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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

  

Merry Christmas!

In the tradition of Christmas, last week we enjoyed a lovely evening at Hamilton's Trees @ the Meteor.  Amongst the very inspirational Christmas Tree exhibits was this one created from an industrial typeset frame, where the words from Isaiah 9 are arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree.  The stamping-nature of this "Christmas Tree" really appealed to me!

Trees @ The Meteor

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government will be upon his shoulder and his name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

 Wishing you God's richest blessings -- may you enjoy celebrations with friends and family
and that you will know His peace and love this Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Kristine

 

 

 

 

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

The last Christmas project I want to share with you this year is the card we created in this month's Creative Stamping Workshops using the fabulous Quilted Christmas Suite.  This would be the perfect card for friends and family who love sewing, stitching and patchwork...

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Bundle: Christmas Quilt Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 146026).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Garden Green (126973), Real Red (126949).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Garden Green (108605), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549), Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617).  Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619), Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon (144620).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (144687), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle
Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle (146026) - $96.25

Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617) - $19.00
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs

But what's inside?  Well, let's take a look at how this fun-fold Christmas card opens...

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

So much fun!

Some of my favourite embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue are the three Stitched Felt Embellishments... Christmas tree, holly and star.

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Stitched Felt Embellishments
Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619) - $19.00
15 pieces: 5 each of 3 designs

All the products in the Quilted Christmas Suite (except the Quilt Top embossing folder) are in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  These products are great to create with all year-round, so make sure you get them before they're gone!

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180 Christmas Cards!

What do you reach for when your Christmas card list has 180 names on it?  Kits!  I used the fabulous Watercolor Christmas Project Kit to create my Christmas cards this year.  Yes, I still needed to stamp and construct, but my time was halved with all the pre-cut card bases and design elements.  In fact, it took my two daughters and me one afternoon, approximately six hours, to create 180 Christmas cards!

The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit is so versatile, that I was able to personalise the four different designs using the Wise Men from Afar stamps, one of my favourite sets from the Holiday Catalogue.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Stamps: Wise Men from Afar (wood: 144872, clear: 144875).  Ink: Sahara Sand (126982), Real Red (126949).  Accessories: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit (144649).

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Watercolor Christmas Project Kit (144649) - $42.00 $33.60
Kit includes 20 card bases (5 each of 4 designs), envelopes with gold foil liners, card stock,
pre-printed die-cut accents and backgrounds, and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.

Wise Men from Afar Stamp Set
Wise Men from Afar Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144872) - $50.00
Wise Men from Afar Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144875) - $36.00

A lot of the wow-factor was already there in the kit, with the pre-printed card bases - they have a lovely watercolor-look with a modern twist.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

The original card kit designs were changed to incorporate the Wise Men from Afar stamps, some cards were rotated, elements were altered and some moved from one card to another.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Here's most of the completed Christmas cards all finished and ready to post... whew!

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

The Wise Men from Afar stamp set and Watercolor Christmas Project Kit are both in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  In fact, the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit is discounted by 20%!

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Altered Wooden Christmas Tree Decorations

The words on these Christmas tree decorations are, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is sing loud for all to hear".  I love Christmas Carols and can identify with this sentiment!  So, inspired by these words, I used the Merry Music Designer Series Paper to alter these rustic wooden decorations...

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

Ink: Sahara Sand (126982).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623).  Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619), Jute Twine (144625), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Sponge Daubers (133773), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).

Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623) - $27.75
24 lightweight sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs

Stitched Felt Embellishments
Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619) - $19.00
15 pieces: 5 each of 3 designs

I started with an inexpensive Christmas tree decoration and to that I adhered rhinestones to the centre of the snowflakes.  I also changed out the thread at the top for the chunky Jute Twine and added a cute tag using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and the gorgeous Stitched Felt Embellishments...

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

I used the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch to punch a hole in the top of the Felt Embellishments to thread them onto the Jute Twine with the tag.

All the products in the Quilted Christmas Suite (except the Quilt Top embossing folder) PLUS the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and Jute Twine are in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  These products are great to create with all year-round, so make sure you get them before they're gone!

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Beachy Little Christmas Note Cards

Do you live in an area that couldn't be more different from the snow-covered landscapes that you usually find on Christmas cards?  Inspired by the Quilted Christmas pizza-style gifts box with 3" note cards, I created a gift-boxed coordinating set of note cards using the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set, which is a perfect for our warm, summery New Zealand Christmas.  This is the front of the Mini Pizza Box...

Beachy Little Christmas Mini Pizza Box

Stamps: Beachy Little Christmas (wood: 144854, clear: 144857).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Pool Party (126982).  Markers: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144045), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144605), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144597), Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker (144607), Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker (144606), Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter (144608).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Calypso Coral (124392), Old Olive (106576), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White 12" x 12" (124302), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), Jute Twine (144625), Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Mini Pizza Boxes
Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) - $12.00
8 food safe boxes: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 1" (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm x 2.5 cm)

Beachy Little Christmas Stamp Set
Beachy Little Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144854) - $59.00
Beachy Little Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144857) - $42.00

And inside are three 3" x 3" note cards using the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set I coloured using the Stampin' Blends Markers...

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

It was a lot of fun colouring these beachy images using the following Stampin' Blends:

The Mini Pizza Box is the perfect size for holding these note cards and their matching Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes.

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes
Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829) - $19.00
40 envelopes to fit 3" x 3" (7.6 cm x 7.6 cm) cards
3-1/8" x 3-1/8" (7.9 cm x 7.9 cm)

The Beachy Little Christmas stamp set is in the Year-End Sale Event and is only available until 2 January.  Make sure you get one to add to your Christmas collection!

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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
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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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