K Werner Design Blog was created by Kristina Werner in August 2006 and has grown to over 1900 posts and over 175,000 comments, with more added every day. It is home to Make a Card Monday, Color Wednesday, Friday Focus, and the Holiday Card Series (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). Part papercrafting, part everyday life, it is both a creative outlet and a way to share with others.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University – Idaho, Kristina Werner started her graphic design career at papercrafting company Stampin’ Up! She initially designed their catalog. It was during this time that she discovered the wonderful and creative outlet of stamping, scrapbooking, and cardmaking. Since finding her love of all things papercrating related, she has designed product for Stampin’ Up!, BasicGrey, and her own digital kits.
She began her popular blog, kwernerdesign.com, in 2006 to share her cards and pages online with friends and family. This led to joining the American Crafts Design Team (2006-2007), and to the Two Peas in a Bucket Garden Girls Design Team (2008-2011). She has also had numerous cards and pages published in Paper Crafts, Cards, and Scrapbooking Trends magazines.
Kristina is well-known for her popular video series Make a Card Monday where she walks viewers through the creation of a handmade card each Monday. Her popular YouTube videos have have been watched over 20 million times, and her YouTube channel has over 135,000 subscribers who view her videos weekly.
On top of maintaining an active blog and YouTube channel, Kristina also designs stamps and dies for Simon Says Stamp, and stamps for the Simon monthly card kit. In June 2011, Kristina and fellow-cardmaker Jennifer McGuire founded an online education site specifically for cardmakers called Online Card Classes. Years later, Kristina and Jennifer continue to team-teach classes at OCC.
A tech geek to the core, Kristina can never be seen too far from her iPhone and computer. She also loves calligraphy, reading, and watching her “guilty-pleasure” reality TV shows. She resides in the Salt Lake City, Utah area with her two cats Daphne and Sophie, and loves hopping on an airplane every once in a while to visit family members who live in Phoenix, Arizona.