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

  

Spoiling My Team!

Last week I created more Baker's Boxes - they're quick and easy to make using the Baker's Box Thinlits Dies.  This time I used the very pretty Falling in Love Product Suite and the sentiment from the Carousel Birthday stamp set that says, "Because spoiling you is so much fun!".

Falling in Love Baker's Box

Stamps: Carousel Birthday (wood: 142829, clear: 142832).  Ink: Sweet Sugarplum (141423).  Card/Paper: Blushing Bride (131287), Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788).  Accessories:  Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim (141672), Blushing Bride Sequin Trim (138400), Lace Doilies (142793), Falling in Love Embellishments (142791).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Bakers Box Thinlits Dies (138279), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Clothespins.

I think it's all those little details like the silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim and a piece of the Lace Doilies that make these gift boxes so sweet...

Falling in Love Baker's Box

And these certainly are sweet, as they are filled with chocolates!  I created these for my team members that joined me at our Stamp Camp over the weekend.  We had a lovely time gathering with other demonstrators with lots of laughs, inspiration, encouragement and (of course) crafting!  Pop over to the Creative Stamping Facebook Page to see some of crafting what we got up to. 

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time for sharing love, affection and friendship with family and friends.  To mark this annual holiday, I've created these five Valentine mail boxes using the Baker's Box Thinlits Dies and Sending Love Product Suite.  These were inspired by the boxes pictured on page 14 of the Occasions Catalogue...

Sending Love Baker's Box Valentine

Bundles: Sealed with Love Stamp Set + Love Notes Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 144705), Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set + Duet Banner Punch (photopolymer: 142330).  Stamps: Labeler Alphabet (photopolymer: 141936).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Bermuda Bay (131171), Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker (Brights: 131259).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (142391), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549), Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733).  Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Mini Paper Clips (142766), Sending Love Embellishments (142735).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Baker's Box Thinlits Dies (138279),  Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Sending Love Baker's Box Valentine

For the flags on the front, I wanted a bold "Sending Love" statement to go with the postal box theme.  To accomplish that, I inked only the "Love" from "Hello Love" in the Sealed with Love stamp set using the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker and stamped it on the flag.  I then did the same with the "Sending" from the small "Sending Love" stamp from the same set.

The top of each Baker's Box is secured using a silver Mini Paper Clip.  I've used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and Silicone Craft Sheet to adhere the smallest wooden heart from the Sending Love Embellishments onto the top of the paper clip.  Too cute!

Sending Love Baker's Box Valentine

So, what am I going to do with these five boxes?  Well, if you've been following my website over the years, you will know that our family's tradition is to share our love with each other on Valentine's Day (parents and kids, not just couples).  So today, we are each writing a message of love to the other four family members and will "post" them into the appropriate mail boxes.  Then we will get together over a meal, open them and read out the little notes of love we shared.

Sending Love Baker's Box Valentine

The little envelopes from the Love Notes Framelits Dies are perfect for delivering our messages of love to each other on Valentine's Day.

 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Wishing you a wonderful day shared with those you love.

Kristine

 

14 days until Valentine's Day

On page 14 of the Occasions Catalogue is a 14th February/Valentine's Day product suite called Sending Love (that's handy numbering!).  This suite includes the huge 27 piece Sealed with Love photopolymer stamp set that coordinates with the Love Notes Framelits Dies, the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack and Sending Love Embellishments.  I used these gorgeous Real Red and Whisper White love-themed products with Pool Party to create this lovely Valentine's Day card...

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

Bundles: Sealed with Love Stamp Set + Love Notes Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 144705).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Real Red (126949).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (142391), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549), Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733).  Accessories: Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack (142737), Sending Love Embellishments (142735).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (142761), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Sending Love Product Suite
Sending Love Product Suite

Sealed With Love Stamp Set + Love Notes Framelits Dies Bundle
Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set + Love Notes Framelits Dies Bundle (144705)  -  $93.50

I love all the products in this versatile suite, but my favourite would have to be the selection of wooden elements in the Sending Love Embellishments.  This one was adhered to the card front using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (or you could use Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue).

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

Sending Love Embellishments
Sending Love Embellishments (142735)  -  $12.00
36 pieces: 6 each of 6 designs

Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Sending Love Designer Series
Paper Stack (142733)

$21.25
Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack
Sending Love Ribbon
Combo Pack (142737)

$14.50

The inside of this Valentine's Day card has a pop-up surprise.  This card is called a Twist & Pop card, and you can see why...

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

The panels inside the card is finished with the Falling Petals embossing folder that, when turned upside-down, the petals look like scattered hearts.  I also added two tiny envelopes, die-cut using the Love Notes Framelits.  These two cuties have a surprise, the envelopes actually contain sweet, little love notes...

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

The stamping at the bottom of the card says it all... love you lots!

Sealed with Love Twist & Pop Valentines Card

The Sending Love Product Suite is definitely my go to for this coming Valentine's Day.  With this special occasion only only two weeks away, get your favourite Valentine's stamp set and accessories pronto!

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Many Mini Thanks

On the last pages of the Occasions Catalogue is the versatile Suite Sentiments stamp set, which includes phrases that coordinate with every suite featured in that catalogue.  The inspiration for this sweet, little thank you card came from the "Many Mini Thanks" stamp included in Suite Sentiments and the coordinating Sending Love Product Suite...

Suite Sentiments Thank You Card

Bundles: Sealed with Love Stamp Set + Love Notes Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 144705).  Stamps: Suite Sentiments (wood: 142968, clear: 142971).  Ink: Real Red (126949), Blushing Bride (131172).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).

But wait, there's more!  This thank you card has a fun, interactive secret... pull out the little love note from the petite envelope on the card front and you will find many mini "thanks".

Suite Sentiments Thank You Card

Suite Sentiments Stamp Set
Suite Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set (142968)  -  $59.00
Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set (142971)  -  $42.00

Sending Love Product Suite
Sending Love Product Suite

The focus of the Sending Love Product Suite is Valentine's Day and anniversaries.  However, purchasing the Suite Sentiments stamp set adds versatility to this product range.  Definitely a good investment.

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What is a swam of dragonflies called?

Did you know that a group of dragonflies are called a "cluster" or "flight"?  In addition to the beautiful big die-cut dragonfly, the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits also has a chain of five connected, smaller dragonflies that are really pretty and look like a cluster of dragonflies hovering together...

Dragonfly Dreams Friendship Card

Bundles: Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 144728).  Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Sahara Sand (126976), Sweet Sugarplum (141395).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Blushing Bride (131287), Very Vanilla (106550), Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788).  Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

For this card, I've die-cut the corner of the Very Vanilla card front using the flight-of-dragonflies thinlit and then inserted a piece of gorgeous Falling in Love Designer Series Paper underneath.  The single Blushing Bride dragonfly is the same die, but I have trimmed a complete one from the bottom of the chain.

Dragonfly Dreams Friendship Card

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies Bundle (144728)  -  $98.25
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788)  -  $23.50

Just look at that... if you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, it adds up to $121.75 (excluding shipping), which means you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  YAY!

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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 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
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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.


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