Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hampton Art/Echo Park Blog Hop winner!

Congrats go to:

These are fantastic! Each project is really wonderful and there are so many different projects!!! Thanks so much for all the eye candy!!!

Ruth, can you please email me at kimbermcgray@gmail.com with your mailing information so we can get out a full set of Hampton Art/Echo Park stamps!

Stay tuned! We have another great blog feature in the works with a great Hampton Art stamp partner in May!


Time Layout by Vivian Keh **New KI Memories **

Hello, Hampton Art friends!  Vivian here today to share a layout that I recently crafted.


I haven't seen my Mom in several months and, baby that I am, it's starting to wear on me.  So my journaling is all about my wishes for a future in which we see each other often and regularly share all the simple joys and laughter that I share with no other.
To create this layout, I used ki Memories' "Vintage Charm" patterned papers and Ruffle Stickers....


in conjunction with Hampton Art/7 Gypsies stamps...


And a lovely set of dies from Sizzix to create the bulk of my floral clusters...


And for some variety in texture, some metal trinkets from my stash.


Thanks so much for stopping by the Hampton Art blog today.  Hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your crafting adventures!

ki Memories - "Vintage Charm" patterned papers, Ruffle Stickers
Hampton Art/7 Gypsies -  "A Bug's Life" IC0223 Cling Stamp Set
Sizzix - Flower, Bloom with Leaves 3-D Sizzlit #658501"Typeset" Sizzlits Decorative Strip Alphabet Die
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - PITT Artist Pen in Black S
Tsukineko - Black Stazon Ink
Tim Holtz - Mini Gears, Black Soot Distress Ink
Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets

Monday, April 29, 2013

Molto Bello card by Gloria Stengel

Hello, it's Gloria with you today. I have a grungy, collage card to share.

Molto Bello card by Gloria Stengel

1. Make a black, top fold card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

2. Trim kraft cardstock 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

3. Spray with Almost Black and Cork spray mist. Allow to dry or use a heat gun to speed up dry time.

4. Stamp Distress Background in White Frost pigment ink on the upper left and lower right corners of the kraft cardstock.

5. Emboss with a clear embossing powder.

6. Stamp bicycle image from the Vintage Bicycle stamp set in Black archival or pigment ink as shown, overlapping the distress background image. Emboss with clear embossing powder.

7. Trim a strip of text designer paper to 5 x 1 inches and trim the bottom edge into a banner or flag shape with scissors. Staple to the right edge of the kraft cardstock.

8. Wrap cream twine around the card as shown. 

9. Attach the kraft panel to the card front. 

10. Attach a gear and a key charm to twine and glue to the card as shown.

11. Stamp the Molto Bello sentiment from the Very Beautiful stamp set onto white cardstock with Black archival ink. Trim into a rectangle shape. Using a foam or sponge ink applicator, ink over the sentiment with pale brown dye ink. Mat sentiment with black cardstock. Attach to the card front as shown.

12. Add kraft cardstock to the inside of the card.

Supplies Needed:

Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps: 7 Gypsies: Distress Background (PS0673), Vintage Bicycle (SC0503), Very Beautiful (SC0502)
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art Stamps Basics Clear (EMV002)
Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked (SN27024M), Pigment Frosted White (SN15080M)
Other: pale brown dye ink
Cardstock: Black, White, Kraft
Designer paper: 7Gypsies Lille 8x8 pad
Embellishments: twine (Canvas Corp), mini staples, gears (7 Gypsies), charms (7 Gypsies flea market fidings)
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Almost Black, Cork
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, craft mat; heat tool, stapler, foam ink applicator
Adhesive: tape runner, foam tape, adhesive dots

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Butterfly Bag by Dana Warren

Butterfly Bag

Hello! Today I have a cute little project that is perfect to make and personalize for a party. It’s a little paper bag that you can fill with prizes, candy or anything, really! 

Butterfly Bag by Dana Warren
Hampton Art:

KI Memories:
Brads – Hot Date Collection – Hot Brads #3588

Dye Ink: Mudslide

Fiber: Hemp Cord – Darice
Cardstock: Coredinations: Valentine
Pattern Paper: This and That
Silhouette Cutting machine and cutting file: 3D Box with Flower #25540

Designer Notes:
  1. Stamp butterflies all over non-textured side of cardstock. 
  2. Cut Box file with die cutting machine. 
  3. Assemble box, pierce a whole below flap on box front, attach brad
  4. Cut flowers from brown pattern paper
  5. Make a bow from the Hemp. Cut a long piece of Hemp and fold in half
  6. Layer flowers; thread both ends of piece of Hemp until a small loop is left on the front.
  7. Thread bow through loop, bull loop tight, tie 2 knots at the back.
  8. To close box, wrap loose Hemp twice around brad
Have a great one!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

*NEW* KI Memories: Sunshine Layout by Shannon Tidwell

I, Shannon Tidwell, am excited to share a layout full of sunshine! 

