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

  

Hamilton Extravaganza

On the weekend we held the Hamilton Extravaganza.  It was a cold day outside, but inside there was a warm, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed creative inspiration from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Hamilton Extravaganza

There were eight local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the pretty Kraft Pillow Boxes with products from the Nature's Poem Suite and filled them chocolate yumminess!

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

That wasn't the only gifts given away!  We also had a selection of prizes that were drawn at random during the day.  Here's some of the lovely product and gifts that were won...

Hamilton Extravaganza | Prize Draw Prizes

At the Hamilton Extravaganza, we had five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so all guests went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.

In this first project, Jacque showed everyone how to create a double-opening card that opens from the right!

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

... and then the left!

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

This gorgeous vintage-style card, with many lovely layers and textures, was created using the gorgeous Botanical Bliss stamp set and coordinating Botanical Tags Thinlit Dies.

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

Another card with a fabulous opening surprise and lots of layers is this masculine card, taught by Rayleen and Irene.  It features the Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating Under the Sea Framelits Dies, plus the fabulous Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper...

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

This is a Dutch-Fold Card and it opens like this...

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

Kay and Ruth used the very popular Varied Vases stamp set with the coordinating Vases Builder Punch to create this masterpiece...

Varied Vases Window Box Card

I love how this Window Box Card frames the soft, watercoloured flowers in vases.

Varied Vases Window Box Card

Bev and Andrea shared how to create a card that is quite popular right now - the Impossible Card, featuring the equally popular Rooted in Nature stamp set, coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, and the lovely Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper...

Nature's Poem Impossible Card

Nature's Poem Impossible Card

And lastly, I showed everyone how to create a pretty gift box.  This is a play on a bag-in-a-box design, altered to look like a purse and is great for larger presents or a gift-set of 3" x 3" note cards...

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

This purse gift bag focused on the Petal Promenade Suite, and was finished with a tag stamped and die-cut using the Beautiful Promenade Bundle.

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

The beauty of these bags comes from the amazing Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, which has photographed florals on one side and marble or bokeh effects on the reverse (inside the bag).  Here's all the different designs...

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

All our guests and teachers had a lovely day at the Hamilton Extravaganza, and everyone went home with new ideas and creative inspiration.  If you want to join us for the next Hamilton Extravaganza (which is the Christmas one!) then sign up for my email updates to find out when registration opens.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.

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Call Me Clover

Continuing on with an overview of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our final colour, the lovely Call Me Clover…

Call Me Clover is a conservative shade of Irish Green that is clean and fresh.  Cooler or more blue than Garden Green, warmer than Tranquil Tide, Call Me Clover is similar in tone to the new Shaded Spruce, but less intense.  This gorgeous jade is perfect for a beautiful green impact on your projects. 

Animal Outing New Baby Card

Stamps: Animal Outing (wood: 146597, clear: 146600).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Tranquil Tide (144252), Shaded Spruce (147006), Call Me Clover (146992), Garden Green (108605), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177).  Accessories: Leaf Ribbon (146905), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the photographed project on page 19 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and it compares Call Me Clover with three other Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this lovely new colour…

Animal Outing New Baby Card

This new baby card features the sweet images from the Animal Outing stamp set, and is simply finished with the silky Leaf Ribbon...

Animal Outing New Baby Card

Leaf Ribbon
Leaf Ribbon (146905) - $16.75
Call Me Clover - 4.6 m

The Animal Outing stamp set has a set of coordinating dies called the Animal Friend Thinlits.  I used these with the fabulous rhinoceros and bird stamp to decorate a Kraft Pillow Box...

Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Box

Bundles: Animal Outing Stamp Set + Animal Friends Thinlits Dies (wood: 148323, clear: 148324).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708).  Stampin' Blends: Smoky Slate Dark and Light (145058), Bermuda Bay Light (144580), Pool Party Dark and Light (144605), Daffodil Delight Dark and Light (144603), Color Lifter (144608).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper (146902).  Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Leaf Ribbon (146905).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Animal Outing Stamp Set + Animal Friends Thinlits Dies Bundle
Animal Outing Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Animal Friends Thinlits Dies Bundle (148323) - $109.75
Animal Outing Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Animal Friends Thinlits Dies Bundle (148324) - $94.50

Kraft Pillow Boxes
Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018) - $10.50
10 boxes:  12.7 cm x 7 cm (5" x 2-3/4")

The rhino and bird were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends.  The rhino was coloured using Smoky Slate Dark and Light Stampin' Blends, then the horn lightened using the Color Lifter.  The sweet little bird is in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight.

