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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

  

12 Weeks of Christmas

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Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza

On the weekend we held our annual Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza.  We had a fabulous day creating festive projects with products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza

There were eight local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the fun Baker's Boxes with the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and tags from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, then filled them with a large afghan biscuit.

Hamilton Christmas 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 Christmas 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 this vintage-style Christmas card using the In the Woods Framelits and Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  The background is the gorgeous Tin Tile embossing folder, which has been given a light dusting of copper embossing for the faux-patina look.

Winter Woods Vintage Christmas Card

Winter Woods Vintage Christmas Card

Another card with a fabulous embossed background is the Christmas card that Rayleen and Irene taught.  It has the pretty Tuft embossing folder and the front features the First Frost stamp set with the coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.  Take a look at the fun fold on the inside...

First Frost Christmas Card

First Frost Christmas Card

First Frost Christmas Card

Bev and Donna used the popular Signs of Santa stamp set and coordinating Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies to create this fun Christmas card... when you spin the dial on the right the image in the window changes, just like a view finder!

Signs of Santa View-Finder Christmas Card

Signs of Santa View-Finder Christmas Card

Signs of Santa View-Finder Christmas Card

Christine and Irene showed everyone how to create to beautiful luminary using the fabulous Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  These also make lovely gift boxes too!

Dashing Deer Christmas Luminary

And lastly, I showed everyone how to take the white Baker's Box and give it a face-lift!  We sponged Tranquil Tide ink over the surface and added some touches of Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  It was then finished with a sweet Christmas note card created using products from the Joyous Noel suite.

Peaceful Noel Baker's Box and Christmas Note Card

All our guests and teachers had a lovely day at the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza, and everyone went home with new ideas and creative inspiration.  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.

 

Santa Shopping List

I had a fabulous time on the Stampin' Up! stand at the FYI Craft Show over the weekend.  I loved meeting everyone and soaking up all the creative enthusiasm there.  If you popped by our stand, you may have created a make-and-take with us.  There was the Wreath Christmas Card, using the Stamparatus, and this popular creation... it's a dollar-store notepad that has been given the stamping treatment with the Signs of Santa stamp set and coordinating Santa's Signpost Framelits.

Signs of Santa Christmas Shopping List

Bundles: Signs of Santa Stamp Set + Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 149967).  Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Poppy Parade (121694), Whisper White (106549).  Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade Combo (147275), Granny Apple Green Combo (147274), Daffodil Delight Light (144586), Pool Party Light (144595), Ivory (144606).  Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Corrugated 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148026), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Signs of Santa Stamp Set + Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies Bundle
Signs of Santa Photopolymer Stamp Set + Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies (149967) - $99.75

The sweet caricatures from the Signs of Santa stamp set were coloured using the Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Ivory Stampin' Blends, then popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the notepad.  Because the Stampin' Blends are alcohol-based markers, we also coloured the clear rhinestones to match!

Signs of Santa Christmas Shopping List

These notepads would make fun Christmas gifts, or for jotting down your own Christmas lists, plans, or ideas.

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Stamping a Christmas wreath

The foliage stamps in the Peaceful Noel stamp set are great for stamping wreaths...

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

Bundles: Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch (photopolymer: 149958).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Merry Merlot (147112), Tranquil Tide (147146).  Card/Paper: Gray Granite (147008), Merry Merlot (147005), Tranquil Tide (144252), Whisper White (106549), Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817).  Accessories: Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708), Tin Tile 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148906), Stamparatus (148187), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

So how did I get a perfectly symmetrical stamped wreath?  Well, I used the Stamparatus

Stamparatus
Stamparatus (148187) - $99.00

I started by creating a stamping guide that I used in the Stamparatus.  This guide is sized larger than the piece of card stock that I'm going to stamp the wreath on.  The piece of card stock on the front of my card is the largest die in the Layering Squares Framelits, which is 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm, so I made my guide 15 cm x 15 cm.  I then measured and bisected my guide horizontally, vertically, and diagonally with pencil lines.  I lined up my square die so that the corners were aligned with the diagonal pencil lines, then die-cut.  Again I lined up my square die, but this time the corners were aligned with the horizontal and vertical pencil lines, and die-cut again.  Guide complete!

So, now I'm ready to stamp my wreath.  Lay the guide in the Stamparatus, at the top right corner, and secure it with the Stamparatus Magnets.  Insert the card stock square in the guide and stamp the first image of the wreath.  Turn the card stock square 45-degrees and stamp the second image of the wreath.  Repeat this to complete the stamped wreath; eight stamps total.

