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

  

Celebrate You!

As a demonstrator, I am really appreciative of all the training and marketing materials that Stampin' Up! provides.  This gorgeous card is was inspired by a training video that made me step outside of my familiar colour palette.  It uses Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray...

Amazing You Birthday Card

Stamps: SAB Amazing You (wood: 147212, clear: 147215).  Ink: Rose Red (126954), Pink Pirouette (126956), Smoky Slate (131179), Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Pink Pirouette (116203), Rose Red (108613), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Silver Bakers Twine (145569), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), SAB Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

This is a lovely simple card design that uses the Amazing You stamp set and coordinating Celebrate You Thinlit Dies, which can be earned for free during Sale-A-Bration.

Amazing You Birthday Card

Amazing You Stamp Set
Amazing You Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147212) - FREE with $110 purchase
Amazing You Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147215) - FREE with $110 purchase

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840) - FREE with $220 purchase
3 dies.  Largest image: 9 x 2.9 cm.
Available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue

There's another little touch of Sale-A-Bration on this card... it's the lovely, Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon.  It's hard to capture the ribbon's gorgeous shine in a photo.

Amazing You Birthday Card

Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243) - FREE with $110 purchase
3 rolls: 4.6 metres each
Basic Gray (6.4 mm wide), Bermuda Bay (3.2 mm wide), Calypso Coral (1 cm wide)

I love free products and I'm sure you do too!  Shop from any of our catalogues during Sale-A-Bration and for every $110* you spend you'll earn one free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!  NEW THIS YEAR... earn bigger rewards!  Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $220* you spend, you'll earn one free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product of a higher value! 

*Net sales before shipping & handling

FREE with $110 purchase FREE with $220 purchase
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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary...

The Petal Passion Suite from the new Occasions Catalogue is a very pretty set of items that have gorgeous brushstroke imagery.  The images from nature in these coordinating products have lovely watercolour effects in black and white and also lend themselves to many colouring options.  This Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary Card was created using the Petal Palette stamp set, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and Petal Passion Embellishments, and breaks the black-and-white imagery with a touch of pink...

Petal Passion Friendship Card

Stamps: Petal Palette (wood: 145785, clear: 145788).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), VersaMark (102283).  Markers: Pink Pirouette Light Stampin' Blends (144593), Pink Pirouette Dark Stampin' Blends (144592), Basic Black Stampin' Write (100082), Blushing Bride Stampin' Write (Subtles: 131263).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589).  Accessories: Petal Passion Embellishments (145591), Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine (141682), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools:  Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (106583), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Petal Palette Stamp Set
Petal Palette Wood-Mount Stamp Set (145785) - $99.00
Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp Set (145788) - $74.00

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589) - $23.50
Twelve 12" x 12" sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

Petal Passion Embellishments
Petal Passion Embellishments (145591) - $17.00
24 metal embellishments, 12 each of 2 designs

The memory keeping project by Lyn Kitselman was my inspiration for this card.  I especially love how she added a gathered strip of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper along the bottom edge.

Petal Passion Friendship Card

This card was created for a recent team swap, which is a fabulous way to inspire each other and gather samples to share. 

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time of the year to join Stampin' Up!.  Your Starter Kit is already great value on it's own... $285 worth of products for only $189.  But during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! will also throw in your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS!

  • Click HERE to find out more about joining my team.
  • Click HERE to contact me for a no-obligation information pack that explains the Stampin' Up! business opportunity.

Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Sale-A-Bration Has Begun!

2018 Occasions Catalogue - click to view

IT'S HERE!  The 2018 Occasions Catalogue has arrived and it is bright, colourful and full of inspirational ideas for birthdays, Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, Easter, and more!  There are gorgeous products on every page so be sure to devour them all.

  • Don't have a copy in your hands?  Click HERE to contact me for your own 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

But wait... there's more!  Sale-A-Bration starts today too!

2018 Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click to view

Sale-A-Bration is an annual event with FREE products!  You can enjoy Sale-A-Bration in three ways...

- - shop - -
Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110* you spend
you'll earn one free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product of your choice! 
Look for this reward icon...
FREE with $110 purchaseNEW THIS YEAR... earn bigger rewards!  Shop from any of our catalogues and for every
$220* you spend, you'll earn one free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product of a higher value! 
Look for this reward icon...
FREE with $220 purchase Click HERE to see what you can get for FREE.
 

