Video: Flip-It Stamping + Studio Calico Discount Code + Giveaway!

Hello! Today’s video shows a quick and easy birthday card featuring flip-it stamping… where you stamp with the backside of a clear stamp. I also have a great discount code for over at Studio Calico that gets you their newest card kit for only $10! (See below.)

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails below. To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

You know me – I love to use stamps in creative ways. Here, I took a stamp set with graphic images and used them to create candles! I picked the “Make a Wish” sentiment from the newest Studio Calico Hello, Hello Card Kit and stamped with the backside of the sentiment to create the candle itself. (I call this “flip it stamping” since “backside stamping” sounded a bit inappropriate. LOL. You can do this with any symmetrical stamp to create a backdrop or shadow for the regular image. This works great with many sentiments which often have a rectangular backside. I also like it with circle, heart and star images.) I then white heat embossed the greeting on top and stamped “flames” with the leaf from the stamp set.

In the video, I share my favorite tip for fixing images that don’t stamp entirely. Fantastix are perfect for this. They are firm foam-like tools that are great for applying little areas of ink. I love them with any ink, but especially the Hero Arts Shadow Inks I used here. (You can see another video using Fantastix HERE and HERE. And I talked to SSS – they will have more of these in stock today!)

Oh and that awesome “friend” die? Wow. So intricate and lovely. That is new and exclusive to Studio Calico. (I also like their “happy” and “thanks” dies. I think some of these are sold out but they said they will be getting more soon.) I layered up 4 of white die cuts and topped it with glitter paper.

In the video, I also showed a second card using another new stamp set from Studio Calico. I kept this one simple and just colored around it with Copic Markers.


The kind folks over at Studio Calico are offering a great deal just for my readers! If you have been interested in trying out the Studio Calico Card Kits, now is the time. (I am loving them more and more each month. Such good stuff!)  Here is the deal: Start a Card Subscription with Hello, Hello Card Kit and receive your first month for $10! Use the promo code “JMCJUNE” before 11:59pmEST on 6/26/14. (Valid only with a Hello, Hello Card Kit Subscription in your cart. Not valid on previous purchases. Must enter code at checkout. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes. This offer is valid while supplies last.)


I have a bundle of fun Studio Calico products for a lucky reader. For your chance, leave a comment by 11:59pmEST on 6/6/14. Good luck!

(I will be back to announce other giveaway winners soon. My assistant has been busy with sick kids and end-of-year school projects. Oh – and by the way – *I* am my own assistant. LOL.)

See you soon!


Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below the picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Studio Calico (SC), and Amazon (AMZ)…





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646 CommentsCopic Coloring, Die Cutting, Hero Arts, Studio Calico, Videos

  1. Joyce Gouwens

    Thanks for all your great ideas!

  2. You always share so many great ideas! I just love to watch your videos for inspiration… thanks too, for a chance to win! Hope everyone is back to normal at your house … sick bay is no fun for anyone!

  3. Michelle

    What a neat trick! Thanks for sharing so many tips and tricks to stretch out our stamps.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Sue

    Absolutely awesome! When trying to get inspirations for distress inks besides Tim Holtz, I just happened to find videos of your techniques. And no matter I like Tim, I find your creations and, especially videos, more inspiring and creative. Though I have to admit not being much round the scrapweb too often, I really think you oughta have a creator’s award. I am going to spread word round about your capabilities in Germany. Thanks for sharing your skills with beginners like me.
    Have a nice day!

  5. Debbie E.

    I just started buying the Tim Holtz distress inks and because of your recommendation I bought the Hero Hues line. I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sandra ltb

    never cease to amaze me …. love your cards!
    Sandra ltb

  7. Pam S.

    Wow–the flip side stamping has opened up a world of new stamps from old ones. Thank you so much for sharing your discovery. Love it. The new SC stamp sets are really unique and versatile.

  8. Your work is very creative! You are mi idol!

  9. Love this card! Always love watching your videos – they are so very appreciated!! thanks for all the amazing work you do :)

  10. Cara. Cawthon

    I enjoy watching your videos! You have so many great ideas!

  11. Wow! This is an awesome way to double your stamps! Thank you for the great tip and the wonderful giveaway.

  12. Ying

    Love the birthday card!

  13. Yvonne Irish

    I love the way you use your supplies! Love your cards and techniques. Hope your kids are feeling better :)

  14. Love your cards but the candle one is my fav! Love how it has the make a wish wording in the candles themselves, the colors are great, and I love the friend cut out too. Awesome!

  15. Cindy Brooks

    I love the way you make simple ideas into fabulous cards!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  16. Jennifer D

    You definitely have been blessed with a special talent. You look at stamps sets and just see them differently. I learn so much from your videos. Thanks!

  17. Maybe you should get an assistant, your world has gotten so big. I have gotten into Studio Calico myself this month, so fun to see your card.

  18. Such a fun idea I am hoping to try this soon

  19. thanks for sharing and a chance to win

  20. Jill Steele

    Jen- love all your videos…you are an amazing teacher. I would love to win some Studio Calico products from your giveaway!

  21. Lynda Garcia

    Love all your videos, they teach me so many new tricks.

  22. Lee Defries

    I just love your cards and ideas I am just getting started again after many years so this would be a great prize.

  23. Connie Brooks

    Could you please do a video on two,different inks for me? I am unclear about the shadow inks and what they do or how I would use them. Also, chalk inks. What and how does one use them. I am familiar with dye inks, pigment inks, and distress inks. Your help would be appreciated.
    Kind regards

  24. Ana Emília

    Such a nice kit and awesome cards!!!

  25. Connie Brooks

    Jennifer…I am. 69 yr old card-maker and have scrapbooking for 14 years. Just started card making within the last year. I would love to win the drawing for Studio Calico products. Thankmyoumfor all you do for all of us.

  26. Deepika Garg

    Love the cards here. You inspire me everytime to think out of the box. Would love to win and try the products with some inspiration from you.

  27. isabel

    Thanks for the chance, i adore SC !

  28. Jamie

    I am a brand new scrapper.. I am just getting started with Project life and card making. This would be a perfect way to start a stash!

  29. Nancy

    Jennifer, Keep the videos coming! I just love all the innovative ideas you share with us – I look forward to your how-to’s every day.

  30. This is fast, quick and GORGEOUS card! Love the video…. Thank you for always inspiring us!

  31. Awesome! I didn’t know you could stamp with the back of clear stamps.

  32. Teresa

    I love Studio Calico, especially their recent stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Dawna Leitzke

    Love your style

  34. Such a pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Deborah Stout

    Jennifer. I learn so much from watching you. Love your advise and videos!! Thanks

  36. Deborah Stout

    I don’t have any copics. But I see Stampin up is combing out w alcohol markers. Could you compare all three companies. Copic, noir or Stampin up?

  37. Glorie

    Great idea Jennifer :)

  38. Tricia

    Hi there – I just found your youtube channel and I am loving all your tips and tricks. Thanks so much for the informative videos… I have subscribed and I’ll be poking through your blog next. Thanks for sharing your talent and great ideas! ~Tricia

  39. Cherie L

    Love, love love these cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  40. I will have to look for the fantastics.

  41. Pat Boggs

    What a cool idea. I would never have thought you could do that. It works though. Keep up the creativity.

  42. Just signed up for the monthly subscription. Very Exciting :)

  43. Madeline Rains

    I have just discovered studio calico and am in love. THanks for the chance to win goodies from them, and for all of your amazing tutorials.

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