Wednesday, November 27, 2013

3 Fun cards by Nicole Nowosad

Hey Hampton Art fans, today I have a fun card to share that mixes a fun way to use paper strips and some great Hampton Art stamps.
You're Awesome card by Nicole Nowosad

I started by cutting 1/2 “ strips of patterned paper from the KI Memories Autumn Flowers paper pad. I used a few different patterns,  mixing the different patterns and colors.

Once I had all the strips cut, I wove the strips and adding some stitching to a few of the rows for texture. I then grabbed by Bella Blvd. Stamps and stamped some flower images, along with the sentiment!

KI Memories Autumn Flowers paper pad WM0997
Bella Blvd cling stamps IC 0226

Just Because card by Nicole Nowosad

One of my favorite things to do to create a card, is by layering simple shapes. I find that using 6x6 paper pads makes it very easy to do just this! I grabbed my new KI Memories Argyle paper pad and got to work. 
I punched circles in varying sizes and then added some machine stitching on them and even around the edge where I placed them on the card.

Now all the card needed was a simple sentiment, so I stamped some fun tags from the Echo Park Bundle of Joy set, in two different colors:

KI Memories Argyle Paper Pad WM0999
Authentique cling stamps IC0231
Echo Park Bundle of Joy stamps SC0525


Good morning everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card I made using 2 pieces of paper and some fun Hampton Art stamps for Jillibean Soup.

Thanks A Bushel card by Nicole Nowosad

I used 2 papers from the KI Memories Berry Blast paper pad and did a little fussy cutting. I trimmed out some of the leaves and created a flower shape, adding a Jillibean Soup Stampables wood button.


Next, I stamped my sentiment onto a pennant shape and finished off the card with a few more flower shapes and added them to the card.

KI Memories Berry Blast paper pad WM1001
Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup JB0026
Jillibean Soup Stampables Wood Etched Buttons JB0109

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Two cards by Gretchen McElveen

Thank you very much card by Gretchen McElveen
Here is another card using the KI Memories “Metro Garden” 6x6 paper pad. And again I mixed in some corrugated butterflies from Jillibean Soup since they go so well with this paper line. I adhered the butterflies with foam adhesive to add dimension to the card and embellished the butterflies with a little bling. Thanks for looking!
KI Memories: Metro Garden 6x6 Paper Pad (WM0096)
KI Memories:Sticker Flip Packs (WM1051)
Jillibean Soup: Corrugated Shapes – Butterflies

Love you card by Gretchen McElveen
Hi there! Gretchen here with a sweet & simple card to share with you today. I paired some Jillibean Soup corrugated words with KI Memories patterned paper to make this card. I love the colors in the KI “Autumn Flowers” paper pad and they mix well with the corrugated words that   used as the sentiment. I punched the hearts out of the same paper pack to embellish the card. Easy! 

Thanks for looking!
KI Memories: Autumn Flowers 6x6 Paper Pad (WM0997)
Jillibean Soup: Corrugated Shapes – Sentiments

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chalkboard inspired layout by Patty Folchert

One of my favorite trends right now is the chalkboard trend, so I wanted to share this fun layout using the Jillibean Soup chalkboard flags. The flags allowed me to make custom embellishments to coordinate with our Put In Bay photos.

Put-In-Bay, Ohio layout by Patty Folchert

I wanted a layout to allow for 9 wallet size photos with room for the flags as the title and two embellishments. To make the flags I used a white chalkboard thin tipped marker, they work great. First I drew the anchor flag and then I also hole punched and added some KI Memories red and black bakers twine in a bow. I drew the ship helm wheel and then added a red button for effect. The last flag I utilized to create the layouts title, which is in subway art style simply the location of where the photos were taken.  To create the layout base I used all Jillibean Soup papers, the bottom one is from the new Cold Avocado Soup collection- Half a Clove of Garlic. The next layer is simple black cardstock to further instill the chalkboard theme. The next mat layer was the back side of the Irish Farmhouse Bite Size Bits, a nice navy grid on white. I secretly love grid papers because they make lining everything up so much easier. I then added the red strip in the center; it is also from the Irish Farmhouse collection, Beef Stock. The last paper added is the diagonal navy striped strips and they are from Cold Avocado Soup-Pure Olive Oil. I added my photos and some journaling directly onto the paper under them. Here is a close up photo:

So are you ready to give the chalkboard trend a try? I will warn you it is addictive… but lots of fun!

