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.


Faux-Stitched Butterfly Birthday Card

Yesterday was my niece's 9th birthday.  My daughter, who is only five weeks older than her cousin, made a butterfly spiral popup card for her birthday during the school holidays.  I created this card to give to my niece from the rest of the family...

Rachael's Birthday Card

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Pretty In Pink (106568), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161), Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose DSP from Patterns Pack II DSP (Hostess Level 1).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835).  Accessories: White uniBall Signo Gel Pen (105021), Kiwi Kiss Buttons (from Button Bouquet Designer Buttons - 112092), Pretty In Pink Buttons (retired from Summer Mini).  Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch (117191), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Non-SU!: White Kitchen String.

Yep, everything is "stitched" around using a white gel pen.  The faux-stitching was inspired by the butterflies on Amanda Reddicliffe's scrapbooking layout.  Love the effect!


Punches and Edible Icing!

Check out this alternative use for Stampin' Up! punches...

Koru Edible Icing - Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Believe it or not, these images were punched from an edible icing sheet!  Click HERE to read more about it.  These were created by Sandra, the owner and creator of Kiwi Cakes, an online cake decorating supplies business.

Paua Edible Icing - Scallop Circle Punch

Don't you just love the paua icing!  These would be lovely as cake toppers.


Another Pop-up Card

I needed to make a 60th wedding anniversary card for my grandparents last weekend and had a card in mind.  However, recently I was challenged to play with pop-up cards and have been poking around the internet to get inspired.  I started to make the anniversary card I had planned in my head (which wasn't a pop-up card), but as it progressed the ideas I saw on the web crept in.  It ended up nothing like I had planned, but I love it.

Anniversary Pop-up Card

Stamps: Heard From The Heart (clear: 1020006).  Card/Paper: Cameo Coral (108603), Tempting Turquioise (100058), Whisper White (106549), Pink Flamingo DSP (113976).  Ink: Cameo Coral (103035), Tempting Turquoise (100914).  Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Clear Block H (118490), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

 Anniversary Pop-up Card

The template for this card design came from Julie's Stamping Spot.


Butterfly Spiral Pop-up Card

School holidays are over and the kids are back to school and kindy.  Over the holidays it has become a tradition for me to run a "card class" for my kids (master-four, miss-six and miss-nine) - a sort of mum-and-me event!  Anyhow, at our "class" these holidays we made a butterfly spiral pop-up card.  They loved it!  I had to make sure the card wasn't too complicated (for master-four), but had some interesting parts (for miss-nine).  I was really impressed on how they all did.  Here is my card...

Butterfly Spiral Pop-up Card

Butterfly Spiral Pop-up Card - inside 

Stamps: Butterfly Prints (retired), Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Almost Amethyst (108621), Rose Red (108613), Barely Banana (106563), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Almost Amethyst (101723), Rose Red (101778), Barely Banana (101170).  Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401).  Non-SU!: Stick-on Rhinestones. 

... and here are their re-productions...

 Kids' Butterfly Spiral Pop-up Cards

Kids' Butterfly Spiral Pop-up Cards - inside

... from left to right: master-four, miss-six and miss-nine.  In fairness, I did give master-four a bit of help, where as miss-six and -nine did it all themselves.

Spiralling butterflies!

Just as a side note, the Butterfly Prints stamp set I used here is no longer available (it was in the Summer Mini Catalogue, which finished on 31 March).  However the Butterfly Punch from that same mini catalogue is still available.

  • Click HERE to go to the Catalogue Corrections and Write-Ins page and see what else from the previous mini catalogues are still available.

Did you know that butterfly stamps from Flight of the Butterfly fits perfectly inside the Butterfly Punch?  See page 82 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.

Flight of the Butterfly stamp set


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.

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Sale-A-Bration 2019 | Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sales Event - click to view PDF

Sale-A-Bration 2019 | Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sales Event - click to view PDF

3 January-31 March 2019

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More Sale-A-Bration

More Sale-A-Bration!

1-31 March 2019


The new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is now available to be earned separately.  Along with this fabulous paper, there are more options from the Annual Catalogue which you can get for free through Sale-A-Bration!

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Sale-A-Bration Coordination

1-31 March 2019

Stampin' Up! have released six new products that coordinate with the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  These complementary products will only be available to purchase during March.

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NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

Now there's a supporting line of all-new, must-have accessories for the Stamparatus!

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Up-Coming Events
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  • 16 April - Workshop (Cambridge)
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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 over ten 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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