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.



For Everything Card

This card was inspired by a design that one of the ladies that attended my December workshop stamped on the front of her altered notepad.  It reminds me of an over-grown garden that has just been disturbed.

For Everything Card
Stamps: For Everything (116686).  Card/Paper: Brocade Blue (108608), So Saffron (108611), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Brocade Blue (101102), So Saffron (105213).  Accessories: So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion).

I made a few of these little cards and those who placed an order in December got one of them as my thanks to them.  I really like the versatility of this stamp set and I think I will be using it a lot.

For Everything stamp set

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Sweet Treat Car

This week was my nephews birthday and I used two sweet treat cups to create this card.  I got the idea to use rolled licorice for the car wheels from Julia Leece's card and added a trap-door on the inside so that the licorice can be taken out without destroying the card.

Sweet Treat Car
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Totally Tabs (116428).  Card/Paper: Tempting Turquoise (108598), Real Red (106578), Basic Gray (111859), Basic Black (106561), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Real Red (103133), Basic Black (101179), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052), Yoyo Yellow Stampin' Write Marker (100050).  Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups (116802).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Scallop Circle (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Boho Blossums Punch (110711), Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Christmas Candy Canes

As a small Christmas treat, I gave everyone who attended the December workshops last week a candy cane with a little stamped tag.

Candy Canes
Stamps: Punches Three (Level 1 Hostess).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie 108601), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025).  Tools: Scallop Square Punch (112081), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I had fun co-ordinating the colours of the tags to the colours in the candy canes.  These are very simple to mass-produce and great to give as small gifts.

Candy Canes Tag Close-up

Butterfly Bouquet

At our workshops in the past week, I have given everyone an opportunity to play with the new Butterfly Prints stamp set and the co-ordinating Butterfly punch.  This is the little make-and-take that anyone who attended my workshops got to make:

Butterfly Prints Make-and-Take
Stamps: Buttefly Prints (117711).  Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss (116204), Whisper White (106549), Pixie Pink (108596), So Saffron (108611), Pumpkin Pie (108601).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Pixie Pink (105212), So Saffron (105213), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400).

Do you call a group of butterflies a bouquet?  That is what it reminds me of!  For our January workshops we will be using this stamp set and punch again.

  • Click HERE to contact me to get your own Summer Mini Catalogue or to place an order for the new Butterfly Prints stamp set and co-ordinating punch.
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Buttons and Grommets

I have been playing with the new buttons and grommets from the Summer Mini.  I made a Christmas easel card with both of these (keep an eye out for easel cards in the January workshops).

Season of Joy Easel Card
Stamps: Season of Joy (113023).  Card/Paper: Very Vanilla (106550), Old Olive (106576), Real Red (106578).  Ink: Old Olive (102277), Real Red (103133), Bashful Blue (105209).  Accessories:  Very Vanilla Small Grommets (114349), Very Vanilla Jumbo Grommets (114348), Real Red and Old Olive Buttons from Playground (116313), Bashful Blue Buttons from Sherbet (116312), Linen Thread (104199), 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023).  Tools: Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (retired), Bone Folder (102300), Mat Pack (105826), Brayer (102395), Daubers (102892), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683).  Techniques: Masking.

The buttons I used on this card were Bashful Blue from the Sherbet pack, also Real Red and Old Olive from the Playground pack.  Playground has the colours: Tempting Turquiose, Real Red, More Mustard and Old Olive.  Sherbet has: Pretty in Pink, Cetainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie.

Summer Mini Buttons

I also used small and jumbo grommets on the Christmas easel card.  Grommets are designer hardware that we haven't seen in a New Zealand catalogue before.  In the Summer Mini you can get grommets in two sizes - Jumbo (approx. 2.5 cm in diametre) and Small (approx. 1.3 cm in diametre).  These come in a mixture of Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.  Please note that the picture in the Summer Mini says is shows the grommets at 100%, which is incorrect.  The picture of the grommets is really 65% actual size.

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Here is a small grommet:

Small Grommet

And then there are the jumbo grommets.  I have used a jumbo grommet on this stamped candle.

Stamped Candle with Jumbo Grommets
Stamps: Upsy Daisy (115898).  Ink: Night of Navy (102977).  Accessories:  Whisper White Jumbo Grommets (114348), So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion).  Tools: Heat Tool (106586).

Grommets are set by placing your card on the foam mat from the Mat Pack and pressing the prongs on the back of the grommet through the card.  Then you turn the card over and use a bone folder to turn the prongs over.  Very easy to do.  In the case of the candle, I just gently bent the grommet to match the curve of the candle, then pressed the prongs into the wax.

Jumbo Grommet
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About Me


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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