Labels Aglow Clean and Simple Notecard

by Joanne James4. November 2023 19:00

Yay - it's the weekend! Today I'm sharing a clean and simple notecard that was inspired by a few challenges that came together in an interesting way:


The colour scheme at AAA Cards caught my eye and the circular balloon image got me thinking of the SUO Challenges theme of circles and I decided to combine the two. The sketch layout over at Just Add Ink gave me the perfect layout to execute my idea (and is considerably less involved than my winning card last week - thank you ladies for the pick!) - take a look:


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

I wanted a design that exclusively featured circles and I decided to use the Labels Aglow Dies which are all based around tiny diecut circles. I diecut the large round pattern comprising lots of tiny circles twice from thick white cardstock and before I glued them down, I embossed an imprint of the die onto the card base and used my Stampin' Blends in the AAA Cards challenge colours to randomly colour the dots, similar to the inspiration photo. You can see the detail more closely on the photo below:


I finished with a simple sentiment from the 'Ringed With Nature' stamp set which I heat-embossed in white onto a Night of Navy label cut with another of the dies in the set for an extra pop of colour. The Labels Aglow Dies carried over into the annual catalogue from the seasonal catalogue this time last year and are often used for Christmas-themed and seasonal cards, especially as it was bundled with the co-ordinating 'Brightest Glow' stamp set so this is a great way to show how they can be used effectively for a non-festive card too. This is a simple notecard that is great to have on standby for those times when you need to pop a quick note in with something and would work in any colour too.  

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. 

Enjoy your day; following a dry evening and a fantastic fireworks display yesterday evening, I've spent my afternoon sheltering at the side of a wet and windy hockey pitch today - winter has definitely arrived! I'll be back tomorrow with my card for our new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

11/4/2023 9:33:14 PM #

oh how lovely is that circle of coloured bubbles..I love it. Thank you for playing at the AAA Card Challenges

Tristan Goldsmith
Tristan GoldsmithAustralia
11/5/2023 2:19:25 AM #

Fabulous card Joanne. Loev the pop of blue behind the die cut circles. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
11/5/2023 8:09:04 AM #

Love this Joanne! Crisp and clean with delicate details. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
11/5/2023 3:28:28 PM #

Oh gosh!  Love the colored dots!  So very pretty!!

Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia StevensonCanada
11/5/2023 6:48:23 PM #

I love the simplicity of this card.  Everything works together so perfectly!

Karen Rogers
Karen RogersNew Zealand
11/5/2023 9:29:50 PM #

what an amazing card I love it, it's perfect for the challenge at AAA cards. Thank you so much for playing along with us and I hope to see you in another challenge soon.

KarenR (DT AAA Cards)

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
11/6/2023 1:23:52 PM #

This is an amazingly gorgeous CAS card, Joanne!  Love how you colored in the little dots for a hint of color.  It looks like a celebration card to me, but I love that the greeting you chose means it could be used for just about any occasion.  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
11/6/2023 10:10:49 PM #

This is just so perfectly clean and simple, Joanne! Fabulous colors and marker inlay. Thank you so much for participating with us at and we hope to see you again for our challenge tomorrow!

Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
11/7/2023 1:59:50 AM #

This card is stunning!  I love it so much.  I think I need to CAS(E) this card.  What an amazing look with the colored in dots.

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
11/8/2023 12:37:51 PM #

A lovely CAS style card Joanne. I really love all the different colours in the dots.   Chantell Just Add Ink

Joanne Stubbings
Joanne StubbingsAustralia
11/8/2023 8:34:34 PM #

Love the crisp and clean look of this, gorgeous! Thanks for joining the challenge this week! Joanne JAI

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/17/2023 2:15:46 AM #

I'd forgotten just how gorgeous, and just how useful, that die is. I love the colours you've put down behind it too as they're both elegant and fresh. Another beauty!

KarenRNew Zealand
11/19/2023 8:42:07 AM #

Grats on being a Top 3 winner at AAA cards

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