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Member Since May 2011, 0 forum posts, 2 public projects

Location: Washington, NC

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We have partnered with many reputable companies such as Doodlebug Designs, Graphic 45, 7Gypsies, and Clearsnap to offer our customers a great assortment of stamps and inks along with our Hampton Art Signature Collection.

In an effort to provide unique and affordable products, Hampton Art also distributes a full line of value products for Studio G.

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“Hello Adventure” Mini Book

Design Team member Wendy Morris (be sure to check out her awesome blog after this) has an awesome tutorial for her memory filled trip to Italy to see her beau to share with us today!

“Hello Adventure” Mini Book

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“Hello Adventure” Mini Book Supplies:

Hampton Art Stamps: Studio G (“live for today”, “at the beach”, “because you matter to me”, “you are amazing”, “carefree & fun”, “i have a thing for you”, “unforgettable memories”, “i’m not Irish but kiss me anyway”, “sugar lips”)

Hampton Art Signature Collection (Kiss the Cook - #IC0061M, Best Day - #PS0358)

Creative Cafe (“life is worth it”, “today”, “i believe”, “i want to remember”, “be real”, “happy you happy me”, “the good stuff”, “behind the scenes”, “travel”, “because i never want to forget”)

Hampton Art licensed 7 Gypsies (“to be continued” PS0629, “adventure”, Abundance - #IC0148)

Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 (Tropical Travelogue 1 - #IC0133)

Hampton Art Ditto: Sticky Labels - Brights #DT0031

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat’s Eye Ink: Archival Dye - Wicked Black; Fluid Chalk - Lipstick Red, Sour Apple, Yellow Citrus; Pigment - Picante

Paper: Echo Park

Pink Paislee (Heidi Swapp): Memory File - FotoStack Openable (Mini Album), Letterbox Alphas - Color Magic

Studio Calico: Fabric Canvas Mistables, Flair Buttons (“take note”), Wood Veneer Shapes (cameras, airplane, man & woman icons, letters), File Folder Tabs, Mist (Calico White)

Whiskers Graphics: Mini Graph Paper Bag

Freckled Fawn: Washi Tape Style 308

American Crafts: Thickers Foam Letter Stickers (“me”, “italy”, “yum”, “2”)

Recollections: Mini Glitter Heart

Making Memories: Clear Page Pebble

Chipboard Alpha: The Girl’s Loft (“xo”)

Hello Forever (www.marcypenner.com): Flair Buttons (“happy”, camera)

Ormolu: Flair Buttons (“he”)

Want2Scrap: Pearls & Bling

Ranger: Distress Ink (Broken China, Worn Lipstick)

Tools: Ranger (Tiny Attacher)

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives (tape runner), American Crafts (pop dots)

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Designer Notes:

1. I used a medley of various stamps on the cover of my mini - postage stamp stamps, script stamps, and a pop of color in red using the “adventure” stamp.

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2. I made use of the tabs on the mini by adding some fun mini version of stamps.clip_image004

3. I also used some pre-cut file folder tabs and stamped onto these as well to draw a bit of interest more to the photos. Using a pre-designed mini card, I added in layers of stamps using two different stamped phrases (“live for today” and “i want to remember”). For the plain wood veneer airplane, I added a pop of color to the design using the amazing Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink in Picante.clip_image006clip_image008

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4. One these pages, I collaged and layered in lots of different stamps and again added a splash of color with the red ink and misting on the page.

5. Using inks, I added some interest to rather plain canvas mistable shapes and layered clip_image016clip_image018in some additional diecut shapes to focus on the octagon pattern along with a splash of mist. Further, I used a collage of different stamps along the edge of the page and “kissing” some of the stamps for repetition and fading.

6. On this page, I used plain wood veneer shapes and cut out the cameras from pattern paper. I wanted to play on the repetition of the cameras with different textures - wood, flair buttons, paper. For the plain wood veneer shapes, same as the airplane, I colored the wood using Clearsnap Colorbox inks but this time using the Fluid Chalks and Pigment. Such a beautiful palette of colors with the black & white photo! Love love this page in my book!

7. I added a bit of an eclectic twist with a mini paper bag, after stamping on the bag, but this will be perfect for tucking away a sweet note/hidden journaling from our trip together!

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8. On this page spread in the mini book, I really love the feel of the envelope that really draws on the them of my mini book in the focus of adventure & international love for my boyfriend. He’s Italian but lives in Austria. Such a beautiful love! Last month, we had a mini vacation to his country of Italy to the seaside and here I used the envelope to play on the theme with script stamps, postage & passport style stamps.clip_image028

9. Well, this page is just happiness and a smile (and a kiss). Ha! A sweet surprise when my boyfriend came to the airport to wish me “goodbye” after I had went through security & gate check before flying back to the States. Sweet. I used a series of two different phrase stamps on this page under the photo. Fun!