All Chalked Up,

Supply List:
Bistro Chalkboard Marker
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup-Pure Olive Oil & Half a Clove of Garlic; Irish Farmhouse-Bite Size Bits & Beef Stock
Jillibean Soup/Chalkboard Flags
Black Cardstock; Creative Memories/Journal Pen; Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Friday, November 22, 2013

VIDEO - Mixed Media Fall Tag by Gini Williams Cagle

Hi, it's Gini, here with another Hampton Art video.  Today we are going to make a shabby/romantic tag fit for fall using some of my favorite Hampton Art stamps.

Fall Tag by Gini Williams Cagle

This video will also show you just how different your stamps can look when used with various media.  So, I hope you will join me for some fun in the studio!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Smile card by Gretchen McElveen and Friendship card by Kim Holmes

Love Our Friendship card by Kim Holmes

1.  Add a piece of coordinating cardstock to base of card under top scalloped flap.
2.  Add a piece of patterned paper to top of card.
3.  Apply small square of white cardstock under frame sticker and adhere to card.
4.  Wrap twine around a couple times and tie.
5.  Apply sentiment sticker.
6.  Apply bird sticker with adhesive dot.

KI Memories:
                Color Crush Paper Pack
                Bright Cardstock Paper Pad
                Bakery Twine
                Sticker Flip Packs
Card Base - Bazzill


Smile card by Gretchen McElveen

Hi there! Gretchen here and I’ve got an easy card to share with you today. Well it’s easy as long as you don’t mind doing a little fussy cutting! I used paper from the KI Memories “Metro Garden” 6x6 paper pad to make this card. All the flowers I cut out of 2 different sheets from that paper pad. I added a little bling to the center of some of the flowers to add a bit of sparkle to the card. The “Metro Garden” papers coordinate very well with the cool corrugated shapes from Jillibean Soup so I used the “Smile” as the sentiment here.

KI Memories: Metro Garden 6x6 Paper Pad (WM0096)
KI Memories:Sticker Flip Packs (WM1051)
Jillibean Soup: Corrugated Shapes - Sentiments  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thinking of You and Birthday cards by Patty Folchert

A quick and simple everyday Thinking of You card is what I have to share today. All of the papers come from KI Memories 6x6 pads in a subtle contrast color palette. The stamps are courtesy of Hampton Art/Bella Blvd.  Sand and Surf collection using the leaf and the sentiment.

Thinking of You card by Patty Folchert

The card base is the coral diamond pattern with the cream tone on tone as the base mat. The contrast mat is from the same KI Memories 6x6 collection. Then I fussy cut the flowers from one of the pattern papers of that same collection and placed them as shown with foam dots. The stamping included the leaves on the peach strip using olive ink and the sentiment on the peach pennant using brown ink. Here is a close up:

Just as I promised, a quick, simple and easy card- great combination right? 

Keeping it Simple,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Bella Blvd.- Sand & Surf
Ranger Archival Ink/Coffee
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Turtle
KI Memories-Berry Blast 6x6 Pad
 Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


Birthday greetings are on the agenda today, here is a fun birthday card made using KI Memories Paper, Jillibean Soup Stampables Frame and Hampton Art/Echo Park Scoot Stamps. 

You Are Amazing card by Patty Folchert

Beginning with a white card base I started with the first layer of mat paper, the teal polka dots. Then I added the purple diagonal stripe as shown. Then I cut out the candle design from the KI Memories paper pad and attached it inside the window of the Jillibean stampables frame. The frame was attached with foam dots. The stamping was done using turquoise ink onto the orange paper from the pad and the purple stripe and plain purple paper from that collection to make the “No. 1 ribbon”. I added the red polka dot paper to show behind the little starburst cutout. Here is a close up:

A playful birthday card perfect for anyone on your list!


Supply List:
Hampton Art/Echo Park- Scoot
Martha Stewart/Pigment Ink-Dusk blue
KI Memories- Celebrate 6x6 Pad
Jillibean Soup/Stampables –White Frames
Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two Happy cards created by Leanne Allinson

So Glad We're Friends card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Bella Blvd | Sand & Surf (IC0226)
ink: Colorbox Archival Dye | Suede
paper: KI Memories 6"x6" paper pad |Growing Garden (KIV0404)
ribbon: KI Memories (wm1111)
other: twine, embroidery thread.

designer notes:  Add detail to your cards with hand stitching to create a border around the sentiment.  Stamp flower images onto coordinating patterned paper to bring a pop of colour out from your back ground paper.


