January Guest Designer: Laurie Willison

by Altenew

Badge Guest Designer

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.

Laurie Willison guest 600px

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.

IMG 8005 edited 1To 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.  

LEWJanGuestI 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.
LEWJanAltenewGuest2 1These 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!


6x8 20Leaf 20Canopy 0bf7f73c 79c1 4875 9ed9
Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
4X6 Thinking of You e643ff74 f238 4206 b78f
Thinking of You Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]
86106344 02b5 4d48 9d24 87e979211ea4 e7f1fe18 f250 46be 8394
Doodled Lace Cover Die
[ ALTN ]
87040eb6 42c7 4c64 8a4c 406715960363
Painted Fantasy Washi Tape
[ ALTN ]


You may also like


Greta H January 26, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Always love Laurie’s creative cards! Thanks for once again inspiring me!

Pooja January 26, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Beautiful cards !!

Laura L Cates Duncan January 26, 2019 - 11:25 AM

It’s nice to see that there are cardmakers out there still making SIMPLE cards!

Teresa Doyle January 26, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Love your cards Laurie, your work is always well done. The more I see of this Leaf Canopy set the more I love it.

Andrea Hastilow January 26, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Laurie, nice to meet you & your gorgeous work. I have admired many of your projects in my 18 months of card making & these are just as awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Tracy Lustick January 26, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Beautiful cards Laurie , simple and clean ! Perfect ??!

Maureen Reiss January 26, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Beautiful cards!!!

LauraJane January 26, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Laurie, you ALWAYS make CAS look so pleasing to the eye. and seemingly simple to create! It is the genius mind that accomplishes such tasks. I do so admire your skills!

Joy Meadows January 26, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Love you CAS style, Laurie! These cards are so beautifully done.

Henriëtte January 26, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Gorgeous CAS cards Laurie. Love how you used the stamp set as well as the die for your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Betty January 26, 2019 - 5:18 PM

love your CAS cards – especially the leaf card – congrats on the GD spot for this month!

Helen January 26, 2019 - 8:39 PM

These cards are truly simply, but also so classic/classy…tfs

JM Nus January 26, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Simply beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe January 27, 2019 - 1:52 AM

These are really beautiful and thank you for sharing your talent!

Cathy Lillie January 27, 2019 - 2:10 AM

Love the clean and simple designs of your cards, especially the leaf canopy! These are great ideas for those of us who don’t really enjoy the coloring process.

Carol (HB) January 27, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Laurie is one of my favorite designers and I love what she does with Altenew products! Gorgeous creations!

Helen Kalb January 28, 2019 - 1:46 PM

What lovely cards Laurie, love your style!

Tara Prince January 29, 2019 - 7:50 AM

The cards are beautiful! I love the hello card!!

Cynthia Koop January 29, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Your cards are stunning! Clean and beautiful.

Linda January 31, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Love the cards clean and simple


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.