Friday, February 16, 2018

Making the World Bright Card

Hi there!
Samantha here today, and I'm sharing a card that would be fun to give to a friend who may be having a hard time, or just because!


I really loooooove those stars and cloud images!! They're soooo sweet! So instead of making a baby card, I made this fun, pick me up card! 

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your image! I colored my image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!
- once dry, fussy cut out!
- on a separate piece of cardstock, watercolor your night sky! I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors, because I wanted a rich, navy sky! I'm totally digging navy lately! 

- once it was dry, I flicked on some white actrylic paint for stars

- some of the images were popped up with foam tape, and some glued directly to the sky
- I heat embossed the part of the sentiment with a navy pigment ink, and the other part with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks and clear embossing powder!

My watercolored sky was done on a separate piece of paper, and then ripped down the side before adding it to the card base. But if you didn't want the extra layer, you could color directly onto the card front! Or change up the colors for a pretty setting sun theme!! 

I am in love that sweet baby set called Welcome Baby, so sweet! The sentiment is from the Color Your Heart Out set! I thought it was perfect for this fun card!!


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

hallo baby

Hello everyone, Nicole here. I'm still making baby cards because I need so many.

I just went through my stash and found that cute chick that was perfect for a baby card. I like baby cards that aren't just blue or pink ;-)

  1. create the background with the stencil and Distress Ink, I turned my stencil a bit to get even more rays.
  2. use some green paper and die cut a grass border, give it some depth with a bit of Distress Ink at the bottom
  3. Stamp your sentiment on the grass
  4. stamp, color and fussy cut your critter. I added a bit of Glossy Accents on the beak.
  5. stamp the clowds with a light gray ink
  6. to add some interest on the clowds, I used Nuvo Glitter Accents "fresh snowfall"
  7. a little banner in the same color as the chicks hearts on his head gives the card a bit of interest as well

Lovely Critters / just saying hello * nur mal hallo sagen / Stencil: focal point / welcome baby

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Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hello You!

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today I have a card for you without any stamping.

I wasn't in the mood for colouring so I wanted to make a card just using die cuts.

  • Die cute flowers and leafes from watercolour cardstock.
  • Smoosh ink on your craft mat, spray some wateron it and dip your die cuts in the colour.
  • Die cut your sentiment (I chose Hallo Du what means Hello You) a few times from coloured cardstock matching the flowers. Stack them up to achieve some dimension.
  • Die cut a Postage edge circle from white cardstock for your card base.
  • Glue down all the die cuts and add some enamel stickers - and that finishes up your card!

Today started our new challenge. The theme is:


We dare you to create a smile : Splatters edition

Hello everyone!!

Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our For someone special challenge , there were so many amazing entries , make sure to check the post where we announce the winner .

Now is time for a new challenge and this time the theme is ''Splatters ''

This theme is so versatile and can't wait to see what you create :) Here is some inspiration that our fabulous team created to inspire you :) 

Alberto created outstanding card using our When you're not around stamp set

Ale created this ocean themed card and used our Lovely Critters stamp set  and Cool Cuts - Double Stitched rectangles

Chris created this gorgeous card ! Love how she created that big splatter and added the submarine using our Underwaterlove stamp set

Farida created this fantastic card using our In bloom stamp set  and Dekorierte Grüße - bunte Erweiterung stamp set

Galina created this beautiful card using our Crokisses stamp set

Kaja created this very cute card using our Hands on Deck stamp set Love how the splatters turned out here <3

Laura created this amazing card using our In bloom stamp set and she also created a video 

Nicky created this oh so adorable scene using our Cool buddies stamp set

Marina from Create a Smile design team created this amazing card using our Cool cuts Hello you  and Cool cuts You twice

Now is your turn to be creative! But first make sure to take a few seconds to read the rules , and most important have fun

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day

For someone special challenge winners

Hello everyone!

       First of all thank you so much everyone for playing along with our '' For someone special ''  challenge . We had some amazing entries for this challenge as well and was pretty hard to choose one favourite so here is our first pick and the winner of the 25 € gift card Sonja with her gorgeous card using our In Bloom stamp set 

Please send a mail to so I can send you the gift card :) and also you can share the badge on your blog if you want .

Also we couldn't just pick a favourite so here is another card that we really loved and is from Biggi

Feel free to take the banner and display it on your blog - it's well deserved!

Thank you so much everyone for participating in our '' For someone special'' challenge ! We really enjoyed seeing all your creations , and if you didn't won this time please don't be sad .

The next challenge will go live at 1pm Central European Time on our blog so make sure to check it out.

Until next time !  Have a great day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Need Something?

Hi everyone and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing the adorable "Doctor's Helpers" stamp set.

It's that time of the year when almost everyone is sick, so this type of card is perfect to give away as a gift along with some baked goodies, tea or soup.

* First I stamped the images on some white cardstock, colored them using Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them.
* Next, I die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle and added a lot of dots using Spectrum Noir markers in the upper part of the panel.
* I die cut from vellum a circle using one of the "Postage Edge Circles" dies and mounted it on the panel.
* I mounted the images on the vellum circle and then I white embossed a sentiment on a pink strip of cardstock.
* I adhered the strip below the vellum circle and mounted the entire panel on a light pink card base using craft foam.
* I glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.

Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin MIX

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,