Thursday, July 18, 2013

CHA Sneak Peek #1 plus cards by Design Team members Gloria Stengel and Kim Frantz

Today we have our first sneak peek of some of the new products that we will be releasing at CHA Summer in a week (or so) in Las Vegas. Check out the image below for some indications of what may be coming from Graphic 45 and Hampton Art. 

Tomorrow we have another Graphic 45 sneak peek for you!


Steampunk Birthday Card
By Gloria Stengel

I love steampunk images. When Graphic 45 came out with paper a few years ago, I was so happy. They have just came out with a NEW release of steampunk themed papers, called Steampunk Spells that has coordinating stamps from Hampton Art !
Happy Birthday card by Gloria Stengel

The collection is really a Halloween collection, but I used the steampunk hat image to create a birthday card. I stamped the image and colored it with alcohol markers. The birthday image is from the Ki Memories Celebrate Life set. The typewriter font was perfect for this card.

I sponged on some Graphic 45 Decades antiquing ink and some chalk ink onto the image to grunge it up a bit. I had stamped onto white paper and felt it was a bit too bright.

I added some gears and flowers to give the card extra dimension.

Supplies Needed:

Hampton Art Stamps: 
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 2
Ki Memories Celebrate Life

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked archival, Gray Whale chalk; Graphic 45 Decades Vintage Lace antiquing
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Heritage Black, Copic Xpress It White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6
Markers: Copic
Gears: 7 Gypsies
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Die templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-eight
Adhesive: tape runner, adhesive dots, foam dots


Going My Way? Card
By Gloria Stengel

When my kids were little we used to read a book called "Simple Pictures are Best." I sometimes think that simple cards are best as well. I make a lot of cards, many of them are complicated, filled with layers, and contain all the bells and whistles. But, sometimes a simple card is just as nice!

Going My Way? card by Gloria Stengel

I stamped the bicycle from the Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup set using black ink. I sponged a bit of pale blue ink around the bike, then cut it out with a rectangle die template. (I have a thing for bike stamps!)

I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it out with a banner die template. I sponged it with a bit of pale yellow ink.

I also stamped on the inside of the card. It was a struggle to think of a good sentiment to match the front of the card! But, I think I pulled it off. 

Supplies Needed:

Hampton Art Stamps: 
Jillibean Soup Irish Farmhouse Soup
Ki Memories Celebrate Life

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked archival, Ice Blue, Peach Pastel chalk
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Heritage Black, Stampin' Up Whisper White
Designer paper Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Romano Cheese, Fresh Vegetable Soup Chicken Base
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: unknown
Die templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag, Couture Creations Scallop Rectangle, Rectangle
Adhesive: tape runner, adhesive dots, foam dots


I Love You Card by Kim Frantz

Let someone know what is on your mind by directing them right to message with arrows, a fun and trendy symbol.

Patterned Paper:
Bella Blvd, Sand & Surf/Cute Cuts, Bundle of Joy/Lulluby.
Button and Crochet Heart: Bella Blvd.
Epoxy Button: Jillibean Soup.
Stamps: Bella Blvd/Kiss Me and Sand & Surf.
Ink: Jillibean Soup
Kraft Paper Card Base: Jillibean Soup.


  1. love all the wonderful cards. thanks for sharing. also love the fonts in the sneak previews. Looking forward to more.

  2. Wow! So many styles but one great stamp company!! Love them!