Friday, August 17, 2018

Creepy But Cute! Birthday Card

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a card that would be PERFECT for your friend who has a birthday around Halloween!


I have been eyeing those cute, sweet little dressed up, ghost images forever, and I finally decided how to make them into a card! Ha!

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your image (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) 
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- on your card front, I used a combination of Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Paints to create that 'night' sky! so fun!
- once it was dry, I used white embossing paste and a stencil to add to the fun! 

- I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock

- then popped up the sentiment strip and the frog image with foam tape!

What? No rainbow?! I know! Ha!
I decided to keep it dark, and night-like this time! But a little rainbow background would totally change the feel of this card!

I used the cute little dressed up ghosts and speech bubbles from the Creepy Cute stamp set
The sentiment is from Mini Birthday set! And that backgound stencil is Focal Point!


And, bonus!

The Creepy Cute stamp set is on sale!! It's part of the awesome sale going on now on the Create a Smile stamps shop!


Winners from Sketch challenge

Hello everyone!

Time to see who are the winners from our last challenge : Sketch challenge! We had so many beautiful and creative entries and we really loved each and one of them,but sadly we only can pick two winners and the 25€ gift certificate goes to Anila

And here  is the wonderful card that she made for the challenge !

Many congrats Anila please send an email to to claim your prize! And also you can add the winner banner on your blog!

Now is time to see who is our featured artist

And here is our pick Eva with this beautiful card using one of our freebies
Congrats Eva feel free to add the featured artist banner on your blog, is so well deserved !

Thank you to anyone that entered our challenge, please make sure to check also our current challenge Masculine cards  and hope you play along for a chance to win a 25€ to Create a smile store!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Birthday Serenade"

Hello everybody, this is Chris with you today. I´m sharing with you a Birthdaycard I made using the cute frogs.

I love the sound of frogs and so I decided to let the frogs sing a birthday song for someone special. 

  • For that I had to change the stamp a little bit. Before I made the impression on the paper, I carefully wiped the mouth of the frogs and after stamping I paint a round mouth by hand 
  • for the Background: stamping the "Notes" with VersaMark and heat embossed and then blending with Distress oxides
  • stamped the letters with a stamping tool in several colors, outlined with a black pen and fussy cut the finished word 
  • I arranged the images and glued them down (with some foam tape) 

Take a look at your stamp sets at home - maybe you have a set, which you can do with little changes something new. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today for some inspiration and I hope you like "the funny frog version"

Have a happy day.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We dare you to create a smile : Masculine cards edition

Hello everyone!

It's time for us to have another challenge here on Create a smile blog and the theme is : Masculine cards.
Most of us always struggle with creating masculine cards and what a better way to challenge yourself to think creative and use your cutesy stamps to create masculine cards .

Let's see what our guest designers have created inspired by our current challenge

Anja created this fabulous galaxy shaker card using Bis zum Mond stamp set 

Thank you so much ladies for being our guest designers and for inspiring us with such amazing cards.

Now let's see what our challenge team created

Alexandra made this beautiful card using To the moon stamp set 

Ashlee created this amazing card using Gull Gang stamp set and Stencil : Concentric circles

Christine made this awesome card using Vinyl Greetings stamp set

Ellenor created this adorable card using Stencil : Hexagon web and Gull gang stamp set

Giada made this beautiful cards using Message in a bottle stamp set and Stacked pierced ovals cool dies

Ksenjia created this fun card using Gull gang stamp set

Laura  created this stunning card using Bear Mail stamp set

Sindhu created this super cute card using Dress me up stamp set and Stencil : Triangle

Victoriya created adorable  card using All hands on deck stamp set

Hope you got inspired and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store 
Before you enter our challenge please take a few moments to read the rules which are listed below !

An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friends are the Best Superheros Card

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I have this superhero themed card to share about friendship!


I saw that CUTE CUTE CUTE mouse (my absolute FAVORITE critter image from Create a Smile Stamps, by the way!) and thought how fun it would be to make a bunch of them cheering on the flying one! Ha!

Here's how I made this layout!

- first I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
- once dry, fussy cut out and set aside
- next, ink blend the sky ( I used Distress Inks in Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon) and the grass (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn)

- then, I flicked on some water, and ink color to the backgrounds
- I heat embossed the swoosh of stars from the flying mouse and then adhered everything to the card
- lastly, I added the sentiment strip to the bottom of the scene!

I LOVE how well Create a Smile stamps all work together! So combining the phrases from the Friends Like You stamp set together with the super hero image is just too fun!

I used the First Day of School stamp set, Superpowers, and the super fun Swooshes stamp set! The title was created with Friends Like You stamp set!


Have you joined our Facebook Group Community? The Create a Smile Friends and Family group is such a fun group complete with challenges and daily inspiration! 



Thursday, August 9, 2018

First day of school

Hi there! Chris here with a new inspiration card, featuring the cute stampset for schoolkids.

Time flies so fast and the summer holidays are over soon - for some at least.  If you have children, the first day of school comes at some point and it is an exciting day for most kids. Therefore, I find a greeting card with the school cone very suitable.

  • first I stamped the images and colored with DistressInks
  • for the background I blended with Distress OxidesInks 
  • after the background dried - I stamped the images (pencils, bruhes ...) with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder,
  • I made the "design paper" myself: white paper some red and blue lines - that´s all
  • then I cut out the pieces with a "rectangle-die" and stamped the letters with VersafineInk
  • all pieces arranged and glued together with some 3d Foam tape

Maybe you try to make your own design paper - a few lines in different colors or circles are often enough.


.... all stamps are also available in English

Wish you all a happy craftytime!