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

  

You are simply amazing!

Have you tried Brusho Crystal Colour yet?  It's containers of dry ink crystals that burst in water!  Just apply a generous amount of water onto your project and shake Brusho Crystal Colour over the top, then watch the colour explode and bleed into the wet areas.  Alternatively, to get a splash of colour, shake Brusho Crystal Colour onto your project, spritz with water and watch the intense colour of the crystals burst and spread in the water, which I what I did to create this celebratory card...

Amazing You Celebration Card

Stamps: SAB Amazing You (wood: 147212, clear: 147215).  Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (145406).  Card/Paper: Old Olive (106576), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer Paper (135314), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colour (144101), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), SAB Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin' Spritzers (126185), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Brusho Crystal Colour
Brusho Crystal Colour (144101) - $63.00
5 pots: 1 each of 5 colours

There are so, so many techniques you can do with this water-colouring product, but first two tips...

  1. DO NOT OPEN!  That's right, when you get your five-container set of Brusho Crystal Colour, don't open the lids!  The best way to use Brusho Crystal Colour is to pierce the top with a Paper-Piercing Tool to create an applicator container, like a salt shaker.  I use a thumb-tack or push-pin to seal the top of my containers.
  2. The crystals activate in water, which means you need to use robust watercolour products alongside it like Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad, Watercolor Paper, and Shimmery White card stock.

Brusho Crystal Colour is such a fabulous product and you will find loads of ways to create with it and fun techniques to try, like the emboss-resist technique.  Before applying the Brusho Crystal Colour, I stamped the gorgeous flower from the Amazing You stamp set in Whisper White ink onto Watercolor Paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The embossed image resists the bleeding ink crystals and appears through the burst of colour.

Amazing You Celebration Card

To complete my card, I paired the watercoloured card front with more stamps from Amazing You stamp set and the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  Both of these products are in the Sale-A-Bration line-up and you could get them for free with a qualifying order.

Amazing You Celebration Card

Amazing You Stamp Set
Amazing You Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147212) - FREE with $110 purchase
Amazing You Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147215) - FREE with $110 purchase

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840) - FREE with $220 purchase

FYI, the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies will be available to purchase in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, released in June 2018.  But why pay for them... get them for free until the end of March!

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Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

2018 Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click to view 2018 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Brochure - click to view 2018 Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release - click to view 

Other than the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, all Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to the promotion period and will not be available after 31 March.  Make sure you get your favourites before they're gone!

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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Blossoming Easter Basket

Easter is not that far away and I am gearing up for the occasion with fun ideas to hold Easter Eggs.  This cute Easter Basket was enlarged and adapted from Vicky Hayes design and easily holds two marshmallow Easter Eggs, seated snuggly in some Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie...

Blossoming Easter Basket

Bundle: SAB Blossoming Basket Stamp Set + Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (wood: 147504, clear: 147505).  Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments (wood: 130042, clear: 120024).  Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Powder Pink (144251), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist Watercolor Pencils (Lots of Happy Card Kit: 146388) and Watercolor Pencils (141709), Lemon Lime Twist 1/4” Ombre Ribbon (144234), Linen Thread (104199), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).

All the prettiness for this project comes from the gorgeous Blossoming Basket stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder.  These come as a bundle, which you could get for free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order.  See below on how you can do just that!

Blossoming Basket Stamp Set + Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impresssions Embossing Folder
Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147504) - FREE with $220 purchase
Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147505) - FREE with $220 purchase

I used the beautiful, big flower basket image from the Blossoming Basket stamp set on the attached gift tag and then coloured it using Watercolour Pencils.  Watercolour Pencils are highly pigmented (which means it has lots of colour) so when you add water, it smoothly blends and creates a watercolour-look.  For my project, I didn't want a watercolour finish to this image, so I didn't use any water-based blending.  Instead, the colours of the Watercolour Pencils stay bright and vibrant...

Blossoming Easter Basket

And, finally, check out the gorgeous woven texture that the Basket Weave Embossing Folder gives this Easter gift box...

Blossoming Easter Basket

This Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are Sale-A-Bration products that will be available to purchase in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, released in June 2018.  But why pay for them... get them for free until the end of March!

-- shop --

Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

2018 Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click to view 2018 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Brochure - click to view 2018 Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release - click to view 

Other than the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, all Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to the promotion period and will not be available after 31 March.  Make sure you get your favourites before they're gone!

  • Click HERE and contact me to place your order and get free Sale-A-Bration products!
        OR
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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

 

Sending Heartfelt Thoughts

Generally, there are two cards that we can never have enough of, Birthday and (unfortunately) Sympathy Cards.  The need for a Sympathy Card can come unexpectedly and, often, we are not in the right space to create a card to express our heartfelt thoughts.  So, with that in mind, I create Sympathy Cards at times when I don't need them, to keep on standby.  If you choose your sentiment carefully, these cards can also be used for sharing handwritten messages with those who are having a difficult time too, not just in times of loss.

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is a great set for creating such cards.  Here's a simple design using the gorgeous, floral "Distinkive" stamp as the focal point.  The "Sending Heartfelt Thoughts" sentiment is versatile and this card could be used for a variety of reasons...

