Introducing Hampton Art Stamps

Welcome to the Crafts ‘n things Blog!  Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Hampton Art Stamps! I have been working as a sample designer for Hampton Art since the fall of 2010 and joined their first-ever design team in the spring of 2012. They are a wonderful company to work with and I wanted to share more about them with all of you!

Since I first joined Hampton Art, they have added a steady stream of stamp licenses to their catalog!

Our Company
Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids’ crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008.

Our Principles
Hampton Art was founded on (5) principles of creativity, quality, integrity, fun, and a passion for excellence. We firmly believe in an environment that encourages fun, enjoys and shares a great sense of humor. Our most important goal is to make products that inspire everyone we touch to create and smile every day! We are always on the hunt for the next great brand or product to produce and we watch and listen to your suggestions. You are the ones that make our products come alive. You encourage us daily by the amazing projects you create and share with your friends and family. We are both grateful and humbled by the support that has allowed us to do this for the last twenty years.


Hampton Art has so graciously provided a prize to one of our Crafts n things readers!

To celebrate the latest Winter CHA 2013 release of Graphic 45 licensed stamps from Hampton Art, and to get you excited about winning that fabulous prize, I have created two cards for you!

This is a simple thank you card in perfect springtime colors.

I stamped the image and colored it with alcohol markers, then trimmed it out with circle dies.

The Hampton Art catalog also includes a full complement of pretty inks! I used moss green ink to stamp my sentiment.

I have also created a pretty friendship card with a sunflower theme.

Sunflowers just say “friendship” to me!

I once again stamped the image and colored it with alcohol markers, then trimmed it out with dies.

I finished off the inside of this card just to give it that extra-special “something” for an extra-special friend!


  • Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 French Country, Secret Garden; Celebrate and Thanks
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Java, Kraft; American Crafts White; Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Designer paper: Graphic 45 French Country, Secret Garden
  • Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere, Antique Moss; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Dark Brown, Lavender
  • Alcohol markers: .Too Marker Corp. Copic
  • Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Labels Four Small, Standard Circles Large; Butterflies Circles; Back to Basics Tags; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, Fishtail Flag Layers
  • Button: Buttons Galore and More
  • Twine: DMC
  • Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
  • Adhesive: 3M Scotch tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac

Thanks for joining us today and make sure to leave a comment by February 8th for your chance to win the fantastic Hampton Art prize pack! The winner will be announced on February 11, 2013.

Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (

205 thoughts on “Introducing Hampton Art Stamps

  1. I love the detail on the stamps. They are clean looking and very appealing to the eye. The stamps that you are showing, there are many things you could do with them, cards and signs for the garden to name a couple. I would very much like to win these.

  2. I really wouldn’t mind too much if I won the prize. Those are totally gorgeous stamps. Secret Garden is going on the top of my wishlist. I am also going to be on the lookout for the ink pads you used. Especially since I can use alcohol inks with them.

    Your cards are lovely and nice job on the coloring. Thanks for sharing your creativity and thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I love Hampton Art and all of their subsidiary companies: Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies, Studio G Doodlebug, etc. Unfortunately I have not gotten as many as I would like. These are also on my list of stamps I want.
    I plan to get more of their inks. Right now I only have some of the Studio G ink pads.
    I hope your relationship is a fruitful one. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. I love Hampton Arts stamps…especially when they pair up with Graphic 45! and when Gloria teams up with Hampton Arts and G45…well, magic happens! The greens in these cards are so fresh and lovely. I love Gloria’s layering and use of ribbon. A real breath of fresh air in the middle of a bleak winter. Thank you!

  5. Beautiful stamps and cards. The first thing that comes to mind for me when I see these stamps is Mother’s Day cards! They’re perfect for that!

  6. Anything from Graphic 45 is amazing. Your cards are beautiful Gloria, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win and awesome prize.

  7. Gloria, you never cease to amaze me! Just when I thought I might be able to live without Country French and the stamps, you have changed my mind with your beautiful cards! The budget will be blown yet again! Thanks for sharing (I think!)

