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

  

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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Last Chance Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

 

Petal Palette Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Here's more Silver Mini Gable Box ideas for Mother's Day, or perhaps they could be for a baby shower, engagement gift, or wedding favors.  Whichever occasion, the Silver Mini Gable Boxes are an elegant choice and easy to personalise.  These two gift boxes are embossed using the Petal Pair Embossing Folders, then finished with the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies...

Petal Palette Mini Gable Box

Bundles: Petal Palette Stamp Set + Petals & More Thinlits Dies (wood: 145973, clear: 145974).  Ink: Soft Sky (131181), Powder Pink (144084), Basic Black (140931).  Card/Paper: Soft Sky (131292), Powder Pink (144251), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), Silver 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Big Shot Die Brush (144262), Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (145656), Heat Tool (129056), Blender Pens (102845), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Silver Mini Gable Boxes
Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568) - $17.00
12 food safe boxes. 4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (10.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm)

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

Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (145656) - $19.00
2 Folders: 6-1/2" x 2-1/4" (16.5 cm x 5.7 cm) each

The trick for embossing the entire Silver Mini Gable Box is to use the Heat Tool to heat the join, which will soften the glue holding it together and allow you to easily prise it apart without damage.  With the open and flattened Silver Mini Gable Box, it's then simple enough to use your choice of Petal Pair Embossing Folders to emboss each side.  Here's the beautiful garden-of-flowers impression, with the Silver Mini Gable Box finished in silver and black, with a touch of Powder Pink...

Petal Palette Mini Gable Box

The other Silver Mini Gable Box has the lovely, modern vine embossed image, again finished in silver and black, but this time with a touch of Soft Sky...

Petal Palette Mini Gable Box

Soft Sky is one of the thirteen colours that are being retired in Stampin' Up!'s Colour Revamp.  The Colour Revamp is a renovation of Stampin' Up!'s core colour collections, which will begin with the release of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on 1 June 2018.  What does that mean for you?  If you love any of the retiring colours, like Soft Sky, then make sure you get the ink refill for your stamp pad and stock up on the coordinating card stock before they're gone forever!

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Last Chance Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

 

Mother's Day Gable Gift Box

If you want pretty and feminine for Mother's Day gift wrapping, you can't go past the Sweet Soirée Suite, and you can't go past the well-designed, ample Silver Mini Gable Boxes.  Keep the gift box simple by adding a wrap of gorgeous Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper, ribbon and a gift tag...

Sweet Soirée Mini Gable Box

Stamps: Cake Soirée Stamp Set (wood: 145521, clear: 145745).  Ink: Old Olive (106576), Berry Burst (144083).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564).  Accessories: Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Silver Baker's Twine (145569).  Tools: 1-1/2" Circle Punch (138299), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365).

Silver Mini Gable Boxes
Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568) - $17.00
12 food safe boxes. 4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (10.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm)

Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564) - $25.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided silver-foil designs
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

This Silver Mini Gable Boxes may be simple in design, but makes up for it in wow-factor with the silver foil texture in the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper, the silver edge on the elegant Berry Burst Ribbon, and the flash of thread through the Silver Baker's Twine.

Sweet Soirée Mini Gable Box

I was really pleased to see that the majority of the Sweet Soirée Suite will be returning in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on the 1 June.  However, the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper is on the Retiring List, so make sure you get some of this gorgeous paper before it's gone.

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Last Chance Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

 

Celebrate the good stuff!

Today I am attending OnStage, which is a full-on day of celebrating achievements, creating and inspiration for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  It also includes learning valuable training tips and playing with fun, new products from the soon-to-be-released 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue –woohoo! You can see some of what we are getting up to today at OnStage on the Creative Stamping Facebook Page.

I love getting together with my team at events like this and spoiling them a little.  Here's a New Catalogue Survival Kit that I've created for them for this special event using the fabulous Striped Treat Bags, decorated with the fun Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set...

Picture Perfect Party Striped Treat Bag - New Catalogue Survival Kit

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday (photopolymer: 145519).  Ink: Island Indigo (126986), Pool Party (126982), Berry Burst (144083), Peekaboo Peach (141398).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145559).  Accessories: Striped Treat Bags (144255), Island Indigo 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144233), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), 1-1/2" Circle Punch (138299), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Inside is a decorated card that describes the contents...

NEW CATALOGUE SURVIVAL KIT

  • POST-IT FLAGS
    To mark your favourite items
  • SHOPPING LIST
    To keep track of your must-have items
  • PEN
    How else can we write a shopping list?
  • BAND-AID
    For paper cuts while rapidly flipping through the pages
  • CHOCOLATE
    Everything is always better with chocolate!
  • PEARLS
    Because "pearls are always appropriate" ~ Jackie Kennedy
    (And it's Stampin' Up!'s 30th year - Pearl Anniversary)

Picture Perfect Party Striped Treat Bag - New Catalogue Survival Kit

Picture Perfect Party Striped Treat Bag - New Catalogue Survival Kit

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Holiday Catalogue

2018 Holiday Catalogue - click to download PDF


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2018 Holiday Catalogue

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Annual Catalogue

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - click to view


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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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Up-Coming Events
  • 5 September - 2018 Holiday Catalogue Released!
  • 7 September - Holiday Catalogue Launch Party
  • 10-17 September - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 18 September - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 19 September - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
      
  • 8-15 October - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 October - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 17 October - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 25 & 26 October - Timeless Tidings Kit Class
     
  • 3-4 November - FYI Craft Show
    Come visit us at the Stampin' Up! stand!
  • 4 November - Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza
  • 12-19 November - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 20 November - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 November - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 22 & 23 November - Sincerely Santa Kit Class
     
  • 3-10 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 11 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
Promotion

Bonus Days - it's time to cash in!

If you earned Bonus Days Coupons in August, you can redeem them now!  For every coupon code you earned, you'll get $11 off your order this month, but only until 30 September.

ORDERING ONLINE?  Click HERE for a helpful PDF on how to redeem your coupon codes.

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BONUS DAYS...

1.    Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Period: 1-30 September 2018

2.    Participants will have received 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 was no limit to the number of coupons participants received.

3.    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.

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

Promotion

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Do you and your friends have a long Christmas wish list?  Why not combine your orders and when the total reaches $450 (excluding shipping and handling), you'll get the gorgeous Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE!  This is an addition to the fabulous Stampin' Rewards you'll earn too!

Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

The limited-edition Dashing Along Designer Series Paper cannot be purchased and is only available in September.

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Specials!

 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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order from the Clearance Rack.

* 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.