Saturday, January 26, 2019

Hello, Poppies!

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a sweet, little hello!



Guys, those flowers are just so beautiful! I love the shapes and sizes! Just perfection! And I totally want to use them on a scrapbook page, maybe I can make that happen one day! Ha!

Let's make this card together!

- stamp color the flower images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- using Distress Inks, ink blend in one of the corners! (I used Mowed Lawn, Black Soot and Twisted Citron)
- splatter on some water and white acrylic paint

- heat emboss the large sentiment on vellum and fussy cut out

- heat emboss the smaller sentiment in white, onto a strip of black cardstock
- add some sequins!

I am a big fan of fussy cutting! I do it all the time, buy choice! Ha! But if you're not a fan, you could totally mask off the flowers and then do the ink blending! 

I used the beautiful sentiment from Just Saying Hello! And the gorgeous, stunning flowers are from Pure Poppies!


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!



Friday, January 25, 2019

Winners from Use Kraft challenge!

Hello everyone!

Picking only two winners from our last challenge was not such an easy work seeing all the fabulous creations that you all made! Thank you everyone who played along , don't forget that there is a new challenge going on so make sure to check it out!

Without further due the winner of a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store is Jonnas blog she created this lovely card using Same frequency stamp set Loops of Love stamp set 

Congratulations ! Please send an email to to claim your prize!

Our featured artist from this challenge is Deepti  which created this awesome card using Superpowers stamp set

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

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

We dare you to create a smile : L is for ...

Hello everyone!

We are so happy that so many of you liked our latest challenge, so we are back with another one and as usual by playing along with our challenge you got the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store

Here is the new challenge

Let's see what our fabulous team created and hopefully they will inspire you to play along 

Anita made this adorable card using Secret ingredient stamp set

Ashlea created this lovely card using Lovely critters stamp set

Cassie created this awesome card using To the moon stamp set

Elisa made this lovely card using To the moon stamp set Lettering Alphas CAPS stamp set Lettering Alphas stamp set

Ildi made this adorable card using  Dress me up stamp set Cool cuts Tiny Sentiments Vinyl Greetings stamp set

Laurie made this cute card using From my nest stamp set Cool Cuts Speech bubbles Heart Rays stencil

Mirella created this lovely card using Cling Ocean Waves stamp Gull gang stamp set Say what ?! stamp set

Make sure to check their projects and leave them some love. Now is your turned to be creative and we can't wait to see what you come up with .

Also please make sure to read the rules ( which are below ) before entering your  project

Thank you for stopping by! Till next time have a great day!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tweet! Tweet!

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


The moment that I saw these cute birds I just couldn't wait to color them and create a card with an adorable bird family.

* First I die cut a panel from white cardstock using one of the scalloped rectangle dies and ink blended some clouds using a very light shade of blue.
* I prepared a pink card base and I mounted the panel on it using craft foam.

* On a white panel I stamped the images for my scene and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
* After the coloring was done, I fussy cut the images and mounted it on my card, creating an adorable sky scene.
* To add more interest to my card I die cut and adhered a few clouds under the birds, giving them support. 
* I stamped the sentiment, glued a few clear sequins and my card was done. 

Super easy and I had so much fun playing with these cuties!

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,

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

bear mail in the snow

Hi there, is it snowing where you live?

We did have a bit of snow and loved it but now it's all gone.

I have a crafty friend that has a lot of snow around her house at the moment and her postman is often a little late. That inspired me to make this card for her.

  • use two stencils and two different grey Distress Inks to create your background
  • take a piece of white paper and tear it to get that snowy ground, glue it to the background
  • stamp, color and fussy cut the bear on his bike
  • die cut the word happy and its shadow from white and pink card stock and glue them togeter
  • stamp the little hello to some grey cardstock and cover it with white embossing powder. Heat set this and cut it to size.
  • add the bear and the sentiment to your background and you're done :-)

Bear mail - Bärmail / Wave of Snowflakes / Small Sentiments / Happy / Frosty Fun Kit

Layering Stencils can create totally new looks. 

Using only one color combined with neutrals like white and gray makes that color the star of your project.

I did not have a matching pink card stock, so I colored some paper with the alcohol markers I used to color in my bike.

The JANUARY RELEASE is online! Check out all ne new goodies! ;-)

And if you're up for a challenge, hop over to the blog and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Don't Worry!

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have a clean and simple card for you without any coloring.

I wanted to try out the stamped background technique Birka used in her latest video and that's what I came up with.

  • stamp the large sentiment with at least two different shades of your favorite color to create a little ombré effect
  • stamp the sentiment on some sticky note paper and cut it out 
  • mask off your sentiment and start stamping around your sentiment
  • the more you stamp at the edge of your mask the better the result will be
  • finish your card with some colored sprinkles 

For this ombré effects it´s best to use distress oxide or other pigment inks. And a stamping tool will also help a lot.

    in bloom stampset   keine Sorge Stempelset   dont worry stampset  Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles

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