Sunday, February 05, 2012

7Gypsies and Hampton Art Stamps

Happy Sunday, Blogger peeps! The past few days I've been sharing the work I did for the Hampton Art Stamps CHA booth and catalog. You all know that I make Graphic 45 projects for them, but this time I also had a chance to make projects with 7Gypsies stamps, papers, and embellishments! I shared a frame I made HERE.

I also made a bunch of cards and a printers tray. Check 'em out!

I used the Par Avion, Best of Times, and Abundance stamps, and the Lille 8x8 papers, plus the 7Gypsies gears.

I love creating collages with my stamps. Makes me happy. I added a bit of paper and Glossy Accents to the center of the little gear to make a custom embellishment. That makes me happy, too!

The stamps for this birdie card are: Bird Song, Par Avion, Abundance. If you have not seen these stamps, check out the new Hampton Art catalog on pages 10-15. The paper is 7Gypsies Lille and Off the Wall. I did some stamping with black ink onto the printed paper. You can make custom paper every time!

Because you know how much I love my Spellbinders templates...I used Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® Rose Creations to make that fabbie flower and Nestabilities™ Large Deckled Rectangles to cut out my birdie image.

Here is another collage, with lots of color! I used Molto Bello, Bird Song, Par Avion, Best of Times, Abundance stamps.

Is that fab or what?! Love the fonts and all the clocks and postage!

Again, I used the stamps to create some custom paper. So fun!

I also made a few layouts. This photo was taken by Allison Tyler Jones back in April. She did a great job and I really like the photo. I never, ever like photos of me, so the girl gets props!

I used a wide variety of Clearsnap ink products. Clearsnap is a sponsor for most of my other teams, so I have LOADS of ink. I LOVE their stuff!

I took this photo of my kids in the spring. We were at the USS Midway in San Diego.

Yummy stamps! I am just beyond happy to be able to work with such amazing products!

This last project was a labor of love. My wonderful husband took all the photos on our trip to London in 2009, for our 20th anniversary. The photo he took of the London Eye at night...the man has mad skills!

Okay, so the photo of the two of us...a cute elderly couple from Wales took that! I offered to take their photo if they would do ours. They didn't want to do it! How funny is that?! The gentleman said, "You Americans are so BOLD!" What?! It's just a photo! {giggle} I assume he meant the talking to strangers part and not the photo taking part!

The 7Gypsies papers, ephemera, stamps...everything...was so perfect for my project! Too bad it is now the property of Hampton Art Stamps! I need to make a second one for myself.

The center part...I spelled out London and added crystal flowers, stamped images, etc. It turned out so well. But...

The whole branch thing fell off at CHA! I had to go to see my pal Trudy at the Helmar booth to beg some glue to fix it! While I was fixing it someone thought I was doing a project demo! As if! I was so upset that my poor project was damaged. It traveled from CA to MI to NC back to CA. Poor sad thing!

Those crystal flowers are a new product I found in the craft store, in the jewelry section. Love! All the little bits come separate and you build your own flowers!

I hope you enjoyed looking at the projects!

Hampton Art Stamps: 7Gypsies Molto Bello, Bird Song, Par Avion, Abundance, Best of Times
7Gypsies paper: Global, Lille, Off the Wall
7Gypsies embellishments: charms, hook, gears, stickers, book handles, mini ephemera

Clearsnap ink: Colorbox Graphic45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink Photogenic, Dark Cashmere, Triumphant Red, Bon Voyage, Antique Moss, Venetian Lace; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Charcoal, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Prussian Blue, Lipstick Red, Yellow Ochre, Toffee; Smooch Spritz Tea Party, Gold Glow, Black Velvet, Log Cabin; Colorbox Pigment Ink Frost White, Dragonfly Black; Colorbox white embossing powder 

Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur Die Cutting System: Shapeabilities® Fancy Tags, Borderabilities® Big Scalloped Border Grand, Shapeabilities® Rose Creations, Nestabilities™ Large Deckled Rectangles, Nestabilities® Labels Twenty-one
Other supplies: gray, black, tan, brown cardstock (American Crafts); white, blue, red, green cardstock (Bazzill); cream cardstock (Neenah); punches (Carl, Fiskars); decorative scissors (Provo Craft); pearls (Queen and Company); glitter mist (Tattered Angels Copper); chipboard letters (Maya Road); crystal flowers (EK Success); wire (Artistic Wire); branches (Prima, craft supply); jump rings (jewelry supply); foam blender ink applicator (Inkssentials); tag, twine, ribbon, mini brad, flowers, leaves, lace (Craft supply);  Bow Easy tool

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Ranger Glossy Accents; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Zip Dry glue; hot glue


  1. These are all so very lovely!!!

  2. Gloria dear these are simply gorgeous! Love the stamps and all the details!

  3. Simply GORGEOUS Gloria. Thank you for being such a wonderful source of inspiration. I adore ya


  4. good grief girlfriend you are so talented!!!
    LOVE the london shadow box :)

  5. gorgeous all gorgeous :)

  6. Amazing projects, especially love your London display - had a giggle myself when hearing about the couple and the photo...we are a strange lot over here you know! ;) x