10. Hampton Art Ditto has great elements, such as these sticky labels! They are perfect for a bit of a fun twist for your stamping. I added a bit of a fun touch behind one photo with the “best day ever” stamp. clip_image030clip_image032

11. LOVE this 7 Gypsies stamps “to be continued” and because it is so true of our story together. Also, I used some inks on the resist letter stickers that say “us” for a bit of a watercolor play behind the number “2”.

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Whatcha Makin': Spring Season Card

I don't know about where you live, but the weather here changes from hot, humid and sunny to drab and rainy in a heartbeat! This card from design team member Linda Abadie shows off the beautiful colors, and textures of spring. 

Spring Season Card

Spring Season Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Signature Collection cling stamp set - Butterflies (IC0044M)

Hampton Art licensed Hot Fudge Studio wood stamp - On Butterfly Wings (PS0397)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Ink

Other supplies

Cardstock

Patterned paper

Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

Watercolor Crayon - STAEDTLER

Ribbon

Paint - Liquitex

Designer Notes:

1. Distress cardstock background using sanding paper for grunge look.

2. Color main stamped image using watercolor crayon.

3. To prevent bleeding while coloring, stamp image with archival ink.

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Tropical Travelogue Card

Summer is quickly approaching and vacation time is near and hopefully you are going somewhere tropical!  Design team member Gini Williams Cagle has a colorful and gorgeous card to share with you today, check it out below!

Tropical Travelogue Card

Tropical Travelogue Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 cling stamp set - Tropical Travelogue 2 (IC0134)

Ink

Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Ink - Honey and Jasmine

Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink - Aqua

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink - Pinkolicious and Tree Frog

Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Top Coat

Other supplies

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Papers

Cardstock

Spellbinders Dies - Creative Book Pages 2

Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Perma Tac, U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

Copic Markers

Foam dauber

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp the Flamingo image using Pinkolicious and heat set.

2. Shade the background with sponge dauber using Aqua.  Tone it down by adding a bit of Honey and Jamine inks.

3. Color the bird with Copic markers then add the Smooch pearlized top coat to highlight.

4. Ink edges with Tree Frog ink.

5. Stamp the postmark image with Pinkolicious and cut it out.

6. Use the Pinkolicious to ink the edge of lighter colored patterend papers.

7. Ink all pieces of patterned paper using the Dark Brown.

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Make it Monday: Birthday Banners Card

Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully you're enjoying a day by the pool, grill, TV, or CRAFT ROOM! Here's a great birthday card designed by Beverly Sizemore that you would whip up today and keep for a friend or family member's special day!

Birthday Banners Card

Birthday Banner Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. cling stamp set - Party Time (IC0157)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink Pad - Wicked Black

Other supplies

Copic Markers

Card stock

Diecuts with a view - Stampin' Up!

Ribbon

Gingham Bows

Foam Tape

Designer Notes:

1. Trim red card stock for card base.

2. On trimmed white card stock, stamp banners image five times, as shown, with black ink.  Color with markers.  Adhere to card base.  Secure ribbon on each side.

3. Stamp three present images on white card stock using black ink.  Color with markers. Trim and adhere to lower center with foam tape.

4. Adhere gingham bows to stamped presents.

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TGIF: Celebration Cake Card

It's FRIDAY and for most of us it's a long holiday weekend!  Hopefully you will be spending time with friends and family celebrating Memorial Day!  If you've got a bit of extra time this weekend go ahead and catch up on making some ready-to-go birthday cards, DT member Beverly Sizemore has a pretty in pink one we think you'll like.

Celebration Cake Card

Celebration Cake Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Outlines Rubber Stamp Company cling stamp set - Party Time (IC0157)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Ink - Black

Clearsnap Smooch Glitter - Frost

Other Supplies

Shimmer card stock - Diecuts with A View white card stock  by Stampin' Up!

Diecuts - Sizzix Framelits

Bakers Twine

Embossing folder - Sizzix

Flowers

Brads

Foam Tape

Designer Notes:

1. Trim magenta shimmer card stock for base.

2. Trim another piece of magenta shimmer card stock and emboss.  Mount on white card stock and adhere to base.

3. Stamp cake image with black ink.  Color with markers and accent with Clearsnap Smooch Glitter in Frost. Trim and shape with Sizzix Framelits. Adhere to center of base.

4. Stamp sentiment with black ink and diecut shape.  Adhere to upper left corner with foam tape.

5. Wrap three strands of baker's twine at bottom and tie.

6. Secure flower with jewel brad in lower right corner.

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Take Two: It's My Day & Love You Tons

Yep, today's blog is double the Hampton Art goodness!  Designer Wendy Morris made not one, but TWO amazing cards to share with us today... lets all give her a big round of applause :)

It's My Day... Celebrate! Card

It's My Day... Celebrate! Card Supplies:

Stamp

Hampton Art licensed Hot Fudge Studio wood stamp - Celebrate Collage (PS0351)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Archival Dye - Wicked Black

Other supplies

Simple Stories - 6x6 Paper Pad (Happy Day)

White Card stock

Pearls and Bling

Bella Blvd. - Ciao Chip Numbers, Simply Simona McIntosh

Fiskars - Postage punch

Bone Folder

Adhesive - Tape Runner and Pop Dots

Designer Notes:

1. Use a precut white card as your base, or you can cut white card stock 5x8" and score in the middle at 4" to fold card in half.  Smooth out the crease of the card with a bone folder, if desired.

