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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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Powder Pink

Continuing with an overview of the new 2017-2019 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our second colour, the pretty Powder Pink...

Powder Pink is a soft baby pink like Pink Pirouette, but is more apricot and tends towards a blush, skin-tone.  It is bluer and less saturated than the warmer Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum.

Pink Pirouette | Powder Pink | Blushing Bride | Sweet Sugarplum

Stamps: This Little Piggy (wood: 143919, clear: 143992).   Ink: Pink Pirouette (126956), Powder Pink (144084), Blushing Bride (131172), Sweet Sugarplum (141395), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette (116203), Powder Pink (144251), Blushing Bride (131287), Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Early Espresso (121686), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes (144218), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the colour swatches in the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and it compares Powder Pink with three other current Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this pretty new colour...

Pink Pirouette | Powder Pink | Blushing Bride | Sweet Sugarplum

This lovely "Hogs & Kisses" card features the This Little Piggy stamp set.  This is such a cute set, and seeing the four pigs stamped in a row makes me think of Charlotte's Web - the many faces of Wilbur!

Pink Pirouette | Powder Pink | Blushing Bride | Sweet Sugarplum

This Little Piggy Stamp Set
This Little Piggy Wood-Mount Stamp Set (143919) - $59.00
This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set (143922) - $42.00

My pink card also has some fun new embellishments... the glittery Sweet Sugarplum heart from the 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes and some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment...

Pink Pirouette | Powder Pink | Blushing Bride | Sweet Sugarplum

2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes
2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes (144218) - $17.00
50 pieces of glittery accents in 5 shapes: 2 of each shape in 5 colours.
Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach

Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) - $10.75
Approximately 750 faceted sequins per package in 3 sizes: 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm
Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink, So Saffron

Here's another card that features Powder Pink and This Little Piggy stamp set...

This Little Piggy Card

Stamps: This Little Piggy (wood: 143919, clear: 143992).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Sweet Sugarplum (141395), Whisper White (145406).  Markers: Powder Pink (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033), Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum (2016-2018 In Colors: 141393).  Card/Paper: Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla (106550), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim (141672), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Tree Builder Punch (138295), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Clear Block E (118484), Stampin' Spritzer (129199), Aqua Painter (103954), Paper Snips (103579), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I stamped Watercolor Paper with the cute flying pig and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, then used THIS easy watercoloured background technique with Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin' Write Markers.  Lastly, I spritzed the Watercolor Paper a second time, allowing the water to pool inside the embossed lines, then applied some extra Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum ink with an Aqua Painter, allowing the ink to spread and bleed into the pig image.

This Little Piggy Card

To finish, I added some whimsical elements my card... Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush applied to the wings, a petite punched flower with a pearl centre, a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim and the words cut out and scattered down the card.  I love that sentiment: "She believed she could... so she did."

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Berry Burst

Just like the Webster adds new words to the dictionary every year, Stampin' Up! adds new colours to the colour language.  With every new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue there are five new on-trend colours introduced, these are called the In Colors.  From the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, I want to introduce you to one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors called Berry Burst...

Berry Burst is a vibrant fuchsia that falls into the same magenta colour range as Rich Razzleberry and the new Fresh Fig, but is more red and intense.  This bright and flirty pink sits between red and purple, so has bluer undertones when compared to Rose Red and Melon Mambo.

Rich Razzleberry | Berry Burst | Rose Red | Melon Mambo

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Rose Red (126954), Melon Mambo (126948), Powder Pink (144084), Early Espresso (126974).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Berry Burst (144249), Rose Red (108613), Melon Mambo (119980), Early Espresso (121686), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Glitter Enamel Dots (144200).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This card layout was inspired by the colour swatches in the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and it compares Berry Burst with three other current Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this gorgeous new colour...

Rich Razzleberry | Berry Burst | Rose Red | Melon Mambo

Rich Razzleberry | Berry Burst | Rose Red | Melon Mambo

This pretty Thinking of You card features some of the products from the Color Theory Suite, including the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.  The images in this stamp set and dies were inspired by nature and the four seasons... spring, summer, autumn and winter.  My card picks out the spring blossoms and only scratches the surface of what you can do with these coordinating products.

Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle (145348) - $111.50

Do you see the wonderful Glitter Enamel Dots?  These are sparkly adhesive-backed dots in that come in ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Old Olive (to match the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack).  I've used varying shades and sizes of Berry Burst Enamel Dots for my card...

