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

  

Birthday Balloons Three Ways

The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits is a fabulous collection of party dies that coordinate with the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  The star of this die set is the large 9 cm x 15.3 cm (3-1/2" x 6") bunch-of-balloons-with-banner die.  This die is designed to create a cute popup for the inside of a birthday card.  But that's not all it does.  This versatile die cut can be trimmed down to use in a wonderful variety of ways.

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle

This first project is a birthday card using products from the Party Animal Suite...

Balloon Adventures Popup Birthday Card

Bundles: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144708).  Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Emerald Envy (141396), Tangerine Tango (126946), Emerald Envy Stampin' Write Marker (2016-2018 In Colors: 141393), Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker (Brights: 131259).  Card/Paper: Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry (Party Animal Card Stock Pack: 142740), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories:  Party Animal Embellishments (142775), Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (134586).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Fie-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Inside is the die-cut popup that the Framelit was designed for...

Balloon Adventures Popup Birthday Card

Before you die-cut, you need to have your card stock pre-cut and scored down the middle.  This inner is sized to fit a standard metric card and measures 20 cm x 13.8 cm, with the centre scored at 10 cm.  Use the guides on the die to help line it up with the centre score line so that it’s perfectly positioned.  After die-cutting, to get it to pop up, accordion-fold along all the score lines and then adhered inside the card base.

But wait... there's more!  Another fun thing you can do with this die cut is to trim around the outside to create a framed trio of balloons.  This makes a great shaker card front...

Balloon Adventures Shaker Birthday Card

Bundles: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144708).  Ink: Pacific Point (126951), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy (Party Animal Card Stock Pack: 142740), Tangerine Tango (126946), Pacific Point (126951), Whisper White Thick (140490), Window Sheet (142314), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories:  Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Sprinkles Punch (141472), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I've filled this shaker card with flat sequins from the Silver Sequin Trim and card stock confetti using the Sprinkles Punch.  Using punched card stock for shaker card filling is very economic and uses up lots of scraps.

Balloon Adventures Shaker Birthday Card

I'm still not done!  For this third project, I've trimmed down the die-cut further, removing the border, to create a feature element for the front of this birthday gift bag, which would also make great loot bag for a child's birthday party.

Balloon Adventures Birthday Gift Bag

Bundles: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144708).  Ink: Emerald Envy (141396), Crumb Cake (126975).  Card/Paper: Emerald Envy and Crumb Cake (Party Animal Card Stock Pack: 142740), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories:  Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (142742), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

That's three ways you can use this one die!  With this versatile die, plus all the detailed pieces included in the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, there is potential for a ton of creative options....

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle
Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle (144708)  -  $109.75

Don't forget that if you purchase this bundle, you are only 25 cents off getting a free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!  But only until the end of March.

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Party Animal Birthday Gift Box

I'm so in love with the Party Animal Product Suite in the Occasions Catalogue, especially the Emerald Envy patterned paper with the white silhouette animals in the Party Animal Designer Series Paper.  Did you notice there are cute party hats on their heads!  So when it came to decorating a birthday gift box and choosing one of the designer series papers, I knew which one I wanted...

Party Animal Self-Closing Gift Box

Stamps: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set (142823).  Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Emerald Envy (141396).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories:  Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262).  Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138292), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738)  -  $23.50

Decorating the front of this gift box was simple as the Party Animal Designer Series Paper did most of the work for me!

This gift box wasn't created for a specific occasion (although I am sure to find one and give it away).  The main reason for creating this project was to show my team an example of how to create the self-closing gift box at one of our online team meetings.  If you want to know more about our team and what it is to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, then contact me and I will send you a no-obligation information pack.

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Collar-Fold Birthday Cards

At the Creative Stamping Workshops last month, we created this collar-fold birthday card using the Lift Me Up stamp set, coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies and matching Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  Just a reminder that the Carried Away Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration product that you could choose for FREE when placing a $110 order (excluding shipping), and that Sale-A-Bration finishes at the end of March.

Lift Me Up Collar-Fold Birthday Card

I love the collar-fold card design as you get to see both sides of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper, plus it is very adaptable for a large range of ideas and imagery.  So, sticking with the balloon idea, but this time instead of hot air balloons, I used party balloons to create a birthday card for my brother-in-law...

Balloon Adventures Collar-Fold Birthday Card

Bundles: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144708).  Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Emerald Envy (141396).  Card/Paper: Pacific Point (116202), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (134586).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Stapler.

Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738)  -  $23.50

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle
Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Popup Thinlits Dies Bundle (144708)  -  $109.75

I don't know if you realise, but the balloons in the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set not only work with the Balloon Popup Thinlits, but also coordinate with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  So, to create the balloon at the top of my card I first stamped the striped balloon in Crushed Curry ink onto Crushed Curry card stock and then punched it out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I then die-cut a striped balloon using the Balloon Popup Thinlits and adhered it on top of the stamped balloon using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  A little Crushed Curry Baker's Twine bow and then onto the front of my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Balloon Adventures Collar-Fold Birthday Card

Balloon Bouquet Punch
Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609)  -  $38.00

We gave my brother-in-law a gift card for his birthday, so inside the card I added a popup with a small envelope to hold his credit-card-sized voucher...

