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

 

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.

 

Gift Voucher Card

We gave my brother-in-law a gift voucher for his birthday this month, in which the voucher was the shape and size of a credit card.  A while ago I found these cards on Mary Fish's website, and decided to incorporate his gift into his birthday card...

Masculine Gift Voucher Card

Masculine Gift Voucher Card
Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Sage Shadow (108620), Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (105114), Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Marker Pen (100040), So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I used the same dimensions listed on Mary's website, and direction from Dawn's website.  The finished card size is 3" x 4-1/4".

I do love the So Saffron ribbon from the ribbon bundle promotion this month.  If you would like to get your own, then you will need to place an order with me really soon!  The ribbon bundle promotion finishes at the end of September - this week!

  • Click HERE to contact me about placing a qualifying order and getting a FREE ribbon bundle, including 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
 

September Thank You Cards

I have been playing with the ribbon from the ribbon bundle promotion.  I love the Certainly Celery and have used it quite a bit.  I added it to the little thank you cards I gave to customers who placed orders this month:

 Mini Thank You Cards featuring Certainly Celery ribbon

Stamps: Lovely Labels (116390), Priceless (116402).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Certainly Celery (108619), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  

I needed to make a bag topper for a hostess during the month, and since I already had the Certainly Celery, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink card on the table from another project, I used them to make this: 

Bag Topper featuring Certainly Celery ribbon

Stamps: Lovely Labels (116390).  Card/Paper: Pretty in Pink (106568), Rose Red (108613), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618), Medium Cellophane Bag (102757).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

Don't forget to place your orders during the month of September.  You too can get an exclusive ribbon bundle of 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon when you place an order over $120.

  • Click HERE to contact me to place an order to get your own ribbon bundle and one of these thank you cards.
 

Crazy for Cupcakes

I am doing a workshop next week with a friend and borrowed the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set from her.  This is one of the cards we are making at that workshop. 

Crazy for Cupcakes Watercoloured Spotlight Card

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Water Colouring, Spotlighting.
Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set

It is a really fun stamp set and I think I have to get it... soon!  I have so enjoyed using these stamps with the watercolour pencils that I have make two other cards for my nieces' brithdays - may as well use it while I have it here!  I will put those two cards up when I have photographed them.

 

Scribble This Flower Card

I found this card on Splitcoast Stampers that I really liked and decided have a go.  It uses a stamp set I absolutely adore, Scribble This.  I also used the new flower brads from the Spring Mini Catalogue and lovely designer paper in Pink Pirouette from Candy Lane.

Scribble This Heartfelt Card

Stamps: Scribble This (116406), Heartfelt Thanks (116372).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Pink Pirouette (116203), Chocolate Chip (108599), Always Artichoke (108610), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367), Flower Designer Brads (112583).  Tools: Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I made a similar one for my good friend Patrice to congratulate her on achieving her goals as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and earning a free trip away!  It is the same, but says "Congratulations" instead of "Heartfelt".  

Another good friend, Nadine, had her birthday last week, so I got all excited and made one for her as well!  I used the "Birthday Wishes" stamp from Sincere Salutations on her card and changed up the colours.

 Scribble This Birthday Card

Stamps: Scribble This (116406), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Old Olive (106576), So Saffron (108611), Rose Red (108613), Fall Flowers (retired).  Ink: Old Olive (102277), Rose Red (101778).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Flower Designer Brads (112583), Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker (100063), Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079).  Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

My daughters were admiring the cards and my youngest (6) said that she thought it would make a good Christmas Card. That got me thinking, so at some stage I will try it again using Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive, making the flower a Poinsettia.

 

Just Beachy

Here is the Just Beachy stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue again.  I really love this stamp set and have found it to be really versatile.  This acetate box has the sun image stamped with Cotton White Stazon (also from the Spring Mini Catalogue).  I stamped the jandals image around the outside in Rose Red on Very Vanilla and matched it with Pretty in Pink.

Just Beachy Acetate Box

Stamps: Just Beachy (116879).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Pretty in Pink (106568), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Cotton White StazOn (106960), Rose Red (101778).  Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367).  Tools: Sticky Strip (104294), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Crop-A-Dile (108362).

I got really excited and also stamped the fish images from the Just Beachy stamp set on some jandals with the Cotton White Stazon.  I think it would even better on darker-coloured jandals, but I do like the "water" effect that these ones have.  The kids really love it and want me to stamp all their footwear now! 

 Just Beachy Jandals

 Just Beachy Jandals

Don't forget that the products in the Spring Mini Catalogue  are only available until the end of November.  If you want your own copy of the mini catalogue, I am giving them away free when you purchase an Idea Book & Catalogue from me.  The catalogues are usually $14.95, however I have a special for August where they are 20% off.  

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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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