2. Stamp the Celebrate Collage stamp using the Clearsnap Wicked Black ink.

3. Use papers and punch to punch out three postage shapes.  Mount one of the shapes on pop dots as shown.

4. Mount the other two postage shapes as shown.

5. Cut out senitmens from paper, "It's my day" and "happy", and apply to shapes.

6. Attach chipboard numbers.  (I used the numbers for my birthday 7/29)

7. Finish off the card with a touch of pearls and bling!

 

Now onto card #2

I Love You Tons Card

"I Love You Tons" Card Supplies:

Stamp

Studio G by Hampton Art - I love you Tons

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Archival Dye - Wicked Black

Other Supplies

Paper - Bella Blvd

Glitter Heart - Recollections

Mini Puffy Pillow Heart Sticker - K&Co.

White card stock

Pearls and Bling

Apron Lace Border Punch - Fiskars

Designer Notes:

1. Use a precut white card as your base or you can cut white card stock to 5x8" and score in the middle at 4" to fold card in half.  Smooth out crease of the card with a bone folder, if desired.

2. Stamp "I love you tons" with Clearsnap Wicked Black ink on card as shown.

3. Use paper and border punch to punch out border trim.  Cut to 3" and apply to card as shown. (Note: Scrap paper works great for trim)

4. Apply the mini puffy pillow heart sticker as an accent for dimension in the center of the heart formed by the elephants.

5. Apply glitter heart to the bottom corner of the paper border.

6. Finish off the card with a touch of pearls and bling!

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Whatcha Makin': Molto Bello Card

Britt Bass has a gorgeous Paris inspired card for us today... we hope you simply love it!

Molto Bello Paris Card

Molto Bello Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Signature Collection wood stamp - Eiffel Tower (LE8722J)

Hampton Art licensed 7 Gypsies cling stamp set - Molto Bello (IC0152)

Hampton Art Signature Collection clear stamp set - Patterned Butterflies (SC0397)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink Wicked Black

Watermark Embossing Pad

Smooch - Gold

Other supplies

Patterned paper - Lost and Found by My Mind's Eye

Cardstock - burgundy and craft paper

Flowers - Almanac Collection Buds by Prima Marketing, Roses - handmade

Black ribbon with wire

Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Grand Nestabilities - Labels Eleven

5 Petal Flower punch

Adhesive - Scotch 3M ATG, foam tape, hot glue gun, glue dots

Designer Notes:

1. Punch flowers, shape and assemble roses with hot glue, apply smooch to flower tips.

2. Use watermark to stamp butterflies onto background paper.

3. Die cut card base, frame and butterfly paper.  Apply adhesive and assemble.

4. Shape ribbon and adhere.

5. Stamp Eiffel Tower and sentiment with black ink.  Stamp postage stamp with watermark on kraft cardstock.  Fussy cut stamped images and adhere with foam tape.

6. Finish by adhering flowers with glue dots.

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Make a Wish Cupcake Card

Today's precious birthday card is brought to you by DT member Beverly Sizemore! She has been creating and publishing cards for Hampton Art for a good while now, we think she's great and we enjoy every new creation she brings to us :)

Make a Wish Cupcake Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Outlines Rubber Stamp Company cling stamp set - Party Time (IC0157)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink - Wicked Black

Other supplies

Studio G Die Cut Cards & Envelopes - White (AC0225)

Patterned paper - Echo Park

Markers - Copic

Hampton Art glitter glue

Clearsnap Smooch glitters - Frost, Goldrush, Firecracker, and Lime Twist

Jewels - Doodlebug Design

Ribbon

Foam Tape

Designer Notes:

1. Trace die cut card shape with patterned paper. Trim with scissors and adhere to card front. Trim stripped orange paper and adhere to inside edge of card.

2. Stamp cupcake image with black ink on white card stock.  Color with markers and highlight with Smooch Glitters.  Trim and mount on orange stripped paper.  Adhere to center of card base with foam tape.

3. Stamp sentiments with black ink.

4. Staple ribbon to top right corner and bottom left corner.

5. Apply pink glitter glue to stamped cupcake.  Adhere rhinestones to stamped image.


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Make it Monday: Special Memories Layout

Today we have a great layout from DT member Adora Concepcion to start the week off with a bang!  We hope you enjoy it!

