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

Dragonflies and Bees

My youngest nephew has just past a milestone... he turned five and started school today!  He recently had a fun bug-themed birthday party, so I created this cute birthday card for him using the Touches of Texture stamp set...

Touches of Texture Child Bug Birthday Card

Stamps: Touches of Texture (wood: 141934, clear: 143251), Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Stampin' Blends: Pool Party (144605), Granny Apple Green (147274), Highland Heather (147276), Daffodil Delight (144603).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177).  Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread (138402).  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

You may have noticed that the bees on aren't actually sitting on the birthday card.  They are hovering and when you shake the card they move!  This is a fun technique from Jennifer McGuire.

Touches of Texture Child Bug Birthday Card

The dragonfly and the bees are so cute!  You can find these stamps in the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Touches of Texture Child Bug Birthday Card

Touches of Texture Stamp Set
Touches of Texture Wood-Mount Stamp Set (141934) - $95.00
Touches of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp Set (143251) - $69.00

The Touches of Texture stamp set is on the Retiring List and is still currently available, but inventory is low so if you want this stamp set then make sure you get it before it's gone.  Note, the Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper that's featured on this card has already sold out.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day

To the special women who positively impact our society and are fabulous role models to the next generation, I wish you a very special day today.

Happy Mother's Day!

Kristine

 

 

 

To a Classic!

Another masculine card using the fabulous Classic Garage Suite.  This one was for my hubby's birthday...

Classic Garage Masculine Card

Bundles: Geared Up Garage Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (cling: 150610).  Ink: Smoky Slate (147113), Tranquil Tide (147146), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Tranquil Tide (144252), Real Red (106578), Basic Gray (121689), Whisper White (106549), Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (148482).  Accessories: Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486), Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Classic Garage Masculine Card

Here's how it opens up...

Classic Garage Masculine Card

Classic Garage Masculine Card

This wallet-style card design was taught by Jacque Williams at a past Hamilton Extravaganza.  I chose this design as I included birthday gift vouchers and they sat snuggly inside.

Returning to the front of the card, I wanted to tell you how to create the fabulous, chunky, coloured gears that have a very cool 3D effect.  It was my downline and friend Christine Palmer who told me about this.  Here's the secret recipe...

  1. Die-cut four gears from Basic Gray card stock.  Adhere them one on top the other using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  2. Pick out the patterned paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, the one with the coloured gears all over on a Basic Gray background, and die-cut out one of the gears.
  3. Adhere the die-cut coloured gears on top of the stack of Basic Gray ones.

Classic Garage Masculine Card

Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (148482) - $23.00
48 sheets total: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies Bundle
Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies Bundle (150610) - $101.50

The Classic Garage Designer Series Paper is being retired, so if you want to try this fabulous technique with your Geared Up Garage Bundle, then make sure you get it before it's discontinued on 3 June, while supplies last.

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Classic Garage Masculine Birthday Card

I had a lot of fun with the Classic Garage Suite when I created a card for my son's 13th birthday.  I began with the idea of using the fun fold from my Mother's Day card to create a masculine version of it.  Instead of using the car stamp from the Geared Up Garage stamp set, I decided use the motorbike from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper for the focal point...

Geared Up Garage Masculine Birthday Card

Bundles: Geared Up Garage Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (cling: 150610).  Stamps:  Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Real Red (147084), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Real Red (106578), Crumb Cake (121685), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (148482), Silver Foil Sheets (132178).  Accessories: Classic Garage Metal Elements (148485).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, (145372), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Geared Up Garage Masculine Birthday Card

The embossed-look background was made by die-cutting multiple gears from Crumb Cake card stock and adhering it tone-on-tone.  Before adding the notecard to the front, I also added some torn Real Red designer paper.  Both of these techniques are great ways to add texture and interest to masculine cards.

Geared Up Garage Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine cards need bling!  I finished my son's birthday card with some silver bling... gears die-cut from Silver Foil and a metal spanner embellishment.

