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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Sending Heartfelt Thoughts

Generally, there are two cards that we can never have enough of, Birthday and (unfortunately) Sympathy Cards.  The need for a Sympathy Card can come unexpectedly and, often, we are not in the right space to create a card to express our heartfelt thoughts.  So, with that in mind, I create Sympathy Cards at times when I don't need them, to keep on standby.  If you choose your sentiment carefully, these cards can also be used for sharing handwritten messages with those who are having a difficult time too, not just in times of loss.

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is a great set for creating such cards.  Here's a simple design using the gorgeous, floral "Distinkive" stamp as the focal point.  The "Sending Heartfelt Thoughts" sentiment is versatile and this card could be used for a variety of reasons...

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy Card

Stamps: SAB Heartfelt Blooms (wood: 147197, clear: 147202).  Ink: Rich Razzleberry (126950), Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (145656), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set
Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147197) - FREE with $110 purchase
Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147202) - FREE with $110 purchase

To add some soft "bling" to this card, I added a scattering of Glitter Epoxy Shapes and pieces of Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon...

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy Card

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632) - $14.75
88 shapes per sheet: 1 sheet glitter accents, 1 sheet clear accents

Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243) - FREE with $110 purchase

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and Shimmer Ribbon Pack are only available during Sale-A-Bration, which finishes at the end of March, so if you too want to get these product for free...

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Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

But wait, there's more!  More Sale-A-Bration products were added to the selection today!  Stampin' Up! have now included 14 catalogue products that you could choose for free with a qualifying order...

2018 Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release - click to view

These are in addition to Sale-A-Bration products found here:

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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

 

Hamilton Extravaganza

On Sunday we held the Hamilton Extravaganza, which focussed on a selection of the gorgeous products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.  Despite the heat, the whole day had a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the creative inspiration.

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 gorgeous Silver Mini Gable Boxes with products from the Sweet Soirée Suite and the amazing Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, and filled them with Ready Shreddie and Easter Eggs.  Here they are all boxed up and ready to go!

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

Bundle: Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (wood: 145816, clear: 147627).  Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Pool Party (126982).  Card/Paper: Calypso Coral (124392), Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), SAB Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193).  Accessories: Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (144152), Silver Baker's Twine (145569), Silver Mini Sequin Trim (144230), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Classic Label Punch (141491), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

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

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193) - FREE with $110 purchase
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs
12" x 12" in three colours: gold foil, rose gold foil, silver foil

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.  So what did we create on Sunday?

In this first project, Bev and Ruth showed everyone how to create a fun-opening card with lots of surprises!  This card would be perfect for a special birthday or anniversary.  It was finished with the Cake Soirée stamp set, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, and Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Another card with a fabulous opening surprise is this one, taught by Rayleen and Irene.  It features the awesome Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies, plus the gorgeous Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Check out this fabulous, quick application of colour on these flowers... applied using sponge daubers!

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

And here's how it opens...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Kay and Andrea used the very popular True Gentleman Suite to create this masculine suitcase gift box (inspired by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator Linda Parker)...

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Jacque brought the soft, watercolour, hand painted-look to our event with this beautiful friendship card using the Waterfront stamp set, Gold Glitter Flakes and the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder...

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

I love the way that this card opens - so sweet!

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

And lastly, I showed everyone two fabulous techniques using Brusho Crystal Colour and the Epic Celebrations stamp set to create this gender-neutral teenage birthday card...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

And what do teenagers want for their birthday?  Money!  This card has an inside pocket with a surprise popup-out voucher...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Everyone had a wonderful day at the Hamilton Extravaganza, the projects we taught were a hit and the teachers enjoyed sharing and inspiring.  If you want to join us for the next Hamilton Extravaganza, 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.

 

A Heartfelt Thank You

One of the most popular Sale-A-Bration products is the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  This set contains a patent-pending stamp production process that creates photo-realistic style stamps, which Stampin' Up! have called "Distinktive".  This process allows you to lay down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth.  To create the gorgeous Distinktive stamp in the Heartfelt Blooms set, Stampin' Up! artists styled a bouquet of flowers, photographed it, and then the manufacturing facility turned that photographed image into a rubber stamp.  Here it is stamped in Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral...

