Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pre-programmed for fun

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing one of the new awesome stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

I'm into watercoloring backgrounds and I had this one created using more masculine colors that was perfect for this adorable little robot.

* First I prepared a white card base and I die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle die. Then I adhered the anel onto the card base using double sided tape.
* Next I die cut the watercolored panel with one of the "Postage Edge Circles" dies and one from white cardstock. The white one I also die cut it with a hill die and mounted it onto the watercolored circle.

* Then, I stamped the image on some white cardstock, colored it using Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it.
* I mounted the circle onto the card and the image on the circle.
* I white embossed a sentiment on a black strip of cardstock and mounted it on the circle.
* To finish my card I glued a few clear sequins and I added Wink of Stella on the cute lil robot.

Same Frequency 
Fotografia postată de Christine Drogt.

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Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Take care

Hi crafty-friends, it´s Chris here and dropping in to share a "Take-Care" with the super cute "Nurse-mouse". I had so much fun to color and play with this stampset.

Especially when someone is sick, he wants an encouraging card. That's why I sent this special nurse for a faster healing.

  • stamped the images and colored it ( with Distress Inks)
  • cut out a piece of cardstock and score some lines with a score board (you can also use a ruler and a Bone Folder)
  • the Background I blended with Distress Oxides (tattered rose)
  • arranged the images and glued down with some 3D-foam tape and also used some enmael stickers.

For the grid, you can also glue a few narrow strips of paper together and to emboss paper just give it a try and use a ruler and a Bone Folder and your creativity. 


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Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day.


Friday, September 14, 2018

You Always Amaze Me Card

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a card with something I've never done before...rainbows! Ha! Just kidding, I meant coloring with colored pencils on a card!


That mandala guys...I am SO in love with it! I've heat embossed it, watercolored, used Copics...I was trying to think of a new way for me to use this stamp and...COLORED PENCILS for the win! Ha!

Let's make this card together! (it's actually pretty easy!)

- I heat embossed part of the stamp onto a piece of light grey colored cardstock
- once it was cool, I started to color it in with colored pencils! I love love love, the little pops of color!

- I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock
- and then I added a sprinkling of sequins to the background for some shine!

And let me tell you, I don't have ANY fancy colored pencils! These are just plain old faithful-Crayola colored pencils! Ha!

That sentiment is created with the All About You stamp set! LOVE the versatility of the set!
The beautiful background image is the Mandala Cling Stamp Set!


The Create a Smile Stamps shop is closed for a few days since they'll be attending the a trade show in Germany! But feel free to head back September 19th when the shop reopens!


Winners from ''For kids'' challenge

Hello everyone!

Is time to pick our winners from ''For kids'' challenge . Thank you everyone who entered our challenge !

The winner of a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store is Sina  with this adorable card!

Congratulations! please send an email to challengeteam@createasmilestamps.com to claim your prize.

Our featured artist on this edition is Deepti with this gorgeous card! Well done ! You can use the badge to display on your blog !

Thank you everyone who entered our challenge! There is a new challenge on the blog , make sure to check it out and enter for a chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile stamps store!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Early Merry Christmas

Hey stampers,Anni here!

Is it too early for a Christmas card? Well, I have one for you today, I hope you don't mind.

I LOVE to make Christmas cards and this cute Christmas Monster set hasn't seen enough love yet.

  • Stamp on kraft cardstock with black ink and mask off the images for overlapping.
  • Colour the images with coloured pencils. Primacolor and Polychromos work perfect on darker cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versafine - best ink for crisp, real black images!
  • Die cut the kraft cardstock with Double Stitched Rectangles and matt it with matching cardstock.
  • Assemble the card!

Create a Smile will be on the Stempelmekka next weekend - Europe's biggest stamp faire. Maybe you can come along, too, we would love to meet you in real life.

We dare you to create a smile : Shaped cards

Hello everyone!

Are you usually create the standard cards size? You like maybe square or even other shapes? Well great news : the theme from today's challenge is Shaped cards!

Let see what our guest designers made for our challenge!

Anila created this adorable house card using Cart full of treasures stamp set

Eva created this adorable card using Big time stamp set

Thank you so much to our guest designers for creating such beautiful cards!

Now let's see what our team has created !

Alexandra made this beautiful card using Sharp one stamp set

Ashlee created this fabulous card using Fun flowers stamp set

Ellenor made this adorable card using Bear mail stamp set

Giada created this stunning card using Superpowers stamp set

Ksenija made this beautiful card using Superpowers stamp set

Laura made this awesome card using Time to say thanks stamp set

Sindhu created this wonderful card using Cool dies Pocket Tag

Victoriya made this adorable card using Unfrogettable stamp set

Hope you got inspired to play along with our challenge! Before entering your project please take a few moments to check the rules which are below!

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