Stretch Your Stamps 2

Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

NOTE: This class was offered some time ago. Many of the products used on card samples might not currently be available. While the techniques are still relevant, we understand the frustration of not being able to acquire the exact same supplies. Because of this, we have permanently reduced the class price.


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Taught By:

Jennifer McGuire
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Kristina Werner
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Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Debby Hughes, and friends, to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started! In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills.

Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes:

  • 30+ videos with cards!
  • 10+ cards with step-by-step photos!
  • We will be using 9 specific stamp sets in class. All cards feature one of the 9 stamp sets. Student DO NOT need the specific stamps. See the Supply List area below for more info.
  • PDFs with written instructions that you can print and have on-hand.
  • A forum for discussion between students and teachers (Now closed, but archived for your reference. Lots of questions and answers in the forum).
  • A student gallery to show your work! (Now closed, but archived for your reference).
  • A well-paced schedule with videos and additional examples on alternating days.

NOTE: You DO NOT need to take Stretch Your Stamps 1 to enjoy this class. Stretch Your Stamps 2 has all new videos, cards, and ideas!

  • Types of stamps explored in class:
  • Background Stamps
  • Reverse Background Stamps
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Sentiment Stamps
  • Outline Stamps
  • Graphic Stamps
  • Floral Stamps
  • Floral Builder Stamps

Guest Artists

We are searching long and hard to bring you the most knowledgeable guest artists. We will be soon adding to this list, but some of our regular guests will be joining us for sure, including:

  • Dawn Woleslagle
  • Donna Mikasa
  • Jean Manis
  • Jennifer Rzasa
  • Joy Taylor
  • Julie Ebersole
  • Kathy Racoosin
  • Kelly Marie Alvarez
  • Kelly Rasmussen
  • Kryssi Ng
  • Laura Bassen
  • Laura Sterckx
  • Laurie Willison
  • Lisa Spangler
  • Marion Vagg
  • Melania Deasy
  • Nichol Magouirk
  • Shari Carroll
  • Stephanie Klauck
  • Taheerah Atchia
  • Tami Hartley
  • Tasnim Ahmed
  • Yana Smakula

Class Content

Class lessons, PDF instructions, and videos are provided in English. At this time, videos are not subtitled or captioned. We hope to provide this in the future.

When you register for class, you have LIFETIME access to all Stretch Your Stamps 2 videos, PDFs, and class materials.

Whether it’s next week, next year, or three years down the road, as a registered student you will still be able to log in to Stretch Your Stamps 2 for inspiration.

Class Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: The dates for class have changed. (updated May 28, 2014)
Day 1 – Background & Reverse Background Stamps
Day 2 – More Background & Reverse Background Stamps
Day 3 – Alphabet & Sentiment Stamps
Day 4 – More Alphabet & Sentiment Stamps
Day 5 – Outline Stamps
Day 6 – More Outline Stamps
Day 7 – Graphic Stamps
Day 8 – More Graphic Stamps
Day 9 – Floral & Floral Builder Stamps
Day 10 – More Floral & Floral Builder Stamps
Day 11 – Play Day!
Wrap Up – Giveaway Winners announced

In Stretch Your Stamps 2, we will be using a wide variety of products to create beautiful cards. But, as the name says, in this class, we’re focusing on stretching your stamps! Throughout class, we will be looking at ten different types, styles, or categories of stamps and the many ways you can put them to good use in your card making.

Below is the list of “featured stamps” for Stretch Your Stamps 2—the specific stamps the instructors will be using. You do not necessarily need these stamps! You can always use stamps you have on hand that fit the style or category. For example, you may have different collage, border, or sentiment stamps on hand that you can use with the techniques we demonstrate in class. (Detailed supply lists for all products used on each project will be provided in class.) We hope that the ideas and techniques for each stamp type inspire you to get more out of similar stamps that you may have on hand. What a great way to stretch your stamps and shop your stash!

In our supply lists, after each product listed, you will find links to three of our favorite online retailers: SSS (Simon Says Stamp), EH (Ellen Hutson), and IE (Inspiration Emporium). We also encourage you to call your local craft stores as many of them carry these great products, too.

Please watch the video below for info on the stamps featured in class:

Featured Stamps:

Tim Holtz Reverse Damask Stamp
(SSS | EH | IE)
Hero Arts Highline Ironwork Background Stamp
(SSS | EH | IE)
My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings Stamp Set
(SSS | EH | IE)
Lawn Fawn Milos ABCs Stamp Set
(SSS | EH | IE)
Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamps
(SSS | EH)
WPlus9 Spring Blooms Stamp Set
(SSS | EH)
Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 Stamp Set
(SSS | EH | IE)
Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds Stamp Set
(SSS | EH | IE)
Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers Stamp Set
Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday Hello Friend Stamp Set
(SSS | EH | IE)

Class Type Class Dates Class Price
Independent N/A $12.50