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 Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Wishing all mothers and women who are positive role models for our next generation, an enjoyable day today.

Kristine

 

 

 

For my Mum, I created this Mother's Day card using the Eastern Palace Suite in Crumb Cake, Whisper White and gold (diverging from the rich and regal colours in the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper)...

Eastern Beauty Mother's Day Card

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Ink: Crumb Cake (126975), Whisper White (145406), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Window Sheet (142314).  Accessories: Mini Tassels Assortment (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The design of this card is inspired by Sylwia Schreck's Hallo Card.

For the front, I die-cut a circle out of the Whisper White Thick card base and a matching one out of the Crumb Cake card front.  In between I added a Window Sheet to create a see-through opening on the card.  I then used a combination of Eastern Medallion Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits and gold embossing to create a pretty doily out of Whisper White card stock to adhere over the window.

Eastern Beauty Mother's Day Card

For something a little different, I choose one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and adhered it to a Window Sheet and then trimmed around it.  The front of the card was finished with this sticker embellishment and a gold Mini Tassel (the adhesive tactfully hidden behind the "Happy Mother's Day").

Eastern Beauty Mother's Day Card

The inside was decorated with more Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers...

Eastern Beauty Mother's Day Card

Loving creating with the Eastern Palace Suite!

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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Another Eastern Palace "Hello"

The Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies are perfect partners!  Not only are there lots of symmetrical, mosaic-inspired stamps that work together (like the five-petal medallion and pretty heart-shaped scroll on this card) but the dies coordinate so well with the stamped images to fully or partially cut out the oriental designs.

Eastern Beauty Tranquil Tide Hello Card

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Ink: Tranquil Tide (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Lemon Lime Twist (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Card/Paper: Tranquil Tide (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209), Very Vanilla (106550), Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (Eastern Palace Premier Bundle: 147209).  Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Gold Metallic Shapes (141678).  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), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies

Just like the Fresh Fig Hello Card, this Tranquil Tide Hello Card also has parts that are partially die-cut to create peek-through windows...

Eastern Beauty Tranquil Tide Hello Card

Love that hit from behind of Lemon Lime Twist from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper!

The individual products from the Eastern Palace Suite will all be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue (released on 1 June), however, the Eastern Palace Bundles are only available during May.  The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle comes with a FREE pack of Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (RRP $12.75 + shipping).  The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle comes with a FREE pack of Very Vanilla Thick A4 Card Stock and a FREE pack of Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes (RRP $29 + shipping).  Take a look at what's in these amazing bundles...

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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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!

 

  • 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...
    Shop Now
 

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...
    Shop Now
 

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...
    Shop Now
 
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Merry Patterns Stamp SetMerry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set (144973)

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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.