Balloon Adventures Collar-Fold Birthday Card

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Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

The Party Animal Product Suite in the Occasions Catalogue is one of my favourites, mostly because it has bright, traditional birthday imagery that is perfect for masculine and feminine cards for anyone of any age.  Here are three fun gift tags that I've created with this versatile suite...

Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

Bundles: Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144708).  Stamps: Number of Years (photopolymer: 140653).  Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Crushed Curry (131173), Emerald Envy (141396), Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Crumb Cake (Party Animal Card Stock Pack: 142740), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories:  Party Animal Embellishments (142775), Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (142742), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (134586), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (141410), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Project Life Corner Punch (135346), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Party Animal Product Suite
Party Animal Product Suite

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle
Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Popup Thinlits Dies Bundle (144708)  -  $109.75

This first gift tag combines the Balloon Adventures and Number of Years stamp sets to create the perfect addition to a 5-year old's birthday present.  The Pacific Point birthday hat from the Party Animal Embellishments is a fun addition to this tag...

Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

Now, one of the dies from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits is a little confusing.  It's this one...

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle

This thinlit functions like a tag-topper punch.  This innovative die allows you to add a decorative edge to any length tag so that it can fold and have a note inside like this...

Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

Here's another note-card-style gift tag using that same thinlit.  It has one of my favourite stamps, "Open me ALREADY!" - very apt for gifts...

Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

And the final gift tag has my favourite design from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper - it has white silhouette animals with party hats on their heads!  I've accentuated the design by hanging another Pacific Point party hat embellishment from the top of the tag...

Balloon Adventures Gift Tags

The top of this tag is different from the other two.  This one uses these two dies from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create a another fun tag-topper...

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Bundle

The die on the left was used to create the decorative edge at the top of my 2" (5 cm) wide tag.  The die on the right was used to die-cut Crushed Curry card stock, which was adhered to the top of the tag, aligning perfectly with my tag-top.

The Balloon Adventures Bundle would make a perfect addition to anyone's creative collection as it's exactly what you need for creating birthday cards and gift tags that have wide-spread appeal.  The bonus is that when you purchase this bundle at $109.75 you are only 25 cents off getting a free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice, but only until the end of March.

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Shop from any catalogue and for every $110* you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice! 

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*Net sales before shipping & handling

 

Lift Me Up Thank You

Not only are hot air balloons fun to use, very generic and can be used for both feminine and masculine cards, but the Lift Me Up stamp set has such a broad range of sentiments that this set is definitely one that will get so much use.  It ticks all six boxes!

Here, I've created thank you cards using the Lift Me Up stamp set, coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies and matching Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  These cards are for anyone who places an order with me during February.

Lift Me Up Thank You Card

Bundles: Lift Me Up Stamp Set + Up & Away Thinlits Dies (wood: 144711, clear: 144712).  Ink: Night of Navy (126970), Smoky Slate (131179), Peekaboo Peach (141398), So Saffron (126957).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Vellum (106584), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (143608).  Accessories:  Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Night of Navy Baker's Twine (141684).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Sponge Dauber (133773), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Stapler.

To get that two-toned effect on the hot air balloon I first inked the stamp in So Saffron and then the bottom-half in Peekaboo Peach ink.  To soften the ink boundaries, I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge Peekaboo Peach ink from the bottom, up into the So Saffron.  A quick "huff" (to re-moisten the ink with a warm breath) and then stamp on to Whisper White card.

Lift Me Up Thank You Card

And, why stop with just a card made with this great combination of products?  Lately, I've enjoyed creating gift boxes using the Baker's Box Thinlits Dies and Designer Series Paper like THIS ONE and THIS ONE.  So I decided to create a coordinating Baker's Box using the Carried Away Designer Series Paper and decorate it with the Lift Me Up Bundle...

Lift Me Up Baker's Box

Bundles: Lift Me Up Stamp Set + Up & Away Thinlits Dies (wood: 144711, clear: 144712).  Ink: Night of Navy (126970), Smoky Slate (131179), Peekaboo Peach (141398), So Saffron (126957).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (143608).  Accessories:  Mini Paper Clips (142766), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Night of Navy Baker's Twine (141684).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Bakers Box Thinlits Dies (138279), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Sponge Dauber (133773), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Stapler.

Lift Me Up Baker's Box

Lift Me Up Stamp Set + Up & Away Thinlits Dies Bundle
Lift Me Up Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Up & Away Thinlits Dies Bundle (144711)  -  $108.75
Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Up & Away Thinlits Dies Bundle (144712)  -  $93.50

Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Carried Away Designer Series Paper (143608)  -  FREE
with an order over $110 (excluding shipping and handling)

You could get get the Carried Away Designer Series Paper for FREE!  This Designer Paper is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts you can choose when you place an order over $110 (excluding shipping and handling).  All the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration offerings are exclusive to the promotion period and are not available for purchase now (or ever!).  Here's all the fabulous products you can choose from...

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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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