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

Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  (Luke 2:11)

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.  Travel safe and enjoy your celebrations!Kristine

 

 

My Christmas Cards

The brief for my Christmas cards this year was that they needed to be simple, as I needed to create quite a lot of them, but needed some texture and a little wow-factor.  To simplify the process I decided on a single Christmas card design and then used tools like the Stamparatus to mass produce them for posting to friends, family, and colleagues.

Rejoice Christmas Card

Stamps: His Light (wood: 147739, clear: 147736).  Ink: Coastal Cabana (147097), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Poppy Parade (121694), Coastal Cabana (131302), Garden Green (108605), Shimmery White (121717), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Tin Tile 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147906), Sprig Punch (148012), Stamparatus (148187), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Aqua Painter (103954), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Here's a snapshot of the Christmas cards in production...

Rejoice Christmas Card

I chose the His Light stamp set for this year's Christmas cards because I loved the calligraphy and the words really spoke to me.  I used the beautiful, big "Rejoice" stamp as the focal point.  It was white embossed on to Shimmery White card stock and then a quick wash of Coastal Cabana ink applied over the top to make it pop.  To the left is the Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is my favourite right now, and it's finished with a little flourish of punched greenery and red rhinestones.

Rejoice Christmas Card

His Light Stamp Set
His Light Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147739) - $44.00 $30.80
His Light Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147736) - $34.00

My Christmas card is a z-fold card and it opens like this...

Rejoice Christmas Card

I think I nailed the brief!  I love how this Christmas card came out and the beautiful words from the His Light stamp set.  If you too love this stamp set then make sure you order it soon as it is one of the retiring products in the Year-End Closeout sale and it will be discontinued after 2 January.

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Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

This Christmas card has A LOT of wow-factor!  It not only has impact, but it is a design that is simple to create...

Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Stamps: Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set + Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 149920).  Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Night of Navy (147110).  Stampin' Blends: Bermuda Bay (144600), Night of Navy (144040).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Silver Glimmer Paper (146960), Window Sheet (142314).  Accessories: Silver Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes (147900), Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine (146336), Silver Sequin Trim (144230).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set + Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies Bundle
Beautiful Baubles Photopolymer Stamp Set + Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies Bundle (149920) - $90.75

The focus of this Christmas Card is the glimmering ornament from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.  It's like a gorgeous, sparkly, stained-glass window!  The bauble is stamped on a 4" x 4" piece of Window Sheet using StazOn ink, then turned over and coloured using Stampin' Blends.  The non-traditional colours I've used are Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.

Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

I used the Silver Foil-Edged Cards for this Christmas card.  These card bases and coordinating envelopes are trimmed with pretty silver foil.  The fabulous, decorative border from the Detailed Baubles Thinlits was die-cut from the card front, then the coloured bauble is adhered behind followed by a circle of Silver Glimmer Paper and a layer of Bermuda Bay card stock.

Take it from me, this card photographs well, but looks 100-times better in real life, especially when that gorgeous glimmer paper catches the light and shines through the coloured bauble.

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Christmas Tree Takeout Treats

The Takeout Treat gift boxes make cute Christmas Tree decorations.  These ones are filled with chocolatey treats, which makes a sweet surprise for Christmas Day...

Takeout Treats Christmas Tree Decorations

Takeout Treats Stamp Set + Takeout Thinlits Dies Bundle
Takeout Treats Stamp Set + Takeout Thinlits Dies Wood-Mount Bundle (149989) - $118.75
Takeout Treats Stamp Set + Takeout Thinlits Dies Clear-Mount Bundle (149990) - $103.50

Here's the two designs, close up.  This Granny Apple Green gift box is stamped with holly from the Takeout Treats stamp set and the berries coloured with Watercolor Pencils.  Simple stamping, simple project...

Takeout Treats Christmas Tree Decorations

Bundles: Takeout Treats Stamp Set + Takeout Thinlits Dies (wood: 149989, clear: 149990).  Ink: Pool Party (147107), Granny Apple Green (147095), Jet Black StazOn (101406).  Card/Paper: Granny Apple Green (147014), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Watercolor Pencils (141709).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

This second treat box is a little more elaborate, more for the avid stamper.  Before constructing, this Pool Party gift box is spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint to make it sparkly, then stamped with the Sheet Music background stamp.  It is finished with the gorgeous Boxwood Wreath Embellishment.

Takeout Treats Christmas Tree Decorations

Bundles: Takeout Treats Stamp Set + Takeout Thinlits Dies (wood: 149989, clear: 149990).  Stamps: Sheet Music (wood: 143967, clear: 143970).  Ink: Pool Party (147107), VersMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Poppy Parade (121694).  Accessories: Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments (144176), Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon (146938), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Mini Glue Dots (103683).  Other: Isopropyl Alcohol.

The Takeout Treats stamp set and Takeout Thinlits Dies are being discontinued when the Holiday Catalogue finishes on 2 January.  Make sure you get them before they're gone!

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Festive Farmhouse Christmas Pop Out!

Changing things up today... instead of showing you the front of this card first, I'm sharing the inside of a Christmas card that features a lot of the lovely stamps from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set.  Plus, take a look at the gorgeous die-cut fence from the coordinating Farmhouse Framelits Dies.

Farmhouse Christmas Pop-Out Card

Bundles: Farmhouse Christmas Stamp Set + Farmhouse Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 148478).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Mossy Meadow (147111), Pool Party (147107).  Markers: Basic Black Stampin’ Blends (147942), Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (144598), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (144601), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144597), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (144605), Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (145058).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Gray Granite (147008), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820).  Accessories: Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (147888), Galvanized Buttons (147891), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Inside this Christmas card there is a pop-out with four panels, each framing stamped and die-cut images coloured with Stampin' Blends - such fun!

Farmhouse Christmas Pop-Out Card

Farmhouse Christmas Pop-Out Card

Because of the very detailed inside, I decided to keep the outside of this Christmas card simple to show off the pretty Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  This paper is perfect for Christmas, however these stripe, plaid, and wood-grain patterns can be used year-round too.

Farmhouse Christmas Pop-Out Card

Farmhouse Christmas Stamp Set + Farmhouse Framelits Dies Bundle
Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set + Farmhouse Framelits Dies (149941) - $92.50

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) - $23.00
Twelve 12" x 12" sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

The final touches to the card front was a Galvanized Button, tied with a length of Cherry Cobbler Cotton Twine, and some clear rhinestones, which I coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend to match.

Farmhouse Christmas Pop-Out Card

I love that you can coordinate some basic embellishments by using the Stampin' Blends to add some colour!

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NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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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:
$9,955.18

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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 over ten 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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