Saturday, December 3, 2016

Happy X-Mas

Hey stampers, Anni here!
Don't you all love the latest kit called Frosty Fun? I am totally in love with the color combo!






Of course I wanted to use the other products of the kit (for my last card I used the die) and I wanted to create a card using the colors of the kit.




  • It's so easy to create something with the kit because the products go together so perfectly.
  • To add some details to your image use gel pens! I gave the snowman a polka dot sweater and isn't it cute?
  • For the background I used the stencil in the kit with glitter paste - hard to see but an amazing effect in real life - trust me!
  • Too give the apkphabet stickers a little bit of dimension just add Glossy accent!


The newest month challenge just started the theme is:




Friday, December 2, 2016

Warm Thoughts on this Cold Day!

Hi there!
Samantha here with you again on this beautiful Friday!
Today, I have a cute little greeting that can be used for Christmas, or any time during winter!


     

There was no master plan for this card, I literally say the reindeer image and thought: yes! Ha! :)


This card is fun to make, so let's get to it!

- stamp and color your image (I stamped my image onto mixed media paper and then used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor)
- set aside and fussy cut out once dry
- on the card front, I added some diagonal lines with a Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a stencil.


- on top of that stencil work, I used some white embossing paste and the Snowflake Stencil from the original Snow Dance Kit to add some texture! 
- I heat embossed the sentiment on to a strip of black cardstock and then popped up the image and the phrase with foam tape!


I love customizing my cards for certain recipients! You could easily color the shirt on that adorable reindeer your recipients favorite color! Imagine that little guy in purple!? Ha! So cute! 


Oh guys, that cute cute Snow Dance Mini Set is just awesome! I can't get enough of it! 

    

Are you stuck on what to get a crafty buddy this holiday season? Look no further that Create a Smile Stamps Gift Cards! You can order a physical copy or send it electronically! How cool is that?!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Warme Grüsse

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

Is it cold where you live? Well, here in Switzerland, it is. That's why I made a "warm greetings" card :-)



The new and super fund winter kit "frosty fun" comes with a lot of cool items. I wanted to use the pretty snowflake stencil.

  • take some craft paper create a background using white embossing paste and the "frosty fun" stencil
  • let it dry and die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die
  • cut some stripes from vellum and stick your sentiment on them using the alpha stickers
  • use your stapler to attach your sentiment to the craft panel
  • glue your panel to your card base and add some embellishements




Do you need some (last minute) ideas for christmas cards? Check the latest posts from the Design Team. These ladies have some pretty fun ideas! :-D

Have a happy day!
Nicole



NEW CHALLENGE: Christmas/Winter

Hi Everybody...

one month is over, and now we have a new challenge for you. This time - of course - with a seasonal theme:



And for some inspiration we asked our Challenge-Winner from the last month to make a little card for you. And what can I say? We got more than one card, and because they are so very pretty we couldn't decide wich one to show, so we want to show you both.


This is from Kristin (you'll find her on Instagram  @kreativitaetstheorie)The used our last-year-kit-die (get it HERE) and createt this awesome blueish background, and in combination with gold it looks so very noble and classy.

And there is another variation of this Snowflake-Die. Can't say wich card is better! I love booth :-)


And we are not ready yet.  Tatiana wrote "GD" behind her name at the last challenge, so I asked her to make a card for this challenge. And again, I got two cards. Wow!

They are both really pretty...  love all these little details, especially this little tiny heart :-)


Ist'n that background cool? And the colouring of the penguins is so very smooth, really perfect.



Kristin & Tatiana, thank you so so much for giving us these pretty cards. It was such a fun to find these in my mails.

So, and now its your turn, link up all your cards (by following the rules ;-) all through the hole december :-)


Challenge-Rules:

  • This challenge is open to everyone, everywhere
  • create a new paper crafting project (card, layout, gift wrapping...) matching the theme
  • leave a short note on your post how you incorporated the theme to your project
  • Use at least one Create A Smile Stamp or Die as your Focal Point.
  • Post your project to your blo or online gallery including a link to the current challenge
  • Please display the challenge banner.
  • Link up your project to our Linky - please directly link to your challenge-post, NOT to your entire blog.
  • Add as many projects as you'd like, but make sure they all hit the guidelines.
  • If you would like to be a Guest Designer in one of the upcoming challenges, please add "GD" to your linky-title
  • You have until the end of the month to enter
  • One lucky winner will receive a 15€ gift card.
  • Have fun!




Click on the challenge-pic in the right sidebar, this will lead you tho THIS post, to link up your projects.
Have fun








Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Snowflake Friends

Hello Crafters! 

Longtime no see right?! 
I have really missed being over here on the Create A Smile blog with you all! Today we are going to be making a super easy but really pretty snowflake background. 

Ready? Let's do this! 


I really wanted to use the gorgeous colors that are in the sequin pack from the latest kit. I thought it would be awesome to create a fun winter background that I could pair with just about any sentiment. 

I couldn't come back and not bring a video. Pssht. Please. You can check it out below ;) 






Don't be afraid to mix up your colors and build those layers. This is the type of background that could easily be recreated with flowers or leaves no matter what the season!



Thank you so much for stopping in today! 
It truly is lovely to see you guys again xoxo