*We are giving away 2 spots to the Holiday Cards 2014 Class – to enter to win please leave a comment in the comments section of this post*

It’s that time of year again when stores have started to stock their shelves with Christmas merchandise and gift-giving ideas are starting to appear in our mailboxes, on tv and online. It can seem overwhelming to start thinking about Christmas when Canadian Thanksgiving has just barely ended and American Thanksgiving is still a month away…..but as I’ve learned from past years – it’s never too early to start planning and prepping! There’s no worse feeling than hitting December 1st and feeling panic set in because there is still SO much to do.

For the past few years I’ve started getting ready for Christmas EARLY – and I’d like to help YOU get started early too. That’s why I’d like to invite you to join me in this 2 week Christmas and Holiday card class.

Over the course of the next two weeks we’ll be making 16 different Christmas cards EACH with a video tutorial and beautifully designed PDF handout. This class centers around 4 different Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, and I’ll show you how to create 4 different cards with each stamp set. The cards will range from simple to more advanced and will cover a variety of different techniques including colouring with Blendabilities, watercoloring with dye inks & a blender pen, dry embossing, die cutting and a few special folds cards.

Please note that although this class uses Stampin’ Up! product, the card designs and techniques are pretty EASILY adapted to Christmas and Holiday stamp sets from your other favorite companies.

*** If you are a Paper Crafter’s Library member please DO NOT sign up for this class as the projects are included in your membership ***


Your registration comes with LIFETIME access to all Holiday Cards videos & PDFs.

Class Type Class Dates SALE Price
Self-paced Oct. 27, 2014 to
Nov. 7, 2014
(regular $24.95)

* a $5 discount off the regular price of the class is being offered if you sign up by Thursday, October 23rd.

Supply List

In order to fully enjoy and participate in this class you will need access to a computer and high speed internet. A full supply list is posted in the classroom once you join. At the very least you will need:

  • Christmas or Holiday themed stamp sets (the 4 main stamp sets used are Wondrous Wreath, Festival of Trees, Get Your Santa On and Cheerful Christmas – full supply list is posted in the class once you are registered). Please note that you can substitute other stamp sets.
  • A variety of sentiment stamp sets
  • Dye-based inks

Most other card designs & supplies can be adapted or substituted if you don’t have the exact thing we used.

Class Content

Please note that all lessons, PDF handouts, and videos are provided in English. At this time, videos are not subtitled or captioned. You will need high-speed internet access in order to properly view the videos.

Refund Policy

Because this is digital content – in most cases class fees are non-refundable. If however you have paid for the class and are unable to access the classroom, please notify us within 7 days of registering for a full refund.

*** If you are a Paper Crafter’s Library member please do NOT sign up for this class as the projects are included in your membership ***


Once you have registered please keep your eye on your email inbox for an email for us with further details on how you will access the class information. You should receive this email within 24 hours of your purchase. If you do not see an email in your inbox please check your spam folder. For questions please email us at customerservice@papercrafterslibrary.com


 Art Journal Express Video Tutorial

ArtJournalExpressLogo-550W Welcome to another edition of Art Journal Express brought to you by me, Andrea, from one of my personal blogs Andrea Walford Designs.

Art Journal Express a free video tutorial series where I show you how I created one of my art journal pages from start to finish. Because a typical art journal page takes between 20 minutes to an hour for me to create – which makes for a super long video to upload to You Tube, and for you to watch – the video clips are sped up, rather than having you watch what I’m doing in real time – hence the word “express” in Art Journal Express. However, what makes these video tutorials different from most of the “sped up” art journaling video tutorials out there is that I narrate for you exactly what I’m doing and what I’m using – that way, even though you’re watching a “fast forward” version, you don’t miss a single detail.

The videos are hosted on a You Tube Channel that is separate from the Paper Crafter’s Library You Tube Channel, so if you don’t want to miss a single edition of Art Journal Express please subscribe to that You Tube Channel (you can do so from the video tutorial page from today’s post).

Today’s page is called “Shine” – shown below. You can watch a video tutorial HERE.


104 replies on “*NEW* Holiday Cards 2014 Class Giveaway and a New Art Journal Express Video Tutorial”

  1. Sounds wonderful and would
    be fun to win this class and
    get started on cards!
    Carla from Utah

  2. I would love to register for the contest for christmas card class. I enjoy your blog posts and I am a stampin up stamp lover. I am always looking for new ideas on how to use stampin up products.

  3. I need a push to get my greeting card design selected and ready for production.
    This class would give me that push.
    thanks for the chance to win a seat.

  4. This Holiday Class looks very interesting.

    Wanted to say that I enjoyed Kari’s card and video but couldn’t make the comments come up on that site. Really liked her card.

  5. Sounds like a great class, would be fun to win a seat for class. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  6. I’d love to get an early start on my Christmas cards and would love to win the class. Thanks!

  7. Would love to win your class giveaway! I enjoy making holiday cards and can use some inspiration! Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Looks like it will be a great class. I would love to win a seat. The classes are so much fun to watch and learn.

  9. I would love to win this as I never no how to go that one extra step in my card making. Love you style.

  10. I would love to get my cards finished ahead of time. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! Awesome looking class

  11. Hi from Australia, would love to win this class to help me get a head start on my Christmas craft. Thanks

  12. What a fabulous idea! I always have trouble trying to work out colours and designs for my cards. Thanks for the chance to win your class.

