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.



12 Weeks of Christmas

It's that time of the year... from 3 October, receive holiday project ideas direct to your inbox!  There will be inspirational Christmas cards, creative gifts, and fun gift-wrapping ideas, with all the instructions on how to recreate them.  Don't miss out, subscribe to my mailing list today!

Just Beachy

Here is the Just Beachy stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue again.  I really love this stamp set and have found it to be really versatile.  This acetate box has the sun image stamped with Cotton White Stazon (also from the Spring Mini Catalogue).  I stamped the jandals image around the outside in Rose Red on Very Vanilla and matched it with Pretty in Pink.

Just Beachy Acetate Box

Stamps: Just Beachy (116879).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Pretty in Pink (106568), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Cotton White StazOn (106960), Rose Red (101778).  Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367).  Tools: Sticky Strip (104294), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Crop-A-Dile (108362).

I got really excited and also stamped the fish images from the Just Beachy stamp set on some jandals with the Cotton White Stazon.  I think it would even better on darker-coloured jandals, but I do like the "water" effect that these ones have.  The kids really love it and want me to stamp all their footwear now! 

 Just Beachy Jandals

 Just Beachy Jandals

Don't forget that the products in the Spring Mini Catalogue  are only available until the end of November.  If you want your own copy of the mini catalogue, I am giving them away free when you purchase an Idea Book & Catalogue from me.  The catalogues are usually $14.95, however I have a special for August where they are 20% off.  

  • Click HERE to contact me about ordering products from the Spring Mini Catalogue or to purchase a catalogue.


Recessed Window Card

I have been challenged recently to try a new technique.  I saw a recessed window card on Splitcoast Stampers and decided that instead of just admiring it, I would have a go.  This week I got a Pumpkin Pie stamp pad, so out came the Washington Apple DSP and here is my creation...

Recessed Window Card

 Recessed Window Card from top

Stamps: Scribble This (116406), Simply Said (116414).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Riding Hood Red (116205), Pumpkin Pie (108601), Washington Apple DSP (112461). Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Pumpkin Pie (105216). Tools: Crimper (101618), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 2-way Glue Pen (100425).  Techniques: Recessed Window, Daubering.

Great Friend Card

Great Friend Card
Stamps: Great Friend (116889).  Card/Paper: Baja Breeze (116207), Whisper White (106549), Chocolate Chip (108599), Kiwi Kiss (116204).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Kiwi Kiss (111835), Baja Breeze (111833).  Accessories: Flower Designer Brads (112583).  Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I don't have this stamp set, but I would really like it.  It is the Great Friend stamp set out of the Spring Mini Catalogue, which I borrowed from a friend to make this card.  I also used the new flower brads from the mini catalogue - very yummy!

Great Friend stamp set

The products in the Spring Mini Catalogue  are only available until the end of November, so contact me about coming around to see what other great stamps and accessories there are.  If you want your own copy of the mini catalogue, I am giving them away free when you purchase an Idea Book & Catalogue from me.  The catalogues are usually $14.95, however I have a special for August where they are 20% off.  

  • Click HERE to contact me before the end of August about purchasing an Idea Book & Catalogue for $12 and get a Spring Mini Catalogue for free! 

Just Beachy Scrapbooking

This is my first foray into scrapbooking!  I really enjoyed creating these three 8" x 8" layouts featuring my kids at our favourite weekend-away-spot - Kawhia.  I used a lot of the same techniques that I use when cardmaking (there is a lot of cross-over), however and I found it more time-consuming than cardmaking as I had to get it "just right".  I learned a lot while doing this and next time I would do a few things differently.  I still love what I created!

Just Beachy Scrapbooking - Sophie 

Just Beachy Scrapbooking - Emily

Just Beachy Scrapbooking - Peter  

Stamps: Just Beachy (116879).  Card/Paper: So Saffron (108611), Pacific Point (116202), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Cotton White StazOn (106960), So Saffron (105213). Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021).  Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091).

For these layouts I used the Just Beachy stamp set on So Saffron and Pacific Point cardstock.  I overlaid acetate stamped using Cotton White Stazon on the Pacific Point.

Just Beachy stamp set

Before you start searching your Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue for this fantastic stamp set and the Cotton White Stazon, don't because you won't find it.  They are out of the Spring Mini Catalogue, which has brand-new-to-New-Zealand stamp sets and accessories.  This catalogue has some really great stuff in it that are only available between 1 August and 30 November.   

To celebrate the launch of the Spring Mini Catalogue I am having cake and coffee at my house.  Come along and check out new products, bring your latest creations and share ideas over some cake and coffee.  Anyone who comes takes home a Spring Mini Catalogue for free.  Also any orders placed on the night will get free shipping. 

  • Click HERE to contact me about the Spring Mini Catalogue Cake & Coffee Evening at my house. 

Unique U Masculine Card

Last weekend I had a wonderful time meeting and catching up with other demonstrators in the area.  At the gathering we got to make some cards and shared some good tips and tricks.  It was great to attend a workshop instead of running one!  Anyway, Rhonda demonstrated how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Being the perfectionist I am, I use this tool a lot!  This is the lovely masculine card that we all got to make using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Unique U Masculine Card

Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Short Order Alphabet (116412), Seaworthy (115938).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Night of Navy (106577), Kraft (106554).  Ink: Night of Navy (102977), Tempting Turquoise (100814).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Photo Corners Punch (109042), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Tearing.

Speaking of masculine cards, at the August workshops we are making a masculine card with matching chocolate box.  They will be great for Father's Day or to celebrate the birthday of that special man in your life.

  • Click HERE to check out the August workshop dates. 


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Holiday Catalogue

2018 Holiday Catalogue - click to download PDF

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2018 Holiday Catalogue

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Annual Catalogue

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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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
  • 3-10 December - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 11 December - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 12 December - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 2 January - Last day to order from 2018 Holiday Catalogue
  • 3 January - 2019 Occasions Catalogue released!
  • 3 January - Sale-A-Bration begins!
  • 11 January - Occasions Catalogue Launch Party
  • 14-21 January - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 22 January - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 23 January - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 11-18 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 February - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 February - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 10 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 11-18 March - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 19 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 20 March - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration!

Year-End Closeout

5 December 2018-2 January 2019

Last chance to purchase retiring items from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, with select products discounted up to 50%, while supplies last!

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 Clearance Rack

See what Stampin’ Up! has added to the Clearance rack – up to 60%-off!  These are retired products that are only available while stocks last*.

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order from the Clearance Rack.

* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.


Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

10% of all my stamp set sales
are donated to Freeset.

So if you purchase a stamp set from me,
10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

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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.

Contact me by clicking HERE.