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. What a great technique and the cards are gorgeous! Question: Did you make that clear graph positioning guide for the MISTI? That would be a very useful tool to have for the MISTI. Iliana should sell these.

  2. Such beautiful cards and for such a great cause. I am a two time breast cancer survivor. Research is the key to finding a cure for this disease.

  3. I am a breast cancer survivor as well and lost my mom to it 17 years ago. Even a male cousin has had it. Time to find a cure!!!!

    Love your work. Beautiful cards!!

  4. This is of course a very worthy cause and I like the stamp set. I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2015 and in remission early in 2016. Then in December of 2016 it was back but this time in my left lung. I’m in remission again and undergoing 12 chemo sessions. I would have loved to receive cards with those sentiments during the last two years. So often people don’t know what to say so they say nothing. That’s more wrong than saying something wrong. Thank you for championing this cause.

    Your cards are as always outstanding.

  5. Great card ideas and video. Know I’ll be using these techniques in the near future. As always, thanks for sharing.

  6. As always I love your ideas. I especially love that half of the money from this set is going to BCRA. I have several friends who have fought this battle. Some have won and some have not. It breaks my heart. I can’t really afford to purchase items like this but I did because of the cause. Thanks so much for showing me ideas and for showing love to all who you come across. God Bless you

  7. I love that someone has created a set for breast cancer, it’s beautiful and helps find a cure. I am a breast cancer survivor, my Mother survived breast cancer for years , but died last month. I have had DNA testing twice because I have a daughter and a granddaughter. It was in inclusive. I pray for everyone to be their own advocate, find it early, push the doctors to do tests. But most of all do your monthly self check & get those mammograms! Blessings!

  8. What an amazing card, hop and cause all from an amazing woman! Thanks Jennifer for all you do to always helping out others!

  9. These are absolutely stunning!! Your brilliant creations never cease to amaze me!
    I love the pink cardstock colors you used. Is there a link for those too?

  10. Gorgeous images & wonderful sentiments made into fabulous cards! You’ve really taken the technique to a new level, Jennifer–thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Gorgeous and encouraging cards. I’m sure they will uplift the spirits of the recipients. I ordered this stamp set and will be donating cards to a local cancer support group. Let’s all look forward to the day when cancer is eradicated.

  12. Love these cards! Those sentiments are so powerful! Thanks to EH for creating these beautiful stamps and donating to such a worthy cause!

  13. Your cards are beautiful. I enjoyed seeing how you made them. Thank you to Ellen Hutson and everyone involved in this fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  14. Beautiful cards, Jennifer, and a great stamp and die set from Ellen Hutson. I like that by just changing up the colors your cards could be used for other types of cancer and, as you mentioned, these cards will work for other situations as well. Thanks for another great video full of beautiful card ideas!

  15. I have family and friends who have or have had breast cancer and I’m often at a loss for words of encouragement. This stamp is perfect. As usual, you’ve given me inspiration. Your cards are beautiful.

  16. Jennifer, these cards are just gorgeous! Love the soft look of the 2nd generation and I love that you did it with layered stamps. What a fabulous set for a very worthy cause!

  17. Love, love, love these beautiful cards! From the colors to the stamps and the second generation stamping technique…just lovely! ?

  18. Absolutely gorgeous cards Jennifer! Those colors are perfect! I have always liked this technique, but never saw it with a 2nd generation piece. Adds so much interest! Love this stamp set and the fact that it’s supporting such a needed cause!
    As always thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration! Worthy cause blog hop for sure!

  19. I love this stamp and die set and the way you’ve used it here. So useful to have tips to make several cards at once and you make it look so easy!

  20. I just ordered the Ellen Hutson Courage Set & the Hero Arts Rectangular Dies.
    Awesome cards, as always.

  21. WOW…..So beautiful & such a worthy cause… I lost my Mum to cancer of the Uterus…a very aggressive cancer so we had little time to come to terms with it all…. such courageous women go through this…my Auntie for one…. Bless every person going through these times & those doing their bit for research & comforting the families involved….Thankyou again Jennifer. ..You totally rock !!!!! Pattie ??????

  22. These cards are gorgeous and what a wonderful way to stretch the set. On a side note, as a survivor, I love that this set is so encouraging but it doesn’t scream, you have cancer. ❤

  23. These cards are fantastic! I always look forward to a post from you because you teach something teach time. I can’t wait to use this in my card making. The cards you made with these stamps and dies are just beautiful!

  24. What beautiful cards!!! I am pleased to support this cause with joy. So many warriors need all of us to let them know they are never alone.

  25. B e a u t i f u l ! ! ! And such a wonderful cause! Anything that can help battle Cancer – touches my heart!

  26. B e a u t i f u l ! ! ! And such a wonderful cause! Anything that can help battle Cancer – touches my heart!

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