Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Howl-idays!

Hi there!
Samantha with you today, sharing another fun, and tangled up Christmas card! 


Honestly, I could color these guys all day! They're so fun! Ha! This tangled up guy is my favorite!! It's getting close to crunch time, and this is a little bit how I feel rushing around! Ha!

Let's make this card!

- on a piece of cardstock, add watercolor!
- I used the packaging technique and Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet
- set aside to dry
- stamp and color your image (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
- fussy cut

- heat emboss the sentiment and attach image

- finish with sequins!

I chose blues and purples to create my background so it would have a chilly, winter-y feel. But all you need to do is change up the colors in the background, and it would give the card a completely different aura! 

I mentioned it before, and I am sticking to it, this Beast Feast stamp set is SO adorable!! I want year-round beasts!!!! I finished off the card with those incredible Pretty Pink Posh sequins (also available in the shop)! 


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

quick advent scrapbook layout

Hello everyone, Nicole here.

From time to time I make scrapbook pages and this one is my newest.

I took these pictures some days ago and I liked them so much, I knew they would find a home on a scrapbook page. Because christmas time is a bit busy around here, I only had a few minutes for crafting (this page took about 15 minutes) but these ornament stamps are so pretty and big, they were perfect to make it a quick and easy but festive page.

  1. arrange the photos the way you like it
  2. arrange the ornaments, make sure your layout is well balanced
  3. glue the pictures down
  4. stamp the ornaments (I used mint pigment ink)
  5. take a pen and draw lines to make it look like your ornaments are hanging from the pictures or the top of your page - use a ruler ;-)
  6. choose a word that you want to highlight and use alpha stickers to write it down
  7. take a pen you like and write some personl words (you can skip this step, because the page looks pretty even without them)
  8. I added two stamped sentiments 
  9. take small stamps like the snowflakes and the stars to decorate your page and fill some empty spots
You could go on with decorating and writing and so on and so forth... but as I said... I did not have so much time ;-)

Alpha stickers are a quick, colorful and fun way to highlight words. They are a great if you do not have the time for big and beautiful hand lettering. You can perfectly personalize your scrapbook pages with these stickers.

Delicate Decorations / Schöne Bescherung / Alpha Stickers

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Have a happy day,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CAS Merry Christmas

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Are you in for last minute Christmas cards making? Well, I have two cards for you, that are easy to make and take no time at all!

I love the cute santa and reindeer from the set Heartwarming Ho-Ho-Holidays. So I wanted to make them the focal point of my card.

  • Stamp both the santa and the reindeer three times with alcohol marker friendly ink.
  • Colour them with Copic Marker and fussy cut the images.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Versafine (best ink for sentiments EVER) on your cardbase.
  • Assemble the card.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stars 'n scribbles

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing the absolutely gorgeous "Stars 'n scribbles" stamp set.

For this card everything started with me wanting to play with Distress Inks and this gorgeous cling stamp.

First step into creating this card was to create a watercolor panel using Mini Distress Inks. On a watercolor cardstock I smooshed Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Ink pads directly on the panel and sprayed it with clean water. The colors started to spread and blend and it created a gorgeous background. Then I die cut it with the largest stitched rectangle.
Next I stamped in VersaMark and white heat embossed the "Stars 'n scribbles" stamp on the panel. For more effect I added white splatters all over it. Then I stamped in VersaMark a few snowflakes and added Perfect Pearls on them.

Next I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and white heat embossed it. I mounted it on the panel using craft foam and I added the second part of the sentiment white embossed on a purple strip of cardstock.
To finish my card I mounted the panel on a white card base and my card was done.

Double Stitched Rectangles

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We'd love to receive some beautiful Christmas projects using Create A Smile products.
Please send them to:

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Have a lovely Tuesday!

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sweet Treats For You

Hey everyone! Time to bring out the Christmas stamps again because it's almost mid-December!
Anyways, you can check out the entire release here.

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

Quite a straight forward card today. I've basically painted all the images separately and stuck them down on the card. I love painting my images because of that hand-made feel it gives and i think that's gives a special feeling to a christmas card.

Of course I can't stay away from stickles but if you have a bunch. It's time to take them out because christmas cards are the ones that needs all the sparkles the most :) 

I've gold embossed the bottom strip to bring out the christmas vibe. 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

((VIDEO)) Christmas Card with Non-Christmas Stamps

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess and today I have a card and a video with a Christmas theme using the On a Roll and Make a Wish stamp sets.

I was talking with my mom about the On a Roll stamp set and she said they would make cute Christmas ornaments so I decided to make her idea a reality.

I colored up the armadillos with traditional Christmas colors but left the bodies more realistic. I added lines to make them appear to hang like ornaments and then added a large sentiment to fill the space. You can get more details in the video:

Use a ruler to help you draw a straight line down to the armadillos. Varying the heights and colors of the armadillos makes this simple card more interesting.

Make a Wish

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