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

 

Online Extravaganza

12 Weeks of Christmas

From 4 October, everyone on my email list will will receive weekly emails with amazing holiday project ideas, including all the instructions on how to recreate them.  There are Christmas cards, creative gifts and fun gift wrapping ideas.  It's easy, just sign up at the top right of this page.

 

Year of Cheer Gift Boxes

I used the gorgeous Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and Caroline's Diagonal Opening Gift Box design to create these lovely Christmas boxes in gold and silver.  These sweet gift boxes are 2" square and look like something small, blingy, and expensive is inside!

Cheers to the Year Diagonal Opening Gift Box

Stamps: Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925).  Ink: VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (124267), Whisper White (106549), Gold Foil (132622), Silver Foil (132178), Vellum (106584), Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640).  Accessories: Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (144129), Foil Snowflakes (144642), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Silver Embossing Powder (109131).  Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch (119973), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640) - $27.75
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

These Diagonal Opening Boxes are perfect for filling with Christmas gifts and were one of the projects we created at the October Creative Stamping Workshops

  • Don't miss out on some fun Christmas creating.  Click HERE and contact me to register for the November Creative Stamping Workshops.

 

Designer Series Paper Sale | Buy 3, Get 1 Free | 1-31 October

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

Stampin' Blends (Coming 1 November)

 

 

Cheers to you!

Going back 12-months or more, we would never add, say, gold and silver on the same project.  But now, the trend in paper crafting is mixing metallics and I love it!  Stampin' Up! is right on trend with their Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper has classic foil designs with a mix of champagne, copper, gold and silver.  Here's three of the four paper designs on cards inspired by a photographed image on page 36 of the Holiday Catalogue...

Cheers to the Year Thank You Cards

Stamps: Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925).  Ink: Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640).  Accessories: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape (144644).  Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640) - $27.75
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

To compliment those gorgeous paper designs, I've used the coordinating Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and versatile Cheers to the Year stamp set to complete these cards.

Cheers to the Year Stamp Set
Cheers to the Year Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144925) - $53.00
Cheers to the Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144928) - $38.00

Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape
Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape (144644) - $19.25
5 rolls: 1 each of 5 designs, 4.6 m of each.
3.2 mm, 6.4 mm, 13 mm widths

Here's close-ups of the three cards.  This one is in gold with touches of gold, copper and silver from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape...

Cheers to the Year Thank You Cards

This bold design is in copper and silver...

Cheers to the Year Thank You Cards

And lastly, this is champagne designer paper with gold, copper and silver...

Cheers to the Year Thank You Cards

One great technique for card making is repetition of the stamped sentiment, like the "cheers" on these cards, expressing good wishes and thanks.  These are the cards I've created for those who place an order with me during October to say, "thank you".

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Designer Series Paper Sale | Buy 3, Get 1 Free | 1-31 October

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

Stampin' Blends (Coming 1 November)

 

 

Sunflowers or Daisies?

Autumn or Spring?  Vanilla or white?  Gold or silver?  These two floral gift boxes are very similar, yet poles apart...

Diagonal Opening Gift Boxes

Both gift boxes were created using Caroline's Diagonal Opening Gift Box design and some of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper that is currently on sale.  This first one uses the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Painted Harvest Bundle...

Painted Harvest Diagonal Opening Gift Box

Bundle: Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (photopolymer: 146021).  Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Daffodil Delight (126944), Cajun Craze (126965), Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 131261).  Card/Paper: Crushed Curry (131288), Very Vanilla (106550), Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613), Gold Foil Sheets (132622).  Accessories: Jute Twine (144625).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Diagonal Opening Gift Box

I love how our Designer Series Papers have patterns printed on both sides, which creates a lovely lining and wow-factor when you open these cute gift boxes.

This one uses the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set...

Daisy Delight Diagonal Opening Gift Box

Stamps: Daisy Delight (photopolymer: 143669).  Ink: Old Olive (126953), Daffodil Delight (126944), Calypso Coral (126983), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Calypso Coral (124392), Night of Navy (106577), Whisper White (106549), Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137), Silver Foil Sheets (132178).  Accessories: Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144171), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Daisy Delight Diagonal Opening Gift Box

These sweet gift boxes aren't difficult to create, and why not make lots when Designer Series Paper is on sale!  Painted Autumn and Delightful Daisy are two of the Designer Series Paper packs in October's promotion, where you can buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613) - $23.50

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) - $23.50

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Designer Series Paper Sale | Buy 3, Get 1 Free | 1-31 October

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

Faux Patina Birthday Card

The Faux Patina Technique has a lot of wow-factor and is simple to do.  Some good card stock and embossing powder colour combinations for this technique are Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide or Always Artichoke with Gold or Copper embossing powder.  Basic Gray or Smoky Slate with Silver embossing powder should look good too.  These dark, earthy colours definitely lend themselves to masculine cards, like this one, which is Tranquil Tide and copper...

