Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watercoloring to add color to stamping card by designer Patty Folchert

My new favorite technique is watercolor painting; today I am sharing a fun Birthday card for any age using watercolors, a Jillibean Soup stamp set and Jillibean Soup papers.

Make A Wish card by Patty Folchert

I started out with watercolor paper and stamped the balloons with Surfaces black ink (any waterproof ink should work). Then I let the ink dry and chose a cool watercolor palette of purple, blue and green. Then I painted the balloons with the watercolors, the best part is that you don’t even need to stay in the lines! Next I chose a complementary green paper as a mat and attached the dried watercolor piece to it. Then that panel was attached to a plain white card base. Then I added a couple Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque Peapod diecuts and a “Make a Wish” Sticker. Presto, a quick art inspired card versatile enough for almost anyone.

The watercolor trend is really hot right now and I have really enjoyed learning the fun techniques out there. Have you added watercolor painting to your projects yet? 

Best Wishes,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/JIllibean Soup-Birthday Bisque Stamp Set
Jillibean Soup/Fresh Vegetable Soup-Bite Size Bits 
Jillibean Soup/Birthday Bisque
Jillibean Soup/Birthday Bisque
Watercolor Paper & Paints, paintbrush, White Cardstock base, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beach themed card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog... it's Melinda with you again today and I'm going to share how I put this 'enjoy the journey' card together using a combination of Hampton Art and Canvas Corp products.

To begin with I cut and folded my card using an ivory cardstock and rounded the bottom corners. Folded measurement 5.25" x 7".

Next step was to prepare my layers.
- Next step I prepared my layers
- Firstly I cut my top piece (blue & ivory chevron) of cardstock to 3" x 5.75"
- Second layer  ( Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe) 3.25" x 5.75"
- Third layer (Blue & Ivory Chevron) 3.5" x 5.75"
 When using layers on my projects I tend to start from the front and work my way backwards which probably isn't the most stream-lined approach but it's what I've found works for me. I adhered all layers using foam pop dots to create dimension.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the bottom of the card using the Colorbox black chalk ink pad. However I wanted a slightly faded, shabby look so stamped a scrap piece of cardstock first to remove the first impression of ink.

Embellishing is always the most fun so I played around with a combination of the Canvas mini triangle, thread, seashorse & starfish fussy cut pieces from the Beach Sampler cardstock and a scattering of sequins and epoxy dots.

Hampton Art/Canvas Corp Stamps IC0302
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Blackbird
Canvas Corp Beach Sampler on Ivory Patterned Paper CCP2712
Canvas Corp Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe Patterned Paper CCP2684
Canvas Corp Blue & Ivory Chevron Patterned Paper CCP2733
Canvas Corp Canvas Minis CVS1156
Doodlebug Sprinkles and Sequins
Ivory Cardstock
Ivory Thread

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rich Color & Texture card by designer Nicole Nowosad

A really fun and easy way to add texture to any card is to use fabric. I had some Canvas Corp burlap and canvas in various colors and used a few scraps to make this card.

Today Makes Me Smile card by Nicole Nowosad

Quite simply, cut some ½” strips of each color of canvas or burlap. Stitch together to create a rainbow! 

Add a stamped sentiment onto vellum so that the rainbow is still loosely showing through using the great Jillibean Soup handwritten sentiments stamps. Just add in some enamel dots and Canvas Corp clothespins and your card is complete.

Canvas Corp mini clothespins CLS2136
Canvas Corp Burlap and canvas in red, orange, yellow, green & blue
Jillibean Soup clear stamps – Handwritten Sentiments JB0198
Color Box Surfacez ink: Black

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hampton Art Jar Jewelry

Did you know that Hampton Art sells more than paper craft supplies? We have other great supplies that are perfect for many gift giving and crafting projects!

Buttons - JJ0010 Silver Filigree Plaque, JJ0001 Muslin Pin Cushin Jar Lids (pack contains 2), VAC0024 Studio G deco tape


Sea Salt - JJ0006 Gift Word Printed Metal Jar Lids (pack contains 3 designs), JJ0022 Chalkboard Stickers (pack contains 20 sticker labels)


Baking - JJ0004 Chevron Print Metal Jar Lids (pack contains 3 designs), JJ0012 Letterpress Jar Labels (contains 6), JJ0013 Letterpress Recipe Cards (contains 6)

Coffee - JJ0007 Chalkboard Metal Lids (contains 3)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beautifully simple 'hi' card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a non-themed card I created that simply says 'hi'. Sometimes I find I have a drawer full of cards for birthdays, weddings, anniversary's etc but never a card to send to someone just because!

