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 Father's Day!

A simple card design, with a simple technique, becomes a fabulous greeting card with wow-factor!  This masculine Wallet Card is perfect for Father's Day...

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

Bundles: Stitched All Around Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (wood: 148373, clear: 148374).  Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Gray Granite (147118), Night of Navy (147110), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Gray Granite (147008), Night of Navy (106577), Whisper White Thick (140490), Soft Sea Foam (147012).  Accessories: Basic Brads (146930), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Heat Tool (129056), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683).  Other: 10 mm flat magnets.

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

The outside of this card looks and feels like is has a leather- or vinyl-finish.  The Faux-Leather Technique is a simple technique to do, but gives an amazing finish to card stock:

  1. Emboss the card stock with a detailed Embossing Folder to create great texture.
  2. Press the VersaMark stamp pad firmly onto the card stock, sponging the entire area.  Don't drag as you could damage the stamp pad.
  3. Cover card stock with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, tap off excess
  4. Heat set the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder until it goes shiny and smooth.  Don't overheat or it will go dull.

For my card I didn't actually use an embossing folder, I used dies!  Yes, you read that right.  I used the Stitched All Around Framelits with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, resulting in a gorgeous stitched impression on the front of the wallet.  Then I applied the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set to get that gorgeous Faux-Leather finish.

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

Inside the card there are pockets and spaces for special messages, gift cards, or monetary gifts...

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

I don't own a male-specific stamp set, so I utilised what I had on the shelf, making sure the colours, embellishments, and stamping were appropriate.  The Neutrals are a great colour collection to use for masculine cards, but don't be afraid of adding a splash of colour.  I used Night of Navy and Gray Granite as my base colours and added a splash of Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.  Brads are always a great metallic addition for men's cards, so I used the Basic Brads with the button-shape as the Wallet Card closure.  And lastly, my main stamping came from the Stitched All Around stamp set, which is a fun, versatile collection.  To compliment that, I used the Itty Bitty Greetings to pick the perfect words for the inside "stitched designer label".  This stamp set gets so much use as it has so many options!

Stitched All Around Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies
Stitched All Around Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (148373) - $113.25
Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (148374) - $98.00

Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146664) - $101.00
Itty Bitty Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146667) - $76.00

Basic Brads
Basic Brads (146930) - $9.50
40 brads in Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Whisper White

So, to all those Dad's out there, for those that we create strong paternal bonds with, and the amazing, positive male role models in our lives....  I'm so thankful for their love and wisdom.

Happy Father's Day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Kristine

 

 

 

A Pop-Out Birthday Surprise!

This gorgeous butterfly card uses the Abstract Impressions stamp set and coordinating Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, and is a happy meld between the similar Soft Sea Foam Sympathy card with colours and design elements drawn from the Lustrous White Mini Gable Box I shared in June.  Unlike the Sympathy Card, which the butterfly is the focal point, this gorgeous birthday card puts the focus on the beautiful die-cut flowers...

Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Bundles: Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148348).  Stamps: Varied Vases (photopolymer: 146644).  Ink: Pineapple Punch (147141), Mango Melody (147093), Balmy Blue (147105), Pacific Point (147098).  Card/Paper: Mango Melody (147013), Shimmery White (121717), White Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Blossoms Elements (146330), Pearls Basic Jewels (144219), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Classic Label Punch (141491), Leaf Punch (144667), Aqua Painter (103954), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies Bundle
Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies Bundle (148348) - $104.25
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Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

After die-cutting this bundle of flowers from Shimmery White card stock, I used the Aqua Painter to give it a vibrant wash of Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody inks to make it pop on the Shimmery White card base.

Here's the opening of the pop-out card, where the butterfly pulls through the card front and "appears" inside too!

Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Birthday Pop-Out Butterfly Card

When the recipient of this pretty birthday card opened her card, she got a lovely surprise!

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Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

At last month's workshops we created this butterfly sympathy card that features the gorgeous Abstract Impressions stamp set and coordinating Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, and includes some fabulous new colours:  Soft Sea Foam, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Call Me Clover...

