Tuesday, 23 April 2013

CASology 41 - Giggle!


Today's CASology Cue Card is Giggle!



I don't know about you, but to me, giggle is different from laugh. Or chuckle. It's a visual, 'bouncy' word. I have a 10 year old daughter and one of the things I love best about this age is that she still embraces fun enthusiastically (not so much, my 14 year old son, who is 'too cool' to enjoy anything). I love to hear Kate and her friends giggling away like no one's listening. I wanted to capture that feeling in this card, and I'm happy with the result.

Stamping dots all over a card is sure to create movement. Add in a fun little smiley face, and you have to giggle, right? That little face is from DeNami, and I just love the way you can place it differently on the circle to make the 'guys' look like they're giggling with each other. (ETA - at Becky's request, here's the link to the DeNami set of faces)

Yes, there are 3 layers here, but lots of air between the background panel dots and lots of white space on the front panel, and absolutely no embellishment (not even Stickles, gasp!) all help to keep it CAS.

Now it's your turn - before you go, here are links to the blogs of the other DT Members - stop by for a good giggle!


39 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, this is just too cute! What a fun challenge.

Karen M said...

Perfect card, Ardyth! I know exactly what you mean...I have a boy and a girl and she's a giggler...well, maybe more of a squealer, and he's... well...he's a boy!

Anonymous said...

What a fun card! Which stamp(s)from DeNami did you use for the face? I have searched my stash and can't find anything close. I would love to make a similar card to send to some friends that really need a good giggle!
Thanks for a wonderful blog.
Becki

Hannelie said...

Cuteness!!!
I love it!

Kim S said...

This is most definitely a great representation of " giggle"!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

This card certainly made me "giggle" when I saw it! So perfect, Ardyth and thank you for the link to the stamp set. :)

Paulina said...

Yay, I'm so happy you pulled out this face stamp again! You always do super cute things with it, Ardyth!

Thanks for linking to the DeNami set! This set has been popular this week- Betsy over at Paper Crafts used in on their blog, too! :)

Melissa said...

This card IS full of giggles! LOVE all those little smiley faces and the way you varied the placement of the eyes and mouths! The recipient of this is sure to smile!!! :)

Lynn said...

Love hearing about your daughter...makes me smile! And your card is perfect!

Nonni said...

Stunning card, makes me smile!

mypapercraftworld said...

Happy, bouncy, bubbley, fun and most definitely giggly, Ardyth ... can't help but smile and keep looking at all those different smiley expressions! Anita :)

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Geri said...

You totally captured 'giggle' along with his/her friends! The colors, the varied positions of the smiles and the dots make for one sweet and happy, happy card! It's not often that we see three layers on an "Ardyth" card - love the change up!

judkajudi said...

The best giggles of all come from little babies!! Wish we could bottle that sound. This is super!!

Bobby said...

These are so much cuter than those old "smiley faces". Oh, I know, it's because they're giggly faces.

Anonymous said...

Ardyth, Thank you so much for the DeNami link. I found a couple of other stamps I had been looking for while on their site. Ordered, now I sit and wait.
Becki

Kelly Szafron said...

Fun card, my 8 year old daughter would love it too :-)

Meghan said...

A fun, happy, giggly card for sure! Love it!

Joyce said...

This is really cute. Giggles and wiggles--that's what I see.

Rosemary said...

this is the very definition of giggle, ardyth!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Giggliest perfection! Love how they are all giggling and looking around, very active card!

Super Jen said...

This card make sme infinitely happy.

shirley-bee said...

You can practically see and hear the little fellas bouncing off the card! Great definition of giggle, both written and visual.

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Jenny said...

I couldn't help giggle at these little smiley faces.... Positioning them is the key to your card and it works so well, love the bright colours too :0)
Jenny x

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ThePurplePlace said...

OMG....this is so fun...and definitely fits in perfectly with the word GIGGLE! You rocked it!!

Jenni's Jems said...

A brilliant fun card and it certainly brought a smile to my face ! x

Virginia L. said...

Your card sure makes me want to giggle--how fun! I'd say it's a SUCCESS!

Maureen Merritt said...

Now this card is fun. It definitely makes me want to giggle!

StephInOK said...

What a happy card! I know what you mean about teenage boys being too "cool" to giggle! I raised three boys who thought the same thing! lol Love your card!

Judy1223 said...

Your description of your daughter and her friends is so true...I think the same of my 11-year-old daughter and their gang of gigglers! This card perfectly depicts this...so happy and fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth this is adorable, I love those little happy faces. They make me happy.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute!!!!

Jen W. said...

Those dot dudes look like they're having an awesome time! LOL! Love it!

Beanie said...

loving this cute....it's made me smile!

Tanis Scott said...

This card is wonderul! Those little faces are beyond adorable. Must pin this.

Jean said...

Oh - this definitely put a smile on my face. Love how they seem to be looking at each other!!

Kylie said...

Such a fun card. Love it!!