1. Firstly I cut and folded my card so that it measured 5" x 4" folded.
2. The patterned paper panel (5" x 3.75") was adhered using pop dots and positioned to the right of the card which allowed the 1/4" overhang on the left.
3. The white top panel (5" x 3.5") was embossed first and then adhered in position.
4. All the embellishing elements to the card were layered, again using foam pop dots and then to finish the card I added a few gems and then finally the die-cut wise word sticker sentiment.

Hampton Art/Ki Memories - A Color Story Page Kit
Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Hampton Art/Ki Memories - A Color Story Page Kit

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sweet On You card by designer Nicole Nowosad

Sweet On You card by Nicole Nowosad

Here is a really simple way to make a sweet card for a friend.
Using the chevron pattern stamp by Canvas Corp, stamp with bright colored ink onto smooth white cardstock, using two different colors of ink. 
Stamp the cloud shape from the Bella Blvd Kiss Me Stamp set, using metallic colored ink onto white cardstock. Stamp a sentiment to one of the clouds.

Trim the clouds out and adhere to card using foam adhesive on the sentiment stamped cloud and add some twine throughout the cloudy area

Add a little machine stitching to join your two stamped colors together and your card is complete!

Canvas Corp mini clothespins CLS2136 
Bella Blvd Kiss Me stamps IC0225
Canvas Corp Stamps IC0302
Studio G ink (teal and green)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stamping on Wood - Birthday card by designer Patty Folchert

Today I wanted to share a fun boy card with a flying theme. It features a Hampton Art/Echo Park Stamp Set and Echo Park papers with some KI Memories papers added in.

Happy Birthday card by Patty Folchert

The tag is what makes this card unique, it is made out of wood! That’s right the helicopters and sentiment were stamped directly onto a wood tag in brown ink. Then the tag was backed with a turquoise solid paper and attached to an Echo Park journal card. Then I added in a Jillibean Soup “Today” tag diecut to the left side as shown. 

The base of the card was made with some solid gray cardstock and strips of Echo Park paper and green solid. On those strips I added faux stitching with a journaling pen in black. The red “Up, Up and Away” border strip was added vertically as shown. Then the journal card was added with 3D foam dots as pictured. To finish it off I added a Jillibean Soup green wood sprinkle to the tag hole. 

There you have it a playful boy themed card to share on that next special birthday!

Up, Up & Away,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Echo Park-Scoot Clear stamp set
Ranger Archival Ink/Coffee
Echo Park/Scoot 
KI Memories/Color Crush 6x6 pad
Jillibean Soup/Wood Sprinkles- Love
Sketch by Scrapbook Generations, Jillibean Soup/Wood Tag, Card Base, Mini Glue Dots; My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Quick & Easy Encouragement cards by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us again on the Hampton Art blog!

Graduation season will be here soon, and I thought these bold Studio G / Hampton Art clear sentiment stamps would be perfect for that. Wouldn’t it be fun to customize them with the school colors of the graduate? It might be hard to tell, but I also used some Studio G / Hampton Art Mini Cards as cardstock.

You Rock Card by Joy Ott

You Did Awesome Card by Joy Ott

I’m So Proud Card by Joy Ott

Here’s how to create a similar look on your projects:

1) Stamp the sentiment on watercolor paper with archival ink.
2) Add some Distress Inks directly to your craft sheet.
3) Use a water brush to pick up some of the ink and fill in the open parts of the stamp.

Studio G: Cards & Envelopes for Crafting
Neenah: Desert Storm
Ranger: Watercolor Paper

Studio G: Assorted Clear Stamps

Ranger: Archival Jet Black, Assorted Distress Inks

Ranger: Water Brush, Craft Sheet
My Favorite Things: Stitched Circle Dies
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bright and Cheery Hello card by designer Nicole Nowosad

Hey Hampton Art fans! Here is a simple card you can make to brighten someone’s day.
Hello Sunshine card by Nicole Nowosad
Simply trim some Canvas Corp yellow striped paper to 4x4 and add some machine stitching to some of the sections. Stamp your sentiment with some Bella Blvd Sand & Surf Stamps on vellum and attach to your card. 

Stamp the Jillibean Soup word bubble with gray ink and layer over the vellum slightly. Stick on a few sparkly KI Memories foam flowers with a brad or enamel dot to the center and you are done! 

