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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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Masculine Card Swap

As I have heard from a number of people on different occasions - cards for men are difficult.  This post is designed to inspire your creativity for men's cards.  This first card I made a while ago for a 90th birthday:

Masculine Gatefold Card

Masculine Gatefold Card - open

Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Sincere Saluations (116416), Crazy For Cupcakes (115780).  Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Kiwi Kiss (111835).  Accessories: Chocolate Chip Marker Pen (100071), Whisper White Basic Jumbo Grommets (114348), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051).  Tools: Daubers (102892), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390). 

Last weekend we had a demonstrator training day.  As as you know, when demonstrators get together they swap!  The theme for the weekend's swaps were masculine cards.  Here are my 30 swaps!

Happy Moments Swaps

Happy Moments Masculine Card

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB 118786).  Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss (), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161116204), Real Red (106578), Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Hemp Twine (100982), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Crystal Effects (101055), Kiwi Kiss Ink Refill (111842), Bashful Blue Ink Refill (105221), Real Red Ink Refill (103287).  Tools: Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit (106958), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Heat Tool (106586).

The technique I used for this card I gleened from Danielle Daws.  First you emboss your image.  Then mix Crystal Effects with drops of ink from re-inkers and use a fine brush to colour your image.  Once it has dried, the colour is glossy and looks like a ceramic glaze.

Ceramic Glaze Effect

Here are a selection of swaps that I received on the weekend:

 Rayleen
Rayleen's Swap

Joanne
Joanne's Swap

 Patrice
Patrice's Swap

Natasha 
Natasha's Swap

Jackie
Jackie's Swap

Unknown
Unknown's Swap

Bev
Bev's Swap

Rhonda
Rhonda's Swap

 Stephanie
Stephanie's Swap

 Katrina
Katrina's Swap

I hope that this has been inspiring and you enjoy making a card for that special man (or men) in your life.

 

For Everything meets Pink Flamingo

I created this card when I made the name tags for the ladies who attended the Hamilton Extravaganza.  Like the name tags, it uses the For Everything stamp set, the Crayon-Resist technique and colours drawn from the Pink Flamingo DSP.  In fact, a piece of that DSP is intricately cut out and adhered in front of the stamping create depth.

For Everything Crayon Resist Card

Stamps: For Everything (116686).  Card/Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP (113976), Tempting Turquoise (108598), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Cameo Coral (103035), Summer Sun (100537), Tempting Turquiose (100804), Real Red(103133).  Tools: Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non SU!: White Crayon.  Techniques: Crayon-Resist.

Crayon-Resist is fun and really easy.  Stamp your outline image on a piece of Whisper White or glossy card.  Use a white crayon and highlight any areas of the image that you don't want coloured (ie. to remain white).  Sponge ink over the image and card (you can use one colour or many).  Finally, use a clean sponge or a tissue to wipe any ink off the areas you applied the crayon to.

  • QUICK TIP: Use your Craft and Rubber Scissors to cut your sponges into eight.  This will make them into an easy to hold wedge.  Plus, Stampin' Up! Stamping Sponges come in a pack of three, if you cut them you will have 24 sponges to use!

I love the For Everything stamp set.  Not only does it lend itself really well to the Crayon-Resist technique (as you can see), it is also great for water colouring.  You will find the For Everytihing stamp set in the Summer Mini, which is only available until the end of this month.

For Everything stamp set

Here is another card that was inspired by Pink Flamingo DSP and the Extravaganza name tags.  It too uses the For Everything stamp set and the Crayon-Resist technique.

For Everything Crayon Resist Heart Card

Stamps: For Everything (116686).  Card/Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP (113976), Summer Sun (108604), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Cameo Coral (103035), Summer Sun (100537), Tempting Turquiose (100804), Real Red(103133).  Tools: Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non SU!: White Crayon.  Techniques: Crayon-Resist.
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Vintage Labels For You

This card was inspired by the many Circle Circus cards that use this layout style.  For the circles I used the Vintage Labels and Baroque Motifs stamp sets.  I don't usually use black, but this card demanded contrast, so I used Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White to get the same effect.

Vintage Labels Card

Stamps: Vintage Labels (SAB 118784), Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Elegant Eggplant (108614).  Ink: Elegant Egg Plant (105210).  Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Stampin Dimensionals (104430).

Vintage Labels Card

The circular stamp used on this card is from Vintage Labels, which is a Sale-a-bration stamp set.  Don't forget that these stamp sets only available until the end of this month.

SAB Vintage Labels stamp set

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Birthday Moving Circle Card

Here is another Moving Circle Card.  This one is for my sister-in-law's birthday.

Birthday Moving Circle Card

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762), Sprinkles (116418), Whimsical Words (SAB 118782).  Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red (116205), Very Vanilla (106550), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Close To Cocoa (103139), Riding Hood Red (111836), Kiwi Kiss (111835).  Accessories:  Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Clear Rhinstone Brad (113144).  Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Mat Pack (105826), Blender Pens (102845), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Water Colouring.

And once you open it...

Birthday Moving Circle Card - open

Since it was a 40th birthday party, I thought that the wording "the more candles the bigger the wish!" was really appropriate!

  • Don't forget that the Scallop Oval Punch is a write-in from the Spring Mini, which means that you can still order it.  Check out the Corrections and Write-Ins page to find out what else is still available.
 

February Thank You Cards

These two cards were inspired by a shoebox swap I made at a recent demonstrator gathering.  A shoebox swap differs from a standard swap in that you take all the supplies to make swaps in a box.  You pass the boxes around and make the swaps to take home.  Good fun!

Good Neighbours Swap

Stamps: Good Neighbours (SAB 118780), Vintage Labels (SAB 118784).  Card/Paper: Kraft (106554), Chocolate Chip (108599), Old Olive (106576), Whisper White (106549), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Sage Shadow (102509), Chocolate Chip (100908).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin Dimensionals (104430).

I changed it up a bit, used more of the Good Neighbours stamp set and made this card...

February Thank You Card

Stamps: Good Neighbours (SAB 118780), Happy Moments (SAB 118786).  Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss (116204), Pumpkin Pie (108601), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin Dimensionals (104430).

The Good Neighbours stamp set is cute!  I made a few of these little cards and those who placed an order in February got one of them as my thanks to them.

SAB Good Neighbours stamp set

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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. 

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