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

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

A few weeks ago I created some pendants using the gorgeous floral designs from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper...

Petal Promenade Jewellery

Psst… I got all my fixings to create these pendants from an online company based in Auckland called Glaze.  They ship internationally too!

These pendants were added to snake chains and, as I was giving these as gifts, some sort of pretty packaging was required.  The answer was the Kraft Pillow Boxes, which I pulled apart, added some of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to compliment the necklace, and die-cut a window for viewing...

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

Bundles: Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set + Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 148389).  Ink: Mossy Meadow (147111), Soft Sea Foam (147102).  Card/Paper: Petal Pink (147009), Whisper White (106549), Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913), Window Sheet (142314), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106), Whisper White 5/8” Polka Tulle Ribbon (146912), Rose Metallic Thread (146915).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Stamparatus (148187), 1/2” Circle Punch (119869), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Petal Promenade Jewellery Pillow Box

Kraft Pillow Boxes
Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018) - $10.50
10 boxes:  12.7 cm x 7 cm (5" x 2-3/4")

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (146913) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

Did you know that designs on the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper were produced from actual flower arrangements?  They were photographed and edited to create these beautiful pages.  And on the reverse side there are gorgeous marble and bokeh designs.  The great news is that the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is in this month's sale!

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Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

Two simple watercolouring techniques

I love creating cards that open with a surprise, like this one.  It's a Double Z-Fold card that features all the gorgeous products from the Nature's Poem Suite.  Here it is closed...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Soft Suede (147115), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Rich Razzleberry (147091), So)ft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 147158), Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker (2017-2019 In Colors: 144033).  Card/Paper: Nature's Poem Cardstock Pack (146340), Shimmery White (121717), Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).  Accessories: Nature's Twine (146342), Leaves Trinkets (146343).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Aqua Painters (103954), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

And this is the surprise you get when you pull up from the top of the card...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Here's the same card, but with a different selection from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and an alternative sentiment stamped on the front...

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

These cards feature two watercolouring techniques that are simple to create and fun to do.  The first is how to stamp this detailed tree stamp so it looks like it's been painted...

  1. Ink the tree trunk and leaves using Stampin' Write Markers
  2. Lightly spritz the inked stamp with water
  3. Stamp the image onto Shimmery White card stock

How much water you spritz onto the stamp will determine how much the ink will bleed.  Try with different amounts of water to get the effect you want.

The second technique is a watercolour wash background.  To get this effect...

  1. Liberally brush water over Shimmery White card stock with an Aqua Painter
  2. Squeeze the stamp pad so that ink pools in the lid, pick up ink with the Aqua Painter and apply over the Shimmery White card stock

By adding a wash of water before applying the colour, the ink will pool and blend rather than adhering immediately to the Shimmery White card stock.

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

I finished these cards with some intricate details designed to coordinate and compliment the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  There's some individual threads pulled from the Nature's Twine, and either a silver or copper leaf embellishment the Nature's Trinkets.

Rooted in Nature Double Z-Fold Card

Nature's Twine
Nature's Twine (146342) - $19.00
1 spool each of 4 colours: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
4.6 m per spool

Leaves Trinkets
Leaves Trinkets (146343) - $16.75
24 pieces: 6 each of copper and silver in 2 designs

The Nature's Poem Suite is one of my favourite product selections from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  It has a universal appeal with a trees and leaves that are perfect for all occasions, plus it works for both feminine or masculine projects.

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Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

 

Nature's Poem is my muse...

I love balance of the muted, almost neutral, colours in the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper against the rich pop of colour.  These colours were in the forefront of my mind and the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper was the muse for these sweet thank you cards.  This first one is in Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze, with a touch of silver...

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Whisper White (147277).  Card/Paper: Cajun Craze (121683), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stamparatus (148187), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

This second card has the same layout, but is in Grapefruit Grove and Blackberry Bliss, with a touch of copper...

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Grapefruit Grove (147142), Whisper White (147277).  Card/Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133683), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Copper Metallic Thread (141696), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stamparatus (148187), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

These simply-designed cards were made even easier to create when I stamped the leaves with the Stamparatus.  I began with adhering the clear-mount stamp to the top plate so it will stamp in the centre of my card.  I inked the stamp, stamped it off then stamped it on my card.  I then lifted the plate, moved it one notch to the left and stamped again, without reinking.  The first leaf (on the right) is stamped on a piece of Whisper White card, die-cut out and added to the card front with a little metallic thread wound behind it.

I made around 20 of these cards and I love how evenly spaced all my leaves are and how uniform my completed set turned out.

