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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

  

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At Home With You Father's Day Card

Looking for the perfect all-occasion stamp set?  I can recommend the At Home With You stamp set and coordinating At Home Framelits Dies.  It has lovely imagery all focused around the beautiful wood-plank door.  Plus, it has so many sentiment options that can be used lots of occasions.  I also love how this stamp set is gender-neutral, so can be used for both him and her.  Speaking of "him", this Sunday is Father's Day here in New Zealand and I created this Father's Day Card using the At Home With You Bundle, stamping the door on one of the fabulous Wood Textures Designer Series Papers...

At Home With You Centre-Step Fathers Day Card

Bundle: At Home With You Stamp Set + At Home Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 145351).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Pacific Point (126951), Sahara Sand (126976), Sahara Sand Ink Refill (105220).  Card/Paper: Pacific Point (116202), Sahara Sand (121695), Shimmery White (121717), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Embossing Paste (141979), Watercolor Pencils (141709).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103), Palette Knives (142808), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853), Sponge Brayer (141714), Stamping Sponges (141337), Blender Pens (102845), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).

At Home With You Stamp Set + At Home Framelits Dies Bundle
At Home With You Photopolymer Stamp Set + At Home Framelits Dies Bundle (145351) - $103.50

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177) - $21.25
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

What does he like in a card?  Here's three tips to help you create your Father's Day card this week...

  1. Some sort of mechanics or fancy-fold.  This card is a Centre-Step Card, which is easy to create, fun to open and highlights that gorgeous big door stamp.
  2. Texture!  Down the sides of the centre-step are "brick walls" created using Embossing Paste.  I coloured the white Embossing Paste using Sahara Sand ink and applied it to Shimmery White card stock through a brick mask.  Once the Embossing Paste was dry, I sponged Sahara Sand ink over the top.  There is also implied texture in the wood texture door.
  3. Colour!  Neutrals are great for masculine cards, but don't be afraid of colour!  On my Father's Day card I added a splash of Pacific Point and a little touch of Daffodil Delight to an otherwise neutral palette.

I think my Father's Day card meets the brief and is sure to be appreciated by him.

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Oh So Eclectic Friendship Card

I used some of the products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite from the Annual Catalogue to create a sweet Friendship Card.  Using a suite of coordinating products is my favourite way to create.  Not only does everything match, which is important for a compulsive matching crafter like myself, but it's also effortless!  For example, I love how the imagery in the Oh So Eclectic stamp set follows through into the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies and are also repeated in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper...

Oh So Eclectic Popup Voucher Card

Bundle: Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set + Eclectic Thinlits Dies (wood: 145355, clear: 145356).  Ink: Night of Navy (126970).  Card/Paper: Emerald Envy (141420), Night of Navy (106577), Shimmery White (121717), Whisper White Thick (140490), Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185), Silver Foil (132178).  Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143704), Banner Triple Punch (138295), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle
Oh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies (145355) - $112.50
Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies (145356) - $97.00

The background of my Friendship Card is embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that ten-times fast!).  This embossing folder gives a really deep impression and works well with the leaf imagery in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  To continue this theme, I have also used one of the three embossing dies from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to add a leaf impression over the sentiment...

Oh So Eclectic Popup Voucher Card

The embossing dies are used the same way as standard dies but, instead of die-cutting, it impresses a gorgeous embossed design.  The Eclectic Layers Thinlits have three embossing dies:  a spray of leaves (used on the card above), a segmented heart (used on the You're So Lovely Card) and a flower stamen.  Here are the embossing dies in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits...

Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle - embossing dies

There's a nice surprise inside this card... a cute gift card popup!  The popup was made using matching Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, plus the Envelope Punch Board to create a cute 2" x 3-1/2" envelope from Night of Navy card stock - perfect for credit card-sized vouchers!

Oh So Eclectic Popup Voucher Card

Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board (133774) - $39.00

This is a great card for gift-wrapping a voucher as it has plenty wow plus room for writing a message for your friend.

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Embossed For You

For this month's thank you cards, I got stuck into the Embossing Paste, which is so fun to use.  I used the diamond-mosaic mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and applied the Embossing Paste, as is, onto Whisper White card stock.  I love the textured effect of white-on-white.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Thank You Card

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (photopolymer: 143662).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), Soft Sky (131181).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Embossing Paste (141979), 1/4" Copper Trim (144179).  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103), Palette Knives (142808), Mini Glue Dots ()103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Thank You Card

Here's what you need to get up and running with Embossing Paste...

