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

  

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Who can guess the colour inspiration for this crazy cake birthday card?  That's right, the four cake layers are each of the Hogwarts Houses!  From the bottom to the top, the Hogwarts house colours are: Hufflepuff in yellow and black, Gryffindor in red and gold, Slytherin in green and silver and Ravenclaw in blue and bronze...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Stamps: Cake Crazy (photopolymer: 142850), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273).  Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Basic Black Archival (140931), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Crushed Curry (131173), Garden Green (126973), Smoky Slate (131179), Pacific Point (126951), Soft Suede (126978).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678).  Tools: Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cake Crazy Stamp Set
Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set (142850) - $44.00
 

If you want to know the Stampin' Up! colour equivalents for the Hogwarts Houses, here they are:

Gryffindor House Stampin' Up! Colours | Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Gryffindor (red and gold)
Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Ravenclaw House Stampin' Up! Colours | Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Ravenclaw (blue and bronze)
Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Slytherin House Stampin' Up! Colours | Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Slytherin (green and silver)
Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Hufflepuff House Stampin' Up! Colours | Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

Hufflepuff (yellow and black)
Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

The inspiration for this card?  My daughter asked for a Harry Potter or Hogwarts cake for her birthday last week - do you know how complex and elaborate those cakes can be?  Just Google "Hogwarts Birthday Cake" and see!  Anyway, I found THIS simple design, which became my launch-pad for her Gryffindor/Harry Potter-inspired birthday cake...

Gryffindor/Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday Cake

Which is how this Cake Crazy-stamped birthday card began - the Gryffindor layer on the card matches her cake...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Between the cake layers are "it's your birthday" from the Endless Birthday Wishes - my go-to birthday stamp set...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (140273) - $33.00
 

My daughter loved her Harry Potter-inspired birthday card and cake and I had a lot of fun creating them both.  The best part?  When she opened her card and I could see the recognition behind her eyes as she identified each of the Hogwarts houses on the card. 

I love the way that you can layer the Cake Crazy stamp set to create a fun birthday cake in any colour or theme!  Pairing this stamp set with the Endless Birthday Wishes and I have endless birthday options for cards and gifts.

 

Make a Medallion Birthday Card

One final project for the 2017 Sale-A-Bration promotion, which finishes today - a gorgeous birthday card that was a lot of fun to create at a demonstrator Stamp Camp earlier this year.  It was designed by Jacque Williams and features the Make A Medallion stamp set, one of the Sale-A-Bration products...

Make A Medallion Birthday Card

Stamps: SAB Make A Medallion (photopolymer: 143274), SAB Avant Garden (photopolymer: 143272).  Ink: Night of Navy (126970), Delightful Dijon (138327), Crushed Curry (131173), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Night of Navy (106577), Delightful Dijon (138345), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Vellum (106584), 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432).  Accessories: Sending Love Embellishments (142735), Lace Doilies (142793), 5/8" Burlap Ribbon (141487), Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine (141684), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Make A Medallion Stamp Set
Make A Medallion Photopolymer Stamp Set (143274) - FREE#
#One of the products you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you order $110* or more during Sale-A-Bration.
 

Lots of layers and texture in this card.  Love it!  I really enjoy getting together with other demonstrators to share ideas and inspire each other - it's one of the perks of my job!

Make A Medallion Birthday Card

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Cool Treats Thank You

Word stamps can be used for more than just adding sentiments.  Stamping words repeatedly in a haphazard- or linear-style is a great way to create an interesting background or a focal point for your project.  For this thank you card, I've stamped "SWEET" from the Cool Treats stamp set down my card and then highlighted the word again in the "YOU ARE SWEET" sentiment.  The Cool Treats stamp set is paired with some of the other delicious products in the Cool Treats Suite, like the Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Cool Treats Thank You Cards

Bundles: Cool Treats Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 145181).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Watermelon Wonder (138323), Pear Pizzazz (131180).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599), Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (142770).  Accessories: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape (142773), Old Olive Baker's Twine (134579).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Silicon Craft Sheet (127853), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cool Treats Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies - Bundle & Save 10%
Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set + Frozen Treats Framelits Dies (145181) - $99.75

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (142770) - $27.75

To get that glossy chocolate-sauce-look on the top of my ice cream, I die-cut the topping from Chocolate Chip card stock, laid it on the Silicone Craft Sheet and then covered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Here's a couple of tips when you're doing this... (1) start by outlining the image with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then fill it in, (2) if you get a bubble in the glue, then gently dab it with the corner of a tissue while it's still wet, and (3) leave it to dry completely before using or you'll get fingerprints!

Cool Treats Thank You Cards

These yummy products are so much fun to play with!

In case you hadn't noticed, Stampin' Up! have added eight products to the line up of items you can choose for free during Sale-A-Bration, and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of those you can get for FREE!  Remember, Sale-A-Bration finishes on 31 March, so place your qualifying order by Friday and get one of these pretty thank you cards too!

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Shop from any catalogue and for every $110* you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice! 

*Net sales before shipping & handling

But wait... there's more!  You can choose from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and now these eight addition products too!  But only until Friday.

