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

  

Grapefruit Grove

With every new Annual Catalogue there are five new, on-trend colours introduced to the Stampin' Up! palette, these are called the In Colors.  These colours are injected into our vocabulary to create new colour combinations and keep our creativity fresh.  From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, I want to welcome one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors called Grapefruit Grove...

Grapefruit Grove is the subtlest of the new, brilliant 2018-2020 In Colors.  It is a yellowish-orangish-pinkish hue that could be best described as peach or apricot.  Grapefruit Grove is a dusty orange that is not as yellow or as intense as Pumpkin Pie and, although this pretty colour has pink undertones, it is cooler and less pink than Flirty Flamingo and less red than Calypso Coral.

Detailed With Love Smile Friendship Card

Stamps: Detailed With Love (wood: 146603, clear: 146606).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141421), Calypso Coral (124392), Grapefruit Grove (146995), Pumpkin Pie (108601), Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144177), Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907).  Accessories: Faceted Dots (146910), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the photographed project on page 19 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and it compares Grapefruit Grove with three other Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this sweet new colour…

Detailed With Love Smile Friendship Card | Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

This pretty friendship card features some of the products from the Delightfully Detailed Suite, including the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  The die-cut flowers on the card are a section I cut from one of the laser-cut sheets and added them to the card with some pretty Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots...

Detailed With Love Smile Friendship Card

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907) - $29.50
8 Very Vanilla/Whisper White sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

Faceted Dots
Faceted Dots (148327) - $12.50
96 adhesive-backed dots: 8 each of 4 colours
Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron

Here's two another cards that feature the new Grapefruit Grove colour and the Delightfully Detailed Suite.  This first one is the alternative make-and-take for the Annual Catalogue Launch Party.  It uses the Detailed With Love stamp set and coordinating Detailed Trio Punch with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.  These are pre-cut and scored vanilla card bases that have a printed colour-wash of either Mint Macaron or Blackberry Bliss, like this one...

Detailed With Love Note Card

Bundles: Detailed With Love + Detailed Trio Punch (wood: 148327, clear: 148328).  Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Grapefruit Grove (147142).  Card/Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133683), Grapefruit Grove (146995), Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907).  Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes (146911), Faceted Dots (146910), Whisper White 5/9" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912).  Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Detailed With Love Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch Bundle
Detailed With Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch Bundle (148327) - $90.75
Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Detailed Trio Punch Bundle (148328) - $75.50
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Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes
Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes (146911) - $20.00
20 printed note cards: 5 each of 4 designs in two colours
Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron mixed with Very Vanilla
20 Very Vanilla envelopes

Here's a second card using the same card base, but this time overlayed with a laser-cut panel.  The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper has two different designs: one is a framed 12" x 12" (30.5 cmx 30.5 cm) bouquet of  flowers, and the other includes project elements for cutting out, including pieces sized to fit the front of a 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 cm x 8.9 cm) Delightfully Detailed Note Card.  Plus, the delicate designs are white on one side and vanilla on the other - so versatile!

Detailed With Love Birthday Note Card

Bundles: Detailed With Love + Detailed Trio Punch (wood: 148327, clear: 148328).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Grapefruit Grove (146995), Very Vanilla (106550), Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907).  Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes (146911), Faceted Dots (146910), Whisper White 5/9" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912).  Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Detailed With Love Birthday Note Card

What a fabulous pairing of gorgeous, detailed laser-cut images with watercolour wash designs!

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Annual Catalogue Launch Party

I had a fabulous time with everyone last Friday at the Annual Catalogue Launch Parties.  All guests received a gift pack of goodies, there was hands-on exploration of new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue products, creative inspiration, participation in games, winning of prizes, and more!  Thank you everyone who came along; you made the day so much fun.

Annual Catalogue Launch Party

Annual Catalogue Launch Party

Did I mention prizes?  Here are packs of new products that I gave away as spot prizes.  Inside are sheets of the wonderful Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, some of the Tinted Faceted Buttons, all wrapped up using the gorgeous Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon...

Annual Catalogue Launch Party Spot Prizes

Everyone who attended the Annual Catalogue Launch Party had multiple chances to add their names to a prize draw, which was drawn at the end of the event.  The winner received the fabulous Detailed With Love stamp set and lovely Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper, tied with a generous lengths of Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon...

Annual Catalogue Launch Party Prize Draw

There was also time for creating with two fun make-and-take projects.  We created a sweet card using the Varied Vases stamp set and coordinating Vases Builder Punch.  For precise placement of stamping, and ease of use, we stamped this project with the new Stamparatus - so much fun!

Varied Vases Hello Card

Bundles: Varied Vases + Vases Builder Punch (photopolymer: 148381).  Ink: Pool Party (147107), Pear Pizzazz (147104), Lovely Lipstick (147140), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Pear Pizzazz (131290), Lovely Lipstick (146993), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Stamparatus (148187), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Varied Vases Hello Card

The second make-and-take was created using the gorgeous new Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love the pre-printed watercolouring on these cards; just add stamping and bling!  We added a sentiment from the Detailed With Love stamp set, punched corners using the coordinating Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, borders from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, and finished with Faceted Dots.

Detailed With Love Birthday Card

Bundles: Detailed With Love + Detailed Trio Punch (wood: 148327, clear: 148328).  Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Grapefruit Grove (147142).  Card/Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133683), Grapefruit Grove (146995), Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (146907), Faceted Dots (146910).  Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes (146911), Whisper White 5/9" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912).  Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Detailed With Love Birthday Card

One of the other projects available at the Annual Catalogue Launch Party was colouring five printed reference cards with the new colour collections...

Colour Collections Reference Cards

I was so pleased that everyone enjoyed their time at the Annual Catalogue Launch Party and that they love all the new, gorgeous product offerings.  Have you got your catalogue?