Special Memories Layout

Special Memories layout supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Diffusion artistamps cling stamp set - Butterflies are free (IC0153)

Hampton Art Signature Collection clear stamp set - Word Collage Borders (SC0402)

Hampton Art licensed 7gypsies cling stamp set - Abundance (IC0148)

Hampton Art licensed hot fudge studio cling stamp set - Bird Houses (IC054M)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye ink pad - Wicked Black

Other supplies

Paper - Pink Paislee & My Mind's Eye

Tag - 7 gypsies

Chipboard - Imaginarium

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp images on any paper (card stock or patterned) of your choice. I used a patterned paper with subtle print; just enough to give the stamp image a background color.

2. Cut out the stamped images and set aside.

3. Trim the patterned paper and postion/attach in the middle of the page for layering.

4. May the photo onto another patterned paper and attach on top.

5. Arrange all embellishments according to your preferred style!

6. As shown on this layout, I added more stamping directly onto the layout and then attached the cut out stamped image with a pop dot for added dimension.

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TGIF: Just for you... just because card

It's Friday and man are we thankful!  Actually, we've had bad storms in North Carolina and me and my coworkers are camped out at McDonalds waiting for the electricity to come back on! Here's an adorable card from Design Team member Adora Concepcion!

Just for you... just because

Hello everyone! This is my very first post for Hampton Art and I am so excited!!! So, for today's post, I made this "just for you" card. This stamp is so versatile and just beautiful.

Just for you... just because card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art clear stamp set Clock (SC0218)

Hampton Art licensed Doodlebug Design clear stamp set - You Said It (SC0473)

Hampton Art licensed Diffusions wood stamp - Paris Moment (DF4557)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chesnut Roan, Olive Pastel, and Bisque

Other Supplies

Card stock

Ribbon

Twine

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Designer Notes

1. Stamp and cut the images. 

2. Adhere the base of the card as shown.

3. Add ribbon and twine for added dimension.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time!

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Thinking of You: Family Memories Card

Our families are so special to us!  The memories we make should be cherish and shared for many years to come.  Design team member, Gini Williams Cagle has a gorgeous card to share with us today that would be perfect to send to a dear relative, enjoy!

Family Memories Card

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Family Memories Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Hot Fudge Studio cling stamp set – Birdhouses (IC0054M)

Hampton Art Signature Collection clear stamp set – Word Collage Borders (SC0402)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink – Aqua

Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink – Dark Brown

Top Boss – Watermark Ink

Clearsnap Smooch – Pearlized Top Coat

Other Supplies

Graphic 45 Paper Little Darlings

card stock

Sizzix embossing folder

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Adhesives – GlueArts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, U Cut it dimensional adhesive

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Designer Notes:

1. Stamp the house image using the watermark ink and sprinkle with embossing powder then heat set.

2. Cut the image and ink the edges with dark brown.

3. Stamp the border image in aqua and cut to size to fit the card.  Ink the edges with dark brown.

4. Ink one side of an embossing folder using dark brown and run through the die cutting machine. Add more dark brown to the edges.

5. Ink all pieces of patterned paper using the dark brown.

 

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Whatcha Makin' Wednesday: You + Me

We know you're so excited it's Wednesday already!!!  This is a crazy time of year for everyone... especially families with kids, school is almost over and summer break is quickly approaching! In our neck of the woods, kids are taking end of grade tests and eagerly awaiting a nice vacation from school :)  Dana Warren has made a simply ADORABLE card we think would be perfect for a teacher you appreciate or work with...

You + Me = Love Card

You + Me Card Supplies:

Hampton Art Stamps

licensed 7gypsies You + Me = Love wood stamp (PS0634)

licensed Art Warehouse Background Border clear stamp set (SC0163)

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox pigment ink - Frost White and Espresso

Clearsnap Colorbox dye ink - Putty

Clearsnap Glue gloss

Paper

white, green, red, pink, and black cardstock

Pattern paper - Making Memories, Doodle Just Chillin Boy

American Crafts - Wood grain ribbon

Paplin: Quilling paper, browns

Papertrey Ink - Fruit Fusion, apple mini stamp set

Other supplies

Papertrey Ink - Fruit Fusion, Apple Die and Love Lives Here Die

Corner Chomper

Adhesive - Miracle Tape, Pop Ups

Designer Notes:

1. Make card from card stock.  Trim pattern paper to card size.

2. Stamp number background stamp to cover pattern paper.  Adhere to card base.

3. Stamp "You+Me" in white on black card stock.

4. Adhere brown quilling paper strip to bottom of black card stock.  Round all four corners.

5. Die cut apple from green and red card stock.  Stamp stem with brown ink on green apple.  Cut red stem/leaf off and adhere red apple to the green.

6. Die cut circle with tiny heart die from pink cardstock and adhere heart to apple.

7. To make chalk, roll and adhere a piece of scrap white cardstock.  Adhere to "chalkboard".

8. Adhere ribbon to card front.  Adhere "chalkboard" to card front.

9. Adhere apple to card front with pop up dots.

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Thinking of You Card

Hey guys and gals! Today we've got a gorgeous "Thinking of You" card from design team member, Linda Abadie that we know you will love! She uses Graphic 45 and Doodlebug in the same card and makes it look oh-so-perfect! Check out the details below...

