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

  

Just Getting Started

For the month of May, Stampin' Up! have released the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite, available in a selection of three amazing bundles that includes free products.  I have been playing around with the supplies that come in the Just Getting Started Bundle...

Just Getting Started Bundle - ONE FREE ITEM

This bundle is designed for the newer stamper in mind, and has everything a new crafter needs to start stamping and experiencing the joy of creativity.  The bonus is that the Just Getting Started Bundle also includes one free product to help you in your creativity... the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes, valued at $12.75.  I've used those handy note cards to create this sweet card...

Share What You Love Beautiful Day Card | Just Getting Started Bundle

Bundles: Just Getting Started (149804).  Tools: Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

This card only uses products from the Just Getting Started Bundle plus Paper SnipsMini Glue Dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Just Getting Started Bundle - ONE FREE ITEM
Just Getting Started Bundle (149804) - $119.75

If you are new to card making then this a fabulous, affordable starter bundle for beginning your paper-crafting hobby.

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)

 

A Little More, Please

I am really excited about the new Share What You Love Suite!  This gorgeous set of coordinating products was created for Stampin' Up!'s 30-year anniversary, to honour demonstrators for sharing what they love for the past 30-years.  That's so sweet!

The individual products in the Share What You Love Suite will be available in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue from 1 June.  However, for the month of May, you can purchase them in an early release promotion.  There are three bundles to choose from...

Just Getting Started Bundle - ONE FREE ITEM

Designed for the newer stamper in mind, this bundle has everything a new crafter needs to start stamping and experiencing the joy of creativity.  Bundle includes one free product, valued at $12.75.

A Little More, Please Bundle - TWO FREE ITEMS

This bundle includes a stunning collection of coordinating products, perfect for anyone who stamps regularly and already has some crafting supplies.  Bundle includes two free products, valued at $37.

Gotta Have It All Bundle - THREE FREE ITEMS

The perfect bundle for passionate crafters who really want it all!  You get the whole suite plus an exclusive stamp available only in May.  Bundle includes three free products, valued at $62.

Note, the bundles with free products, and the Statement of My Heart stamp are exclusive to the Share What You Love Promotion and are only available during May.

BONUS BUNDLE: During May, you can get the five new In Color Stamp Pads at a 10% discount too!

2018-2020 In Color Collection Bundle - 10%-OFF

I've been playing with the A Little More, Please Bundle and, with minimal extra supplies, I created this sweet Friendship Card...

Share What You Love Friendship Card | A Little More, Please Bundle

Bundles: A Little More, Please (149808).  Ink: Old Olive (126953), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker (Brights: 131259).  Tools: Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

A Little More, Please Bundle - TWO FREE ITEMS
A Little More, Please Bundle (149808) - $192.50

This bundle comes with two free products:  a practical pack of Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and the exceptional Share What You Love Embellishment Kit...

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit

You will never be short of pretty embellishments with this kit!  I used the large label from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit for stamping the sentiment, attached the silver paper clip with a length of pearlised thread tied in a bow, then finished it with a gorgeous silver adhesive-backed rose.

Share What You Love Friendship Card | A Little More, Please Bundle

You too can get the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit as a free gift if you purchase either the A Little More, Please or Gotta Have It All Bundles 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)

 

Black Ice Technique

Earlier this week I shared how to create a glamorous focal point for a paper crafting project using the Black Ice Technique.  Here's two more ideas, this feminine one is stunning with Copper Foil, and stamped using the Perennial Birthday stamp set...

Perennial Birthday Card

Stamps: Perennial Birthday (wood: 145757, clear: 145760).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Basic Black (121688), Copper Foil Sheets (142020).  Accessories: Touches of Nature Elements (144216), 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Perennial Birthday Card

I love how this birthday card turned out, especially the textural elements to compliment the texture in the Black Ice Technique: clear-embossed black background, wooden elements and Copper Trim.

Even though I've shown you the Black Ice Technique on a Mother's Day card and this floral birthday card, it definitely isn't limited to feminine projects.  Here's the same layout and technique on a masculine card using the Black Ice Technique and Colorful Seasons stamp set...