  13. I love Christmas card making. I bought the class last year and loved them all. It is my favorite time of the y ear to make cards. It so u l d be fantastic to win this class..

  14. How fun this would be! Thank you for your generosity enabling us a chance to win. God bless.

  15. Oh boy, as a recent retiree on a limited budget, with lots of time to fill with creativity, winning a spot in this class would be wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. I would love to win this class. I’ve recently tetired and finally have the time to use all of my paper crafting stash!

  17. Andrea you are so creative and always so generous with your product and knowledge. This class looks like another hit outta the park. Great choice for the Christmas stamp sets!

  18. This class sounds like it would be a fun way to learn some new techniques and end up with a stash of Christmas cards. Would love to win a place in the class.

  19. I would love the chance to win registration for the Christmas card class! Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. This would be so helpful to me. As a musician this is the busiest time of year for me and I always get behind!!!

  21. Omg I would love to win a class with you…. I love Stampin’ Up and it would be nice to have new ideas…. Thanks

  22. I’ve started cards but am always ready for new ideas and techniques! Maybe I’ll use my cards for next year!!!

  23. What a very nice idea! I must admit that I like reading the Stampin’ Up Saturday Blog Post, but I don’t purchase many of their products (because they are too expensive). I also have a nice variety of Stamps, and Dies, from other Companies. I already have, yes I work on my Christmas Cards all year, a Shoe Box full of Christmas Cards. I work on them throughout the year since we send out over 75+. It is always nice to take a Class to get new ideas and to see what other Products are out there. Thank you so much for your generosity.

  24. Your journal page really does shine and so do you, Andrea. It is so nice to have an opportunity to win a spot in the holiday card class, too. The cards are adorable and appropriate for all ages.

  25. I’ve never done one of your classes. Would love the opportunity to win! The cards in the sneak peek look great!!

  26. The cards look like so much fun, and I’m always ready for new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. PCL video tutorials are the best, very thorough and easy to understand. Though I have never taken an online class, I am sure the Holiday Card class will be outstanding!!

  28. Thank you for an opportunity to win such a fabulous prize. The sneak peak cards look amazing!

  29. I would enjoy this class very much. I have always wanted to do this…I enjoy crafts and card making would be something I would love to do. Thanks for offering this 2 places hope I win.,

  30. Would love to win. It might just give me the push that I need to get crafty again….

  31. uuugggh Motivation required..please lure me to my computer for this class please please please….;)

  32. Looks like an awesome class. I would love to win it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  33. What a great way to have a chance to win!. I already have a couple of your classes, and know how fun they are do –

  34. Thanks for the reminder that Christmas isn’t that far away and it’s time to get started on the cards! Thanks also for the chance to win this class!

  35. I long to stamp again…recovered from right rotator cuff surgery a year ago, recovered from moving to a new house, JUST unearthed all my stamping stuff (used to be a SUp! demonstrator) and this would be just what I need to get started again. Thanks, Andrea!

  36. thanks for sharing the love of the industry with all of us… great promotion going into the holiday season


  37. LOVE LOVE LOVE your christmas preperation ideas…both off the page and cards! Can’t wait for another year of inspiration 🙂

  38. I am shooting to finish getting ready for Christmas early this year too! I’d love to give this class a whirl. Thanks for offering 2 free seats!

  39. I took the Christmas Card Last year and loved it. Would love to win the class for this year. Thanks for the contest.

  40. It would be wonderful to win a spot in this class. I love learning new techniques and fresh card layouts and ideas. Thanks for this chance!

  41. Yubba Dubba Do. That’s what you’ll hear nationwide if I would win this class. Thanks for the chance.

  42. The cards you showed on the promo video are gorgeous and now I really want to win a spot. Thank you for this amazing opportunity and your generosity! Good luck to everyone.

  43. Would love the chance to win a spot in the class to learn new techniques and ideas. What an opportunity. Thank you…

  44. Would love to win this online class and get started on my Christmas cards. The sneak peeks in the video look fabulous!!!

  45. Sounds wonderful. I need to get started because I’m still working on Halloween. Love the chance to win the class to learn new techniques and ideas. TFS.

  46. Thank you for the chance at a spot in the Holiday Cards class! Thank you also for the art journal tutorial……love the inspiration and way to use up those many many rolls of washi.

  47. Would love to win a seat for this class. I love all your designs, and would love to get a head start on my holiday cards!

  48. I absolutely love the Christmas Cards. The wreath is my favorite but love them all. Would love to win the free 2014 Holiday class giveaway.

    Thanks, Linda

  49. LOVE the card samples you have shown, your inspiration & encouragement to stamp & share, and all that you do!

  50. Thanks for a chance to win – you are right, the sooner you start, the less likely you are to get in a panic! Sooner is MUCH better!

  51. This would be something wonderful to win. I have not participated in an online class so it would be a new experience. Thank you for this opportunity. Good luck to everyone.

  52. Would love to win this class and get started on my christmas cards early for a change; smaples look beautiful.

  53. Oops I accidentally replied to someone else’s comment. Here’s mine: Merry early Christmas! Thanks for grating the world started early!

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