Thinking of You Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art licensed Danelle Johnson Art Warehouse cling stamps - Hot Air Balloons (IC0165)

Hampton Art Cling Butterflies (IC0044M)

Hampton Art licensed Doodlebug Design clear stamp set - You Said It (SC0473)

Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 cling stamp set - Little Darlings 3 (IC0138)

Other Supplies

Patterned paper - Echo Park Paper Co, Momenta

Digital Poppy image - Etsy

Pearls

Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

Cardstock

Ribbon

Flower

Paint - Liquitex

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp yellow border with dye ink and add pearls on top for accent.

2. Add pearl pen on stamped butterfly images.

3. Adhere hot air ballon image with foam tape for 3D effect

4. Distress card with acrylic paint on all edges

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Make it Monday: Birthday Party Card

I don't know about you, but it seems like this is a pretty popular time of the year for birthdays!  Designer, Britt Bass has an AMAZINGLY ADORABLE card she made with Party Time (IC057) Set, Hampton Art licensed design from Outlines, and we think you will really love it!   Check out Britt's design and tips below...

Birthday Party Card

Birthday Party Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Party Time (IC057) licensed stamp from Outlines

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink - Black

Other supplies

Studio G Yellow Glitter Glue (V60014)

Patterned paper - Birthay Mini by Nikki Sivils "It's Your Day"

Cardstock - pink and white

Copic Markers - E55, E57, B000, B95, B91, G12, RV11, RV14, Y21, Y17, 0 - Colorless blender

Crafter's Companion, Black pen

Adhesive - Scotch 3M ATG, Foam Dots

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp and color Outline's cake, present and kazoo images.  Fussy cut around each image.

2. Stamp banner once on banner background and once each on coordinating papers.  Cut and paper piece banner.  Extend string on banner to paper edge with black pen.

3. Trim and/or punch different coordinating borders and adhere to bottom of card base.

4. Trim ribbon, tie bow, and adhere ribbon. Round corners.

5. Adhere cake, present and kazoo with dimensional adhesive.  Stamp sentiment.

6. Trim, stamp, and adhere pink panel inside.  Trim and adhere border strips and bow.

7. Add glitter glue to flame on candle, let dry.

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TGIF: Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother's Day! Whether you're a Mom or you have a super-special mother take some time to celebrate her in style! Don't just buy her a card... make her something special she will remember for years to come :)  Here's a few ideas from some of our friends/license partners we thought you would enjoy!

Doodlebug Design Inc.

 

 

Clearsnap

 

Graphic 45

 

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Thinking of you Thursday Card

Today's gorgeous card was made by design team member Dana Warren, it is the PERFECT hard to brighten someone's day!

Thinking of you Supplies:

Stamps 

Hampton Art licensed Doodlebug Design - You Said it (SC0473) clear stamp set

Hampton Art licensed Art Warehouse - Background Border (SC0163) clear stamp set

Hampton Art Signature Collection - Pattern butterflies (SC0397) clear stamp set

Ink

Studio G ink - Brown

Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink - Fresh Green, Blue Lagoon, Orange, Marigold

Clearsnap Dye Ink - Putty

Other supplies

Pattern Paper

Twine

Border punch - Jenni Bowlin, Ticket Please

Rustic Cream Cardstock

Spellbinders Grand Callibur

Bow Easy

Adhesive - Miracle Tape, Pop ups

Designer Notes:

1. Make card from cardstock. Trim pattern paper to card size, ink edges.

2. Trim horizontal pattern paper, ink sentiment and edges, Adhere to pattern paper.

3. Punch ticket strip.

4. Stamp small butterflies.

5. Stamp big butterfly and cut out, ink center of wings.

6. Adhere ticket with pop up dots to card.

7. Loop twine and adhere to card. Center and adhere butterfly over twine loops.

Tip: If you don't have a right color ink to match pattern paper, make your own custom ink.  Pigment ink is the best to "mix" colors.  I did this with both butterflies.  Small butterfly is inked with orange and marigold. Larger butterfly is inked with fresh green and blue lagoon.

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Whatcha Makin': One stamp, 3 ways

Today's post is brough to you by awesome DT member Vivian Keh

On the Hampton Art blog today, I'd love to share with you the regular exercise I've recently incorporated into my crafting practice.  When I reach for an item in my craft room, I'll give a go at exhausting that tools creative potential.  OK, "exhaust" might be an exaggeration - just three projects (or more if you're on a roll) that explore a variety of styles.  It's a challenge!  It's fun!  It helps you step outside your crafty comfort zone.  And the best part - it helps you grow your craft!  Everytime I try this exercise, my crafting perspective widens, I take one step further on this never-ending journey of self-discovery, I dance around my craft room when I come up with something that pleases me, and at the end of some crafting sessions, I am also humbled by my limitations.

This time, I made three cards with one stamp set - Hampton Art/Art Warehouse "Blooming Memories" (SC0038)  This stamp set contains a nice selection of graphic florals, damasks, scroll designs, and birds, as well as sentiments that could be used for a variety of occasions.