Rich Razzleberry | Berry Burst | Rose Red | Melon Mambo

Glitter Enamel Dots
Glitter Enamel Dots (144200) - $14.75
160 sparkly, adhesive-backed dots; 10 each of 4 sizes in 4 colours
Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Old Olive

Here's another card that features the new Berry Burst and the Color Theory Suite.  On the front of this z-fold card you can see one of the patterns from the fabulous Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack...

Colorful Seasons Z-Fold Card

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Berry Burst (144083), Powder Pink (144084), Old Olive (126953).  Card/Paper: Berry Burst (144249), Old Olive (106579), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193).  Accessories: Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144134), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Colorful Seasons Z-Fold Card

Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193) - $21.25
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.
6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

This paper is very popular with a distress, crackled-look on one side with colour swatches and gradations on the reverse - perfect for a large variety of the projects.

Colorful Seasons Z-Fold Card

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Annual Catalogue Launch Party

On Friday I held Annual Catalogue Launch Parties at my house, which included hands-on exploration of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue products, participating in games, winning prizes and more!  Here's some glimpses from the event...

Annual Catalogue Launch Party

All attendees received a goodie bag with a new catalogue, game sheets, prize draw entry and make-and-take kits.  Take a look at those gorgeous In Color ribbons!

Annual Catalogue Launch Party | Guest Gift Bags

I popped a little gift inside each of the bags too - a Catalogue Survival Kit.  "What is that?", you ask.  It's a little bit of fun; each little pack has:

  1. Sticky Note - to mark your favourite items.
  2. A Wish List - to keep track of your must-have items.
  3. Pen - how else can we fill in that fun wish list?
  4. Chocolate - because everything (even stamping!) is better with chocolate.  Seriously.
  5. Bandage - for paper cuts while rapidly flipping through the pages.
  6. Tea Bag - to help you relax while you use this gorgeous book and search through the endless number of creative projects.

Occasions Catalogue Launch Party | Catalogue Survival Kit

See the pen?  The barrels are filled with the crackled patterned paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack...

Occasions Catalogue Launch Party | Catalogue Survival Kit

Okay, so I've mentioned games and prizes a couple of times now, what else would you have at a party!  At the Launch Parties I gave away spot prizes, which included the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments with a generous length of Pacific Point 1/4” Stitched Edge Ribbon wrapped around it.  You can see all these fun products in the Birthday Memories Suite on page 5 of the Annual Catalogue.

Annual Catalogue Launch Party | Spot Prizes

Plus, everyone who attended an Annual Catalogue Launch Party had multiple chances to put their name into a prize draw, which was drawn at the end of each event.  The winners received the fabulous Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and a limited edition, collapsible Gold Polka Dot Rubbish Bin, with three lengths of 3/8” Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive...

Annual Catalogue Launch Party | Prize Draw Prize

Here's what the Gold Polka Dot Rubbish Bin looks like popped up...

Annual Catalogue Launch Party | Prize Draw Prize

Throughout the event, there was also time for creating with two fun make-and-take projects.  One project was a sweet card using the very popular and very cute This Little Piggy stamp set, in Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake.  This project was inspired by Amanda Mertz's Little Piggy Card...

This Little Piggy Card

Stamps: This Little Piggy (wood: 143919, clear: 143922).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Basic Black (140931), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Powder Pink (144251), Shimmery White (121717).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144135).  Tools: Aqua Painters (103954), Mini Glue Dots (103683), , Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The other project was a Very Vanilla Note Card stamped with the elegant Fabulous Flamingo stamp set, in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Pool Party.  This project was inspired by Carolyn Bennie's Congratulations Card...

Fabulous Flamingo Note Card

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo (photopolymer: 143758).   Ink: Berry Burst (144083), Powder Pink (144084), Pool Party (126982), Jet Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Powder Pink (144251), Very Vanilla (106550).  Accessories: Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (144236), Silver Metallic Thread (138402).  Tools: Pretty Label Punch (143715), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I had such a fabulous time at the Annual Catalogue Launch Parties and had some lovely feedback to say the same.  I've also heard that there are a lot of well-thumbed and marked catalogues out there!  Have you got yours?

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view

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The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is HERE!

