Saturday, May 15, 2021

Thinking of You

Hello crafty friends! Candice back with you sharing an elegant slimline card for you today!

I find these flowers to be illustrated beautifully and wanted them to be the center of attention on my slimline design!

I began with an 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 card base and die cut the stitched panel to fit onto the card front.

You have to look closely and see that I used a no line coloring grey ink to repeatedly stamp the "YOU" across the stitched panel for a very soft background detail.  

I then die cut the lines into the center of the card and stamping the "thinking of" in black versafine ink.  I finished the sentiment with a layered "YOU" with the top in grey.

Next, I stamped the beautiful flowers, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out.

To put the card together, I added the panel with foam tape, tucked the flowers into the slits and just added foam tape to the tops to add dimension and finished with some silver jewels!

Keeping your color palette simple helps to highlight your stamps and really creates an elegant feel to your design.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hey Chick!!

 Hello and welcome!! It's Laurie with you today to share a fun, mini slimline card mad with some of the newest products from the shop!

The inspiration for this whole card came from that little "egg" die cut in the centre. This "egg" is actually the wax label die that's part of the Din Lang Postage Cool Cuts!  As soon as I seen it, I thought it would make the perfect egg.

I started by creating a card base that measures 6.5 X 3.5 inches. The white panel measures 6.25 X 3.25 inches and mats nicely.  I picked two chickens from the new Crazy Chick Stamp Set. I coloured them simply with alcohol markers. I fussy cut each image out. 

On the white panel, I ink blended two spots to create a little sky. I went through my die stash and found a fence die which I cut once and cut in half. I also added some grass. 

I made two little scenes by foam mounting all the die cuts and chickens. To create the "yolk", I used the smallest die from the Stitched Circle Frames Cool Cuts. I used my markers to colour it yellow.

I temporarily adhered the egg to white panel and using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment. This left stamping on both the egg and the card panel. I did have to do a couple of touch ups with a black pen to fill in areas that didn't stamp well...this was especially around the yellow circle. But very easy to do!

To add a bit of dimension, I did add foam tape to the back of the egg.

I adhered the white panel onto the blue card base and decided to add some drawn lines around the entire panel.

Look through your stash of dies. Often times your imagination will allow you to use some of these shapes in new and unique ways!

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We dare you to create a smile : May Mood board

 Hello everyone 

So much color and brightness in this mood board , perfect for the summer and we hope that this colors inspired you to create lots of projects.

Don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ to Create a smile store

 Our guest designer  Andrea  created this lovely card using  Klingeling stamp set  

And Lisa made this pretty card using our freebie , Junger Hüpfer stamp set

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Our design team also created such fabulous cards to bring more inspiration your way :

Candice  made this gorgeous card using Best bugs stamp set Cool cuts Stitched Square Frames Bujo Basics stamp set , Stencil : Spring Garden

Claudia  created this wonderful card using Best bugs stamp setScene builders stamp set

Vicki made this adorable card using Gull gang stamp set , Tender tulips stamp set Best bugs stamp set , Cool cuts Double stitched rectanglesSmall sentiments stamp set

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Winners from April Sketch challenge

Hello everyone !

You know what time is , right? Time to announce our winners from the latest sketch challenge! Many thanks to everyone who played with our challenge , as usual we had fabulous entries !

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!

The winner of a 25€ gift card is Anja with this fantastic card using Verrücktes Huhn stamp set , Cool cuts Double Stitched DIN Lang

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

Our featured artist from the sketch challenge is Cairesteen with this adorable card using Dicke Freunde stamp set

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved ! if you would like to guest design for our next challenge please send an email to so i can let you know the details.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mother's Day Card

 Hi stampers, Anni here!

In Germany it's Mother's Day next sunday. So I made a card for my mum.

I am in  love with the latest release and of course I wanted to play with the set Growing Garden. I love the unique look of the set with all the lines. And I tried something new to me: I stamped the flowers in reds and pinks. So it is somehow a no line colouring effect but you can still see the lines. Do you know what I mean?

  • As I said I stamped the flowers in pinks and reds and the leaves in green. Than I coloured them with matching pencils and darkening up the lines a little bit more.
  • For the sentiment I die cut the letters a few times and stacked up them up to achieve some dimension.
  • I love the subtle effect of tone on tone die cuts.
  • Sometimes I find it hard to arrange flowers. An easy way is to put them behind a strip of paper.

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