The new Sunshine Lace Paper makes such a happy background for these photos. I love that it is sturdy enough to use as a base, too. 
To highlight the title I adhered a strip of patterned paper to the backside of the Lace Paper. I used the Sprinkles Bejeweled Paper to base the photos to provide a little separation from the background. I used paper for the primary embellishments...strips and punched circles...with just a few snippets of the Ruffle Stickers. 

You can't help but smile when using these new Mini Celebrations products from KI Memories.

Sunshine layout by Shannon Tidwell

KI10056- Best Friends Double-Sided Cardstock
KI10057- Simply Lovely Double-Sided Cardstock
KI10053- Sunshine Die Cut Lace Paper
KI10054-Sprinkles Bejeweled Paper
KI10036- Best Friends Ruffle Stickers

Monday, April 22, 2013

Echo Park/Hampton Art blog hop!

Welcome to the Hampton Art/Echo Park Paper Co. Blog Hop! If you didn't know by now, Echo Park and Hampton Art have teamed up to create beautiful stamps that coordinate with the Echo Park designs. Today we have a great blog hop filled with projects from both Design Teams, featuring Echo Park's latest collections and especially the coordinating, Hampton Art stamps! 

Grab your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy all the inspiration!

Woot Woot! Giveaway: For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify.

Here is the blog hop list:

Echo Park Paper <----Did you leave a comment for great paper packs?
Hampton Art <--- You are HERE. Leave a comment for stamps. ;)

Little One Card by Kim Frantz

Stamp: Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Paper: Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Other: Brown Cardstock, Brown Ink by Ranger, Red and Blue Ink by Colorbox.

About a Boy Card by Gini Williams Cagle

Stamp:Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set- All About a Boy (SC0526)
Ink: Clearsnap- Donna Salazar Chox ( Midnight, BlueJay)
Paper: Echo Park - For the Record II
Other: Twine, Xyron Mega Runner, Creatopia, WorldWin Cardstock (Kraft)

I dig U card by Kim Holmes

Stamp: Echo Park Scoot Clear Stamp Set
Paper: Echo Park Scoot Collection
Jillibean Soup: Black Alphabeans, Yellow Twine
other: EK Success punch, Ranger ink, Prima, ink

Bundle of Joy card by Melinda Spinks

Supply List:
Stamp: Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set – Bundle of Joy (SC0527)
Ink: Archival Brilliance – Moonlight White
Other: Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad – Bundle of Joy, Clear Finish Embossing Powder, Cardstock – White, Pearls – Bumblebee Yellow, Striped Ribbon, Round Corner Punch, Foam Adhesive

Hello Friend card by Nicole Nowosad

Stamps: Echo Park stamps – Sweet Girl, Oh Snap
Echo Park: Sweet Girl Element Stickers, Alpha Stickers, Sweet Girl Blossom Paper
Bazzill cardstock, Momento Ink, My Mind’s Eye Brads, Crate Paper brad

Don’t Forget card by Vivian Keh

Stamps: Hampton Art/Echo Park - Oh Snap Stamp Set
Ink: Tsukineko Stazon and Watermark Ink, Clearsnap Smooch spritz
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art
other: Papertrey Ink cardstock, Aquabee Bristol Vellum

Bundle of Joy card by Patty Folchert

Stamp: Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Papers: Echo Park Bundle of Joy

Sweet Girl card by Kimber McGray

Stamps: Echo Park Sweet Girl
Paper: Echo Park Sweet Girl
Ink: Colorbox and Stampin’ Up!
other: Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye, Stapler: Tim Holtz, Ribbon: May Arts

Look at Me layout by Kim Holmes

Stamp: Echo Park Scoot
Paper: Echo Park Scoot 
Stickers: Echo Park Scoot

other: Silhouette: Echo Park "Look at Me" Title, Prima:Ink Pads, Ranger: Tim Holtz Staples, Clear Embossing Powder, Zig: Millennium Marker

Sweet Girl card by Britt Bass

Stamps: Echo Park Sweet Girl 
Paper: Echo Park Sweet Girl papers from Jessica Sprague

