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

  

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Hello! Did you miss me?

We are back from an amazing trip to Canada and Alaska.  We had incredible experiences traveling from Calgary, through Canada's gorgeous national parks, and then onto the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver.  We then boarded the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, cruising from Seattle, through the Alaska Inside Passage, stopping in ports in Alaska and Canada.  This beautiful cruise was the Incentive Trip I earned last year and all costs were courtesy of Stampin' Up! - we were so spoilt!  You can see some of what we got up to on the Creative Stamping Facebook Page.

Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip

While we were away, we had some amazing family and friends who helped us out, looking after our kids and cat.  As a token of our appreciation, I created a small gift using the sweet Copper Tea Tins, filled them with chocolate, and dressed them up with the gorgeous Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper...

Nature's Poem Copper Tea Tin

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Grapefruit Grove (147142), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Whisper White (147277).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), White Vellum (106584), Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).  Accessories: Copper Tea Tins (147034), Nature's Twine (146342), Copper Metallic Thread (141696), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Copper Tea Tins
Copper Tea Tins (147034) - $32.00
Four metal tins with copper finish: 3-3/4" x 3-5/8" x 2-1/4" (9.5 cm x 9.2 cm x 5.7 cm)

I also used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits Dies to add some pretty elements on the front of the Copper Tea Tin.  The white embossed "thank you" was snipped out of a bigger stamp, which says, "to thank you for all you do".

Nature's Poem Copper Tea Tin

Rooted in Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle
Rooted in Nature Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle (148352) - $178.00
Rooted in Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies Bundle (148353) - $153.00

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

Today is the last day of the Designer Series Paper Sale - that's when you buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!  The gorgeous Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper is one of those in the July promotion.  Order yours today!

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Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

 

An Animal Outing Welcome

You might think that this card, featuring the cute Animal Outing stamp set, is to welcome a new baby, and you could be right!  However, this sweet card was actually created to recently welcome a new member into our team of demonstrators...

Animal Outing Welcome Card

Stamps:  Animal Outing (wood: ,146597 clear: 146600).  Ink:  Mint Macaron (147106), Calypso Coral (147101), Whisper White (147277).  Card/Paper:  Mint Macaron (138344), Shimmery White (121717).  Accessories:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Petals & More Thinlits Dies (145655), Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143704), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Aqua Painter (103954), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card uses the same watercolour wash technique shown in the Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card.  Before I began, I white embossed this gorgeous rhino image, and then I liberally brushed water over the Shimmery White card stock, before applying a wash of Mint Macaron ink.

Animal Outing Welcome Card

Animal Outing Stamp Set
Animal Outing Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146597) - $61.00
Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146600) - $44.00

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Petal Promenade Thanks

Here's the Petal Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper again... I really love this paper!  This time it's the main act on this pretty thank you card.

Petal Promenade Thank You Card

Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Whisper White (101780).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Basic Gray (121689), Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Rose Metallic Thread (146915), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (146828), Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148389), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

For this card I let the photographed imagery on the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper do all the talking.  Two of the sheets in this pack have trimmable elements, and this is the 3" x 3" square that I've cut out and mounted on a card front.  So that my sentiment didn't detract from the pretty designer paper, I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set to add a small word of gratitude.

Petal Promenade Thank You Card

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

Don't forget that the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is in the July paper sale, which finishes next week!

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Select Designer Series Paper Products - BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (1-31 July 2018)

 

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

A few weeks ago I created some pendants using the gorgeous floral designs from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper...

Petal Promenade Jewellery

Psst… I got all my fixings to create these pendants from an online company based in Auckland called Glaze.  They ship internationally too!

These pendants were added to snake chains and, as I was giving these as gifts, some sort of pretty packaging was required.  The answer was the Kraft Pillow Boxes, which I pulled apart, added some of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to compliment the necklace, and die-cut a window for viewing...

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

Bundles: Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set + Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148389).  Ink: Mossy Meadow (147111), Soft Sea Foam (147102).  Card/Paper: Petal Pink (147009), Whisper White (106549), Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913), Window Sheet (142314), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106), Whisper White 5/8” Polka Tulle Ribbon (146912), Rose Metallic Thread (146915).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Stamparatus (148187), 1/2” Circle Punch (119869), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

Kraft Pillow Boxes
Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018) - $10.50
10 boxes:  12.7 cm x 7 cm (5" x 2-3/4")

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

Did you know that designs on the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper were produced from actual flower arrangements?  They were photographed and edited to create these beautiful pages.  And on the reverse side there are gorgeous marble and bokeh designs.  The great news is that the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is in this month's sale!

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Select Designer Series Paper Products - BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (1-31 July 2018)

Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

Two simple watercolouring techniques

I love creating cards that open with a surprise, like this one.  It's a Double Z-Fold card that features all the gorgeous products from the Nature's Poem Suite.  Here it is closed...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Soft Suede (147115), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Rich Razzleberry (147091), So)ft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 147158), Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033).  Card/Paper: Nature's Poem Cardstock Pack (146340), Shimmery White (121717), Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).  Accessories: Nature's Twine (146342), Leaves Trinkets (146343).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Aqua Painters (103954), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

And this is the surprise you get when you pull up from the top of the card...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Here's the same card, but with a different selection from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and an alternative sentiment stamped on the front...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

These cards feature two watercolouring techniques that are simple to create and fun to do.  The first is how to stamp this detailed tree stamp so it looks like it's been painted...

  1. Ink the tree trunk and leaves using Stampin' Write Markers
  2. Lightly spritz the inked stamp with water
  3. Stamp the image onto Shimmery White card stock

How much water you spritz onto the stamp will determine how much the ink will bleed.  Try with different amounts of water to get the effect you want.

The second technique is a watercolour wash background.  To get this effect...

  1. Liberally brush water over Shimmery White card stock with an Aqua Painter
  2. Squeeze the stamp pad so that ink pools in the lid, pick up ink with the Aqua Painter and apply over the Shimmery White card stock

By adding a wash of water before applying the colour, the ink will pool and blend rather than adhering immediately to the Shimmery White card stock.

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

I finished these cards with some intricate details designed to coordinate and compliment the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  There's some individual threads pulled from the Nature's Twine, and either a silver or copper leaf embellishment the Nature's Trinkets.

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Nature's Twine
Nature's Twine (146342) - $19.00
1 spool each of 4 colours: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
4.6 m per spool

Leaves Trinkets
Leaves Trinkets (146343) - $16.75
24 pieces: 6 each of copper and silver in 2 designs

The Nature's Poem Suite is one of my favourite product selections from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  It has a universal appeal with a trees and leaves that are perfect for all occasions, plus it works for both feminine or masculine projects.

Select Designer Series Paper Products - BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (1-31 July 2018)

Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

 
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Holiday Catalogue

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Announcements

NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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Up-Coming Events
  • 3-10 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 11 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
     
  • 2 January - Last day to order from 2018 Holiday Catalogue
  • 3 January - 2019 Occasions Catalogue released!
  • 3 January - Sale-A-Bration begins!
  • 11 January - Occasions Catalogue Launch Party
  • 14-21 January - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 22 January - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 23 January - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
     
  • 11-18 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
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  • 10 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
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  • 19 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 March - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration!
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Year-End Closeout

5 December 2018-2 January 2019

Last chance to purchase retiring items from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, with select products discounted up to 50%, while supplies last!

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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:
$9,955.18

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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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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