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.



12 Weeks of Christmas

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Children-themed ATC Swap

  • Click HERE if you don't know what ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are and want to know more.

The theme of this ATC swap was children.  I knew I wanted to use a photo of my baby son's hand (who is now four).  When I went hunting through all our photos I didn't find the photo I was looking for, but instead found a photo of my son's hand with my Great Nana's hand, which I just love.  The photo was taken at my Great Nana's 100th birthday, it is her hand and my, then, 1 month-old boy.

August 2010 Children ATC Swap

Stamps: Scribble This (116406).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (106552), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Sahara Sand (105208), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), White uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: Heat Tool (106586), Mat Pack (105826), Daubers (102892).

The wording on the photo says, "one century and five generations apart... together".  I titled the ATC, "youngest generation".

Here is some more information about my ATC:

  • The Whisper White cardstock is daubered with Sahara Sand before matting onto the Sahara Sand cardstock.
  • I stamped the swirl from Scribble This using VersaMark, added white embossing powder, then heat set it.  When heat setting embossing on a photograph you need to heat very slowly and carefully.  If it is heated to quickly the photo will be ruined with cracked lines through it before the embossing powder sets.
  • The faux-stitching across the top and down the right-hand side was pierced using the Mat Pack, and then I played "join-the-dots" with a white gel pen.

And here are the lovely ATC swaps that I received...

August 2010 Children ATC Swaps

Aren't they gorgeous and so different from each other.  Oops, I just realised that I have photographed the "friend" ACT swap turned landscape instead of portrait (sorry Vicky-Lee).


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?

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Holiday Catalogue

2018 Holiday Catalogue - click to download PDF

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2018 Holiday Catalogue

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Annual Catalogue

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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Up-Coming Events
  • 3-10 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 11 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 2 January - Last day to order from 2018 Holiday Catalogue
  • 3 January - 2019 Occasions Catalogue released!
  • 3 January - Sale-A-Bration begins!
  • 11 January - Occasions Catalogue Launch Party
  • 14-21 January - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 22 January - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 23 January - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 11-18 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 February - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 February - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 10 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 11-18 March - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 March - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration!

Year-End Closeout

5 December 2018-2 January 2019

Last chance to purchase retiring items from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, with select products discounted up to 50%, while supplies last!

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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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order from the Clearance Rack.

* 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
are donated to Freeset.

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

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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.