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

  

Mother's Day Inspiration

Mother's Day is just over two weeks away... have you created or planned something special?  For the April Creative Stamping Workshops we created two projects especially for Mum.  The first is a Mother's Day card in the same style as the Masculine Birthday Card I shared with you at the start of this month.  It's a corner-fold or corner-flip card, which features the absolutely, fabulous Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies...

Dragonfly Dreams Corner-Fold Mother's Day Card

Bundle: Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144728).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), So Saffron (126957), Early Espresso (126974), Sahara Sand (126976), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Bermuda Bay (131286), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Lace Doilies (142793), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (190658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I was really pleased to see that the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies were continuing into the new Annual Catalogue.  However, you should know that the discounted product bundle will not be available after 31 May...

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle (144728) - $98.25 (Retiring List)

The other project we created at this month's workshops is a roomy pentagon-shaped box, which I designed using the Gift Bag Punch Board (you can find a similar box on page 40 of the Occasions Catalogue).  This gift box was finished with the Happy Celebrations stamp set, Celebrations Duo embossing folders and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper...

Happy Celebrations Pentagon Gift Box

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Mint Macaron (138326), Old Olive (126953), Tip Top Taupe (138325).  Card/Paper: Tip Top Taupe (138343), Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Mint Macaron (138344), Whisper White (106549), Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778).  Accessories: Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack (142781), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Blossom Bunch Punch (140612), Sponge Daubers (133773), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), 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

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) - $23.50 $14.10 (Retiring List)

As you can see, some of the products we used to create these projects at the workshops are on the Retiring List.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorates our brave soldiers killed in war and honouring returned servicemen and women.  The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops (known as the ANZACs) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915.

Lest we forget | ANZAC Day

We will remember them.

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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Up-Coming Events
  • 1 September - 2017 Holiday Catalogue Launch Party!
  • 11-15 September - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 September - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 September - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
     
  • 9-13 October - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 17 October - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 18 October - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 26 & 27 October - Watercolor Christmas Kit Class
     
  • 5 November - Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza
  • 13-17 November - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 21 November - Workshop (Cambridge)
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  • 23 & 24 November - Be Merry Kit Class
     
  • 4-8 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
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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:
$8,226.99

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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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