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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.

Kristine

  

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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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I Cherish You

A couple of weeks ago was our 12th wedding anniversary, so (naturally) I made my husband a card.  My friend, Patrice, showed me how to make a Moving Circle card, so I was inspired to make one myself. 

Anniversary Moving Circle Card

Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340), Defining Alphabet (116354), Life Definitions (115928).  Card/Paper: Close to Coca (108600), Whisper White (106549), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Close to Cocoa (103139), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Chocolate Chip Marker Pen (100071), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144).  Tools: Scallop Oval Punch (107305), Large Oval Punch (107305), Mat Pack (105826), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

But wait, that is not all.  If you turn the circle using the ribbon tag on the right, you open the circle to reveal a message...

Anniversary Moving Circle Card opening...

Anniversary Moving Circle Card open!

Isn't that fun! 

The ladies who attended the Hamilton Extravaganza were very fortunate as they made a Moving Circle card as one of their projects.  Patrice has her Moving Circle card on her website.  Also there are instructions on Jackie Topa's website on how to make a Moving Circle card

  • If you would like to have a go, but don't know how to start, then click HERE to contact me.
 

Valentines Card

Yes, I know it is a bit late.  This is a Valentine's card that I made using the Whimsical Words Sale-a-bration stamp set.  It was made on time, but I didn't get it up here before 14 February.  However, I hope you can be inspired by this card design, as the colours and sentiment can be easily changed to suit any occasion. 

Whimsical Words Valentines

Stamps: Whimsical Words (SAB 118782), Priceless (116402).  Card/Paper: Close to Coca (108600), Whisper White (106549), Candy Lane DSP (113980), Riding Hood Red (116205).  Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836).  Accessories: Close to Cocoa Marker Pen (100072).  Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Distressing Tool/Cutter Kit (106958), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: Stick-on Rhinestones.

I wanted the circles to have some depth but didn't want to space them with dimensionals (as that would be too much).  So I punched out three circles of cardstock and stuck them together.  I used these to create space between the circles instead.

I love the Whimsical Words stamp set, it is really versatile and goes great with all my stamps.  Like I said, this card can be changed for any occasion.  For instance, it can be a birthday card by changing the wording to "the more candles the bigger the wish" and, instead of the hearts, add a cake or cupcakes from a stamp set like Crazy for Cupcakes.  For a new baby, use "small wonder", Tall Tales Designer Paper and add some of the animals from Animal Stories stamp set in the Summer Mini.  I could go on, but you get the idea!

Whimsical Words stamp set

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Hamilton Extravaganza

Yes it has been a while since I put something here because I have been so busy with Sale-a-bration and the Hamilton Extravaganza.  So I will share with you why it has been busy. 

On Saturday we had over 70 stampers at the Hamilton Extravaganza.  At the Extravaganza, five pairs of demonstrators prepared and taught a project, moving from table to table so at the end of the day everyone who attended took home five lovely creations using a variety of techniques.  Also, everyone who came recieved a bag of goodies from their demonstrator.  Here are the name tags that I put on my bags...

Extravaganza Tags

Stamps: For Everything (116686).  Card/Paper: Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549), Pink Flamingo DSP (113976).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Cameo Coral (103035), Summer Sun (100537), Real Red (103133), Tempting Turquoise (100814).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025).  Tools: Scallop Oval Punch (107305), Large Oval Punch (107305), Double Rectangle Punch (105088), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Crayon, Chocolate Hearts!  Techniques: Crayon-Resist.

Plus, all the demonstrators contributed items for the door prizes.  I made two packs of card candy.

Extravaganza Card Candy

The embellisments were made to co-ordinate with the Pink Flamingo and Candy Lane DSP's.  So that the embellishments can be easily used by the recipient, I punched circles out of left over backing from dimensionals and stuck them onto the DSP.  I then put dimensionals on each of the embellishments and stuck them onto the circles.  The DSP was then slid into the bottom of the cellophane bag.  When you want to use any of them, just slide out the DSP, lift off the embellishment and stick it on your project.  Easy (hopefully)!

There were ten door prizes in all.  Here is a photo of a selection of them...

Extravaganza Door Prizes

Everyone I spoke to had a great time and are planning on coming to the next one.  We are already sorting out a date for the next Extravaganza, so keep watching this space!

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January Thank You Cards

SALE-A-BRATION

During 25 January - 31 March 2010...  Pick your FREE stamps! 

Don't know what Sale-a-bration is?  It is the largest Stampin' Up! promotion of the year where you get FREE stamps! 

The four stamp sets featured in the Sale-a-bration catalogue are FREE with any purchase of $120 or more.  In fact there are no limits to how many you can earn.  These exclusive stamp sets are not available for purchase and will not be in any future catalogues.

SAB Happy Moments stamp set

SAB Vintage Labels stamp set

SAB Good Neighbors stamp set

SAB Whimsical Words stamp set

Here's three easy ways to earn FREE stamps:
 
(1) For every $120 you spend, you earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice, or
 
(2) Host a workshop of at least $700 and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set in addition to the generous hostess benefits, or
 
(3) Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration and choose a free stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to $93.95).  Excludes Hostess stamp sets.

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Here is a swap card that I made for the weekend featuring Sale-a-bration's Happy Moments stamp set:

Happy Moments Mini Card

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB 118786).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie (108601), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Close To Cocoa (108600).  Accessories: White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Mat Pack (105826), 2-way Glue Pen (100425).  Techniques: Faux Stitching.

And below is a variation on the above card, instead of creating a scallop frame and making a window in the card, the ones below have the image punched out and the scallop circle mounted on dimensionals.

January Thank You Cards featuring Happy Moments
Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB 118786).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie (108601), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Close To Cocoa (108600).  Accessories: White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Mat Pack (105826).  Techniques: Faux Stitching.

I made a few of these little cards and those who placed an order in January got one of them as my thanks to them.

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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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