I'm in love with stamps that have a lot of solid, inked areas with designs that move - this set soooo works that quality!  Work it, Danelle Johnson (the designer)!   I mean, look at the larger blooms with the white lines radiating out from the center and leaves which extend that feeling of movement - just gorgeous!

In the first card, I used kraft paper to keep it very casual, laid-back feeling.  The delicate floral pattern stamp was used with a dark brown dye ink to created a pretty custom background.

Casual "Bloom" Card

On one of my walks with the pooches I found this beautiful PINK leaf!  I'm always on the lookout for ways to incorporate nature!  Walking the dogs with my eyes peeled in this way, the chore magically transforms into a crafting extravaganza - a haul as large as what can fit into my tiny hands!

The leaf is a simple feature which adds a nice does of texture and warmth to the card front!  After adhering the sentiment with dimensionals, I nestled both the leaf and the rolled bloom alongside, affixing with glue dots.

 

For my second effort, I went for a card suitable for more formal, ceremonious occasions, weddings, quinceneria, for example. I stuck with a black and white palette and stamped the damask image across the bottom.

Am I alone here, or is repeat stamping the most fun? This detailed, well-balanced stamp is going to get a ton of use over here to create elegant custom backgrounds!

I stamped the sentiment as show and edge punched a black scallop strip to break up the white space.  I finally punctuated the white space with one of the beautiful birds that comes in the set.

Formal "Many Blessings" Card

 

For my last card, I used some coordinating patterned papers, punching the upper edge of the bottom piece with a notebook edger punch.  I stamped the sentiment, and underneath it, I used one of the scroll shapes that comes in the stamp set to further the old world feeling that I was going for.

I then distressed the edges, wrapped the card front with grey satin ribbon, and adhered the piece to a base, which neatuly hid the cut edges of the ribbon.  I also rounded the top corners.

Shabby "Seek Joy" Card

Great pieces of bark have been falling off our local trees, and so of course, I've been harvesting them on our walks.  I'm sure the kids walking to the bus stop in the morning think I look really cool in my coke bottle glasses, squatting in the grass, tethered to two howling, maladjusted dogs.  One of the bark shards made it into this card.

I hot-glued the bark and used glue dots for the rest of the focal image.  I punched soem flowers, and for a funky touch, added metal snaps in the centers.  A leaf was inserted to finish it off.

The projects amassed...

Folks, I had so much fun sharing this little adventure with you!  I'm thinking about one more project with these stamps - a funkadelic grungy project, heat embossing the larger blooms to preserve the image, and then messily spreading some bright colors onto the unmasked areas.  If it turns out well, you'll see it on my blog!

Supply Lists:

Casual "Bloom" Card

Cardstock - dark brown, vintage cream

Patterned paper for rosette

Stamp set - Blooming Memories (SC0038) Hampton Art

Ink - rich cocoa

Tools - Flowers 3-D Bigs die, Sizzix

Leaf - found

 

Formal "Many Blessings" Card

Cardstock - Black and white

Stamp set - Blooming Memories (SC0038) Hampton Art

Ink - Black

Tools - Scalloped Edger Punch, Fiskars

 

Shabby "Seek Joy" Card

Card base - Recollections

Patterned paper - Fairy Belle, Prima

Stamp set - "Blooming Memories" (SC0038) Hampton Art

Ink - Rich cocoa, Tea Dye Distress Ink

Embellishments - Grey ribbon, metal snaps, from the fashion district (downtown Los Angeles)

Tools - Flower punch, corner comper, Notebook edger punch

Leaves and bark - found

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Tidy up Tuesday: "Just Saying Hi" Card

Hopefully you're starting today out on the right foot, if not... here's a super simple, super precious, cheery design from DT member Nina Yang "just saying hi"! Her clean and fresh style is so amazing :) We hope you enjoy it!

Oops... we cut off the "chomped" with Nina's DT seal! Our apologies, remember to "chomp" bottom right corner!

Just Saying Hi Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Doodlebug Design licensed cling stamp sets - Thankful (IC0162), Flower Garden (IC0161) and Borders (IC0160)

Hampton Art Doodlebug Design licensed clear stamp set - You said it (SC0473)

Inks

Clearsnap Colorbox Petal Box Pigment Inks - Arboretum (SN8006)

Other Supplies

Patterned paper - Bubblegum (GCD Studios, Sweet tooth)

Tools - Stamp-a-jic, scissors, 1/2" corner chomper

Adhesive - 1/8" foam dots

Glitter glue

Designer Tip:

Leave about 1/16" border when cutting out stamped image for a handmade embellished look.  Use border stamps to make frame.

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Make it Monday - Mother's Day

Happy Monday, friends! We're so glad to see you!  Hopefully you had a "scrap-tastic" weekend and found some time to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  Today, Gloria is here with a gorgeous Mother's Day card... yes, Mother's day is this Sunday, the 13th; so weather you're a mother, you have a mother, or a dear friend who is like a mother to you, feel free to use this idea as inspiration to celebrate her this weekend!

