Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hugs and Crokisses

Hi Everyone!

Marika here with another card and video tutorial, today it's all about using alphabet stamps to create your own sentiments.

I fell in love with the big crocus from the Crokisses stampset, and I really loved the play on words for the sentiments, but I felt I wanted to pair the flower with a bigger text. So I chose to use a couple of the alpha sets that Create A Smile has to spell out the sentiment instead. I did change it a little bit as I love sending hugs to people.

And as always I have a video for you on how the card was put together.

You can make any sentiment using alpha stamps, if you have a hard time coming up with your own look at the stamps you already have, maybe you have some sentiments that you wanted in a different font or as in my case bigger. Also I do recommend to stamp up your sentiment first on a separate piece of paper, that will help you to see how big your sentiment will be. I also recommend writing it out so you can follow it letter for letter, I always get a little sad when I realised that I forgotten a letter or two in a word and have to redo everything.

Friday, May 25, 2018

You're a Treasure Card

Hi there!
Samantha back again, and today I'm sharing a pirate themed card full of fun! 


I just can't stay away from those cute as can be koalas for long! And when I was looking through my stamps and saw their smiling faces, I knew I had to make a card with them again! Do you have any stamp sets like that?

Let's make this card together!

- first stamp and color the images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside

- on your white cardstock, use Distress Inks to blend a pretty background! I used Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers! 
- splatter on some watered down color and plain water
- attach your images - some of mine are popped up with foam tape
- heat emboss the sentiment

This pirate themed stamp set goes PERFECTLY with the Cool Cuts Treasure Chest die! Have you checked that out?

This adorable card was created with the All Hands on Deck stamp set


Did you know there are many many stamps and other products marked down...some up to 50% off? YES!! Head over to the Create a Smile Stamps shop here and check everything out


Winners from Texture challenge

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of you who played along with our Texture challenge ,we had so many wonderful entries , and picking the winner was not easy .

The winner of a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store is Nadine , she created this gorgeous card using Stencil : Big hearts Polka Wagen voller Schätze stamp set

Congrats Nadine . Please sent an email to to claim your prize, and feel free to add the badge on your blog .

Our featured artist is Susanne  and she created this beautiful card 

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Congrats Susanne . Feel free to add the badge on your blog ,is so well deserved .

Another challenge has already started on the blog so make sure to check it our for a chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cards with Stencils

Hey stampers, Anni here!
Today I have three cards for you that I made using stencils.

Create a Smile has such a big variety of beautiful stencils. I wanted to use a few of them.

  • Card making using stencils is fast. No coloring or fussy cutting involved, so they are easy to make and take no time at all.
  • Chosing the same colour scheme for all three cards makes it even faster.
  • For these bold backgrounds you need bold sentiments as well. Die cut words are perfect for that.
  • Add some sequins for the finishing touch.

Create a Smile has a DT Call going on for the Challenge DT. Join the fun.


We dare you to create : Thank you edition

Hello everyone!

It's time for a new challenge on the blog , and now the theme is '' Thank you ''

Also as the 6 months term for our current Challenge Design Team is almost over there is a new Challenge DT call on the blog so make sure to check it out :) 

Now let's see some inspiration from our Guest Designer which is Anja which created this lovely card using Dress me up stamp set Big Hearts Polka stencil Cool cuts Doppeltes Danke

Thank you so much Anja for creating this adorable card for our challenge and for being our guest designer .

Now let's see what our design team created

Alexandra created this set of cards using Cling Mandala stamp and Cool Cuts Thanks Twice

Christine created this adorable card using Cool cuts Stacked Pierced Ovals Es ist serviert stamp set Stencil Blossom

Farida created this beautiful card using Dekorierte Grüße stamp set  , Stencil Petals

Galina created this amazing card using Decorated Wishes - mixed add-on stamp set Underwaterlove stamp set

Kaja created this beautiful card using Sharp one stamp set Mini thanks stamp set

Laura created this beautiful card using Decorated Wishes stamp set Decorated wishes -mixed add-on

Nicky created this adorable card using All hands on deck stamp set Stencil Focal point

Hope you were inspired to play along with our challenge , please take a moment to read the rules before link your project

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Feel Better!

Hey everyone and welcome back to our creative space! Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the adorable "Doctor's Helpers" stamp set, along with the All about you set from Create a Smile Stamps store.

I love using the bigger words from the sentiment sets and I wanted to create a cute one using again the YOU word.

* I die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle from the Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles.
* I ink blended a corner on the panel with a light blue ink and stamped some of the smaller stamps from the Doctor's Helpers set using the same ink pad.
* Next I stamped the You word from the All about you set and the cute mouse from the Doctor's Helpers set, I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them with a sharp pair of scissors.

* I glued the You word and mounted the mouse on the panel.
* On a black strip of cardstock I white embossed the second part of the sentiment from the Bad Day set and mounted it on the card.
* I glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.

Clear All about you

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,