Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Paper Players #54-Christmas in July

This week at the Paper Players, Jaydee is challenging us to go "Christmas"!  So I was looking through my stash of Christmas stamps, trying to decide what to use when I came across this "Best Dad Ever" set.  Then I thought of all the tacky ties that show up at Christmas time and I went to work! 

I inked up the tie stamp with my Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  I should have used Poppy Parade to make the ties really gaudy!  And some glitter on the ties would have been fun! LOL!  This could be used as a card for a man at Christmas...might be kinda cute!

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  1. Oh my gosh Lesley, what a great idea with the ties!! I have to admit, I love the gaudy ties you can find at Christmas :) When my dad passed last yr I was going through his things and found some Christmas of them has Snoopy and Charlie Brown on it and they are in front of a Christmas tree. The lights on the tree flash and the tie also plays music. My stepmom told me my dad got a lot of smiles when wearing that tie :)

    I wasnt sure about this set, but seeing this card I think I'll have to get it and borrow this idea at Christmas!

  2. This is a hoot!!! What a great idea! many of us will be casing this for sure!

  3. Clever idea, Leslie. Love your colors, too.

  4. Great idea to use the ties as the image for a Christmas card! So cute and clever.

  5. Oh my gosh! How cute and creative is this! It has just made this set even more versatile!

  6. This is so cute, Lesley! I love seeing ideas to use non Christmas sets at Christmas time.

  7. OMG ... this is great!!! I love the tie connection, oh so relative to Christmas ... and the clean lines and simple design just "ties" it all together... hahaha ...!!!

  8. LOVE how you used this set for a masculine holiday card! Genius! I will be definately CASE-ing this fabulous idea, for sure. Very cool! :)

  9. Cute! Although the men in my family would shoot me if I gave them ties for Christmas! LOL!

  10. Lesley, your card made me scream with laughter. I remember my brother's MIL always used to give him tacky presents for Christmas (she didn't approve of him!!!) - he would have found this card very funny! Mind you, your ties don't look tacky - they look great :-)

  11. freakin' clever way to use that stamp!! perfect masculine Christmas card!

  12. Well, aren't you clever Lesley!! I love it when we can use stamp sets in a unintended way and this is FABulous! Great layout too. Genius idea!


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