Welcome to Creative Stamping.  

I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas.  I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.

Kristine

  

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

When I saw the new Lemon Lime Twist, I fell in love with the colour.  It goes with so many other colours and is the perfect accent.  I remember sharing it with others and saying how much I love the colour but, it is so bright and intense, I wouldn't use it as the main colour in a project.  Well, in creating this Sharing Sweet Thoughts Card, I have proved myself wrong!  Here's my Lemon Lime Twist card featuring the lovely Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits Dies...

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Embossed Card

Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Fresh Fig (144082), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Whisper White (106549), Shimmery White (121717), White Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144174), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490), Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143704), Classic Label Punch (141491), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Sharing Sweet Stamp Set
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144048) - $61.00
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144051) - $44.00

Everyday Jars Framelits Dies
Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490) - $67.00

The perfect background for my jar of butterflies is the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - gorgeous!  Remember, the dynamic embossing folders are thicker than traditional folders and require a different Big Shot sandwich configuration: you need to remove the bottom acrylic Cutting Pad.  Also, if you find your card stock is distressed or cracked on the surface under the stress of the deep embossing, try lightly spritzing your card stock before embossing as this will make it more flexible.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Embossed Card

Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143704) - $19.00
11.4 cm x 15.7 cm

Those butterflies are so cute!  The Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is not only full of lovely images to stamp, purchasing it also supports a wonderful charity.  Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is Stampin' Up!'s charity of choice worldwide, and for every Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set sold, Stampin' Up! donates $3.50 to RMHC.

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Oh, Hello Friend

I created a card using products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite, to go with the Envelope Punch Board gift box I shared a while ago...

Oh So Eclectic Friendship Card

Bundle: Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies (wood: 145355, clear: 145356).   Ink: Fresh Fig (144083), Lemon Lime Twist (144086).  Card/Paper: Powder Pink (144251), Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185), Silver Foil (132178).  Accessories: Silver Mini Sequin Trim (144230), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle
Oh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle (145355) - $112.50
Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle (145356) - $97.00

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Papedr
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185) - $23.50

The background for this Friendship Card is the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which I used on my card to look like the garden is growing against chicken wire.

Oh So Eclectic Friendship Card

Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231) - $19.00
11.4 cm x 15.7 cm

The 3D Dynamic folders really do make such a textural difference to a card or project.  The depth of the embossing is amazing.

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This Little Piggy Loves You!

I just can't get enough of this cutie from the This Little Piggy stamp set.  It's one my favourite stamp sets from the new Annual Catalogue...

This Little Piggy Hogs & Kisses Card

Stamps: This Little Piggy (wood: 143919, clear: 1043922).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Fresh Fig (144082), Basic Black (140931), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Basic Black (121688), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144234), 5/8" Burlap Ribbon (141487), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143708), Classic Label Punch (141491), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Aqua Painter (103954), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This Little Piggy Hogs & Kisses Card

This Little Piggy Stamp Set
This Little Piggy Wood-Mount Stamp Set (143919) - $59.00
This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set (143922) - $42.00

I'm also loving the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  The one on this "Hogs & Kisses " card is called Pinewood Planks, and it adds such a lovely texture...

This Little Piggy Hogs & Kisses Card

Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143708) - $20.00
15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

There are five of these deep, dimensional embossing folders in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, see page 211.

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Congratulations on your wedding!

Most people see roof tiles when they see the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the first time.  Me?  I saw layers of fabric, which reminded me of a full wedding dress.  That inspired this congratulations card, created with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Fresh Fig (144082), Old Olive (126953).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315).  Accessories: Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144134).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143699), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), Classic Label Punch (141491), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set (143662) - $44.00

Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143699) - $20.00
15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

The dynamic embossing folders are a little different from the traditional folders.  The first thing you'll notice is that they are fatter or deeper.  That means you need to build your Big Shot sandwich slightly different, removing the bottom acrylic Cutting Pad.  Because they are deeper, the embossed impressions are more dimensional and have a lot of lovely texture.

Here's a tip... if you find your card stock is distressed or cracked on the surface under the stress of the deep embossing, try lightly spritzing your card stock before embossing as this will make it more flexible.

Check out that gorgeous decorative strip.  It's the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched using the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch - yummy!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721) - $34.00

I love the delicate finish that this lacy strip of bling adds to the wedding card.

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Sending you Hugs & Kisses!

Who would like a hug?  This snuggly card was created using the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and coordinating Lovely Words Thinlits Dies...

Lovely Inside & Out Hugs & Kisses Card

Bundles: Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (wood: 145323, clear: 145324).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Fresh Fig (144248), Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Touches of Nature Elements (144216), Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies Bundle
Lovely Inside & Out Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (145323) - $101.50
Lovely Inside & Out Clear-Mount Stamp Set  + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (145324) - $86.25

The idea to use the negative for the die-cut "Hug" came from the Thanks Friend Card, in the photo above the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set on page 157 of the Annual Catalogue...

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies Bundle

Lovely Inside & Out Hugs & Kisses Card

The negative is what you would normally throw out after die-cutting.

Two other fabulous products spotted here... the Touches of Nature Elements and the Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that ten times fast!).

Touches of Nature Elements
Touches of Nature Elements (144216) - $12.75
36 pieces: 6 each of 4 designs and 12 each of 1 design

Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537) - $20.00
15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

I thought that the Cable Knit embossing worked well with the "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment, making you feel warm and snuggly!

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Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

10% of all my stamp set sales
are donated to Freeset.

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10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

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About Me

Kristine

Kristine McNickle
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a stay-at-home mum with three kids and a wonderfully supportive husband.  I love craft, but stamping and card making is my passion.  I also enjoy extending card-making and stamping techniques to create 3-D projects and gifts. 

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a few years ago and I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and, soon after, became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now hold regular workshops in my home focusing on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

I enjoy sharing what I know with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.


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