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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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

Want to know more about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, joining my team, and sharing the next fabulous event with us?  Click HERE to read more and then contact me for a no-obligation information pack.

 

Celebrate with Sweet Soirée

One of the largest suites of coordinating products in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue is Sweet Soirée (pages 10-13).  And that size extends to the included Cake Soirée stamp set - it's has a whopping 18 rubber stamps!  The elegant combination of handpainted florals and classic silver metallic designs means this suite is perfect for creating pretty, feminine projects like this birthday card...

Cake Soirée Shaped Birthday Card

Bundles: Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (wood: 145816, clear: 147627).  Ink: Marina Mist (126962), Berry Burst (144083).  Card/Paper: Old Olive (106576), Powder Pink (144251), Whisper White (106549), Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564).  Accessories: Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks (145643), Palette Knives (142808), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies
Cake Soirée Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (145816) - $151.00
Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (147627) - $128.50

The gorgeous Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper with silver foil texture definitely steals the show on the front of this birthday card.  But the focal point of this card is the gorgeous two-tiered birthday cake, which is stamped in Berry Burst ink onto Powder Pink card stock and then "decorated" it.  The cake layers are wrapped in glittery bands, where I've applied Shimmery White Embossing Paste through one of the coordinating Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks.

Cake Soirée Shaped Birthday Card

Shimmery White Embossing Paste
Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645) - $19.25

Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks
Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks (145643) - $9.75
Two 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) Masks

Underneath the birthday cake is a pretty ruffle trim, which is a length of Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon gathered at the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive (an easy-to-use and strong double-sided tape).

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and hope.

Kristine

 

 

 
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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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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
  • 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)
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Join my team and I can show you how. 

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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.