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

  

Sweet Treat Fourth Birthday

On Sunday was my son's fourth birthday.  He is chocolate mad so I made him this birthday card and fill the Sweet Treat Cup with M&Ms.  I am glad I took a photo of the card before giving it to him as it is empty now and has many little chocolate fingerprints on it!

Sweet Treat Fourth Birthday Card

Stamps: Pun Fun (115854), Defining Alphabet (116354).  Card/Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP (113976), Tempting Turquoise (108598), Summer Sun (108604), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Tempting Turquiose (100814), Summer Sun (100537), Real Red (103133).  Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups (116802).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Photo Corners Punch (109042), Round Tab Punch (108340), Blender Pens (102845), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

Inside is a trap door, which he had fun with as he would pull it open and take out an M&M and close it.  After eating that one, he would get another one out.  Just one at a time!

 Sweet Treat Fourth Birthday Card Inside

The Sweet Treat Cups, matching 1-3/4" Circle Punch and Padded Envelopes, all which debuted in the 2009 Spring Mini, is still available through the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  Did you know that the circle piece of the Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers Die for the Big Shot also fits the Sweet Treat Cups?  By using this die for the Sweet Treat Cups you are no longer restricted to the depth of a punch.

 

Vintage Vogue Swaps

Last week was very busy.  Not only was I preparing for the April workshops, but on Saturday there was a demonstrator swap.  The theme for this swap was the Autumn-Winter Mini.  So I used the Big Shot for embossing and Vintage Vogue for stamping.  Here are my 30 swaps...

Vintage Vogue Swaps

This card uses the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder to emboss the Whisper White card.  I have altered the embossing using a chipboard frame so that the centre of the card is not embossed, perfect for the small Vintage Vogue flower and florish.

 Vintage Vogue Swap

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (wood: 119191).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Always Artichoke (108610), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Rose Red (101778), Always Artichoke (105219).  Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144).  Tools: Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder (117335), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

Patty Bennett shows two ways of achieving this embossed effect HERE and HERE.  I wasn't game enough to cut my embossing folder, so I popped down to the local craft shop and picked up a pack of chipboard frames.  The ones I purchased measured 8 cm x 8 cm, with a 5 cm opening.  I then put it through my Big Shot...

Altered Textured Impressions Folder - using wood or chipboard frame
Sandwich (starting from the bottom):

  1. Multipurpose Platform Tab 1 (comes with your Big Shot machine)
  2. Embossing folder with cardstock inside
  3. Chipboard frame
  4. Standard Cutting Pad (comes with your Big Shot machine)

Altered Textured Impressions

  • Click HERE to contact me to order the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder.
  • Click HERE to see what else is in the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
 

Cake & Coffee...

To celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue I had cake and coffee at my house on 1 April.  Yes I know there were a number who couldn't come because of Easter, but because of the school holidays and the April workshops it was that date or nothing!  However, the few that came had a play with the new products and shared ideas over cake and coffee.  It was a fun night.

We played with the new die-cutting machine, the Sizzix Big Shot, to create this cute little treat pouch, which is perfect for holding a Whittakers Milk Chocolate Square or decorative soap.

Scallop Envelope Treat Holder Make-n-Take

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (w: 119191).  Card/Paper: Washington Apple DSP (112461), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025).  Tools: Scallop Envelope Bigz Die (113462), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Standard Premium Crease Pad (113476), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

This is made using two Scallop Envelope Dies - another thing you can make with this die (other than an envelope)!  The small flower stamp is from Vintage Vogue.

Vintage Vogue stamp set 

We also did a make-in-take using the Heard From The Heart stamp set and Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel. 

Heard From The Heart Make-n-Take

Stamps: Heard From The Heart (clear: 1020006). Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (117693).  Card/Paper: Tangerine Tango (116206), Old Olive (106576), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Tangerine Tango (111834), Old Olive (102277).  Accessories: White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: Clear Block H (118490), Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle (103661), Mat Pack (105826). 

I purchased Heard From The Heart as a clear-mount stamp set, along with a clear block.  It is a bit different using clear-mount stamps, so it was good to play with them.  When thinking about wood-mount and clear-mount stamps, one option is not better than the other; it all comes down to your personal preference and weighing up the pros and cons.

  • Click HERE to find out more information about the differences between wood-mount stamps and clear-mount stamps.

Heard From The Heart stamp set

Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel

Please contact me If you couldn't make it on Thursday night and would like to know more about the products in the new mini, I am happy to talk to you about it and answer any questions you have.

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

Farewell Chocolate Bunny

... welcome Vintage Vogue and Scallop Envelope!  Yes, the Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration are over for another year.  The excitement is now about the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue which was released today!