- - join - -
Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time of the year to join Stampin' Up!. 
Your Starter Kit is already great value on it's own... $285 worth of products for only $189. 
But during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! will also throw in your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-A-BrationClick HERE to find out about joining my team.
 

- - host - -
Host a party or combine orders of at least $450* and get
an EXTRA $45 more in Stampin' Rewards... what will you spend it on?

*Net sales before shipping & handling

 

To celebrate the Occasions Catalogue launch and the beginning of Sale-A-Bration, I am sharing the Christmas gift I made for my direct team members using the new Lots of Happy Card Kit...

Lots of Happy Card Kit

This is an all-inclusive kit, which means almost everything is included.  Here's what you'll need to assemble these gorgeous all-occasions cards...

Lots of Happy Card Kit
Lots of Happy Card Kit (146388) - $74.00
Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set.

Fast Fuse Adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)
$15.00
Blender Pens
Blender Pens (102845)
$25.50 - OPTIONAL

If you love colouring, then this is the project for you!  This kit has stunning pre-printed black-and-white images that you can colour using Watercolor Pencils.  There are four Watercolor Pencils included in the kit: Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  You could choose the leave the images penciled, or you could blend and soften the colouring using a Blender Pen.  Note, the paper in this kit is standard card stock (not Watercolor Paper), so it is not recommended that you use an Aqua Painter with the Watercolor Pencils.  However a Blender Pen is gentle enough to get the same effect.

I created all five card designs from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and bundled the completed cards and their envelopes into a gift pack using the Acetate Card Boxes...

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Bundles: Petal Palette Stamp Set + Petals & More Thinlits Dies (wood: 145973, clear: 145974).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Whisper White Craft (145406).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589).  Accessories: Lots of Happy Card Kit (146388), Acetate Card Boxes (145486), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Blender Pens (102845), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (106583), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

If you look on pages 22-23 of the new Occasions Catalogue, you will discover the gorgeous Petal Passion Suite, which has products that coordinate beautifully with the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper plus the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies to decorate the Acetate Card Box.

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Take a look at the five amazing card designs in this gift-boxed set...

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

Gift Boxed Lots of Happy Card Kit

So how can you get the benefits of Sale-A-Bration from now until the end of March?  If you love this project and would like to recreate it, then one way to earn free products is to order the Lots of Happy Card Kit, Blender Pens and the Acetate Card Boxes and you will be eligible for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product, these are Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products that are free with every $110 purchase.

Add the Petal Palette Bundle and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to decorate the front of the Acetate Card Boxes and now you can either choose two Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products (free with every $110 purchase) or choose one Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product (free with every $220 purchase).

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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Happy New Year!

The Chinese lantern is used for celebrations of all kinds, but the most well-known celebration is the Lantern Festival, which marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year.  I know it's not that time of year yet, however since lanterns have an association with New Year and new beginnings, it's only appropriate that today I share this pretty thank you card I created using the lantern image from the Color Me Happy stamp set...

Color Me Happy Lantern Card

Stamps: Color Me Happy (wood: 144062, clear: 144069).  Ink: Jet Black Memento (132708).  Markers: Night of Navy Light Stampin' Blends (144036), Pool Party Dark Stampin' Blends (144594), Pool Party Light Stampin' Blends (144595), Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blends (144586), Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin' Blends (144583), Rich Razzleberry Light Stampin' Blends (144584), Pumpkin Pie Light Stampin' Blends (144578).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

This clean-and-simple card was inspired by Holly Stene's lantern cards, where she coloured and blended using multiple Stampin' Blends Markers.  Not only do the Stampin' Blends Markers blend easily together in their colour duo, you can see that they also blend well with mixtures of colours...

Color Me Happy Lantern Card

Don't be afraid to mix and match your blending with alcohol-based markers.  Unlike water-based markers, you can't cross-contaminate and damage your Stampin' Blends Markers by doing this.  The blue lantern is coloured using the Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Light Pool Party and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers.  The purple lantern is coloured using the Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers.  The lanterns were finished with Clear Wink of Stella brushed over the top to make them shine.

