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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.



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Sponged Birthday Card

About the month ago I put up a picture of the birthday card that Miss-Nine made for her sister's birthday.  At the end of the post I teased you by saying that I had made a card for my daughter but did not want to post it yet as it has a lovely technique that I planned to use for a workshop.  Well here is the promised card...

Sophie's Birthday Card

Stamps: Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119981), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Tempting Turquoise (100814).  Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Marker (100058), Kiwi Kiss button (Button Bouquet: 112092).  Tools: Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder (117335), Sizzix Big Shot (113439), Eyelet Border Punch (1013692), Color Spritzer (107066), Stamping Sponges (101610), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Once again, the colour of this card was inspired by the colour challenge from Just Add Ink #22.  But it wasn't finished in time for the challenge deadline.  This is not a colour combination that I would usually put together, but I really love it and have had a lot of great comments about it.

In the May workshops we created gorgeous cards using the Fresh Cut Notes.  Well, the sponged flowers on this card were created by using the Fresh Cut Notes as a stencil.  You can sponge them...

July Thank You Cards


Or you can use the spritzer through the stencil, which is what I did on the inside of the card and envelope front...

July Thank You Cards

Because the card and the colour scheme was such a success, I decided to include a variation of this card in the August workshop.  Come along and play with some way-cool Stampin' Up! tools and learn a new technique or two.

  • Click HERE to see what we are making in the August Workshops
  • Click HERE to view the Fresh Cut Notes in the catalogue

Butterfly Thank You

Yep, I have had my Medallion stamp out again!  I just can't resist using it as it is a wonderful background.  It is really lovely with neutrals and vintage-type colours like Soft Suede.  I made these cards to give to everyone who has (and will) place an order during the month of July.

July Thank You Cards

Stamps: Medallion (119175), Flight of the Butterfly (115798).  Card/Paper: Soft Suede (119982), Elegant Eggplant (108614), Rose Red (108613), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Rose Red (101778).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Butterfly Punch (116629), Eyelet Border Punch (1013692), Sponge Daubers (102892), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The colours of these cards were inspired by the rich colour challenge from Just Add Ink #25.  But as per usual, I didn't get around to making these cards until after the challenge had closed.  I love the colour combination of Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red and Very Vanilla.

July Thank You Cards

This card also features the butterfly and sentiment from Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  We used this beautiful stamp set for one of the July Workshop projects.

  • Click HERE to see the card we made in the July Workshops
  • Click HERE to contact me to place an order this month and receive one of these cards for yourself!

Another Birthday Card

Here is another gorgeous birthday card that I recieved.  This gate-fold card came from my friend Rose...

Birthday Card from Rose

Birthday Card from Rose

Rose is really proud of her creation, and she should be!  I love the colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede.

The technique that Rose used to colour this card is called Emboss-Resist.  It is called that because when you sponge ink over embossing, the embossing "resists" the ink and you can just wipe it off, leaving this lovely impression...

Emboss-Resist Technique

This card features another lovely stamp set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue -  Vintage Vogue.

  • Click HERE to see more gorgeous products in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue, only available until the end of August.

Birthday Card

My birthday was on Sunday and I received some really lovely cards.  Who would have thought!

I want to share a very special one that I got from my Mother-In-Law.  Lyn makes beautiful cards and I always look forward to catching up with her and seeing what she has created lately.  Well, here is the beautiful card that I got from Mum for my birthday...

Birthday Card from Mum

And the inside...

Birthday Card from Mum

Don't you just love the Cottage Garden stamp set matching Cottage Wall DSP from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue?

  • Click HERE to see more gorgeous products in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue, only available until the end of August.

Just Add Ink #24

I have wanted to enter a Just Add Ink challenge for a while.  I have done a few of the challenges, however I usually do them after-the-fact!  Well, this morning I was really inspired by the sketch challenge that was posted today...

JAI 24 Sketch Challenge

... and I had an hour or so to craft, so I took the opportunity to finally enter a JAI challenge.  In fact, I created two cards!

Here is the first card...

JAI 24 - Upsy Daisy Polished Stone card

Stamps: Upsy Daisy (115898).  Card/Paper: Glossy White (106555), Rich Razzleberry (119981), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: VersaMark (102283), Rich Razzleberry (115658).  Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Rich Razzleberry Ink Refill (115664), Kiwi Kiss Ink Refill (111842), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070).  Tools: Heat Tool (106586), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (101227), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: Cotton Balls, Isopropyl Alcohol.  Techniques: Poished Stone Technique, Emboss-Resist Technique.

I have been playing with ink refill techniques over the last few months and this is a technique called Polished Stone - neat aye!  This is one of the re-inker techniques that will be taught at the 3-cards in 3-hours Workshop on 31 July.  I love this colour combination and I am going to really miss Kiwi Kiss when it retires at the end of August. 

  • Click HERE to find out more about the 3-cards in 3-hours Workshop.

I was just cleaning up my craft desk after making the card above, when another idea floated into my mind.  I saw a card on a display board a couple of weeks ago that was a simple design, but really effective.  I think it was a swap from this year's Australia/New Zealand Stampin' Up! convention.  Unfortunately, I don't know the person who made the card that inspired this one...

JAI 24 - Asian Artistry 1D card

Stamps: Asian Artistry (Autumn-Winter Mini Level 2 Hostess).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Barely Banana (101170), Basic Black (101179).

Yes, this is a one-dimensional card - there are no layers and no embellishments!  Just stamps!  Very different from the cards I usually make, but I love the effect.  To create the background, I stamped the Barely Banana stamp pad directly onto the Whisper White card!

Well, I hope you are inspired by these cards as much as the sketch inspired me.

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Holiday Catalogue

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Up-Coming Events
  • 8-15 October - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 October - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 17 October - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 25 & 26 October - Timeless Tidings Kit Class
  • 3-4 November - FYI Craft Show
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  • 4 November - Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza
  • 12-19 November - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 20 November - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 November - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 22 & 23 November - Sincerely Santa Kit Class
  • 3-10 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 11 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Te Awamutu)

Bonus Days - it's time to cash in!

If you earned Bonus Days Coupons in August, you can redeem them now!  For every coupon code you earned, you'll get $11 off your order this month, but only until 30 September.

ORDERING ONLINE?  Click HERE for a helpful PDF on how to redeem your coupon codes.

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1.    Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Period: 1-30 September 2018

2.    Participants will have received a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $110 NZD they spent in a single order (excluding shipping and handling) during 1-31 August 2018.  There was no limit to the number of coupons participants received.

3.    Bonus Days coupon codes can be used during the redemption period for any current Stampin' Up! products, excluding Starter Kits. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.

4.    Bonus Days coupon codes were delivered to participants via email.  Coupon codes cannot be resent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.


Dashing Along Host Promotion

Do you and your friends have a long Christmas wish list?  Why not combine your orders and when the total reaches $450 (excluding shipping and handling), you'll get the gorgeous Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE!  This is an addition to the fabulous Stampin' Rewards you'll earn too!

Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

The limited-edition Dashing Along Designer Series Paper cannot be purchased and is only available in September.

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 Clearance Rack

See what Stampin’ Up! has added to the Clearance rack – up to 60%-off!  These are retired products that are only available while stocks last*.

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* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.


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
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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.

Contact me by clicking HERE.