Stamparatus
Stamparatus (148187) - $99.00

I love my Stamparatus!  It's a must-have tool for all stampers as it helps with perfectly aligning stamp images, you can stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and always get complete ink coverage.

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Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

A pillow box gift just for you

One of the perks of attending the Hamilton Extravaganza is receiving a handmade gift.  For my guests I used the Kraft Pillow Boxes and filled them with chocolates.  These handy boxes come pre-cut, scored and printed with cute polka dots.  The Kraft Pillow Boxes are lovely all on their own, or decorated with your stamping products.  I used the gorgeous Nature's Poem Suite to wrap, stamp, cut and stick... taking these pillow box gifts to the next level!

Nature's Poem Pillow Gift Box

Bundles: Rooted In Nature Stamp Set + Nature's Roots Framelits Dies (wood: 148352, clear: 146353).  Ink: Grapefruit Grove (147142), Mint Macaron (147106), Soft Suede (147115).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).  Accessories: Nature's Twine (146342), Copper Metallic Thread (141696).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The colours chosen for the twine and to stamp images from the Rooted In Nature stamp set were taken directly from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  Love that coordination!

Nature's Poem Pillow Gift Box

Nature's Poem Pillow Gift Box

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338) - $23.00
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  12" x 12".

I've found the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper to be quite versatile and have used it for both feminine and masculine projects.  Plus the images are not limited to a particular celebration and can be used year-round.  You really can't go wrong with images from nature!  BONUS... Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper is in the July Designer Series Paper Sale!

Select Designer Series Paper Products - BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (1-31 July 2018)

Stampin' Pad Family - a stamp pad assortment for new demonstrators!

 

Hamilton Extravaganza

On the weekend we held the Hamilton Extravaganza.  It was a cold day outside, but inside there was a warm, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed creative inspiration from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Hamilton Extravaganza

There were eight local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the pretty Kraft Pillow Boxes with products from the Nature's Poem Suite and filled them chocolate yumminess!

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

That wasn't the only gifts given away!  We also had a selection of prizes that were drawn at random during the day.  Here's some of the lovely product and gifts that were won...

Hamilton Extravaganza | Prize Draw Prizes

At the Hamilton Extravaganza, we had five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so all guests went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.

In this first project, Jacque showed everyone how to create a double-opening card that opens from the right!

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

... and then the left!

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

This gorgeous vintage-style card, with many lovely layers and textures, was created using the gorgeous Botanical Bliss stamp set and coordinating Botanical Tags Thinlit Dies.

Botanical Bliss Double-Opening Card

Another card with a fabulous opening surprise and lots of layers is this masculine card, taught by Rayleen and Irene.  It features the Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating Under the Sea Framelits Dies, plus the fabulous Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper...

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

This is a Dutch-Fold Card and it opens like this...

Sea of Textures Dutch-Fold Card

Kay and Ruth used the very popular Varied Vases stamp set with the coordinating Vases Builder Punch to create this masterpiece...

Varied Vases Window Box Card

I love how this Window Box Card frames the soft, watercoloured flowers in vases.

Varied Vases Window Box Card

Bev and Andrea shared how to create a card that is quite popular right now - the Impossible Card, featuring the equally popular Rooted in Nature stamp set, coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, and the lovely Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper...

Nature's Poem Impossible Card

Nature's Poem Impossible Card

And lastly, I showed everyone how to create a pretty gift box.  This is a play on a bag-in-a-box design, altered to look like a purse and is great for larger presents or a gift-set of 3" x 3" note cards...

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

This purse gift bag focused on the Petal Promenade Suite, and was finished with a tag stamped and die-cut using the Beautiful Promenade Bundle.

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

The beauty of these bags comes from the amazing Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, which has photographed florals on one side and marble or bokeh effects on the reverse (inside the bag).  Here's all the different designs...

Petal Promenade Bag-in-a-Box Gift Purse

All our guests and teachers had a lovely day at the Hamilton Extravaganza, and everyone went home with new ideas and creative inspiration.  If you want to join us for the next Hamilton Extravaganza (which is the Christmas one!) then sign up for my email updates to find out when registration opens.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.

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1-31 March 2019

ADDITIONAL ITEMS  AVAILABLE FOR MARCH!

The new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is now available to be earned separately.  Along with this fabulous paper, there are more options from the Annual Catalogue which you can get for free through Sale-A-Bration!

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Sale-A-Bration Coordination

1-31 March 2019

Stampin' Up! have released six new products that coordinate with the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  These complementary products will only be available to purchase during March.

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NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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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:
$9,955.18

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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 over ten 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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