Oh So Happy card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Echo Park | Bundle of Joy (SC0525)
ink: Colorbox Surfacez |Carribean; Colorbox Spritzers
paper: KI Memories 6"x6" paper pad |Autumn Flowers

other: machine stitching.

designer notes: To enhance a monochromatic card, choose ink & mist in a similar colour palette to the patterned papers.  Apply the stamped images directly to the patterned paper and add texture with simple machine stitched rows.

Monday, November 18, 2013

KI Memories - Getaway layout by Gretchen McElveen

Hi! Gretchen here with a layout to share. 
Getaway layout by Gretchen McElveen

I combined the KI Memories Color Crush 12x12 paper pack and 6x6 paper pad to make this layout. I used some pretty bold patterned papers so I backed the picture and journaling on black cardstock to keep everything from getting lost in the patterned paper. I used the Jillibean Soup White Frames as the background for my journaling. I dug up some older KI glitter alphas to make the fun title. There is a good reason I hoard this stuff!  I finished off the layout with a few flowers cut out of patterned paper and a bit of bakery twine. Thanks for looking!
KI Memories Color Crush 12x12 Paper Pack
KI Memories Color Crush 6x6 Paper Pad
KI Memories Bakery Twine
KI Memories Glitz & Glitter Curly Pink Stickers
Studio G  Journaling Cards
Jillibean Soup White Frames

Friday, November 15, 2013

Two great techniques in 1 video - stamping off and watercolor resist by Dana Warren

Emboss Resist Video Tutorial

Hello Hampton Art fans!!

Its Dana here with a video tutorial that features the Emboss Resist technique! I hope you like it, it’s my first video!

Just For You card by Dana Warren

Stamps: Hampton Art – Jillibean Soup – Cilled Cucumber Soup. Echo Park Paper Co. – Oh, Snap.
Ink: Colorbox – Frost White. Studio G – Pink/Purple. Watermark Ink.
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Adorable Mini cards by Kim Holmes

I love Mini Cards!  I love to add them to a gift card for a personal touch to an impersonal gift! These three were made with one of the KI Color Story Page Kits along with the mini cards & envelopes. 

Mini cards by Kim Holmes

Hampton Art Supplies:
KI Memories:
                Paper Tape
                Cards & Envelopes
                A Color Story Page Kit
                Bright Cardstock Paper Pad
                Sticker Flip Pack
                Printed Ribbon
Punch - EK Sucess
Staples - Tim Holtz
Cardstock - American Crafts

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Something NEW on the blog -- VIDEOS! Mixed Media video by Gini Williams Cagle

Hi, it's Gini and I am so excited to tell you that I will be sharing technique videos with you for Hampton Art!  I've had so much fun creating these, and I hope you will learn some great new techniques that you can use. If there are any specific tutorials you would like to see, just leave a comment here, and I will see what I can come up with.

Today's card is an easy to do mixed media card.  We will be creating a stamped tissue paper background... So pull out your favorite Hampton Art stamps, and lets get going!

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun stamping.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Simply Lovely card by Beverly Sizemore

Mom, You're Simply Lovely card 
by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0149 Images and LC9399 Simply Sweet Alphabet)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Color Box in Guava and Licorice)
Patterned Papers -- KI Memories (KI10005)
Sticker -- KI Memories (KI10032)
Washi Tape -- The Paper Studio
Ribbon -- Offray
Pearls - Queen & Company
Heart Rhinestones -- Diecuts With A View
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

1.  Trim patterned papers for a 4x8 inch card base as shown.
2.  Stamp swirly frame with pink ink pad on white cardstock.  Trim
     and adhere to upper portion of patterned paper.  Stamp "mom"
     inside frame part of image with black ink pad.  Stamp bee image
     with black ink in lower right corner.
3.  Stamp three butterfly images with black ink on white cardstock.  Adhere
     along with patterned paper butterflies as shown.
4.  Adhere four strips of washi tape to top right and bottom left.
5.  Adhere sticker sentiment with foam tape.
6.  Secure polka dot bow to top right corner.
7.  Adhere pearls and heart rhinestones on butterflies.