STAMPIN' BLENDS UPDATE:  All the Stampin' Blends Markers listed on page 204 of the Annual Catalogue, including the new colours, are now available to purchase!  (29 June 2018)

Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Box

This thank you gift box features three of the fun designs in the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  One side of the paper has fun animal imagery, like these playful little birds, and the other side shows-off bright patterns.

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Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Box

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (146902) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

The Kraft Pillow Boxes are perfect for packaging small thank you gifts... keep them simple with those gorgeous, white polka-dots, or dress the pillow boxes up with some designer paper and stamps!

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Blueberry Bushel

Continuing on with an overview of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our fourth colour, the beautiful Blueberry Bushel...

Blueberry Bushel is both a bright shade and dark shade of azure-blue.  This deep, vivid hue is similar to Pacific Point but more saturated, however, not as dark as Night of Navy.  Blueberry Bushel is a beautiful royal blue with a depth of colour that reminds me of the ocean.

Accented Blooms Thank You Card

Stamps: Accented Blooms (wood: 146678, clear: 146681).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Pacific Point (116202), Blueberry Bushel (146991), Night of Navy (106577), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177).  Accessories: Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine (146336), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the photographed project on page 19 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and it compares Blueberry Bushel with three other Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this lovely new colour…

Accented Blooms Thank You Card

This thank you card features only a single stamped image.  This bold focal-point is from the pretty Accented Blooms stamp set.  The card is finished with a length of Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine tied down the side.  The Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine has a lovely twist that looks like it's been braided!

Accented Blooms Thank You Card

Accented Blooms Stamp Set
Accented Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146678) - $59.00
Accented Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146681) - $42.00

Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine
Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine (146336) - $6.25
13.7 m

For this second project featuring Blueberry Bushel, I picked out a darker-grain pattern from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, and white embossed it with the floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set.  This I mounted onto the front of a tall, thin card (finished size: 3" x 6")…

Accented Blooms Love You Card

Stamps: Accented Blooms (wood: 146678, clear: 146681).  Ink: Blueberry Bushel (147138), Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Metallic Pearls (146282), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Aqua Painter (103954), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The Accented Blooms stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Tailored Tag Punch, which I've used to punch out the void in the stamp.  The piece that I punched out is mounted on the back of the card, so it peeks through the opening on the card front.

Accented Blooms Love You Card

Accented Blooms Love You Card

The stamped sentiment and flowers are in Blueberry Bushel, which makes a great accent on this card.  For the flowers, I gave a piece of Whisper White card stock a light wash of Blueberry Bushel ink and heat set it before the card stock deteriorated.  I then stamped the flowers from the bottom-right of the main image in Blueberry Bushel ink and hand-cut out three to add to my card.

The card was then finished with a little silver bling... Silver Metallic Thread tied in a bow on the card edge and the new Silver Metallic Pearls.

Accented Blooms Love You Card

Metallic Pearls
Metallic Pearls (146282) - $14.75
242 pieces: 121 each of gold and silver adhesive-backed pearls

This is a really versatile card-style.  In fact this card is a copy of a similar one that I created for Miss-just-turned-15!  Instead of "Love You", I stamped a birthday sentiment in gorgeous Blueberry Bushel ink.  It's her birthday today and I hope she loves what I've created for her.

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Pineapple Punch

Continuing on with an overview of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our third colour, the vibrant Pineapple Punch...

Pineapple Punch is a playful, sunny yellow that is clean and fresh.  This cool hue is more intense than So Saffron, but softer and less orange than Daffodil Delight or the more saturated Crushed Curry.  Pineapple Punch is a well-balanced yellow that is a welcome addition to our colour collection.

Abstract Impressions So Much To Love Card

Bundles: Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148348).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Crushed Curry (131288), Daffodil Delight (121680), Pineapple Punch (146994), So Saffron (108611), Whisper White (106549), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177).  Accessories: Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (146953), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the photographed project on page 19 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and it compares Pineapple Punch with three other Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this bright new colour…

Abstract Impressions So Much To Love Card

This sunny card features lovely, stamped words from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, paired with a die-cut daisy flower from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies.  Tucked in behind the stamped panel is the brilliant Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.  I love working with grosgrain ribbon as it's just soft enough to be pliable, but firm enough for bows and loops to have structure.  This narrow, go-with-anything ribbon is available in all the new 2018-2020 In Colors.

