Saturday, April 14, 2012

Make 'Em Laugh - OWH Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hambo Stamps stop on the "Make 'Em Laugh" OWH tour! If you arrived here from the May Arts blog, then you're in the right place. If you came via direct flight, then you're in luck because you happened upon a very fun blog hop featuring some of your favorite craft supply companies. You won't want to miss a thing, so head on over to the Stars and Stamps blog and begin your hop from there.

Our "Make 'Em Laugh" hop corresponds with International Moment of Laughter Day! Did you know there was such a day? I didn't, but it seems that I celebrate it often, as I love to laugh -- but even more -- I love to make OTHER people laugh! Laugh at me, laugh with me... just laugh! By sending silly cards along to our troops, we can not only provide them with a laugh, but also allow for them to share the same mirth with one of THEIR loved ones! Of course our troops can't run down to the corner for a local Hallmark store, so it's of great benefit for them to have our card donations from which to choose the perfect card for their homeward-bound sentiments!

OWH collects cards for holidays, as well as "every day" themes, so I figured a "get well soon" kind of card could be useful:

(All stamp images below by Hambo Stamps)

And inside:


Oops! Did I forget the "get well soon" part?? Silly me! :)  Did you notice the band aid? I just pierced some paper, then popped up the center with a dimensional.


The card above uses one of our Fractured Funnies sets -- stamps to use on the outside/inside of your card (or the top & bottom, if you wish) for a traditional set-up/punchline kind of joke.

Some of our Bacon Bits wanted to join in today's fun as well. Here, Deborah offers another Fractured Funny giggle:


and inside...


 Paula makes a funny pairing with one of the iconic Hambo pigs:


 As does Dawn:



And finally, Carolina contributes to the merriment:


Because we truly believe in the mission of Operation Write Home, we've teamed up with Asela Hopkins, who has illustrated the Hop Art Designs line of digi stamps, with the proceeds to benefit OWH. The money we raise from sales of these images will be forwarded to OWH to help ease the costs of shipping and supplies. Asela has just added a new image to the line ... meet "Daisy's Due" available now in our digi store:


As a thank you for supporting OWH and hopping along with us today, we offer a coupon code "OWH20", which will save you 20% on your stamp purchases, rubber or digital. Please be sure to use this code on your orders thru Monday (4/16) for the discount to be applied.

But wait - there's more! Leave a comment on this post, telling how you will be helping OWH (card donations? fundraising? shopping from partner stores? spreading the word?) and one lucky commenter will win a $15 shopping spree in our digi store! I'll randomly choose a winner from all of the comments posted by midnight Monday, with the winner announced here on this blog on Tues., 17th.

If you are planning to donate some cards, the Father's Day card deadline is looming - April 30. However, OWH welcomes other types of cards all year long! Please refer to their guidelines and deadlines for more information.

Now it's time to head to your next great destination ...  Sizzix!

Happy hopping!

98 comments:

  1. Oh how FUN!! These made me giggle!!!! Love that neighborhood watch sentiment - LOL! Thanks for joining us for the hop and supporting our heroes...and Asela, another great stamp set, thank you!!!

    Sandy Allnock, president, Operation Write Home
    http://sandyallnock.com

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  2. Oh these are so cute! I love the new stamp too.
    Ellen

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  3. the pig card just cracked me up - I love pig stamps. thank you so much for supporting OWH.

    Barb Housner

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  4. What great cards! That neighborhood watch one cracks me up. Love them!

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  5. A terrific post showcasing some awesome Hambo designs! Love your bandaid idea! I hope to hop tomorrow but wanted to stop by here and take a peek first!!

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  6. VERY humorous!! I make cards for OWH every three or four months. I usually make about 30 cards to send in.

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  7. Love the cards! especially the pig ones. Beautiful stamps, Asela. Thanks for helping OWH.
    I have been making cards for OWH since Oct. 2009.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the cards. I have made about 250 cards for OWH (I am new to this) and really enjoy seeing all the creative techniques everyone uses (so I can copy when I am missing my creative side.)

