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Create a Smile Challenge -Celebration

I love, did I say I LOVE, Create a Smile stamps and got lots for Christmas, so I had to dive right into their current challenge, Celebration, using these cute koalas from the cart full of treasure stamps set.

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I wanted to use all the stamps, but alas, I could only use most of them and settled on doing a double slider card.

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The products I used to create this double slider card are:

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This card did take some time, but after the holidays of making quick Christmas cards, I wanted to sit and take time on a fun creation!  I started with 110 lb white cardstock as my base and die cut polka dot paper with the scalloped die.  I followed the instructions to create the double slider, you can find them here.  I had stamped the cuties and colored with copic markers and then fussy cut out.  I added the grass in green glitter and the hooray is in pink foil.

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Create A Smile Challenge-Winter Time

Create a Smiles current challenge is a winter time theme and I was sooo happy to finally use these cuties!  I mean, really, who doesn’t love snowmen on a ferris wheel?!  This is also doubling as my bestie’s Christmas card this year, she saw this stamp set and really oohhhed and aawwed over it!

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To begin my card I had to decide on my colors and I knew I wanted to use deep blues and I paired it with dark pinks and purples.  I trimmed thick white cardstock and stamped with a falling snow stamp and heat embossed with white.  I added some blueprint sketch oxide ink to the top and adhered to the card base.

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Next, I stamped the ferris wheel and snowflake from the A Friendly Turn stamp set, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I added some glitter to the snowmen and glossy accents to the hearts and snowflake for a bit of shine.

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I then die cut the stitched hill and stamped the adorable sentiment with the glittery friend above it.  I adhered this to the bottom of the card with pop dots.  For the embellishments, I pop dotted the colored snowflake and added clear drops around the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you want to join in the challenge you have a few more days!  You can enter here.


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Create a Smile Challenge-Create Your Own Background

If you haven’t seen the absolutely adorable stamp sets from Create A Smile take time to check out their cuties!  You will love them!  They even have digital freebies that you can use to enter into their bi-weekly challenges which is what I used today to create this card.

Create a smile challenge create your own background

The current challenge is to create your own background and I did that using the freebie sentiment of Happy New Year which I repeated and printed out along with the celebration drink.  I printed them out on x-press it paper so I could color the repeated YEAR with copic markers: B60, B63, B66, & B69.  Love these colors, they are just the perfect bluish purple shade!

After coloring, I then die cut it using a stitched rectangle and pop dotted on a trimmed piece of silver glitter paper.  I have to add glitter and shine where ever I can and New Years always has to have sparkle!  Yeah!  Next, I colored the celebration drink with the blue copics and added dark pinks with RV63, RV66, & RV69 on the passion fruit.  I added a bit of cool greys with C0 & C1 to the ice cubes and lots of wink of stella for the liquid.

I fussy cut out the drink and glued it onto a smaller stitched rectangle vellum and adhered to the center of the card.  For the final embellishments, I wanted to add a bit more of the dark pink and used some enamel accents to give a little pop.

Now it’s your turn to enter the current Create a Smile challenge!