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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! On Hambo #59

On the Hambo Hoedown Challenge #59 this week, they are focusing on the digi "PAPER BOY - digital image by Hambo Stamps" AND the added twist that you had to have a hidden pocket.  The wheels started turning and I thought it would be a great way to combine this challenge and the Scrapbook Place Blog  DT monthly challenge to "go green" with our projects.  To make a card, layout or altered art, remembering to reuse, recycle or upcycle in the crafting of our creation.  This is how I made this unique card:

  1. I took a white paper sack I had around to make into a paper bag book, folded it so the bottom is now where the newsboy is, and trimmed the bag so it was even with the edge of the card. I glued torn and crumpled newspaper in a collage fashion on the face-grunged up the edges with Colorbok chalk ink.
  1. This fold-over made #1 hidden pocket to the left. I put a red die cut label on the edge saying "lift", which exposes the pocket trimmed with colored buttons and a sentiment.


  1. Moving on to the inside, I once again used a collage of newspaper to cover the bag, added another one of the sentiments included on the Paper Boy image set-mounted to the remainder of the red label die cut, added red pennant banners made out of old paper scraps and strung them on brown baker's twine left over from another project, as was the Kraft paper journaling inserts.  I glued down Heavy Rubber Band pieces from my stash at work with ribbon adhesive from Crop & Glue instead of using twine or ribbon.  I'm kind-of proud of that idea!

  1. The #2 hidden pocket was created by using a bag--to the right now is what used to be the top of the bag.  I slipped 2 label die cuts into the pocket and instead of ribbon tabs to pull them out, used smaller rubber bands looped through 2 holes in the label.  They have cute boy sentiments stamped on them.
The Challenges I would like to enter this card in are:

Hambo Hoedown #59:   Paper Boy Challenge


38 comments:

  1. Just love it! Your use of newspaper is superb!

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    1. Thank you so much Bev! Your remarks mean a lot to me!
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  2. Love this and all your cards!!

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  3. Just fabulous!! Love your newspaper and the whole design of this!! So glad to see you at the Hoedown again. I look forward to seeing what you make!

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    1. Thanks Judy! I do love my Hoedown time! It's a good thing I got to the last pocket-who knows how much more I could've added LOL!

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  4. I just love this card. The paper boy image is just great with all the extra details. I love the sentiment as well.

    I am so happy to see so much of a focus on using up and recycling. I am certainly doing more of this as well but let me just say its very difficult to stay away from the craft shops.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

    Hope you have had a lovely Easter :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement! Once I made the commitment, the ideas just kept coming but it was a struggle at first! I too love the shops, looking for that newest item so it was a great exercise to not do that. Hope to be back for many more challenges. Happy Easter too!
      Carolyn

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  5. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge! :)

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    1. Jenn Thanks so much! It's great to be back to DI!

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  6. Great card! I love it! I'll use this for inspiration!

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    1. Mel I really appreciate you warm remarks!

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  7. WOW! I just love all of the details on your card and your use of newspaper. Good job on the challenge. Thanks for playing in the Hoedown this week.

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    1. Yeah Hey Hey Paula's commenting-always look forward to your kind remarks! Thanks, Carolyn

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  8. Cute card! Thanks for getting krafty with us at Drunken Stampers! :)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I just found DS and hope to be back again!

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  9. Adorable image and a fabulous card. LOVE the inside. It's just perfect! Great details.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

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    1. Cheryl thanks for your comments! I always look forward to hearing from you-what caught your interest!
      Carolyn

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  10. Great project!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

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    1. Great to hear from you Donna! I'm hoping to be back at Drunken Stampers again soon!
      Carolyn

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  11. What a great card, and great tutorial too! Thank you for taking the time to show us how you made this.

    You were one of the winners from the Hambo April Fool's "slop" hop. Please email me (info@hambostamps.com) to collect your prize. :)

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    1. Oh Monica I'm thrilled!!! I checked and didn't see my name so I didn't realize! Glad you liked my card-I had fun making it!
      Carolyn

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  12. Great out of the box thinking! Fantastic project that turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Awww thanks Deb! It was one of those things where one thought led right into another one-I had to make myself Stop! Glad you liked it!
      Carolyn

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  13. Aw, that is so cute! So glad you joined us at CMH!

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    1. Thanks Missy!! My first time at CMH but I'm thrilled to have found your site! Hopefully will be back again!
      Carolyn

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  14. Your cute card made me smile! Thanks for playing along in my Desert Islands Crafts Challenge itinerary.

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    1. Thanks Patricia! Great combination of choices! That's why I like DI-gives you options!
      Carolyn

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  15. Wowiee I love the paper collage background a LOT! Great job with the whole project. Thanks for joining us at the Drunken Stampers!

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    1. Thank you for your kind remarks! Glad you liked it!
      Carolyn

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  16. Awesome work on your layers and the cute image. Lovely papers too! :)

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    1. thank you so much for your kind words!

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  17. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge Me Happy :-)

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  18. Super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at CMH!!

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    1. Norine, I appreciate your kind remarks!
      Thanks, Carolyn

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  19. Oh my, this is so adorable! I'm in awe of the amount of effort you put into this card. It was well worth it. :-) Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers this week!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! How nice of you to say that! I hope to be back at DS with the next challenge!
      Carolyn

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