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.



Stamped Candles

I have finally gotten around to posting these lovely stamped candles made by the ladies that came to the November workshop on the Wednesday night.

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For this project, I gave them three stamp sets - Season of Joy, Baroque Motifs and Just Beachy - and a selection of colours and left them to it.  I love seeing what creative ideas people can come up with using the same products.  All different, all beautiful!

Don't forget that the Just Beachy stamp set featured here is in the Spring Mini Catalogue and will only be available until the end of this month - only a week left!

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Never-Ending Card

I made this never-ending card for my Father-in-law's birthday, which we celebrated last night.  He is a hands-on-fix-it-type person so appreciated the mechanics of the card.  I adapted the instructions found on Dawn's website to create this card.

I have an excess of Kiwi Kiss DSP, so decided to use that to cover the surfaces - there are a lot of surfaces!  To create definition, I daubered around each piece of this card in Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip, which created a really nice aged effect.  I found it quite difficult to develop this card because I couldn't use dimensionals, ribbons, etc. to create dimension and interest as they would interfere with the movement of the card.  Daubering in the two colours gave the dimension that the card needed.  Due to the unusual size of the card, I also made an envelope out of the Kiwi Kiss DSP, which gave it a lovely finish.

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Front
Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Defining Alphabet (116354), Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Sincere Salutations (116416), Kind Heart (116681).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Chocolate Chip (100908), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Daubers (102892) Blender Pen (102845).  Techniques: Daubering, Water-colouring.

Here are the insides of this card:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside
Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside

And the back:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Back

The never-ending cards are a lot of fun to play with and the kids had plenty of turns before we gave it away.  In fact, the more you play with this card, the better it moves!


Cherish Card

This card I totally copied from the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 14, no 12).  I had just got the Baroque Motifs stamp set and wanted to test-drive it!

Cherish Card
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Very Vanilla (106550), Certainly Celery (108619), Basic Gray (111859).  Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion), Vintage Brads (109109).  Tools: Mat Pack (106587), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Australian Card-making, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 12, no 12), page 55I did change some things:

  • I standardised the finished size of the card,
  • I used Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion) instead of the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon,
  • Pewter brads instead of pearls,
  • Basic Gray ink instead of silver embossing, and
  • Basic Gray card instead of the silver brushed metallic.

This is the card that inspired my bag tags for the Hamilton Extravaganza.


Another Window Frame

When I was playing around with the Window Frame Technique, I thought it would make a good mat for framing photos in a frame.  This is what I came up with: 

Cherish Photo Frame
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305).

Window Frame Technique

This cute Christmas card was a demonstrator swap that I got from Jacqui a couple of weeks ago. 

Window Frame Christmas Swap Card
Stamps: Window Dressing (Level 3 Hostess), Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Bashful Blue (106565).  Ink: Basic Grey (109120).  Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Stampin' Write Marker Pens, Chunky Sprinkles Stampin' Glitter (111343).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305), Mat Pack (105826), Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755).

As a result of this swap and a video demonstration posted on Jacqui's blog, there was a NZSU Blog Challenge to create a card using this window frame technique.  I made this card for the challenge, but unfortunately didn't post it before the challenge finished (I was too busy prepping for the Hamilton Extravaganza!).

Window Frame Thank You Card
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks (116372), Simply Said (116414).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599).  Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Mat Pack (105826), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

I made a few of these cards and those lovely people who placed orders with me at the Hamilton Extravaganza get one of them as my thanks to you.  This card is quite easy to re-produce and, changing the stamped images and words, can be used for any occasion.  Handmade ButtonsThe thing that took the longest for this particular card was making the "buttons".  I didn't have Chocolate Chip buttons in my stash at the time, so I made these using a 1/2" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip cardstock (four circles stacked and glued together), the Mat Pack and some Linen Thread.

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Say hello to a world of colourful creativity with Stampin' Blends - Stampin' Up!'s premier alcohol markers.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These high-quality, dual tip markers make it so easy to blend colours and create lovely works of art.

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

Introducing the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool! 

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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 two reservation windows:

Reservation Window Available to ship
17-30 Nov 2017
Approx. 1 Feb 2018
6-31 Dec 2017 Approx. 19 Mar 2018

There are limited units available for the first reservation window, so don't delay!

The second reservation window has unlimited units and they will begin shipping on 19 March and will continue though the following months as the product arrives in the warehouse.  They will be shipped in the order that the reservations were received (first in, first out).

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Up-Coming Events
  • 3 January - Sale-A-Bration Begins!
  • 3 January - Occasions Catalogue Release!
  • 12 January - Occasions Catalogue Launch Party (Hamilton)
  • 15-19 January - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 23 January - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 24 January - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 12-16 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 February - More Sale-A-Bration products released!
  • 20 February - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 February - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 23-25 February - Stamp Camp (Rotorua)
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  • 4 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
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  • 20 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
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  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration

Year-End Sales Event (1 December 2017-2 January 2018)

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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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* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.


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About Me


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.