January Lesson of the Month – New Format

PicMonkey CollageWelcome to the new and improved Lesson of the Month! I have been offering my Lessons of the Month for over a year now.  As my students know, the cards I create are labor intensive, filled with details, paper snipping, and use some pretty cool techniques.  In fact, I love that my PDF lessons are more than just product lists and dimensions.  They are filled with theory and helpful hints, too.  But the task of creating 90 sample cards each month was overwhelming.  I decided if I was going to be able to continue to offer my lessons, I was going to have to make some changes, or teach the Boxers how to stamp.  Since I seriously doubted Muffy, Brody and Lexi were going to be much help in that respect, I revamped  my lessons.

IMG_6299Not much is changing…you still receive a stamp set,  a comprehensive tutorial with full color pictures, and three videos.  It is still like stampin’ with me in my kitchen!  What is different is you will only receive one completed sample…but you WILL receive the “makings” to make all three cards.  You will need to use your new stamp, inks, and adhesives,  but I will supply you with pre-cut cardstock and designer paper, as well as punched items.  How fun will it be for you to stamp and assemble while reading your tutorial and watching the video!

Card #1:  Faux Gilding Technique

Gilding CollageThe sentiment is embossed with gold. One of the mats is Brushed Gold cardstock.

Lesson Focus:
1. Faux gilding technique

Card #2: Bokeh Beauty

Bokeh CollageLesson Focus:
1. Bokeh technique

Card #3: Lovely Layers

Layer Collage Lesson Focus:
1.  Coloring techniques with Blendabilities, Blender Pens, and inks

What this month’s lesson includes….

  • Butterfly Basics Stamp Set in photopolymer  (137154, $23.95).  If you already have this set, I will gladly substitute another stamp set at the same value, $23.95 or less.  IF you prefer wood or clear, I can adjust the price of the class accordingly.
  • 1 Completed Sample Card.  The sample card this month is Card #1: The Gilded Beauty.
  • Pre-cut cardstock, pre-cut designer series paper, ribbon and twine for you to make one of each design.  You will need to use your own new stamps, inks, adhesives, and pearls.
  • A step-by-step PDF tutorial which contains a product list with item numbers, cutting dimensions, helpful hints and plenty of pictures to guide you along the way.
  • A private video for each card, for a total of three videos.  On lucky days, you may hear a Boxer or two!
  • And don’t forget, for every third lesson in which you participate, you receive a bonus gift from me valued between $3.95 and $6.95.

The cost for all of this is $34.95.  Are you ready to enroll this month? Just send an email to ann@thestampinschach.com. I will send you a PayPal invoice within 24 hours.  This month’s deadlines are:

Deadline for signing up:  January 27, Noon CST
PDFs will be mailed out by January 28
Private Video Links will be emailed by January 30th
Your Stamp Set will be mailed to you within 1 business day after I receive them from Stampin’ Up!
Card Packet will be mailed to you with your stamp set
Card Samples will be mailed to you as they are completed

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me. Until next time…



  1. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh wow, these are stunning! I have no idea of what the technique of card #2 is but it looks good! Card #3 is stunning and what a way to learn – coloring with you!

  2. Thank you for sharing these techniques with us, your readers and fans. Love the pics too! Your dogs are so sweet and we, at least myself, loves to see and read about them!

  3. Your cards are lovely. I am a Demo, so is there any way I could just purchase your pdf tutorials? I am Hobby Demo and I just make cards to send to others. I don’t do any classes. Thanks for your consideration.

  4. Oh wow MsAnn, your just so good , I love your style!!! And those BABYS of yours are so cute and lovely !! Love them ,
    Tfs ,
    Hugs , casing is on my way

  5. Ann
    Wow… all three are gorgeous! You certainly put in a LOT of work for your club. Even going to ONE completed card is generous… you already give the instructions. and I know how long it takes to make up kits, but you give them videos too!!! Wowzer. You are soooooooo generous! They must LOVE having you in their kitchens!

  6. Gorgeous looking samples! Glad for you that you have lessened your monthly challenge…..!

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