Here's a visual on how I created the wreath for this card.  I stamped the pine branch from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Mint Macaron ink and the holly berries in Merry Merlot ink...

Stamping a wreath with the Stamparatus

And here it is, on the front of my Christmas card...

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

This is one of the gorgeous make-and-takes that we'll be teaching at the FYI Craft Show this weekend, so make sure you come along to the Stampin' Up! stand on either Saturday or Sunday and create with us!

If you can't make it to the FYI Craft Show, then try it yourself - it's a lot of fun and easy to do, especially with the Stamparatus.

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Peaceful Noel Gift Bags

One of my favourite product suites in the Holiday Catalogue is the Joyous Noel Suite.  I was drawn to the pretty foliage in the Peaceful Noel stamp set, which really lends itself to stamping Christmas garlands and wreaths, but could be used all year round.  I also love the vintage feel of the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper, but with a fresh twist of rich, intense colour and hints of copper.

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Bundles: Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch (photopolymer: 149958).  Ink: Merry Merlot (147112), Tranquil Tide (147146), Soft Suede (147115), Sahara Sand (147117), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816), Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817).  Accessories: Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818), Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder (141636).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

These gift boxes were easily created using the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper, then secured with the gorgeous Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon.  This elegant ribbon is fabulous!  It's Merry Merlot with a copper sheen on one side, and copper with a Merry Merlot sheen on the other - ingenious!

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816) - $29.50
12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
12" x 12"

Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon
Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818) - $15.75
9.1 m

The copper foil accents in this designer paper pairs so well with Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon, and the bags turned out so lovely that there wasn't much I needed to do to complete these gifts... just a pretty tag adhered to the front stamped in Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, and Sahara Sand, and finished with a touch of bling from the punched sprig of Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper.

Peaceful Noel Gift Boxes

Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch Bundle
Peaceful Noel Photopolymer Stamp Set + Sprig Punch Bundle (149958) - $66.50

Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper
Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817) - $31.50
24 sheets: 8 each of 3 colours (Copper, Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide)

These gift bags were filled with Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and given "with gratitude" to some lovely hostesses.

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Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

On page 21 of the Holiday Catalogue is the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  In this pack are 50 printed cards that are 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", sized perfectly to fit the Memories & More Photo Pocket Pages and memory keeping product range.  These cards are also sized perfectly to fit the pre-cut card bases in the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes too!

Here's the large note card from the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Look no stamping!  That's right, this card (and those to follow) have no stamping on them.  All I did was select this fun, glittery 4" x 6" card from the Memories & More Card Pack and adhere it to a Poppy Parade card base.  The words are printed on a 3" x 4" Memories & More card, which I added to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals

Here's some more, this time on small note cards...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Both of these cards were created using the 3" x 4" Memories & More cards for the background, then the words trimmed from other cards and popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I've also stepped them up with some Garden Green Baker's Twine on one, and glittery stickers (from the Memories & More Card Pack) and some enamel shapes to the other.

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Here's a couple more of the smaller note cards, also embellished with stickers from the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack, Garden Green Baker's Twine and Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Did you know that these sweet Christmas cards fit perfectly in one of the Santa Bags?  They would make a lovely gift...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

You will have seen the lovely glitter-striped card that I shared first.  There are six 4" x 6" cards in the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack that are glittered, and they make fabulous cards!  Here's another...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Okay, so far you've seen the selection of cards that I've recreated directly from page 21 of the Holiday Catalogue.  Here's some more that I've created...

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

Santa's Workshop Christmas Cards

So what do you need?  For simple cards, you'll need...

Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack (147905) - $21.00
50 double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs):  3" x 4" and 4" x 6"
6 single-sided glittered specialty cards:  4" x 6"
4 sticker sheets

Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (147815) - $17.75
20 Poppy Parade card bases and envelopes:  10 each of two sizes

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) - $7.25
300 double-sided adhesive foam dots

To step up your Christmas cards to "wow", just add...

Garden Green & White Baker's Twine
Garden Green & White Baker's Twine (147814) - $8.50
22.9 m

Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes
Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes (147811) - $14.75
120 elements in Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and White

Santa's Bags
Santa's Bags (147812) - $21.00
Eight 4" x 5" cotton draw-string bags

If you want the lot, you can purchase all the products you need with one convenient item code...

Santa's Workshop Cards Supplies Set
Santa's Workshop Cards Supplies Set (150095) - $90.25

Using these limited supplies to create your Christmas cards this year will be stress-free and enjoyable, and will result in unique and fun cards for your friends and family.  They are great for your kids to create with and give away too!

 
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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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