Friday, June 29, 2012

Hampton Art Winners Announced

We hope you enjoyed our blog posts this week featuring the fun Doodlebug Stamp products designed by us, but distributed by Hampton Arts.

The following is the winner from out Tuesday blog post: Anita Braddock

This person is the lucky winner form Wednesdays blog post: TJ Butler

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Please email us your shipping information and we'll be sending you a fun box of goodies out soon. We must receive your information by Monday, July 2nd. Please email us at:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

More Hampton Art Inspiration + Giveaway

We have more great Doodlebug Stamps from Hampton Art Inspiration here on the blog today. But it doesn't stop there.... be sure to jump over to the Hampton Art BLOG this week to see what their design team created with these stamps and our Doodlebug papers too!! 

Enter another yummy giveaway today by going over to the Hampton Art Facebook page and leaving them some love from the Doodlebug fans! If you're not on Facebook then visit their blog and leave a comment there. Come back and tell us what you did! 

Party Card
by Tiffany Hood

I like the look of paper piecing, so here I stamped the banner several times and cut out each piece to make a multi-colored pennant. Then I stamped the sentiment multiple times to add lots of fun color!

Supply List: Party Time cling stamp set, Ladybug ink, Tangering ink, Limeade ink, Blue Jean ink, Beetle Black ink, Swimming pool daisy stripe petite prints cardstock, tangerine Fancy Frills stickers, blue jean Fancy Frills stickers, Fun-Fetti birthday celebration cardstock

Party Time Card
Supply list: Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Stamp (Party Time), Teensy Type card stock stickers (ladybug), Mini Jewels (ladybug)

Balloon Card Trio
by Wendy Sue Anderson

One of my favorite things to do with stamps is to stamp on white cardstock and cut out the image. That’s how I made this card set- stamped the balloons on white cardstock, cut them out, and then added them to a card front with pop dots!

Supplies:  hello spring springtime stripe paper, snips & snails twinkle twinkle paper, sugar & spice baby o’s paper; hampton arts stamps: party time, you said it; doodle twine bubblegum, lilac, tangerine, swimming pool, bubble blue; Colorbox Ink: limeade, bubble blue, swimming pool, bubblegum, lilac, tangerine

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hampton Art Stamp Feature Day 1 + Giveaway

We have been so excited to feature the Doodlebug licensed stamps from Hampton Art. They are such an exceptional quality and of course we adore the designs. This week we're hoping to inspire you even more with these great products. And at the end of the week we'll be announcing some winners some Doodlebug goodies. Scroll down to learn how to enter....

Friends Layout 
featured Doodlebug Licensed Hampton Art Stamps
by Ro Philippsen

Doodlebug Design - ColorBox - Pigment Ink Pad - Tangerine, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Bubblegum, BeetleBlack

Beach Treasure Hunt 
by Sherry Cartwright

To create the background for this layout, I used the circle/cupcake stamp from Party Time.  I cut the cupcake out of the circle.  I inked up the circle stamp with embossing ink and then used clear embossing powder to set it.   I used a turquoise mist with a paintbrush to circle over the stamped image and then again on a scalloped border.   I wanted them soft and reminiscent of the ocean waves.  The polka dot paper was a bit too stark for this layout, so I toned it down with a wash of white acrylic paint. 

I also made washi tape using paper medical tape and a cloud stamped in the turquoise/swimming pool ink.  

Supply List: simply sweet alphabet, home sweet home, borders, journal shapes, party time, sweet cakes, small alphabets, rhinestones, pearls, boutique brads-seashell, starfish

Bunny Layout 
by Jing-Jing Nickel

I used a circle stamp in the birthday collection that contained a cupcake in the center.  I masked the cupcake out of the circle and stamped letters for the layout title.

Supply List: Ink pads: limeade, bubble blue, beetle black
Stamps: alphabet
Hello spring collection: fancy frills, chickadees, springtime stripe, baby butterflies, easter bunnies, easter parade
boutique buttons: spring assortment
doodle twine: valentine assortment

Enter this week's giveaway and you could receive a box of yummy Doodlebug goodness shipped directly to your door. We'd like to get to know our followers better, so answer the following three questions in a comment here on this blog post: 

1. What state/country do you live in?
2. Do you consider yourself a stamper (yes, no but would like to start with DB stamps)? 
3. What crafty thing have you worked on recently??

Winner will be selected and announced on Friday. You'll have until 12:00midnight on Thursday to submit. Be sure to return each day to enter more prize giveaway drawings. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial- We're Moving Card

Hi all, it's Stephanie here today with a fun card I made using the Doodlebug Stamps by Hampton Arts. We are getting ready to move into our new home so I thought it would be nice to send my friends each a card letting them know that we're on the move. Here's what I came up with:
This card involved lots of stamping, and these are some of the best stamps I have ever used. They have such a crisp clean image and clean up is a snap!

