13 Jul 2011

Flattened Sincerity!

Good morning and welcome to another Wednesday Hambo Hoedown!

This is the day where we introduce a new digi stamp and you get to play in a new challenge - a challenge that we offer every week.

This week the challenge is to create a gate-fold card!! 
I started to sweat when I read the challenge, basically because I made a plain old card and sent it in to Monica, and then she reminded me that we were to do a gate-fold card for the challenge - D'OH!!!

The instructions for a gate-fold card are right here and it is so easy - it is ridiculous! 

If you played in last week's challenge and you emailed your photo to Monica (check out the Hambo Hoedown Blog for that info) then you will receive a free digi this week! Isn't that the coolest??!!

Of course you can use ANY Hambo image that you own and there are free digi's available at the store for you also AND a whole BUNCH of other digi images that are so dang cheap - you just save them to your file and then print them off - easy peasy!

I used this week's free digi image - Steamroller - and I printed him out twice.
Then I taped some designer paper from Echo Park overtop of one of the images and printed it out again so that the image would be printed on the dp! I cut out the image from the cardstock and coloured it with my copic markers - did I tell you how much I love my copics??!! *swoon*!! 

Then I cut out the wheels only on the patterned paper and adhered them to my image for the roller part and wheel.

I made up a little scene with clouds and grass and adhered the image to my gatefold card as per the tutorial.

For the inside of the card I used the same designer paper from Echo Park and went with the scene theme, using a fence and grass!

Stick a gift card behind the fence and you are ready to go!

Don't forget to go around to the other designer's sites to see how they used their Hambo Stamps!


  1. Love everything about this- especially the inside and the way you decorated it too!

  2. The inside is just as wonderful as the out. I love the dp you used for the wheels. Great 'scene' on this one!

  3. I simply love EVERYTHING about this card -- from the patterns, to the die cuts to the coloring! The only bad thing about it, if I were to receive it, is that you wouldn't see the beautiful inside of the card once it's been framed and hung on the wall! LOL LOVE it!! :)

  4. Hello Bonnie, (attempt #2 at leaving a comment)
    I was stuck on how to use the sentiment. So, I copied your idea of the clouds--thanks by the way.:)
    I didn't see the inside of your card 'till just now. Great minds think alike! :)
    This is a very cute card! Great idea to make the card holder.
    I LOVE the polka-dots. IMO--you can never go wrong with poka-dots.

  5. I LOVE this card! The colors are so bright and fun and the inside is perfect!!


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