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  9. I absolutely LOVE the band aid! Great idea.

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  10. I've had OWH bookmarked for a while now but never felt like I would be able to make anything worthwhile. This humorous blog hop has changed my mind!

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  11. Fun and make you smile cards, thank you for supporting our men and women that serve our country and to all that OWH does. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  12. I have a priority box of over 50 cards waiting to go postal to our deployed heroes. What a great cause, spreading laughter to so many!!
    Pat

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  13. I love the neighborhood watch card. Very cute images! I have sent cards to OWH and I will be sending more.

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  14. I have made cards for operation Christmas Card before but not OWH. I think this hop is inspiring me to get started with this cause. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Your stamps always make me smile and the cards are terrific!

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  16. Oh my, so glad I hopped along today and found your site! Love your pig stamps...adorable! Love your bandaid too, great tip on making it. Fabulous cards! Thanks for the laugh and for supporting OWH, such a great organization!

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  17. what a fun bunch of cards, entertaining....ALL of them. TFS
    I will have to figure out a way to get some cards sent for OWH, if this blog hop doesn't snap you to it, what will? Well done!

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  18. Love the neighborhood watch card...thank you for supporting OWH!

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  19. Love the neighborhood watch card...thank you for supporting OWH!

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  20. Really cute cards thank you so much for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  21. Those cards are soooooo cute and funny!! I love supporting OWH I make cards for them now and I also add a donation with my card batch!! They are awesome!

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  22. What fun card. The Neighborhood Watch card is my favorite, ha ha ha.

    I will continue making cards for OWH and occasional do some more auctions where 100% of the proceeds go directly to OWH to help with costs.

    Thanks for supporting OWH.

    blessings ~ Pam

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  23. Hambo makes me laugh all the time! that organ card just kills me ;) Thanks for your support of OWH. BTW I am loving all the nerd cards I've seen this week.

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  24. funny cards hehe! I already make cards for OWH. They are a wonderful cause. Thanks for supporting our troops!

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  25. I loved seeing the sample cards for the Make 'em Laugh blog hop, too cute! Paula's Crack a Smile was too funny :)

    OWH is near and dear to my heart I have a box of cards getting fuller and fuller to be shipped out for the Father's Day deadline.

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  26. love the crack a smile. I will be making some punny cards after I have hopped to all the sites on this Blog Hop. I also have a box to tape closed and get in the mail.

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  27. I love the neighborhood watch stamp so much that I just bought it. I will be making cards for our service people to sent.

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  28. Beautiful and funny cards.. love this blog hop..

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  29. Oh My Love everyone of the cards The troops are going to really have fun with these. I send cards to OWH. Sandy does such a terrific job supporting the troops. Thank you Charlsie

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  30. I think this is one of the best blog hops ever! I try to send at least 50 handmade cards every year to OWH. It's one little thing I can do for those who serve and protect.

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  31. What fun cards! I will be donating cards and money.

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  32. These cards are wonderful, they just made me smile-who wouldn't want to receive them?
    Fun hop and such a great organization. I make cards on a regular basis and send in batches, it is one of the smallest things I can do that I know makes a difference.
    Thanks for joining the hop and sharing

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  33. LOL, what fun cards! The Make 'Em Laugh theme is such a perfect fit for Hambo. Clever the way to make a Band-Aid out of paper too! Thanks for supporting OWH and our heroes!

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  34. Such funny images! I'm going to put together some funny cards for the cause. Thanks!

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  35. All of the cards were fabulous. Love them all, especially the pig cards. Thanks for supporting OWH! (I have cards using Asela's images and my Hambo Hoedown cards in my box for OWH - I love your images!)

