Saturday, April 27, 2019

A Little Summer-y Hello

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a card that is sure to make you wish summer was here!



Do you love it? Ha! It's super summery, and super fun! I was inspired but the stickers in the Dear Lizzy It's All Good collection

Let's make this card together!

- add watercolors to white cardstock and set aside to dry (I used some Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Purple, Pink and Yellow)
- once dry, heat emboss in white and fussy cut
- die cut the cone, and then back with some brown watercolored cardstock
- once dry, attach the cone to the brown backing!
- use Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks to add color to the card front

- use whet embossing paste with the stencil to create the rays
- attach the flower images on top of the cone, and add to the card with foam tape
- heat emboss the scripty sentiment on vellum, and fussy cut out
- heat emboss the rest of the sentiment in white, onto a banner of black cardstock
- attach to the card with foam tape, and then sprinkle on some dew drops!

This card would be so fun, if it was done with various patterned papers, too! You could heat emboss the flowers with patterned papers, as well as use papers behind the cone! 

I just love that Focal Point Stencil, it really helps draw your eye to the card! The flowers are from the Magic Flowers stamp set! The sentiment was created by combing the Clear Lettering Alphas and the Just Saying Hello stamp sets!  I also used the 'cone' from the Cool Cuts Soft Serve die!


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!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bunny Kisses, Easter Wishes

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

In the Create a Smile store we have a few adorable sets that are perfect for Easter and I wanted to create a cute card for this occasion.

* First I prepared a white panel and on the bottom I stamped a few of the foliage stamps included in the Floral Decorations new stamp set.
* For stamping them I used different shades of green ink and I also ink blended the margins with green ink.
* On the top of the panel I used the new Stencil: Clouds and ink blended the solid clouds using blue ink.
* Then I ink blended the margins using the same blue ink.

* On a white panel I stamped the images from the Easter Eggs and Easter Tweetings (Eiersuchen) stamp sets using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
* Using my Spectrum Noir markers I colored all the images and I love how they turned out.
* On the eggs I added white accents with my white gel pen.

* After the coloring was done I fussy cut the images, leaving a white border near the stamped lines.
* I mounted the images on the panel using foam tape and I stamped a sentiment from the Easter Tweetings set on one of the clouds.
* I mounted the panel on a white card base, I glued a few clear sequins and my sweet card was done.

I hope that I inspired you to look through your stash and mix and match your stamps. Your projects will look phenomenal.
That's all for today! 
May all the blessings, love and happiness shine down on you and your loved ones. Happy Easter!

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 weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Winner from Crafty friends challenge

Hello everyone!

It's time for us to announce the winner of 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store from the challenge Crafty friends

Marianne  created this beautiful card using our Stencil Bloom  , the ink blending is just amazing

Congrats Marianne please send an email to to claim your prize

Thank you everyone for entering , there is a new challenge going on now so make sure to check it out and play along for a chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and to be guest designer for our next challenge !

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

crafty superpowers

Hello, Nicole here.

I'm here with a clean and (almost) simple card inspiration for you today. Supermouse is bringing some crafty mojo to a fellow crafter...

I love to get more out of my supplies and find stamp sets that mix and match well. So I went through my stash and found out, that the mouse from "Superpowers" (or in German "Superkräfte") goes nicely with the pencil from set "First Day of School" or "Endlich Schulkind". I paired it with a crafty sentiment that says "may the mojo be with you".

For the mouse:
  • stamp the mouse in light grey ink on alcohol marker friendly paper
  • stamp the mouse again but on a piece of sticky note or masking paper and create a mask to temporarily stick on top of the light grey stamped image
  • now, stamp the pencil in light grey ink so that the mouse will hold it and lay on it
  • remove the mask and start coloring
  • I used alcohol markers with colored pencils on top to color my image
  • fussy cut your image
For the background:
  • create a sky by using the cloud stencil and Distress Ink 
  • add interest to the card by stamping the starry swoosh 
  • stamp the sentiment and add your image with a bit of foam tape

Get more out of your stamps and create new looks by combining stamp sets.

Superkräfte / Superpowers
Clouds Stencil
Endlich Schulkind / Forst Day of School
Stempelfreunde / Stamping friends

The April Release is online!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely day,

We dare you to create a smile : Circles

Hello everyone!

It's time for a new challenge here on Create a smile blog and this time the theme is Circles!
Now that's an easy and fun theme where you can create any projects that involves circles. Maybe a circle shape card , or lots of circles on your main panel , or anything that makes you happy and has circles on it :)
As always 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 guest design for our next challenge.

Our design team created some amazing projects so lets see some inspiration:

Alexandra made card using Lucent Landscapes stamp set (retired) , Cool cuts Postage edge circles

Anita created this lovely card using Bear mail stamp set 

Ashlea made this wonderful card using Crokisses stamp set

Cassie created this adorable card using A little treat stamp set and Stencil: Clouds

Elisa made beautiful card using Cool cuts Postage edge circles First day of school stamp set 

Ildi created this fantastic projects using Cool cuts Stacked pierced ovals Cool cuts Tiny sentiments Vinyl greetings stamp set 

Laurie made gorgeous card using Hocus Focus stamp set Cool cuts Double stitched rectangles Cool cuts You twice 

Mirella created amazing card using Color your polka cling stamp Pure poppies stamp set

Hope you got inspired to play along ! If yes please take a minute to read the challenge rules which you can find below

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