Wednesday, July 17, 2019

sweet ice cream * paper piecing

Hi there, Nicole here with a sugar sweet summer card.

Let's have a look at the Your Favorite Ice Cream stamp set from the upcoming July release. 😀

I wanted to use a technique I like but always forget: Paper Piecing. It's a fun method that is perfect to use your patterned paper scraps. And of course I wanted to play with one of the upcoming products from the July release.

  • stamp the cone on some craft paper, color it with colored pencils and cut it out
  • stamp the scoops of ice cream on some patterned paper and cut them out along the black lines
  • do some ink blending with Distress Ink, a stencil and a blending tool to create a soft background
  • glue the first two scoops of ice cream to the white card base and adhere the third one with foam tape for a little dimension
  • heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder on vellum
  • cut the sentiment strip to the size you like and add it to the panel with staples
  • add a finishing touch with enamel stickers

Paper Piecing is a fun way to add color to your stamped images without an actual coloring process.

Originally I had planned to use the kraft paper as my background, but I didn't like the look. It was kind of dark and not the fresh summer look I was going for. Sometimes the card itself leads you to the finished project. :-)

Your Favorite Ice Cream - this stamp set will be available on Friday, July 19th 2019.

Only a few days left and the July release will be available on July 19th.

Check out our Instagram account to see what the Design Team created for your inspiration and stay tuned for an awesome birthday celebration!

Thanks a lot for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Elegant Birthday Wishes

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here! Today I have a soft rainbow birthday card for you.

I wanted to create an elegant birthday card with just a tiny touch of color but I couldn't decide what color to use. So I went for pastel rainbow colors.

  • heat emboss the ferns with gold
  • color in rainbow colors and fuzzy cut the leaves
  • add some watercolor sprinkles to the cardbase with the same colors as on the leaves
  • adhere the leaves with glue dots
  • die cut the sentiment
  • adhere the sentiment directly to the cardbase
  • heat emboss the second word of the sentiment above the diecut sentiment

When you use a white sentiment on a white cardbase, diecut the sentiment multiple times and stack them onto each other. This creates more dimension and makes the sentiment stand out much more.


Create a Smile ist celebrating their 5 year anniversary next week! Wooohoooo!! There will be a HUGE giveaway on IG, a brand new release, freebies and quite a few of the retiered sets are coming back for a short time. I'm sure you don't want to miss that!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Winners from Colours of summer challenge

Hello everyone !

Hope you are excited to see who are the winners from our latest challenge Colours of summer . Was not an easy task to pick only two winners as there were so many amazing designs 

Also wanted to let you know that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store and to be guest designer for our next challenge!
Without further due our winner is Stephanie with this gorgeous card using SpitzenmĂ€ĂŸig stamp set

Congrats  please send an email to to claim your prize ! Is so well deserved !

Our featured artist from this challenge is Christiane with this awesome and fun card using Möwen Gang stamp set

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved !

Thank you to everyone who played along with our challenge! There is a new challenge on the blog and the theme is a Sketch  so make sure to check it out and play along !

Have a great day

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

We dare you to create a smile : Sketch

Hello everyone!

As the time appears to fly by we have a new challenge started today and the theme is a sketch . We noticed that so many of you enjoy playing along with our sketch challenges and we decided to incorporate more of them in the future.

Apart from our new challenge that starts today and which is a sketch we have some really excited news to share with you

We have two new members joining our talented team and they are Natalie and Viola ! Please make sure to check the out and follow them on social media if you haven't already cause I'm telling you they are amazing !

Also don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and the chance to be guest designer for our next challenge 

Let's see what our guest designers have created inspired by the new theme 

Friederike created this sweet and adorable card using Dicke Freunde stamp set

Andrea made this lovely card using Wagen voller SchĂ€tze stamp set

Thank you so much for being guest designer in our challenge and creating such magnificent projects. Please make sure to check their social media and leave them some love

Our talented design team also created some stunning projects showcasing the sketch . Here they are

Anita created this adorable card using Easter tweetings stamp set

Elisa made this gorgeous card using Clematis stamp set All about you stamp set

Mirella made this wonderful card using Lucent landscapes(retired) 

Natalie made this card using On a roll stamp set

Hope you got inspired and now is your time to be creative!
Please before entering your project make sure to check the rules which are listed below

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, July 6, 2019

VIDEO Art on a Card - Playing with Craft-Supply-Stamps

Hello everybody :-)

Soday there is a new Video I made for you, as always in my best englich (hihi) and I show you on two cards how I mix crafty reality on a crafted card ;-) Follow me into the rabbit hole....

What I mean with rabbit hole? I tried to create a double-layered reality with a finished card but also with the process to finish the card shown ON the card... to creepy? hihi... ok, just watch the Video, its easier than I explained it ;-)

Today is only a german video.. I'm so sorry for that. I THOUGHT I loaded up an english version, but something failed with my voiceover! I have no idea what is is...

So her is only the german version....

There is a new restock in our Shop! Acrylic Blocks in different sizes and with gridlines on it and a looooot of beautiful chipboards