I found out a couple of days ago that there could be three more kids with us over Easter, so I "whipped up" these little treats and said my goodbyes to the gorgeous Chocolate Bunny from the Summer Mini.

Easter Scallop Envelope Box

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny (117725), Vintage Vogue (119191), Defining Alphabet (116354).  Card/Paper: Kraft (106554), Almost Amethyst (108621), Certainly Celery (108619), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Almost Amethyst (101723), Certainly Celery (105217), Close To Cocoa (103139), Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: Scallop Envelope Bigz Die (113462), Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Standard Premium Crease Pad (113476), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

Believe it or not, this little box is made using the Big Shot with the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die.  What is the Big Shot?  The Sizzix Big Shot is a die-cutting machine, which has been released in the Autumn Mini along with exclusive Stampin' Up! dies.  Watch this space for more information.

Anyhow, I stamped and embellished this little box to match the three door hangers I made last week.

Easter Scallop Envelope Box - close up

It is amazing just how many things (other than an envelope) that you can make with the Stampin' Up! scallop envelope!

 

Here are some sneak peaks into the Autumn-Winter Mini...

  • The Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, with exclusive dies and embossing folders
  • Clear-mount rubber stamps
  • Three new punches, now in a new easy-to-store design
  • Three new In Colours - cardstock, designer paper, ink and ribbon in Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry
  • Plus gorgeous stamp sets, designer papers, accessories, tools and more!

This year saw a change in the release schedule for the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  That means that the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue will be around until the end of August 2010.  To see us through until then, we will have the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue for five months.  No wonder it's so BIG!

  • Click HERE to check out the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue online.
  • Click HERE to contact me to purchase the latest Ideas Book & Catalogue (RRP $14.95) and receive your own copy of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue for free!

 

Come for Cake & Coffee... To celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue I am having cake and coffee at my house on Thursday, 1 April at 7.30 pm, no cost.  Come along and check out and play with the new products, bring your latest creations and share ideas over some cake and coffee.  Anyone who comes takes home an Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue for free.  Also any orders placed on the night will get free shipping.

  • Click HERE to contact me to let me know you are coming along to the Cake & Coffee Evening.
 

Easter Door Hanger

For Easter this year I have created four of these great Easter door hangers, one for each of the four kids that will be with us over that period.  Each box has the initial of the child that it is for.  I hope to surprise them on Easter Sunday morning, a bit like Santa Claus at Christmas!

Chocolate Bunny Door Hanger

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny (117725), Vintage Vogue (not available until 1 April), Defining Alphabet (116354).  Card/Paper: Kraft (106554), Almost Amethyst (108621), Certainly Celery (108619), Whisper White (106549), Tea Party DSP (113992).  Ink: Almost Amethyst (101723), Certainly Celery (105217), Close To Cocoa (103139), Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

And here it is hanging on the door with the chocolate bunny that it was designed around...

Chocolate Bunny Door Hanger with chocolate bunny

There is a lot to say about this project, plus kudos to give...

  • I found a really great box design and tutorial by Andrea Walford, but altered it (quite a bit!) so the chocolate bunny fits snuggly inside.
  • The overall look of the box was inspired by this gorgeous card by Tessa Wise, but I changed up the colours for Kraft, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip.
  • The little paper flower is made the same way as the flower for the April Workshop.  Instead of using the Scallop Circle Punch, I used the largest flower from the Boho Blossums punch and the smallest Rhinestone Brad.  There is a really great tutorial on how to make the Scallop Circle flower by Megan Mcdonald.
  • Isn't the bunny scrummy when embossed in Chocolate Chip?  He almost looks like chocolate!  The Chocolate Bunny stamp is from the Summer Mini so is only available for one more week (until 31 March).  Don't forget that Sale-a-bration also finishes on 31 March.
  • Can you spot the new stamp set...  it is two of the stamps from Vintage Vogue, which can be found in the new Autumn-Winter Mini available from 1 April.

Close up of Chocolate Bunny

Come for Cake & Coffee...  To celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue I am having cake and coffee at my house on Thursday, 1 April at 7.30 pm, no cost.  Come along and check out and play with the new products, bring your latest creations and share ideas over some cake and coffee.  Anyone who comes takes home an Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue for free.  Also any orders placed on the night will get free shipping.

  • Click HERE to contact me to let me know you are coming along to the Cake & Coffee Evening.
  • Click HERE to find out more about the April Workshops.  Come along to find out how to make these paper flowers.
  • Click HERE to contact me to place that last-minute order for products featured in the Summer Mini  and get your free stamp sets from Sale-a-bration - only until 31 March!
 
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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.


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