Wednesday, October 28, 2020

We dare you to create a smile : October Mood board

Hello everyone

It is time for a new challenge and the theme is a mood board . Just check this beautiful colors that Christine picked for this current challenge! They go perfect with this time of year and we are so excited to see all your creations. 

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 

Our guest designer is Farida and she created this gorgeous card using Schön, dass es Dich gibt stamp setWildflowers stamp set

Thank you for guest designing for our challenge ! Make sure to check Farida's social media to see all her beautiful creations .

Let's see what our design team created inspired by this challenge :

 Hope you feel inspired to play along with our challenge . Please make sure to check the challenge rules below before you enter you card!

Thank you for stopping by today ! Have a great day 


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winners from October Sketch challenge

Hello everyone !

We were so happy to see all your amazing creations inspired by the latest Sketch. You all found such creative ways to use this sketch and we had a hard time to pick only two winners .

Drumrolls, please!

Kuni you are the winner! She created this adorable card using Flauschige Weihnachten stamp set

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

Our featured artist is Sascha and he created this gorgeous card using Magnolia stamp setDekorierte Grüße - bunte Erweiterung stamp set

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved! (Also send an email to if you'd like to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge :) )

Thank you everyone for playing along with our sketch challenge ! Make sure to check the current challenge and we hope you play along 

Until next time have a lovely day


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Rainbow Snowmen in the Snow Card

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a bright and cheery christmas card!


See? I told you it was bright! Lol! I really LOVE those adorable snowmen together, and I thought it would be SO cute to create a huge line...long enough for a slimline card...all colored with rainbow hats!

Let's make this card together!

- first, I stamped colored all the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then once they were all dry, I fussy cut them out!
- it actually seems like a lot of little images, but it wasn't hard, most of the images are easy to cut, and I didn't do any complex coloring or shading!
- then I used a hilly mask along the base of the card front to do a little Distress Ink Blending. I only used Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass.
- then I splattered water, white acrylic ink and ink on the background!

- I die cut out the 'merry' letters from black cardstock and then very delicately glued them on the background! lol!
- next, I heat embossed the scripty Christmas in black onto some vellum, and fussy cut around it. 
- and contrary to what I usually do, I ONLY popped up the Christmas word with foam tape! everything else is flat on the card! 

- I also sprinkled sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off!

If you want to add some more dimension to your card, you should die cut out the letters multiple times and glue them all on top of each other! that will add some added, extra height to your sentiment!

The "merry" letters were die cut out with the Cherry Lowercase Cool Cuts and the beautiful, scripty font is from the mini Christmas Surprise stamp set. And those adorable snowmen are from the Easy Breezy 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!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Furry christmas

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have this cute and cozy christmas card for you.




Creating your own background is something I really like a lot. This time I wanted to create a cozy plaid background.  


  • take the wide stripes stencils and apply diagonal stripes in a light color to your panel
  • then turn the stencil and apply slightly darker stripes in the other direction
  • draw some mini zickzack lines with a black fineliner and some gold lines with a golden fineliner




You can use this tutorial also for turning your stamped letters in plaid letters.



We love to see your creations. Please use the hashtag #createasmilestamps when your are posting on instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Christmas Florals

 Hello!  It's Candice with you today sharing an elegant Christmas card!

I just adore the large selection of florals that are in the Create a Smile shop and that I could use them for a unique and pretty Christmas card!

I began with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base and die cut a stitched slimline panel from red cardstock.

I then die cut two set of the postage circles to line up where I was going to place my florals.

I heat embossed the first sets, making sure to leave space in between, in gold from Floral Decorations and Solid Florals stamp sets.

Next, I heat embossed another group of florals in red on vellum and fussy cut them out.  I used glue dots to hold them down at the tips and let the rest pop up a little.

I die cut two more smaller postage circles and stamped the sentiments from the Small Christmas Sentiments stamps.

To put the card together, I glued the larger circle down and then added the smaller one with foam tape into the center of each floral group.

I finished with a simple splatter of green sequins and nuvo drops with a few white nuvos!

Adding a few white accents with a pen can draw the eye in where you want the attention to go on your card as I did with the heat embossed floral images.

You can always enter in the current bi-weekly challenge for your chance to win!