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

  

Celebrate Your Day!

I was so inspired by the card design for the Celebrate New Baby Cards, I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set and the "celebrate" embossing folder from the Celebrations Duo set to create a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Delightful Dijon (138327), Smoky Slate (131179), Whisper White Craft (101731).  Card/Paper: Delightful Dijon (138345), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Classy Designer Buttons (138393), Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape (142787), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), 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

So versatile!  Just changing the words, colours and accessories, I was able to do double-duty with this card layout.  Speaking of accessories, I wanted the embellishments to be silver to accentuate the blues and greys on the birthday card, like the shiny, silver washi tape from the Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape, Silver Sequin Trim and, what's that?  A silver button...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! don't stock silver buttons, so I made my own!  I used the smallest Classy Designer Button, pressed it into a VersaMark stamp set, dipped it into silver embossing powder, then heat set.  Voila!  A silver button!  This is a great technique for changing the colour of buttons you have on hand - you're only limited by your embossing powder collection.

The colour combination on this card is very striking, and perfect for masculine projects, especially the richness of the Pacific Point and Delightful Dijon...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Delightful Dijon is a really lovely colour and I've enjoyed using it over the last two years but, unfortunately, this good thing must come to an end.  Delightful Dijon and the four other 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring at the end of this Annual Catalogue (31 May 2017).

2015-2017 In Color Collection: Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush

The 2015-2017 In Color Collection will be on the Retiring List, which will be released next week on Tuesday, 11 April.  Make sure you order the stamp pads, ink refills, markers card stock and ribbons TODAY before they go on the Retiring List.  Products on the Retiring List are while supplies last and the In Color products always sell out in the first few days!

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Celebrate New Baby Cards

Inspired by the project pictured on the bottom left of page 41 in the Occasions Catalogue, I created this Celebrate New Baby card using the Happy Celebrations stamp set and one of the two Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders...

Happy Celebrations Baby Boy Card

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), Pool Party (126982), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Whisper White Craft (101731).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (142744).  Accessories: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (137910), Sending Love Embellishments (142735), Delicate White Doilies (141701), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Celebrations Baby Boy Card

What you may not have noticed about the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders is that it embosses the words back to front.  This isn't a mistake, that is the back of the card.  These folders were designed to de-emboss the card stock so that the "celebrate" and "happy" are pressed or branded into the card instead of being raised.  What that means is that you can stamp over the top and create voids on your project.  Not only is this a fun technique, but it creates a fabulous contrast and makes the words stand out.  I used the two brushstroke circle images from the Happy Celebrations stamp set to stamp Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach inks over my baby boy card.

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

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

I love the versatility of the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I can imagine using most of the words in this set with the "celebrate" debossing... Celebrate New Baby, Celebrate Your Day, Celebrate New Beginnings, Celebrate Together, Celebrate Good Times!  That means that this card would be great for many occasions, just change the colours to match.

Here's a second card that is identical in layout, but stamped in Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach inks for a baby girl...

Happy Celebrations Baby Girl Card

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Blushing Bride (131172), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Whisper White Craft (101731).  Card/Paper: Calypso Coral (126392), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (142744).  Accessories: Blushing Bride Sequin Trim (138400), Sending Love Embellishments (142735), Delicate White Doilies (141701), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Celebrations Baby Girl Card

I love the impression (or de-impression) that this technique has.  There is a caution though, with this technique, if you press too hard or rock your stamp, then there's a danger that you'll get ink over the inside of your debossed words.  The tip for getting even, consistent stamping without applying too much pressure is to use a Stampin' Pierce Mat under your card stock.

 

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Who can guess the colour inspiration for this crazy cake birthday card?  That's right, the four cake layers are each of the Hogwarts Houses!  From the bottom to the top, the Hogwarts house colours are: Hufflepuff in yellow and black, Gryffindor in red and gold, Slytherin in green and silver and Ravenclaw in blue and bronze...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Stamps: Cake Crazy (photopolymer: 142850), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273).  Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Basic Black Archival (140931), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Crushed Curry (131173), Garden Green (126973), Smoky Slate (131179), Pacific Point (126951), Soft Suede (126978).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678).  Tools: Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cake Crazy Stamp Set
Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set (142850) - $44.00
 

If you want to know the Stampin' Up! colour equivalents for the Hogwarts Houses, here they are:

Gryffindor House Stampin' Up! Colours | Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Gryffindor (red and gold)
Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Ravenclaw House Stampin' Up! Colours | Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Ravenclaw (blue and bronze)
Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Slytherin House Stampin' Up! Colours | Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Slytherin (green and silver)
Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Hufflepuff House Stampin' Up! Colours | Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

Hufflepuff (yellow and black)
Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

The inspiration for this card?  My daughter asked for a Harry Potter or Hogwarts cake for her birthday last week - do you know how complex and elaborate those cakes can be?  Just Google "Hogwarts Birthday Cake" and see!  Anyway, I found THIS simple design, which became my launch-pad for her Gryffindor/Harry Potter-inspired birthday cake...

