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Monday, June 30, 2008

Hambo Signature Challenge

Last month, Monica issued a design team challenge to use badge holders in a crafty way, and as part of my project I incorporated one of Hambo's hilarious signature stamps into my design. These are the ones you'd typically stamp onto the back of your card - but why stop there? Monica agreed, and used this as our June design team challenge - to use a signature stamp in any way other than the traditional "back of card" way. So this is what I came up with. The stamp actually says "100% Recycled Ideas" - it was one of the very first Hambo stamps I ordered, long before I ever imagined I'd be part of any design team or consider Ms. Hambo Herself to be one of my best stamping friends! If you read this blog, you know why I *needed* this stamp - I am always turning to various blog or SCS challenges for inspiration! But for this card, I used markers to ink up the stamp, omitting the "ideas" portion, to turn it into an Earth Day card! Now that I think about it, it would have been funny to just leave the "ideas" on there - as if recycling ideas is helping out the Earth! LOL! The "Happy Earth Day" sentiment is also from Hambo, but the Earth image was drawn by me - as I have no doubt you probably guessed! I was very proud of myself for also finding a purpose for those tree brads that have been in my stash FOREVER! Well thanks for checking out my card today - if you haven't already, hop on over and see what Monica did, and the other DT girls Isabelle, Holly and Colleen. And if you think of any fun new ways to bring your signature stamps to the front, be sure to let us know!
  • Stamps: Recycled Ideas and Happy Earth Day from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Kraft, Ballet Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
  • Accessories: SU markers, Copic markers, square punch, brads, Cuttlebug "mesh" embossing folder


  1. What a fun idea!! My daughter would especially like this card!!

  2. I love this idea, Libby. You did it again!!

  3. I not only LOVE this idea Libby (clever thinking!), but I also love that I now have an "Earth Day" sample too! Woohoo!! :)

    You did an awesome job on drawing the globe too!

  4. This is so clever and perfect, Libby!! I love the texture too!!

  5. I love the drawing of the globe, and the card as a whole. Great job!

  6. Perfect in every way... I want just a tad bit of YOUR creativity girlie!!!

    Your card is awesome!

  7. Cute and clever card, Libby. Love your earth drawing.

  8. My first thought??? Where did you get that cool earth stamp!? LOL
    Great job again! I love all the texture too!

  9. I never would have guessed you drew the earth image! Sheesh! It looks like a stamp! This is a great card and even greater thinking!


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