Here are my simple steps:
Step 1: Stamp background on aqua cardstock using the border stamp and the limeade ink. Mount it on white cardstock and sew around the outside to give you your sewn border.

Step 2: Make your journaling card also by stamping the border stamps and limeade ink. Then attach fancy fills and sew along bottom.
Step 3: Stamp out your house, sun, clouds, label, and the word we're. (The house sun and cloud stamps are all from the Home Sweet Home set, the labelstamp is from the Party Time set, and the alphas are from the Classics mini wood stamps is Simply Sweet font.) Cut each out leaving a white border. (I used a circle punch to punch out the letters).

Step 4: Add teensy type alphas in bumblebee to the label spelling out the word "moving".

Step 5: Assemble your card and admire.
Hope you enjoyed :) if you did, stop by my blog ( and check out more Doodlebug cards and layouts.
Supply List:
Fancy Fills (limeade), Hampton Arts Stamps (Doodlebug borders, Party Time, Home Sweet Home, and mini wood alphabet stamps in Simply sweet), Doodlebug Ink (Swimming pool, Beetle black and Limeade) and Teensy Type (bumblebee)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Doodles Layout Sketch and Fun Stamps

This great Doodles Layout Sketch was created by our own Monique and we're thrilled to combine it with the awesome Doodlebug Stamps from Hampton Arts. 

by Monique Liedtke

My youngest loves to imitate his father, so here he's reading his dad's magazine, wearing his reading glasses and his shoes. Don't you just have to smile when you see this? For this page I used lots of the new stamps: Flower Garden, Home Sweet Home, Party Time, Journal Shapes & Thankful. LOVE them all!!

Supplies: Boys Only collection; Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Stamps: Flower Garden, Home Sweet Home, Party Time, Journal Shapes & Thankful; Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Ink Pads: Limeade, Tangerine and Swimming Pool; Doodle Twine; Boutique Button and Fancy Frills.

Hello Summer
by Aphra Bolyer

Supplies: Boys Only Patterned Cardstock, Boy Assortment Mini Pearls, Boy Assortment Star Brads, Boy Assortment Boutique Buttons, Boy Assortment Doodle Twine, Teensy Type Cardstock Stickers Swimming Pool, Doodlebug Borders Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts), Doodlebug Home Sweet Home Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts), Doodlebug Journal Shapes Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts), Doodlebug Swimming Pool Pigment Ink Pad (ColorBox).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Doodles Card Sketch featuring Hampton Arts Stamps

Today's blog post featured this fun Doodles Card Sketch, yummy Doodlebug products and especially the Hampton Arts Doodlebug Stamps.
Smile Card
by Tiffany Hood

Supplies: Flower Garden cling stamps, Lilac pigment ink pad, Cupcake pigment ink pad, Tangerine pigment ink pad, Swimming Pool pigment ink pad, Bubblegum pigment ink pad, Mini Pearls-spring assortment, Mini Pearls- baby girl assortment, Doodle Twine- bright assortment, Swimming Pool sugar coated cardstock, Tangerine petite prints dot-grid cardstock, Bubblegum daydream sugar coated card stock

Pals for Life Card
by Kathy Martin

Supplies: Pals for Life Birthday; Boys Only Collection; Pop Art; Cute Cuts; Fancy Frills; Boutique Buttons; Create-A-Card: Square Grid; Stamps: You Said It; Doodle Twine: Gray

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Stamp Casting with Melinda

It's Melinda with you today and firstly I must say it's lovely to be back as I've had some time off to bring a new little person into the world. I'm going to share a photo of my new little man 'Teddy' and a technique that is perfect for school holiday fun with the kids because it involves stamps, glue and paint...

Stamp Casting!

I have created a baby card complete with a stamp cast love heart using one of the gorgeous new Doodlebug stamps manufactured by Hampton Art.

Step 1: I chose the popular floral love heart stamp from the Love Life collection and sprayed the stamp with a canola oil spray to prevent the tissue paper and glue from sticking.

Step 2: Using plain unscented tissues, cut 6 squares larger than the stamp to allow for overhang. Place a single sheet onto the stamp and gently paint over the stamp using Mod Podge or 50% PVA glue and water. I used a stiff brush to push the tissue into the stamp. Repeat with the remaining sheets of tissue then allow to dry overnight.

Step 3: Once the glue is completely dry you can cut the excess tissue away from the stamp leaving a 5mm overhang then tease apart the layers to create a rustic look to the edge. Then carefully remove the stamp from the tissue casting.

Step 4: Paint the entire surface with an acrylic paint including the edges and allow to dry.

Step 5: Using a stiff brush and different coloured inks, dry brush the cast image to bring out the pattern of the stamp. Feel free to add sparkle by using glitter or pearls etc.

Your cast is now finished to use on your projects or perhaps add a magnet to the back as a fun gift.