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  36. Love your stamps. They're hilarious and adorable all at the same time. Soooooo glad I found you. I already participate in OWH and will continue to do so with cards, donations and postage contributions.

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  37. these are so fun! I think I giggled at them all!!

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  38. Such darling images. Great cards to bring a smile to someone's face.
    I make OWH cards about 4 times a year, sending out a box of approx. 50-75 cards with a postal donation each time. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  39. Thank you so much for supporting our troops! I plan to make some cards for OWH this year :) That is the least I can do for the sacrifices they make for us.

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  40. These cards are so great. I'm planning on sending some more cards and letters to the heros. I've also found a few goodies with some of the companies that I would like to add to my stash. TFS.

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  41. I make cards for Operation Write Home and I feel so happy to be helping our soldiers be able to write home.
    Your cards are awesome!

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  42. Thanks for continuing to support OWH. The punny cards from your DT are wonderful. Sometime this year I'll make my 2,000th card for OWH so I'm loving all the inspiration on this hop!

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  43. These are too funny! Especially the neighborhood watch one! And I've made the bandaid that way before, but never thought to lift up the center, which is too clever! Thanks for sharing. Now I'm going shopping before I hop along.

    I make cards for OWH, tweet about them, and spread the word on my FB page and my blog.

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  44. I make cards and love the humor here!

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  45. Very funny cards! I used to send cards to the military through the local USO but now will be sending them through OWH.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  46. Ooooh these cards are just tooo cute! I just received my OWH stamp, thanks for the inspiration to help me get starting making my own cards for these wonderful and brave men and women!

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  47. I am off to make some cards; right after a few more blog hops!

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  48. Hilarious cards! I make cards for OWH. I will have about 50 ready to send in soon.

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  49. Thank you for partnering with Operation Write Home. These cards are hysterical! I have printed a list of companies who have partnered with them on this hop and will be making sure I support them with my purchases. I will also be asking the principal at my children's school if we can make cards as one of our service projects. I know my Girl Scout would love to make cards to send. Norma W

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  50. Yeah! I knew Hambo would rock the funny challenge! I've made cards for OWH since '10 and plan to keep on keepin' on! Thanks for supporting OWH, Hambo!

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  51. Some downright funny cards. That band aid was very creative. Great organization to support.

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  52. Thanks for supporting OWH. I give money that is matched by my employer. I want to send a batch of cards soon.

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  53. What fun cards. Thanks for supporting OWH. I enjoy making cards for OWH and our heros.

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  54. Awesomely funny cards! I have been cards for over 2 years for OWH. Thanks for your support!

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  55. Cute cards. Thank you for your support of OWH. I'm finishing up a set of cards for OWH. They will be going into the mail this week. Sending Father's Day & general cards.

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  56. Lots of giggles here. I'm going to be making cards this week to send off to OWH.

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  57. Oh my, what fun cards these are!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  58. I just started making cards for OWH, and I'm glad my hobby can benefit someone else.

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  59. Those are so adorable. Love the new stamp too!

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  60. My hubby and I have been cracking up going through these cards. We have been making cards for the troops for a couple years now through OWH! We have also done some fundraising and plan to continue support them for years to come. It is so great to have companies like yours supporting OWH, THANK YOU!!

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  61. I love the neighborhood watch card. Some of my neighbors look like that!! I've been making cards for OWH for about 3 years now and just love this organization.

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  62. Thanks for the great cards and for all you do to help our troops! It's great to see everyone working so hard to supply handmade cards to our soldiers.

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  63. Thank you for the laughs, and thank you for supporting OWH! I've been sending cards to them since the fall of 2010 and don't plan on stopping.

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  64. I'm busy making Father's Day cards for OWH, but now I just have to make a few Make 'em laugh cards.

    Jean Sundquist

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  65. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards...and supporting OWH.
    My daughter, Sandy, got me started a couple years ago and I love making cards for our heroes to use.