Whilst the Stampin' Blends Markers used to colour the lanterns are here to stay and will be in future catalogues, the beautiful Color Me Happy stamp set is only available while stocks last.  Get yours before they're gone!

Color Me Happy Stamp Set
Color Me Happy Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144062) - $57.00
Color Me Happy Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144069) - $40.00

 

wishing you a

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Kristine

 

 

 

Masculine Birthday Milestones

Today we are celebrating a milestone birthday in our family.  It's my Dad's 65th birthday and he can now officially retire!  For his birthday card I delved into new products coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration to create this card in Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, and copper with woodgrain textures...

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - retiring at 65!

Stamps: Number of Years (photopolymer: 140653).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), Crumb Cake (126975).  Card/Paper: Early Espresso (121686), Bermuda Bay (131286), Crumb Cake (121685), Very Vanilla (106550), Vellum (106584), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177), Copper Foil Sheets (142020).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (SAB: 146840), Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145648), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

A swap I recently received from Jacque Williams was the inspiration for this card.  Jacque makes non-standard sized cards and her cards inspire me to think outside the box (or card size as the case may be!).  This wide card makes space for the stamped numbers from the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Number Framelits.  These are one of the most used items I have in my stamping arsenal and are perfect when milestones are celebrated.

Number of Years Stamp Set
Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set (140653) - $57.00

Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622) - $65.25

On the other side of the family, we recently celebrated my nephew's 21st birthday and I created a similar card for him...

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - 21st birthday!

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - 21st birthday!

In the background, you'll see the new Simple Stripes embossing folder coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  And how could you not notice the gorgeous die-cut words!  Keep an eye out on 3 January for the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

The new 2018 Occasions Catalogue release date is 3 January, Sale-A-Bration begins then too!  Do you have your new catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure?

  • Click HERE and contact me to get yours!
  • See these products first-hand at my Occasions Catalogue Launch Party - click HERE to find out more!

2018 Occasions Catalogue Launch Party

 
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Stampin' Blends

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Say hello to a world of colourful creativity with Stampin' Blends - Stampin' Up!'s premier alcohol markers.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These high-quality, dual tip markers make it so easy to blend colours and create lovely works of art.


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Occasions Catalogue

2018 Occasions Catalogue - click to download PDF


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2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Annual Catalogue

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view


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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration 2018 | Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sales Event - click to view PDF

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release 2018 | Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sales Event - click to view PDF

3 January-31 March 2018

Sale-A-Bration is an annual event with FREE products!  You can enjoy Sale-A-Bration in three ways...
 

- - shop - -

Shop from any of our catalogues and for
every $110* you spend you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!
Look for this reward icon...

FREE with $110 purchase

NEW THIS YEAR... earn bigger rewards!
Shop from any of our catalogues and for
every $220* you spend, you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of a higher value!
Look for this reward icon...

FREE with $220 purchase 

Click HERE and HERE to see what you can get for FREE.
 

- - join - -

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time of the year to join Stampin' Up!.  Your Starter Kit is already great value on it's own... $285 worth of products for only $189.  But during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! will also throw in your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS!

Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-A-Bration

Click HERE to find out about joining my team.
 

- - host - -

Host a party or combine orders of at least $450* and get an EXTRA $45 more in Stampin' Rewards... what will you spend it on?
 

*Net sales before shipping & handling


Click HERE to contact me for your
Sale-A-Bration Brochure or to place your qualifying order.

Click HERE to download the
Sale-A-Bration Brochure (1.6 MB PDF)

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration
2nd Release Brochure (660 KB PDF)

Up-Coming Events
  • 12-16 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 February - More Sale-A-Bration products released!
  • 20 February - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 February - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 23-25 February - Stamp Camp (Rotorua)
    Join my team and enjoy this demonstrator-only weekend of inspiration and fun!  Click HERE to find out more.
     
  • 4 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 12-16 March - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 20 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 March - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration
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See what Stampin’ Up! has added to the Clearance rack – up to 60%-off!  These are retired products that are only available while stocks last*.

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* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

Freeset

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.

So if you purchase a stamp set from me,
10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

Total donations to date:
$8,669.54

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Click HERE to read more about Freeset.
Click HERE to find out how you can help.

http://www.freesetglobal.com

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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.