Mother's Day Card Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Ditto, Studio G Happy Mother's Day rubber stamp

Hampton Art Signature Collection - Hydrangea Collage (PS0528)

Inks

Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades antiquing Ink in Photogenic and Venetian Lace

Clearsnap Colobox Pigment ink in Smoke Blue

Clearsnap Smooch in Banana Custard

Papers:

Graphic 45 Papers - Fashionista: En Vogue, Haute Couture and Potpourri

Black Cardstock

Vanilla Cardstock

Other supplies:

Copic Markers: Various colors

Pearls (colored with alcohol based markers)

Stampin' Up Border Punch

Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Orchid Shimmer Satin

Tools - Bow Easy

Adhesive - Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape, Beacon Fabri-tac

Designer Notes:

1. Stamp image with Decades Photogenic antiquing ink and color with alcohol markers.

2. Color butterfly imace with Smooch Banana Custard ink.

3. Sponge image background with Decades Venetian Lace antiquing ink.

4. Trim image and ink edges with Smoke Blue pigment ink.

Head on over to Gloria's blog for more information!

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Thinking of you Thursday: Art Tag

Hey friends! Here' another stunning project from Gloria Stengel that we hope you enjoy...

Art Tag Supplies:

Stamp

Hampton Art Diffusions - Art Soul, DF2193

Ink

Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere

Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet, Splash, River Mossy, Vanilla Shimmer

Other Supplies

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Clockwork

Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Gadget Gears

Spellbinders - Nestabilities die templates - Labels Twenty-five

Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Aqua Sheer Ruffle Edge, Black Crochet Lace

Tag

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, Beacon Zip Dry, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

Designer Notes:

1. Spray tag with Splash and River Mossy Smooch Spritz and allow to dry.

2. Emboss tag with an embossing folder.  Rub raised areas with Dark Cashmere antiquing ink.

3. Die cut gears from chipboard and spray with Black Velvet Smooch Spritz.

4. Stamp sentiment with Mudslide archival ink, then die cut and emboss with labels template, then ink with Venetian Lace antiquing ink.

5. Spray flowers with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

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TGIF: National Scrapbook Day

Yes, we know National Scrapbook day is tomorrow, and so is... Cinco de Mayo, Europe Day, singer Chris Brown's birthday... okay, okay, I digress! Designer, Britt Bass has brought us an awesome scrap-tastic tutorial that you can view today, and make tomorrow, we wanted to make sure you had time to gather up all of your supplies!

Hello Hampton Fans! I'm so happy to be joining you on this awesome day of celebration: National Scrapbooking Day!!! I'm excited to show you the layout I've created to (hopefully) inspire you.  Also, I've done a stepped-out tutorial that you can see in it's entirety on my blog, after you're done here, of course!

Sweet Spring Time Page Supplies:

Stamps

Hampton Art Signature Collection - clear stamps Curvaceous Borders - SC0401

Hampton Art: Warehouse licensed clear stamps - Border Background - SC0163

HA Diffusion Wood Stamp - Scratch Pattern - DF2635

Inks

Studio G Chalk Pigment Ink VP0017

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Cosmic Pink, Wine Berry, Citrus Tickle

Clearsnap Smooch Glitz - Frost

Clearsnap Colorbox Ink - Bark Brown

Clearsnap Glue Gloss

Other supplies

Patterned paper

Cardstock - white and cream

Punches - Monarch Butterfly; Micro Icon Punches Flower/Heart/Butterfly; Dot

Grunge Board: Tim Holtz

Thickers - White Vinyl "Root Beer Float", Yellow Glitter Puffy "Bumble"

Ribbon - light yellow ,medium yellow, and white

Yarn - white and yellow

Fiber - Green grass fiber, Adornments by EK Success

Stickers - Transparent Butterflies by the Paper Studio

Adhesive - Scotch tape, Scotch ATG, Dimensional Tape

Designer Details:

1. Decorate "eggs" with small punched shapes, Smooch Spritz, Glue Gloss and glitter.  Set aside to dry.

2. Stamp, trim, and weave pieces to create basket.

3. Add ribbons and fiber details to basket.  Braid yarn and ribbon together to create basket handle.

4. Trim patterned papers, distress edges with scissors. Layer.

5. Stamp scallops and word phrases on background of paper.  Attach paper layers, overlapping stamped images.

6. Attach extra strips of basketweave paper, assembled basket, and eggs to layout.

7. Mat photo and attach with dimensional adhesive.

8. Create title with dimensional letter stickers and attach, with part of title overlapping photo.

9. Use Smooch Spritz to color chip board shapes. Layer and adhere to layout.

10. Punch butterflies. Add sparkle with Smooch Glitz and attach to layout.  Add small butterfly stickers.

There it is! Your National Scrapbook Day Hampton Art inspiration! Go ahead, celebrate the ART in you - and CREATE something today!

