Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thanks For Everything

Hii!! I hope you're not bored of me using kraft cardstock yet because today's another card using the awesome kraft cardstock. I basically wanted to make a bold, bright and colourful card. 

So, I gathered all my shaped dies and picked out the one I felt like using and I picked this banner die. Now, the banner die only has the "fish tail" shape on one end. To make the shape on the other end, I've just flipped over the die and die-cut it again on the other side so that I can get a double edge tail. 

After this step, I've just went to town with the colours but first I stuck them down on the card base. I've used my Prima Watercolour for this to get those very vibrant colours. I've let the first wash of colour dry before add random blobs of deepest shade of the same colour. 

Added the sentiment and finished it off with splatters of white paint! I hope you like this idea and would use your shapes die to make this card as well! 

Happy Days - Stamp Set

Prima Marketing Watercolour

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Miss You Alligator Tears

Hi there!
Samantha here today sharing a sweet little 'Miss You' type of card!


Well, I live away from my parents and close friends, so I love having cards to send them, to let them all know how much they are loved and missed! And this little guys with his alligator tears just nailed the feeling sometimes!

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your image! I colored my image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!
- once they're dry, fussy cut out! I also added details to the images with my white gel pen.

- using a piece of typing paper as mask, I did some ink blending with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed Distress Inks!
- then I splattered some ink and water over the background...BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP MYSELF!
- the alligator was popped up with foam tape, and then I stamped the sentiment!

I wanted to use some cheerful colors for the background ink blending to offset the super sad little alligator, but change it up! Use your favorite color combinations for the background! 

Guys, that alligator is SO cute and sad! Poor guy! Ha! Everything on this card is from the When You're Not Around stamp set! 


Good news!! The new Create a Smile Stamps January Release is next week!! Be sure to join our Facebook group for all the latest details!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

happy heart

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

I have another "clean and simple" card for you.

I love crafty challenges and this card is inspired by the current Create A Smile Facebook Challenge "clean and simple".

  1. take your stencil and add color with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used two shades of vintage pink to create this look. Play around with light and heavy pressure and rotate your stencil once to get more rays.
  2. stamp the heart on some white paper and cut it out
  3. add Distress Ink to the heart using a blending tool. Keep the color light in the middle and heavier on the edges.
  4. adhere the heart to the panel with some foam tape
  5. stamp your sentiment
  6. color in the dots with a white gel pen

Get more out of your stencils by rotating them. It's super easy but looks so cool. :-)

focal point stencil / color your heart out

We have fun challenges going on on the blog as well as on Facebook. We'd love to see what you create!

Have a happy day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Welcome Elias!

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today I have a baby card for you!

Good friends of us got a foster-child. So I wanted to make a baby card. Well, infact it isn't a baby but a toddler. The card should fit for a little boy. I thought the koalas from Alle Mann an Bord / All Hands on Deck is the perfect starting point for that.

  • It is so easy to personalize a card just by using alphabet stickers. I spelled out the name of the kid and so it is a card just for him.
  • I stamped the word "Willkommen" with black Versafine ink. That is my favorite ink to stamp sentiments - crisp and very black.
  • At first I cut the word Willkommmen in a stripe but it looked very solid - then I decided to fussy cut it. A little bit fiddly but I think it's worth the time.


Today started the new challenge on the blog! Hop over, the Challenge DT is A-MA-ZING! And then be inspired and play along!


We dare you to Create a smile - tag it edition

Hello crafty friends

We are having some exciting news to share with you! We are starting again to host challenges on our blog, and for that we gathered an amazing team to inspire you to play along with our challenge.

Here is our new Challenge Design Team , and let me tell you: you are going to love their creations , they are insanely talented .

You can check out their IG-account full of insoiration here:

Now without further due let's see our very first challenge :

So for this challenge we thought that would be fun to just take those tag out and have some fun ! ( just a quick disclaimer Create a Smile tags dies are not a must if you don't own a tag die from our brand please feel free to use what you have in hand as long as our products are the focal point on your creations )

Now let's see how our team was inspired by the topic 

Nicky - has created this oh so adorable oversized tag using our Served up! stamp set

Ale - used our Cool cuts Pocket tag along with Beast feast stamp set

Alberto - created this gorgeous tag  using Beast feast stamp set

Laura - made this elegant tag using Time to say thanks stamp set  and also created a video

Christine - created this adorable shaker tag/card using Wagen voller Schätze stamp set

Kaja - has created this super sweet happy mail tag using Bear mail stamp set

Farida - created this two gorgeous projects and I love how she interpreted the '' tag it '' and for that she used So wie Kaffee stamp set Hocus Focus stamp set Coffee first stamp set Im bloom stamp set Cool cuts - Lovely tags M

Galina created this beautiful card using stamps from our Sending Sunshine kit

Also we have some amazing inspiration from Create a Smile design team which were so sweet to play along to provide more inspiration for you

Marina created this gorgeous tags using Cool cuts - Pocket tag and the Unfrogettable stamp set

Nicole created this amazing tag using Dekorierte Grüße stamp set Focal point stencilCool cuts - Lovely tags M

Anja created this fun and awesome design using Cool cuts - Stacked Pierced Banners Santa clumsy stamp set

Raluca  created this adorable card using our Welcome baby stamp set Cling Cloudy Day stamp Cling Dots stamp

 Please before you create your project take a few moments to read the rules for entering the challenge

Now is your turn to be creative ! can't wait to see your beautiful creations !