Saturday, June 23, 2018

You Got Superpowers | Interactive Slider Ca

Hi Everyone, Marika here with a new card. I just love making interactive cards, and when I saw the super mouse from the Superpowers stamp set I just knew I needed to make him fly.

 I wanted him to be movable and I wanted him to fly over something, so I dug through my Create A Smile Stamps and found the lighthouse on the Glowing Seaside Stampset. I felt it would be perfect for the scene that I wanted. I made the background very soft and not so much detailed so that the slider, mouse and lighthouse would be the focal point.

To see how I created the card you can watch my videos, the first one is showing how to put the card together, the second one is showing the coloring in realtime with commentary.

My tip today is all about making your own slider track. When creating it try to imagine where on your image you are going to set the mechanism (in my case a little foamtape square), hover the image over where you are going start your track and draw a circle, just a little bit bigger than the mechanism. Do the same where you are going to end your mechanism. Then just connect the two circles trying to keep the lines parallel to eachother to make a smooth track. Then use a craft knife to cut it out.

Friday, June 22, 2018

ABC easy as 123

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a rainbow-y, bright layout of my littlest Mann on his first and last days of school last year! 


I seriously LOVE the over-sized pens/markers/pencils on the newest First Day of School set, and I just knew they would be PERFECT to highlight a school themed layout!

Here's how I made this layout!
- first I stamped the pencil/paintbrush/pen images multiple times in the center of the paper (I used Bristol Mixed Media Paper, Vellum Surface) 
- next I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and then used a waterbrush to draw the color out, around the areas! I LOVE the messy watercolor look!

- once the watercolor-ed images were dry, I splattered some grey ink around everything!
- then I layered some tissue paper and black and white striped paper behind my photo, and popped it up with foam tape! 

- lastly, I finished off the layout with lots of rainbow, color coordinated puffy stickers!

I created this layout because I was inspired by this AMAZING card by Marina! It just goes to show you that inspiration is everywhere, and you can translate anything you're inspired by into other paper crafts (not just cards!)! :)

I used the First Day of School stamp set, and part of the title was created with the Clear Lettering Alphas!


Have you joined our Facebook Group Community? The Create a Smile Friends and Family group is such a fun group complete with challenges and daily inspiration! 



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;