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Jun 11, 2012

Do It Yourself, Soap on a Rope Gag Gift


I made some Father's Day cards using the Ties Digi I have for free HERE. More on the card later...

I really love to tease my father in law. He is just the sweetest guy and he has a good sense of humor. He dishes it out, but he can take it too! Also, I don't know how many soap on a ropes my Dad received from us as kids, but I'm sure they could have filled a bathtub! So this gag gift worked for both of them. 

I decided to have a little fun with our Dads and send them a "do it yourself", mini soap on the rope kit. It comes with instructions and a troubleshooting guide, and is small enough to fit in the card.

Here's the card:
Here's the soap with hook & rope with the instructions and troubleshooting guide in a ziploc bag:
I just typed the header for the ziploc bag out in Word and attached it with staples.
Here's the instructions I made up. It's a png, so take it if you like it. Hubby thinks it's silly, DIL likes it...it's a lottery!  :)

And also the sentiment for inside the card, if you want it.
I prefer to paper piece rather than color, so I printed the ties on 4 different sheets of designer paper.
Then I cut them all out and inked the sides...I distress inked all the designer papers on the card.
Here's the paper pad I used. The card and envelopes were the gold ones from Michael's.
I stamped the soap because it was a soft soap. I used a regular rubber stamp.
Here's a snap shot of the inside as well. I still have to add the sentiments to them. The background paper is 7 Gypsies.

You can take any piece of unused soap and cut it smaller. Some soaps will be harder than others, but you can just cut them with a knife. Then include a hook and a piece of hemp or even embroidery thread, yarn or whatever. Use a ziploc or make a small envelope they'll fit in and you have a Soap on the Rope Kit! 

Well, that's it for today! Enjoy!


  1. WOW, Carmen, great card, and what a great Idea for the soap of a rope kit!

    You'll have to update us as to whether the Dads' managed to put the kit together!! If so, you may find you have 2 new helpers for you & your soap making!!! ;-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mandy :)

  2. that's hilarious! thanks for sharing it with us :)

  3. What a fun idea. I just love your card. TFS.

  4. oh is this ever clever and funny! i'll bet he'll LOVE it!

    hugs :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us Carmen. Love the sentiment too.

  6. What a fun idea....


  7. Great card Carmen and great idea for soap on a rope!

  8. Love this! I'm putting it on my pinterest! Btw, be my guest if you want to feature my design at Christmas. :-)

    1. Thanks Crystal! I'd love to feature your design. Thanks also for pinning my soap on a rope kit. :D


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