  8. Oh my goodness, the Graphic 45 stamps are wonderful, can’t wait to get my hands on some. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. These are my kind of stamps. I love them both, simple yet elegant and so very many things you can do with them. Cards are lovely and colorful. I’m in total love with French Country. Thanks Hampton for such wonderful stamps!

  10. Truly a lovely collection & Gloria’ss cards take it over the top. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful collection.

  11. I really like the layering on these cards and the stamp sets are very versatile. They would be a wonderful addition to anybody’s collection.

  12. Both cards are gorgeous!! I recently found out Hampton Art is in North Carolina and being from NC myself, I was thrilled!! I’m happy to see they carry my favorite stamp companies and supplies!

  13. wow i love these stamps. So much detailing and neatness. I love the cards too, totally eye-candy :)
    Thanks for sharing. x

  14. gloria…your cards are gorgeous!! the stamps are gorgeous!! I cant wait to get my French Country paper pack and play! But, the stamps would be a fantastic addition!!! Of course! thank you Hampton Arts for creating with Graphic 45 !!!

  15. I would love to win these stamps and ink pads. I am so obsessed with the Secret Garden collection. I even dream about it. I have tried to be one of the lucky winners for the collection but have not been succesful yet! Winning these beautiful stamps would make me so happy! Thanks for the chance to win them!!! I love the French Country collection also but Secret Garden has spoken to my heart from the moment I first saw it. *SIGH*

  16. The cards are so pretty!! I love the added touch of the button. The way you mixed the paper on that friendship card was nicely done!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Carmen L

    cal8007 at aol dot com

  17. Love seeing new stamps. Even like it better when I can call them my own. Am thinking of cards to use them on already. Thanks for providing them Hampton Arts.

  18. As a Graphic 45 junkie I was so glad to see this giveaway and to find your blog in the process too! Gotta love that!. I would love to win and want to thank you for hosting the giveaway. Spreading the word…too good not to.

  19. Wow what a beautiful job on the cards and the colors and you can use the stamps so many different ways how cute would they be for the fall when you have a picture with the grand children looking for pumpkins and so many different ways to use them . This is my first time to your blog and loving it. i sure would love to win the stamps and the ink. I have never won anything from any of the candy blogs.loving your blog. thank you for sharing the cards and the stamps sets. have a sunshine day.

  20. love these stamps. i’m so ready for spring. good luck all. beautiful cards. i love the inside. makes it such a nice finishing touch.

  21. I absolutely love your cards and the new Graphic 45 designs are delightful! I love French Country and Secret Gardens!I spent a decade avoiding my crafty side and am DELIGHTED to see what has blossomed!

  22. I am excited to see that there are stamps to go with the Secret Garden collection. It is so beautiful and the stamps will only enhance it.

  23. I can’t wait for the new Graphic 45 papers to come out..already have a project waiting to be done with The French Country papers so super excited.

  24. The violet and greens together are fabulous. I have been leaning towards these colors lately. What an amazing creation! Congratulations.

  25. I have been a fan of Hampton Arts from the beginning and have enjoyed so many paired with Graphic 45. I just love the art you create with these stamps!

  26. Beautiful samples! I am really loving the detail on these stamp sets – Secret Garden is at the top of my wish list. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  27. Love all the stamps Hampton Art create and am especially in love with the new Graphic45 Collection French Country, and Secret Garden.

  28. what lovely projects you have shared with us, thank you :D
    The new Graphic 45 stamps are simply stunning and I NEED them asap lol :D
    Julie xx

  29. I have recently discovered Graphic 45. OMG! i love everything. I am going to go broke satisfying my need for these products. Oh what a lovely addiction :)

  30. What delightful stamps! Would love to win these to help my students make lovely Mother’s and Father’s Day cards. This year, I am teaching them how to make an easel card. The stamps would work great on them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. I have been a long time friend of Hampton Arts and absolutely love the stamps that accompany the Graphic 45 line of paper. The Secret Garden is fabulous. Must have.

  32. I just can’t wait!!
    I’ve ALWAYS loved Hampton Art Stamps,
    and now pairing up with Graphic 45….
    Awwwwwwwwwww, what to chose first!! Pick me, pick me, pick me, please!

