Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Howl-ildays!

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a cute, fun and FUNNY card using some of the newest release! 


These monsters guys...are seriously MY FAVORITE!!! I am in LOVE with their cooky, silly faces!! I think I'm going to make A LOT of cards with these guys!! Ha!

Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color my images!)
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- on your card front, ink blend in your favorite colors and inks! (I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade)

- then I splattered some water and ink color on top of the ink blending!
- I heat embossed the sentiment in black, onto a strip of white cardstock, which I layered on top of a strip of black and white washi tape!

I used a piece of computer paper to mask off the bottom portion of the card - computer paper is my favorite kind of mask! 

Oh my goodness - this might just be my new favorite Christmas set!! LOOOOOVE these monsters!!! Ha Everything on this card is from the Beast Feast stamp set.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

cool friends

Hello crafty people, Nicole here.

I went through my winter stamp sets and found this super cool and fun stamp. It is quite big, so you just need to add a sentiment and you're good to go. Perfect for some quick but fun cards. I added a christmas sentiment that says something like "it needs all of you to make christmas beautiful".

It's as simple as it looks ;-)
  1. stamp the wheel and color it (I used alcohol markers)
  2. stamp the large word of the sentiment in one color and the small words in another color
  3. add some fun details with a glitter pen and glossy accents

A multicolored sentiment adds some interest to a quite simple card.

A friendly turn or Gute Aussichten / zu Weihnachten

There are many beautiful "handwritten" sentiments in the store ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bear Mail

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today - for a change - I don't have a Christmas card for you. Although I still need a lot of Christmas Cards but I couldn't resist this super cute bear!

When I started making this card I didn't have an idea on my mind. As I said I just wanted to use this cute bear set. I started just by colouring the bear with coloured pencils. After that the rest of the card came together easily!

  • If you use coloured pencils the black lines of your image tend to fade. Just leave the stamps in your stamping tool. And when you finish colouring stamp the image again - this time with Versafine in black. In this way you get a black, crisp image.
  • When I stamped the sentiment on a stripe of turquoise paper I had the feeling the card needed more red. That's why I added tiny red hearts on both ends of the sentiment. That balanced my card.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Santa was clumsy!

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing the "Santa Clumsy" stamp set from the new Create a Smile Stamps release.

This new stamp set is absolutely adorable and so funny! And it's so easy to create a Christmas card that can make a big effect!

First step I prepared a blue navy panel die cut with one of the stitched rectangles. For more effect I added white splatters all over it imitating snow! Next I die cut two snow hills and mounted them on the panel. Then I stamped the images and colored them using alcohol markers and colored pencils.

After the images were colored I fussy cut them and added them to the panel. I stamped the sentiments, trimmed them to two small strips and glued them to the panel.
Next I mounted the panel to a white card base using craft foam and my card was done.

There is currently a MAIL CALL!!
We just LOVE our new office, but some more decoration would be nice... Would you like to create a smile on our faces and also see YOUR card displayed in our headquarter?
We'd love to receive some beautiful Christmas projects using Create A Smile products.

Please send them to:
Create A Smile
Merremstr. 21
47053 Duisburg
We'll of course be sharing the received projects - on Instagram, Facebook and on our blog!

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Mail

Hey everyone! Today is another round of playing with the new release. I'm mixing a couple of various sets and combining them together to make this Christmas Card. You can always do your Christmas cards with traditional colours but I love my rainbow so I thought I'd put the colour scheme on this christmas card. Anyways, you can check out the entire release here.

You can also find Mail Call details at the moment of this post ;) 

I've started by stamping the bear and gift boxes on watercolour paper and stamp it with Distress Ink Antique Linen. I like using Antique Linen when I'm trying to go for a no-line look.  I've also coloured all of them using Prima Watercolour.

While those images start to dry, I went ahead to blend in Distress Ink Walnut Stain & Peeled Paint on to the card base. Started with Walnut Stain first and then Peeled Paint. 

To finish off, I've embossed the sentiment and stuck down all the images. 

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Mail Call : Christine is looking to decorate her office with your beautiful Create A Smile cards creation. Send your cards to Merremstr. 21, 47053 Duisburg, Germany.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Clumsy...and Late!

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a cute, fun and FUNNY card using some of the new release! 


Ha ha ha!! That sentiment and those ADORABLE elves are the reason for this card! I seriously want to make 10000 cards with those elves! And that sentiment - ha!! Let's be honest, I start making Christmas cards early...but I'm still usually late sending them!! Ha!! 

Shall we get started making this card?

- stamp and color your cute little images! (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!)
- once dry, fussy cut out
- stamp your sentiments in versafine ink and heat emboss in white, onto a strip of black cardstock

- on the front of your white card front, blend some inks (I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch)
- then place the stencil on top and spritz with lots of water! 
- then use a paper towel to blot up the excess water
- lift up the stencil and let dry
- assemble the card and then stamp the 'whoops' sentiment at the bottom (I love that part of the card! Ha!)

Are you making this card for a good, guy friend? Easy! All you have to do is switch up the colors!! You could even do the traditional reds and greens! 

*squeal* I am in LOVE with these little elves!! They are from the *NEW* Santa Clumsy stamp set! I also used the new Focal Point Stencil! LOOOOOOVE it!! 


Did you know 
We're having a mail call for cards to decorate our office?! Yes!!! Send us your cards made with Create a Smile Stamps. The address is:

Create A Smile
Merremstr. 21
47053 Duisburg