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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oink! Oink!

For those of you who may not know, I'm lucky enough to me a member of the Hambo Stamps design team. Each month, Miss Hambo herself, gives the design team members a challenge and a date for us all to post it on our blogs.

This month our challenge was to:
Choose a NON holiday stamp and make a holiday themed project or card with it.

I decided to work with these two images:
Pig with Cookie - retired
Flour - #1417

Here's what I came up with.
Every December I host a Christmas cookie swap. I always like to come up with a cute invitation to send to everyone and I thought the pig with cookie image was perfect for this years card. I also made a matching 3 x 3 open top box to hold some cookie cutters. I'll be sending those to some friends who moved away since my last party and won't be able to come this year.

Here's a close up of the card.
I tried to keep it simple because I've got to make about 40 of them! Yikes - I better get started!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Hambo Design Team did for our November challenge.
Libby, Judy, Holly and Jane.

CARD RECIPE
CARDSTOCK - KRAFT, CHOCOLATE CHIP, RIDING HOOD RED
PATTERNED PAPER - BELLA ROSE
STAMPS - HAMBO
INK - CHOCOLATE CHIP, BASIC BLACK
MISC - VINTAGE BRADS, SQUARE PUNCHES, MARVY CIRCLE PUNCH, SCALLOP CIRCLE

BOX RECIPE
PATTERNED PAPER - BELLA ROSE
MISC - EYELETS, RIBBON
STAMPS - HAMBO
INK - SAHARA SAND, BASIC BLACK

11 comments:

Monica said...

What a great idea (and fun combination of stamps!) MacKenzie! You're right - I wouldn't have thought of these stamps in a Christmas way, but you pulled it off! Very clever! :)

Holly aka Toy said...

awww.. this is adorable AND awesome, MacKenzie!

Anita said...

Cute card & box!

Inkerbelle said...

That's adorable and such a clever idea for the challenge!

Libby Hickson said...

Very cute MacKenzie! And it sounds like a super fun party. :-)

Kathy W said...

stinkin cute and creative idea for challenge

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're soooooo CRUEL!!!! How can you possibly make something so darn cute with a RETIRED image and then POST IT for all of us to drool and WISH we had that stamp! lol Can you use your influence with Miss Hambo and beg/plead for this image to be brought out of retirement? This is such an adorable card and gift box and I'm kicking myself that I never had such a great idea myself when it was available. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is awesome! Great job on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing at 3DDC.

Marianne said...

How cute this box !
Marianne

Pamela Smerker said...

Great job on both challenges! Thanks for playing with us at 3DDC

Kirsten said...

Too cute! I love what you did with those stamps!