Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ho Ho Ho!

Hi everyone! Raluca here with my first Christmas card! 


As you already know, Christine has added to the store the die and the stamp set from last year's winter card kit and now you can add them to your collection! 
So I really wanted to create a card using them but I decided to go with some nontraditional winter colors.

* I started by diecuting a white panel using the double stitched rectangles and then I used the negative snowflake die. Love this die!
* behind the snowflake I added a piece of cardstock that I colored with Distress Inks using the inkblending technique.
* I stamped and colored the adorable little Santa and mounted it using foam tape.
* then I stamped a sentiment near the snowflake and another sentiment on a red cardstock strip.
* I added a few clear sequins and my card was done.

Try thinking outside the box when it comes to colors combination. And the easiest way to decide on a color combo is by searching on Pinterest for "color palette" or "color combo".

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 or if you want to share your creations with Create A Smile fans join us on our Facebook group Create A Smile - Friends & Family :).

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 24, 2016

Christmas ......

Hi there it's Anja again with another card for you.

Well since Christmas is on it's way and I haven't hardly made any christmascards through the year I have to get started with my stash.
If you know me you know I like to stretch stamps so after seeing the candle stamps I decided to use the solid candle inlay stamp for my card.

I used a topfolded white cardbase and rounded the corners at the bottom.
I drew a circle with a pencil to figure out where I would do my stamping.
measured the middle of the circle and marked it. Now I repeatedly stamped the solid inlay stamp to build a circle.
I stamped the candle and cut out the middle section and placed a transparancy behind it.
I colored the candle with copics and white heat embossed the sentiment on the transparancy.
Adhered the candle to the card and my christmascard was finished.

With candles and glitter

I have mentioned before look at your stamps in a different way so think out of the box and you'll find much ways to use them.
If you have bigger stamps like this candle stamp you can give it some extra interest by cutting a part of it and use some transparancy especially when you have created a background.

We can't say it enough we love to interact with our fans. So please show us what you create we love it.

Have a great week,
Hugs Anja

Cool cuts love with Terhi Koskinen

Hello all!

Terhi here sharing my love for Cool cuts (Dies), with this cute little scrapbook layout. The picture is taken last spring, there is my younger one and our puppy, posing to camera when cuddling.

I've been scrapping for many years now, but somehow I haven't have opportunity to get any cutting machine for me until this summer. So when I had it finally, I wanted to cut things. A lot. And that's how this layout was born, with a lot of different Cool Cuts.

The recipe for this layout is really simple. I just made a lot of frames in different sizes and added them together as a paper cluster behind my photograph. When I was ready with the design, I wanted to do some stencil work on the background, to make more interest and dimension.
I used the new Diamonds stencil and added teal green ink with a sponge through it. Simple technique, which never goes out of style!

As the teal green ink was quite light, I draw some diamonds with free hand, using black marker. That created nice contrast to the page!

Cool cuts (Dies): 

Now that I'm part of this lovely family of Create A Smile, I'm sharing some tutorials for you - please remeber to come back in two weeks, I'm sharing the next one then!

Thank you so much for coming here today, it was a pleasure!

The October release is HERE... like... NOW!

Hello my crafty friends!

October is already over, time flew by like never before and we are far, far behind.
I've not been to the office this week due to healthy issues and I still feel under the weather but I know so many of you were desperately waiting for a new release so I just couldn't delay it any further.

Before we start:

Will there be a kit this year?

Yes! But one of the products was missing so we moved the kit release to November. We still hope you'll love it.

Good news though! We got such a huge amount of requests for the die and stamps from last year's snow dance kit that we decided to not let you wait any longer and release them as single products TODAY! :)

Now, for the new release (finally, finally!)
Again we decided to have a mix of elegant and fun products and we hope you will love them just as much as we do!

first of all, there's one new cling stamp:

snow flurry

And look at all the gorgeous projects that this amazing DT made!!

So now that you've seen the snowmen, the first Clear Stamp set is

Gute Aussichten / A Friendly Turn


And now it's time to decorate the halls:
with candles and glitter / mit Kerzen und Glitzer


And we also have some more snowflakes for you:
Snowflake Whispers

We will also have some mini sets this month 

Christmas surprise/ Weihnachtsüberraschung
they have already been used on some samples above!

and our last new sets:
You blow my mind / Sturm meistern



Thank you for your patience on this release - we try to catch up on everything now and have the kit-release as soon as possible.