Wednesday, July 10, 2013

paperclips, staples and tape, oh my!

Are you afraid?  Well don't be, because office supplies are a paper crafters veritable paradise!  These common, everyday supplies (such as paper clips, staples, notebook paper, envelopes, post-it notes, binder clips, tape, rubber bands, postage stamps, mini calendar, etc.) can be used in all kinds of ways on your cards and other paper creations.  AND....it just so happens that this weeks Hambo Hoedown challenge is Office Supplies!  Wahoo!  So go dig among those drawers my friends, if you keep it in your office then you can use it!

The card I made for this weeks challenge has a whole slew of office supplies.  As you can see I've got some corkboard, a mini binder clip, and notebook paper (I didn't have any actual paper, so I used a notebook paper die but would have used it if I did).  I've also got some supplies that might be found in an office such as washi tape, twine and stick pins. 

Ooh, ooh, speaking of washi, did you know you can make your own washi tape with masking tape and stamps!  Take a few of your Hambo Stamps (if you use rubber) and stamp them right on that tape, feel free to color them in too- wahlah!  I've cooked up an idea that I haven't tried yet but want to, I am imagining putting masking tape on paper and printing the digis there with the hopes the paper doesn't tear after printing- there might even be some type of masking tape paper that you could print directly onto- wouldn't that be cool?! 

Anyway, I digress...but obviously I enjoyed being creative with office supplies for this challenge. :)  For my digi from Hambo for this weeks challenge I used the set Bailey Flower.  Isn't this dog just the cutest?!?  I know I was going on and on last week about Hambo and pigs- obviously they like pigs, but they clearly like dogs and other animals too!  There's a whole farmyard of animals over there, so be sure to check it out and come play with us in this weeks challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

Super fun! Love the cork and cute puppy!!!!

Deborah Anton said...

Perfect use of that cork Katie! I love all the office elements you placed on the card and made it so unique with Bailey! Super cute!

Monica Hunter said...

I love the addition of the corkboard! The office supplies look great. Very fun card Katie! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Congrats on guest designing for Hambo! Their stamps are so cute. Love your awesome card!!

lenny said...

This is fun!! Love the corkboard background! And that image is so fun!!

C Wu said...

love the cork on this card.

Jane France said...

oooooohh the washi tape idea you have sounds fab.....soooo lookin forward to seeing your results. cute card Katie, love all your elements. :)

Virginia L. said...

What a cute card!! Love the cork background bad use of Hambo stamps! Congrats on the guest design, Katie!! You sure rock with the office supplies and stamps!

Noelle said...

Adorable card, Katie! Love the cork! :)

Pamela said...

Is that real cork?? LOVE! And gorgeous coloring!

Jeannie said...

I just love the corkboard and pin! Too adorable!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

mypurplehouse said...

So cute!! love the paper boarder and the cork board is awesome!! So glad to have you on the Hoedown team this month!!
Lyn

Kendra said...

Such a fun card ~ this Bailey is one of my favorite images! Great having you on the team with us this month!