Geared Up Garage Masculine Birthday Card

The Classic Garage Suite is my go-to for creating fun, coordinated masculine projects.  I was really pleased to see that the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the Garage Gears Thinlits will be returning in the new Annual Catalogue (released on 4 June), however, the discounted Geared Up Garage Bundle will not be an option, nor will the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper be in the new catalogue either.  Best stock up before they're gone!

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Incredible Like You Cards

I have a confession... I struggle keeping my cards simple as I like to add ribbons, thread and bling (just a little bit).  But I challenged myself and here's a simple stamping project that just uses just stamps, ink and paper.  I used the Incredible Like You stamp set and let the Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, and Fresh Fig ink do all the talking!

Incredible Like You Thank You Card

Stamps: Incredible Like You (photopolymer: 148708).  Ink: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Soft Suede (147115), Fresh Fig (147144), Petal Pink (147108).  Card/Paper: Pear Pizzazz (131290).  Accessories: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527).  Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

And you can see from the short product list above, there is very little you need to recreate this cute thank you card for yourself.

Incredible Like You Thank You Card

Okay, so I couldn't resist... I stepped up my simple stamping project and also created two more cards, which have some bling plus the gorgeous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Incredible Like You Thank You Card

Stamps: Incredible Like You (photopolymer: 148708).  Ink: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Soft Suede (147115), Fresh Fig (147144).  Card/Paper: Pear Pizzazz (131290).  Accessories: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, (145372), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Incredible Like You Thank You Card

Incredible Like You Thank You Card

Those vellum sheets are so beautiful!

I love using the pretty colour combination inspired by the Floral Romance Suite: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, and Fresh Fig.  I am going to miss Fresh Fig when it retires at the end of this month.  Make sure that you top up your card stock and get the ink refills for your favourite out-going 2017-2019 In Colors before they're gone.

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Retiring List

Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (16 April-3 June, while supplies last)

16 April-3 June 2019
(while supplies last)

Select products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and 2018–2019 Annual Catalogue are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!  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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SOLD OUT!

2019 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE:
11 products sold out

2018-2019 ANNUAL CATALOGUE:
54 products sold out

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

(Updated 23 May 2019)

Occasions Catalogue

2019 Occasions Catalogue - click to download PDF


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2019 Occasions Catalogue.

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Annual Catalogue

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - click to view


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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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Announcements

Storage by Stampin' Up!  |  Your Space Your Way

Want to keep your core Stampin' Up! products organised, accessible and visible at all times?

Welcome to the new Stampin' Up! storage system!  These are stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular so you can design your own creative workspace.

Storage by Stampin' Up!  |  Your Space Your Way

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NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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Up-Coming Events
  • 1 May - Everything Is Rosy Product Medley released!
  • 15 May - Hugs From Shelli Kit available to purchase, while stocks last
  • 13-20 May - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 21 May - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 22 May - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 May - Last day to order the Everything Is Rose Product Medley
     
  • 3 June - Last day to order from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue and 2019 Occasions Catalogue
  • 4 June - 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue released!
  • 7 June - Annual Catalogue Launch Party
  • 10-17 June - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 18 June - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 19 June - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 30 June - Hamilton Extravaganza
Promotion

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

AVAILABLE FROM 1 MAY

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products for tonnes of creative possibilities.  This exclusive, limited-time collection is only available during May and only while supplies last.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

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Promotion

Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit

AVAILABLE FROM 15 MAY

This project kit is a one-of-a-kind product offering that is available while supplies last, starting 15 May.  This elegant, vintage-themed kit is $44 (excluding shipping) and contains:

  • An exclusive stamp set*
  • One Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs)
  • 12 coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments to finish all your cards

* A clear block for mounting the stamps is not included.  You will need Clear Block D to complete your cards.

This is the perfect kit for a beginner stamper, for people (like me) who are time-poor, and it makes a great gift too!

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Specials!

 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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* 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.

Freeset

Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

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.

Total donations to date:
$9,955.18

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Click HERE to read more about Freeset.
Click HERE to find out how you can help.

http://www.freesetglobal.com

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 over ten 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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