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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hambo Blog Hop!

Welcome to "Green Eggs and ......Hambo" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict book titles! It might be our favorite book, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Andrea's blog you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose book-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way! Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, February 1.

So I was chatting with my friend Leslie about what to make for the hop, and she mentioned this book - but she didn't own a stamp to make it happen. But woohoo, I did!! And she said I could borrow her book title. Can you guess what it is?


How about a closer look. There is real duct tape on the mouths of the "lambs"...


That's right - SILENCE OF THE LAMBS!! hee hee hee!! I used the Hambo Party Sheep, but masked out the party hat & noise maker when I stamped the image. Then I cut some teeny tiny pieces of duct tape to put over their mouths. Which I'll have you know was NOT easy. Turns out duct tape is super sticky. (That's your newsflash of the hop. HA!) I decided after the card was complete to add a little Liquid Applique to the sheep for fuzzy wool texture. Another thing about duct tape - it sorta shrinks and melts when you hit it with a heat gun. Who knew?? Oops.

For the card layout, I decided to play along with the CPS #252 sketch challenge. Thanks for the inspiration, CPS!


And just in case any of you are doubting me, I want to assure you that Silence of the Lambs really is a book. Not just a movie. The book is even better than the movie, if you can imagine! Ok I'm fibbing right now, I've never actually read the book. I just read that the book is fantastic. As was the movie. SUCH a great movie!!


I was the final stop on the blog hop today. I do recommend that you head back to the Hambo Stamps blog one more time, though, and let Monica know how much you enjoyed this hop! Because Monica is awesome, as are Hambo Stamps!

Until next time,


  • Stamps: Party Sheep - 3202 from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Stampin' Up cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
  • Other: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), circle die (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), ribbon (American Crafts), twine (American Crafts), Liquid Applique, duct tape

27 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHA!!! I TOTALLY LOVE this idea!! SO funny with the duct tape!! Brilliant!

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  2. HAHAHAHA! It came out GREAT! Your "Hello, Clarice" is a dead give-away, but that duct tape is a HOOT! WELL DONE!

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  3. I'm dying right now! See, THIS is why you fit right in at Hambo! Not sure any words I have will suffice for the genius of this card! LOVE :)

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  4. What a cute card!! And what a creative way to do the THEME....duct tape over the mouth. :P I love your card and the dimension of the sheep's "wool"

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  5. Perfect creation for the book!! Love it!

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  6. Oh my Lord Libby - I busted out laughing when I saw the card - didn't need another hint beyond that! LOVE the duct tape - brilliant!!

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  7. This is so freakin' amazing! You did awesome on this Libby! I love it so much!

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  8. ha ha, great card.Love the duct tape!

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  9. LOL! I love the little tape over the mouth! Toooo cute!

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  10. HAHAHAHA!! I busted a gut when I got to your card, and yelled downstairs for Tim to hurry and look at it too. He agreed -- Libby for the win! LOL
    And even though I knew you were using duct tape, you're right, I would have NEVER guessed this one! Such a fun, clever card, and great layout too!!

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  11. Ha! That is tooo clever Libby! I wish The book is creepier than the movie. It was one of my reading assignments in my Literature class last semester and I had never seen the movie if you can believe that - so I read the book first then watched the movie! This would have been such a cute thank you card for my Lit Professor!

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  12. LOL!! This is absolutely, hilarious and adorable too. Excellent!

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  13. Ha,ha, ha. So stinking cute! I knew right away that it was "Silence of the Lambs!" Love the duct tape and the tip that it's sticky and shrinks. :) And even though its funny, it is a beautiful card!

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  14. This CRACKS. ME. UP!!! Awesome, Libby! :)

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  15. LOL -- libby to cute! love the card -- and love the book/movie!

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  16. You totally get the CREEPY award with this one!! hahaha...nicely done!

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  17. I LOVE this. You have my pick for the winner! The only bad thing is that I do not do horror flicks. It is 12:43 at night and my husband went to bed because i told him I was not going to go to bed until I finished this hop. The card was great. I was laughing...nothing scary at all....until I scroll down to comment, and there HE is, STARING at me. The shivers go down my spine, it seems extremely quiet in the house (this is why my husband and I go to bed together- because I am the biggest wimp in the world!) and I have to now manage to go down the dark and creepy hallway, and up the creaky stairs where the I know he is waiting for me.... Yep you succeeded Libby your card is the winner in my book! Great job.

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  18. This rocks! Love the tape and the wooly sheep. That movie scared the heck out of me........but I never read the book. Not sure I could....Fab card!

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  19. ROFLOL That's so clever! I love it.

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  20. Great take on the book! These sheep are so cute! Love the duct tape and Liquid Aplique used for the wool!

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  21. Oh my gosh Libby, I love this idea!! How sweet and funny at the same time :)

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  22. That is brilliant!! The duct tape is the perfect touch! Super cute too! :)

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  23. Lol I don't know how you did it but you turned a creepy book\film into a very funny and cute card - love it!

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  24. Hee, hee!! How cute are those sheep with duct tape!?!? That is so cute!

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  25. OMG! That is so hilarious! So, so, so funny and creative with the duct tape on the sheep! Well done!!

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  26. THAT... IS... SO... AWESOME!!!

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