Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sweetest Time of the Year

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing two new products from Create a Smile Stamps.

I always love a good die and this is one of the best! You can use this die in two ways. You can use the positive die cut, but you can also use the negative one and not waste any cardstock. And this is what I did today!

* First I trimmed a square white panel and in the center I die cut the beautiful Cool Cuts Kathi Snowflake die. I took the snowflake and used it on another card and the the negative die cut I kept it and used it on this project.
* Next, I looked through my watercolor panels stash (yes, I have one :) ) and chose one that wasn't perfect, but looked really pretty behind the die cut panel.

* I added foam tape on the back of the white panel and adhered it onto the watercolor one. I glued everything on a mint square card base.
* From the Clear Favorite Cookie stamp set I stamped a sentiment on a white strip and mounted it in the center of the snowflake.

I had so much fun creating this card and I love how fast and easy was to make it. All the Create a Smile products coordinates beautifully and I hope that you'll take a look at your stash and decide to use the products in different ways cause it's really fun!

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 weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here! Today I have a little christmas gift box for you.

I love to create my own patterned paper, especially for christmas projects. That's why I choose one of my favorite christmas sets: festive foliage.

  • stamp your images multiple times on plain white cardstock
  • color in the pinecones
  • add some watercolor sprinkles to the cardbase with the same colors as on the images
  • now you can turn your patterned paper into a background panel for a card or - like in this case - into a box
  • use a matching color for the bottom part of the box
  • diecut a label with one of the smaller dies from the double stitched rectangles set


Christmas is near and shipping flatrates are only 3,70 € worldwide and 1,55 € in Germany!

I hope you got inspired. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Winners from Sketch challenge

Hello everyone !

We loved seeing all your amazing creations for the sketch challenge ! So many different takes on the sketch and such fantastic designs ! We really had a hard time to pick only two winners 

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!

Our winner from the latest sketch challenge is Marieke  with this stunning card using one of our Freebies

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

Our featured artist from this challenge is  Melissa with this sweet card using Santa Clumsy stamp set

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! Until next time have a great day

Hot Chocolate Weather!

Hello!  Candice with you today sharing a treat filled card using the adorable new release!

Who doesn't love to use the cute stamps you get from a new release?!  I couldn't wait to create with these sets!

-To begin my card I created an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which will fit into your standard size envelope.
-For the background, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Mouse Au Chocolate stamp set and the stars from the Twinkle stencil in white and inked lightly with bundled sage & shabby shutters.

-Next, I created the table by die cutting a strip with the Double Stitched Rectangle cool cuts.
-I then, stamped all the images from the Mouse Au Chocolate & Favorite Cookie stamp sets, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.
-I added a bit of sparkle to a few of the white spots on the images with a glitter pen.

When you have larger images and want to use them all on one card, try a new size, as I did with this slimline card base!

Mouse Au Chocolate stamp set

Favorite Cookie stamp set

Twinkle stencil

Double Stitched Rectangles cool cuts

You can always create a card for the bi-weekly challenge for your chance to win!

Thank you for visiting!


We dare you to create a smile : Mood Board

Hello everyone!

We are happy to share with you a new challenge that starts today and the theme is a mood board . Our guest designers and our design team did such a fantastic job to showcase this color scheme in their creations

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 

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

The design team also created some gorgeous projects inspired by the new mood board  . Here they are

Elisa made this gorgeous card using From my nest 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, November 9, 2019

You're so sweet

Hello there, Nicole here.

Today, I have a cute little recycling idea for you. I hope you like it and get inspired.

I always thought that the (new) packaging from Create A Smile is too pretty to throw away so I kept it and started looking for ideas to use it on my cards.

First, I stamped and colored the macaroons. I used watercolor paper and watercolor markers along with a waterproof ink. I fussy cut them and set them aside.

Next, I die cut a pretty scalloped rectangle from the packagings paper and glued it to my card base. I stamped the sentiment on turquoise card stock and covered it with white embossing powder. Then, I die cut it with a cute sentiment banner.

The rest is super simple. I arranged the macaroons and glued them in place with glue or foam tape. I added some alpha stickers and adhered the sentiment banner to my card. To finish it up, I added some white sequins.

You don't like to throw away the packaging of your stamps? Try to find ways on how to use them for your projects. Some papers are quite slick and work with alcohol inks. I also use the plastic part of the packaging for instance for the ink smooshing technique.

And here are two more cards I created 
with the pretty patterned paper from the stamp packaging. 


A little Treat / Zuckerschnute

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,