Monday, October 24, 2011

Hambo Stamps Guest Designer

I am honoured to be one of two guest designers for Hambo Stamps this October! I was thrilled when Monica Hunter and Libby Hickson asked me to make a card for Hambo Stamps this month. Hambo Stamps carries the cutest and funniest stamps and they are of the highest quality. Given what some of you know about me, you won't be surprised to see that I chose the new Otter stamp and one of its coordinating sentiments. He is so cute and the sentiment cracks me up.

That would be a smart otter with the math background and notebook floor boards! ;) This combination is sure to give its recipient a smile, right? In fact, there are two other hilarious sentiments you can purchase with this otter. I paper pieced him with Basic Grey's Oxford Collection and embellished with Charcoal twine for a simple and easy card suitable for any occasion.

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Since Hambo Stamps is a proud sponsor of Splitcoaststampers' Hope You Can Cling To Challenges this month, I thought I'd use this same stamp and sentiment to make a second card for the HYCCT1121: Big or Small Challenge, to use two sizes of the same shape which, on my card, are the Reverse Wonky Rectangles. I masked off the fish this time and used Blossom twine to make a Hope ribbon for the otter to wear. Both of the otter's arms are well-positioned so you could make him hold a variety of things. Imagine all the possibilities!

If you're interested in purchasing these cute stamps, it happens to be HOGtoberfest over at Hambo Stamps! All regular-priced stamps are 30% off until 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, October 26th. There's no better time to stock up on cute stamps and punny sentiments! CLICK HERE to shop. :)

Sources for Card 1: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Basic Grey Oxford paper pad; Hambo Stamps Otter 4521 & Otter Send 4515; Memories Black ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Card 2: SU Whisper White cardstock; Basic Grey Out of Print paper pad; Hambo Stamps Otter 4521 & Otter Send 4515; Memories Black ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles & Labels Four; The Twinery baker's twine in Blossom; Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Super cute and oh, so punny! Love that mathematical background which makes it so "you"! Both cards are fun--off to check out Hambo!

Kary said...

Congrats, Emily!! Love your cards - the Otter is so cute!! And love the twine treatment on your first card. Great work, Emily, as always!!

Vicky Hayes said...

How cute Emily! I particularly like the first with that fab background.

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

Congratulations! These cards are so lovely!

Angela said...

Holy otter cuteness, Em! You know I love a good pun, and the combo of patterns on these cards just makes me smile. I wonder if I know who might like that first one...?

Karin said...

I couldn't wait to see what you made with Hambo stamps and of course you totally blew me away! You are the most amazing fussy cutter out there and your creativity on the card for the cure? So perfect and so you! Love them both! Hope you had a good weekend :)

Rachel B said...

Adorable. I really love the paper on the first and the little ribbon on the otter on the second card! Congrats being the GDT!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on being a GDT, Emily! Such a cute otter and love both cards!

Jen W. said...

He really is super cute and I love how he looks in both colours. The sentiment is perfect too. Congrats on the GDT gig!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

He's totally gorgeous Emily, fabulous colour and I love the background. The second card's great but my favourite by far is the first!! A knock out, Gay xxx

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so darn cute, Em. I love that otter and the saying is a crack up! ;)

Monica Hunter said...

I'm just glad I don't have to pick a favorite, because I totally LOVE them both! Thanks so much for being our guest designer today Emily, and for your sweet shout out about our sale! :)

Steph Herbert said...

Absolutely adorable! I love them both!

Annette said...

how cute is that otter.... great card..
love those bg papers..

wendyp said...

oh my goodness! How CUTE!! congratulations Emily!!!

Jingle said...

How cute is THAT?! Congratulations!

Lindsey said...

I can't help myself... these are otterly cute! :D You are totally rocking the patterned paper these days. Love them both!

Karen B. said...

Super duper cute cards!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This otter is just tooooo cute! I LOVE him holding that fish (or the bones!). I love the second one with the ribbon on her chest! LOVE!!!! You are toooo creative! LOVE:)

Jen Carter said...

So cute Emily!! I love how you used the twine to create the ribbon on the 2nd card!! Very creative!!

onecraftymama said...

Oh, puns make me so happy....I otter tell you that hopefully by the weekend my long-overdue packet will be in the mail to you. Darn finger got in the way of me getting very much done!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, what a cutie this is!! I have a soft spot for stamps that combine an image with matching sentiments, so looooove this!!! Very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Libby Hickson said...

You are such a sweetheart Emily!! Thank you for this great post, and I just looooove your cards!! That ribbon on the 2nd otter's belly is just plain adorable. Thank you so much for being Hambo's guest designer this month! You rock!!!

Melissa said...

These cards are soooo darn cute! I love your little Otter and his card antics!! So glad you are the Hambo guest designer this week - congrats :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee...the sentiment is hilarious! The masculine and feminine versions are so cool. I am loving the math background and the mix of papers. Congrats on the Hambo GDT spot!

Shauna K said...

these are adorable! love that sentiment hehe :D

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely wonderful creations! Love what you did with both cards! So glad you were one of our October Guest Designers!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun mix of papers. And now that I read the sentiment closely, chuckle chuckle...