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Watcha Makin': Thanks Card

You've made it to the middle of the work week... Congratulations!  We are so very excited to share our first gem from designer Gloria Stengel today on the blog, we think you're going to love it!

Head over to her blog for more details on the project.

Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you're working on this lovely Wednesday!

Thanks Card Supplies:

Stamps 

Hot Fudge Studio On Butterfly Wings - PS0397

Celebrate and Thanks clear stamp set - SC0223

Ink

Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink in Photogenic, Venetian Lace, and Triumphant Red

Other Supplies

Graphic 45 paper Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif

Graphic 45 Chipboard Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tags 2

Black cardstock

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Old Gold Sheer Ruffle Edge

Gold Wire

Spellbinders Die Templates - Nested pennants

Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Bow Easy

Adhesive - Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape, Beacon Fabri-tac, Zip Dry


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Nostalgic Tag

We've got another, AB-SO-LUTELY gorgeous Vivian Keh design and post for you today! Here she is :)

Hi there, Hampton Art fans! I'm so excited to visit with you here on the blog and share how I put together this nostalgic, warm, softly textured tag!

Nostaglic Tag Supplies:

Stamps

ABC Primer Stamp set - Hampton Art/Graphic 45 licensed design IC0124

Ink

Chesnut Pigment Ink

Rich Cocoa Dye Ink

Tea Dye Ink

Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer

Tools

Paper Trimmer

Flower - 3D Bigz Die by Sizzix

Tag & Bookplate Die by Sizzix

Scoreboard & Bone folder

Leaf Punch

Moroccan Edger Punch EK Success

Embellishments

Metal Button

Pearls

Cream Satin Ribbon

Ecru Floss

Adhesives

Scotch ATG

Tombow Mono Multi Glue

Dimensionals

Glue Dots

Photo Tutorial:

You'd think I had thrown some soft Betty Davis lighting effects in there!  But I swear, I didn't.  What please me the most about this project was that given the right products, manifesting the soft, romantic nostalgia that I had envisioned became a piece of cake!  Here's the stepped out tutorial!

Isn't this stamp beautiful?  A child discovering the wonders of reading - just precious! This stamp is one of the 8 cling mounted stamps that are included in the ABC Primer 2 Stamp Set by Hampton Art and Graphic 45.  Using dye ink, I stamped my focal image, cut out the frame, and distressed the edges.

Using and edger punch, I cut this decorative strip and distressed that as well.

For the base of my tag, I used a tag die on a piece of strong, cream cardstock.  I diecut a darker colored strip to cover the top portion and trimmed a rectangle to cover the lower portion.  Then I adhered both pieces to the tag base.

This is the Provence Petal Point Pad from Colorbox/Clearsnap.  It contains a deep Chestnut Brown that will probably become a new favorite for me.  Using that color, I stamped these numbers ont he decorative strip and heat embossed with clear fine embossing powder.

Before adhering the strip, I scored down the length and lightly folded along the score line - this easy step adds dimension and interesting shadows!

I tied some creamy satin ribbon around the tag, right at the level where I planned to put the focal image.  This added a bit of sheen in addition to the gloss of the embossed numbers.

I popped the focal image on dimensionals a nestled it up against the bow.

This is how the tag looks so far - a range of tones from light to dark, a variety of textures, and a few shiny accents.

On to the custom bloom.  I saw a beautifully textured bloom gracing a card that recently won a Moxie Fab challenge.  I visited the blog of it's creator, Laura Bassen, to find out how to make it, then shabbified it a bit to suit my tastes.  So I drew and cut a bunch of irregular kidney bean shapes - these irregularities make the bloom interesting.

Before proceeding, I made sure to erase my pencil markings that were left.  Then I scored lines on each petal, radiating out from the center as shown below.

So I had sewn darts in clothing before, but this is the first time I created darts with paper - that was neat and I'm going to see how I can incorporate this little trip to add dimension to other projects and non-floral embellishments in the future!  For the paper dart, I cut slits half-way through the kidney bean shapes.

Then I laid down a tiny strip of glue next to the incision, adhered one side over the other, held it closed with a tiny clothespin and left it to dry.  Now they look like little fish!

Once these dried, I used my beloved bone folder to curl the edges.

Then I spritzed with my new Smooch Spritz!

Isn't that fine shimmer glorious? This was one of the products in my goody box from Hampton Art partner, Clearsnap.  Exactly the amount of shine I want and LURVE!  Plus, it comes in this glass vial that's wonderful to handle!

I assembled the bloom using glue dots.  Hot glue would work, too.  And then I topped it off with a beautiful button.

Bloom done, now onto my tightly rolled flowers.  I diecut a few of these, rolled them as shown, keeping them tigher at the base, finally sealing the deal with some hot glue at the base.

I used a leaf punch to create a few simple leaves, curled them with my bone folder, and inserted them under the flower petals in such a way to draw the eye around the tag.

Add some pearls bling on the bottom, and voila!

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