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

Honey Bee Spinner Card

Over the last two weeks I have been teaching this cute spinner card at the September Creative Stamping Workshops.  These cards feature the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and honey bees from the Shooting Star stamp set...

Honey Bee Spinner Card

Bundle:  Shooting Star Stamp Set + Sliding Star Framelits Dies (wood: 142349, clear: 142350).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082), So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (Subtles: 131263), Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker (131262).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Glue Dots (103683), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: 2 x 10-cent pieces.

What I love most about this project is that there's no hand-cutting!  The coordinating Sliding Star Framelits Dies do all the work... from the circular spinner track all the way through to die-cutting the bees and hive.

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Shooting Star Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Sliding Star Framelits Dies Bundle (142349)  -  $96.25
Shooting Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Sliding Star Framelits Dies Bundle (142350)  -  $82.75

I have children's birthdays this month and I can't wait to create more with the Shooting Star Bundle.  Imagine the paper plane spinning around the world or the shooting star spinning around the moon... lots of ideas!

 

Home Sweet Home Halloween

In New Zealand we rarely celebrate Halloween, and our family doesn't observe this holiday.  However, when I saw the Sweet Home stamp set and coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalogue, I knew a spooky Halloween house we definitely on the creation-todo-list.  I've seen a few of these cute little houses and have taken small ideas from each one to create mine...

Home Sweet Home Halloween

Bundle:  Sweet Home Stamp Set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 143516).  Stamps: Ghoulish Grunge (wood: 142238, clear: 142241).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Basic Gray Archival (140932), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Whisper White Craft (101731).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape (Brights: 141680), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

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Sweet Home Photopolymer Stamp Set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies Bundle (143516)  -  $107.00

For the front door, I added a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape for the door handle and stamped a "Trick or Treat" banner using images from the Sweet Home set.  Notice how all the words in this stamp set are curved and sized to fit the cute banner in the Home Sweet Home Thinlits?

Home Sweet Home Halloween

I really wanted to capture the translucent feeling of spiderwebs and ghoulish ghosts, so I heat embossed these images with white embossing powder onto vellum...

Home Sweet Home Halloween

Home Sweet Home Halloween

Oh, and do you see all those gorgeous stamped bricks?  That stamp is from the Ghoulish Grunge set and is perfect for this project.  Stamping tip:  use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you line up mulitple lines of bricks to completely cover the house.

Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Set
Ghoulish Grunge Wood-Mount Stamp Set (142238)  -  $59.00
Ghoulish Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set (142241)  -  $42.00

And the last bit of my Halloween house I wanted to share with you is the roof, which I love, love, love!  I used the tile-look die and cut eight strips for each side of the roof, then layered them using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  What I love most about this roof is the uneven, scraggy-look.

Home Sweet Home Halloween

I can't wait to create more!  Keep checking back over the next few months to see what other houses I will dress up with this stamp and die set.  I'm thinking Gingerbread House, Christmas decorations, bach or holiday home, a dog kennel... so many cute possibilities!

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Blooms & Wishes For You

For this month's Thank You cards, I have chosen products from the Blooms & Bliss Suite.  This suite of products is known for it's soft colours and whimsical floral designs...

Blooms & Wishes For You Card

Stamps: Blooms & Wishes (photopolymer: 141784).  Ink: Island Indigo (126986), Sweet Sugarplum (141395), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Mint Macaron (138326), Sahara Sand (126976).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Whisper White (106549), Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654).  Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon (141487).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I love that this card has loads of stamping, with overlapping layers of images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  The ink colours were picked out from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper so it coordinates perfectly.  A piece of Burlap Ribbon to finish.

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (141784)  -  $44.00

Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654)  -  $23.50
12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm).  12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

When my family saw this card, they said it looked like waterlillies on a pond and congratulated me on a great idea.  When I take another look at the card through their eyes, I can see what they mean.  Should I tell them that I didn't create this card with that in mind?

