Meet Your Hosts

Justine Hovey

Justine has been a cardmaker in the papercrafting industry for over 15 years. As a content creator, crafter and teacher, she loves combining her passion for creating with her passion for teaching. Over the years Justine has been on many design teams and moved into creating papercrafting courses that solve all the common crafter needs. Justine love showing new techniques over on YouTube and creating beautiful cards using her favourite techniques: embossing and foiling. Additionally, she is one of the founders of the Paper Crafters Get Organized summit. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog for walks, reading, travelling and spending time with family.

Laurel Beard

With 17 years of experience, Laurel Beard is a passionate cardmaker who loves creating beautiful handmade cards. She is a clean and simple focusing on using supplies she already has. Laurel shares her cardmaking journey on her Youtube Channel that has over 71,000 Subscribers. Laurel also loves to watercolor and create surface patterns for textiles. Follow her on all her social media platforms!

Meet Your Speakers

Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens is the owner and co-inventor of the EZ-Light. She has been a cardmaker for over 30 years, and a papercraft teacher for more than 20 years. Her favorite cards are interactive, so developing products for easy light-up cards with her husband was a natural progression. In addition to developing new products for Pear Blossom Press, she designs and shares cards regularly for many stamp companies and teaches online and in-person.

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Ardyth is a cardmaker from Toronto, Canada. She loves clean design and bold colours, and especially enjoys getting more from all her crafty supplies by using them in unexpected ways to create something completely different!

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Charlene Madrid

A gift from Charlene’s husband started her crafty journey. Now she is a card making content creator, with a focus on video tutorials. Charlene has been on several design teams and featured in several publications. She loves helping others and shares tons of card making tips and tricks on her YouTube channel, Dream Craft Create. She also shares lots of inspiration over on Instagram @dreamcraftcreate.

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Crafty Al

Her name is Alicia, but you can call her “Crafty Al”. She currently lives in the Omaha, Nebraska area with her husband of 23 years, their 17-year-old daughter, and 2 COVID-lockdown rescue kitties. Whether it was helping her mom with sewing projects as a young girl, working on a cross-stitch pattern as a pre-teen, putting together “smash books” of high school memories, or being shown heat embossing by her sister (and never looking back) – being crafty has been part of her life since she can remember. She is a fan of clean and simple cards and once she finds a layout she likes, she sticks with it – as is evidenced by her monthly “SheetLoad of Cards” YouTube series. Each month she shares a new sketch, supply list, and cutting guides to help you make the most of your supplies and build up your card inventory.

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Daniel West

Daniel is a paper crafter and teacher specializing in Storybook Style Copic Coloring. Daniel began stamping and card making in 2018 and immediately fell in love.  He shares his inspiring takes on loads of crafty goodies on his blog, YouTube channel, Instragram and Facebook. 

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Desiree Kuemmerle

Desiree is pretty much fluent in all crafty things… As far back as she can remember, some type of craft has been part of her world! Paper is it for her now… so many ways to tangle, manipulate, cut, color and ink! She loves making mini works of art and making them come to life! This is her therapy and a way to inspire others to ALWAYS, Be Creative!!!!

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Einat Kessler

When she was a young girl Einat used to sit on the carpet at her grandparents’ house with a huge scrapbook on her knees looking through it with amazement. These albums, created from scratch by her grandfather took her imagination to faraway places and sparked her creativity years later. When her first son was born her grandfather suggested she would create a scrapbook to document his life. Einat was bit by the scrapbooking bug and the rest is history. Today Einat is a versatile designer, who dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and 3D paper crafts. She teaches online classes, sells ebooks and offering three different creative memberships. She shares her projects and designs on her blog, FB page and very successful YouTube channel. 

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Erin Reed

Erin Reed brings a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to her projects. She is a military wife, a stay at home mom of 2 boys and 2 girls, and Canadian transplant who lives in Texas. Her first love is family. Her second love is crafts in all forms including scrapbook layouts, art journals, cards, mini albums, mixed media, altered items, home decor, and DIY. ​ She has been published in many magazines, books, and websites over her over 12 years of professional crafting career. She has worked with and create products for many companies.

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Jess Crafts

Jess started paper crafting over 15 years ago. Though she began as a scrapbooker, she now enjoys making cards and sending them to family, friends, and organizations. Jess filmed her first YouTube video in 2014 and over time realized her passion was in sharing how to get the most of the patterned paper that many crafters, like herself, fall in love with regularly. She creates and shares paper busting templates and resources for donating cards with viewers from around the world through her channel and blog. She aims to make cardmaking feel accessible and fun to anyone who wants to try it.