2017 Sale-A-Bration - click to view  2017 Sale-A-Bration Second Release - click to view  2017 Sale-A-Bration Final Days - click to view
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Easy Watercolour Wash Background

Inspired by the photographed project on page 9 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I used the Delicate Details stamp set and an easy watercolour wash technique to create a subtle and textural background for this pretty thank you card...

Delicate Details Thank You

Stamps: SAB Delicate Details (photopolymer: 143314), SAB Avant Garden (photopolymer: 143272).  Ink: Whisper White Craft (145406).  Markers: Crushed Curry (Regals: 131262), So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride (Subtles: 131263), Flirty Flamingo (2016-2018 In Color: 141393).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Delightful Dijon (138345), Watercolor Paper (122959), Gold Foil (132622).  Accessories:  SAB 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (143601), Lace Doilies (142793), Sprinkles Embellishments (142741), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Clear Block F (118483), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Aqua Painter (103954), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

For the background of this card I repeatedly stamped all the lace images from the Delicate Details stamp set down a piece of Watercolor Paper with Whisper White Craft ink, sprinkled over white embossing powder and then heat set.  I then combined an emboss-resist technique with this easy water colouring technique to add that gorgeous wash of colour:

  1. Apply ink to a large acrylic block using Stampin' Write Markers (Clear Block F is ideal for this technique).
  2. Spritz Watercolor Paper with water or liberally apply water with an Aqua Painter, shake off any drips and then press wet card onto the inked block.
  3. Set ink quickly with the Heat Tool (to capture all those gorgeous drips) or put aside to dry.

For my card, I used Crushed CurrySo Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write Markers...

Delicate Details Thank You

Delicate Details Stamp Set
Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set (143314)  -  FREE#
# One of the products you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you order $110* or more. 
 

I really love the look I achieved on this thank you card - the Delicate Details stamp set is so perfect to use with these techniques.  Get your Delicate Details stamp set and try it yourself!

Sale-A-Bration finishes at the end of March and you don't want to miss out - hurry, four days left!

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Shop from any catalogue and for every $110* you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice! 

*Net sales before shipping & handling

But wait... there's more!  You can choose from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and now these eight addition products too!  But only until Friday.

2017 Sale-A-Bration - click to view  2017 Sale-A-Bration Second Release - click to view  2017 Sale-A-Bration Final Days - click to view
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Hey, Chick Baker's Box

One of the most popular Sale-A-Bration products for 2017 is the Hey, Chick stamp set.  I think it's the cute-ness factor of those adorable chickens that makes this stamp set so appealing.  They're also really fabulous images for water colouring.  Here's one of those chickens adorning the front of a gift box created using the Baker's Box Thinlits...

Hey, Chick Baker's Box

Stamps: SAB Hey, Chick (wood: 143328, clear: 143331).  Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406).  Card/Paper: Peekaboo Peach (141422), Bermuda Bay (131286), Shimmery White (121717), Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (142744).  Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils (141709), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack (142766).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Baker's Box Thinlits Dies (138279), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Baker's Box Thinlits
Baker's Box Thinlits Dies (138279)  -  $67.00

As demonstrators, we're fortunate to receive weekly email updates from Stampin' Up! with inspirational project ideas and inside information about products.  One of these emails highlighted the Hey, Chick stamp set and it shared the background story from the illustrator...  

When I was a child growing up in Canada, I remember some family friends who had little chickens that I thought were so cute.  A couple of summers ago here in Utah, I stopped at a friend’s ranch and saw all their cute animals including their chickens.  They had typical chickens but also another kind called Polish Frizzle Bantam White Chickens.  I think they are so funny with all those feathers flopping around on the top of their heads and how they like to stare straight at you and cock their heads.  So when I was assigned to create the Hey, Chick Stamp Set, I was so excited.  I wanted to exaggerate the rounder chickens and really make them round, and I also really wanted to draw one of those funny chickens I saw at my friend’s ranch.  It was a really fun set to create.

What a great story!

My favourite from this set is the Polish Frizzle Bantam.  I think it's the perky look and floppy feathers that does it.  She's also really fun to colour in non-traditional-chicken-colours using the Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters...

Hey, Chick Baker's Box

Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Pencils (141709)  -  $33.50

Hey, Chick Baker's Box
Hey, Chick Wood-Mount Stamp Set (143328)  -  FREE#
Hey, Chick Clear-Mount Stamp Set (143331)  -  FREE#

# The Hey, Chick stamp set is one of the products you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you place a qualifying order of $110 or more.  Sale-A-Bration finishes at the end of March and you don't want to miss out - hurry, that's only one week away!

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Shop from any catalogue and for every $110* you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice! 

Click HERE and HERE and HERE to see what you can get for FREE.

*Net sales before shipping & handling

In these final days of Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! have added eight new products you can choose for FREE for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping). But only until 31 March!

Sale-A-Bration Final Days, Even More Products! | Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sales Event - click to view PDF

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INTRODUCING THE CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE! 

During August, you can order this festive bundle or individual products from the soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalogue, so you can get a jump-start on your Christmas projects.

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 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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* 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:
$8,226.99

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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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.