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Guest Video: Laurie Willison Crafting with Press ‘n Seal

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a returning special guest artist – Laurie Willison. She is sharing a clever way to use Press ‘N Seal to help with crafting.

Press N Seal Die Cutting Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Press ‘N Seal is a unique like-saran-wrap-but-much-better product that actually sticks and seals. The extra fun thing about this product? My husband is the inventor! (He works at P&G where it was developed.) So not only is it great in the kitchen, but also in the craft room. Here, Laurie uses Press ‘N Seal on her card to perfectly place lots of die cut flowers.

After arranging all of the My Favorite Things Fall Florals stamped die cuts on the front of the card, she used Press ‘N Seal to pick them all up at once. This made it easy to apply adhesive to the back of everything… and to place it back into the original spot. Such a time saver!

Press N Seal Die Cutting Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

GUEST ARTIST

A big thank you to Laurie for sharing her talent here today. Here are some fun links to her work:

Please leave some love for Laurie in the comments. She is a kind-hearted, uber-talented gal who deserves lots of kudos!

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. I compensated Laurie for this video – thanks, Laurie! By the way, Laurie used various MFT dye inks for the flowers.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.


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161 thoughts on “Guest Video: Laurie Willison Crafting with Press ‘n Seal”

  1. GLORY, GLORY, I am so thrilled to see Laurie show us how to use Press N Seal! First, I love the product and a big thanks to Jennifer’s hubby for inventing it. We must have used 3 boxes at our Christmas Cookie Swap to wrap up the huge trays of cookies to share with all the families. Now Laurie has taken it into our craft rooms to help with gluing all those pieces down on our cards. Who would have thought???… Only those great creative talents sharing their knowledge with us. Beautiful card and great idea, Laurie! THANKS!

  2. Thanks so much Jennifer for introducing me to Laurie and for such a great idea!! Now we know that your husband is as clever and creative as you!! You have shared so many wonderful ideas. I really appreciate all that you do to make crafting so innovative and fun!!!! Now that I know about Laurie’s blog I plan to check in regularly with her.

  3. Thanks for having Laurie on your blog. I have seen her work and visited her blog on a number of occasions. Your husband is THE MAN Jennifer! I have had Press N Seal in my cupboard for years. Now I will have to add another roll to my craft area. Thanks again!

  4. Laurie’s card is just beautiful with those pretty bright colors! What an awesome technique! I will definitely be using it as I can relate to the struggle of keeping all the layers in place!! Awesome!

  5. This is a clever idea and I’m surprised that you didn’t come up with this idea, Jennifer. Guess your brain has been creating other great techniques. It’s all good. Thank you.

  6. What a clever idea Laurie! I can’t wait to try it! And to think, Jennifer, that your husband invented my favorite food wrap! I’m well and truly impressed!

  7. How cool that your husband invented Press-n-Seal! I love that product. Because of Press-n-Seal, my refrigerator top is never dusty/greasy!! I’m always telling people about my favorite (non crafting πŸ™‚ use! Laurie’s card is so great. I love her color choices and flower placement. Those thin-let dies are so convenient! Thanks for a wonderfully informative blog! And thank your husband for me!

  8. Love this Press and Seal technique, how clever! It’s such a time saver, love your videos Laurie and I follow your blog, thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Thanks Laurie for an awesome video, this is the second one i have seen recently which use Press and Seal (first one was one of the PTI designers). Did you know you cannot buy Press and Seal in South Australia – maybe even all of Australia? But my dear American friend Tracy, got me some. I forget to use it for long periods so there is plenty there for crafty projects πŸ™‚

  10. Laurie’s card is so stunning. The colors are so even and balanced. It’s really a get well card guaranteed to make the recipient smile! Press N Seal is awesome…way to go… to the ‘crafty’ hubs!

  11. Love the beautiful card!! I sure wish someone would create embossing folders that provide texture without being really busy! I like your scored lines idea Laurie!! I also use Press ‘n Seal in the craft room. I use it when I want to keep my die cuts in the negative die cut. It works pretty well. Tell your hubby thank you for inventing this stuff!!

  12. Great card! Love the tip on using press ‘n seal. It’s so hard to get the placement you want again even when working off a photo. This will certainly make it much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is GENIUS!!! One more way to use this amazing product! And I could never, EVER get it to look the same after I removed everything to glue it all down! Also love the score lines. Thanks so much for some super useful tips, Laurie!!

  14. I have known Laurie for a while and I am always in awe and inspired by her. This is no exception. She is brilliant and I love that tip! Thanks Laurie for sharing and congratulations.

  15. Very pretty card. Love the flower placement. And what an awesome tip to keep the placement of the flowers. So many people have been enlightened through this video. Thanks.

  16. Such a great idea! I love being able to use everyday products for new uses. I was wondering, what inks were used for the flowers on the card. I am having such a hard time finding a line of colored inks that produce solid images with clear stamps, and do not smear when dried (chalk inks produce great images, but seem to smear). I looked on both websites, but am not able to find mention of what inks are used. Thank you for such a great trick.

  17. What an amazing idea for placing die cuts!! I am definitely going to give it a try – love when a product that I use in my kitchen can be used in my scrapbooking room!

  18. Beautiful card Laurie. Can’t wait to check out your blog. Next grocery shopping trip, Press ‘N Seal will be added to craft room! Who knew it wasn’t just for the kitchen???? πŸ™‚

  19. Genius Laurie!! And such a lovely card to boot! (I just ooooh and ahhh over your little pile of flowers you had all cut and stamped there too! πŸ™‚ ) Thanks for sharing! And thanks for inventing it, Mr. McGuire! πŸ˜‰

  20. O.M.Gosh your husband is my hero. I love Press’n Seal so a big thank you to him. This card is amazing. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you Jennifer. You never disapoint.

  21. Just bought my very first roll of Press ‘n Seal. I remember when I first saw the commercial for this and thought what a great idea. But I just never got around to using it. So in honor of you, Jennifer, I will try it out. Thanks!

  22. I loved this video and the fact that your husband invented the product just made it super neat. I actually use the Press N’ Seal at home. I am always amazed at the ingenuity of people of come up with these clever ideas (both your husband and Laurie). I’m lucky if I can just follow the directions I am given!

  23. Thanks for sharing this video with us. Laurie is very talented I watched this one and the other two linked ones. I have also seen Laura Bassen use it in a couple of videos. But it has crossed my mind that I don’t think I’ve seen you use it, is that correct? Or have I just missed that video?

  24. Thank you so much Jennifer and Laurie. I have Press and Seal in my kitchen cupboard and i use it all the time to store and wrap food. Its actually the best. But I never ever would of thought to use it Like you did Laurie. What an awesome idea! Thank you for a new wonderful way to make cards so much easier. Lol!!!

  25. Love this! I added Press and Seal to my crafty arsenal because of Laurie, but I never thought to use it this way. That whole rearranging after adding adhesive is frustrating, so this is a fabulous idea!! Thanks, Laurie & Jen! (& Ken, too!)

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