Thursday, June 21, 2018

Winners from the Summer time challenge!

Hello everyone!

We are back with picking our winners from the Summer time challenge!
Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our challenge , we had so many amazing entries and we really enjoyed to seen all the different designs !

The winner of a 25€ gift card to Create a smile stamps store is … Kerstin

She created this awesome card using our Möwen Gang stamp set and we just love how everything look on this card !

Congratulations Kerstin! Please send an email at  to claim your prize and feel free to add the banner on your blog!

Now our featured artist is .. Sandra which created this cute and fun card using Möwen Gang stamp set 

Congratulations Sandra!
Feel free to display the banner on your blog , it's so well deserved !

Don't forget to check our current challenge , and hope you will be inspired to play along , you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store and also our winners get the chance to guest design for the next challenge! 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Hey stampers, Anni here!

It is this time of the year when a lot of pupil graduate from school. I made a card saying: Congrats - I know you had it in you.

A friend of me ask me to make a graduation card for her son. The only school related stamp set in my stash (also I am a teacher) is First Day of School - but I think you can make it work for the last day of school, too.

  • I started by stamping all the pens in the set a few times and coloured them in shades of green, turquoise and blue. 
  • Then I fussy cut the images without leaving a white border. It is more difficult then with a border but when layering the images I like the look better. 
  • I took the second biggest rectangle from the die set Double Stitched Rectangles and draw around it on white paper with a pencil.
  • I arranged the images in that rectangle, glued them down and die cut the paper.
  • All that was left to do was to stamp the sentiment and assemble the card.

The new challenge started today. Christine created a beautiful mood board that will fire up your inspiration.


We dare you to create a smile - Mood board

Hello everyone!

I can't believe how fast time is flying by when you have fun! Is almost 6 months since we started '' We dare you to create a smile '' challenge and boy! we had fun and lots of inspiration along!

As you may know we are going to have a new challenge team starting next challenge , but I really wanted to take a moment and say a big Thank you to the current team! I had such an amazing time with these fabulous ladies <3 they are incredibly talented and such good friends! Thank you for making this challenge so much fun my lovely friends I will sure miss you .

Now let's see the theme for this challenge! Yay! Mood board ! Christine created this stunning mood board that is so awesome!

Can't wait to share with you what our design team created !

Alexandra made this card using Fun flowers stamp set Cool cuts Hello Twice Scattered hearts stencil

Chris created this gorgeous card using In Bloom stamp set Nur mal hallo sagen stamp set

Galina created this beautiful card using Unfrogettable stamp set

Kaja made this awesome card using Served up! stamp setJust because stamp set

Laura created this adorable card using Lights on stamp set Where your heart is stamp set and she also created a video 

Nicky made this beautiful card using Where your heart is stamp set

Hope you got inspired to play along with our challenge! Please take a moment to read the rules which are posted below

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Never Walk Alone

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the awesome "Vinyl Greetings" stamp set along with the "Music" cling stamp, both from the new Create a Smile Stamps release.

As soon as I've seen the new "Music" cling stamp I though about this design. The "Music" stamp coordinates so beautiful with the "Vinyl Greetings" and I love how this card turned out.

 * I die cut a white panel with the largest stitched rectangle die and mounted it on a bigger white card base using craft foam.
* On a panel painted by my 4 yrs old daughter I white embossed the "Music" cling stamp, die cut it using the same stitched rectangle die and trimmed it to be much smaller than the white panel.
* I adhered the painted piece on the card using double sided tape.

* On a piece of vellum I stamped and white embossed the vinyl and stamped one of the sentiments from the set.
* I die cut it using one of the postage edge circles and mounted it on the card.
* Glued a few gold sequins and my card was done.

If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow Create A Smile using the name @createasmilestamps and if you have any questions about card making, techniques or products, if you want to share your creations with Create A Smile fans or if you want to participate in our monthly challenge join us on our Facebook group Create A Smile - Friends & Family :).

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, June 18, 2018


Hi there it´s Anja again with another card for you.


Have you seen the new challenge over at the facebookgroup? It's all about paperpiecing. So for this card I gave that technique a try.

I used a horizontal cardbase and used a stencil for the background and a dotted clingstamp. Diecut some circles out of green paper and stamped the images onto different patterned papers and assembled the images. Placed it all onto the cardbase and stamped te sentiment.


Unfrogettable. and Dots.

Cool cuts (dies)

Postage edge circles;

This paperpiecing technique works best when you have bigger images with some details.
The easiest way is to stamp your image onto some printerpaper and use this as a background to build up your total image.

We love to see what you create and the ideas you come up with. So please share your projects either here or at facebook. There are several challenges going on. good luck and have fun.

Have  great week;


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Say What? Happy Birthday!!

Hiiii!! I would like to give a spotlight to another new stamp for this month and this one is the Say What? stamp set. I love these speech bubbles because they aren't bound to an occasion and you can it as it is or use it with your critters or other images. But today, I'm just going to use it as it is.

Simply put, I've just embossed almost all the speech bubbles on pieces of coloured cardstock along with the little words and icons in it. Trim them all and leave a little bit of border of colour around the speech bubbles. 

I've left the bottom part empty to stick on the sentiment using the Birthday Triple die. I've die-cut it 3 times to stack it up to thicken it up. Finished it off with dots of stickles and white enamel dots. 

I hope you like this card and give these stamps a try!

Birthday Triple die
Say What? stamp set

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Mail Call : Christine is looking to decorate her office with your beautiful Create A Smile cards creation. Send your cards to Merremstr. 21, 47053 Duisburg, Germany.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! 

A warm welcome to everyone who is new to Create A Smile - great to meet you!

We are super honored to be part of Day 1 of a two day hop to celebrate the tenth 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Have you heard of “The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge” hosted by Kathy Racoosin? 
Kathy is a super talented and sweet lady who is hosting the super popular “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” for the tenth time now. When she asked us to be part of this blog hop we squeaked in excitement :)
Right now it’s in the middle of the challenge and it’s a great time to take a leap, jump in and get your feet wet!  
The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits.
Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagramor here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac
For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids
If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  

We recently started sharing Copic Color Combos on our Instagram account - many of your left lovely feedback on you you appreciate that we offer combos and share what works for us. If you haven't seen them so far - maybe check them out and let us know what you think!

Of course we prepared something for this special occasion as well, so let's see what we have for you:

For today's coloring we picked the Creepy Cute  / Gruselig bezaubernd stamp set and colored up the little zombie-piggie :)

First some pale green skin, zombie-like, you know?

I wasn't sure about the color for his shirt - thought about some dirty-gray combo fist, but I really wanted this image to pop and have some contrast. So I went for my most favorite red combo - it's so intense!

Then some brown/gray  for his feet and the cork:

Ta-Dah! That's it - the image is finished.

Hope you like this version - we'd love to see yours as well!

Here are the full stamp sets:


Now it's time for a 

We're picking one lucky winner who will receive a 25€ gift card to the Create A Smile store - yay!
All you have to do is leave a comment! We'll be picking a random winner on Sunday night - good luck!