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.



Gift Box for Cards

For those family members that are not 'cardies', I made up some of my favourite cards from the past few months and gave them and some envelopes as a Christmas gift.  This is the box that I made to put them in.

Pull-up Treat Gift Box for Cards
Stamps: Priceless (116402).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599), Ruby Red (106572), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Ruby Red (102259), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), White Embossing Powder (109132).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043). Horizontal Slot Punch (105089), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

This box is based on a pull-up treat holder but, instead of a pouch, it is a thin box.  You don't undo the ribbon at the top, but pull it up and out pops the cards (or anything else you put in there).

Pull-up Treat Gift Box for Cards Open

Inside are six cards, two each of three different designs, plus matching envelopes.  I have found this to be a great way of packaging cards and adds a bit of flair to the gift.  I have stamped this box using stamps from Life Definitions ("just because" is a good reason for giving cards!) and Priceless stamp sets.


In January we will be making Valentines Pull-up Treat Holders for chocolate bars using this stamp set but, instead of flowers, we will use the heart image from Priceless.

Priceless stamp set

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Black 'n' White Christmas

I couldn't post this black and white Christmas card earlier as I made it for my husband.  This came out of a challenge to make a card using mainly black and white, which I struggled with as black is not a colour I use a lot.  So consequently, this card is really different from any other cards I have done lately.  I really like the resulting card.

Black 'n' White Christmas
Stamps: Season of Joy (113023).  Card/Paper: Basic Black (106561), Whisper White (106549), Real Red (106578).  Ink: Basic Black (101179), Real Red (103133).  Accessories: Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109027), Basic Black Jumbo Grommet (114348).  Tools: Mat Pack (105826), Bone Folder (102300), Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: Stick-on Rhinestones. 

This is probably my last Christmas card.  In some way I am pleased as Christmas can seem such a long time when you start Christmas cards in October!  However as I put my Season of Joy stamp set away for another year, I realise that I am going to miss this stamp set and making Christmas cards.  Till next year...


Christmas Greetings

The words of this stamp from the God's Blessings stamp are perfect for this time of the year...

Sharing with you the miracle of new hope and new life through the glorious gift of Christ the Lord.

Wishing you peace, hope and joy this Christmas season.  Merry Christmas.



For Everything Card

This card was inspired by a design that one of the ladies that attended my December workshop stamped on the front of her altered notepad.  It reminds me of an over-grown garden that has just been disturbed.

For Everything Card
Stamps: For Everything (116686).  Card/Paper: Brocade Blue (108608), So Saffron (108611), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Brocade Blue (101102), So Saffron (105213).  Accessories: So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion).

I made a few of these little cards and those who placed an order in December got one of them as my thanks to them.  I really like the versatility of this stamp set and I think I will be using it a lot.

For Everything stamp set

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Sweet Treat Car

This week was my nephews birthday and I used two sweet treat cups to create this card.  I got the idea to use rolled licorice for the car wheels from Julia Leece's card and added a trap-door on the inside so that the licorice can be taken out without destroying the card.

Sweet Treat Car
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Totally Tabs (116428).  Card/Paper: Tempting Turquoise (108598), Real Red (106578), Basic Gray (111859), Basic Black (106561), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Real Red (103133), Basic Black (101179), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052), Yoyo Yellow Stampin' Write Marker (100050).  Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups (116802).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Scallop Circle (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Boho Blossums Punch (110711), Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
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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.

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