Monday, August 29, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Back to School Challenge

It's that time of the year, summer's coming to a close and kids are heading back to school.  This week I received a pencil-digi from Hambo stamps for the challenge.  We need to create a school themed design using the primary colors (red, blue and yellow).  The pencil digi is so cool, I had so many ideas running through my head.  I shrunk it, I copied it and then I made it larger, I had fun with this digi.  I finally decided on this card.  The book used on the background is also a Hambo stamp.

You can't tell from the picture but I cut out the body of the pencil so the red, yellow and blue color is actually on the inside of the card.  This picture shows this better.

Then finally the inside of the card includes a simple Welcome to the 6th Grade.  I made this card for my granddaughter who will be starting 6th grade this week.  I remember the start of kindergarten, then 1st through 5th grade has just been a blur.  .

This was a fun challenge and I know my granddaughter will enjoy this card.


  1. What a great idea, Debbie! I love how you did your pencil "windows"! Don't kids grow up so fast? I am sure your granddaughter will love this! Thanks for playing along with us at the Hoedown!

  2. What a nice surprising seeing that Hambo book image in the background, and just perfect for this theme! Your card is so creative with the cutouts -- your granddaughter is sure to love it! Thanks for joining the Hoedown! :)

  3. OHHHH! I love this card! SUPER fun!!!! It's perfect for back2school!!!! LOVE the pencil windows!!! FUN!

  4. So cool how you cut out the pencils, nice surprise :) thanks for playing in the hoedown!