Embossing Paste
Embossing Paste (141979)
$14.00
Palette Knives
Palette Knives (142808)
$11.00
Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Pattern Party
Decorative Masks (144103)

$12.00

Also featured is the gorgeous Copper Trim, which I have teased out the loosely woven threads and adhered to the card front.  With the copper I used Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky for a lovely patina colour combination.  Copper and teal a make fabulous pairing for masculine cards too.

The blush undertones of copper also goes well with pinks.  With this in mind, I created a second card with Berry Burst and Powder Pink...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Thank You Card

 

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Crappiest of birthdays to you!

For my daughter's 14th birthday, I couldn't go past the Text Ya Later stamp set.  I really love this set, it's so funny, with lots of combinations of messages and I can see so many ways to use it.  I also had to use the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, which adds a fabulous shiny wow to the project and is perfect for teenage cards.  Here's her birthday card in Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry and Lemon Lime Twist...

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

Stamps: Text Ya Later (photopolymer: 143687).   Ink: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Crushed Curry (Regals: 131262), Pool Party (Subtles: 131263).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549), Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144234), Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259), Brights Enamel Shapes (141680).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143709), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Text Ya Later Stamp Set
Text Ya Later Photopolymer Stamp Set (143687) - $55.00

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125) - $25.00
Bright color fold designs printed on heavyweight kraft paper.
12 sheets: 1 each of 3 single-sided designs in 4 colours.  12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

Some things that the photo didn't capture are... the Polka Dot embossing on the black card base, the gorgeous shiny Lemon Lime Twist spots on the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the impact of that lovely cluster of texture under the hand-cut speech bubble: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and Black Mini Sequin Trim.

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

The layout of this birthday card was inspired by the cards in the photo on page 61 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue...

Text Ya Later Cards

Did you read the words on my daughter's birthday card?  Here it is again...

Text Ya Later Birthday Card

It is a series of text messages that read like this:

crappiest birthday to you!
...
no, no! I mean happiest!
well, this is awkward...
:'D
love ya!

Don't you just love autocorrect when you're texting!  Here's the catch... the words on the front of my daughter's birthday card were so perfect because part of her present was a smiling poop emoji pillow!  She loved it!

Smiling Poop Emoji Pillow

The Text Ya Later stamp set is one of my favourites (especially for teenagers) and it contains a whopping 59 stamps - plenty to play with!

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Sharing Butterflies and Strawberries

The Sharing Sweet Thoughts is a beautiful stamp set for expressing love to someone you care about.  It would be perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary, for a sympathy card, or to just let someone know you are thinking of them.  Here's a simply-stamped card using the butterflies from the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, with a watercolor wash background in Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo...

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Butterfly Card

Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Crushed Curry (Regals: 131262), So Saffron (Subtles: 131263), Powder Pink (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033), Blushing Bride (Subtles: 131263), Flirty Flamingo (2016-2018 In Colors: 141393).  Card/Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141421), Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla Thick (144238), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) .  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Clear Block E (118484), Stampin' Spritzer (126199), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Sharing Sweet Stamp Set
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144048) - $61.00
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144051) - $44.00

Here's second card of the same design, but this time I stamped the strawberries inside the jar.  To get that full-layered effect with the fruit, I used a masking technique.  I first stamped the strawberries at the top of a Post-It Note and cut it out.  I then stamped the strawberries at the bottom of the jar, covered them up with the Post-It Note mask, and then stamped the strawberries at the top of the jar.  TIP: Keep the Post-It Note mask in the stamp set to use it again!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Strawberry Card

Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Basic Black (140931).  Markers: Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033).  Card/Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla Thick (144238), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) .  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Clear Block E (118484), Stampin' Spritzer (126199), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: Post-It Notes.

The watercolor wash background of this card is Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst, a lovely, fruity-summer colour combination!

Take a look underneath the words... it's the 1/4" Copper Trim.  To get this mesh-effect, cut a length of the sleek Copper Trim (double what you want the finished size to be), and then tease out the loosely-woven trim to create a lovely background texture.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Strawberry Card

1/4" Copper Trim
1/4" Copper Trim (144179) - $12.00
4.6 m

I wonder what combinations of images you will use in the Sharing Sweet Thoughts jar?  And here's the bonus... the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is not only full of lovely images to stamp, but purchasing it also supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  This is Stampin' Up!'s charity of choice worldwide, and for every Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set sold, Stampin' Up! donates $3.50 to RMHC.

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Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

The Stamparatus is being released ahead of it's scheduled debut in June 2018!  You can get yours as early as 1 February by participating in the pre-order.   All you need to do is reserve your Stamparatus to guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.

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The second reservation window has unlimited units and they will begin shipping on 19 March and will continue though the following months as the product arrives in the warehouse.  They will be shipped in the order that the reservations were received (first in, first out).

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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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