Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Release Countdown "4" - Revealing the full release!

Hello everyone!

It's release-countdown week!
That means we're introducing our newest products to you, sharing inspiration and also excitement :)

This release is GIGANTIC! We did not have a release in June (due to belated product deliveries) and this means we have lot and lots of products to share with you.

Let's take a closer look:

3 clear stamp sets: 
(well, 6 - but they only differ in language) 

• All Hands on deck/ Alle Mann an Bord:

• Glowing Seaside/ Strahlende Küste:

• Sentiments XS / Grüße XS (mini set)
These super cute tiny sentiments perfectly fir on the new Lovely Tags XS dies!)

Brand new: 4 Cling stamps!

• Mandala (15 x15cm)

• Color your Polka (11 x 15cm)

• Starry Night (15 x 6,5cm)

• Clustered Leaves (11 x 6,5cm)

4 stencils 6x6" :

 Big Hearts Polka

Circles on Lines

• Bubbly

• Curved Lines

5 new die sets:

• Lovely Tags M / Loevly Tags XS
The tiny XS tags are super tiny - so cute! - and the Sentiment XS/ Grüße XS fit perfectly!

• Double Stitched Rectangles
(these recangles are especially PERFECT for European cardmakers do use DIN A6 standard-sized cards - something you've been waiting for!)

• Treasure Chest
(folded up this die creates a flat treasure chest that works like a pocket - it's not 3D, but you can put something in!) - and look at all the accessories!

• Pocket Tag
(the folded tag creates a pocket that has the perfect size for gift cards) and comes with lots of accessories

Brand new: Gift cards!

We'll now be carrying gift cards - you  can purchase digital codes or actual gift cards that perfectly go with the pocket tag!

Look at all the fun stuff to play with! 
What is going on YOUR wishlist? What is a must have? And what do you think about the gift cards? We're so excited to read what you think!

Time for some inspiration!
Before we get started I'd like to show you what's waiting for you during the next days:

Tuesday: Countdown "3" Inspiration by Keeway & a new DT member (yay!)
Wednesday:  Countdown "2" Inspiration by Anika and Samantha
Thursday:     Countdown "1" Giveaway-day! 
Friday:         Countdown "0" IGNITION!!!! Sets will be released at 10 am CET (3 am EST)

Let's see what we have for you today ;)

Anja created to amazing cards:

On the first card she designed a fantastic, colorful background using the big hearts Polka stencil, added Lovely Tags in XS and M, stamped sentiments from the Sentiments XS Mini set (onto a Tag from the Lovely Tags X set!) and added clear jellyfish from the Glowing seaside set. Stamping the Jellyfish on Vellum is so so clever and turned out great! That bit of shimmer adds a little extra detail:

On her second card she used masking to stack the barrels für our little Koala-pirate - how cute is this scene?? The Tiny Stars are also Created with the Lovely Tags dies :)

Next up is Marina:

She also used the Big hearts Polka die to create a bright and cheerful watercolor card - this stencil can be used in so many ways!

I have six cards for you today:

On the first one I used the new Clustered Leaves Cling stamp to create a subtile background for my coffee mug. The sentiment in stamped with out Crystal letters stamp set:

On my second card I used the Color your Polka Cling fpr the background, the lighthouse from Glowing seaside as my focal point and the Sentiments XS Mini set for my sentiment, so many details, yet a clean and simple card :)

On of the products I enjoy most is the large Mandala Cling stamp I tried many techniques, colors and layouts and they all look great. this is one example, colored with Dylusions ink sprays used as watercolor:

I am waiting for out gift cards to arrive (probably tomorrow), to show off the pocket tag in use. But I'd like to show you that the accessories from that die set make great focal points on cards as well!

 Now for the treasure chest! I thought the treasure chest would be such a great die to go with the All Hands on Deck set - here's one example using both products on one card. I also used the double stitched rectangles to create a frame around my scene:

I already shared my last card - using glowing seaside - on instagram and facebook, but it was so popular that I thought I would share over here as well: I did lots of inkblending to create that glow and used some sunshine alphabet stickers for my custom sentiment - I think this card would be great for the man in your life :)

So, this was a huge pile of card, products, photos...
Hope you enjoy this release - we're kind of freaking out about it, because we put so much effort and thought into it. 
This team rocks big time and Create A Smile could not release such fun products without the girls - I love them!

Have a great day and check back tomorrow for more inspiration!



  1. Also mein bastlerherz hüpft hier gerade vor entzücken!
    Eine gigantisch vielseitige neue produktparade!

    Tolle Inspirationen!

    Glg silvi

  2. Ein toller Release!! Freu mich schon 😍

  3. Ohh Wow ..These release has so many wonderful products ,cute stamp ,fad stencils and lovely die shapes ! The cards are amazing specially loved the vellum jelly fishes on first one a lot !

  4. So many fun goodies! I think the treasure chest is going on top of my list!!

  5. Really excited about this huge release! Lots of fabulous new things... love the new stamps, dies, and stencils!

  6. Fabulous. Love the treasure chest.

  7. Oh my! Each card is so fun!!! I love all of the new products!!

  8. Great Release AND Cards Are So nice

  9. Oh WOW!!! Whole release is AMAZING and on my wish list. :o) Great idea for gift certificates. :o)
    Love all cards!! You girls rock! :o)