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  66. Your humor is just too cute! Love the bandaid idea too. Thanks for your support -I hopped over from OWH.

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  67. Oh my goodness...my sides hurt from giggling so much! Fabulous cards :)

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  68. The Fractured Funnies are very cute. I love the neighborhood watch one. Thanks for supporting OWH

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  69. Love Hambo Stamps and often use them to create humorous cards for OWH. I've got a box of 270 that's going out on Monday! Thank you for supporting OWH and all of our Hero's.
    R/

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  70. Pigs are always funny (and cute). I have been working with OWH since June and it is very satisfying. Thanks for supporting our heroes!

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  71. Working on cards for own right now. Thanks for your support.

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  72. The cards are wonderful and your stamps are hilarious!

    I've been working on some cards and hope to have a batch ready to send to OWH soon. Many of these cards were made with your digital stamps.

    Thanks very much for your support of OWH.

    sf_crafter

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  73. Thanks for the giggles - these were really funny! I'm supporting OWH by making/donating cards and some $$ for shipping. Thank you for your support of OWH.

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  74. From THIS gray wrinkled thing--Cute cards! Thank you for supporting OWH. I support OWH by making cards, writing AnyHero letters, sending postal money, and gettiing my grandkids to color pictures for the heroes. Glenda F

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  75. I love the cause for this blog hop!

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  76. These cards and your stamps are hilarious.I've been looking through your store and laughing for 30 minutes.
    I've done cards for OWH before and I'll be donating some money for postage.
    Thank you for your support of OWH and our service personnel.

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  77. love seeing all the funny sentiment..putting smiles on my face.

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  78. When I heard on OWH TV that this hop would be funny cards I knew Hambo had to be in it! I love all of my Hambo stamps! I make cards for OWH & am tickled to know that Hambo supports them.

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  79. Funny cards. The little dr. with gloves is adorable. Ok, so is the butt crack one! They are all cute!

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  80. Love all of these cards! How creative you were with the band-aid - I thought it was a real band-aid!!! Thanks for always supporting OWH.

    I support OWH by sending cards every other month. I also started hosting a cardmaking party at my LSS to gather even more cards for my boxes. Last year was the first year I made cards for OWH and thought 365 cards was a reasonable goal. Well, I blew that out of the water by sending over 1,200 cards that *I* made! WOOHOO!

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  81. great great cards and thanks for supporting OWH. I am close to filling my first box of cards for the year to send off to OWH!

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  82. I love the samples and plan on contributing cards to OWH and encouraging my stamping bud to do so as well.

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  83. ..such a great idea to support.. and what fun ** giggle ** cards.. thanks for the opportunity ... mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  84. Thanks for your participation in OWH. I can't wait to get started making cards for this great cause.

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  85. I love the "Dibs on Your Organs" and the pig "crack a smile"! I support OWH by making cards. I just sent my first box of cards recently! Thanks for the opportunity to win the great stamp set and supporting OWH with me!

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  86. These cards are so dang funny! I love the dibs on the organs! Thank you for supporting OWH as it is a most important worthy cause. I am making a box of Father's Day cards to go out this week and shopping at the stores who support OWH is always a must!

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  87. We often forget all those organizations that need our support! Thanks for reminding us about our troops! I have a stack of cards ready to packup!

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  88. Thanks for your generous support of OWH and this giveaway! These cards are funny!! Nice job!
    I will be sending in more cards, always spreading the word, and raising funds!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  89. Fab cards sure to put a smile on our soldiers face and what a great way to do it. I will make cards to show my support!

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  90. These are all great - LOVE the neighborhood watch card!!

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  91. I have donated to OWH before but, it has been a while since I did. This blog hop has inspired me to do it again!

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  92. Love the cards and your punchlines- fantastic! Now I have to go find out more about your stamps since this is the first time I have come across you.

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  93. I think spresding the word because I live in Mexico!

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  94. Love all those cards. Great idea for the bandaid.

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