Supply List: Doodlebug Snips & Snails - monkey business, twinkle twinkle, cardstock stickers, mini pearls; Colorbox inks - bubble blue, swimming pool; Clear Stamps - Love life; Cardstock stickers - Multicolor It's a boy; Simply Sweet rubon alphabet - blue jeans; vellum, tissues, Mod Podge

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Pin Cushion Cottage

Today our very talented Tonya and Mary Ann are being featured on the Riley Blake Designs "Cutting Corners College". These two amazing Doodlebug team members created this darling Pin Cushion Cottage.

Be sure to hop over the the Cutting Corners Site and check out the step by step instructions with free pattern sheet.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Father's Day Inspiration using Stamps

Now & Then Page
Supply List: Boys Only Collection: Geared UpDigits, Super Star, Cute Cuts, Boutique Buttons, Fancy Frills, Pop Art, Cardstock Stickers, Simply Sweet Mini Rub Ons, Jack & Jill Cardstock Stickers;  Rubber Stamps: Journal ShapesSweet Backgrounds, Flower Garden

Supply List: A2 polka dot assortment; Boys Only: cool camo, anyway, decked out; Mini brads: brass; Stamps: background and sentiment.

Guess Whoooooo Loves Dad? 
by Sherry Cartwright
Supply List: patterned paper - cloud on left : Cheery Chat, Santa's Workshop collection, card base: Create-a-card, patterned paper - pink hearts : Dotted Daisies, Sweet Cakes collection, patterned paper - cloud on right : Petite Prints,  patterned paper - owl : Sugar & Spice collection, patterned paper - green hearts : Petite Prints, alphabet, owl, heart and cloud stamps : Hampton Art, patterned paper - tree : Petite Prints, ink : Hampton Art

foam adhesive

Dad Card
Supply List: A6 Swiss dot assortment; teensy type: blue jean; ink pad: limeade, tangerine, bubble blue; icons cardstock sticker: boys only; cling mounted rubberstamps: borders

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father's Day Card Ideas

Dad Star Card

Supply List: Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Stamps(Borders and Simply Sweet alphabet), Doodlebug ink (Swimming pool), 6x6 paper pad (Boys only), Doodlebug Double Sided Cardstock (boys only collection), Star Brads (Boy Stars), Doodle Twine (blue jean), Boutique Buttons (Boy Assortment), Doodle Brads (Swimming Pool).

Dad Rocks Card

Supply List:  Boys Only Patterned Paper, Cardstock Stickers, and Mini Pearls; Curly Alphabet Clear Stamps; Swimming Pool Stamp Pad.

It's For You Dad

Supply List: Snips & Snails collection- (paper: rubber duckies, twinkle twinkle, snips & snails, card stock stickers), teensy type stickers, Doodlebug / Hampton Art stamp, Pigment Ink Stamp, mini jewels, paper frills. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Father's Day Tie Shaped Gift Box

Hi Doodlebug Friends!

It’s Monique here today! As Father’s Day is around the corner I thought I would create this little gift box, which you can then easily create with your kids to give to their dad, or which you can create for your own dad of course!  The reason I chose this project is that Doodlebug’s brightly colored and double sided papers and just perfect for the occasion!

So here’s what I created: A “Tie” shaped Gift Box!

And here’s how you create it:
Use this image

or download a “tie box pattern” from the internet (just type “tie box pattern” in your search engine and several patterns will show up), print and cut it out, lay it on your paper of choice (I chose papers from the “Boys Only” collection) and cut twice around the pattern (or draw around it and cut then), one slightly bigger than the other (the bigger one will become the lid):

Lay the printed pattern back on top of your cut out form and use your scoring bone to score the dotted lines. Press firmly as you’ll want to score your patterned paper which now lays beneath your printed pattern. Next remove the printed pattern and fold the scored lines.

Then proceed to glue the right tabs together. You’ll notice there’s an open space left on both the left and right side of the top of the box, where you have to adhere a small strip of paper (1,5”x 0,7”, fold in the middle).

Your box will now look like this:

Now you’re ready to embellish your box! Assemble everything you need for the decoration. In my case I used lots of these new Doodlebug products: journal stamps, pigment ink pad, Teensy Type alpha stickers! (for complete supply list see below this blog post):

And this is the result:

To create the label use a stamp from the “Doodlebug Journal Shapes Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts)” and stamp with Doodlebug’s Tangerine Pigment Ink Pad on a scrap of paper. Use the new Teensy Type alpha stickers for the sentiment and finish it off with some of Doodlbug’s wonderful mini jewels. Tie the label with some Doodle Twine to the box. Add sticker, a strip of journaling and a strip of paper (with dove tail) and a button.  And you’re done!

Measurements of the box:  the pattern measures 9,5” and the length of this box once put together measures 7”. Hope you’ll like it!

Supply List: Doodlebug Collection: Boys Only, Doodlebug Journal Shapes Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts), Doodlebug Tangerine Pigment Ink Pad by Colorbox, Doodlebug Teensy Type cardstock alpha stickers (swimming pool), Doodle Twine, Doodlebug button & Doodlebug mini jewels.

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