markers. Adhere in row to top of card base.

3. Adhere ribbon below stamped angel images.

4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock. Color

With marker. Trim and adhere to bottom center.

5. Adhere blue jewels as shown.

One last Christmas card


Here’s one last Christmas card from one of our fabulous designers, Gloria Stengel


Merry Christmas, Hampton Art Fans! I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!




I have one last Christmas card to share with you, Santa checking his list, surrounded by some dry embossed snowflakes. He is looking great in his "instagram" frame!




I stamped the Graphic 45 Santa's List image with Schoolhouse Mix'd Media Inx, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the image again onto some scrap paper and trimmed it out to make a mask. I placed the mask over my embossed image, and then stamped over the top with the text from the Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas set. I stamped the text several times with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.




I created the frame by stamping the Polaroid image from the Ki Flashback Click Click set with Pheasant Gold pigment ink. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder then trimmed it out. I cut out the center and place the Santa image behind the frame.



I decorated the inside of the card to match.


Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:

Graphic 45 Santa's List

Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes, Believe in Christmas

Ki Flashback Click Click

Clearsnap Ink:

Colorbox Chalk Warm Red, Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown

Colorbox Pigment Pheasant Gold

Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx Schoolhouse

Embossing powder: Hampton Art clear

Cardstock: American Crafts Pomegranate, Coffee; Neenah Natural White

Designer paper: Echo Park Season's Greetings

Ribbon: May Arts

Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Snowflakes

Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Bow Easy; EK Success border punch

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Holiday Trio


Hello, Hampton fans… It’s Hampton Art designer Britt Bass ! Here in the eleventh hour of the Holiday season I wanted to give you a happy, bright, card trio to give you the extra push you might need to make it through your last minute holiday crafting!

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Card One
Hampton Art stamps: Love and Cheer (PS0718)

Clearsnap Ink: Fireberry Dye Ink (SN27004)


Patterned Paper: (Fesivus) Recollections

Cardstock: (white) The Paper Company

Accents: (red) Satin Ribbon, (gems) Martha Stewart


Card Two

Hampton Art stamps: Joy Peace Love Ornament (PS0514A)

Clearsnap Ink: Fireberry Dye Ink (SN27004)


Patterned Paper: (Fesivus) Recollections

Cardbase: (blue) Target

Accents: (green) Grossgrain Ribbon, (gems) Martha Stewart, (“greetings” button) JC Penny Button Campaign


Card Three

Hampton Art stamps: Merry Christmas Ornament (PS0211A), Just Add Snow (SC0271)

Clearsnap Ink: Fireberry Dye Ink (SN27004)


Patterned Paper: (Fesivus) Recollections

Cardbase: (green) DCWV

Accents: (teal) Twine, (gems) Recollections



Designer Notes:

Instead of step-by-step directions I want to give you some tips on how to make a group of cards that coordinate, but aren’t exactly the same. Some crafters simply hate to craft for the holidays because it can take you pretty far out of your normal process – especially if you try to save time by creating the same project many times over. Hopefully these tips will help you create for the holidays in a timely manner without the creativity-stifling necessity of mass-production.

1: Choose one paper collection or pad and one color of ink. This will help you focus on design and not waste extra time choosing supplies between each card.

2: Use standard-size cards that are all the same and come with matching envelopes. I used three A2 size cards with envelopes. If you do this, you not only standardize your cost for mailing the cards, but, you don’t have to schlep through the process of making envelopes when your mojo is all gone.

3: Choose a single theme for your stamping. It was much easier for me to choose stamps when I decided that all my cards would have an ornament theme. I didn’t have to agonize over the perfect stamp for each card because I only had to pick from stamps that fit my theme.

4: Embellish sparingly. Basically I decided on two specific types of embellishment (gems and fiber/ribbon) – which I used with an editorial eye. Using restraint with the embellishments will help with shipping cost, time, and fitting those cards into your existing envelopes.

5: Lastly, break some of the rules. Don’t let the rules cripple you. A cute, glossy button wasn’t part of the original plan, but when I saw it laying on my table I just couldn’t resist. When crafting for the holidays, follow the rules second but follow your heart first. That way, you can’t go wrong.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Day 2


Why not use the same sentiment on multiple cards and just change the coordinating background and accent pieces? DT Member Nina Yang did a great job with these simple, yet sophisticated cards… go ahead grab your “Merry Christmas” wood stamp and start making them today, it’s almost Christmas!


Christmas Holly Card

Christmas Holly Card

Supply List:


Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Believe in Christmas (SC0273)

Hampton Art Wood Mounted Stamp – Merry Christmas (PS0716)


Clearsnap – Colorbox Brush Pad Pigment Ink (Cranberry)

Clearsnap – Watermark Ink

Hampton Art embossing powder - white

Other Supplies

Cardstock: white/red; white gel pen.

Designer Notes:

Take a sample of the ink with you when shopping for matching paper and embellishments.





