Thursday, May 30, 2019

Winners from Masking challenge

Hello everyone!

We had so many wonderful entries for our Masking challenge , and we are very happy that so many of you like the challenge! As you may already know playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and also to be guest designer for our next challenge!

Without further due let's see who is the winner of a 25€ gift card

Michelle many congrats! You are the winner! She is using our A little treat stamp set
We loved your card, your no line coloring is so impressive and the colors are so fun and bright, perfect for summer.

Please send an email to to claim your prize!

Our featured artist from the Masking challenge is Betty with this awesome heart shaped card that she created using Ähnlich programmiert stamp set and how cool that mirror masking is ? Brilliant

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

Thank you everyone who entered our challenge! Also please make sure to check the new challenge which theme is a sketch . We hope you will join us!

Until next time have a great day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

We dare you to create a smile - Sketch

Hello everyone!

We are starting a new challenge here on Create a smile blog and we hope that you will like it as much as we did when creating the inspiration cards for you .

As you can see from the title the new theme is a sketch , an easy one and i'm sure will help you use your supplies creatively

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 

Let's see what our guest designers have created inspired by the new theme 

Insa created this super cute card using Möwen Gang stamp set Wo Dein Herz ist stamp set

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

Our talented design team also created some stunning projects showcasing the sketch . Here they are

Alexandra made this card using Cool cuts Double stitched rectangles , A little treat stamp set Poppin over stamp set Coffee Collection kit 

Anita made this sweet card using Doctor's helpers stamp set

Cassie made this wonderful card using A little treat stamp set

Elisa created this lovely card using Same frequency stamp set

Ildi created this stunning card using Cool cuts Tiny sentimentsSuperpowers stamp set

Laurie made this awesome card using Cool cuts Magical frameBotanical love stamp set

Mirella made this adorable card using Cool cuts Magical Frame Joy to the world stamp set Oh Christmas tree stamp set

Hope you got inspired and now is your time to be creative!
Please before entering your project make sure to check the rules which are listed below

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, May 25, 2019

You Shine Beautifully

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a card that is happy and bright and ready for those warm summer nights!



I just imagine sitting outside with friends, on a warm summer night, and seeing these lights!

Let's make this card together!

- I started by stamping the 'strings' for the lights, so I would know where to place the lights.
- then I used a pencil to VERY lightly mark where each light bulb would be
- I then used those tiny marks to guide where to add the 'glow' of the yellow ink in a circle
- then I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch to add the 'night sky' behind and around the glowing orbs

- then I splattered some water, and also white acrylic paint to create the starry night feel
- I stamped and colored the light bulbs with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out the images
- a few of the light bulbs were popped up with foam tape
- glitter was added to the light bulbs with some clear stickles

I used Distress Oxide Inks to ink blend my background, but I really think that the original Distress Inks may have been a better choice! The Oxide Inks are soooo easy to blend with, but I think because they are so easy to blend, it's harder to control...that's my opinion, anyway! Ha!

This stamp set is so pretty, and so versatile! I used the beautiful Lights On! stamp set!


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!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Hello -- Card with Coffee Collection Kit

Hello, everyone! It's Cassie here, and I'm back to share a card I made with the adorable new coffee kit! I love all the pieces included in this kit and had so much fun making this card. Let's jump right in.

I started by ink blending over an A2 size card base with the small polka dot stencil. I used Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber for this. I also splattered the colors over the paper as well. Then I stamped out the two coffee cups and colored them in with my Copic markers. I trimmed them out and started putting the rest of the elements together. I loved using the letter stickers to create my own sentiment :) 

Something I tried to do to create a focal point was to cluster my embellishments and stamped images in the same general location. That way, your eye naturally looks there! 

As I mentioned I used the Coffee Kit: 

And the Small Polka Dot Stencil to create this card. 

If you're using the coffee kit...or any Create a Smile products...we'd love for you to share on social media and tag us! We love seeing your creations!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Creme de la Creme

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space!
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the fabulous new kit from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

I must confess that I'm in love with the new kit. It's jam-packed with awesome products: dies, stamps, ephemeras, letters, enamel accents and all these at a really low cost for a kit. Plus there is a new stencil in the shop and I just had to play with it!

* First I die cut a white panel using one of the rectangle dies from the Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles set.
* Using the new Stencil: Small Polka Dots and a few of my Distress Inks I ink blended a fabulous rainbow background.
* I mounted the panel on a white card base using craft foam.
* Using the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circles I die cut a white circle and mounted it on the card.

* On a white panel I stamped the adorable cup and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
* After the coloring was done I fussy cut the image and mounted it on the circle.
* From the Coffee Collection Kit I chose a heart and colored it with the markers and added it next to the cup.
* I've also took the sentiment strip and mounted it on the card, completing my card.

Coffee Collection Kit

Kaffee Kollektion Kit

Stencil: Small Polka Dots

Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circles

Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

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, May 16, 2019

Winner from Favorite critter challenge

Hello everyone !

Let's see who is the winner from our last challenge Favorite critter. Sadly we didn't get so many entries for this challenge , but the ones that we get were stunning and was not an easy job to pick just only one winner.

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 amazing card that she created using Gull gang stamp set Cool cuts Speach bubbles

Congrats Kuni please send an email to to claim your prize ! 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 Masking so sure to check it out and play along !

Have a great day