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Holiday Catalogue Launch Party

On Friday I held my annual Holiday Catalogue Launch Party to kick of the start of the festive season.  It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed seeing and having hands-on exploration of new 2016 Holiday Catalogue products, participating in games, winning spot prizes, prize draws and more!

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party

A party is not a party unless it has gifts!  So during the Launch Party I gave away these spot prizes, which included Fancy Frost Sequins, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper and a sponge (for adding ink to these white-on-white textured designs), all tied together with either the Sweet Sugarplum or silver 3/8" Glitter Ribbon.  Yummy!

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party | Spot Prize

Everyone who came came along had multiple changes to put their name into a prize draw, which was drawn at the end of the event.  The winners received the gorgeous Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Copper Foil Sheets and the 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack.  These were gift-wrapped using the very-popular Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon and one of the pretty tags from the Tin of Tags Project Kit.  Wow, wouldn't you love to win this...

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party | Prize Draw Prize

There were two simple Christmas projects for everyone to create and enjoy having hands-on experience with some new products.  This first project is a sweet Christmas card that features the Candy Cane Lane Product Suite...

Candy Cane Christmas Card

Stamps: Candy Cane Christmas (wood: 142037, clear: 142040).   Ink: Real Red (126949), Crumb Cake (126975).  Card/Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes (133766), Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine (141983), Metallic Sequins (138390).  Tools: 2" Circle Punch (133782), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The second project is a cute Christmas gift tag using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch...

Cookie Cutter Christmas Tag

Bundle: Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set + Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (photopolymer: 143493).   Ink: Jet Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Real Red & Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers (141973), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine (141983), Candy Lane Designer Washi Tape (141985).  Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Santa was coloured using the Real Red & Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers, then a brush of Clear Wink of Stella over Santa's "fluffy bits" give him a lovely shine...

Cookie Cutter Christmas Tag

And, finally, all attendees went home with their own copy of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue...

2016 Holiday Catalogue - click to download PDF

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Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers Day Cable Knit Chocolate Box

Today we honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and male parenting.  We all need a positive male role model and we are grateful for their love, tinacity and wisdom.  Thanks for all you do!

To acknowledge this day and share my love and appreciation with my father and father-in-law, I created this "old man cardigan" chocolate box.  This design is based on the Suit Chocolate Box but, intead of a smart pinstriped designer paper, I used the cuddly Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which a new product in the Holiday Catalogue.

Fathers Day Cable Knit Chocolate Box

Stamps: Labeler Alphabet (photopolymer: 141936), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273), Writing Notes (wood: 138954, clear: 139864).  Ink: Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad (138326), Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad (141394), Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad (126983).  Card/Paper: Mint Macaron (138344), Whisper White (106549), Sahara Sand (121695).  Accessories: Classy Designer Buttons (138393).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537), Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127821), Project Life Corner Punch (135346), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Glue Dots (103683).

Fathers Day Cable Knit Chocolate Box

This gift box holds a 250g Whittaker's Chocolate Block, just pull out the shirt and lift the lid...

Fathers Day Cable Knit Chocolate Box

These photos really don't do this box justice - the embossing on the box is a-ma-zing it is so textured you just want to touch it!  This Dynamic Emobssing Folder is the first of it's kind for Stampin' Up! and it creates beautiful deep, detailed embossed impressions.  There are a couple of tips you will need to know when using this new-style embossing folder...

  • Use good-quality card stock.  Give the card stock a light spritz with water before embossing, which will soften the card fibres so it will give with the deeper impression without tearing.
  • Build the Big Shot sandwich with the Platform first, the Dynamic Embossing Folder (with the card stock inside) then the Standard Cutting Pad on top.  There is no bottom Standard Cutting Pad.
  • Insert the Dynamic Embossing Folder spine first into the Big Shot.

Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Home Office gives a great demonstration of how to use the new Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder and shares some creative inspiration...

Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537)  -  $20.00

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 I Stamped This Stamp Set

Let everyone know that your projects are made by hand with the I Stamped This stamp set.  Do you create to sell?  This stamp set includes two copyright stamps that can be used to follow the Angel Policy.

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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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