Christmas Tree Silhouette Card

Christmas Tree Silhouette Card

Supply List:


Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Believe in Christmas (SC0273)

Hampton Art Wood Mounted Stamp – Merry Christmas (PS0716)

Hampton Art Wood Mounted Stamp – Tree (PS0715)


Clearsnap – Colorbox Pigment Ink (Moss Green)

Clearsnap – Colorbox Chalk Ink (Yellow Citrus)

Clearsnap – Colorbox Dye Ink (Black)

Other Supplies

Cardstock: white/red; adhesives.


Designer Notes:

Wait until the pigment ink is dry to stamp the sentiment on top.

This is a quick and easy card for mass production. Lays flat in mail.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Minute Christmas


We’re bringing you two days of two projects from Hampton Art Design Team Member Nina Yang!!! We had to get these in your hands before the Christmas Holiday was over! Make them today and attach it to a plate of cookies to share with a neighbor, teacher or friend!

Christmas Tags

Christmas tags

Supply List:


Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Santa Stops Here (SC0272)


Clearsnap Colorbox Dye Ink - Black

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat’s Eye Pigment Ink - Scarlet


Self-adhesive mini pearls: Doodlebug – Spring Assortment (3290)

Other Supplies



Dies or circle punch



Designer Notes

I stamped each word in “Do not open until Christmas” separately on different colored cardstock scraps; cut out and adhered to the tag circle. Leave the lines unaligned for a fun and whimsical look.




Christmas Wreath Card

Christmas wreath card

Supply List:


Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Believe in Christmas (SC0273)

Hampton Art Wood Mounted Stamp – Partridge Wreath (PS0508A)

Hampton Art Wood Mounted Stamp – Love & Cheer (PS0718)


Clearsnap – Colorbox Cat’s Eye Pigment Ink (Scarlet)

Other Supplies

Cardstock: white; Ribbon

Foam adhesive



Designer Note:

Stamp the frame on a separate sheet of paper and then trim to get a perfect straight frame every time.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Quick & Easy Holiday Card


Here’s another awesome Christmas card we think you’ll simply “adore” from DT member Adora Concepcion!  Isn’t it great how beautiful stamps and clean compilation create a stunning finished project!?


Quick & Easy Holiday Card

quick and easy holiday card

Supplies :

Hampton Art Santa Stops Here Stamps – SC0272

Color Box Dragonfly Black Inkpad

Core’dinations Black Cardstock

Martha Stewart Circle Punch


Designer Notes:

The Santa Sleigh image caught my eye I thought it was the cutest tiny little stamp and it look so much fun. I made this fast and easy card with it and a little imagination . Thanks for stopping and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to come!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bright Tis the Season


By Dana Warren

Tis the season


Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps: Christmas Emporium 3 – Graphic 45 - IC0128 (Cling Stamp)

Hampton Art Other: Embossing Powder

Clearsnap:Top Boss: Watermark Ink – SN10250

Punch: Fiskar: Dash Line

Ribbon: American Crafts

Brad: Studio G Christmas Brad

Pattern paper: Heidi Grace Designs – Jolly & Bright, Mini Dots


Adhesive: Miracle Tape


Designer notes:

  1. Make card from cardstock
  2. Trim pattern paper and adhere to cardbase
  3. From an old dictionary page, punch border. Adhere to card base. Trim excess
  4. Stamp sentiment in watermark ink. Emboss
  5. Cut trips from ribbon. Make a loop, punch hole close to the two ends.
  6. Place brad through hole. Repeat until you read desired loops. Close brad
  7. Cutout holly leaves and berry. Adhere to cardbase
  8. Adhere bow brad over leaves and holly.


Snowy Christmas Card


Designer Nina Yang has an adorable Christmas card! It’s the perfect way to wish someone Happy Holidays! 


Snowy Christmas Card

snowy christmas card

Supply List:


Hampton Art Clear Stamp Set – Holiday Dreams & Wishes (SC0274)


Clearsnap – Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad (French Blue)

Clearsnap – Watermark Ink

Hampton Art embossing powder - white

Other Supplies

Cardstock: kraft, white, blue

1-3/4” Circle punch


Foam adhesive



Designer Notes:

Use non-traditional colors and sizes (sample is 3-1/2” x 6”) for a different look.

To create a snow globe shape: punch only a half circle to mount onto another circle.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bright Christmas Girls


By Dana Warren

Bright Christmas Girls

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps: Christmas Emporium 1 & 3 – Graphic 45 - IC0126, IC0128 (Cling stamps)

Clearsnap: Colorbox: Dye Ink: Mudslide

Pattern Paper: W R Memory Keeper – Christmas – Festivity – White Out Collection

Embellishments – Studio G – Gems

Ribbon: American Crafts

Die: Papertrey Ink - Oval


Adhesive: Miracle Tape, Pop Ups: The Paper Studio


Designer notes:

  1. Make card from cardstock. Trim pattern paper
  2. Wrap ribbon around pattern paper. Tie in bow and adhere panel to cardbase
  3. Die cut oval from cardstock, ink edges
  4. Stamp image. Adhere to cardbase
  5. Adhere gems
  6. Stamp sentiment inside card





The Best Day Card


Gini Williams Cagle made an absolutely adorable KI Memories card with tons of goodies from the new collection! Enjoy!

