Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We dare you to create smile : Birthday edition

Hello everyone

Thank you so much to everyone that played along with our Splatters challenge , we enjoyed seeing all your gorgeous projects , and now is time for another challenge and the theme is ''Birthday''.
Let's see what our challenge team created :

Alberto created this gorgeous card using our Crokisses stamp set

Alexandra created this floral card using our Time to say thanks stamp set  and also created a video

Christine created this adorable treat bag using our Served up stamp set and Cool Cuts - Birthday triple

Christine created this gorgeous floral card using our In bloom stamp set

Farida created this cute card using Cling Ballons in the sky stamp

Galina created this adorable slider card using our Bear mail stamp set and our Cool cuts - Birthday triple

Kaja  created this beautiful card using In bloom stamp set and Cart full of treasures 

Laura created this cute and colourful card using our Cart full of treasures stamp set

Nicky created this oh so adorable card using Bear mail stamp set and  Nautical stars stencil

Also Nicole from CAS Design Team created this sweet card using Es ist serviert stamp set

Hope we were able to inspire you to play along with our challenge , now is your turn to be creative and we can't wait to see what you come up with . Remind that you can also use our freebies to play along .

Please take a few seconds to read our rules , and the most important : Have fun!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Splatters challenge winners

Hello everyone!

Is time for us to pick the winners from Splatters challenge! Thank you so much to everyone that enter the challenge all projects were amazing and again picking the winners was not easy at all

Without further due the winner of a 25 € gift certificate to Create a Smile store is Alexandra Baranski with this beautiful card using our Licht an! stamp set

Please send a mail to so I can send you the gift card :) and also you can share the badge on your blog if you want .

And now our featured artist is this Nadine with this gorgeous card using Wenn Du nicht da bist stamp set and Concentric circles stencil

Feel free to take the banner and display it on your blog - it's well deserved!

Thank you so much everyone for participating in our '' Splatters '' challenge ! We really enjoyed seeing all your creations , and if you didn't won this time please don't be sad .
The next challenge will go live at 1pm Central European Time on our blog so make sure to check it out.
Until next time !  Have a great day

Hello, how are you?

I am sorry I forgot to post my card yesterday so one day late but here is my card for this week's inspiration.

I came across this technique the other day over at the blog from Stephanie Klauck, and loved to try it with the CAS supplies.

I used a topfolded white cardbase.
First I stamped the background and white heat embossed it. I used the stencil and made a Rainbow background. Cut the cardstock to fit my cardbase and adhered it. To make it even more pop I placed two small strips of black cardstock above and beneath my panel.
Diecut the hello word out of white and black cardstock and white heat embossed two feathers onto some vellum and cut them out.
Adhered everything to the cardbase and stamped the sentiment. To finish of the card I placed some enamel stickers.


Just saying hello and Funcky feathers

Cling stamps;



Winter day;

Cool cuts (dies)

Hello twice;

Enamel stickers;

You can use your stencils in different ways just look around and you will find different options to use them. Here I used them to create a nice striped background.
To make your diecut stand out at the background you can create a shadow by diecutting it once more out of some dark colored cardstock here I used black. Adhere your diecut slightly offset from the darker diecut.

We are having some nice challenges going on here and on Facebook so feel free to join in the fun. We love to see what you come up with.

Have a great week;

Hugs Anja

Feel better!

Hi everyone and welcome back to our crafty space.Raluca here with a new card showcasing the adorable "Doctor's Helpers" stamp set.

I had a lot of fun last time when I played with this set and I created a card with the cute hedgehog (you can find that card here), so I decided to create another card with one of the cuties from the set and this time I chose the adorable sick beaver.

* First I stamped the images on some white cardstock, colored them using Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them.
* Next I die cut a light grey panel with the largest stitched rectangle and glued it to a white card base.
* Then I die cut a pattern paper with one of the "Postage Edge Circles" dies and one from white cardstock. The white one I also die cut it with a hill die and mounted it onto the pattern paper circle.

* I mounted the circle onto the card and the image on the circle.
* I white embossed a sentiment on a red strip of cardstock and mounted it on the circle.
* To finish my card I glued a few clear sequins and I added Wink of Stella on the cute beaver.

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 Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pirate Box Pop-Up Card

Hi Everyone!

Marika here with another video, today it is a box pop-up card!

I've been wanting to create one of these cards, and I was cleaning up on my craft table and found a stencil laying around and the idea came together.

To see how the card came together, watch the video below.

Box: 8 1/2" x 1 1/4 strip Latte Cardstock Score every 2"
Layering Panels: 1 1/8 x 1 7/8" (4 of them)
Box inner pieces 1/4 x 2 1/2" Score at 1/4" on both sides (3 of them)
Fastening tabs: 2x1" Score at 1/2" (2 of them)
The cardbase is a standard A2 one, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

Using this technique you can make many different box pop-up cards, maybe using my favorite stamp set with all the monsters!

Stencil: Beach Party Kit
Stamp set: Clear All Hands On Deck

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rainbow Wishes from Afar

Hi there!
Samantha here today, and I have a happy little Hello card for you today!


That big polka dotted background is my favorite, and I just LOVE the cute, little rainbow pop of cololr the greeting brings!

Let's make this card together!

- place the stencil over your cardstock and spray your mist! I used an ooooooold spray mist from Studio Calico called Lunch Tray
- set aside to dry

- once it's dry, ink up your large greeting in a variety of rainbow colors, and stamp! I used Distress Oxide Inks, and then clear heat embossed over it.

- I added the smaller greeting to the card by heat embossing it in black, onto vellum, then adhering
- a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins finished it off!

The only real dimension this card has is the sequins, which could easily be left off! So it's perfect for sending in the mail, worry-free!

Oh, that background is the incredible new Huge Polka Dots stencil, and I love it!! The stamping is all from the Just Saying stamp set - which I feel like I use all the time! Ha!


The Create a Smile Friends & Family Facebook group has challenges!! Check out all of the rules and themes here! Hope to see you play along! :)