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 Cups

The Summer Mini Catalogue is here!  Here is one of the products found in the Summer Mini - Sweet Treat Cups.  Used in conjunction with the new 1-3/4" Circle Punch, they can add dimension and small gifts to your cards.  Also in the Summer Mini  are padded envelopes specially designed for cards using the Sweet Treat Cups.

Sweet Treat Cups

The Sweet Treat Cups have an adhesive stip on the back of them so, once you have put in what you want, you can stick it to the front of your card.  Then you can used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a circle from card in a complimentary colour and adhere that over the top to cover up the edges of the Sweet Treat Cup.  Very easy.  However, with this method you will need to destroy the card to get to the gift.  Another way to do it is to create a trap door in the card so that the recipient can get whatever you placed in there out without pulling the card apart. 

Here is one idea on how I used the Sweet Treat Cup for a Christmas card.  On the side of the card there is a tab which can be pulled.  This opens a door on the inside of the card, which releases the lollies.  This is one of the projects we will be doing for the December workshops.

Sweet Treat Christmas Card

There are so many (small) things other than "sweets" that you can gift in these.  Over the last couple of weeks, a number of fellow demonstrators have been pooling their ideas on what you can put in a Sweet Treat Cup...

Lolly ideas:

  • M&Ms, mini M&M's, Smarties, PebblesSkittles in Sweet Treat Cup
  • Skittles
  • Tic Tacs
  • Jaffas
  • snakes
  • rolled up licorice
  • mini marshmellows
  • check out the bulk bins...

Other edible ideas:

  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • glitter
  • cake sprinkles
  • small biscuit
  • coffee beans

Other ideas:

  • confetti or rice for the bride-to-be
  • flower or vegetables seeds for planting
  • snow globe
  • buttons or beads
  • tealight candle
  • screws, fishing hook, etc for a masculine card
  • cat food (for a cat lover), bird seed for a bird lover ?!?

 

I think that these Sweet Treat Cups are going to be a lot of fun to play with and you will come up with some other inventive ideas for filling them. 

  • Click HERE to contact me to get your own Summer Mini Catalogue or to place an order for the Sweet Treat Cups, 1-3/4" Circle Punch and Padded Envelopes.
  • Click HERE to find out more about the December workshop projects.
 

Stamped Candles

I have finally gotten around to posting these lovely stamped candles made by the ladies that came to the November workshop on the Wednesday night.

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For this project, I gave them three stamp sets - Season of Joy, Baroque Motifs and Just Beachy - and a selection of colours and left them to it.  I love seeing what creative ideas people can come up with using the same products.  All different, all beautiful!

Don't forget that the Just Beachy stamp set featured here is in the Spring Mini Catalogue and will only be available until the end of this month - only a week left!

  • Click HERE to contact me to place an order from the Spring Mini Catalogue before it's too late!
  • Click HERE to find out more about the November workshop projects.
  • Click HERE to find out more about the Creative Stamping workshops.
 

Never-Ending Card

I made this never-ending card for my Father-in-law's birthday, which we celebrated last night.  He is a hands-on-fix-it-type person so appreciated the mechanics of the card.  I adapted the instructions found on Dawn's website to create this card.

I have an excess of Kiwi Kiss DSP, so decided to use that to cover the surfaces - there are a lot of surfaces!  To create definition, I daubered around each piece of this card in Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip, which created a really nice aged effect.  I found it quite difficult to develop this card because I couldn't use dimensionals, ribbons, etc. to create dimension and interest as they would interfere with the movement of the card.  Daubering in the two colours gave the dimension that the card needed.  Due to the unusual size of the card, I also made an envelope out of the Kiwi Kiss DSP, which gave it a lovely finish.

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Front
Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Defining Alphabet (116354), Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Sincere Salutations (116416), Kind Heart (116681).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Chocolate Chip (100908), Pumpkin Pie (105216).  Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Daubers (102892) Blender Pen (102845).  Techniques: Daubering, Water-colouring.

Here are the insides of this card:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside
Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Inside

And the back:

Dad's Never-Ending Birthday Card - Back

The never-ending cards are a lot of fun to play with and the kids had plenty of turns before we gave it away.  In fact, the more you play with this card, the better it moves!

