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

  

Today we celebrate fabulous you!

You can't have a birthday card without a gift!  Check out this cute gift bag that coordinates with the Double-Opening Shaker Birthday Card I shared last week, both using the fabulous Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and both with fun shaker windows...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday (photopolymer: 145519).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171), Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982), Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad (141398).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Peekaboo Peach (141422), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White 12" x 12" (124302), Window Sheet (142314), Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145559).  Accessories: Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (138281), Scattered Sequins 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145649), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), 1/18" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Mini Glue Dots (106683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set
Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set (145519) - $36.00

The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set has great sentiments in fabulous fonts and so many classic birthday party images.  I especially like how you can mix-and-match stamped images to create fun birthday paraphernalia, like using the same stamps for the stem of the party blower (on my card) and for the candle (on this gift box).

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set makes creating birthday cards and gift packaging so easy and fun - just add bright colours and your own flair!

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

 

Cue the confetti!

The "CUE THE CONFETTI" sentiment in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was the inspiration for this bright and fun Birthday shaker card...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday (photopolymer: 145519).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171), Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982), Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad (144083), Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad (141398).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Peekaboo Peach (141422), Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Window Sheet (142314), Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145559).  Accessories: Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Scattered Sequins 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145649), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Mini Glue Dots (106683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

The 'confetti' inside the shaker window is actually snipped pieces of the dark pink, white and silver Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie.  They shake and move nicely and really do give a great confetti-effect!  I have also used pieces of the Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie as streamers, tucked in behind the words.  This fabulous product is not just for filling gift bags and boxes with fun crinkle-cut shredded paper.

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

And check out those noise-makers - what fun!  What do you called them... noise-makers, party horns, blowers, parental headaches?

But the fun doesn't stop there.  Can you see a hint of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper through the shaker window?  It looks really fabulous back there but I didn't want to hide away the lovely photographed images, so watch this...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

And this!

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

That's right... It's a double-opening shaker card!  Great for a bit of wow, plus you can show off the pretty designer paper and more fabulous stamping.  I love the Picture Perfect Party Suite - the colours and designs are perfect for both feminine and masculine birthday cards, and great for all ages.

This shaker card was one of the projects we created at the February Creative Stamping Workshops (after all, you can't have too many birthday cards on hand).  Afterwards, I created a whole lot more of these cards to share and swap with fellow demonstrators at this weekend's Stamp Camp.  I can't wait to have a whole weekend away with like-minded people, soaking up the inspiration, with lots of time-out to be creative.  Keep an eye out on the Creative Stamping Facebook Page over the weekend to see some of what we get up to.

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

 

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards

When you check your letterbox, do you open the handwritten envelopes first and savour the personal letters and cards? 

Over Christmas I read an interesting book called "The Art of the Handwritten Note" by Margaret Shepherd.  It claims to be a guide to reclaiming civilized communication, and what I got from the easy-to-read book was how much we value and are thankful for those who take the time to send courteous or caring handwritten words.  Rather than being intimidated by the task, this has encouraged me to do this more by putting my thoughts and emotions into words in note cards.  I think it's something that has fallen away from our society of emails, txts and instant messaging, but is still really important to do and to teach to others.

So with that message playing in the back of my mind, I created note cards for doing just that!  The Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes make cute "packaging" for a handwritten note...

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

Stamps: SAB Lots of Lavender (photopolymer: 147194), Text Ya Later (photopolymer: 143687).  Ink: Wisteria Wonder (126985), Pear Pizzazz (131180), Soft Sky (131181), Basic Black Archival (140931), Whisper White Craft (145406).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583), Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon (145590), Petal Passion Embellishments (145591), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

I kept the Narrow Note Cards simple, letting the gorgeous Lots of Lavender stamp set be the star.  For a bit of wow, I added a nest of Silver Metallic Thread and finished it with a white-embossed sentiment.

The words I chose for my note cards were from one of my Annual Catalogue favourites, the Text Ya Later stamp set...

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

And the envelope got some stamping treatment too!

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

These sweet note cards and envelopes bundle up nicely inside the Lots to Love Box, also stamped with the beautiful Lots of Lavender images.  All ready for adding a personal handwritten note.

Lots of Lavender Gift Boxed Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies
Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies (145653) - $69.00

Lots of Lavender Stamp Set
Lots of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set (147194) - FREE with $110 purchase

I love the watercolour-like finish that the Lots of Lavender stamp set has on these sweet gift-boxed note cards.  If you love it too, you get this stamp set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order...

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

 

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, for our family, is a time for sharing love, affection and positive words of affirmation with each other.  This is something that should not only be done one day a year, but every single day.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Wishing you a wonderful day shared with those you love.

Kristine

 

Party Pandas Note Card

The Party Pandas stamp set is very cute and very popular.  The stamps in this set are perfect for all year-round - great for birthday, celebration, Valentine's Day, and thank you cards.  These sweet critters will happily adorn a note card for writing a quick word of encouragement to someone, like this one, which also features the fabulous Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder and some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins...

Party Pandas Thank You Card

Stamps: SAB Party Pandas (wood: 147218, clear: 147221).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Whisper White Craft (145406).  Card/Paper: Berry Burst (144249), Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins (145609), Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145649), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Party Pandas Stamp Set
Party Pandas Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147218) - FREE with $110 purchase
Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147221) - FREE with $110 purchase

This Party Panda card is what I used to write a note of thanks to those who recently placed a Stampin' Up! order through me.  If you are also taken in by the cute-ness of these pandas, then get them for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order...

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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
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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.

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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.


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