Way To Goat Grandpa PP507

by Joanne James6. September 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the amazing Jaydee to host this week and she has a theme challenge for you to work with:


I have lots of birthdays this month and one of those is my Dad's. I made his card from me earlier this week (you can see that card here if you missed it) but I needed to make another one for the James Juniors to send to Grandpa, so Jaydee's theme is perfect timing! I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout and set to work - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Way To Goat - I decided to make a fun and colourful card using the 'Way To Goat' stamp set, so paired my serious-looking stamped goat with some retired party-themed papers (I especially like the partially eaten doughnut, given the sentiment!) for some birthday wishes.

Another Way To Personalise - There are lots of layers on this card and I wanted the main sentiment to be the humorous one highlighted in the circle about the cake-eating goat. I wanted to be able to reference Grandpa too though (the stamp is from the retired set 'For My Family'), so decided to use some tone-on-tone stamping onto one of my layers. You can't see the whole word anywhere, but it's stamped enough times that you get the gist.

Crossing A Line? - I have been having lots of debates with the ladies attending my weekly Zoom sessions about this stamp set and how old you have to be for this stamp set to be funny - or equally, for it to be seen to be crossing a line. It's not the sentiment that I used on the front of my card that's up for the debate - rather the one that I used on the inside:

Personally, I think this set is hilarious - and I may or may not have been teasing my mother-in-law (who also has her birthday this month and is the same age as my Dad!) that I am going to use it to make a card for her birthday too, much to her dismay! My Dad has absolutely no interest in stamping so he won't have seen this set, so the children and I are looking forward to seeing his reaction when he opens his card! What do you think - funny or too close to the mark? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
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Enjoy your day; we will be enjoying our final day of the long summer holiday for one of the James Juniors, who returns to school on Monday (Junior Number 2 isn't back until Wednesday) and doing things such as polishing shoes and packing school bags, for the first time complete with face masks. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/6/2020 6:11:41 PM #

Love that you included the partially eaten donut! I'm definitely on the 'hilarious' side of the fence with the sentiment. Of course if you know that someone is sensitive about their age then perhaps go with another set but speaking as a lady of a certain age myself (ahem!) I would find it very funny! Vicky x


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/6/2020 9:17:04 PM #

I think the addition of the tone-on-tone 'grandpa' really takes this card up a level by making it personal. I do like that under the guilty, cake-eating goat is a half eaten doughnut too!


Julee Tilman
Julee TilmanUnited States
9/7/2020 4:00:54 AM #

Oh, this made me giggle. Such a fun card. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!


9/7/2020 6:06:08 PM #

What a fun card and I think if anyone has a modicum of humor, they'll think it's funny....at least guys, anyway!  Not too sure about your MIL....but again, it depends on the person!  Love your choice of papers..that donut paper is yummy!  And speaking of birthdays, hope you have a happy one!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/7/2020 8:20:11 PM #

Hilarious!  I LOL when I saw this fun card!  Love that goat and the sentiment, too!  Perfect masculine card.  I Hope you have an amazing birthday!  I am thinking of you!!!!!!!!  Have a great week, My Friend!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/10/2020 2:47:22 PM #

Adorable, Joanne! The paper is perfect for adding a celebratory air to this deliciously humorous card! The inside is just as cute as the outside!


LaurieUnited States
9/10/2020 10:03:03 PM #

Cute card! What a fun card love the sentiment inside!!!LOL


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
9/11/2020 2:37:56 AM #

What a terrific card for your son to send to his Grandfather, Joanne!  The sentiments inside and out are so clever and if your Dad and son have a playful relationship, I can't imagine anything but chuckles when he opens it!  So much fun and terrific take on the challenge!


AllisaUnited States
9/11/2020 11:44:30 PM #

So love your card!  I love the sentiments.....but I do use caution on who I am sending similar cards to!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/12/2020 3:49:26 AM #

Oh my goodness, is this ever CUTE, Joanne! Those little goats are so perfectly paired with the sprinkles and fun colors. Thanks for the inspiration to get this paper out and use it with these little guys. So fun!


jaydeeUnited States
9/18/2020 3:46:38 PM #

Joanne, you rocked this set!  I love the repeated tone on tone stamping.  It adds a wonderful personalized touch to the card.  What a fabulous use of the sketch, too.  I bet your Dad loved this card - I know I do!


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