Canvas Corp Yellow & White Big Stripe paper CCP2286
KI Memories Foam Glitter stickers WM1055
Bella Blvd Sand & Surf clear stamps IC0226
Jillibean Soup Chilled Cucumber Soup Small Set 1 JB0041

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Joyful layout by Patty Folchert - Incorporating Stamping on Layouts

This layout was completely inspired by the Hello My Name is stamp and the popular Christian song by Matthew West, Child of the One True King. It occurred to me that these stamps would be the perfect complement to my daughter’s baptism photos. 

Joyful layout by Patty Folchert

I began by pulling out my Jillibean Soup/Spicy Social stamp set. Then I stamped the circle “Hello” stamp in yellow ink off center on the sunshine mini placemat. Then I continued with the watercolor paints and added some sunshine colors to the mini placemat. 

Next I stamped three circle hearts onto plain white tags in red, orange and yellow ink. 

Then I stamped the “Hello My Name Is” stamp in red ink onto white cardstock matted onto Orange Salt paper. Using a thin tipped black marker I wrote in “Child of the One True King”. 

Now I began to layout the design of the page I chose three flashcards from the Sightseeing Stew collection that applied to my theme topic and then added gray word stickers to further emphasize the definitions as it pertained to that day. To highlight the sunshine die-cut I matted it onto an orange patterned paper with a yellow pattern topper. Onto the topper I added a title of “Joyful” in yellow Beanboard Alphas. I chose a gray diagonal stripe for the layout base and a light yellow mat with a red butterfly border strip on left with an additional border strip of rockin red corrugated paper to add texture. Then I printed the three photos in a collage format and double matted them in yellow and red patterned papers.  To add the finishing touch I added one orange wooden nickel and two wood sprinkles in orange enamel and orange gemstone. This layout includes patterned papers from 8 different Jillibean collections, I really love how Jillibean Soup papers interchange so easily.

A joyful layout to celebrate one of my favorite days ever, when our children begin their own journey of faith it is a beautiful moment indeed.  I encourage you to capture photos and layouts that document your family’s spiritual events.

Proud Mama,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Spicy Social Soup Clear stamp set
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Lipstick Red
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Pumpkin
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Citrus Yellow
Jillibean Soup/Chilled Cucumber-Peeled Cucumber; Coconut Lime Soup/Straw Mushrooms & Fresh Ginger; Irish Farmhouse Stew/Beef Stock; Country Pumpkin Chowder/ Cream Style Corn; Cold Avocado Soup/Fresh Orange Juice; Birthday Bisque/Bite Size Bits; Apple Cheddar/Dried Thyme; Soup Staples II/Orange Salt
Jillibean Soup/Corrugated Sheet- Rockin Red
Mini Placemats
Jillibean Soup/Star Light, Star Bright
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew
Jillibean Soup/Chilled Cucumber Soup-Shape Stickers
Beanboard Alphas
Jillibean Soup/Yam Yellow
Jillibean Soup/Wooden Nickels- Life
Jillibean Soup/Wood Sprinkles-Life
 Watercolor Paints, paintbrush, Sharpie/Thin tip Black marker, White Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello Mini card by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us again on the Hampton Art blog!

Today I made a set of mini cards using some fun Hampton Art products. I used the Jillibean Soup Sentiments clear stamp set, the Ki Growing Garden 6” x 6” paper pad, and some Studio G Mini Cards. These cards are pre-cut into fun shapes and make a big impact even though they are only about 3" x 3”! Mini cards are a great way to include a note with a small gift.

Hello Mini Cards by Joy Ott

Ki: Growing Garden Paper Pad
Studio G: Cards & Envelopes for Crafting
Simon Says Stamp: Sunshine, Green Apple, Cotton Candy

Jillibean Soup: Sentiments

VersaFine: Onyx Black

Miscellaneous: Craft Thread
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 14 die
Scotch: ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Friday, May 9, 2014

Stamping on Layouts project by designer Nicole Nowosad

Good morning Hampton Art followers ! I am here today to share a quick page made with lots of Jillibean Soup stamps by Hampton Art.
Find Yourself layout by Nicole Nowosad

I started out by stamping several different patterns of stamps onto white cardstock, alternating my ink color with each shape. You can see that I tried to make a repetitive patter with each shape that I used to create my own patterned paper of sorts to use on my page.

I added some droplets of mist and some machine stitching to the pieces and then backed them behind a die cut background to finish my page.

I also used some watercolor paint on a scrap of cardstock and once dry, I  stamped a small sentiment/title to add to my page as a tag next to the KI Memories butterfly and ruffle stickers.
KI Memories: Simply Lovely paper KI10057
KI Memories: Modern Elegance paper pad WM1005
KI Memories: Bright Cardstock paper pad WM1059
KI Memories: Lace Cardstock Hexagon paper KI10052
Canvas Corp Clear Stamps IC0302
KI Memories Ruffle Stickers KI10032
Jillibean Soup Clear stamps: 
Typewriter JB0097
Spicy Social Soup JB0249
Cold Avocado Soup JB0128
Echo Park Clear Stamps: Oh Snap SC0529

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Twine Technique by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us again on the Hampton Art blog!

