Saturday, November 24, 2018

Winners from Giving thanks challenge!

Hi everyone!

It's time to pick our winners from the Giving thanks challenge! We had so many fantastic entries and to pick only two winners was not easy at all!

Without further due the winner of a 25 € gift certificate to Create a smile store is Natasha and she created this beautiful and elegant card using Cool cuts Thanks twice

 Congrats ! Please send and email at to claim your prize

Now our featured artist is Ishani  

and she created this stunning card using Superpowers stamp set !

Congrats! You can add the badge to your blog is so well deserved!

Thank you anyone who entered our Giving thanks challenge! Make sure to check the current challenge for a chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile stamps and a guest design spot for our upcoming challenge !

Have a great day!

Clumsy Santa

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing quite a few of the adorable stamp sets from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

"Santa Clumsy" is one of my favorite Christmas sets cause of its funny images and clever sentiments. I really wanted to create a fun Christmas scene and the "Scene Builders" set helped me achieve my wish.

* First I die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle die and stamped the snow falling from the Easy-breezy set all over it, using a light blue ink.
* To add more color to the panel I ink blended some teal ink at the bottom of the panel, where it'll meet with the snow hills.

* Using some hill dies I die cut two white hills and mounted them on the white panel using foam tape.
* On one of the hills I stamped in black a funny sentiment from the Santa Clumsy set.

* On a white panel I stamped all the images for my scene and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
* After the coloring was done, I fussy cut the images and mounted them on my card, creating a lovely and fun wintery scene.

* I added glued some small jewels on the house creating the illusion of Christmas lights and I love how cute it turned out!
* I mounted the panel on a light blue card base and my card was done.

Super easy and I had so much fun! Hope you've been inspired to create some lovely Christmas cards using the awesome Create a Smile products!

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,

Friday, November 23, 2018

Joy to the World Card!

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a simple, but bold, Christmas card!


I am seriously in love with this cute little snowmen! I added puff balls to the ends of their hats, and it really was the inspiration for this card! I can't even lie! :P

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers)
- once dry, fussy cut out
- for the background, I cut a piece of black cardstock for my card front and then heat embossed the sentiment in white!

- then, I added some sparkle with Crystal Stickles to the glowing lights and blushing cheeks!!

I decided to put this scene onto black cardstock so it would pop! Plus, you don't see many Christmas cards on black cardstock, so why not? Ha!

I used the sweet, little snowmen from Easy Breezy along with the beautiful world image from Joy to the World


There is ALWAYS a fun challenge going on in the Create a Smile Stamp Facebook group page! It's fun and filled with prizes! I love seeing all of the incredible, unique and amazing inspiration!



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

clean and super simple christmas card

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

It's christmas card making time... and I have some tips for you to save a little time while making them ;-)

I love to make clean and simple cards. It's just a cardmaking style I feel comfortable with. But when it comes to making christmas cards, clean and simple cards aren't just fun to make, they can save you a lot of time.

  • do some inkblending in the upper half of your cardbase, start in the middle and work your way out getting lighter with the color
  • stamp your landscape stamp in a crisp black ink (I used Versafine Onyx Black)
  • stamp, color and fussy cut your snowman (I used Spectrum Noir Markers)
  • stamp your greeting (I used Pigment Ink)
  • adhere your snowman using some foam tape 
  • draw some snowflakes using a white gel pen
  • (you can't see it on the pictures but) I added some Glossy Accents on the nose ;-)

  • once you figured out a clean and simple layout you like, you can easily make several similar cards without all the color picking, layout planing and so on... This often takes up a lot of my time.
  • landscape stamps are a fun and simple way to save time if you have to make a lot of cards
  • I stamp a lot of sentiments in black but I really like colored ones too. Pick a color you already used on your image or background to fit your creation perfectly.
  • making cards with snow on them is a great way to save some time on coloring 
  • another way to spice up your clean and simple card is using a white gel pen to add details (like I did with the snow and on the scarf)


We love to see what you create! Share your cards on Instagram using #createasmilestamps to create some smiles! đŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,

We dare you to create a smile : Happy mail

Hello everyone!

It's time for a new challenge on the blog and what better way to spread joy than an ''Happy mail'' ! Yes you got it right the new theme for this challenge is Happy mail!

And don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store 

As usual we got our guest designers ready to bring you some inspiration for this challenge and look what beautiful cards they made

Eva created this absolutely adorable card using Bear mail stamp set Cool cuts -Postage Edge circles

Colien made this two gorgeous cards using Gull gang stamp set

Thank you so much for creating this amazing cards ladies and for being our guest designers for Happy mail challenge!
Make sure to check their creations out and leave them some love. And now let's see what our team made

Alexandra created this card using the Frosty fun kit and Easy breezy stamp set

Ashlee created this adorable card using Bear mail stamp set and Cool cuts Postage Edge Circles

Ellenor made this super cute card using Served up stamp set

Giada created this adorable card using Bear mail stamp set and Stencil Focal point

Ksenija made this beautiful card using Bear mail stamp set

Laura created this fabulous card using Lovely creatures stamp set

Sindhu made this adorable card using Bear mail stamp set 

Victoriya made this card adorable card using Bear mail stamp set

Now it's your time to be creative! Please make sure to check the rules before you enter your project to our challenge

Thank you for spotting by today! Have a great day!