Heartfelt Blooms Thank You Card

Stamps: SAB Heartfelt Blooms (wood: 147197, clear: 147202).  Ink: Smoky Slate (131179), Blushing Bride (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Basic Gray (140932).  Card/Paper: Basic Gray (121689), Blushing Bride (124392), Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Silver Baker's Twine (145569).  Tools: Tailored Tag Punch (145667), 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set
Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147197) - FREE with $110 purchase
Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147202) - FREE with $110 purchase

I created the tag for this card using the beautiful, styled "Thank You" stamp and the Tailored Tag Punch.  The card stock is cut at 2 cm or 3/4" high, stamped, then positioned and punched from the underside of the Tailored Tag Punch, to create a tag-top...

Punching a tag-top with the Tailored Tag Punch

Heartfelt Blooms Thank You Card

The finishing detail for this tag embellishment was created using the Silver Baker's Twine, from the Occasions Catalogue, and one other Sale-A-Bration product... the gorgeous Calypso Coral ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243) - FREE with $110 purchase

Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March, so if you too want to get these product for free...

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Shop from any of our catalogues and for every $110 you spend (excluding shipping), you'll earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice!

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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Today we celebrate fabulous you!

You can't have a birthday card without a gift!  Check out this cute gift bag that coordinates with the Double-Opening Shaker Birthday Card I shared last week, both using the fabulous Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and both with fun shaker windows...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday (photopolymer: 145519).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171), Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982), Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad (141398).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Peekaboo Peach (141422), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White 12" x 12" (124302), Window Sheet (142314), Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145559).  Accessories: Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (138281), Scattered Sequins 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145649), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), 1/18" Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Mini Glue Dots (106683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set
Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set (145519) - $36.00

The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set has great sentiments in fabulous fonts and so many classic birthday party images.  I especially like how you can mix-and-match stamped images to create fun birthday paraphernalia, like using the same stamps for the stem of the party blower (on my card) and for the candle (on this gift box).

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Gift Box

The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set makes creating birthday cards and gift packaging so easy and fun - just add bright colours and your own flair!

Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 

Cue the confetti!

The "CUE THE CONFETTI" sentiment in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was the inspiration for this bright and fun Birthday shaker card...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday (photopolymer: 145519).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171), Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982), Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad (144083), Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad (141398).  Card/Paper: Bermuda Bay (131286), Peekaboo Peach (141422), Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Window Sheet (142314), Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145559).  Accessories: Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Scattered Sequins 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145649), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Mini Glue Dots (106683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

The 'confetti' inside the shaker window is actually snipped pieces of the dark pink, white and silver Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie.  They shake and move nicely and really do give a great confetti-effect!  I have also used pieces of the Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie as streamers, tucked in behind the words.  This fabulous product is not just for filling gift bags and boxes with fun crinkle-cut shredded paper.

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

And check out those noise-makers - what fun!  What do you called them... noise-makers, party horns, blowers, parental headaches?

But the fun doesn't stop there.  Can you see a hint of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper through the shaker window?  It looks really fabulous back there but I didn't want to hide away the lovely photographed images, so watch this...

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

And this!

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

That's right... It's a double-opening shaker card!  Great for a bit of wow, plus you can show off the pretty designer paper and more fabulous stamping.  I love the Picture Perfect Party Suite - the colours and designs are perfect for both feminine and masculine birthday cards, and great for all ages.

This shaker card was one of the projects we created at the February Creative Stamping Workshops (after all, you can't have too many birthday cards on hand).  Afterwards, I created a whole lot more of these cards to share and swap with fellow demonstrators at this weekend's Stamp Camp.  I can't wait to have a whole weekend away with like-minded people, soaking up the inspiration, with lots of time-out to be creative.  Keep an eye out on the Creative Stamping Facebook Page over the weekend to see some of what we get up to.

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Sale-A-Bration (3 January-31 March 2018)

 
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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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