Monday, May 20, 2019

Hello -- Card with Coffee Collection Kit

Hello, everyone! It's Cassie here, and I'm back to share a card I made with the adorable new coffee kit! I love all the pieces included in this kit and had so much fun making this card. Let's jump right in.

I started by ink blending over an A2 size card base with the small polka dot stencil. I used Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber for this. I also splattered the colors over the paper as well. Then I stamped out the two coffee cups and colored them in with my Copic markers. I trimmed them out and started putting the rest of the elements together. I loved using the letter stickers to create my own sentiment :) 

Something I tried to do to create a focal point was to cluster my embellishments and stamped images in the same general location. That way, your eye naturally looks there! 

As I mentioned I used the Coffee Kit: 

And the Small Polka Dot Stencil to create this card. 

If you're using the coffee kit...or any Create a Smile products...we'd love for you to share on social media and tag us! We love seeing your creations!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Creme de la Creme

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space!
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the fabulous new kit from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

I must confess that I'm in love with the new kit. It's jam-packed with awesome products: dies, stamps, ephemeras, letters, enamel accents and all these at a really low cost for a kit. Plus there is a new stencil in the shop and I just had to play with it!

* First I die cut a white panel using one of the rectangle dies from the Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles set.
* Using the new Stencil: Small Polka Dots and a few of my Distress Inks I ink blended a fabulous rainbow background.
* I mounted the panel on a white card base using craft foam.
* Using the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circles I die cut a white circle and mounted it on the card.

* On a white panel I stamped the adorable cup and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
* After the coloring was done I fussy cut the image and mounted it on the circle.
* From the Coffee Collection Kit I chose a heart and colored it with the markers and added it next to the cup.
* I've also took the sentiment strip and mounted it on the card, completing my card.

Coffee Collection Kit

Kaffee Kollektion Kit

Stencil: Small Polka Dots

Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circles

Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

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,

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Winner from Favorite critter challenge

Hello everyone !

Let's see who is the winner from our last challenge Favorite critter. Sadly we didn't get so many entries for this challenge , but the ones that we get were stunning and was not an easy job to pick just only one winner.

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 Kuni with this amazing card that she created using Gull gang stamp set Cool cuts Speach bubbles

Congrats Kuni please send an email to to claim your prize ! 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 Masking so sure to check it out and play along !

Have a great day

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

happy stamp layering

Hi there,
Nicole here with a fun and happy card inspiration.

I love using my mini ink pads and looking for colors that go well together. So I went through my CaS stash and picked solid flower stamps to do some stamp layering.

  • look for solid stamp in your stash that you can layer
  • use different shades of colors that go well together for this project (I used dye inks by Lawn Fawn)
  • create your background by starting with the largest stamp and the lightest colors
  • add a second layer with a smaller stamp and a middle color
  • add a finishing touch with the smallest stamp and your darkest color
  • I filled in the gaps with a forth color (but I'm not really sure if I like the purple)
  • to finish up the card, die cut a large word to put in the center and stamp a little sentiment to complete your greeting

Magic Flowers / happy / Scalloped Rectangles

We love to see what you create! Share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #createasmilestamps

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,

We dare you to create a smile : Masking

Hello everyone!

We started a new challenge here on Create a smile blog and the theme is Masking . We can't wait too see all your creations using this theme .

As usual by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and also to be guest designer for our next challenge!

Let's see what our guest designer created for this challenge 

Thank you for creating such beautiful card and for guest designing for our challenge ! Make sure to check Leonie's social media and leave her some love 

Our challenge team also created some wonderful cards to bring you some inspiration

Anita created this adorable card using Cart full of treasures stamp set

Ashlea made this beautiful card using Gull gang stamp set

Cassie created this adorable card using Sending sunshine stamp set

Elisa made this gorgeous card using In Bloom stamp set

Ildi created this stunning card Unfrogettable stamp set Fine ferns stamp set

Laurie made this beautiful card using Scene builders stamp set

Mirella created this adorable card using From my nest stamp set

Now is your turn to be creative! Make sure to check the rules before you enter your project , you can find them listed below .

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Take a Break

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have a card for all the coffee loving cardmakers out there.

I really enjoy searching through my stash for different stamp sets to combine with each other.  That's why I took one of the older sets and combined it with the brand new stampset from the coffee collection kit.

  • stamp, color and fuzzy cut the stamped Images
  • add some details with a white gel pen
  • create an inkblended background in your favorite Color
  • sponge the egdes in a darker color to create more depth
  • spritz on some water 
  • look through your patternd paper wich you can use for the Ground
  • adhere the stamped Images with foam tape

If you use a white gel pen even  on the sugar bottle you can create a shiny glass like look.

Do you already know our Create a Smile Family and Friends Facebook Group? Over there you have the chance to connect with others and share your creations with us. We love to see what you create!