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Joy Baldwin

Joy has a lifetime love of all things crafty, especially hand made cards, which she has been creating for 19 years! She loves the entire process of filming, editing, and sharing how-to videos to help everyone have the joy of creating. She is a wife, mother of 3 amazing children and a fur baby, Gizmo. She loves food, cooking, and making beautiful things. Something that may come as a surprise, Joy listens to true crime murder shows or movies like Jaws while she is creating handmade cards.

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Juliana Michaels

Juliana Michaels is a mixed media paper crafter and has been a project designer in the paper crafting/scrapbooking industry since 2008. Over the years her style and interests have changed and what began as a love of scrapbooking, has transitioned into card making and other types of paper crafting. Most recently she has developed a passion for mixed media which really feels like home to her. Juliana shares her love for mixed media and paper crafting on her blog and YouTube channel. She is a retired Physical Therapist, turned Graphic Designer, who has a fondness for coffee and Mexican food. When she’s not working or crafting, Juliana enjoys working out, reading, antiquing, and spending time with her family, fur baby and friends.

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Karen Burniston

Karen is an engineer-turned-die-designer who designs die sets packed with innovation, versatility and function. Karen designs products that she wants to use, over and over again, for all sorts of occasions and in all sorts of combinations. There’s something truly magical about a pop-up card and the goal is to make that magic accessible to any crafter.

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Keren Tamir

Keren Tamir is a self-taught mixed media artist with a profound love for art. With a diverse range of mediums and techniques, she derives great joy from creativity and the opportunity to experiment. Her main mission is to guide and inspire others on their creative journey, helping them gain confidence and discover their unique artistic voice. Through her teachings, she aims to enable individuals to express their stories through art, fostering personal growth and enhancing their overall well-being.

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Lauren Hinds

Whenever you say the word “create” there is an instant zing in the air for Lauren. She has been creating most of her life, from learning how to make cabbage patch kids with her aunt Sue, to knitting, ceramics and sewing her own clothes. This love of creating has led her to her current career and passion for paper crafting and organizing. She loves sharing her tips and techniques on her YouTube channel and on Facebook, and loves the challenge of creating something unique, different and fun. Her website is dedicated to supporting you in your crafting journey with tutorials, blog posts and online shopping to help you “Craft Your Joy.”

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Lesley Oman

Lesley is the creative genius behind Heffy Doodle – a UK based company that makes high quality stamps, dies, stencils & crafty supplies. After being a card maker for over a decade, she decided to breathe life into her own sketches, and launched Heffy Doodle. Her style is bright and colourful, with lots of cute critters and whimsical punny sentiments – which is sure to put a smile on your face. You can often find Lesley doing LIVE streams on the Heffy Doodle YouTube channel and Facebook Groups, where she loves to interact with viewers and take suggestions for what card to make, or technique to try.

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Lou Collins

Lou has been papercrafting for over 15 years, and working full-time in the craft industry for more than ten years now. Beginning with craft magazine commissions, then moving into demonstrating on TV shopping channels and finally working as a demonstrator and design coordinator for the international craft supply company, CraftStash. In her spare time, Lou enjoys walking her dogs in the local countryside and taking on yet another renovation project! Lou’s crafting style varies from clean and simple to full-on mixed media, but ink blending is always involved somewhere!

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Marsha Valk

Marsha is a video creator from the Netherlands who specialises in printmaking and mixed-media art journaling.  Bright colours make her happy, and her inspiration comes from anything from a walk around the block to films, books, magazines, patterns, materials and works of art.   Coming from a family of makers and crafts(wo)men, she believes the ability to make ‘something’ out of ‘nothing’ runs in her blood. She has also been interested in art history, modern art and photography for as long as she can remember.  Marsha is a brand ambassador for Gelli Arts®.

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Mary Polanco

Mary Polanco is a long-time crafter who loves all techniques for paper crafting but has a special place in her heart for card making. She started her YouTube channel in 2016, and is known for her frugal-take on craft supplies, hacks, tips, and tricks. She recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years so she is enjoying her free time in the craft room. Mary lives in Maryland, USA, with her husband and their two children.

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Maymay Helms | Maymay Made It

Maymay Helms has a love for all things crafty and that includes teaching others to craft! With more than 1700 video tutorials on her YouTube channel she has inspired thousands to get their hands messy and craft. Maymay has her own distinctive line of photopolymer stamps and two fun monthly stamp clubs. Maymay loves the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and is a wife to her wonderful husband of 23 years Vince, mom to 4 boys, three sweet daughters in law, and Grams to two sweet little granddaughters! You will find Maymay all over the web from YouTube to Instagram, Facebook and more. You can get connected to her social media sites and shop at her online store by visiting

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Natasha Foote

Natasha Foote is a paper crafter that lives In the South Island of New Zealand. She is a mum to two young children. Natasha runs a successful paper crafting YouTube channel, featuring mainly card making but with ideas for all budgets, upcycling, recycling, cheap and cheerful and discovering new products along the way! 

