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I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity. Kristine

Bee My Valentine Love You Note Card

Take a look at this cute note card using the Bee My Valentine Bundle, but with no bees and not for Valentine's Day!  What?

Happy Valentine's Day!  I want to express my gratitude to everyone who supports me in my business.  My heartfelt thanks go out to you all 🥰.

Nui te aroha ki a koe!

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  • 28 February: Workshop (Te Awamutu) 
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  • 24 March: Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 28 July: Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 5 October: World Card Making Day
  • 12-13 October: FYI Craft Show (Karapiro)
  • 3 November: Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so here is one last Valentine's project!  This adorable gift pouch was filled with foil-wrapped heart chocolates and then personalised using the Heartfelt Hellos stamp set and Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper - you can get both of these products for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.

I love this time of the year when we often have hot air balloons drifting across our house in the early mornings.  And, it only gets more exciting as we get closer to the Balloons Over Waikato Festival in March.  I was reflecting on this as I created this encouragement card using the Lighter Than Air Suite, found on pages 32-34 of the January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue.


about me

I am a stay-at-home mum with three teenagers and a wonderfully supportive husband.  My creative timeout is stamping, creating and giving handmade greeting cards.  When I was introduced to Stampin' Up!® over ten years ago, I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and loved creating with them.  Soon after, I became an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and discovered that I also enjoy sharing my paper crafting knowledge with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.

I would love to hear from you.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you want the latest catalogue, need papercraft supplies (we ship nationwide), wish to attend an upcoming event, or would like information about joining my team.

Kristine McNickle (Hamilton, New Zealand)
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Today we commemorate the first signing of New Zealand's founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) on 6 February 1840.  While the day can be marked with celebrations and festivities, it is also a time for reflection and acknowledging the complex history of the Treaty and its ongoing impact on the relationship between Māori and Pākehā.

Ko ngā pae tawhiti whāta kia tata, ko ngā pae tata, whakamaua kia tina.
The potential for tomorrow depends on what we do today.

The Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder die-cuts and embossed ten versatile sentiments.  So, when I created the "love you" Valentine's Day card, I had lots of words left over I could use for other greeting cards.  So, I used the same card design but created this fun "celebrate" birthday card.

On page 189 of the new mini catalogue you will find the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder.  A hybrid embossing folder is one where the dies snuggly fit inside the embossing folder so you can die-cut and emboss all in one pass!  The Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder has loads of embossed-and-die-cut words that can be used for many occasions.  On the opposite page of the mini catalogue is a fun little tip that you can use with the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder.  It says, "Use the Stampin' Brayer to ink the logo side of the embossing folder, then add the dies", which is the technique I have used to create this Valentine's Day or Anniversary Card...

Have you seen the super cute Square Pillow Boxes that are part of the Bee Mine Suite in the new mini catalogue?  These gift boxes are a generous size, plus they are fun to stamp on and decorate!  This one was created especially for Valentine's Day...