Faux Patina Birthday Card

Bundle: photopolymer: Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (photopolymer: 146021).  Stamps: Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925, clear: 144928), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (photopolymer: 143662).  Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Pool Party (126982), Tranquil Tide (144085), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Early Espresso (121686), Tranquil Tide (144252), Calypso Coral (124392), Shimmery White (121717), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder (141636).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143741), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Heat Tool (129056), Aqua Painter (103954), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).

The Faux Patina Technique is basically a imperfect embossing with a metallic colour.  Patina is a tarnish that you get on the surface of copper, bronze and similar metals.  The embossing folder replicates the (often) ornamental surface and the imperfect heat embossing is the faux tarnish.  To do this, I first used a detailed or brocade embossing folder to get a lovely raised pattern.  I then lightly and randomly rubbed the VersaMark stamp pad over the top of the embossed design.  Lastly, I applied metallic embossing powder sparely over the surface of the card stock, tapped off the excess and then heat set.

Faux Patina Birthday Card

To finish my card I delved into some of my favourite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue to select some great images.  The skeletal leaf image from the Painted Harvest stamp set has a lovely distressed look, like the faux patina.  I stamped it in Tranquil Tide ink on Shimmery White card stock and used an Aqua Painter to move and blend the ink a little.  The Leaf Punch made quick work of cutting that out.  I also used the Aqua Painter to add a wash of Pool Party ink to a 2" circle.  I love the decorative stamps from the Cheers to the Year stamp set, so stamped the circular-swirl stamped in Pool Party ink in the 2" circle, and the spotted border in Early Espresso ink on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Faux Patina Birthday Card

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177) - $21.25
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2)

Wood Textures is one of the Designer Series Paper packs in October's promotion, where you can buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!

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    Order them online...
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Celebrate World Card Making Day | Get 15%-off select card making essentials on 1-10 October

Designer Series Paper Sale | Buy 3, Get 1 Free | 1-31 October

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Have you thought about your Christmas cards?  Do you have some ideas?  Well, to help you, I am very happy to announce that next week I will begin a 12 Weeks of Christmas email campaign.  

12 Weeks of Christmas

From 4 October, every week you will receive a holiday project idea with all the instructions on how to recreate it.  Weeks 1-5 projects are Christmas cards, weeks 7-9 are creative gifts and weeks 10-12 will have fun gift wrapping ideas.  Here's the catch... the only people who will receive these 12 amazing project ideas are those on my email list, so make sure you're subscribed!  It's easy, just sign up at the top right of this page.

In these emails you'll see gorgeous Christmas projects like this one.  Yes, it uses a Thanksgiving stamp set for Christmas!  Here I used sunflower image from the versatile Painted Harvest stamp set as a wreath on my Christmas card...

Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Stamps: Painted Harvest Stamp Set (photopolymer: 144783), Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925, clear: 144928).  Ink: Wild Wasabi (126959), Garden Green (126973), Real Red (126949), Whisper White (145406), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Real Red (106578), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Gold 1/8" Ribbon (134583), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).

Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set (144783) - $44.00
Bundle & Save 10%: Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (146021) -  $70.00

I used the two petal images to create the wreath, the detailed stamp in Garden Green ink and the background stamp in Wild Wasabi.  The holly berries are stamped in Real Red and are also from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I love how this stamp has a gorgeous, irregular painted-look.  In fact, it looks like I've flicked painted strokes on my card to create the wreath!

Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

I finished the card with a gold-embossed "Seasons Greetings" from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  This was stamped onto a strip of Real Red card stock, which I've lightly sponged around the edges with Whisper White ink to give it a similar distressed look.

Celebrate World Card Making Day | Get 15%-off select card making essentials on 1-10 October

Designer Series Paper Sale | Buy 3, Get 1 Free | 1-31 October

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 
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Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

The Stamparatus is being released ahead of it's scheduled debut in June 2018!  You can get yours as early as 1 February by participating in the pre-order.   All you need to do is reserve your Stamparatus to guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.  There are three reservation windows:

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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.