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Nicki Baxley

Nicki is a card maker and video creator. She has been crafting in some form her whole life starting with cross-stitching, then scrapbooking and now card making. Her training is as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and feels this has helped her to be a better teacher. 

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Paige Taylor Evans

Paige has been scrapbooking since she was 16 years old when she got her very first job at a little local scrapbook store in Redmond, Washington called Yesterdays. She’s been scrapbooking over 22 years now and loves it as much today as she did back then! Paige has 16 signature scrapbooking collections with American Crafts and a 17th in the works. She loves teaching in-person and virtual classes, showing how to create colorful and unique layouts & mini albums as well as coptic bookbinding courses. Paige lives in the suburbs of Denver with her husband of 16 years, son Fox, daughter Jane, as well as two cute cats and a bunny.

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Ralph Tyndall

Ralph is a card maker and content creator based out of  Austin, TX.  While he is relatively new to the crafting world, he’s had a passion for visual arts and design his entire life, even running a small photography business as a teen! Ralph started sharing his card making process and designs online through short-form TikTok videos which have brought many first-time crafters to the art of card making. Since he started sharing his cards online he has captured the attention of more than 1.7 million followers across his social media channels and has appeared on Good Morning America and ABC News.  Ralph’s crafting style is clean, approachable, and fun.  He’s most inspired by urban life, great food, music, and Halloween!  When Ralph’s not crafting, you can usually find him in the kitchen baking up a new dessert, indulging in a good cup of joe at one of his favorite coffee shops, or walking the trails of Austin with his 3 year old goldendoodle Hudson.

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Sasha Reade

Sasha is a long time papercrafter. Originally from Canada she married her British husband and moved to the UK in 2008 where she lives with her husband Jimmy, daughter Rosalie , son Elias and 3 cats. Sasha has loved creating her whole life but managed to achieve her dream after covid and started creating as a full time income on Youtube. Sasha shares techniques and fun cards with full instructions on her channel, working with whichever brands she enjoys. Sasha is always up for new challenges and teaching new things.

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Sharon Curtis

Sharon is a UK based crafter who is a regular Guest Presenter on Create & Craft TV representing Sizzix, Studio Light and Carnation Crafts. She also has a growing YouTube channel with lots of helpful tutorials focusing on card making and die cutting. She is also on the Eileen Hull Educator Team.

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Tania Ahmed

Tania Ahmed is an artist, crafter, serial gel printer, video maker and teacher based in the UK. Over the years, she has blended her multicrafts experience to hone her mixed media and papercraft work. Originally from Pakistan, Tania draws her inspiration from diverse cultures, bright colours, bold graphic design, and eclectic patterns. She has been published in several creative magazines, and currently designs for companies within the arts and crafts industry. She has taught at independent craft stores and has organised and led art and craft workshops for local charities. Tania has extensively demonstrated at international consumer and trade art and craft shows. She is passionate about sharing what she has learnt by trial and error and aims to share the blueprint of what is possible so that you have the shortcuts that you need to get your creativity up and running.

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Therese Calvird

Therese started her cardmaking journey in 2005. She has been blogging since 2010 and has over 1000 video tutorials on her YouTube channel! She loves to try all different cardmaking techniques and share how-to videos with step-by-step tutorials. Her fun style tends more toward clean and simple easy card making that anyone can achieve.  Interactive cards and being able to recreate them with what you have in your stash has been her most recent passion. So join Therese, and she will walk you through some simple tips and tricks to create an easy DIY Pop-Up card or two! 

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Tiffany Solorio

Tiffany is a creative enthusiast from Nevada. With over 15 years of experience in paper crafting and mixed media, Tiffany has developed a deep passion for this artistic pursuit. Their favorite color is purple, and they find solace in a cup of coffee to kick start their day. Tiffany cherishes the joys of camping in a traditional tent, and indulges in a chip and salsa addiction. When not immersed in their creative endeavors, they find delight in watching movies and dreaming of visiting Greece. Cooking is both an art and a pleasure for Tiffany, who loves experimenting with flavors. Photography allows them to capture fleeting moments and freeze them in time. The beach serves as a serene retreat, while Disneyland holds a special place in their heart. As a seasoned paper crafting expert,Tiffany  takes immense pleasure in sharing their knowledge and inspiring others to explore their creative potential and start creating with confidence. 

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