Gryffindor/Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday Cake

Which is how this Cake Crazy-stamped birthday card began - the Gryffindor layer on the card matches her cake...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Between the cake layers are "it's your birthday" from the Endless Birthday Wishes - my go-to birthday stamp set...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (140273) - $33.00
 

My daughter loved her Harry Potter-inspired birthday card and cake and I had a lot of fun creating them both.  The best part?  When she opened her card and I could see the recognition behind her eyes as she identified each of the Hogwarts houses on the card. 

I love the way that you can layer the Cake Crazy stamp set to create a fun birthday cake in any colour or theme!  Pairing this stamp set with the Endless Birthday Wishes and I have endless birthday options for cards and gifts.

 

Make a Medallion Birthday Card

One final project for the 2017 Sale-A-Bration promotion, which finishes today - a gorgeous birthday card that was a lot of fun to create at a demonstrator Stamp Camp earlier this year.  It was designed by Jacque Williams and features the Make A Medallion stamp set, one of the Sale-A-Bration products...

Make A Medallion Birthday Card

Stamps: SAB Make A Medallion (photopolymer: 143274), SAB Avant Garden (photopolymer: 143272).  Ink: Night of Navy (126970), Delightful Dijon (138327), Crushed Curry (131173), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Night of Navy (106577), Delightful Dijon (138345), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Vellum (106584), 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432).  Accessories: Sending Love Embellishments (142735), Lace Doilies (142793), 5/8" Burlap Ribbon (141487), Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine (141684), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Make A Medallion Stamp Set
Make A Medallion Photopolymer Stamp Set (143274) - FREE#
#One of the products you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you order $110* or more during Sale-A-Bration.
 

Lots of layers and texture in this card.  Love it!  I really enjoy getting together with other demonstrators to share ideas and inspire each other - it's one of the perks of my job!

Make A Medallion Birthday Card

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Cool Treats Thank You

Word stamps can be used for more than just adding sentiments.  Stamping words repeatedly in a haphazard- or linear-style is a great way to create an interesting background or a focal point for your project.  For this thank you card, I've stamped "SWEET" from the Cool Treats stamp set down my card and then highlighted the word again in the "YOU ARE SWEET" sentiment.  The Cool Treats stamp set is paired with some of the other delicious products in the Cool Treats Suite, like the Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Cool Treats Thank You Cards

Bundles: Cool Treats Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 145181).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Watermelon Wonder (138323), Pear Pizzazz (131180).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599), Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (142770).  Accessories: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape (142773), Old Olive Baker's Twine (134579).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Silicon Craft Sheet (127853), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cool Treats Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies - Bundle & Save 10%
Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies (145181) - $99.75

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

To get that glossy chocolate-sauce-look on the top of my ice cream, I die-cut the topping from Chocolate Chip card stock, laid it on the Silicone Craft Sheet and then covered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Here's a couple of tips when you're doing this... (1) start by outlining the image with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then fill it in, (2) if you get a bubble in the glue, then gently dab it with the corner of a tissue while it's still wet, and (3) leave it to dry completely before using or you'll get fingerprints!

Cool Treats Thank You Cards

These yummy products are so much fun to play with!

In case you hadn't noticed, Stampin' Up! have added eight products to the line up of items you can choose for free during Sale-A-Bration, and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of those you can get for FREE!  Remember, Sale-A-Bration finishes on 31 March, so place your qualifying order by Friday and get one of these pretty thank you cards too!

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But wait... there's more!  You can choose from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and now these eight addition products too!  But only until Friday.

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1. Promotion Period:  1-31 July 2017

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Christmas in July - free Essentials Gift Pack when you join my team!

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Ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and having your own business?  Now's the perfect time!

Join in July and, with your $189 Starter Kit, you will also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack, which includes these crafting basics:

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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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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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