 

Cherish Card

This card I totally copied from the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 14, no 12).  I had just got the Baroque Motifs stamp set and wanted to test-drive it!

Cherish Card
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Very Vanilla (106550), Certainly Celery (108619), Basic Gray (111859).  Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion), Vintage Brads (109109).  Tools: Mat Pack (106587), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Australian Card-making, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 12, no 12), page 55I did change some things:

  • I standardised the finished size of the card,
  • I used Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (from September's Ribbon Bundle Promotion) instead of the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon,
  • Pewter brads instead of pearls,
  • Basic Gray ink instead of silver embossing, and
  • Basic Gray card instead of the silver brushed metallic.

This is the card that inspired my bag tags for the Hamilton Extravaganza.

 

Another Window Frame

When I was playing around with the Window Frame Technique, I thought it would make a good mat for framing photos in a frame.  This is what I came up with: 

Cherish Photo Frame
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (116340).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (112161).  Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), VersaMark (102283).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400), Dotto (103305).
 
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Retiring List

Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (16 April-3 June, while supplies last)

16 April-3 June 2019
(while supplies last)

Select products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and 2018–2019 Annual Catalogue are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!  The items on the Retiring List are only available while supplies last, and some go very quickly.

Printable Retiring Lists (PDF)

Click HERE to view and order online


SOLD OUT!

2019 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE:
11 products sold out

2018-2019 ANNUAL CATALOGUE:
54 products sold out

See the Retiring List (PDF) for a complete list of items available and those sold out.

(Updated 23 May 2019)

Occasions Catalogue

2019 Occasions Catalogue - click to download PDF


Click HERE to contact me for your own
2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Click HERE to download it (11 MB PDF).

Annual Catalogue

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - click to view


Click HERE to contact me for your own
2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Click HERE to download it (53.9 MB PDF).


 Click HERE to see products still available from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

Announcements

Storage by Stampin' Up!  |  Your Space Your Way

Want to keep your core Stampin' Up! products organised, accessible and visible at all times?

Welcome to the new Stampin' Up! storage system!  These are stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular so you can design your own creative workspace.

Storage by Stampin' Up!  |  Your Space Your Way

  • Click HERE to download and print a list of the new products (1.24 MB PDF)
  • Click HERE to order them online
  • Click HERE to contact me to ask questions before placing your order.

 

NEW!  Stamparatus Accessories

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

  • Click HERE to download and print a list of the new products (280 KB PDF)
  • Click HERE to order them online, or
    Click HERE to contact me to place your order.
Up-Coming Events
  • 1 May - Everything Is Rosy Product Medley released!
  • 15 May - Hugs From Shelli Kit available to purchase, while stocks last
  • 13-20 May - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 21 May - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 22 May - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 May - Last day to order the Everything Is Rose Product Medley
     
  • 3 June - Last day to order from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue and 2019 Occasions Catalogue
  • 4 June - 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue released!
  • 7 June - Annual Catalogue Launch Party
  • 10-17 June - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 18 June - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 19 June - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 30 June - Hamilton Extravaganza
Promotion

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

AVAILABLE FROM 1 MAY

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products for tonnes of creative possibilities.  This exclusive, limited-time collection is only available during May and only while supplies last.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

  • Click HERE to see all the details (407 KB PDF)
  • Click HERE to order Everything Is Rosy online
Promotion

Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit

AVAILABLE FROM 15 MAY

This project kit is a one-of-a-kind product offering that is available while supplies last, starting 15 May.  This elegant, vintage-themed kit is $44 (excluding shipping) and contains:

  • An exclusive stamp set*
  • One Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs)
  • 12 coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments to finish all your cards

* A clear block for mounting the stamps is not included.  You will need Clear Block D to complete your cards.

This is the perfect kit for a beginner stamper, for people (like me) who are time-poor, and it makes a great gift too!

  • Click HERE to order the Hugs from Shelli Kit online, or
  • Click HERE to contact me to place your order.
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Join my team and I can show you how. 

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Specials!

 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*.

Click HERE to view and
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

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.

Total donations to date:
$9,955.18

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Click HERE to read more about Freeset.
Click HERE to find out how you can help.

http://www.freesetglobal.com

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 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.


Contact me by clicking HERE.