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

  

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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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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Beachy Little Christmas Note Cards

Do you live in an area that couldn't be more different from the snow-covered landscapes that you usually find on Christmas cards?  Inspired by the Quilted Christmas pizza-style gifts box with 3" note cards, I created a gift-boxed coordinating set of note cards using the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set, which is a perfect for our warm, summery New Zealand Christmas.  This is the front of the Mini Pizza Box...

Beachy Little Christmas Mini Pizza Box

Stamps: Beachy Little Christmas (wood: 144854, clear: 144857).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Pool Party (126982).  Markers: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144045), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144605), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo Pack (144597), Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker (144607), Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker (144606), Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter (144608).  Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Calypso Coral (124392), Old Olive (106576), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White 12" x 12" (124302), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), Jute Twine (144625), Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Mini Pizza Boxes
Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) - $12.00
8 food safe boxes: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 1" (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm x 2.5 cm)

Beachy Little Christmas Stamp Set
Beachy Little Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144854) - $59.00
Beachy Little Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144857) - $42.00

And inside are three 3" x 3" note cards using the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set I coloured using the Stampin' Blends Markers...

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

It was a lot of fun colouring these beachy images using the following Stampin' Blends:

The Mini Pizza Box is the perfect size for holding these note cards and their matching Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes.

Beachy Little Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes
Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829) - $19.00
40 envelopes to fit 3" x 3" (7.6 cm x 7.6 cm) cards
3-1/8" x 3-1/8" (7.9 cm x 7.9 cm)

The Beachy Little Christmas stamp set is in the Year-End Sale Event and is only available until 2 January.  Make sure you get one to add to your Christmas collection!

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Stampin' Blends (Color Me Happy)

 

 

 

Christmas Bottle Gift Tags

Bottles of bubbly make great gifts for Christmas.  But don't stop at wine-options, what about a lovely savoury or dessert sauce, marinade or vinaigrette?  These are great to give as Christmas presents and look amazing dressed up with a gift tag.  Here's a Christmas bottle tag I created using the fabulous Year of Cheer suite; it's hanging on a bottle of lovely Black Raspberry Vinaigrette...

Cheers to the Year Christmas Bottle Tag

Stamps: Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925, clear: 144928).  Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (145406).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640), Silver Foil (132178), Gold Foil (132622).  Accessories: Year of Cheer Embellishments (144643), Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Here's another design, using the same products...

Cheers to the Year Christmas Bottle Tag

Stamps: Cheers to the Year (wood: 144925, clear: 144928).  Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (145406).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (144640), Silver Foil (132178), Copper Foil (142020).  Accessories: Year of Cheer Embellishments (144643), Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 2" Circle Punch (133782), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Simple ideas like these make Christmas giving extra special.  If you're getting Stampin' Up! products for creating with or to give as gifts, make sure you place your orders by Monday, 11 December to ensure it arrives in time.

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Oh, Hello Birdie!

Another inspiration from the Color Me Happy Project Kit, this time using the sweet pair of birds from the Color Me Happy stamp set.  The pale woodgrain patterns from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack make a lovely soft background for the two cute birds in Pink Pirouette and Pool Party...

Colour Me Happy Oh Hello Friendship Card

Stamps: Color Me Happy (wood: 144062, clear: 144069).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708).  Markers: Pink Pirouette Dark & Light Stampin' Blends (combo: 144604), Pool Party Dark & Light Stampin' Blends (combo: 144605).  Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White Thick (140490), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177), Gold Foil (132622).  Accessories: Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212).  Tools: 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144109).

Color Me Happy Stamp Set
Color Me Happy Wood-Mount Stamp Set (144062) - $57.00
Color Me Happy Clear-Mount Stamp Set (144069) - $40.00

These are the sweet thank you cards that I've been sending out to anyone who has placed an order with me.  Wouldn't you like one?

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

Stampin' Blends (Color Me Happy)

Stampin' Blends (Color Me Happy)

 

 
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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:
$8,669.54

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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.


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