Monday, November 11, 2013

American Hero card by Patty Folchert

There are very few on the planet more deserving of a handmade card than our dedicated men and women of the armed forces. With some help from the patriotic All American collection of Bella Boulevard and her Sand and Surf stamps this card came together in a snap.
American Hero card by Patty Folchert

The card base was cut from the Bella Boulevard United We Stand Paper. Then I cut out the “Remember” Cute Cut from the Borders & Cute Cuts paper as the main mat and added the stamped arrows in navy ink. Then I adhered it to the card front and began layering a few border strips leaving the American hero one and red stripes attached together and adhered with 3D pop dots. Then I cut out the grey chevron border strip and added it below the other two as shown.  Using the navy ink and white cardstock I then stamped the sentiment “you’re awesome” and set aside to dry. 

At that point I added some bling in the form of white sequins on the chevron strip as shown with glue dots. I made the American flag from the “United We Stand” paper cutting it out and mounting it onto a blue pearl topped straight pin. The other flag was a Bella Boulevard patriotic flag, both were inserted into a foam dot in the upper center of the card as shown.  Then I cut the sentiment into the chevron arrow shape and layered it onto the navy paper and cut it out. Using a red marker I added the faux stitching on the edges and then attached the sentiment with foam dots to the card front on the right side.
So set aside some time to create a card for an American hero in your life, or for one that is a complete stranger. There are several organizations that make cards just for our military and send them all over the world. They do it for the express purpose of sharing support and expressing gratitude for the difficult jobs that they take on every day to protect this great nation.  Some of those organizations even create cards for the military workers to send back home to their families for celebratory events, great idea right!  I am listing the organization I am familiar with below in case you’re interested in joining the ranks of card makers for our armed forces.

Join me in Saluting Them,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Bella Boulevard-Sand & Surf 
Colorbox/Pigment Ink-Abyss
Stampin Up Marker/Real Red
Bella Boulevard/All American- United We Stand and Borders & Cute Cuts; Bella Boulevard/Flags-Patriotic; White sequins, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares; blue pearl straight pin; Bo Bunny Jewels/Red pearl

Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas cards by Dana Warren and Laurel Seabrook

Hello everyone! Today I have a one layer CAS card for you today. This card is perfect for mailing! 

Happy Holidays card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art: Clear Stamps – Outlines SC0592 & SC0591

Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black
Markers: Ranger Distress Markers – Tattered Rose, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade
Other: Post It! Full adhesive post it notes. Watercolor paper

Designer Notes
  1. Make cardbase from watercolor paper.
  2. Stamp one mouse on cardbase and on post it note. Cut out post it note mouse and place on top of mouse on cardbase.
  3. Stamp other mice on each side of original mouse. Remove post it note mask.
  4. Color mice with distress markers.
  5. Stamp sentiment below mice

Christmas Tree card by Laurel Seabrook

Hampton Arts Products used:  Fresh Vegetable Soup stamp

Other products
Pattern paper: Christmas Cheer Chowder Jillibean Soup
Flash Card: Jillibean Soup
Die cuts: Jillibean Soup
Twine: The Twinery

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Great variety of cards today by Nicole Nowosad, Kim Holmes & Laurel Seabrook

Good morning everyone! I am happy to be back to share fun card, mixing Hampton Art stamps from different lines. I combined stamps from Echo Park, Bella Blvd and Jillibean Soup for this card today.

Hello, So Glad We're Friends card by Nicole Nowosad

After I layered some patterned paper onto the front of my card base, I got to stamping.
I stamped the Jilllibean flower shape onto co-ordinating paper and ink. I stamped the same image twice and then punched them out of the page with 2 different sized punches, layering them together with dimensional foam adhesive.

To make the sentiment, I stamped the starburst shape onto cardstock and then the sentiment onto a piece of patterned paper – I punched it out and added some Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to the title.

Jillibean Soup Cold Avocado clear stamps JB0128
Bella Blvd Sand & Surf stamps IC0226
Echo Park Scoot SC0528


Hello!  It's Kim here today with a monochromatic card for you.  I like to play with color, but I love how cards look created with a single color palette in all different shades...this time a monochromatic blue.

