Thursday, November 30, 2017


Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

I have a sweet cookie card for you today.

I love baking christmas cookies. There's a traditional one called "cinnamon star", star-shaped cinnamon biscuit with white icing on top. When I saw that new sentiment "do you want to eat cinnamon stars with me?" and the matching cookie stamps, I knew, I had to "bake" a card ;-)

  1. stamp a frame with the stars on craft paper using black ink
  2. stamp your sentiment in the center and cover it with white embossing powder.
  3. Normally, you wouldn't want the embossing powder to stick to something else than your sentiment but here, that's just what I wanted. I left the embossing powder on a part of the star frame and melted it with my heat gun. This made the center shine.
  4. add some brown Distress Ink (a shade darker than your card stock) on the edge of your panel. This helps to make the center shine even more.
  5. stamp tiny stars to fill some gaps and heat emboss them
  6. stamp one single star on some craft paper, add a little Distress Ink on the edges and dry it with a heat tool. Then use a Versafine pen (or a glue pen) to fill in the star with embossing powder. I did two layers of embossing powder to make it look like icing on the cookie.
  7. add some red enamel stickers, just to add a pop of color

Creating frames with the stamps you have is an easy and fun way to make your sentiment the star of the show. You can do this with flowers, hearts, anything you like... :-)

sweets & treats / zum Feste das Beste 

Create A Smile has a huge variety of stamps: funny monsters, elegant ornaments, happy sentiments, super cute critters and much more... Check out the Store and let Santa know your wishlist ;-) One of my favorite stamp sets is BEAR MAIL... it's so cute and you can use it all year through!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a happy day,

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Merry Christmas Twice

Hey stampers, Anni here!

With Christmas less than a month away the Christmas card production is running high over here in my crafting area! Today I have two simple Christmas card to show you.

There are always people under our friends and family you need elegant Christmas cards for. These cute critters that I like so much don't seem to fit for these kind of people. That is when the set Delicate Decorations comes in handy - perfect for traditional and elegant cards.

  • Stamp and heat emboss the baubles in white on vellum.
  • Colour them from the backside with alcohol markers.
  • Die cut a frame using two of the Double Stitched Rectangles.
  • Add silver twine to create strings for the baubles.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in silver on a stripe of white cardstock.
  • Assemble the card.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Deck the Halls!

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing the "With Candles and Glitter" stamp set that you can find in the SALE section.

I just love this elegant Christmas stamp set and I haven't played too much with it. I felt like it was time to get it inked :)

First I prepared a white card base and created an ombre background using the Dots cling stamp ad three shades of blue.
Next I created a white frame using two of the stitched rectangles ad mounted it onto the card base.
Then I stamped the candle and colored it with pencils, fussy cut it and mounted it on the card.
The final step was to stamp and white heat embossed the sentiment on a red strip of cardstock and then adhered it to the card.
And my card was done. Super easy and super quick.

Don't forget that this set is on SALE along with so many more awesome stamp sets. You could expand your Create a Smile Stamps stash and still have some money left in your wallet! ;) Go check it out!

There is currently a MAIL CALL!!
We just LOVE our new office, but some more decoration would be nice... Would you like to create a smile on our faces and also see YOUR card displayed in our headquarter?
We'd love to receive some beautiful Christmas projects using Create A Smile products.

Please send them to:
Create A Smile
Merremstr. 21
47053 Duisburg
We'll of course be sharing the received projects - on Instagram, Facebook and on our blog!

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 27, 2017

Season's Greetings

It's the time of the year we are going to send some love to our family and friends for the holidays. So for today another christmascard.


The card from today is a very quick one, especiaaly when you have to make lots and lots of cards it's nice to have some cards that don't take to much of your time and also turn out very nice.

Start with a topfolded cardbase and sponge your background with distress ink in three different colors. For this card I used distress oxide ink they blend much nicer then the common distress inks.
I wanted to create some kind of bokeh effect so I stamped the images with white pigmetink.
Round the sentiment I used the stencil to give the sentiment some extra interest.


Delicate decorations, Santa clumsy and Season's Greetings.


Focal Point

Have a great week;

Hugs Anja

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Party Fever

Hey everyone! I thought we take a tiny break from Chrstmas cards and share a party invite card. Since it's party season, you might just need a little inspiration for your next party invite. Today, I will share with you how I used the entire fruit stamps you can find in the Fruit Salad stamp set.

You can also find Mail Call details at the moment of this post ;) 

I've started by colouring stamping all the fruits (multiple times) and colouring them with Prima Watercolour (hehe of course). After that, I just cut them all but leave a little white border around because I personally really like that look :) 

I've stuck the fruits down on the card base with dimensional stickers and pile them all up on one side. I've use the alphabet sticker to make the word "Party" and stuck down some enamel stickers for embellishments.

Follow Create A Smile on Facebook keep yourself updates on all the happenings and if you're an Instagram addict like I am, you can follow Create A Smile using this name : @createasmilestamps ! :)

Mail Call : Christine is looking to decorate her office with your beautiful Create A Smile cards creation. Send your cards to Merremstr. 21, 47053 Duisburg, Germany.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Furry Up! Christmas is close!

Hi Everyone!

Marika here with a new card and video. It's slowly creeping towards Christmas so I thought it would be nice with a Christmas card.

My absolute favorite stamps from Create A Smile is the monster sets, they are super adorable! So I knew I wanted to play with the new Beast Feast set. I also new that I wanted to do some mask blending for a circular motif, and when thinking about what colours to use the copic BGs are cool and perfect for a christmas/winter card. The BGs also work awesome together with Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink, which in turn work great in a galaxy background.  And then the card just came together.

To see how I put the card together and get loads of tips and tricks watch the video below:

When embossing over oxide inks, dry the ink first with your heat tool and then add some versamark as the oxide inks arn't always as wet as you want and the embossing powder might not stick enough.

Beast Feast

BG10, BG32, BG15, BG49
B60, B63
YG01, YG05, YG09, G19

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Howl-ildays!

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a cute, fun and FUNNY card using some of the newest release! 


These monsters guys...are seriously MY FAVORITE!!! I am in LOVE with their cooky, silly faces!! I think I'm going to make A LOT of cards with these guys!! Ha!

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color my images!)
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- on your card front, ink blend in your favorite colors and inks! (I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade)

- then I splattered some water and ink color on top of the ink blending!
- I heat embossed the sentiment in black, onto a strip of white cardstock, which I layered on top of a strip of black and white washi tape!

I used a piece of computer paper to mask off the bottom portion of the card - computer paper is my favorite kind of mask! 

Oh my goodness - this might just be my new favorite Christmas set!! LOOOOOVE these monsters!!! Ha Everything on this card is from the Beast Feast stamp set.


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