Happy Birthday card by Leanne Allinson

Stamps: Echo Park clear stamps | Sweet Girl, Scoot
Ink: Close To My Heart lagoon, crème brulee
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - For The Record 2, Echo Park - Dots and Stripes cardstock stickers
Other: cardstock

You Are Amazing card by Leanne Allinson

Stamps: Echo Park clear stamps | Scoot
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Scoot
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Close To My Heart - crème brulee
Embellishments: Kaisercraft paint - deep yellow, black
other: twine, cardstock

Brothers layout by Gloria Stengel

Stamps: Hampton Art/Echo Park All About A Boy 1
Echo Park papers: Brothers, For the Record 2 Documented, Note to Self (6x6)
Echo Park stickers: Brothers

Don't forget to hop on to the next stop. Head to 
Laurel Seabrook's blog next! 

Thanks for stopping by the Hampton Art blog!

Have a good one!

Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 Hampton Art Design Team

If you have noticed, there are some changes going on the Hampton Art blog. Not only does Hampton have great new partners but, we've also added to the Hampton Art Design Team. Help me welcome the 2013 Hampton Art Design Team. 

Kimber McGray kimbermcgray.blogspot.com - Design Team Coordinator

KI Memories Team

We are so thrilled to have each and everyone of them working with the Hampton products. 
You aren't going to want to miss next week! We have a great event starting on Monday!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday To You card by Dana Warren


Today I have a birthday card for you! I recently made a trip to my local Michaels store and they have all there Easter and spring stuff out and I found a pack of some really cool wood word bubbles! I got it home and just had to make a card!

Hampton Art:

Ink – Mix’d Media Inx: Leather

Pattern Paper:
My Minds Eye – Happy Go Lucky

Michaels: Wood Thought Bubbles
American Crafts: Chevron Ribbon

Other: Watercolors, Sandpaper
  1. Trim pattern paper to cardbase size. Use sandpaper to sand away parts of pattern paper.
  2. Stamp cupcake twice, color with watercolors. Cut out topping and scalloped B day from one adhere to other cupcake with pop up dots.
  3. Stamp sentiment. Adhere ribbon across card.
  4. Adhere wood embellishment and cupcake
Have a good one!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Collins Group Show


The Collins group


The Jillibean Soup Card class includes 6 cards using various products from Jillibean Soup. Use new Pea Pods, Clear stamps, Wise Words and Polaroid Placemats as well as lots of Patterned Paper! This fun spring-themed class with help inspire other creations, teach you some simple techniques as well as put a smile on your face. Join us in making these adorable cards! This class is for every type of paper-crafter, beginner and expert.



Jillbean Soup cards collins group show

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hello Hello card by Nicole Nowosad

Nicole Nowosad here today to share with you a card using lots of great Jillibean Soup products.
A fun way to incorporate lots of pops of colour, is to make your own confetti! For my card today, I punched some different sizes of Jillibean Soup – Soup Staples II papers in different sizes of circles and eventually enclosed them in a Jillibean Soup vellum coin envelope.

Before I added the confetti, I used my old typewriter and fed the vellum envelope through it, creating part of my sentiment for the card. I added a Soup Label and some mini Alphabean sticker letters for my main sentiment. You can see how the typed sentiment stands out with the confetti enclosed in the coin envelope.

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Soup Staples II/Black Salt, Turquoise Salt, Pink Salt, Orange Salt, Yellow Salt, Red Salt, Gray Salt,  Navy Salt
Soup Labels:  Vacation
Alphabeans:  Diced Denim, Tart Teal
Vellum Coin Envelope
Other:  Typewriter, American Crafts cardstock, machine stitching.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happiness is You layout by Nicole Nowosad

Some of you have heard, Hampton Art has partnered with Jillibean Soup! We have also asked some of the Jillibean Soup team to join the Hampton Art team. You will start seeing great projects by these girls (as well as many of your favorites from the Hampton Team)!

Today's project is by Nicole Nowosad. Enjoy! ~Kimber

When I sat down to create this page, I knew I wanted to use as many different papers in the collection as possible. I just love all the bright and fun colours and the neutrals in the collection make it easy to combine the different colours and patterns together on one project. 
To get started on this 8.5x11 page, I used the Grey Salt paper as my background. I cut a 3” strip from the top of the paper and flipped it to show the polka dot side. I adhered this to the top of a scrap cardstock paper and the chevron side to the bottom of the page.

