Guest Laurie Willison – Cardmaking With Press ‘N Seal

Guest Laurie Willison – Cardmaking With Press ‘N Seal

(happy instrumental music) (splash and ding) – [Voiceover] Welcome back, it’s Jennifer. I’m really excited to have
Laurie Willison as a guest once again on my YouTube channel. Laurie is one of my favorite card markers and she had such a clever
idea that I asked her if she would do a video
that I could share here. She created this beautiful card using Press’n Seal, which is
actually a kitchen product. It’s a different type of Saran wrap that actually sticks and seals. She used Press’n Seal to perfectly place all
these little flower die cuts on the front of her card. The fun thing about
this is that my husband is the inventor of Press’n Seal. He created it at Proctor and Gamble, so I thought it was really
fun to share this here with you today. – [Voiceover] Hey there, it’s Laurie. I am here today to show you another use for this fantastic stuff. Oops, it’s upside down, Press’n Seal. I have piles of die cuts and the die cuts are from My
Favorite Things Fall Florals. The reason I do this is
because, as you know, I’m a pretty clean and simple stamper. I love to just make easy, one-layer cards so die cutting is sometimes hard for me. If I don’t get it perfect I
just throw it in the trash and start all over. So, by cutting out lots of little flowers I have a better chance
of actually using them. So, I’m going to stamp a bunch off camera and then I’ll come back to
show you what I’m gonna do with the Press’n Seal. Okay, so now I’m back and I have all of these die cuts stamped and all of the flowers
and everything coordinate. So I know that I can
just pick from this pile, add them to my card front, and everything will match. So I have two things
that I’m gonna do first. I love to score my card fronts. If you follow my vlog you know that I do this quite often. I’m gonna use my little Scor-Buddy and press this up against the left side and then I’m just gonna score
quickly on every half inch until I get to the bottom (scratching noises) and once I get to the bottom
I’m gonna stop at one inch. This leaves a little space
here for a sentiment. So I’m gonna place my card
down here on the Misti and I’m gonna use get well soon from Delicate Pretty Poppies
from My Favorite Things. I’m gonna place this quill
grid right down in the corner and I’m gonna line my die up so it’s nice and even. And I know one inch, that
scored line is right about here and I want that to be centered so that’ll go perfectly right there. Alright, I’m gonna pick that up. (shuffling and clicking) I’m gonna ink this up. (patting and clicks) and I’m gonna stamp that down. (clicks) So the next thing I’m gonna
do is arrange these flowers. I already have these pulled out just because I kind of have
an idea of what I wanna do but layering these flowers
now on this scored card base, this just gives us a nice
clean and simple background. I’m gonna go ahead and add these in (paper shuffling) and just play with ’em until I can come up
with a good arrangement. I’m using these little stems
for just some extra greenery kind of to pop out of
this little arrangement. So that’s basically how I
want my arrangement to look. Now, you know at this point normally you either take a picture of this so you can recreate it or
you just try to get lucky and hope that you can get it
back just like you had it. You wanna arrange it the second time just like you have the first time. So I am gonna take a piece of Press’n Seal (plastic shuffling) sticky side down, right
up on top of the card and press straight down. Just rub around a little bit so you can get all of
those flowers and stems stuck straight on to the Press’n Seal. And then you’re gonna just
pull that up off of the card. If anything’s not movin’
you can just press down (plastic peeling) And then you have your whole arrangement perfectly on to the piece of Press’n Seal. Okay, so what I’m gonna
do is take some glue just Tombow MONO liquid glue and I’m gonna go ahead and
add little dots of glue to everything that I can see here and even some to the bottom. If you don’t get that very
bottom layer of flowers don’t worry about that. I’ll show you how to do
that in the next step. So the nice thing about
this is you can center this, position it exactly where you want it anywhere on the card front. I’m gonna bring it down from
where I originally had it and kind of put it right
around my sentiment in the center of the card and then press down. (plastic shuffling) You wanna leave the Peel’n
Stick on for just a little bit so you can give that
glue a chance to stick. And you wanna go back and
just gently peel it up off of the card base. (plastic peeling) You can press those flowers down if you think they’re startin’ to come up. Now that top layer of flowers, if it comes up again that’s fine just lift that up. Actually, I’m gonna take
that yellow one as well. Lift that right up with
the Press’n Seal again, and you can do one of two things. I’m gonna put glue on
these bottom two flowers. I’m gonna leave that top one ’cause I’m gonna put some foam tape in. But this time you can just go
back in and center those again right where you had ’em, press ’em down (plastic peeling) and this little flower right here I’m gonna put a little block of foam tape. And then those will stick right down. I’m gonna put a little block of foam tape on the back of this flower
and then just center that just so we have one pop with
a little bit of dimension. So that basically makes
a lot of rearranging in one simple step with one piece of Press’n Seal. I swear I love this stuff. So to finish this card off I’m gonna add a few little rhinestones. I think we’re gonna go with that. So, that is it. Just a really easy way to
glue down your arrangement and another fun way to use Press’n Seal. Some really fun stuff to
have in your craft room. So, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video. If you have questions definitely
just send me an email. Thank you so much for stoppin’ in. – [Voiceover] Isn’t
that card just gorgeous? I think that’s such a creative
way to use Press’n Seal. I can’t wait to try it also as a tool for many other techniques
in my craft room. So thank you so much Laurie for sharing this with us today. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Now Laurie’s got a lot
of great clean and simple yet really clever cards over on her blog, which I will link to so
be sure to check that out. In my YouTube description I have links for the products she used but you can go over to
my blog on the top left to find much more information. In the middle are three
things worth checking out. The first is another video
that Laurie did as a guest. The middle one is Laurie’s
blog, so you can head there. And the last one is a card that I did using small flower die cuts. Hope these are inspirational to you and thank you so much
Laurie for joining us and we’ll see you soon.