Thanks! card by Kim Holmes

Step #1 - Stamp butterfly with black ink three times and cut out.
Step #2 - Mount all three butterflies onto rectangles of patterned paper 2x2.5 with a dab of glue in the center and pop dots on the wings.  This will create some dimension on your card.
Step #3 - Using a piercing tool and foam mat, punch holes around outside edge of rectangles and distress edges.  Then add antennae with a black pen.
Step #4 - Then glue all three rectangles onto card base.
Step#5 - Stamp arrow and sentiment with black ink.
Step #6 - Wrap twine to complete card. 

Hampton Arts for Jillibean Soup - Chilled Cucumber Soup Stamp Set
Patterned paper - LilyBee Designs
Memento Ink
Lawn Fawn Twine


Consider Yourself Vintage card by Laurel Seabrook

Hampton Supplies:
Irish Farmhouse Soup stamp
Other supplies:
Paper & Chipboard: My Mind’s Eye
Twine: May Arts


You & Me card by Laurel Seabrook

I am a sucker for anything school or office supply themed and thus I really love this new Cold Cucumber Soup stamp set by Jillibean Soup and couldn’t wait to put it to good use!

Hampton Arts supplies:
Cold Cucumber Soup stamp
Other supplies:
Cold Cucumber Soup collection by Jillibean Soup, Corrugated Shapes: Jillibean Soup, Twine: The Twinery

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Merry Christmas Album by Dana Warren

Merry Christmas Family Album

Hello!! Today I have a great way to display your Christmas memories! A blank canvas album is a perfect way to personalize for your Christmas photos!!

Merry Christmas Family Album by Dana Warren

Hampton Art: Clear Stamps – Jillibean Soup – Christmas Cheer Chowder JB0143, Joy JB0144
Hampton Art: Embellishments – Jillibean Soup – Pea Pod Parts Christmas Cheer Chowder JB0138. Corrugated Shapes – Sentiments JB0115. Flashcards Christmas Cheer Chowder JB0140

Ink: Colorbox – Pigment Ink Chianti. Dye Ink Pinkolicious, Mudslide
Album – Michaels – Canvas Album

Page 1
  1. Stamp a pattern with ornaments and the number 25.
  2. Adhere Christmas flashcard and Merry die cut.
  3. Adhere Family and ornament with foam dot. Only adhere ornament at the top, so photo can slip behind it.

Page 2
  1. Adhere snowflake tree and sentiment pieces to album.
  2. Adhere Dec 25 with foam tape.
  3. Adhere star and Christmas Countdown to die cut circle.
  4. Adhere merry tag to star shape with glitter brad. Adhere heart die cut to star shape.
  5. Adhere star shape to album with foam tape.

Page 3
  1. Stamp sentiment.
  2. Adhere candy cane.
  3. Adhere girl elf with foam tape.

Page 4
  1. Stamp calendar, stamp check mark on the 25th
  2. Adhere December flashcard with foam tape.
  3. Adhere December die cut word, believe and stars die cuts.

Monday, November 4, 2013

NEW i-press Self Inking Stamp release + CONTEST!!!

Announcing the NEW i-press Self Inking Stamp release + CONTEST!!!

November 1st, Hampton Art released a new product called the i-press. This is a Self Inking Stamp that you can purchase at Michael's stores.

The i-press comes with a black ink pad and an all occasion stamp. You can purchase additional stamp set sets and ink pads at Michaels. The ink pads and stamps are interchangeable.

Below are some of the different options for ink pads and stamp sets.

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Closer look at the different stamp sets being offered with the i-press
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There is also a customizable i-press. For $45.99 you will get an i-press self-inking machine, black ink pad and an all occasion image. There is a code in the package that will allow you to go online and order your customized stamp. You will receive your personalized stamp set with in 2 weeks, delivered to your home.
Customizable i-press

Now for the contest! To kick off this exciting new product, Hampton Art would love to see what you can create with your i-press! Starting today, November 4th, 2013 and running until December 31st, 2013 you have a chance to win one of 3 great prizes!

1st place = $200 in Hampton Art product
2nd place = $100 in Hampton Art product
3rd place = $50 in Hampton Art product

Simply create a card, project, layout, anything using your i-press and email us a picture of your project along with your Name, address, phone number, email address and country. We will select and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.

We will contact the winners in January and we ask that you allow us to share what you created. This contest is open to anyone that can get their hands on the i-press and want to create!

Please email any questions and your entries to Only 1 entry per person.

Good Luck!