Second Generation Stamping + BCRF Fundraiser Blog Hop

Welcome back! Today I wanted to revisit the technique of second generation stamping… with a twist! I am also a part of an amazing and very powerful blog hop to support a good cause.

I am switching things around today and first talking about the purpose of this post… and then will share the video and projects.


Today I am incredibly honored to be a part of the UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser Blog Hop.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In honor of their three amazing mothers, my friends Chaitali, Julie and Ellen have teamed up to create this beautiful Courage Stamp & Die Set. This is a wonderful way for them to make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives… and to actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. The Courage Stamp & Die Set is gorgeous…

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink
Many of us have been or are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer. So let’s join together! After much research Ellen’s team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research FoundationBCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF, please visit their website HERE.

$25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Amazing, isn’t it?


I hope that you can join us to help in any way you are able. You can donate, stamp, share, create, and more. Please visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how… and to follow their progress.

We can do this!!!! I have lost too many people to breast cancer, as I am sure many of you have. Let’s make it stop!

I appreciate you being a part of this. And now… on to the project using this fabulous set!


Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire InkW

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I really like to make cards that I call “2-for-1″… cards created with a technique that creates more than one card at a time. Today I used second generation stamping.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the flowers from the new Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die Set on one panel and then stamped it again on another panel without reinking. This gives a second generation look that is much lighter. And since I stamped with my MISTI, the images are in the same place on both. I then used the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Dies to die cut rectangles from the center of both pieces. That way I am able to swap the centers. On this card, I used the first generation on the outside, and the second generation on the inside. And the floral pattern lines up! The sentiment is from the same Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die Set.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example with the same look… with the lighter second generation piece in the center. Because the piece is light, I am able to stamp a sentiment on it and it stays visible. (Be sure to watch the video to better understand this technique!)

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way, all the ink colors I used are listed in the thumbnails below.

Isn’t it great how the flowers line up across the whole card? Oh, and all of the sentiments are from the same Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die Set.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the card below on the left, I skipped the center floral piece and just white heat embossed a sentiment.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Next I have several cards using the second generation frames. These have such a soft look to them. The second generation images are not perfect, but give a soft, artsy look that is lovely.

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I made this one a bit brighter by using a brighter cardstock background. There are so many ways you can use this technique!

Second Generation Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


The next person on the blog hop is Heather Messon. Just head HERE. (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog HERE.)


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below.

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82 thoughts on “Second Generation Stamping + BCRF Fundraiser Blog Hop”

  1. Such beautiful cards and an amazing set. Its the kind of set every card maker needs in their stash!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your cards and the BCRF information. I have so many friends and relatives who will appreciate the sentiments from these stamps and was glad I could support such a worthy cause.

  3. Your work is beautiful as always, Jennifer, and so is the stamp and die set. Sorry I can’t afford to buy it, though! I appreciate that it’s for a good cause. I am a breast cancer survivor and can the sentiments are wonderful!

  4. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. I love your videos and style. We definitely need more reasearch. I have lost way too many friends and family. I will be buying this set right now!

  5. Stunning cards Jennifer! I had to rush right over and buy this set and support the cause. Hugs, Brenda

  6. Many have lost that battle, but many are beating it and going on to live full lives. Research matters, I am one of those who beat it because of early diagnosis. Thanks so much for being part of this effort.

  7. I love these cards and the technique. I am making sets of cards for a fundraiser basket. This will be a great technique to use. The stamps are awesome too!

  8. Fabulous cards. I lost a friend to breast cancer last year. It’s a cause close to my heart.

  9. Such beautiful cards Jennifer, a must buy for the sentiments will give encouragement and support to all who suffer. Just lost a very dear friend.

  10. What an absolutely gorgeous set of cards Jennifer. This might be my favourite set you have ever done with stamp layering! Just love all your techniques and designs. The stamp set is wonderful, and a fantastic cause. Congratulations to Ellen Hutson for doing this for all those who are battling any condition ❤️❤️❤️

  11. This is beautiful. I have experienced and beat CANCER 4 times over the past 25 years. Have FAITH, HOPE, and lots of patience and COURAGE to all that are fighting this fight. LOVE this stamp set, as we encourage one another as we limp along this path.

  12. Powerful sentiments & a generous donation per set. Their Mothers would be proud…

  13. Thank you for the information and suggestions on how to support this cause. I appreciate it. The pink cards are just so pretty and feel so calming/soothing. Great color idea for a card supporting someone who is going through a rough time.

  14. What a beautiful set of cards! I always learn so much from you. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and techniques!

  15. Just stunning, Jennifer.You truly made this wonderful set shine. I’ve ordered mine & am so anxious for it to arrive. Your video was amazing & I’m looking forward to trying this technique. Thanks so much.

  16. LOVE! The creativity involved in these cards is amazing! This post will be saved as a ‘favorite’ so I can revisit from time to time. And a great cause to get involved in. Thanks to all you creative ladies .

  17. What beautiful cards! This is a gorgeous stamp set and you’ve done so much with it! Thanks for showing us this technique, stamp set and your cards. It’s wonderful that this is raising funds for such a worthwhile group.

  18. I’m absolutely in love with these gorgeous cards! They are all so beautiful and I’m excited about this awesome technique. Also I love the Stamp Set you used and hope that many many people will buy this and help to win the fight against breast cancer.

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  20. Hi Jennifer,
    When this set came out I purchased it immediately!! Seeing the positive messages for those who are having health issues and the beautiful cards you made was inspiring. However, once I got the set ,life happened and it sat in my craft room untouched until I read your entry about the Card Making Therapy Blog Hop, which I hopped through all of the ladies included in the Blog Hop. It moved me to take this set out and craft instead of feeling down. I had the best crafting day I’ve had in a long time, spirits high, experimenting with color, trying out Second Generation Stamping technique and making some beautiful cards!!! Jennifer, you will never know how your blog affects people lives, not just in the day your publish them, but in the future. Bless you.

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