100 thoughts on “Guest Laurie Willison – Cardmaking With Press ‘N Seal

  1. Great Idea…and pretty card..Press and Seal is amazingly great stuff. I gave up using plastic wrap long ago too frustrating. Give your husband a HUGE thanks from everyone who knows the struggle.

  2. After reading the comments I realized that the kit Laurie used also had die cuts. Wouldn't it be much faster to ink stamps then die cut them? I always have stamped then die cut, things went much quicker. Love the idea about the "Press and Stick". Kudos to you and your husband for that patent. Now that I'll be getting a roll.for the craft room, let's see what else I can use it for.

  3. Wowza!  I love when everyday items ( and if you do not have press and seal…you should!) work so awesomely in our paper crafting!  Can't wait to do this at my create corner in my home!

  4. How cool to run into someone else on the team that invented Press N Seal! My husband's Uncle Dick was too so I am always on the lookout for the different ways it is used! I should make him a card like this then explain that I used Press N Seal to make it.

  5. My favorite Jennifer! Press n Seal…been using it for years for anything and everything…I have sold it to more people then you can imagine! I remember when I started watching you on youtube and reading your blog and found out your husband was the inventor of my favorite stuff I felt like I met a movie star! Better then a movie star, the inventor of the coolest stuff on the planet…now I tell everyone when I tell them they should buy it, that I know the wife of the inventor…LOL…then I tell them she's my art teacher and mentor! Imagine that…God bless sweetie…beautiful card Lorrie…clean and simple! Thanks for the 10,001 way to use Press n seal!

  6. Genius! Both your husband for inventing press and seal and Laurie for her application. I haven't seen it in shops in the Netherlands before but I'm definitely on a mission now! 😉

  7. Brilliant, simply brilliant! I love the way the card turned out. Thanks Laurie and Jennifer for sharing this great technique.

  8. What a great idea to keep all your die cuts in the right place! I love that I can use such an inexpensive product in my crafting! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Unbelievable !!! Had no idea where you we 're going with this. What a great idea. Press and seal next to the wax paper in my craft room now. Thank you for a great idea. Cathy

  10. So amazing! I have used Press n Seal for quilting & embroidery, but never thought of this. The ideas are flowing! Thanks to you both & your husband!

  11. FABULOUS card and video – THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    I will be doing my best to find some here in Australia, not had any luck so far … I totally relate to the frustrations of never getting arrangements to be the same after I start adhering them in place, so I'm looking forward to keeping them "just right"

  12. I love, love, love, love this idea! Did I say love? I am so excited to try this and to think Jennifer's husband created this product! Way to go Mr. McGuire!

  13. Great technique. Ok I'm star truck with the "my husband invented Press n Seal." I LOVE stamping and I LOVE Press N Seal!!!

  14. Was so excited to try this.  Worked great till I tried to pull the Press N Seal off the card.  Spots of ink came up with the Press N Seal.  The card was ruined……………..What did I do wrong?

  15. That is fantastic! What a great idea! I assume it's not very tacky ad there was no issue pealing it off the die cuts? I could see this being a lifesaver when I decoupage with really delicate rice papers or napkins as ordinary cling film moves around so much that it rips the paper when it's meant to prevent ripping lol. How cool is it that your husband invented it! 👏 You must be so proud of him and rightly so! I think he'll have fans now just just his talented wife 😊

  16. absolutely wonderful!!!!  We use Press N Seal for so many things other than kitchen wrap and this was such a great idea!  I will definitely be using it for this purpose now also.    Aside from the great idea…..the card is just lovely!!!

  17. We just used the Press N Seal for showers with a Central Intravenous Line placement in the arm. (Keeps it nice and dry 🙂 I kept thinking there must be something more fun to do with it! I love this idea. And a little would go a long way.

