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

  

Happy For You!

For this month's thank you cards I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set and the "HAPPY" from the Celebrations Duo embossing folder set.  The colour combination of Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Sweet Sugarplum was inspired by the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper...

Happy Celebrations Thank You Card

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Mint Macaron (138326), Tip Top Taupe (138325).  Card/Paper: Tip Top Taupe (138343), Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778).  Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Lace Doilies (142793), Sending Love Embellishments (142735).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), 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

Like THESE "celebrate" cards, the "HAPPY" on this card is debossed or impressed into the card (rather than raised).  When stamping over the top of the debossed impressions, remember to use a Stampin' Pierce Mat under the card stock for even, consistent stamping.

Happy Celebrations Thank You Card

The piece of doily under the sentiment is a section of a Lace Doily that I've sponged in Sweet Sugarplum.  These gorgeous doilies are white on one side, Very Vanilla on the other side and are on the Retiring List. 

To lift my card and to give it some subtle bling, I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a shimmer to the wooden element from the Sending Love Embellishments and the piece of doily.

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897) - $14.00
Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141898) - $14.00 $11.20 (Retiring List)

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Happy Easter!

Merry Christmas

Kristine

 

 

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17 NIV

 

A Mini Egg Carton for Mother's Day!

I hope you're having a fabulous Easter!  At my monthly workshops, I shared an idea for creating a gift box for Mother's Day, which is a Mini Egg Carton filled with pamper products.  The one I showed my guests was just a prototype and wasn't decorated, but now it is!  I spritzed the Mini Egg Carton with Pear Pizzazz ink and finished it with the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Tasty Treats Mini Egg Carton

Stamps: Suite Sentiments (wood: 142968, clear: 140712).  Ink: Watermelon Wonder (138323).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (142770), Gold Foil Sheets (132622).  Accessories: Mini Egg Carton (142776), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim (141486), Delicate White Doilies (141701).  Tools:  1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Project Life Corner Punch (135346), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

You may not be able to see, but the pattern I've used from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper has a gorgeous glossy finish to all the fruit.  There's two of these sheets (with different patterns) in each pack of paper...

Tasty Treats Mini Egg Carton

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (142770) - $27.75 $16.65 (Retiring List)

Suite Sentiments Stamp Set
Suite Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set (142968) - $59.00 (Retiring List)
Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set (142971) - $42.00 $35.20 (Retiring List)

The Cool Treats stamp set (which coordinates with the designer paper) didn't have the words I wanted, so out came my well-used and very versatile Suite Sentiments Wood stamp set for "The best things in life are sweet" on the front and inside is...

Tasty Treats Mini Egg Carton

... "Just like you" - love it!  Also inside is handmade soap, a small facial scrub brush, lip balm and a cute tealight candle.

Tasty Treats Mini Egg Carton

This will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift.

Most of the products I've used to create this gift are on the Retiring List.  Don't forget to order your favourites before they're gone!

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Another Mini Egg Carton!

Have you finished your Easter creations?  Not surprisingly, some of mine were made using the Mini Egg Cartons from the Occasions Catalogue.  Now I have a few left over, but that's okay as these cute gift boxes are for more than just Easter eggs.  I wanted to make something to celebrate a friend's recent accomplishment... enter the Mini Egg Carton decorated in black and gold with the Happy Celebrations stamp set and Celebrations Duo embossing folder...

Happy Celebrations Mini Egg Carton

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (142783).  Accessories: Mini Egg Carton (142776), Gold Sequin Trim (132983), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine (141682).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Project Life Corner Punch (135346), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Celebrations Mini Egg Carton

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

Nestled inside the Mini Egg Carton gift box are Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which fit perfectly...

Happy Celebrations Mini Egg Carton

I've really enjoyed creating with the Mini Egg Cartons and, sadly, they're on the Retiring List and won't be continuing through to the new Annual Catalogue.  Did you order some?  I hope so as they have already sold out!

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Urban Underground Masculine Birthday

Some people find masculine birthday cards difficult to create, which can sometimes come down to the product we own as we're often drawn to pretty things.  Enter the Urban Underground Suite!  These coordinating products make cards for the boys and men in our lives a cinch with bold, geometric patterns and strong, contrasting colours of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon Very Vanilla and silver.  Inspired by this fabulous product suite I created a corner-fold or corner-flip birthday card for my hubby...

Urban Underground Corner Fold Masculine Birthday Card

Bundle: Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set + Duet Banner Punch (photopolymer: 141614).  Stamps: Urban District (wood: 143068, clear: 143071).  Ink: Delightful Dijon (138327), Basic Gray Archival (140932), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Delightful Dijon (138345), Basic Gray (121689), Basic Black (121688), Very Vanilla (106550), Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (142783).  Accessories: Urban Underground Embellishments (142786), Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape (142787), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Build It Framelits Dies (143230), Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231), Stampin' Trimmer (129722), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The wow-factor of this card is the combination of the fancy fold, the product suite coordination and all those textures.  I clear heat-embossed the hexagons from the Urban District stamp set onto a Basic Black card base, more stamped hexagons in Basic Gray on Very Vanilla and then followed through with a large die-cut hexagon focal point, embossed using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder...

Urban Underground Corner Fold Masculine Birthday Card

... then there's the layers of washi tape from the Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape (check out those the shiny, silver crosses) and finished the front with a brushed silver, hexagon embellishment (those things are so weighty and robust!).

Urban Underground Corner Fold Masculine Birthday Card

I'm loving using these products and you will too!  But I would get them soon as some are on the Retiring Lists and only available while stocks last. 

The 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and 2017 Occasions Catalogue both finish at the end of May and Stampin' Up! are releasing the Retiring Lists for each of the catalogues TOMORROW!  The Retiring Lists tell us what products will be carried over and which ones will be discontinued.  Make sure you're subscribed to my email updates and get the Retiring Lists delivered direct to your Inbox on Tuesday.  Fill in your details at the top right of this page.

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 Clearance Rack

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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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:
$8,226.99

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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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.