Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bearmail Thanks!

A big hello to all our crafty friends!

It's Candice here and I have a sweet thank you card for you today!

Have you ever wanted to really say thank you to someone?!  I did and thought using a lot of thanks dies would do it!

To fit all my thanks onto my card, I created an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 slim line card base.
-Trim another piece to fit on the front with three sides a little smaller.
-For the background, ink with broken china, shabby shutters, scattered straw & spiced marmalade.
-Splatter with water, white & brown paint.

-Die cut multiple thanks from thick white cardstock, adhere to the side and trim the excess off.
-Stamp the envelopes on pattern paper.
-Stamp the adorable bear, bird & mailbox, color with light copic markers, and fussy cut out.

I always create my splatter backgrounds first so they have time to dry while I color my images.  It also helps me to decide what colors to use on my images to have them match!

There is a fun new embossed resist challenge on FB and you can join to have a chance to win!

Be inspired to try a new technique and I can't wait to see your creation!

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hello, how are you?

Hi there, Nicole here with a rainbow card that says "Hello, how are you?"

When I started making cards, I had just a few stencils and did not know what to do with them but now, many years later, I just love playing with them. So I wanted to make a card using this Huge Polka Dots Stencil.

I also got inspired by a YouTube video by Cathy Zielske

  • put some masking tape on your panel 

  • lay your stencil on top and stick it to your working surface with some washi tape

  • start ink blending with a light hand

  • remove the stencil and the masking tape

  • stamp a large greeting over the gap between the two ink blended parts

  • decorate the card with small stamps and twine 

  • gridlines on your work surface are super helpful to put on the masking tape straight
  • some of the colors would turn into a muddy brown when mixing them, so that's where the masking tape does a wonderful job by keeping them apart.  

Nur mal Hallo sagenHuge Polka Dots Stencil / Bear Mail (auch in Deutsch: Bärmail)

We love to see what you create, so make sure you tag us on Instagram using #createasmilestamps or share your cards on our FB Group called "Create A Smile - Friends and Family".

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a colorful day,

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Winners from the mood board challenge

Hello everyone !

Time to find out the winners from our Mood board challenge  . We were so excited to see all your fantastic designs and takes on the challenge 

Also wanted to let you know that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store and to be guest designer for our next challenge!
Without further due our winner is Kuni with this fun and cute card using the new freebie set 

Congrats  please send an email to to claim your prize ! Is so well deserved !

Our featured artist from this challenge is Marina with this awesome card using Best bugs stamp set

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved !

Thank you to everyone who played along with our challenge! There is a new challenge on the blog and the theme is a Sketch  so make sure to check it out and play along !

Have a great day

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Bee Happy!

Hey stampers, Anni here!
I am back again from my break and so happy about it!
The card I am showing you today is my first try on the super cute set Dicke Freunde/Best Bugs!

When I go on vacation I always take something to colour with me! This year I couldn't stop colouring with Distress Ink reinker! Especially using the no line technique! So I had these iamges already coloured and then it was easy to create the card around it!

  • No line colouring might seem difficult at first but it's so much fun and worth the effort.
  • With no lines you need contrast to define the shapes - don't be shy to add darker areas.
  • Don't try to draw small details with a brush - I always use a pen with a fine tip. The antennae and the mouth of the bee for example I drew with a brown pen.
  • I love the narrow frames from Create a Smile! I like to stack them up to achieve dimension. It is so much easier then working with dimensional adhesive.

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We dare you to create a smile Sketch

Hello everyone!

We are back with a new challenge and this time we thought that a sketch will be a fun way to test our creativity and try new designs and layouts

Also don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and the chance to be guest designer for our next challenge 

As usual we have our guest designers that made such a fabulous work on showcasing the sketch , let's see their creations

Trina created this fantastic card using Bear mail stamp set

Eileen made this lovely card using Fine ferns stamp setKöniglich stamp set

Thank you so much for being guest designer in our challenge and creating such beautiful projects. Please make sure to check their social media and leave them some love

The design team also created some awesome projects inspired by the sketch . Here they are

Elisa made this gorgeous card using Cool cuts Lovely tags M Lights on stamp set

Ildi created this stunning card using Friends in the woods stamp set Stencil Blossom

Laurie made this beautiful card using Best bugs stamp set

Mirella made this wonderful card using Cool cuts Tags M  All hands on deck stamp set 

Natalie made this gorgeous card using Creepy cute stamp set

Viola made this adorable card using Superpowers stamp set  

Hope you got inspired and now is your time to be creative!
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