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view

IT'S HERE!  The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is now live!  This catalogue is beautiful, vibrant and so inspiring, plus it has everything you need whether you are new to stamping, an enthusiastic card maker, avid memory-keeper or seasoned crafter.

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With the release of any Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, there are always exciting new stamps and fabulous coordinating tools and accessories, and the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue doesn't disappoint.  Also, each new annual catalogue introduces five on-trend colours that are always a welcome addition to anyone's stamping collection.  This year's colours are the 2017-2019 In Colors and it's a fabulous mixture of bright, soft, and rich hues...

2017-2019 In Color Collection: Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide

These five colours aren't designed for using as a collection, but rather for combining with existing colours to refresh and revitalise them.  However, as we've seen, some of the 2017-2019 In Colors combine beautifully, like the Eastern Palace Suite (Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide).  Because I like to showcase these five new colours in the first project for an annual catalogue, the challenge was to use the 2017-2019 In Colors as my palate...

Crafting Forever Birthday Card

Stamps: Crafting Forever (wood: 143955, clear: 143958).  Ink: Whisper White (145406), VersaMark (102283).  Markers: Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033.  Card/Paper: Powder Pink (144251), Tranquil Tide (144252), Very Vanilla Thick (144238), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179), Glitter Enamel Dots (144200), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder (141636), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Squares Framelits (141708), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I think I nailed it!  The watercoloured background on my card was created using the same technique as my Beautiful You card.  However, before I applied the wash of colour, I used the paint-pot image from the new Crafting Forever stamp, stamping it with Whisper White ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.  It's a great resist technique and I love how the colours concentrate inside the embossed areas.

The Crafting Forever stamp set was a perfect pick for my Mum's birthday card as we are giving her money towards a weaving loom...  "Crafting Forever!  Housework Whenever."

Crafting Forever Birthday Card

Crafting Forever Stamp Set
Crafting Forever Wood-Mount Stamp Set (143955) - $59.00
Crafting Forever Clear-Mount Stamp Set (143958) - $42.00

The Crafting Forever stamp set really speaks to me and it's sure to get a lot of use.  Incidentally, the Crafting Forever stamp set is the Angel Policy stamp set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  Do you see the individual Stampin' Up! Copyright stamp?

In addition to the five new 2017-2019 In Colors featured on my card, you will have spotted the gorgeous new 1/4" Copper Trim.  This is a loose-weave ribbon with zigzag stitching that can be used as it is (like the product picture) or stretched out to create a fabulous copper mesh, as I have on the front of my card.

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

Crafting Forever Birthday Card

You may have also spied the new enamel dots on my card front too.  These are Glitter Enamel Dots and they are sparkly, self-adhesive domes that come in ombre shades of four colours.  I've used the lightest, middle and dark shades of the Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots.

Glitter Enamel Dots
Glitter Enamel Dots (144200) - $14.75
160 sparkly, adhesive-backed dots; 10 each of 4 sizes in 4 colours
Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Old Olive

Love these!  There are so many fabulous new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue... I can't wait to share them all with you!

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Daisy Delight Sneak Peek

Coming in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is the very lovely Delightful Daisy Suite.  This suite includes the Daisy Delight stamp set with a beautiful big daisy image, which I've used for this gift box (stamped in Daffodil Delight ink onto Daffodil Delight card stock, and punched out with the coordinating Daisy Punch).  Then there's the touch of Daffodil Delight in the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, all finished with Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon.  The products in the Delightful Daisy Suite coordinate so perfectly, it's like poetry! 

Daisy Delight Gift Box

Bundle: Daisy Delight Stamp Set + Daisy Punch (photopolymer: 145361).  Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944).  Markers: Night of Navy (Regals: 131262).  Card/Paper: Daffodil Delight (121680), Whisper White (106549), Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137).  Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon (144116), Gold Faceted Gems (144141).  Tools: Envelope Punch Board (133774), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Daisy Delight Gift Box

Check out the gorgeous stamped and punched daisy, finished with one of the new Gold Faceted Gems - yum!

Daisy Delight Gift Box

The gift box design is by Petronela Hardy, created to hold a small hand cream.  I've made some alterations to the original design and we'll be making this gift box in the June Creative Stamping Workshops using the very versatile Envelope Punch Board.

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

I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek of an exciting, new product suite coming on 1 June.  But before then... ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!  The last day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and 2017 Occasions Catalogue is tomorrow, Wednesday, 31 May.

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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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