  33. Such beautiful cards. They are so creative and inspiring. I love those stamps and you showed how incredibly beautiful they can be on cards and with the G45 papers. I’d love to have those stamps.

  34. I’ve been dying to get my hands on these new paper lines and now to find out there are matching stamps too! I’m in heaven!!

  35. Love ,the details of the Hampton stamps and Gloria’s cards are so beautiful. I think t’s so cool that Hampton does stamps to coordinate with the paper collections at G45! I don’t think I could decide on a favorite ‘caus I like them all… I always have to decide which one I’m going to get first!

  36. I love the Hampton Arts & Graphic 45 marriage! Once I’ve used all the G45 paper…I still have the stamps to create with!

  37. Love these stamps and the cards are just beautiful! Please please please let this competition be open to Australia! Just love them

  38. Love the cards, beautiful – especially love what you did with the inside, so few people remember the inside!
    I’m so excited to hear the Hampton Art is making Graphic 45 stamps – love both companies and can’t wait to get some of the new stamps to go with the papers and start creating, yay! Going to have to look for that moss green, lovely spring color.

  39. Beautiful card set. I love your stamps their are very clean and detail. When you do a card out of that their are fabulous.With love from Sri Lanka

  40. Lovely! The colors just jump off the page! I LOVE sunflowers! What talent to make such georgous cards….having such great supplies helps too! :) .

  41. This has really been enlightening for me. I didn’t know ColorBox inks would work with my Copic markers! I never tried, but I will now. These stamps are just beautiful, as are your cards…so inspiring. I must have the entire Secret Garden collection. It is on my wish list, but would be just wonderful to win. Thanks for giving us all a chance.

  42. This would be a great prize. I need the stamps to go along with the matching paper that I’m buying as soon as it is available. The French Country is so beautiful.

  43. Hi Gloria, These are absolutely beautiful cards, very colourful and just right for this coming springtime. I love Hampton Art products and have a special lust for anything Graphic45, I would very much love to win this prize, It would be cherished and put to good use making more cards, which hopefully might come close to your wonderful creations. I totally agree with you about the sunflower being the symbol for friendship, It’s a good staple image for many a card. :)

  44. I love Graphic 45 and Hampton Art stamps together they make gorgeous lay-outs and cards….I have pre-ordered both papers would love to win the stamps to go with the paper!

  45. Gloria, your work is beautiful!! How lucky you are to get to design for G45 and to have access to these amazing products before their release. I love Hampton Art Stamps. Their designs and detail are incomparable. Love your work and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  46. Love the stamps. I life in holland and nothing from graphic45 is for sale here and buying online is to expensive so i lke to win these stamps so i can craft with graphic images in stead of the paper.

  47. I love Hampton art stamps, and i love the graphic 45 papers! A marriage made in heaven! The stamps give a really good impression. I don’t have these ones yet. . . :-)

  48. Gloria, your cards, as always are so polished! Your color sense is fantastic and really shines in the French Country card. I love that you stamp the inside too! Thanks for your constant inspiration.

  49. Gloria, dear! Your work is OUTSTANDING as always! And what a great stamps those are too! I love everything French: country or anything.

  50. I cant decide which ones are more beautiful. There both fantastic and I would love to have them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. I absolutely love the sunflower card – my MIL calls me sunflower, so that just made my day :)

    Thank you for a chance to win some great stamps.

  52. Beautifull cards. I like specially the one with sunflowers. So colourful and the green colour makes me think of my sister. A grate card to give away. Love the give aways. Thank you for the chance to win a such goodies.

  53. Your cards are gorgeous I am so in love with these paper sets. Thanks for the inspiration. When I seen French Country I almost fell out of my chair, then the Country garden sneak peak came out… Both paper sets are a must have for me.

  54. So hard to choose but I think secret garden is my favourite, thanks for the opportunity to win one of these gorgeous stamp sets!!

  55. Love the cards – I agree with adding interest to the inside of a card. I love,love,love these stamps and would be happy to win them.

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