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - click to view

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The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is HERE!

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - click to view

IT'S HERE!  The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is now live!  This catalogue is inspiring, vibrant and so beautiful.  Plus, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is a celebration of the 30-years that Stampin' Up! have shared what they love with us.  Can you believe that they have gone from selling single stamps and two pages of accessories to the incredible assortment of paper crafting supplies that is found in this 241 page catalogue!  It has everything you need whether you are new to stamping, an enthusiastic card maker, avid memory-keeper or seasoned crafter. 

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Just like any release of a Stampin' Up! catalogue, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue has exciting new stamps and fabulous, coordinating tools and accessories.  Also, with each new annual catalogue, Stampin' Up! introduces new colour, and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue doesn't disappoint!  In fact, the colour collections have had an overhaul and this annual catalogue comes with a completely new colour palette, with 16 new core colours!

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In addition to the Colour Revamp, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue introduces five new, on-trend In Colors.  This year's colours are a welcome set of vibrant and intense hues...

2018-2020 In Color Collection: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel

These five colours aren't designed for using as a collection, but rather for combining with existing colours to refresh and revitalise them.  However, they do look great together for a bright and fun impact!

Varied Vases Hello Narrow Note Card

Bundles: Varied Vases + Vases Builder Punch (photopolymer: 148381).  Ink: Lovely Lipstick (147140) Grapefruit Grove (147142), Blueberry Bushel (147138), Balmy Blue (147105).  Card/Paper: Lovely Lipstick (147993), Grapefruit Grove (146995), Pineapple Punch (146994), Call Me Clover (146992), Blueberry Bushel (146991).  Accessories: Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583), Whisper White 5/9" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148048), Stamparatus (148187), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I am so pleased that the cute Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes carried over into the new Annual Catalogue, as they make perfect gift cards.  I've used these fun-sized note cards to showcase the new 2018-2020 In Color Collection, plus a fabulous new stamp set called Varied Vases with the coordinating Vases Builder Punch, and the lovely Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon...

Varied Vases Hello Narrow Note Card

Varied Vases Stamp Set + Vases Builder Punch Bundle
Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set + Vases Builder Punch Bundle (148381) - $83.50
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Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912) - $15.75
9.1 m

The new Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon comes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, and it's my favourite new go-to-ribbon - I love it!  There are so many fabulous new products in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue... I can't wait to share them all with you!

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Your... Special Day

A few weeks ago I happened to be online at just the right time to see a demonstration by Ronda Wade on how to create a fun, tri-fold card.  I love the simple design of this project!  For my tri-fold card (which fits a C6 Envelope), the card base is 12" x 6", then scored at 1-3/4", 4-3/4", and 7-3/4".  The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect for the card base as the hand-painted designs are printed on heavy-weight sheets.  Here's the front of the card, stamped with gorgeous images from the Love What You Do stamp set...

Love What You Do Tri-Fold Card

Bundles: Gotta Have It All (149812).  Ink: Rich Razzleberry (126950), Old Olive (126953).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549).  Tools:  1-1/2" Circle Punch (138299), 2-1/4" Circle Punch (143720), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

I wanted a custom sentiment for this card, so I opted to stamp the individual letters from the Make A Difference stamp set.  The thing about the hand-written letters in this set is that they are so forgiving to stamp, and look great even if you've stamped a little off!  Here's the next layer of my tri-fold card...

Love What You Do Tri-Fold Card

Love What You Do Tri-Fold Card

Ohhh, those Pearlized Doilies really do shimmer and give a luxurious feel to any project.  And finally, the inside of the card...

Love What You Do Tri-Fold Card

This style of card is simple, yet it has a lot of wow-factor.  Plus, it's a great way to show off the fabulous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The products used to create this card can be found in the Gotta Have It All Bundle, which is everything from the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite, including three free products!

Gotta Have It All Bundle - THREE FREE ITEMS
Gotta Have It All Bundle (149823) - $268.25

The individual products for this suite will be available in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, released this Friday, 1 June.  However, the bundles, free products in the bundles, and the Statement of My Heart stamp are exclusive to the Share What You Love promotion and are only available during May.

EARLY RELEASE!  Share What You Love Suite (1-31 May 2018)

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

 

Thank You Flowers

Florals are definitely the theme of this sweet thank you card.  You can see them in the background from the Lovely Floral embossing folder, the stamping on the card base, and the hand painted designs in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Speaking of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, the colours I've chosen for this sweet thank you card were pulled from paper:  Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide...

Share What You Love Thank You Card | Gotta Have It All Bundle

Bundles: Gotta Have It All (149812).  Ink: Tranquil Tide (144085), Old Olive (126953).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Pearls Basic Jewels ()144219.  Tools:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

What this photo doesn't really show is that lovely shine on the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Some of the gorgeous hand painted designs in this paper pack are finished with a translucent, pearlised finished, which gives projects a lovely, shimmery finish.  Here it is from another angle so you can see it...

Share What You Love Thank You Card | Gotta Have It All Bundle

You will notice this pearl-theme run through the whole Share What You Love Suite.  That's because this suite was created for Stampin' Up!'s 30-year anniversary... pearl anniversary!

The products used to create this card can be found in the Gotta Have It All Bundle, which is everything from the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite, including three free products!

Gotta Have It All Bundle - THREE FREE ITEMS
Gotta Have It All Bundle (149823) - $268.25

The individual products for this suite will be available in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, released next week on 1 June.  However, the bundles, free products in the bundles, and the Statement of My Heart stamp are exclusive to the Share What You Love promotion and are only available during May.

EARLY RELEASE!  Share What You Love Suite (1-31 May 2018)

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

 
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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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