Showing posts from October, 2023

Mint Stamp Machine by Silhouette

 Come and make a stamp with me! I haven't used my stamp making machine in quite some time.  My husband is a Special Ed teacher and he asked me today if Amazon sold custom stamps and I laughed and said, your wife does! He couldn't believe that I could make stamps!  haha so I designed a stamp for him to use for his teacher passes etc. The supply list is really all Silhouette branded items as for the stamp maker I feel theirs come out best.  I have seen others use reinkers from your current collection and they work. Supplies Silhouette Mint Machine Silhouette Mint stamp kit, I chose the 15x60 mm set Silhouette reinkers I designed the stamp in the Mint software that comes with the machine. We have beetles so he wanted a beetle on his stamp. You simply feed the stamp blank into the machine and the machine accepts it and makes your stamp in seconds. You adhere the stamp blank on the block it comes with.  Then you want to put ink onto the pad directly on the im

Come Use a MISTI With Me!

  Come and use a MISTI with me! Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented (that is what MISTI stands for) Out of all the stamping tools I have used, I prefer the MISTI. There are several similar items on the market and if you have a different brand, use it.  MISTI was the first brand to come out with this type of stamping tool.  A few of my Best Friends got together for my 40th birthday and gifted me my MISTI.  I have the 8.5x11 inch version and I LOVE it.  I prefer to stamp with it.  I love that if I do not get a clear image the first time, I can go back and reink it.  I do not know everything about using a MISTI but I will show you how I use it. A few things you can do with the MISTI or any stamping platform: Layering Stamps Perfect impressions Mass Producing cards Stamping on die cuts (after you have cut them) Large Stamps, background stamps, solid stamps easily Cleaning your misti, I have had good luck with the stampin up cleaner and have had no issues with my screen printed grid comi

Come use the Brother Scan N Cut with me!

 Come use the Brother Scan N Cut with me! I have not blogged in a while.  I have been crafting and maybe just having too much crafting fun and not documenting it as much as I should. Okay, To start off......I know I am crazy!  I have quite a few cutting machines.  I have the Silhouette Portrait 3 and 4, Cameo 4 and 5 on the way, and Curio, the Cricut Maker, (just got rid of the Joy), and now I am the proud owner of a Brother Scan N Cut SDX85 which is known for its scanning abilities.   I decided to try a few projects today.  There will be so much more to come but wanted to get this blog out! I want to start out by saying that I love the PixScan mat feature with my Silhouette Cameo and Portrait but......Wow, the Scan N Cut just sucks up the mat, scans the mat, produces a cut file, and cuts it out for you all within the machine.  BTW it knows the thickness of your paper amd sets the blade itself.  If you are a person that doesn't LOVE technology and has a hard time with computers, th