Hello! Welcome to our January Guest Designer post. We have the amazing Laurie Willison with us today. We are sure you have seen Laurie’s creations for Altenew before as she has been part of our blog hops regularly. We love her clean looking cards with trendy designs and balanced layouts. If you want to know her a bit better, she has also been featured in our October Newsletter. You can also have a quick look at her Instagram feed to see her gorgeous work at a glance.

Get to know Laurie!

Hi there! My name is Laurie Willison. I am from Kansas and I live with my husband and 2 kiddos. I am a part-time Registered Nurse and a part-time paper crafter. You can find me over on my blog at Soapbox Creations. I have been card-making and blogging now for 11 years. Clean and simple stamping is my passion. I love color but I also love white space on a card or project. Altenews stamps are definitely among my favorites because they work so well with a clean and simple card. I have been a fan since day 1 and am so excited to be a guest here today.  

Laurie’s “Hello” Card

I have 2 cards to share using a couple of my favorite Altenew stamp sets. The first one is Leaf Canopy. This set is absolutely gorgeous and makes for a quick and simple card. The next set that has quickly become a favorite is a sentiment set called Thinking of You. I love small and simple sentiments that can be added to a card easily. This set is full of sentiments in different fonts and that definitely sings to me when it comes to choosing a set.

To create this first card, I stamped the Leaf Canopy images in Altenew’s Frayed Leaf. I used my MISTI and restamped each leaf image twice to get a good solid image with a little darker color. Then I cut out the rectangle on the card panel and added the frame to a white card base. I took the center of the rectangle and added it to the card with fun foam for some dimension. Next, I used another favorite, Tall Alpha, to add this simple “hello”.

Laurie’s “Thinking of You” Card

This next card was created with the Doodled Lace Cover Die. I used the die, negatives and all, and attached them to a card front.  This way you have the look of embossing with all the little pieces still intact.  

I added some of the Painted Fantasy Washi Tape to a piece of coral cardstock and cut out a small banner. Next, I heat embossed the “thinking of you” sentiment on a similar banner. To finish off the card, I layered them on top of a strip of glitter washi tape.
These projects are super simple and so easy to recreate! I hope you have enjoyed them and thanks for stopping by today!

Beautiful cards there, Laurie! Your work is like a breath of fresh air and we love it! Thank you for being our January Guest Designer.

You can find more of Laurie’s work on her blog and Instagram. Don’t forget to leave her some love in the comments section below!

Thank you for stopping by!


Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
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Thinking of You Stamp Set
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Doodled Lace Cover Die
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Painted Fantasy Washi Tape
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