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

Stamping a Christmas wreath

The foliage stamps in the Peaceful Noel stamp set are great for stamping wreaths...

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

Bundles: Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch (photopolymer: 149958).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Merry Merlot (147112), Tranquil Tide (147146).  Card/Paper: Gray Granite (147008), Merry Merlot (147005), Tranquil Tide (144252), Whisper White (106549), Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817).  Accessories: Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708), Tin Tile 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148906), Stamparatus (148187), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

So how did I get a perfectly symmetrical stamped wreath?  Well, I used the Stamparatus

Stamparatus
Stamparatus (148187) - $99.00

I started by creating a stamping guide that I used in the Stamparatus.  This guide is sized larger than the piece of card stock that I'm going to stamp the wreath on.  The piece of card stock on the front of my card is the largest die in the Layering Squares Framelits, which is 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm, so I made my guide 15 cm x 15 cm.  I then measured and bisected my guide horizontally, vertically, and diagonally with pencil lines.  I lined up my square die so that the corners were aligned with the diagonal pencil lines, then die-cut.  Again I lined up my square die, but this time the corners were aligned with the horizontal and vertical pencil lines, and die-cut again.  Guide complete!

So, now I'm ready to stamp my wreath.  Lay the guide in the Stamparatus, at the top right corner, and secure it with the Stamparatus Magnets.  Insert the card stock square in the guide and stamp the first image of the wreath.  Turn the card stock square 45-degrees and stamp the second image of the wreath.  Repeat this to complete the stamped wreath; eight stamps total.

Here's a visual on how I created the wreath for this card.  I stamped the pine branch from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Mint Macaron ink and the holly berries in Merry Merlot ink...

Stamping a wreath with the Stamparatus

And here it is, on the front of my Christmas card...

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

This is one of the gorgeous make-and-takes that we'll be teaching at the FYI Craft Show this weekend, so make sure you come along to the Stampin' Up! stand on either Saturday or Sunday and create with us!

If you can't make it to the FYI Craft Show, then try it yourself - it's a lot of fun and easy to do, especially with the Stamparatus.

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Peaceful Noel Gift Bags

One of my favourite product suites in the Holiday Catalogue is the Joyous Noel Suite.  I was drawn to the pretty foliage in the Peaceful Noel stamp set, which really lends itself to stamping Christmas garlands and wreaths, but could be used all year round.  I also love the vintage feel of the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper, but with a fresh twist of rich, intense colour and hints of copper.

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Bundles: Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch (photopolymer: 149958).  Ink: Merry Merlot (147112), Tranquil Tide (147146), Soft Suede (147115), Sahara Sand (147117), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816), Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817).  Accessories: Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818), Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder (141636).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

These gift boxes were easily created using the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper, then secured with the gorgeous Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon.  This elegant ribbon is fabulous!  It's Merry Merlot with a copper sheen on one side, and copper with a Merry Merlot sheen on the other - ingenious!

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816) - $29.50
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
12" x 12"

Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon
Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818) - $15.75
9.1 m

The copper foil accents in this designer paper pairs so well with Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon, and the bags turned out so lovely that there wasn't much I needed to do to complete these gifts... just a pretty tag adhered to the front stamped in Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, and Sahara Sand, and finished with a touch of bling from the punched sprig of Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper.

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch Bundle
Peaceful Noel Photopolymer Stamp Set + Sprig Punch Bundle (149958) - $66.50

Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper
Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817) - $31.50
24 sheets: 8 each of 3 colours (Copper, Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide)

These gift bags were filled with Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and given "with gratitude" to some lovely hostesses.

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Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

On page 21 of the Holiday Catalogue is the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  In this pack are 50 printed cards that are 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", sized perfectly to fit the Memories & More Photo Pocket Pages and memory keeping product range.  These cards are also sized perfectly to fit the pre-cut card bases in the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes too!

Here's the large note card from the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Look no stamping!  That's right, this card (and those to follow) have no stamping on them.  All I did was select this fun, glittery 4" x 6" card from the Memories & More Card Pack and adhere it to a Poppy Parade card base.  The words are printed on a 3" x 4" Memories & More card, which I added to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals

Here's some more, this time on small note cards...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Both of these cards were created using the 3" x 4" Memories & More cards for the background, then the words trimmed from other cards and popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I've also stepped them up with some Garden Green Baker's Twine on one, and glittery stickers (from the Memories & More Card Pack) and some enamel shapes to the other.

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Here's a couple more of the smaller note cards, also embellished with stickers from the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack, Garden Green Baker's Twine and Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Did you know that these sweet Christmas cards fit perfectly in one of the Santa Bags?  They would make a lovely gift...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

You will have seen the lovely glitter-striped card that I shared first.  There are six 4" x 6" cards in the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack that are glittered, and they make fabulous cards!  Here's another...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Okay, so far you've seen the selection of cards that I've recreated directly from page 21 of the Holiday Catalogue.  Here's some more that I've created...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

So what do you need?  For simple cards, you'll need...

Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack (147905) - $21.00
50 double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs):  3" x 4" and 4" x 6"
6 single-sided glittered specialty cards:  4" x 6"
4 sticker sheets

Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (147815) - $17.75
20 Poppy Parade card bases and envelopes:  10 each of two sizes

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) - $7.25
300 double-sided adhesive foam dots

To step up your Christmas cards to "wow", just add...

Garden Green & White Baker's Twine
Garden Green & White Baker's Twine (147814) - $8.50
22.9 m

Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes
Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes (147811) - $14.75
120 elements in Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and White

Santa's Bags
Santa's Bags (147812) - $21.00
Eight 4" x 5" cotton draw-string bags

If you want the lot, you can purchase all the products you need with one convenient item code...

Santa's Workshop Cards Supplies Set
Santa's Workshop Cards Supplies Set (150095) - $90.25

Using these limited supplies to create your Christmas cards this year will be stress-free and enjoyable, and will result in unique and fun cards for your friends and family.  They are great for your kids to create with and give away too!

 

Bokeh Technique

Here's another card that uses the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and the same gorgeous colours as the monochromatic, whimsical thank you cards.  This time I used Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather ink to create a lovely bokeh background and stamped the dandelion images as a silhouette over the top.  Bokeh, also known as "Boke", is a photography term that describes the way the camera lens renders out-of-focus points of light, leaving a visually appealing image with soft background highlights.

Dandelion Wishes Bokeh Card

Stamps: Dandelion Wishes (wood: 146744, clear: 146747).  Ink: Coastal Cabana (147097), Highland Heather (147103), Whisper White (147277), Jet Black StazOn (101406).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (144238), Whisper White (106549), Silver Foil (132178), Shimmery White (121717), Window Sheet (142314).  Accessories: Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Corrugated 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148026), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Aqua Painter (103954), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683)Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set
Dandelion Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146744) - $59.00
Dandelion Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146747) - $42.00

To create this lovely, soft background using the Bokeh Technique I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock...

  1. Sponge ink in patches all over the Shimmery White card stock, or
    Lay down a generous layer of water across the Shimmery White card stock with an Aqua Painter and add a watercolour wash of ink all over.
  2. Create a mask by punching a piece of Window Sheet with a variety of circle punches (I used the 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" Circle Punches).
  3. Sponge Whisper White Craft ink through the mask, moving it a couple of times so the circles overlap and play across the card.
  4. Stamp images and words from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink.

Dandelion Wishes Bokeh Card

The bokeh effect really is stunning with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set!  And check out the lovely little finishing touches... the fabulous corrugated embossing on the card base and the sparkly Black Organdy Ribbon bow.  I love these two products from the Holiday Catalogue as they can be used all year round!

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Many Thanks

If you're anything like me, whenever a new Stampin' Up! catalogue comes out you make a wish list that is longer than your arm!  When the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue was released back in June, the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was on the top of the list.  It is so elegant and whimsical, and versatile for many occasions.  I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set to create these monochromatic thank you cards...

Dandelion Wishes Thank You Cards

Stamps: Dandelion Wishes (wood: 146744, clear: 146747), Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Coastal Cabana (147097), Highland Heather (147103).  Card/Paper: Coastal Cabana (131302), Highland Heather (147010), Shimmery White (121717), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046), Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143706), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Aqua Painter (103954), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set
Dandelion Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146744) - $59.00
Dandelion Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146747) - $42.00

One of my favourite things to do when creating is a watercolour wash.  This can be done in a controlled way to create lovely backgrounds like my Nature's Poem card, or more haphazard, letting the ink spread and bleed where ever it wants to go, which is what I did to create these thank you cards.  I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock and white embossed the gorgeous dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  Afterwards, I laid down a generous layer of water over the entire piece of card stock with an Aqua Painter, then loaded up that Aqua Painter with ink and gave a swirly-wash from the centre of the dandelion, outwards, and then left the ink to do it's thing!

Dandelion Wishes Thank You Cards

Shimmery White card stock is great for this wash technique as it is robust and able to endure all that water and ink.  It also gives the finished project a lovely shine.  Speaking of shine... to add extra to these thank you cards, I loaded a paint brush with Frost White Shimmer Paint (from the new Holiday Catalogue) and splattered the shimmer across the card to catch the light.  There's also some yummy iridescent sequins scattered across the card too!

Dandelion Wishes Thank You Cards

And while we're on the subject of thanks... I'm so excited to let you know that last week I earned the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - A Greek Isles Cruise in July next year!

Stampin' Up! 2018 Incentive Trip - Greek Isles Cruise

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in any way... my amazing husband and kids, family and friends, loyal customers, and a fabulous team of demonstrators. I could not have achieved this on my own and I am so grateful for all your encouragement and support.

Kristine

 

 

 

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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 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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