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

  

Eastern Palace Friendship Card

Do you like versatility?  That's a redundant question!  We all love products that can be used in a variety of ways, that way we get more return on our investment and loads of inspirational ideas.  Well... you will have seen on my Hello Card that the petalled-medallion from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies is a partial die-cut.  What that means is that the die-cut shape is anchored to the card but it has dimension and peek-through windows.  But wait, there's more!  If you snip along the anchor points, the medallion comes free and you can use it on it's own too!

Eastern Beauty Friends Forever Friendship Card

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Ink: Tranquil Tide (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Fresh Fig (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Very Vanilla (106550), Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Gold Foil Sheets (132622).  Accessories: Gold 1/8" Ribbon (134583), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), 2" Circle Punch (133782), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

How's that for versatility!  And that's only one of four dies in the Eastern Medallions Thinlits that create a partial die-cut, which can also be snipped out to be an element on it's own.  Here's the freed petalled-medallion, layered up and adhere to the front of my Friendship Card...

Eastern Beauty Friends Forever Friendship Card

For this card, I shortened the front and then delved in to the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper for a piece to go on the inside, so it shows from the front on the right hand edge...

Eastern Beauty Friends Forever Friendship Card

This designer paper is a "specialty" pack.  It has the traditional 12 sheets of 12" x 12" paper, however, two of those sheets are single-sided and on the front are patterns with a shiny, gold foil finish.  The Very Vanilla specialty sheet with gold foil, layered petals is what I used on the edge of my Friendship Card.  The second specialty sheet is Dapper Denim with irregular, gold foil lines.  All other sheets are double-sided and feature gorgeous regal colours. 

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper

The images in the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper were designed with card-making in mind; a little smaller and really usable.  The images and rich colours for this designer paper were inspired by eastern mosaic designs and peacocks - can you see that?

The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is available in both the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle and the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle and both of these bundles come with a FREE gift during May!

Experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite  |  1-31 May 2017

Brilliant colours, creative shapes - experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite.  FOR THIS MONTH ONLY, get a free gift when you purchase the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle or Eastern Palace Premier Bundle!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (147196) - $125.75
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (a brand new product) for FREE!

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (147209) - $214.25
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack (Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide), Mini Tassels Assortment, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and
Very Vanilla A4 THICK Card Stock (a brand new product) for FREE!

 

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An Eastern Palace "Hello"

If you like combining and layering stamped images, then you'll love the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies in the just released Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.  I really enjoy using the Eastern Medallions dies as they have detailed nesting pieces to use individually or together for frames, medallions and peek-through windows.  Some even have partial cuts for more layering options.  Take the die-cut on this card for example...

Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Hello Card

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Ink: Fresh Fig (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Card/Paper: Fresh Fig (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Very Vanilla (106550), Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Accessories: Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Gold Natural Trim (141484).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies

This die-cut is a partial cut so that the petals of the medallion are free from the card front, but it is still anchored around the inner circle.  It's a great way to create dimension to your projects.  Here's a close up so you can see what I mean...

Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Hello Card

And did you see the lovely Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers?  Not only is gold is very on trend right now, but these embellishments are robust and easy to use.

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers

The Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers pack includes two sheets of two designs with strips for borders and several medallion images that layer nicely with stamped images and dies.

The Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are available in both the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle and the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.  The Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies are only available in the Premier Bundle.  Both of these bundles come with a FREE gift during May!

Experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite  |  1-31 May 2017

Brilliant colours, creative shapes - experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite.  FOR THIS MONTH ONLY, get a free gift when you purchase the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle or Eastern Palace Premier Bundle!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (147196) - $125.75
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (a brand new product) for FREE!

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (147209) - $214.25
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack (Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide), Mini Tassels Assortment, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and
Very Vanilla A4 THICK Card Stock (a brand new product) for FREE!

 

  • Click HERE to see all the promotion details (281 KB PDF)
  • Click HERE and contact me to place your order for your Eastern Palace Bundle
        OR
    Order shop online with me...
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Introducing the opulent Eastern Palace Suite!

Today, Stampin' Up! have released the Eastern Palace Suite.  This product suite will be in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue (released on 1 June) but we can purchase these gorgeous items one month early!  But that's not all, Stampin' Up! have created two product bundles for you to choose from and each comes with a free gift!  These exclusive bundles are only available for May.  There's the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle and the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle...

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (147196) - $125.75
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (a brand new product) for FREE!

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (147209) - $214.25
Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack (Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide), Mini Tassels Assortment, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad.
Purchase this bundle in May and get Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and
Very Vanilla A4 THICK Card Stock (a brand new product) for FREE!

 

Did you notice?  The both bundles also include three of the five new 2017-2019 In Colors coming next month... Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  You're going to love using these new colours!  You can see two of them on this cute project...

Eastern Beauty Clear Tiny Treat Box

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Ink: Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide  (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Tranquil Tide (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Very Vanilla (106550), Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Accessories: Mini Tassels Assortment (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699), Gold Natural Trim (141484), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Eastern Beauty Clear Tiny Treat Box

Don't you just love the dimension from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits!

Eastern Beauty Clear Tiny Treat Box

This sweet gift box is only the tip of the iceberg for what you can create with the Eastern Palace Suite.  I look forward to sharing more projects with you using these amazing product bundles over the coming weeks.  In the meantime, here's all the promotion details...

Experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite  |  1-31 May 2017

Brilliant colours, creative shapes - experience the opulence of the Eastern Palace Suite.  FOR THIS MONTH ONLY, get a free gift when you purchase the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle or Eastern Palace Premier Bundle!

  • Click HERE to see all the promotion details (281 KB PDF)
  • Click HERE and contact me to place your order for your Eastern Palace Bundle
        OR
    Order shop online with me...
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Mother's Day Inspiration

Mother's Day is just over two weeks away... have you created or planned something special?  For the April Creative Stamping Workshops we created two projects especially for Mum.  The first is a Mother's Day card in the same style as the Masculine Birthday Card I shared with you at the start of this month.  It's a corner-fold or corner-flip card, which features the absolutely, fabulous Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies...

Dragonfly Dreams Corner-Fold Mother's Day Card

Bundle: Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144728).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), So Saffron (126957), Early Espresso (126974), Sahara Sand (126976), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Bermuda Bay (131286), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Lace Doilies (142793), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I was really pleased to see that the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies were continuing into the new Annual Catalogue.  However, you should know that the discounted product bundle will not be available after 31 May...

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle (144728) - $98.25 (Retiring List)

The other project we created at this month's workshops is a roomy pentagon-shaped box, which I designed using the Gift Bag Punch Board (you can find a similar box on page 40 of the Occasions Catalogue).  This gift box was finished with the Happy Celebrations stamp set, Celebrations Duo embossing folders and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper...

Happy Celebrations Pentagon Gift Box

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Mint Macaron (138326), Old Olive (126953), Tip Top Taupe (138325).  Card/Paper: Tip Top Taupe (138343), Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Mint Macaron (138344), Whisper White (106549), Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778).  Accessories: Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack (142781), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Blossom Bunch Punch (140612), Sponge Daubers (133773), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Celebrations Stamp Set
Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set (143012) - $73.50

Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760) - $19.00

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) - $23.50 $14.10 (Retiring List)

As you can see, some of the products we used to create these projects at the workshops are on the Retiring List.

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Make sure you get your favourite products from the Retiring List before they're gone.  All items are only available while stocks last.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorates our brave soldiers killed in war and honouring returned servicemen and women.  The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops (known as the ANZACs) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915.

Lest we forget | ANZAC Day

We will remember them.

Kristine

 

 

 
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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:
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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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.