Summer Voices | Jennifer McGuire


We’re on summer holiday and we’ve invited some of our friends to share their voices and projects here over the next 2 weeks. Say hello to Jennifer McGuire:

Clear stamps are definitely the most versatile tool in the crafting world. There are so many fun techniques you can use them for. One of my favorite simple techniques is one I call “cluster stamping.” Cluster stamping involves taking lots of stamp images (such as sentiments) and grouping them close together to create one-of-a-kind backgrounds that are perfect for your project. In this video, I share three examples of cluster stamping, including cards and Project Life pieces.

The first example shows the clustering of Ali Edwards sentiment stamps from Technique Tuesday to create a simple set of notecards.


The second project shows using the same stamp cluster for a couple of simple Project Life cards. (By the way, I just love those word bubble die cuts – they are sized perfectly for Project Life pockets!)


The third example shows how to use multiple colors of ink with cluster stamping. This is a great technique for mass-producing lots of colorful projects that look time-intensive but really aren’t.

I hope this inspires you to try cluster stamping. It is a great way to get more out of your stamps! Happy stamping.

ABOUT JENNIFER | An avid stamper, Jennifer McGuire has been sharing her card and scrapbook creations in countless publications and online since 2002. Notably, her work has been showcased in two special issues from Creating Keepsakes magazine: 101 Things to Do with Your Scrapbook Supplies (2007) and 101 Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapook Supplies (2010). Most recently, her endeavors include sharing technique videos and inspiring stampers through Online Card Classes, which she co-founded with her dear friend Kristina Werner, and serving as Education Director for Hero Arts. Thanks to the high-energy classes Jennifer teaches both in-person and online, thousands of stampers all over the world have come to love stamping and cardmaking. Jennifer is both Copic and Ranger certified, which helps her take her students’ creativity to the next level.

You can currently find Jennifer’s work at Online Card Classes; at the Hero Arts blog and website and in their catalog; in Paper Crafts magazine, where she was a contributing editor (Go-To Gal); and, of course, at her own blog, Jennifer McGuire Ink. Jennifer resides in Cincinnati with her husband Ken, stepdaughter Audrey, son Colin, and daughter Lila. Her stepdaughter Kay attends college in Texas.

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Break out your stamps and inks! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and friends in creating hand-stamped cards at Online Card Classes. Each Online Card Classes class includes lifetime access to materials, including numerous how-to videos featuring loads of stamping tips and tricks. Whether you opt to participate in an interactive stamping workshop or enjoy a self-paced cardmaking experience, jumpstart your creativity with an Online Card Classes class!

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