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Hampton Arts Design Adhesives | Monday Card Madness #43

If you missed them last time, you’re not going to want to miss today’s steal, the Hampton Arts Design Adhesives. Not only are these designs absolutely amazing for sprucing up everyday household items (like Staci Jones did recently the blog post found here) but they are equally as amazing for using on your everyday paper crafting projects.

For this week’s Monday Card Madness sketch I kept the design very basic so that the focus could be on the brilliance of the Design Adhesives.

On the first card I made I decided to use some flocking on the border. I love not only how it looks but the added tactile touch to the card is a lot of fun. I then finished up the card by adding some glitter to a circular design to create my flower.

I love the elegance of the corner designs.

And the multiple options to create a birthday- or celebration-themed card are so wide that the hardest part of making this card was settling on which designs to use.

Don’t forget to keep posting your Monday Card Madness creations. We will announce the winner for our July cards next Monday. August cards will need to be posted by Friday September 2nd at 11:59pm MST in order to be eligible for our monthly drawing.

I hope all of you are busy making cards for our 3rd ScrapbookSteals card swap!

If you missed the details here they are:

  • Create 10 cards. They can all be the same or each can be different.
  • All cards must include an envelope.
  • Cards must be received to the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by August 31st. (ScrapbookSteals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California, #400, SLC, UT  84104)
  • Once your cards have been sent in the mail, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, to let me know that I need to be on the lookout for your amazing creations. I will then randomly re-distribute the cards and mail back 10 different cards to each participant.

Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow for another fantastic How To’sday. This time brought to us by Cyndee Kawa. Believe me! You will not want to miss it.

Hampton Arts Design Adhesives

Hampton Arts Design Adhesives

Amazingly fun! There is really almost no better words to describe today’s steal, the Hampton Art Design Adhesives. If you’re looking for a fun embellishment to dress up not only your cards and layouts, but just about any other flat surface that you can think of, then this product is for you!

All you need in addition to the Design Adhesives is either some foil, flocking, or glitter and you are set. The first step is to choose your design, remove the protective backing,  apply your design onto a flat surface and gently rub with either your finger or another flat surface.

Next, carefully peel up the Design Adhesive backing.

Now comes the fun part! Deciding which medium to use to apply color to your Design Adhesive. After selecting your medium, apply to the top of the Design Adhesive then remove any excess.

I decided to challenge one of our talented friends, Staci Jones with using the Design Adhesives in different ways. She did such an amazing job and it truly makes me want to steal today so that I can start fancying up some of the things in my home!

Staci, your projects are positively stellar! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and ideas with us.

I hope you all have a great weekend and that everyone stays safe! Sending lots of positive crafty vibes your way. See you on Monday for another Monday Card Madness.

What a perfect time of year…..to sparkle!

What a perfect time of year…..to sparkle!

And HOW!  I have had SO much fun creating with today’s steal, the Hampton Arts Glitter Glues and Glitter sets.  Wait.  Let me rephrase that.  My 3 year old, my 6 year old, my 9 year old, her friend and myself have had an absolute blast playing with GLITTER!  In fact, I dare say that we will all be sparkling for a few days.

I will apologize in advance for the tons of photos on this posting.  It was just so much fun and the versatility of the glitters and glues is so much that I just had to do a little of this and a little of that and loved it all so much that I wanted to share it with you!

As soon as my kids were out the door to school, my ‘baby’ and I set out to do a little crafting with glitter.

We first decided to cover some raw chipboard shapes to give them a little more flair. We started with a snowflake shape and used the Tsukineko glue pad to adhere glue to the shape.

I then let Matthew choose the color of glitter he wanted to use.  I love that the caps to the glitter containers are not only secure, but are kid friendly.  They are also designed so that if the bottle is knocked over very little glitter will spill out!  Added bonus!  :)

I then let him take control and create!  He was pretty much in sparkly heaven!

Then we had to create more…

and more….

I LOVE how easy it is to remove the cap of the bottles to return the glitter to the container, yet secure enough to ensure of no accidents!

So many different things could be done with the glittered shapes, but we decided to surprise my 5 year old when he got home with some embellishments to add to his ‘winter wonderland’.

(Yeah…I think I passed the crafty gene on to this kid.  He comes home from Kindergarten and immediately starts creating.  This is what we have in our kitchen.)

He was elated with the new shapes and re-modeled his Wonderland……again.  :)

I wanted to try a masking technique with the glitter so decided to finally paint a big magnet board that I have had for years, which I have wanted to put next to Aaron’s bed so that he has somewhere special to put his creations.

I started by painting the wooden part of the board.

I then used my Silhouette to cut out Aaron’s name.  I used glue dots to hold the ‘mask’ into place on the painted frame.

Next I used spray adhesive to carefully spray the letters, then dumped red glitter on top.

I let the glue dry then carefully removed the mask.  I LOVE the results and so does Aaron!

I wanted to be sure that the glitter had a little extra protection from little hands so I sealed the frame with a matte finish protective coating.

Best of all is now Aaron’s Winter Wonderland has re-located to the magnet board, and he is quite pleased about it!  :)  Now to get it hung by his bed!

I then had to try my hand at rubber stamping with the glitter.  I used my glue pad again, this time as ‘ink’ for my stamps and this is what I came up with.

Oh and I have to say I’m elated to have such a variety of colors.  Ever since my 16 year old lost her first tooth our ‘tooth fairy’ always leaves a trail of glitter trailing out from underneath the pillow.  My kids always have the best time predicting what color of Fairy will be paying a visit!

Can you believe that that is only HALF of the fun that I had today!  Now let me show you what the kids and I did with the amazing glitter glues.

First off let me say how much I love the tubes for the glues.  Let’s face it….glue is glue and sometimes that makes for clogged applicator tips.  Hampton Arts totally thought that through and made their application tips VERY easy to remove which makes it easy to run under hot water and fix any sticky problem!

I used my Silhouette again and cut out a Christmas tree for Aaron and turned him lose with the glitter glue.  He was truly in his element!

He created clear into the evening.  This is what I found.

I wanted to cover raw chipboard, and here is what I made.

I then added a little sparkle to some card that I already had made.

I truly didn’t want to stop glittering things!  I looked around my craft room to see what I could sparkle and thought these flowers could use a little pick me up!

Truly.  What an AMAZING day making things sparkle.  I’m sure you’ll be seeing LOTS of bling from me in the future.  After all, how can I resist when Hampton Arts makes it oh so easy!

Have a great weekend everyone!  Be safe.  Be happy.  See you Monday!