What makes this event unique?

There are lots of craft summits out there, but the Stress Free Cardmaking Summit has one goal in mind – to help you complete your holiday cards without feeling like you need all the latest and greatest supplies. Each presentation has a 5 supply limit*, which means our experts are focussing on easy, supply-friendly card projects for you to reproduce

*5 supply limit does not include basics you should own as a cardmaker like cardstock, glue, scissors, etc.


Want to create handmade cards, but need inspiration and experts to show you how?

Have too many unopened craft supplies waiting to be used or maybe you feel like you never have the right supplies?

Don’t have enough time or feel pressured to get them done by the time December rolls around

feel like you don’t know where to even start

There has got to be a better way!


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.  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. 

You dream of finding a way to complete your holiday cards that’s doable with your hectic schedule and actually results in finished projects

Maybe you're...

looking for card ideas that allow you to easily create multiple cards

needing ideas that don’t require a ton of specialty supplies that you can adapt using the supplies in your stash

want to focus on learning techniques that allow you to create cards quickly and efficiently

This is exactly what you’ll experience at the Stress Free Cardmaking Summit

Meet the Speakers

We have some of the best cardmakers in the industry coming together to show you some amazing card inspiration with just 5 supplies! Which supplies will they choose?

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Sharon Curtis
Winter Wreath Holiday Card

Holiday cards using EASY “gel prints” WITHOUT a gel plate!

Justine Hovey
Breathtaking Christmas Scenes with Masking

Juliana Michaels
6 Distress Oxide Ink Techniques in 1 Christmas Card

Keren Tamir
Blow Art Technique with Alcohol Markers

Charlene Madrid
The Best Formula for Mass Producing Die Cut Cards

Desiree Kuemmerle 
No Care Watercoloring

Therese Calvird 
Create a Magical DIY Pop-Up Card that will WOW Everyone!

Paige Taylor-Evans
10 Christmas Cards in Under an Hour

Natasha Foote
Die Cut Masking in Minutes

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Crafty Al
Using Ephemera to Quickly Create Cute & Colorful Holiday Cards

Laurel Beard
Quad Stenciled Holiday Cards

Sasha Reade
Packaging in Cardmaking, recycling at it’s finest

Marsha Valk
Easy Gel Printed Holiday Card

Jess Crafts
Paper Busting Christmas Cards​

Lou Collins
Multi-Layered Heat Embossing – Quick Dimensional Backgrounds

Amanda Stevens
Light-up Christmas Card

Tiffany Solorio 
Unleash Your Creativity with Distress Watercolor Pencils

Einat Kessler
Easy Pop-Up Card

Karen Burniston
Evergreen Pivot Panels Pop-up Card with Karen

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Nicki Baxley
The Magic of Embossing Folders

Mary Polanco
Super Simple Watercolor Technique

Daniel West
Clean and Simple Cards in a Flash

Erin Reed
Amazingly Easy Circle Cards

Lauren Hinds
Quick Cuts for Easy Cards

An Easy Memory Catcher for Christmas (Mini Album in Minutes)

Lesley Oman
Masking Magic

Tania Ahmed
A Hoarder’s Dilemma: Use That Pretty Paper!

Ralph Tyndall 
Winter Wonderland Card using Minimal Supplies

As you can see from these amazing value-packed presentations, this is an event you do not want to miss. Click below to grab your free ticket and join us for the Stress Free Cardmaking Summit!

What to expect at the Stress Free Cardmaking Summit


This virtual event will take place on September 29th – October 1st. Craft from the comfort of your own home in your pyjamas with the craft supplies from your stash!


29 expert cardmakers will be showing you how to create at least one card in their presentations. The presentations will be available for 24 hours. 


Although Facebook is not required to watch the presentations or Live Q&As, there is a Facebook group available to share your creations, swap helpful tips and get friendly advice.


There will be a prizes up for grabs during the event: gift certificates, classes, craft supplies and more!


Upgrade to the Ultimate Cardmaking Bundle and receive early and ongoing access to the presentations, supply lists in advance so you can get ready to craft alongside the experts, receive exclusive coupon codes and giveaways, a full workbook of all the presentations that includes instructions and photos and tons of bonuses from our speakers! Grab your free ticket first and you’ll be prompted to grab the bundle afterwards.


The event is completely free to everyone who registers. You will have access to the presentations for 24 hours after they go live at 9am EST. This means if a presentation is scheduled for Friday. It will be available from 9am Friday EST until 8:59am EST Saturday.

There is an option to buy Ultimate Cardmaking Bundle. Those with this pass will have ongoing access to the presentations. We don’t like to say lifetime because what does that really mean, but rather very long-term access. Ultimate Bundle Pass holders can watch the presentations immediately upon purchase and don’t have to wait for the event to start. Plus you’ll have plenty of time to download all the bonuses.

The presentations are pre-recorded. Once you register, you’ll receive a schedule (check your spam!). The presentations can be viewed on this website for 24 hours. 

Check your email for a link to the schedule. There you will access the presentations. Each presentation will be available for 24 hours before disappearing. If you’d like more time to watch the videos, consider upgrading to the Ultimate Cardmaking Bundle.

Life happens, we get it. We encourage you to sign up for the Ultimate Cardmaking Bundle so you can watch the presentations at your leisure. When you register for your free ticket, you will be directly asked if you’d like to upgrade to Ultimate Organization Bundle.

All speakers will have their contact information available in the speaker information section. You’re welcome to ask any questions you may have. Of course, as hosts, we can’t guarantee that questions will be answered but we are sure everyone will try their best. You can also try tagging the speaker in the Facebook group if they have joined the group.

In our experience, people buy too many courses and never get past the first lesson. We want you to get started straight away and ride the wave of inspiration.

If you feel like it’s not enough time, you’re welcome to upgrade to the Ultimate Cardmaking Bundle.

No. You will be subscribed to the Stress Free Cardmaking Newsletter where we provide information on upcoming summits. We will not spam you with lots of emails. Laurel and Justine always ask themselves, is this a valuable email that I’d want to read? Your email address will also be shared with the hosts, Laurel and Justine, as well.

If you choose to download the freebies from the speakers or sign up for their courses, then your email address will be shared with them.

Remember you can unsubscribe to newsletters at any time by scrolling to the bottom and unsubscribing.

We try to be as inclusive as possible and CC will be provided.

That’s ok, all the presentations, whether you are a free ticket holder or a paid ticket holder will be available to you without needing Facebook.

Facebook is there to simply give the participants a chance to ask questions to the community, share photos and interact with each other. 

Any important information regarding the summit itself will arrive by email, not Facebook.

Live Streams with the speakers will be hosted on Facebook and YouTube.

  1. Check your spam folder.
  2. Search your inbox for Stress Free Cardmaking.
  3. If that doesn’t work, send us an email at and we will send you a schedule. 

If you’re emailing during the event, it could take a few hours to get back to you as we will be busy behind the scenes.

Email us at

Well over 30 creators have put in many hours making this event possible and free for you. If you have chosen to upgrade to the paid ticket, there are no refunds available. When you sign up for the paid ticket, you are automatically given exclusive free files, coupon codes and access to giveaways which we can not revoke. Therefore, it is impossible to offer a refund and not fair to the creators to do so.

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