Party Emoji Teenager Birthday Card

by Joanne James21. April 2021 07:00

Today I'm sharing a card for a couple of challenges:


Whilst I loved Laurel's floral bouquets in the Inspired By photo this week, it was the theme of World Laughter Day over at Festive Friday that really got me going - and my idea was just perfect for the Inspired By sketch so I still got to play there too! Today's card is all about punch art - take a look:


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

So today's card uses a ton of retired products I'm afraid: 2 1/2", 1", 3/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, Classic Label Punch, along with the retired stamp sets '@SoSocial' and '#Hello', but when you need to create an emoji, punches are the absolute go-to and just because they've retired, these craft-room staples will never leave my collection! I decided to go with 'emoji, yellow, red, lips' from the Festive Friday inspo list and to recreate a 'party emoji' for a birthday card for a certain James Junior from his big sister - his birthday is not until August, but there's nothing like being prepared!! A quick Google gave me a layout and colour scheme to work from and so I set to work. In addition to my trusty circle punches, I've discovered the new Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch is also super useful for this type of card; I used the cone section for my emoji's party hat and the ice-cream scoop formed the basis of my lips (I punched a scoop then fashioned the lips from two of the three small 'bubble' shapes along the bottom edge):


A sprinkling of retired enamel candy dots for confetti (I wanted to go with sequins but didn't have the requisite bright colours) and my on-trend sentiments complete my card. What do you think? Would you recognise my punch art party emoji? Thanks to the Festive Friday team for a great source of inspiration this week - I'm not sure I would even have attempted this card without this challenge, yet I really quite like it and am sure it will tick the box with my social media-savvy son - who knows, he might even put it on Instagram for me!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Whilst I am fairly knowledgeable as far as basic emojis are concerned, I had my children in stitches recently as I was musing over the dinner table at why the local NHS Sexual Health Clinic advertising that I'd passed earlier that day used an aubergine - of all the vegetables that could be used, I didn't think this was the one that would have broadest appeal to the youth of today, and besides I was struggling to see the link to healthy eating. Once my children had stopped laughing, they pointed out that the aubergine had nothing to do with healthy eating and was really depicting another meaning that is often associated with that emoji; apparently the same applies to cherries, tomatoes and more! I am now fully clued-up and if you are wondering what I'm talking about too, a quick Google search of 'aubergine emoji' will fill you in! Meal times are never dull in the James household, that's for sure!

Enjoy your day and 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 (7) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/21/2021 7:42:22 PM #

Love it - such a fun card. and a very educational blog too...!!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/21/2021 10:18:25 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! What a card!!!  You are so creative, and ambitious! It is absolutely perfect for the Festive Friday challenge this week. I am so glad you shared it.  And I had to google the aubergine emoji...OH MY WORD! I'll never be able to look at one in the same way ever again!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/21/2021 10:47:26 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this happy card!!!!!!!  SMILE!!!!!!

Helen Jennings
Helen Jennings United Kingdom
4/23/2021 7:00:33 AM #

I love your card Joanne. So clever making use of all those punches. And the story of the aubergine made me laugh. I always worry that emojis may mean something different to the rest of the world than I think they do 😂😂

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/24/2021 7:14:51 PM #

Wow! This is so cleverly done! It’s a great sketch for the layout and you’ve made it a star. The ice cream cone hat is fabulous but it’s that emoji that’s just amazing! Fabulous: he’ll love it. 😀

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
4/27/2021 10:20:31 AM #

What a tremendously fun card! Awesome use of punches and papers. Your brother will love it! Thanks for playing with us at Festive Friday.

VickyUnited Kingdom
4/27/2021 7:26:15 PM #

The card is pure genius Joanne! I always remember the pain of being a SU demo watching my favourite sets retire, mixed in with the excitement of the new ones of course! Lol about the aubergine discussion. I am VERY careful about using emojis as it is an absolute minefield!!! Vicky x

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