Text Ya Later Exam Congratulations Card

by Joanne James2. July 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! I am the hostess this week and I have a timely theme for you to work with:


We are almost at the end of the academic year here in the UK and so it's the perfect time for teacher thank you cards. It's also the start of exam results season: everything from Common Entrance Exams, to the 11 Plus, graduate degrees and next month GCSE and A Level results. Since our challenge is an international one and all countries have these things happening at different times, I thought I would broaden this week's theme to encapsulate all of these things. So whether it's a thank you for your favourite teacher or a message of congratulations, we would love to see them all in the gallery this week.

I've made my teacher thank yous already, however I know a number of children that sat GCSE exams this year and so will be requiring a few more congratulations cards than usual. I used today's challenge as an opportunity to get started! This week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches inspired my layout  - I turned it through 90 degrees - and created a few cards using the same design; take a look:


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

Text Ya Later - This set was one of the first on my wish list; perfect for those tricky teenager cards, this on-trend stamp set, with it's text-speak and humorous emoticons works for children and adults alike. How many of us are in family message groups that span generations and often result in some hilarious texting faux-pas? There is so much fun to be had with these stamps, with the ability to tailor the messages to a number of different occasions. There are also some great background stamps that enable you to infill the speech bubbles with colour with ease.

Stars In Their Eyes - For the strip detail, I cut a row of stars out of coloured cardstock using one of the thinlits in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, to add to the celebratory feel.

A Neat Little Trick - If you look really closely at my card, you will see that the smiley face emoticon has been punched out and added to my coloured speech bubbles. Want to know how I did it? I discovered that the single berry on the Holly Berry Builder Punch i just the right size to punch out these emoticons - handy, right?


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


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

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

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Deanne K
Jan Clothier
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

Before I go, I also have another card that I made at the same time using the same sketch and stamp set whilst everything was out on my desk that uses this week's colours over at The Global Design Project:

Rebecca saw my congratulations cards and immediately requested a fun card for one of her friends whose birthday it is this week:


Those words just crack me up every time I read them - gotta love predictive text right? I just know this set is going to get a lot of use this year!

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


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are having the a relatively quiet day today since having had a very busy week it's the first day in over a week that the entire family will be at home together - how crazy is that?!  

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/2/2017 8:44:09 PM #

These are adorable!  LOVE the one using the GDP colors!

KarrenNew Zealand
7/3/2017 9:01:24 AM #

Such a fun card and perfect for a young adult!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
7/3/2017 4:06:05 PM #

Such a trendy Graduation Card!

LaurieUnited States
7/3/2017 4:25:34 PM #

These sure are unique and so fun! Love the colors you chose too.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/4/2017 9:38:11 AM #

Joanne, these cards are such a lot of fun! I can see this set capturing a whole new generation of stampers! I love your jazzy backgrounds and  funky colours too. Just lovely! I'm so very happy to be joining in with The Paper Players for the rest of the year. I feel so humble and so delighted at the same time. Thank you.

sandymUnited States
7/4/2017 5:26:05 PM #

Joanne, this card is adorable! Love the fun messages. This was a great challenge, too.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/5/2017 1:28:07 AM #

Joanne, this is a great challenge!  Your cards are so FUN!  I love the bright colors and all the little messages are so trendy!  I hope you are having a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
7/5/2017 10:29:42 PM #

Hi Joanne!  This card made me smile ear-to-ear.  It's so dang cute and timely.  And, that background is so funky and colorful!  I'm thrilled to be a small part of such a talented team ~ thanks again!  Annie

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
7/7/2017 4:17:48 PM #

Haha - these are ADORABLE!!  Love the little trendy pop ups!

jaydeeUnited States
7/8/2017 12:47:38 PM #

such a creative take on the challenge.  Love that you provided multiple samples, too.  I love the patterned vertical element behind the text and the birthday one cracks me up!   Fabulous cards

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