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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12 Weeks of Christmas

From 4 October, everyone on my email list will will receive weekly emails with amazing holiday project ideas, including all the instructions on how to recreate them.  There are Christmas cards, creative gifts and fun gift wrapping ideas.  It's easy, just sign up at the top right of this page.

 

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Yes, it is birthday season for our family!  This is a tri-fold shutter card that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.  My mother-in-law is a stamper as well, so I always try to do something special to wow her and this card surely does that.  I love the Designer Series Paper in this catalogue, the DSP I used for this card comes from the Washington Apple set.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Open
Tri-Fold Shutter Card Front

The view from the top shows how the card folds together.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Top
Stamps: Priceless (116402), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie (108601), Riding Hood Red (116205), Whisper White (106549), Washington Apple (112461).  Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Riding Hood Red (111836).  Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 3/4" Circle Punch, 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
 

Girl's Birthday Card

Here is the very pretty and very girly birthday card that I made for my daughter's birthday, she turned 6 yesterday.  I didn't put it up earlier because she often looks here and may see it!

Girl's Birthday Card Front

Girl's Birthday Card Inside

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette (116203), Riding Hood Red (116205), Very Vanilla (106550), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425).  Techniques: Water Colouring.

The colours I used are Pirouette Pink and Riding Hood Red, both from the In Color family.  I am really loving these new colours.  I also used designer paper from Candy Lane, which is what we are using to make the "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful" Wish List for the July workshops.  A little bit of ribbon, some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and voila!

I really like the Bitty Birthday stamp set, and used all of them on this card.  It is really versatile for birthday cards, both feminine and masculine.

Bitty Birthday stamp set
 

Another Faux Silk Effect

Yet another card using the faux-silk effect!  This one is for my nephew's 1st birthday, which is tomorrow.

Another Faux Silk Effect Card 

Stamps: Pun Fun (115854), Star Wheel (retired).  Card/Paper: Real Red (108595), Yoyo Yellow (102717), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Basic Black (101179), Real Red (103133), Brilliant Blue (100691), Yoyo Yellow (102717).  Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023).  Tools: Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Daubers (102892), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Faux Silk Effect, Water Colouring.

This time, instead of white tissue paper, I used a blue that was almost the same shade as Brilliant Blue.  I used a star Stampin' Wheel (retired) to create the "space scene" and then mixed this with Read Red and Yoyo Yellow.  The Bold Brights colour family is great for kids' cards.  I mounted the crushed tissue on white as I found that it made it brighter than if I mounted it on blue card.  If you don't turn the tissue over the edges and choose to trim it, I would suggest you sponge or dauber the edges of the exposed white card.

 

Faux Silk Effect

After Tuesday night's workshop I was playing with the Faux Silk Effect and created the card below.  Unfortunately, the camera doesn't quite capture the texture!  It is a really lovely way of adding texture to cards and scrapbooking pages.  To see the card that we created at the June workshop using this effect, click HERE and check out the previous workshop projects.

Faux Silk Effect Card
Stamps: Priceless (116402), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Sage Shadow (108620), So Saffron (108611), Whisper White (106549), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Sage Shadow (102532), So Saffron (105213), More Mustard (103162), Chocolate Chip (100908), Whisper White (101731).  Accessories: So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (105114).  Tools: Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Faux Silk Effect.
 

Just A Note

Last night I finished making twenty of these pretty cards.   Anyone that requests information about the up-coming June workshops will receive one of these as my gift to you.  As I said, there are twenty but if I need to make more I will...

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Circles Mini Just A Note Card

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks (116372), Lots of Thoughts (SU! retired).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599), Purely Pomegranate (SU! retired).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Purely Pomegranate (SU! retired).  Accessories: Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (100071).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Mat Pack (105826), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049).
 
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 Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

Introducing the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool! 

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Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

The Stamparatus is being released ahead of it's scheduled debut in June 2018!  You can get yours as early as 1 February by participating in the pre-order.   All you need to do is reserve your Stamparatus to guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.  There are three reservation windows:

Reservation Window Available to ship
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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
are donated to Freeset.

So if you purchase a stamp set from me,
10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

Total donations to date:
$8,669.54

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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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.