  18. I saw you use Press N Seal originally on the PTI Blog & must not have paid close attention, but now I think I've got it! I happen to have an arrangement of MFT flowers on my table right now, so hopefully I can get them on the card using PNS–thank you, Laurie, for the wonderfully clear video & I totally love your card!

  19. Eeek! I love this technique!!! I definitely want to try this (with scrapbooking, too!)

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  20. Great use for Press and Seal! I would liked to have seen Laurie stamp a few of the die-cuts and see which inks she used.

  21. Amazing! My surgeon recommended placing Press N Seal over my abdominal dressings so I could shower. It worked beautifully. Now I'm going to move it into my craft room. Beautiful card ~ Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  22. Love this technique!!!  So clever!!!!  Thank you soooooo much for the video and the technique tutorial!!!!!

  23. A brilliant technique!!!! 🙂 I just purchased some of this Press & Seal Jennifer…cuz of a previous video watched!!! Beautiful card!!!

  24. I never buy plastic wrap. I think the roll I have in my bin is like 35 years old! I use foil because it's recyclable in my small town. Then I heard about this stuff and crafting. So yesterday I bought a roll. I am gonna have hub cut it in half with his saw and give half to daughter. She uses a lot of plastic wrap for heating her kiddie's food in microwave. But she will be warned to save this for crafting.

  25. So was this a kit with the flowers already cut out. I can't find that direct info anywhere and also what is the name of the kit or stamps. Thank you.

  26. I used this trick the other night with letters that would have been a mess to reset. I actually used transfer paper (for applying vinyl), but press n seal is on my grocery list!

  27. Wow. I couldn't believe my eyes when I watched this.  It is such a struggle to try to get things back into the right position after you have found a pleasing effect.  I have this stuff in my pantry but it is being moved now.  Thanks for such a fun video. I love all your ideas.

  28. Hi Jennifer
    Oh what a fantastic idea. Unfortunately I live in Sydney Australia and we don't have anything like that here 😂😂☹️☹️
    Soooo could you please get your wonderful……!!!!!!!!!…… fantastic…….!!!!!!……. HUBBY to send some over to AUSSIE LAND
    soooo we can have some fun TOO PLEASE. 😀😀😀😘❌⭕️😍

    Thank You Rhonda Laine xoxoxox

    Ps If soooo ,could you please let me know, when Glad Press n Seal is available in Sydney Australia. Xoxoxox


  30. Love all your videos – I get inspired every time I see one of them. I am waiting for my Awesome die so I can make a birthday card for my sister. Should be arriving this week. Cant wait to try your stack die cutting method. And as everyone has said, very cool about your hubby. I use Press and Seal wherever I can. It's great for using on boating trips!

  31. Thanks Laurie. That was a beautiful cards and fantastic tip. And thank you Jennifer for having Laurie as your guest. I love your work as well.

  32. I tried this and had trouble because the pieces wouldn't let go from the press and seal. I rewatched the video many times but couldn't figure it out. Finally…I bought some Tombow liquid glue tried again and it worked perfectly! The glue matters!

  33. What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!! Getting my Stick-n-Seal out of the kitchen and keeping it in my card-making corner!!

  34. I Love press n seal. I use it for covering my homemade cookies when I give them away. I use it to put under my paper for stenciling to keep my paper down also….thanks….

  35. Love this video! Love Press' N Seal but he could tweak the roller part sometimes its difficult to get off the roll

  36. Hi Boy am I way behind the 8 ball watching this video !! 3 years too late ! Love it and as I am now the owner of a pack of Press n Seal I can do this technique and the floating frame. Thank you ladies for your inspirational videos.

  37. This is an amazing video, thank you Laurie and Jennifer! Wonderful invention, I"m blown away! I see how you guys were attracted to each other, genius and genius make a great team!

  38. Your husband is my HERO!!! We buy Press and Seal in bulk. Please pass along my deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to him. Feel free to wait for a time that suits you best, i.e., like not on a day he’s gotten on your last nerve because well…. it happens to the best of em’. 😉

  39. Thank you. Fantastic tip using press and seal. I also like the idea of using the quilt template for alignment.

  40. Thank you, Thank you, Laurie n’ Jennifer! Such a TERRIFIC “TOOL” to keep in the craft room! I LOVE IT! My mind is reelin’ with ideas, thinking of the dies n’ stamps I have in my arsenal to use to create some DYNAMITE CARDS thanks to the “Press n’ Seal” technique! LOVE the card you designed for us today, too, Laurie! Will be sure to check out more on YOUR blog as well! Have a WONDERFUL Crafting day, gals! :-))

  41. Such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing! Oh, BTW I absolutely love, love Press ‘N Seal. I could never get the other products to really seal around a bowl, but when I found Press ‘N Seal…problem solved, thanks to your Hubby.

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