Today I am showing a fun way to use colorful Ki / Hampton Art Bakery Twine. I used a die to cut the heart in the center of the card front, then I repeatedly wrapped twine around a piece of paper, and mounted it on the inside of the card. I always need birthday cards, so choosing the sentiment was easy.

Happy Birthday Card by Joy Ott

Neenah: Solar White

Jillibean Soup: Sentiments

VersaFine: Onyx Black

Ki: Bakery Twine
My Favorite Things: Heart Stax Dies
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Using Watercolors with Stamping - Mini cards by designer Patty Folchert

For my projects this month I decided to give the new watercolor trend a try. These cute little cards were my first attempt at watercolors in years, but they were actually very easy to create using a Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup stampable stamp and a couple Jillibean papers.

Just a Note mini cards by Patty Folchert

Taking watercolor paper I stamped the notebook design with black Surfaces ink, because it is waterproof it works very well. Then I stamped the “Just a Note sentiment” onto notebook design. Next I chose just a couple watercolors to give the notebook design a color wash effect. I allowed the color to just flow into the next and left some white space. Then I stamped the Postmark style stamp onto separate watercolor paper and painted it either a contrast color, the pink, or a complementary color in the other card with blue. Then I allowed them to dry.  Here is a close up shot of each:

Next I cut the postmark pieces into heart shapes and attached to notebook design as shown with 3D foam dots. I cut two pieces of complementary Jillibean Soup papers from the Sightseeing Stew collection and used them as mats for my mini cards of white cardstock. Then I added the notebook pieces set at an angle with 3D foam dots. That was it, very simple cards.

Perfect pair for a daily pick me up or to hide in a lunch or suitcase. So go find a watercolor set and give it a try, it is a bit addictive I have to warn you!


Supply List:
Jillibean Soup/Notebook Stampables Stamp set
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew- Poached Photos & Pickled Planes
Watercolor Paper, paintbrush, white Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Chalkboard inspired card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card that incorporates one of the many trends making the rounds at the moment - the faux chalk board. I have often admired chalkboard projects I've seen on Pinterest and never really found the opportunity to give it a try. However, I really didn't have any excuse when the gorgeous new Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup Chalkboard Flags were produced.

The faux chalkboard was simply a matter of using a good quality white ink when stamping the image and then having some fun making a few smudges and smears. Simple but really effective!

I kept the black and white theme consistent across the card except for a touch of aqua to act as a highlight in breaking up the monotone.

SUPPLIES | Stamps:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Today is Full of Possible (JB0200)

Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White

Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Paper Pack (WM0985)
Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Sticker Flip Pack (WM0993)
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Chalkboard Flags (JB0106)
Hampton Art/Ki - Pastel Cardstock 6x6 Paper Pad (WM1060)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Doodlebug Mini Pearls


Friday, May 2, 2014

Words to live by - Fun card by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us again on the Hampton Art blog!

I made a sweet and simple card with the Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art You’re Tweet clear stamp set. Isn’t that bird a cutie? The card base is from Studio G / Hampton Art. It come pre-punched with the circle in the center!

Happier Card by Joy Ott

Studio G: Cards & Envelopes for Crafting
Simon Says Stamp: Island Blue

Jillibean Soup: You’re Tweet

VersaFine: Onyx Black
Simon Says Stamp: Island Blue, Orange Peel

Horizon Group: Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Love You Bunches card by designer Nicole Nowosad

Today, I am sharing a card with you that I made only with a few tiny pieces of paper and mostly with stamps.

Love You Bunches card by Nicole Nowosad

To create the card, trim white cardstock to size. Using a watermark ink pad, stamp the word LOVE using the Jillibean Soup Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup stamps to the background. 
Next, using different colors of ink, stamp over your background using the circular stamps from the Jillibean Soup Tiny Stories stamp set. Change up the color and pattern of stamp used all over the back of the card in three or four groupings.

Add in your stamped sentiment title on a piece of cardstock or patterned paepr and your card is done! 
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps - Handwritten Sentiments JB0198, Tiny Stories JB0280, Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup 
KI Memories Bakery Twine WM1044
KI Memories Bright Cardstock Paper Pad WM1059
Studio G Ink VP0027
Surfacez Ink – Carribean, Black
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink – Blossom, Suede