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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.



Never-Ending Card

I made this never-ending card for my Father-in-law's birthday, which we celebrated last night.  He is a hands-on-fix-it-type person so appreciated the mechanics of the card.  I adapted the instructions found on Dawn's website to create this card.

I have an excess of Kiwi Kiss DSP, so decided to use that to cover the surfaces - there are a lot of surfaces!  To create definition, I daubered around each piece of this card in Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip, which created a really nice aged effect.  I found it quite difficult to develop this card because I couldn't use dimensionals, ribbons, etc. to create dimension and interest as they would interfere with the movement of the card.  Daubering in the two colours gave the dimension that the card needed.  Due to the unusual size of the card, I also made an envelope out of the Kiwi Kiss DSP, which gave it a lovely finish.

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Front
Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Defining Alphabet (116354), Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Sincere Salutations (116416), Kind Heart (116681).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Chocolate Chip (100908), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Daubers (102892) Blender Pen (102845).  Techniques: Daubering, Water-colouring.

Here are the insides of this card:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside
Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside

And the back:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Back

The never-ending cards are a lot of fun to play with and the kids had plenty of turns before we gave it away.  In fact, the more you play with this card, the better it moves!


Cherish Card

This card I totally copied from the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 14, no 12).  I had just got the Baroque Motifs stamp set and wanted to test-drive it!

Cherish Card
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Very Vanilla (106550), Certainly Celery (108619), Basic Gray (111859).  Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion), Vintage Brads (109109).  Tools: Mat Pack (106587), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Australian Card-making, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 12, no 12), page 55I did change some things:

  • I standardised the finished size of the card,
  • I used Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion) instead of the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon,
  • Pewter brads instead of pearls,
  • Basic Gray ink instead of silver embossing, and
  • Basic Gray card instead of the silver brushed metallic.

This is the card that inspired my bag tags for the Hamilton Extravaganza.


Another Window Frame

When I was playing around with the Window Frame Technique, I thought it would make a good mat for framing photos in a frame.  This is what I came up with: 

Cherish Photo Frame
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305).

Window Frame Technique

This cute Christmas card was a demonstrator swap that I got from Jacqui a couple of weeks ago. 

Window Frame Christmas Swap Card
Stamps: Window Dressing (Level 3 Hostess), Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Bashful Blue (106565).  Ink: Basic Grey (109120).  Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Stampin' Write Marker Pens, Chunky Sprinkles Stampin' Glitter (111343).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305), Mat Pack (105826), Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755).

As a result of this swap and a video demonstration posted on Jacqui's blog, there was a NZSU Blog Challenge to create a card using this window frame technique.  I made this card for the challenge, but unfortunately didn't post it before the challenge finished (I was too busy prepping for the Hamilton Extravaganza!).

Window Frame Thank You Card
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks (116372), Simply Said (116414).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599).  Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Mat Pack (105826), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

I made a few of these cards and those lovely people who placed orders with me at the Hamilton Extravaganza get one of them as my thanks to you.  This card is quite easy to re-produce and, changing the stamped images and words, can be used for any occasion.  Handmade ButtonsThe thing that took the longest for this particular card was making the "buttons".  I didn't have Chocolate Chip buttons in my stash at the time, so I made these using a 1/2" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip cardstock (four circles stacked and glued together), the Mat Pack and some Linen Thread.


Scallop Square Card

The little Whittaker's chocolate boxes that I made for those who attended the Hamilton Extravaganza on the weekend were inspired by this card.

Scallop Square Christmas Swap Card

Stamps: Punches Three (Level 1 Hostess), So Swirly (109683).  Card/Paper: Bordering Blue (108607), Night of Navy (106577), Kraft (106554), Bella Bleu Designer Paper (113974).  Ink: Bordering Blue (102265), Not Quite Navy (103008), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023), Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit (106958), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Heat Tool (106586).

This is a demonstrator swap card that I received from Janine a couple of weeks ago.  Isn't it a lovely design!  The "sparkly" effect is achieved using clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.  You can achieve the same effect using Heat & Stick Powder (100625) from page 145 of the catalogue with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.

Scallop Square and Boho Blossoms PunchesDon't forget that the Scallop Square punch used here is the FREE PUNCH that you can get in the current promotion when you spend $105 on products from the Christmas Extravaganza Gift-Giving Guide.  But wait there's more!  There has been a change to the current promotion so that now you can choose between the Scallop Square punch and the Boho Blossoms punch.

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If you wanted to come to the Hamilton Extravaganza but couldn't this time, then keep an eye out early next year.

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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.

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