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



Thursday, November 16, 2017

JOY to the world

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

I'm sure you've seen the awesome release! I can't stop playing with it. It's so cute, elegant and funny.

I wanted to make a card spelling the word "Noel" using the ornament as the "o". But when I saw the candy cane, it looked so much like a "J" and then the reindeer looked like a "Y" 😆 That's how I came up with the idea to spell "JOY".

  1. mirror stamp the candy cane (instructions for mirror stamping are all over YouTube), color it and cut it out
  2. stamp the ornament, color it and cut it out
  3. take a (in my case alcohol marker friendly) black pen and draw a simple body. This is not hard to do, just like a "U" thats upside down. Stamp the reindeer, color the body and the head and cut them out.
  4. stamp the background using a craft cardstock and some white pigment ink
  5. die cut the background and put together the card
  6. I used a white gel pen and a glitter pen to add some details and some sparkle
  7. to finish my card, I wrote "to the world" with a white gel pen

It's fun to look at your stamps and think outside the box. Sometimes mirror stamping or adding a little detail creates something completely new and fun. 

Delicate Decoratins / Heartwarming Ho-ho-holidays / Stars 'n scribbles

I think the shipping flatrates are AWESOME! 😀 

And there's a MAIL CALL! You can help to decorate the Create A Smile office! Simply send your creations using Create A Smile products to: 

Create A Smile
Merremstr. 21
47053 Duisburg

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a happy and colorful day,

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Mail

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I have a Christmas card for you today.

I have to admit with the new release the ideas are are coming easily! I really really love this cute santa and the reindeer and I knew I wanted to create a background to colour.

  • If you got stamps, there is no need to buy adult colour books. Just stamp a background just like I did on this card and you got your own colouring page.
  • When you put so much time in colouring the background, you don't want to hide too much behind the sentiment. A sentiment on vellum is always a good choice.
  • Limit the colours you use to three or four. Otherwise it gets too busy.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy Howlidays!

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

I don't know if you saw the new release, but let me tell you that it's awesome!!!!! And the "Beast Feast" set is so adorable! I had to make another card with it!

For this card I also used the two winter kits from Create a Smile: Snow Dance & Frosty Fun (this one is still available, so grab it while you can).
From the Snow Dance kit I chose one pattern paper and from the Frosty Fun I used the gorgeous ornament die.
First I die cut the paper using the largest stitched rectangle (these dies are back in stock!!!) and adhered it to a white card base leaving two white borders on the sides. 
Then I die cut the ornament from gold glitter cardstock and glued it on the panel, adding a white circle inside it. 

Next I stamped these two cute monsters and colored them using colored pencils and alcohol markers. I then fussy cut and mounted them inside the ornament, finishing the card by adding a sentiment stamped on a white strip.
Super easy and super fast!!


For the panel you can use any paper that you have at home or you can create your own pattern by stamping some snowflakes on a colored cardstock. We have some gorgeous sets that include beautiful snowflakes: Winter FunSnowflake whispers & Santa Clumsy ( from the new release ;) ). 
Would you try creating your own background or do you prefer to use a pattern paper?

Frosty Fun Kit

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 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,

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas is close........

So furry up, this is one of the new funny sentiments for the new release. Haven't you seen it yet make sure you head over to the create a smile shop you will be amazed by the new awesome release!!!!!!!!!!!


Since there are only a few weeks left before it's Christmas I wanted to make another christmascard and ofcourse I wanted to share the new release with you. Don't you just love those monsters?

A topfolded white cardbase. I white heatembossed the star circel stamp and sponged it with some distress inkt onto some watercolor paper. I placed the raystencil and with a wet brush created the image.
I stamped and colored the images and cut them out.
Placed everything onto the cardbase and stamped the sentiment.
To finish the card I placed some mini sparkling star sequins and rounded the bottom corners of the card.


Beast Feast, Season's greetings.


Focal point.

We still love to see what you come up with and make sure you'll come back this week because you probably will see much more with these new stamps.

Have a great week;

Hugs Anja

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Playing With New Release!

Hey everyone! Today is a very exciting post because I get to share with you a card I've made using a couple of stamp sets from the NEW release! Yes, you read that right. New release *jumps around* 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 beautifully designed christmas ornaments. The biggest one was stamped directly on the card base while the other two were stamped separately and cut out so that I can sneak the reindeer and santa behind it. I've also coloured all of them using Prima Watercolour.

I've coloured them all with the lighter colours first before added the darker colour while it was still wet so that the colour can blend it together nicely. I love this gradient effect of two colours. 

I hope you like this card as much as I do and I can't wait to share more cards for this new release-

Follow Create A Smile on Facebook keep yourself updates on all the happenings and if you're an Instagram addict like I am, you can follow Create A Smile using this name : @createasmilestamps ! :)

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,