Creative Stamping

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

Meandering Meadows Friendship Hello Note Card

When you have amazing patterned paper like the Meandering Meadows 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, you don't need to add much to create a fantastic card.  This "Hello" friendship note card highlights this gorgeous paper and, yet, is so simple in design.

If you are looking for a simple Christmas Voucher Card, then go no further!  This fun-fold Christmas card is perfect for popping a gift voucher, bookmark, or Christmas note inside.

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The Sending Cheer Bundle is perfect for Christmas tags and decorations.  Each of the die-cut elements in this bundle has a loop or hole for tying them to a gift or stringing them up on a Christmas tree!  So, with that in mind, I created these fun Christmas tags with a coordinating matchbox gift box...

How cute is this treat box?  I have used the Sending Cheer Bundle and Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper to decorate one of the oh-so-simple-to-create Nested Treat Boxes...


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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I recently had the unfortunate occasion of needing a sympathy card and I turned to the Meandering Meadows Suite because of its serene scenes and uplifting colour palette.

I created a Christmas version of the Trucking Along Double-Point Card I made for Father's Day earlier this year.  This fun-fold Christmas card pairs the fabulous Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper with the Joy to You sentiment-only stamp set.

Today, Stampin' Up! have released a whole lot of new, stunning products.  You won't find these products in a printed publication as have only been released in the online store.  You can see all the Online Exclusive products by clicking HERE.  Amongst these new products is the delightful Meandering Meadows Suite, which is what I have used to create this fun-fold birthday card...

On Sunday we held our annual Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza and this is the fun project that Fiona and I designed and taught to everyone who attended.  We used the products from the Merry Bold & Bright Suite on page 8 of the September-December 2023 Mini Catalogue to create a fun-fold Christmas card.