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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

 

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Crappiest of birthdays to you!

For my daughter's 14th birthday, I couldn't go past the Text Ya Later stamp set.  I really love this set, it's so funny, with lots of combinations of messages and I can see so many ways to use it.  I also had to use the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, which adds a fabulous shiny wow to the project and is perfect for teenage cards.  Here's her birthday card in Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry and Lemon Lime Twist...

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

Stamps: Text Ya Later (photopolymer: 143687).   Ink: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Crushed Curry (Regals: 131262), Pool Party (Subtles: 131263).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144234), Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259), Brights Enamel Shapes (141680).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143709), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Text Ya Later Stamp Set
Text Ya Later Photopolymer Stamp Set (143687) - $55.00

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125) - $25.00
Bright color fold designs printed on heavyweight kraft paper.
12 sheets: 1 each of 3 single-sided designs in 4 colours.  12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

Some things that the photo didn't capture are... the Polka Dot embossing on the black card base, the gorgeous shiny Lemon Lime Twist spots on the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the impact of that lovely cluster of texture under the hand-cut speech bubble: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and Black Mini Sequin Trim.

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

The layout of this birthday card was inspired by the cards in the photo on page 61 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue...

Text Ya Later Cards

Did you read the words on my daughter's birthday card?  Here it is again...

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

It is a series of text messages that read like this:

crappiest birthday to you!
...
no, no! I mean happiest!
well, this is awkward...
:'D
love ya!

Don't you just love autocorrect when you're texting!  Here's the catch... the words on the front of my daughter's birthday card were so perfect because part of her present was a smiling poop emoji pillow!  She loved it!

Smiling Poop Emoji Pillow

The Text Ya Later stamp set is one of my favourites (especially for teenagers) and it contains a whopping 59 stamps - plenty to play with!

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Sharing Butterflies and Strawberries

The Sharing Sweet Thoughts is a beautiful stamp set for expressing love to someone you care about.  It would be perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary, for a sympathy card, or to just let someone know you are thinking of them.  Here's a simply-stamped card using the butterflies from the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, with a watercolor wash background in Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo...

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Butterfly Card

Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Crushed Curry (Regals: 131262), So Saffron (Subtles: 131263), Powder Pink (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033), Blushing Bride (Subtles: 131263), Flirty Flamingo (2016-2018 In Colors: 141393).  Card/Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141421), Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla Thick (144238), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) .  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Clear Block E (118484), Stampin' Spritzer (126199), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), 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

Here's second card of the same design, but this time I stamped the strawberries inside the jar.  To get that full-layered effect with the fruit, I used a masking technique.  I first stamped the strawberries at the top of a Post-It Note and cut it out.  I then stamped the strawberries at the bottom of the jar, covered them up with the Post-It Note mask, and then stamped the strawberries at the top of the jar.  TIP: Keep the Post-It Note mask in the stamp set to use it again!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Strawberry Card

Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033).  Card/Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla Thick (144238), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) .  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Clear Block E (118484), Stampin' Spritzer (126199), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Post-It Notes.

The watercolor wash background of this card is Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst, a lovely, fruity-summer colour combination!

Take a look underneath the words... it's the 1/4" Copper Trim.  To get this mesh-effect, cut a length of the sleek Copper Trim (double what you want the finished size to be), and then tease out the loosely-woven trim to create a lovely background texture.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Strawberry Card

1/4" Copper Trim
1/4" Copper Trim (144179) - $12.00
4.6 m

I wonder what combinations of images you will use in the Sharing Sweet Thoughts jar?  And here's the bonus... the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is not only full of lovely images to stamp, but purchasing it also supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  This 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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Hamilton Extravaganza

On Sunday, we held the Hamilton Extravaganza in Gordonton and, although the day got off to a very chilly start, it was warm inside and we had a lot of fun.  I was very occupied during the day, so I only got a couple of photos during set up (it's the quiet before the storm!)...

Hamilton Extravaganza

Each of my guests at the Hamilton Extravaganza received a small handmade gift from me.  I used the Striped Treat Bags, which were decorated with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, lovely Gold Mini Sequin Trim and new In Color ribbons.  Inside was a yummy Choc Brownie Latte sachet and a Twirl chocolate bar (more about this later).

Guest Gifts - Striped Treat Bags, stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Berry Burst (144083).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Striped Treat Bags (144255), Library Clips (144130), Linen Thread (104199), Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144132), Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144133), Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144134), Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144135), Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144136).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Guest Gifts - Striped Treat Bags, stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set

There were even more gifts!  During the day, we had prize draws and these are the gorgeous gifts we gave away (they were kindly donated by the demonstrators who taught at the Extravaganza)...

Hamilton Extravaganza Prize Draw Gifts

At the Hamilton Extravaganza, we have five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so everyone went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.  So what did we create on Sunday?

In this first project, Christine and Andrea used the Wood Words stamp set and coordinating Wood Crate Framelits to teach this lovely set of gift cards...

Wood Words Note Cards in a Wood Crate

... and don't they look pretty, all package up in the wood crate.  What a great gift!

Wood Words Note Cards in a Wood Crate

Kay and Jenny taught at the Hamilton Extravaganza for the first time and did a fabulous job teaching this fun project using one of my favourites, the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Colorful Seasons Double-Slider Card

This is a project has a lot of wow.  Pull on the ribbon tab at the top and both ends slide out to reveal a "secret" message.  This is called a double-slider card.

Colorful Seasons Double-Slider Card

Irene and Rayleen used one of the most popular new In Colors for this birthday card; Lemon Lime Twist, black and white look so good together...

This Little Piggy Flag-Fold Card

I think Irene and Rayleen used nearly every stamp in the fabulous This Little Piggy stamp set!  Check out the inside of this flag-fold card...

This Little Piggy Flag-Fold Card

This Little Piggy Flag-Fold Card

Jacque taught everyone how to colour and use the new Embossing Paste, and created this gorgeous vintage card using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, stamped with the Sheet Music background stamp...

Texture Pate Medallion

I love all the textures and fibres in this card.  Can you see the Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Touches of Nature Elements, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, gems and pearls?

Texture Pate Medallion

And the final project was taught by me, and I used the Very Vanilla Thick card stock and Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (both great for constructing) to create a gift box...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Pop Up Gift Box

The top of the gift box was finished with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set inked in Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Old Olive.  And, check out the shine on this specialty paper's gold foil design...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Pop Up Gift Box

The inside of this box has a fabulous pop-up lining - a place for a credit card-sized voucher (delayed gratification) and space for a chocolate bar (instant gratification).  This pop up gift box design is by Brenda Quintana.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Pop Up Gift Box

The Twirl chocolate bar fits so well inside this box and my guests, who didn't each their chocolate from their gift bags early in the day, were able to fill their pop-up gift box to take home.

Overall, the Hamilton Extravaganza was a wonderful day, our guests loved the projects and the teachers enjoyed sharing and inspiring.  The next Hamilton Extravaganza is in November, which will feature products from the new, yet-to-be-released 2017 Holiday Catalogue - Christmas, yay!  If you want to know when registrations open, then sign up for my email updates.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.

 

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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The Stamparatus is being released ahead of it's scheduled debut in June 2018!  You can get yours as early as 1 February by participating in the pre-order.   All you need to do is reserve your Stamparatus to guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.  There are three reservation windows:

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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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