I used my Cameo to cut out the title, using almost all of the different patterns and colours in the Soup Staples II collection – alternating them to create my title. I added my photo to the centre of my page and then my title underneath. I added another pop of grey with the same polka dotted side of the Grey Salt paper and created a pennant shape from it. I added a Banner Bite sticker, some Alphabeans, some journaling and another cut sub-title for the page.

To finish off the page, I created a punched circle garland, using the patterned paper, a ½” punch and my sewing machine and layered it behind my photo.

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Soup Staples II/Gray Salt, Red Salt, Yellow Salt, Green Salt, Navy Salt, Pink Salt, Turquoise Salt, Orange Salt, Black Salt
Banner Bites:  Hello, Cherish
Alphabeans:  Turquoise
Sugar Picks:  Red/Brown
Other:  American Crafts cardstock, machine stitching, Silhouette Cameo, typewriter.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Jinger Adams Giveaway!

It is day 5 of the Jinger Adams Signature Series Launch Party and we are in full celebration mode!! 

Jinger Adams Designs is going ALL OUT by giving away a Sweet Tart Collection Kit, an All Occasion Card Kit, Bella Vita & Gypsy Queen Paper Pads, and it also includes 6 styles of Pop-Out Cards 1 of each pack to 3 lucky winners!! 

And it doesn't end there, Hampton Art is giving away stamps galore that are a $35 retail value!!

All you need to do is go to the following link, for your chance to win!
(It looks like my post beat the giveaway post going live. Keep clicking... I am sure it won't be long before it's live.)

Much Love, 
Jinger Adams

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Oh Snap card by Dana Warren

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fun shape card for you! I got a Silhouette Cameo a few weeks ago and have been playing around with it. KI Memories have lots of awesome shapes and pintables in the Silhouette shop and today I am featuring one, I hope you like it!

Hampton Arts:
Stamps – Doodle Bug: You Said It  KI Memories: Click Click
Cut File - KI Memories: Photo Fun
Pattern Paper – KI Memories: Viewfinder
Embossing Powder: Clear

Colorbox – Dye Ink: Dark Cherry, Putty, Mudslide. Mix’d Media Inx: Leather

Red Button – Doodle Bug: Ladybug garden. 
Brown Button – Unknown
Twine: May Arts

Designer Notes:
  1. Cut camera from brown cardstock. Cut camera front pattern paper and white cardstock. Cut heart from red cardstock.
  2. Ink edges of camera front with Putty ink and ink the heart edges with Dark Cherry ink.
  3. Adhere camera front and heart. Stamp and emboss Oh Snap sentiment.
  4. Add twine to buttons and adhere to card front.
  5. Adhere white camera front to inside of card.
  6. Stamp camera image and Happy Birthday sentiment.
Have a great one!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

KI Memories Layout by Gretchen McElveen

Hi! Gretchen here with a simple layout using the Flashback line from KI Memories. 

I printed my pictures out in a collage, added the collage to the center of a sheet of Flashback patterned paper, and then basically decorated around it! Easy! 
I cut the "3" out of patterned paper and used lots of foam adhesive to adhere the stickers. I love the dimension the foam adhesive gives to a layout! 

"3" by Gretchen McElveen

KI Memories Flashback Flashbulbs patterned paper
KI Memories Flashback Timeline patterned paper
KI Memories Flashback Visionary patterned paper
KI Memories Flashback Letterhead 12x12 sticker sheet
KI Memories Flashback Little Things 12x12 sticker sheet

Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Butterfly Gift Card Holder by Dana Warren

Butterfly Gift Card Holder by Dana Warren

Hello everyone!

I have a cute little Gift Card Holder to share with you today. I got the idea from Kristina Werner, only I made a few adjustments to fit my needs! I made the flap a little longer, so it could stand to make a card. I also made a little envelope for it. And best of all its really quick and easy to make a few at a time, so you can have a gift card holder ready at any time! 

Hampton Arts:
Embossing Powder: Clear
Ink: Colorbox – Dye Ink: Mudslide. Mix’d Media Inx: Leather
Cardstock: The Paper Studio – Kraft Cardstock
Embellishments: Vintage Buttons, Staples
Other: Watercolors

Designer Notes:
  1. Gift Card Holder: Cut cardstock – 8.75 x 2.75. Score at 1.75 and 5.25. Fold up at the 1.75 score line and staple closed.
  2. Stamp and emboss butterflies on the front flap. Color with water colors
  3. Stamp sentiment
  4. Adhere buttons (extra weight on the front flap will help it stand up as a card.)
Have a good one!
- Dana