The Best Day Card


Hampton Art Stamps: KI, Flashback Collection, Click Click KI10022

KI: Washi Tape - Patches (KI10015); Patterned Paper - Flashback Collection: Flashbulbs (KI10002); Visionary (KI0003); Timeline (KI0004); Glitter Stickers: Black Charms (KI10020); Black Banners (KI10028); Brads: Hot Date(3588); Bejeweled Transparency: Smile Lines (KI10009)

Clearsnap: Colorbox Doodlebug Designs Pigment Ink – Bubblegum

Doodlebug Designs Baker’s Twine

Worldwin Cardstock: Pink

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive


Designer Notes:

1. Cut the patterned paper as shown on the card and ink the edges with Bubblegum ink.

2. Cut one row from the smile transparency and glue to the patterned paper, making sure to put your dots of glue under the black writing, so it does not show.

3. Cut fishtail ends of strips of Washi tape to make banners. Place these on your card base prior to adding the transparency layer, then add that layer, using dimensional adhesives to raise it up.

4. Stamp the polaroid frame onto light pink cardstock, using Bubblegum ink. Cut around the frame, as well as cut and remove the center portion. Back the opening with the honeycomb pattern paper.

5. Add the glitter stickers as shown, and embellish with the decorative brads and baker’s twine.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

KI Memories: 2 cards and a tag


Here’s a word… and awesome projects from KI Memories Design Team Member Gretchen McElveen

Gretchen McElveen_Santa card


Gretchen McElveen_Joyful card

I know, I know, the new "Flashback" line is not for Christmas. But I can't get enough of it! AND the "B" side of the "Viewfinder" sheet of patterned paper is that cool gold & white chevron and I thought it could pass for kind of Christmas-y. Combine that patterned paper with some glittery paper and stickers and you've got quite a nice foundation for some pretty Christmas projects! So I thought I would try it. I pulled out some KI Memories Christmas Puffies, a sheet of kraft cardstock, and a couple of large circle punches and I was ready to make some stuff. I made a 5" x 5" card and a 4.25" x 5.5" card out of the kraft cardstock. The KI glitter cardstock and the "Viewfinder"/gold & white chevron patterned paper were used as the background papers for both cards. Then I used the punched circles, glitter stickers, and Puffies to embellish each card. I used lots of foam adhesive here to give the cards lots of dimension.

Gretchen McElveen_Noel tag

When I finished the cards I used the scraps I had left over to make a tag. I had forgotten about the red chevron washi tape that goes with the "Flashback" line. Shame on me! But it too is Christmas-y enough to use for Christmas projects! So I made sure to use it on this tag. I really stink at making tags but I thought this one turned out pretty cute!

Merry Christmas y'all and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Gretchen McElveen_Santa card_close up


KI Memories Flashback Viewfinder patterned paper

KI Memories Flashback Little Things sticker sheet

KI Memories Flashback Red Chevron washi tape

KI Memories glitter cardstock

KI Memories Christmas Red glitter stickers

KI Memories Christmas Puffies

Dreams and Wishes Card


We love this non-traditional Christmas card by DT member Linda Abadie! Way to step out of the box… you rock!


Dreams and Wishes card

Dreams and wishes card Linda Abadie Hampton Art


Stamp: Hampton Art (Art Warehouse) SC0273 Believe in Christmas, Hampton Art (Art Warehouse) SC0274 Holiday Dreams & Wishes

Ribbon: May Arts

Leaves: Maya Road

Paper: Crate Paper

Ink: Hampton Art

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp St. Claus and snowflakes images repeatedly to create background pattern on the cardstock paper.

2. Mount simple tag and stamp title “Dreams & Wishes”

Monday, December 17, 2012

Glitter Wreath


Design Teamer Adora Concepcion’s here today with a classy Christmas card made with two gorgeous wood stamps from Hampton Art


Merry Christmas Card

merry christmas card adora hampton art


Merry Christmas Stamp – Hampton Art/Hot Fudge Studio PS0716

Snowflake Wreath Stamp – Hampton Art/Kolette Hall – PS0460A

Color Box Mix Media Inx – School House

Hampton Art Embossing Powder

Pink Paislee Paper & My Minds Eye


Designer Notes:

First, stamp and emboss the image/snowflake wreath onto a cardstock. Then cut out by following the edge of the stamp image, this is easier than cutting a straight round shape. Attached using pop-dots for dimension. Then stamp the greeting directly onto the paper.


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