Colorful Seasons Birthday Card

Stamps: Colorful Seasons (photopolymer: 143726).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Basic Black (121688), Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Pick A Pattern Black Washi Tape (144166), Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Colorful Seasons Birthday Card

This card is gorgeous in Gold Foil with black and natural accents.  I especially love the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper background, and I am so pleased that this product is continuing into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  However, it's the only current Designer Series Paper that will be available after 31 May; all others are being retired.  Make sure you get your favourite while it's still available.

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We will remember them

ANZAC Day commemorates our brave soldiers killed in war and honouring returned servicemen and women.  Although today marks a solemn occasion and taking time to remember the sacrifice of others, I also feel fortunate to have a day off work to spend time with my family.  I hope you too have a lovely day planned; perhaps you could bake ANZAC biscuits... here's Annabel Langbein's ANZAC Biscuit Recipe to get you started - enjoy!

We will remember them | ANZAC Day

Kristine

 

 

 

From the Heart

"From the Heart" is the perfect sentiment for mum, and Petal Palette is the perfect stamp set for creating Mother's Day cards.  Here's an elegant design in classical black, white and silver...

Petal Palette Mother's Day Card

Stamps: Petal Palette (wood: 145785, clear: 145788).  Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Basic Black (121688), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589).  Accessories: Petal Passion Embellishments (145591), Silver Baker’s Twine (145569), Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Petal Palette Stamp Set + Petals & More Thinlits Dies
Petal Palette Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Petals & More Thinlit Dies (145973) - $153.00
Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Petals & More Thinlit Dies (145974) - $130.50

The pièce de résistance on this Mother's Day card is the Silver Foil panel, finished with the Black Ice Technique.  I love this look; it reminds me of viewing the world through icy or condensation-streaked windows.  Here's how this was created:

  1. Cut Silver Foil Sheet at 8 cm x 8 cm (3" x 3") and temporarily adhere to a piece of Grid Paper or scrap paper.
  2. Drag the flat edge of the Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, leaving a streak of ink like wood-grain, down the Silver Foil.  Rotate and drag from the opposite edge too.
  3. Stamp the gorgeous bunch of flowers in the top right and words across the bottom of the Silver Foil in Basic Black Archival ink.
  4. Dry the ink using a Heat Tool.
  5. Lightly drag the flat edge of the VersaMark Ink Pad down the Silver Foil.  Remove Silver Foil from Grid Paper, add Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.
  6. Adhere Silver Foil to Basic Black card stock cut at 8 cm x 8 cm (3-3/8" x 3-3/8").

Petal Palette Mother's Day Card

The gorgeous black and white designs from the Petal Passion Suite are a perfect compliment for this technique.  Whilst the individual products from the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies Bundle will be in the soon-to-be-released 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, the discounted bundle plus the coordinating Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and Petal Passion Embellishments will be retiring on 31 May.  Get them before they're gone forever!

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Up-Coming Events
  • 2 August - (July) Workshop (Cambridge)
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  • 5 September - 2018 Holiday Catalogue Released!
  • 10-17 September - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 18 September - Workshop (Cambridge)
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Promotion

Bonus Days Have Begun!

Has your wish list grown since the new catalogue came out?  Then treat yourself!  For every $110 you spend during August (before shipping and handling), you'll get an $11 Bonus Days coupon that you can spend in September.

There's no limit to the how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

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BONUS DAYS...

1.  Earning Period:  1-31 August 2018

2.  Redemption Period: 1-30 September 2018

3.  Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $110 NZD they spent in a single order (excluding shipping and handling) during 1-31 August 2018.  There is no limit to the number of coupons participants receive.

4.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be used during the redemption period for any current Stampin' Up! products, excluding Starter Kits. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.

5.  Bonus Days coupon codes are delivered to participants via email.  Coupon codes cannot be resent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.

Promotion

Colour Your Season - new limited-time products

The gorgeous Colour Your Season suite is a set of all-new, limited-time products that are only available in August and only while supplies last...

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!

Blended Seasons Stamp Set
Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stitched Season Framelits Dies
And Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colours!

Watercolor Pencils - Assortment 2
 

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 Clearance Rack

See what Stampin’ Up! has added to the Clearance rack – up to 60%-off!  These are retired products that are only available while stocks last*.

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* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

Freeset

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
are donated to Freeset.

So if you purchase a stamp set from me,
10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

Total donations to date:
$8,669.54

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Click HERE to read more about Freeset.
Click HERE to find out how you can help.

http://www.freesetglobal.com

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.