Abstract Impressions So Much To Love 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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Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (146953) - $12.50
9.1 m
Also available in Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick

For this second project, I paired Pineapple Punch with the gorgeous Mango Melody, one of our new core colours.  But wait, there's more!  I there's a second new colour here too!  The words are stamped in Pacific Point and underneath is a wash of the pretty, new Balmy Blue…

Abstract Impressions Mini Gable Box

Bundles: Abstract Impressions Stamp Set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148348).  Ink: Pineapple Punch (147141), Mango Melody (147093), Balmy Blue (147105), Pacific Point (147098).  Card/Paper: Shimmery White (121717).  Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (146961), Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (146953), Blossoms Elements (146330).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Heat Tool (129056), Aqua Painter (103954), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This is one of the fabulous Mini Gable Boxes, which comes in Silver and Lustrous White.  This Lustrous White Mini Gable Box is similar to Shimmery White card stock and has a gorgeous sparkle to it.  You can use these boxes just as they are, or have the added option of colouring them.  I've added a wash of Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody inks along the bottom edge of my Mini Gable Box using the Aqua Painter.  I then finished the gift box with some additional splatters of Mango Melody ink.

Abstract Impressions Mini Gable Box

Although the box material looks similar to Shimmery White card stock, it is not as robust and doesn't stand for much wetness before the fibres start to swell and deteriorate.  If you try this wash method to colour your Lustrous White Mini Gable Box, work quickly, don't repeatedly go over an area, and dry it with a Heat Tool as quickly as you can.

I added stamped and die-cut details to the front of the gift box using the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, then finished the top with one of the pretty Blossoms Elements, which are petite resin flowers...

Abstract Impressions Mini Gable Box

Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes
Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (146961) - $16.75
12 food safe boxes
4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)

Blossoms Elements
Blossoms Elements (146330) - $16.75
18 flowers: 6 each of 3 colours
Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, So Saffron

I created these thank you gift boxes and filled them with goodies for my lovely hosts at the Cambridge and Te Awamutu Workshops.  I can't wait to give them away!

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Lovely Lipstick

Continuing on with an overview of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our second colour, the gorgeous Lovely Lipstick...

Lovely Lipstick is an intense red-heavy magenta that is rich and luscious.  This cool red has a touch of purple like Melon Mambo, but with more saturation.  Lovely Lipstick sits between red and pink with bluer undertones when compared to it's warmer Real Red cousin, but doesn't tend towards a fuchsia-purple like Berry Burst.

Varied Vases Blooms With Happiness Card

Stamps: Varied Vases (photopolymer: 146644).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Berry Burst (144249), Melon Mambo (119980), Lovely Lipstick (146993), Real Red (121694), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177).  Accessories: Tinted Faceted Buttons (146349), Silver Baker's Twine (145569), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the photographed project on page 19 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and it compares Lovely Lipstick with three other Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this pretty new colour…

Varied Vases Blooms With Happiness Card | Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red, Whisper White

This sweet card features stamps from the Varied Vases stamp set and one of the pretty Tinted Faceted Buttons.  These translucent buttons come in three of the new 2018-2020 In Colors: Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, and this one, which is Lovely Lipstick threaded with Silver Baker's Twine...

Varied Vases Blooms With Happiness Card

Tinted Faceted Buttons
Tinted Faceted Buttons (146349) - $15.75
24 translucent coloured buttons: 8 each of 3 colours
Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick

Lovely Lipstick is a vibrant hue that is great for adding a pop of colour.  Here it is on a thank you card, paired with Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and the Varied Vases stamp set with it's coordinating Vases Builder Punch...

Varied Vases Thank You Card

Bundles: Varied Vases + Vases Builder Punch (photopolymer: 148381).  Ink: Pool Party (147107), Pear Pizzazz (147104), Lovely Lipstick (147140), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Pear Pizzazz (131290), Lovely Lipstick (146993), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Silver & Whisper White Baker's Twine (145569), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143706), Stamparatus (148187), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This thank you card is the same layout and colours as the make-and-take from the Annual Catalogue Launch Party at the start of this month, but stepped-up with a touch more Wink of Stella to make all the flowers shimmer, a length of the pretty Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, and a fabulous textured card base.  It's not textured card stock, it's better than that!  It's Pool Party card stock embossed with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Varied Vases Thank You Card

Varied Vases Stamp Set + Vases Builder Punch Bundle
Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set + Vases Builder Punch Bundle (148381) - $83.50

Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143706) - $20.00

Photos don't adequately show the gorgeous texture that comes from the Subtle embossing folder, you really have to see and touch it to appreciate how lovely it is.

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Select Designer Series Paper Products - BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (1-31 July 2018)

Back by popular demand... an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper for the month of July: buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!

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Join Stampin' Up! and get a FREE Ink Pad Assortment!  (1-31 July 2018)

For all of July, Stampin’ Up! is offering one FREE ink pad assortment of your choosing as part of your regular demonstrator Starter Kit.  That's an incredible value! 

This is the perfect opportunity to join my team—and the Stampin’ Up! family—and start your new business off with a huge haul of new products!

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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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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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.