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.



More Medallion

Becky Jensen was the inspiration for this Medallion Necklace.

Medallion Top Note Necklace

Stamps: Medallion (119175).  Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406).  Tools: Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Horizontal Slot Punch (105089).  Non-SU!: Clear Shrink Film.

To make this, I ran clear shrink film through my Big Shot with the Top Note die.  I then used black StazOn to stamp the Medallion.  Before popping it in the oven, I punched a hole at the top using the horizontal slot punch (don't forget to do this as you won't be able to after it has shrunk).  A black ribbon and cord necklace finishes it off nicely.

  • Did you know that you can put more than paper and card through your Big Shot?  Click HERE to see a list of the materials you can die cut with a Big Shot.

Keep an eye out for the Medallion stamp in the June Workshop...

  • Click HERE to see what we are making for the June Workshop projects.

Mothers Day Card

This was the design for my Mothers Day cards this year; one for my mum and one for my mother-in-law.

Mothers Day Card

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (wood: 119191), Baroque Motifs (116340), Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (117693).  Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss (116204), Rich Razzleberry (119981), Kraft (106554), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Rich Razzleberry (115658), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Whisper White Designer Buttons from Button Latte (114333), Kiwi Kiss Designer Buttons from Button Bouquet (112092), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Silver Jumbo Grommet (retired, Summer Mini).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Mat Pack (105826), Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit (106958), Daubers (102892), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

When I came to make my Mothers Day cards, I was inspired by the flowers on a card that Delys made and the colours I had on my table at the time - Kiwi Kiss and Rich Razzleberry.  Love this colour combination!

Some of the details you can't see in the photo is that the Kraft behind the flowers is stamped using VersaMark and the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, plus there is linen thread that wraps around the Kraft cardstock about four times.  Love the texture!  Also, before I scrunched and made the flowers, I stamped the petals/scallop circles.  The Rich Razzleberry flower is stamped all over with the ivy from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the edges are daubered.

Rich Razzleberry Flower

The Whisper White flower is daubered on the edges with Kiwi Kiss.

Whisper White Flower

And, the Kiwi Kiss flower has the small flower from Vintage Vogue stamped in the centre and the edges are daubered.

Kiwi Kiss Flower

When I started making this card, I wanted to create a vintage-look and I had a vision in my head of what I wanted it to look like.  I am really pleased with the finished card and how all the little details came together.  It was really hard to give this card away, but both mums loved the card so it was all worth it!



Meet the Medallion stamp...

Medallion Stamp 

This stamp is big and beautiful.  When the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue was released, it was one of the first things on my list!  I just love it.  It is great for background stamping or for a lovely big focal stamp.  Note, the image in the mini is shown at 60% of actual size, when stamped it has a diameter of approximately 12 cm.

Here is a quick and easy card that can be made using the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and the Medallion stamp...

Manhattan Flower Embossed Card

Stamps: Medallion (119175), Vintage Vogue (wood: 119191).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (106552), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Sahara Sand (105208).  Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026). Tools: Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder (114517), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (102892).

This card design is really versatile.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have had a couple of lovely ladies give generously, so I used this card design to create Thank You cards for them; changing the colours and sentiment.

  • Click HERE to contact me to order the Medallion stamp.
  • Click HERE to see what else is in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

April Thank You Cards

I didn't get around to showing these cards here last month.  These are the thank you cards that I sent out to everyone who placed an order during April.  It uses the crayon resist technique with colours to match the Tea Party DSP (Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst).

April Thank You Cards

Stamps: Sweet Stems (115880), Happy Moments (retired from Sale-a-bration).  Card/Paper: Pretty In Pink (106546), Whisper White (106549), Tea Party DSP (113992).  Ink: Pretty In Pink (101301), So Saffron (105213), Certainly Celery (105217), Almost Amethyst (101723), Basic Gray (109120).  Tools: Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Crayon.

April Thank You Cards

April Thank You Cards

  • Click HERE to see the April workshop project we did using the same technique, stamp set, and colours.
  • Click HERE to find out more about the Crayon Resist Technique.

Faux-Stitched Butterfly Birthday Card

Yesterday was my niece's 9th birthday.  My daughter, who is only five weeks older than her cousin, made a butterfly spiral popup card for her birthday during the school holidays.  I created this card to give to my niece from the rest of the family...

Rachael's Birthday Card

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Pretty In Pink (106568), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161), Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose DSP from Patterns Pack II DSP (Hostess Level 1).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835).  Accessories: White uniBall Signo Gel Pen (105021), Kiwi Kiss Buttons (from Button Bouquet Designer Buttons - 112092), Pretty In Pink Buttons (retired from Summer Mini).  Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch (117191), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Kitchen String.

Yep, everything is "stitched" around using a white gel pen.  The faux-stitching was inspired by the butterflies on Amanda Reddicliffe's scrapbooking layout.  Love the effect!

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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.