Summer Voices | Jennifer McGuire

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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.

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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!)

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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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30 thoughts

  1. Susan Bowers

    2013-08-12 08:41:35 -0500

    Jennifer - YOU ARE BRILLIANT!! Such a fabulous video tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Eri

    2013-08-12 08:46:03 -0500

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

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  3. Tammy

    2013-08-12 09:16:08 -0500

    Good job Jennifer, I always love to watch you b/c u r so inspiring. Always bringing new things to life no matter what it is. Thank you for sharing this technique it is great.

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  4. simplypearl

    2013-08-12 09:34:02 -0500

    thank you for the tutorial jennifer. i enjoyed that and will be using those techniques today.

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  5. Sarah

    2013-08-12 10:23:52 -0500

    This was FABULOUS! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Michele

    2013-08-12 10:24:46 -0500

    Thanks. Enjoyed the tutorial.

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  7. {vicki}

    2013-08-12 10:30:37 -0500

    Jennifer....YOU ROCK!
    This is AMAZING.... You have the COOLEST ideas!

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  8. Roberta

    2013-08-12 11:33:57 -0500

    Love this! Thank you very much for the wonderful ideas - there is soooo much that can be done with this.

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  9. MelissaShim

    2013-08-12 12:05:53 -0500

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE this technique! going to do it right now!

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  10. northcarmen

    2013-08-12 15:34:51 -0500

    This is awesome -- thank you, Jennifer! :)

    Carmen.

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  11. Marilyn Bronson

    2013-08-12 17:24:16 -0500

    Love this idea and will definitely be making cards for my PL album. Thank you Jennifer.

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  12. Linda J

    2013-08-12 17:29:02 -0500

    Thank you Jennifer...this was a great video with some really fun techniques. I always learn something new with your tutorials!

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  13. KarenP

    2013-08-12 19:02:24 -0500

    I really enjoyed this video and the techniques you showed - thanks Jennifer!

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  14. Barbara

    2013-08-12 19:51:44 -0500

    Awesome! I just got all my Technique Tuesday stamps gathered in one place. This is an idea I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. J3SS1C4

    2013-08-12 23:30:46 -0500

    Love this idea, especially the different colours! I'm so going to give this a try once I get a bigger acrylic block to fit it all on

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  16. Carmen Lucero

    2013-08-13 00:24:57 -0500

    Thanks for that tutorial, Jennifer! I've done the same technique, but with a stampa majiga; I like yours very much too. The cards turned out gorgeous!!

    Carmen L

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  17. Carmen Lucero

    2013-08-13 00:26:02 -0500

    Sorry about posting again, but I had a typo on my email address.

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  18. Gela

    2013-08-13 01:21:23 -0500

    That was a super cool awesome fabulous great ..... video. I have never seen the Martha Stewart Stamp Mount. I added it to my wish list.

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  19. helen

    2013-08-13 04:23:23 -0500

    thank you so fun and wondferful result!!!!!!

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  20. Tyra

    2013-08-13 06:03:56 -0500

    beautiful! so talented :)

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  21. jenn shurkus

    2013-08-13 09:07:46 -0500

    love love love this version of cluster stamping jen! thank you for sharing :)

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  22. Kris in Alaska

    2013-08-13 11:39:27 -0500

    FABULOUS Jennifer! You keep coming up with such fab techniques and that's why I've been a fan of yours for a long time!

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  23. Karen Clinkinbeard

    2013-08-13 11:41:50 -0500

    A wonderful tutorial. Even though I don't stamp with physical stamps, I have a ton of Ali's digital stamps. I plan to try this technique in a digital format. I can see all kinds of uses for designs. Thanks so much.

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  24. Isbaha

    2013-08-14 10:46:21 -0500

    Great project !

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  25. Mary Beth

    2013-08-22 11:21:53 -0500

    Such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

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