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

  

Masculine Birthday Milestones

Today we are celebrating a milestone birthday in our family.  It's my Dad's 65th birthday and he can now officially retire!  For his birthday card I delved into new products coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration to create this card in Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, and copper with woodgrain textures...

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - retiring at 65!

Stamps: Number of Years (photopolymer: 140653).  Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171), Crumb Cake (126975).  Card/Paper: Early Espresso (121686), Bermuda Bay (131286), Crumb Cake (121685), Very Vanilla (106550), Vellum (106584), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177), Copper Foil Sheets (142020).  Accessories: 1/4" Copper Trim (144179).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (SAB: 146840), Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145648), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

A swap I recently received from Jacque Williams was the inspiration for this card.  Jacque makes non-standard sized cards and her cards inspire me to think outside the box (or card size as the case may be!).  This wide card makes space for the stamped numbers from the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Number Framelits.  These are one of the most used items I have in my stamping arsenal and are perfect when milestones are celebrated.

Number of Years Stamp Set
Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set (140653) - $57.00

Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622) - $65.25

On the other side of the family, we recently celebrated my nephew's 21st birthday and I created a similar card for him...

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - 21st birthday!

Celebrate You Milestone Birthday Card - 21st birthday!

In the background, you'll see the new Simple Stripes embossing folder coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  And how could you not notice the gorgeous die-cut words!  Keep an eye out on 3 January for the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

The new 2018 Occasions Catalogue release date is 3 January, Sale-A-Bration begins then too!  Do you have your new catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure?

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2018 Occasions Catalogue Launch Party

 

Merry Christmas!

In the tradition of Christmas, last week we enjoyed a lovely evening at Hamilton's Trees @ the Meteor.  Amongst the very inspirational Christmas Tree exhibits was this one created from an industrial typeset frame, where the words from Isaiah 9 are arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree.  The stamping-nature of this "Christmas Tree" really appealed to me!

Trees @ The Meteor

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government will be upon his shoulder and his name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

 Wishing you God's richest blessings -- may you enjoy celebrations with friends and family
and that you will know His peace and love this Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Kristine

 

 

 

 

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

The last Christmas project I want to share with you this year is the card we created in this month's Creative Stamping Workshops using the fabulous Quilted Christmas Suite.  This would be the perfect card for friends and family who love sewing, stitching and patchwork...

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Bundle: Christmas Quilt Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 146026).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Garden Green (126973), Real Red (126949).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Garden Green (108605), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549), Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617).  Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619), Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon (144620).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (144687), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle
Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle (146026) - $96.25

Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617) - $19.00
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs

But what's inside?  Well, let's take a look at how this fun-fold Christmas card opens...

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

So much fun!

Some of my favourite embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue are the three Stitched Felt Embellishments... Christmas tree, holly and star.

Quilted Christmas Fun-Fold Card

Stitched Felt Embellishments
Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619) - $19.00
15 pieces: 5 each of 3 designs

All the products in the Quilted Christmas Suite (except the Quilt Top embossing folder) are in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  These products are great to create with all year-round, so make sure you get them before they're gone!

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Yer-End Sales Event (1 December 2017-2 January 2018)

Clearance Rack - New items added!

 

180 Christmas Cards!

What do you reach for when your Christmas card list has 180 names on it?  Kits!  I used the fabulous Watercolor Christmas Project Kit to create my Christmas cards this year.  Yes, I still needed to stamp and construct, but my time was halved with all the pre-cut card bases and design elements.  In fact, it took my two daughters and me one afternoon, approximately six hours, to create 180 Christmas cards!

The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit is so versatile, that I was able to personalise the four different designs using the Wise Men from Afar stamps, one of my favourite sets from the Holiday Catalogue.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Stamps: Wise Men from Afar (wood: 144872, clear: 144875).  Ink: Sahara Sand (126982), Real Red (126949).  Accessories: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit (144649).

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Watercolor Christmas Project Kit (144649) - $42.00 $33.60
Kit includes 20 card bases (5 each of 4 designs), envelopes with gold foil liners, card stock,
pre-printed die-cut accents and backgrounds, and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.

Wise Men from Afar Stamp Set
Wise Men from Afar Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144872) - $50.00
Wise Men from Afar Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144875) - $36.00

A lot of the wow-factor was already there in the kit, with the pre-printed card bases - they have a lovely watercolor-look with a modern twist.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

The original card kit designs were changed to incorporate the Wise Men from Afar stamps, some cards were rotated, elements were altered and some moved from one card to another.

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

Here's most of the completed Christmas cards all finished and ready to post... whew!

Wise Men from Afar Christmas Cards

The Wise Men from Afar stamp set and Watercolor Christmas Project Kit are both in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  In fact, the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit is discounted by 20%!

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Yer-End Sales Event (1 December 2017-2 January 2018)

Clearance Rack - New items added!

 

Altered Wooden Christmas Tree Decorations

The words on these Christmas tree decorations are, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is sing loud for all to hear".  I love Christmas Carols and can identify with this sentiment!  So, inspired by these words, I used the Merry Music Designer Series Paper to alter these rustic wooden decorations...

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

Ink: Sahara Sand (126982).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623).  Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619), Jute Twine (144625), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Sponge Daubers (133773), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).

Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623) - $27.75
24 lightweight sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs

Stitched Felt Embellishments
Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619) - $19.00
15 pieces: 5 each of 3 designs

I started with an inexpensive Christmas tree decoration and to that I adhered rhinestones to the centre of the snowflakes.  I also changed out the thread at the top for the chunky Jute Twine and added a cute tag using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and the gorgeous Stitched Felt Embellishments...

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

Quilted Christmas Altered Christmas Tree Decoration

I used the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch to punch a hole in the top of the Felt Embellishments to thread them onto the Jute Twine with the tag.

All the products in the Quilted Christmas Suite (except the Quilt Top embossing folder) PLUS the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and Jute Twine are in the Year-End Sales Event and only available until 2 January.  These products are great to create with all year-round, so make sure you get them before they're gone!

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        OR
    Order online with me...
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Yer-End Sales Event (1 December 2017-2 January 2018)

Clearance Rack - New items added!

 
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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
(while supplies last)

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.

Printable Retiring Lists (PDF)

2018 Occasions Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

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SOLD OUT!

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)

Occasions Catalogue

2018 Occasions Catalogue - click to download PDF


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2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Annual Catalogue

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view


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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Up-Coming Events
  • 9-16 April - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 17 April - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 18 April - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 19 & 20 April - Perennial Birthday Project Kit Class (Hamilton)
     
  • 14-21 May - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 22 May - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 23 May - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 May - Last day to order from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions Catalogue
     
  • 1 June - 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Released!
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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?

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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.