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Bundles: Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148348).  Ink: Highland Heather (147103), Gorgeous Grape (147099).  Card/Paper: Soft Sea Foam (147012), Call Me Clover (146992), Gorgeous Grape (147011), Whisper White (106549), White Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Pearls Basic Jewels (144219), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Classic Label Punch (141491), Leaf Punch (144667), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies Bundle
Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies Bundle (148348) - $104.25
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I wanted the pretty butterfly to be the focus of this card, so the die-cut flowers are in Soft Sea Foam card stock and are adhered to a card base of the same colour.  Using this tone-on-tone effect with die-cuts is a great way to add texture to your projects.

To make the butterfly pop and shine, I gave the Whisper White die-cut a liberal coating of shimmery Clear Wink of Stella.

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

This is no ordinary card, it holds a surprise for the person who receives it.  Pull on the card front to open the card...

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

Abstract Impressions Pop-Out Butterfly Card

... and the butterfly pulls through the card front and "magically" appears on the inside.  This butterfly pop-out card is quite a simple design, but it sure does give a lot of wow-factor!

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A Delicately Detailed Thank You

One of the most delicate products suites in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is the Delightfully Detailed Suite on pages 38-39.  I especially love the words in the Detailed With Love stamp set, the versatility of the Detailed Trio Punch, and the intricate Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  Here's a simple card that uses these products and shows off the beauty of the laser-cut designs...

Detailed With Love Thank You

Bundles: Detailed With Love Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch (wood: 146603, clear: 146606).  Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092).  Card/Paper: Grapefruit Grove (146995), Blackberry Bliss (133682), Very Vanilla (106550), Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907).  Accessories: Faceted Dots (146910).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143706), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Detailed With Love Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch Bundle
Detailed With Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch (148327) - $90.75
Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch (148328) - $75.50

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907) - $29.50
8 Very Vanilla/Whisper White sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

As you can see from the product image above, there is one sheet in the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper that has panels and borders that can be cut out for adding to the front of a project.  There is also a gorgeous 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5) laser-cut garden of flowers!  Use this as a whole sheet, or trim out the flowers and stems you want, like this one...

Detailed With Love Thank You

Here's a second card with the same layout, but with another flower design, trimmed from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper...

Detailed With Love Thank You

Imagine creating a few of these cards, all with different flowers!  That would make a lovely gift set.

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Hello! Did you miss me?

We are back from an amazing trip to Canada and Alaska.  We had incredible experiences traveling from Calgary, through Canada's gorgeous national parks, and then onto the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver.  We then boarded the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, cruising from Seattle, through the Alaska Inside Passage, stopping in ports in Alaska and Canada.  This beautiful cruise was the Incentive Trip I earned last year and all costs were courtesy of Stampin' Up! - we were so spoilt!  You can see some of what we got up to on the Creative Stamping Facebook Page.

Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip

While we were away, we had some amazing family and friends who helped us out, looking after our kids and cat.  As a token of our appreciation, I created a small gift using the sweet Copper Tea Tins, filled them with chocolate, and dressed them up with the gorgeous Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper...

Nature's Poem Copper Tea Tin

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Grapefruit Grove (147142), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Whisper White (147277).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), White Vellum (106584), Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).  Accessories: Copper Tea Tins (147034), Nature's Twine (146342), Copper Metallic Thread (141696), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Copper Tea Tins
Copper Tea Tins (147034) - $32.00
Four metal tins with copper finish: 3-3/4" x 3-5/8" x 2-1/4" (9.5 cm x 9.2 cm x 5.7 cm)

I also used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits Dies to add some pretty elements on the front of the Copper Tea Tin.  The white embossed "thank you" was snipped out of a bigger stamp, which says, "to thank you for all you do".

Nature's Poem Copper Tea Tin

Rooted in Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle
Rooted in Nature Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle (148352) - $178.00
Rooted in Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle (148353) - $153.00

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

Today is the last day of the Designer Series Paper Sale - that's when you buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!  The gorgeous Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper is one of those in the July promotion.  Order yours today!

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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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