How We Got Started

Southern Ridge Trading Co. has been around since 1990. I have had many creative endeavors, such as commercial embroidery, ceramics, collage, water colour painting, acrylic painting, scrapbooking and card-making. I am committed to explore new creative paths that inspire me.


I live my life with an “intense creative passion” that fills me, and I feel blessed to be able to go where the wind blows me. This latest path has me extremely excited about my 60-watt Epilog Laser Machine which I have had for seven years. It has opened my world to die cuts, rubber stamps, glass and wood-etching. 


My graphic arts skills have increased tenfold because of it, and I am having the time of my life creating my own designs to offer you. Every day means another opportunity for me to design something new. 


I use 0.060 chipboard and 1/8" Baltic birch wood for my die cuts, unless otherwise stated.  Common uses of our products are for scrapbooking, card-making, paper craft embellishments, mixed media art and home decor.


I have some amazing designers on board that help create fabulous projects from these very versatile die cuts and embellishments. I have incorporated many of them into my own scrapbook layouts, cards and collage pieces as you will see attached to some of the products or by visiting the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog.  


I sincerely hope that you also feel inspired to create something truly wonderful, and I thank you for stopping by.


Yours in creativity,


- Karen Beaupre, Owner