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

Masculine Cards

I have been asked by a couple of people about masculine cards lately.  It seems we all have trouble with cards for the boys and men in our lives.  Here are some tips for making masculine cards:

  • Make sure you have a couple of versatile stamp sets that are not gender specific.
  • Sponging, daubering, paper-piercing and tearing are great techniques for masculine cards.
  • Metal is always good for mens cards; brads, eyelets, clips, Hodgepodge Hardware, just avoid the flowery ones!  See the catalogue pages 148-149.
  • Colours like Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Kraft are great for guys.  Match them with some DSP stripes or small (non-flowery) patterns.  Don't be afraid of introducing colour - orange, red and yellow are great with blues and greens.
  • Stars instead of flowers, bold instead of soft, squares instead of scallops. 

Here are two that I created this week for twins who have their 21st today...

Masculine Card
Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762), Lovely Labels (116390), Lots of Thoughts (SU! retired).  Card/Paper: Bashful Blue (106565), Brilliant Blue (106573), Whisper White (106549), Old Olive (106576), Pumpkin Pie (108601).  Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Old Olive (102277), Whisper White (101731).  Accessories: Vintage Brads (109109), Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (105115).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 
Masculine Card
Stamps: Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599), Old Olive (106576), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Old Olive (102277), Whisper White (101731).  Tools: 1-3/8" Square Punch (103375), Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Dry Embossing, Daubering.
 

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Yes, it is birthday season for our family!  This is a tri-fold shutter card that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.  My mother-in-law is a stamper as well, so I always try to do something special to wow her and this card surely does that.  I love the Designer Series Paper in this catalogue, the DSP I used for this card comes from the Washington Apple set.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Open
Tri-Fold Shutter Card Front

The view from the top shows how the card folds together.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Top
Stamps: Priceless (116402), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie (108601), Riding Hood Red (116205), Whisper White (106549), Washington Apple (112461).  Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Riding Hood Red (111836).  Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 3/4" Circle Punch, 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
 

Girl's Birthday Card

Here is the very pretty and very girly birthday card that I made for my daughter's birthday, she turned 6 yesterday.  I didn't put it up earlier because she often looks here and may see it!

Girl's Birthday Card Front

Girl's Birthday Card Inside

Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette (116203), Riding Hood Red (116205), Very Vanilla (106550), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425).  Techniques: Water Colouring.

The colours I used are Pirouette Pink and Riding Hood Red, both from the In Color family.  I am really loving these new colours.  I also used designer paper from Candy Lane, which is what we are using to make the "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful" Wish List for the July workshops.  A little bit of ribbon, some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and voila!

I really like the Bitty Birthday stamp set, and used all of them on this card.  It is really versatile for birthday cards, both feminine and masculine.

Bitty Birthday stamp set
 

Another Faux Silk Effect

Yet another card using the faux-silk effect!  This one is for my nephew's 1st birthday, which is tomorrow.

Another Faux Silk Effect Card 

Stamps: Pun Fun (115854), Star Wheel (retired).  Card/Paper: Real Red (108595), Yoyo Yellow (102717), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Basic Black (101179), Real Red (103133), Brilliant Blue (100691), Yoyo Yellow (102717).  Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023).  Tools: Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Daubers (102892), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Faux Silk Effect, Water Colouring.

This time, instead of white tissue paper, I used a blue that was almost the same shade as Brilliant Blue.  I used a star Stampin' Wheel (retired) to create the "space scene" and then mixed this with Read Red and Yoyo Yellow.  The Bold Brights colour family is great for kids' cards.  I mounted the crushed tissue on white as I found that it made it brighter than if I mounted it on blue card.  If you don't turn the tissue over the edges and choose to trim it, I would suggest you sponge or dauber the edges of the exposed white card.

 

Faux Silk Effect

After Tuesday night's workshop I was playing with the Faux Silk Effect and created the card below.  Unfortunately, the camera doesn't quite capture the texture!  It is a really lovely way of adding texture to cards and scrapbooking pages.  To see the card that we created at the June workshop using this effect, click HERE and check out the previous workshop projects.

Faux Silk Effect Card
Stamps: Priceless (116402), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Sage Shadow (108620), So Saffron (108611), Whisper White (106549), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Sage Shadow (102532), So Saffron (105213), More Mustard (103162), Chocolate Chip (100908), Whisper White (101731).  Accessories: So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (105114).  Tools: Anywhere Glue Stick (104045), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Faux Silk Effect.
 
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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 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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