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy Card

Stamps: SAB Heartfelt Blooms (wood: 147197, clear: 147202).  Ink: Rich Razzleberry (126950), Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (145656), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set
Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147197) - FREE with $110 purchase
Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147202) - FREE with $110 purchase

To add some soft "bling" to this card, I added a scattering of Glitter Epoxy Shapes and pieces of Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon...

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy Card

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632) - $14.75
88 shapes per sheet: 1 sheet glitter accents, 1 sheet clear accents

Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243) - FREE with $110 purchase

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and Shimmer Ribbon Pack are only available during Sale-A-Bration, which finishes at the end of March, so if you too want to get these product for free...

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Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

But wait, there's more!  More Sale-A-Bration products were added to the selection today!  Stampin' Up! have now included 14 catalogue products that you could choose for free with a qualifying order...

2018 Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release - click to view

These are in addition to Sale-A-Bration products found here:

2018 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Brochure - click to view 2018 Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click to view
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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

 

Hamilton Extravaganza

On Sunday we held the Hamilton Extravaganza, which focussed on a selection of the gorgeous products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.  Despite the heat, the whole day had a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the creative inspiration.

There were eight local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the gorgeous Silver Mini Gable Boxes with products from the Sweet Soirée Suite and the amazing Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, and filled them with Ready Shreddie and Easter Eggs.  Here they are all boxed up and ready to go!

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

Bundle: Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (wood: 145816, clear: 147627).  Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Pool Party (126982).  Card/Paper: Calypso Coral (124392), Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), SAB Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193).  Accessories: Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (144152), Silver Baker's Twine (145569), Silver Mini Sequin Trim (144230), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Classic Label Punch (141491), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

Silver Mini Gable Boxes
Silver Mini Gable Boxes  (145568) - $17.00
Includes 12 food safe boxes.
10.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm (4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2")

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193) - FREE with $110 purchase
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs
12" x 12" in three colours: gold foil, rose gold foil, silver foil

At the Hamilton Extravaganza, we had five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so all guests went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.  So what did we create on Sunday?

In this first project, Bev and Ruth showed everyone how to create a fun-opening card with lots of surprises!  This card would be perfect for a special birthday or anniversary.  It was finished with the Cake Soirée stamp set, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, and Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Another card with a fabulous opening surprise is this one, taught by Rayleen and Irene.  It features the awesome Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies, plus the gorgeous Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Check out this fabulous, quick application of colour on these flowers... applied using sponge daubers!

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

And here's how it opens...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Kay and Andrea used the very popular True Gentleman Suite to create this masculine suitcase gift box (inspired by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator Linda Parker)...

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Jacque brought the soft, watercolour, hand painted-look to our event with this beautiful friendship card using the Waterfront stamp set, Gold Glitter Flakes and the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder...

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

I love the way that this card opens - so sweet!

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

And lastly, I showed everyone two fabulous techniques using Brusho Crystal Colour and the Epic Celebrations stamp set to create this gender-neutral teenage birthday card...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

And what do teenagers want for their birthday?  Money!  This card has an inside pocket with a surprise popup-out voucher...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Everyone had a wonderful day at the Hamilton Extravaganza, the projects we taught were a hit and the teachers enjoyed sharing and inspiring.  If you want to join us for the next Hamilton Extravaganza, then sign up for my email updates to find out when registration opens.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.

 

A Heartfelt Thank You

One of the most popular Sale-A-Bration products is the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  This set contains a patent-pending stamp production process that creates photo-realistic style stamps, which Stampin' Up! have called "Distinktive".  This process allows you to lay down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth.  To create the gorgeous Distinktive stamp in the Heartfelt Blooms set, Stampin' Up! artists styled a bouquet of flowers, photographed it, and then the manufacturing facility turned that photographed image into a rubber stamp.  Here it is stamped in Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral...

Heartfelt Blooms Thank You Card

Stamps: SAB Heartfelt Blooms (wood: 147197, clear: 147202).  Ink: Smoky Slate (131179), Blushing Bride (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Basic Gray (121689), Blushing Bride (124392), Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Silver Baker's Twine (145569).  Tools: Tailored Tag Punch (145667), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set
Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147197) - FREE with $110 purchase
Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147202) - FREE with $110 purchase

I created the tag for this card using the beautiful, styled "Thank You" stamp and the Tailored Tag Punch.  The card stock is cut at 2 cm or 3/4" high, stamped, then positioned and punched from the underside of the Tailored Tag Punch, to create a tag-top...

Punching a tag-top with the Tailored Tag Punch

Heartfelt Blooms Thank You Card

The finishing detail for this tag embellishment was created using the Silver Baker's Twine, from the Occasions Catalogue, and one other Sale-A-Bration product... the gorgeous Calypso Coral ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243) - FREE with $110 purchase

Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March, so if you too want to get these product for free...

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Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

  • Click HERE and contact me to place your order
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    Order your products online...
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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 
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Retiring List

Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

10 April-31 May 2018
(while supplies last)

With the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue release on 1 June we bid farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products.  The items on the Retiring List are only available while supplies last, and some go very quickly.

Printable Retiring Lists (PDF)

2018 Occasions Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

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SOLD OUT!

2018 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE:
4 products sold out

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOGUE:
7 products sold out

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

(Updated 23 April 2018)

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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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.