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.




Meet the Medallion stamp...

Medallion Stamp 

This stamp is big and beautiful.  When the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue was released, it was one of the first things on my list!  I just love it.  It is great for background stamping or for a lovely big focal stamp.  Note, the image in the mini is shown at 60% of actual size, when stamped it has a diameter of approximately 12 cm.

Here is a quick and easy card that can be made using the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and the Medallion stamp...

Manhattan Flower Embossed Card

Stamps: Medallion (119175), Vintage Vogue (wood: 119191).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (106552), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Sahara Sand (105208).  Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026). Tools: Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder (114517), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (102892).

This card design is really versatile.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have had a couple of lovely ladies give generously, so I used this card design to create Thank You cards for them; changing the colours and sentiment.

  • Click HERE to contact me to order the Medallion stamp.
  • Click HERE to see what else is in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

April Thank You Cards

I didn't get around to showing these cards here last month.  These are the thank you cards that I sent out to everyone who placed an order during April.  It uses the crayon resist technique with colours to match the Tea Party DSP (Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst).

April Thank You Cards

Stamps: Sweet Stems (115880), Happy Moments (retired from Sale-a-bration).  Card/Paper: Pretty In Pink (106546), Whisper White (106549), Tea Party DSP (113992).  Ink: Pretty In Pink (101301), So Saffron (105213), Certainly Celery (105217), Almost Amethyst (101723), Basic Gray (109120).  Tools: Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Crayon.

April Thank You Cards

April Thank You Cards

  • Click HERE to see the April workshop project we did using the same technique, stamp set, and colours.
  • Click HERE to find out more about the Crayon Resist Technique.

Faux-Stitched Butterfly Birthday Card

Yesterday was my niece's 9th birthday.  My daughter, who is only five weeks older than her cousin, made a butterfly spiral popup card for her birthday during the school holidays.  I created this card to give to my niece from the rest of the family...

Rachael's Birthday Card

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Pretty In Pink (106568), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161), Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose DSP from Patterns Pack II DSP (Hostess Level 1).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835).  Accessories: White uniBall Signo Gel Pen (105021), Kiwi Kiss Buttons (from Button Bouquet Designer Buttons - 112092), Pretty In Pink Buttons (retired from Summer Mini).  Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch (117191), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Kitchen String.

Yep, everything is "stitched" around using a white gel pen.  The faux-stitching was inspired by the butterflies on Amanda Reddicliffe's scrapbooking layout.  Love the effect!


Punches and Edible Icing!

Check out this alternative use for Stampin' Up! punches...

Koru Edible Icing - Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Believe it or not, these images were punched from an edible icing sheet!  Click HERE to read more about it.  These were created by Sandra, the owner and creator of Kiwi Cakes, an online cake decorating supplies business.

Paua Edible Icing - Scallop Circle Punch

Don't you just love the paua icing!  These would be lovely as cake toppers.


Another Pop-up Card

I needed to make a 60th wedding anniversary card for my grandparents last weekend and had a card in mind.  However, recently I was challenged to play with pop-up cards and have been poking around the internet to get inspired.  I started to make the anniversary card I had planned in my head (which wasn't a pop-up card), but as it progressed the ideas I saw on the web crept in.  It ended up nothing like I had planned, but I love it.

Anniversary Pop-up Card

Stamps: Heard From The Heart (clear: 1020006).  Card/Paper: Cameo Coral (108603), Tempting Turquioise (100058), Whisper White (106549), Pink Flamingo DSP (113976).  Ink: Cameo Coral (103035), Tempting Turquoise (100914).  Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Clear Block H (118490), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

 Anniversary Pop-up Card

The template for this card design came from Julie's Stamping Spot.

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Retiring List

Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

10 April-31 May 2018
(while supplies last)

With the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue release on 1 June we bid farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products.  The items on the Retiring List are only available while supplies last, and some go very quickly.

Printable Retiring Lists (PDF)

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4 products sold out

48 products sold out

See the Retiring List (PDF) for a complete list of items available and those sold out.

(Updated 21 May 2018)

Occasions Catalogue

2018 Occasions Catalogue - click to download PDF

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2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Annual Catalogue

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view

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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Up-Coming Events
  • 1 May - Share What You Love Bundles Released
  • 14-21 May - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 22 May - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 23 May - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 May - Last day to order from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions Catalogue
  • 1 June - 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Released!
  • 1 June - Annual Catalogue Launch Party
  • 11-18 June - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 June - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 June - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 1 July - Hamilton Extravaganza

Early Release - Share What You Love Suite
1-31 May 2018

EARLY RELEASE!  Get the fabulous Share What You Love Suite ahead of it's release in the new Annual Catalogue.

Choose from three Share What You Love Bundles during May and get free products:

Just Getting Started Bundle - ONE FREE ITEM

JUST GETTING STARTED:  Designed for the newer stamper in mind, this bundle has everything a new crafter needs to start stamping and experiencing the joy of creativity.  Bundle includes one free product, valued at $12.75.

A Little More, Please Bundle - TWO FREE ITEMS

A LITTLE MORE, PLEASE:  This bundle includes a stunning collection of coordinating products, perfect for anyone who stamps regularly and already has some crafting supplies.  Bundle includes two free products, valued at $37.

Gotta Have It All Bundle - THREE FREE ITEMS

GOTTA HAVE IT ALL:  The perfect bundle for passionate crafters who really want it all!  You get the whole suite plus an exclusive stamp available only in May.  Bundle includes three free products, valued at $62.


2018-2020 In Color Collection Bundle - 10%-OFF

2018-2020 IN COLOR COLLECTION:  You can get the five new In Color Stamp Pads at a 10% discount too!

  • Click HERE to see these bundles in all their glory (3.42 MB PDF)
  • Click HERE to order them online, or
    Click HERE to contact me to place your order.
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 Clearance Rack

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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order from the Clearance Rack.

* 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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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.

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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.