Video: Generation Stamping + Notecard Set

Hi there! Today’s video shares generation stamping… which I used to create a set of notecards. I also show how to create a notecard gift box…

[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

I honestly don’t think I have ever had cards come together as quickly as these did. Wow. Yay for generation stamping! Studio Calico Color Theory Inks happen to work *really* well for generation stamping. (I haven’t had nearly this much success with any other ink for this technique. And good news! I have a discount code for the SC inks below.) Stamp once and get a dark image. Stamp again – without cleaning – and get a medium-shade image. Stamp a third time and get a light image. Bam! Only one ink needed… but it looks like three.

I used butterflies and greetings from the Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterfly stamp set. I liked the silver stamping that I did last week so much that I did it again for the sentiment- a combo of Hero Arts silver ink and Perfect Pearls pigment powder.

I used a variety of Studio Calico inks to make a set of cards…

I then created some matching envelopes and put them in a glitter paper box I made with my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board.

Gotta love a gift that comes together quickly!

Here are some links that may be helpful:

Have you tried generation stamping? Would love to see links to anything you have done with it.


I know many of you have purchased the new Studio Calico inks and have mentioned you love them. Yay! If you haven’t gotten them yet, I have a discount code for you. Use the code “JMSHIP” for free shipping when you buy all 12 colors of the Studio Calico Color Theory Inks all at once. Code expires 3/31/14. (Just put each ink in your cart – not the bundle.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH and for Studio Calico click on SC

43 CommentsClearly Besotted, Studio Calico, Videos

  1. Magaly

    Love the card, simple but beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dolly

    That is such a clean and nice technique! Thanks Jennifer :)

  3. Jeannine Brenner

    So pretty! Love the generation stamping and the silver sentiment! Great sparkly box to tie it all together!

  4. diana

    Simple & elegant! What a lovely gift idea with the cards and box! You provide such a great resource here for cardmakers. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  5. Christine Sudmann

    So pretty – what a lucky teacher your son has :O)

    Greetings, Christine

  6. This is very pretty. I love how the card set turned out. Such a clever idea.

  7. What a great video Jennifer. I love the generation stamping and you’ve inspired me to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration. x x

  8. Wonderful set of cards, Jennifer

  9. Joanne M

    Great idea for a wishing well gift at a wedding or baby shower.

  10. Gail

    Great set of cards and love the box…Thanks!! The silver really is striking!

  11. Randee S

    Cute cards that are CAS. The gift box to hold them is cute, too. Never thought to use glitter paper for the gift box. It is great to revisit a technique that has been around for awhile. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.

  12. Charlotte C

    Lovely card set. Thank you, Jennifer, for another great day in your craft room.

  13. These are beautiful, especially wrapped in the glittery box! Nice gift!

  14. Mary-Anne V.

    Beautiful cards. I have done generational stamping with Memento Inks but I have found that after stamping once there is no left over ink to create a medium look and sometimes nothing at all! Any tips to try with other inks other than Studio Calico?

  15. Lovely cards ..n Technique too :D !

  16. Laurie

    I find that papertreyink dye inks do well with generational stamping. Thanks for the great reminder to pull out some old techniques and polish them up a bit.

  17. Linda J

    Thank you for all the explanation you give with your videos. I have the envelope punch board and am happy to now have the instructions on how to make the box too. Your work is always inspiring!

  18. This notecard set is so simple yet so beautiful! What a perfect gift idea! And I LOVE the box you made using the Envelope Punch Board! Can’t wait to try that out!

  19. Good info to know about those inks! Thanks for another great video, loved the cards and the pretty envelope box!

  20. Love these cards. I just used the Studio Calico inks that I won here for some 2nd generation stamping the other day. They so work great! I’m loving my new inks. Thanks again!

  21. Tona

    What a fabulous card set! Anybody would be thrilled to receive this set.

  22. Lovely set, and shows that beautiful doesn’t have to be complicated.

  23. Deborah S

    Wow I have not seen this technique for ages thanks for bringing it back great gift idea thanks!

  24. Shirley L.

    Another great gift idea from Jennifer McGuire!!!! I thank you so much!I just loved what you did to the cards. Gotta get that envelope maker, too. Your son’s teacher is very lucky to have you in his class. Going to make some of these as gifts. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  25. Nancy Bowen

    Great idea to make gifts to have on hand …recipient will be thrilled that they are card worthy!! Thanks for all you do and share I appreciate you!

  26. Wow, have never heard of Generation Stamping before, thanks so much for sharing this information. I’m going to try it out right now as it looks like a lot of fun. The cards you made are beautiful and love the cardbox, very sweet!

  27. Renuka

    Awesome video. Gonna try it. Thanks :)

  28. Monica K

    Love the simple, but beautiful cards. They came just in time for some quick cards I needed to make. And also for showing how to use the envelope maker for gift boxes. Love your videos! Thank you again for sharing your talent!

  29. Gloria Reynolds

    Thanks for the fabulous incentive to order my ink pads; I can’t wait to try them. As usual, your video instruction on all things cardmaking is great…I made three boxes for my card sets already!

  30. Mdk13

    Just ordered my set of ink pads so thanks for the coupon! Can’t wait to try this technique out :)

  31. Julia

    simple and nice!

  32. Laura

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. You are such a wonderful teacher with both a gift for your art and a caring heart.

  33. Pat McCleary

    A great gift idea, Jennifer. Love the look of generation stamping. Thanks for the video.

  34. What a beautiful card set! Thank you so much for the video tutorial!

  35. Terri

    thanks for sharing your creativity!

  36. Love these cards. So simple yet so beautiful!

  37. Carol Mc

    Love the card set. I think that Butterfly stamp set is a must have for me.
    One can never have to many butterfly stamps.

    By the way – loving the swatch sets. TY

  38. I have made several of the card boxes for card sets based on your original video. Easiest and fastest method I’ve ever used. Well worth the cost of the punch board. Love the beauty and simplicity of this stamping method. Thank you!

  39. Jeannie

    Wow! I would have never guessed this was that easy!

  40. Lisa O'Neal

    Love all of your cards! They give me great incentive to try some on my own!

  41. Aide Mancera

    Hello Jennifer as always I love all your art…please can you tell me if another ink brand could work for this technique? Thanks…God bless you.

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