Welcome to another Featured Company Wednesday. We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Create A Smile.

The name says it all: Create A Smile products are made for cardmakers, scrapbookers, crafters – people, who like to create things that make others smile. The quality creates a smile on the customer’s face.

In March 2014 Christine Drogt, a cardmaker from Germany, started illustrating her own images. Crafty friends from around the globe suggested to turn them into stamps and in July 2014 the dream came true: Create A Smile released their first sets of Photopolymer stamp produced in Germany and started growing immediately. During the next months more fun and cute stamps, but also exclusive chipboard pieces and “treats” including paper, washi tape and flair buttons were added to the shop and the range of products is still growing.

Create A Smile is more than a name – it’s an ideal, an everyday challenge and an invitation to join us creating smiles.

Be sure to visit their site to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration! You can also find Create A Smile on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

This week Create a Smile is giving away the Eggstraordinary Egghunt stamp set, two rolls of washi tape, 2 packs of chipboard pieces and the Feel Good paper pack. (Details at the end of the post.)

Create A Smile PCL Giveaway

Create A Smile Designer – Anika Lerche

Today we welcome Anika Lerche. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Anika’s fabulous project below, but  first here is a little more about her.AnikaLercheProfilePic-250W-03042015

Hello, I am Anni and I’m from Germany. For 15 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city of Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that.

I am into stamping since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing of paper piecing and resist techniques. You can see all my projects at www. annikarten.blogspot.de.

Eggstraordinary Egghunt Mini Cards

A set of 4 mini cards is a perfect give-away to friends and family, you can also use them as little easter gifts. Eggstraordinary Egghunt is the perfect stamp set for cute, fun mini Easter cards.

The critters were stamped with black ink and then colored with Polychromos pencils by Faber Castell. You can find a tutorial on this coloring technique here. If you take a closer look you can see that each of the animals have some additional pattern at the bottom – they’re all included in the stamp set.

Matching embossing folders were used for every pattern to make the background match the image. The bright papers from the Feel Good paper pack and some washi add an extra graphic  to the cardbase and the twine pulls everything together.




Cardstock: Neenah solar white
Stamps: Eggstraordinary Egghunt (Create A Smile)
Patterned Paper: Feel Good Paper Pack (Create A Smile)
Washi Tape: Yelloq Ovals (Create A Smile)
Ink: Versafine (Tsukineiko), Fog (Simon Says Stamp), Wet Cement (Hero Arts)
Twine: stash

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Anika Lerche for her fabulous project and Create A Smile for sharing their company with us. Visit Anika  on her blog: www.annikarten.blogspot.ca.

Be sure to visit Create a Smile to see more of their products, and their blog for some inspiration! You can also find Create A Smile on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

59 replies on “Featured Company: Create A Smile 03 04 2014”

  1. Wonderful share on a new stamp company from Germany…. Beautiful article and thanks again for showcasing new small business at PCL

  2. Such a great post about this new company. Love the set showcased. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  3. Always love reading about a new company and they hit it right with these cute stamps.

  4. Those critters are adorable and what a generous giveaway! Thanks you for the chance.

  5. OMG this stamps are so cute! I never would imagine they could look this good when colored properly! They are perfect for easter.

  6. So very cute, can’t decide
    which I like the best! Happy
    HUMP Day to everyone.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Love the cute stamps and great stencils that this wonderful company has! Very cute cards.

  8. The stamps are so fun! Really like the chipboard pieces and washi tape too! Anika, your cards are so cute. Would be perfect for Easter!

  9. The egg-shaped stamps are so cute. They will make great cards any time of the year.
    Looking forward to working with the chipboard and the washi.
    thanks for the chance.

  10. Awwwww…your mini Easter cards are absolutely adorable. I love the matching emboss folders. Great backgrounds. Beautiful coloring…I will have to look into the pencils.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us! Love them!!!!

  11. I’ve been following Christine’s youtube channel since before she started her stamp company. It’s so nice to see how popular her stamps have become — they’re just too adorable. I love her penguins, personally. This set of cards are fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Can’t wait to check out this company! I keep hearing about them and these images are so cute!

  13. Great new company. They have such cute stamps and other products. Love the cards she made.

  14. Love this set!! her cards are awesome too! clean and simple! the type of cards I love! thanks for the chance to win it!

  15. OMGoodness, what cute little critters! I love these stamps! The cards are adorable!

  16. Cuteness overloaded! The cards inspired me!
    Thanks for the chance for the giveaway!

  17. These are such fun cards! I saw these featured in the Card Grotto blog and had to check them out…glad I found them!

  18. I’m so excited as 3 of the cute critters in this stamp represent my family’s zodiac’s signs: I’m the pig, my husband is the sheep, and my son is the rabbit. I would put them together in a group to depict my family. Thanks for the chance.

  19. I love the cards you made. I love create a smile stamps they are always so cute. I love the paper pad as well. I heard about the giveaway on their blog and love the chance to win and see more wonderful examples of how to use their stamps.

  20. Such a pleasure to see Create a Smile growing. I’ve been a fan from the first hours on. Christine is doing a great job in creating smiles on our faces. 😉
    And those Easter cards coloured by Anika are just sooo adorable!

  21. I actually am a big fan of the Create a smile products and found your blog from over there. It is great to see how everything connects. And I am happy to have found your great blog this way as well! This is a great giveaway you showcast today, wohooo!
    Creative regards from stempelfrida

  22. Adorable stamp set… and Anni’s coloring is fantastic! I hopped over here from the Create a Smile blog. So glad I did! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Christine designs such wonderful stamps and the card creations of Anni are amazing! I love this set !!!! Of course I would like to win these products !!!


  24. So cute and fun. Love each card. I would just love to win this giveaway because at 68 on SS I can not buy all these wonderful products and would love too. TFS.

  25. I just received my egg-hunt critters in the mail and I can’t wait to play with them (and create some smiles!). I love the stencils and chipboard pieces from this company–great tools for creativity.

  26. OMG these egg animals are so cute. Gotta get me a set. Love that rabbit, and that sheep, and pig, and chick. OK, just love em. Those embossed bg are just so perfect. Love these gorgeous cards. Hugz

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