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Video: Mass-Producing Cards with MISTI Tool + GIVEAWAY

Hi! Today I wanted to share a video showing how the MISTI stamping tool is very helpful when mass-producing cards with lots of stamping layers…

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So both my mom and mother-in-law have birthdays on Christmas Eve. Every year I try (“try” being the key word) to create sets of notecards for them as gifts. And since I was already making two sets, I decided to make a third for a friend and a few for me. Sixty cards in total! To make things a little more crazy, I had my heart set on using the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set. This is one of my all-time favorite sets, but it requires several layers of stamping, which is tough with sixty cards. However, with the MISTI stamping tool, I was able to make them all in one day and decided to film the process to share with you.

For the “key” to layering the stamps in the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set, check out THIS post. It takes out all the guess work! For each rose, I started with the my lightest color and the biggest of the layered images. I then stamped the additional layers on top, using a darker ink each time. I’m just blown away with the realistic look of these roses!

Here are the colors inks I used. If you don’t have a light, medium, and dark ink… no worries! Try double stamping the lightest ink to achieve a darker look… or use a light grey ink for the dark layer. Any ink would work here!

  • Pinks: Hero Arts Bubblegum, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Hero Arts Raspberry Jam
  • Peaches: WPlus9 Sweet Nectar, Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef, Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange
  • Orange: Hero Arts Soft Vanilla (double stamped), Hero Arts Butter Bar, Hero Arts Soft Apricot
  • Yellows: Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine
  • Greens: Simon Says Stamp Green Apple, Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf, My Favorite Things Gumdrop Green Hybrid
  • Blues: WPlus9 Lake House, Hero Arts Cornflower, Hero Arts Stone Wash
  • Purples: Hero Arts Soft Purple, My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Hybrid, Hero Arts Grape Juice

Since I stamped various greetings on each piece that are different sizes, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles Die and die cut each panel to center the greeting.

I created card bases from Avery Elle’s Silver Fox Cardstock and stamped them with a diagonal striped background stamp using some Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp. (You can remove the foam insert in the MISTI tool and use cling stamps in it as well.) I also stamped a few hearts from the Tons of Hearts Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and used my Wink of Stella to add some shine. I placed the cards in a clear box with matching envelopes. I think this is a thoughtful gift that is fun to make!

OTHER MISTI VIDEOS

From this video, you can see that the MISTI stamp tool is an awesome one. I really like using it for mass-producing these cards, but you can also fix mistakes easily since it lines up images perfectly. I also have a hard time stamping my sentiments straight and this tool has helped me so much. Here are a few more videos showing the MISTI in action:

NOTE: You can get the MISTI tool from two places – My Sweet Petunia and Simon Says Stamp. My Sweet Petunia is the creator (and kind genius) and sells the tool for $50. Because of the high demand, sometimes there is a wait for shipping. (She is working very hard to get them out… but LOTS of people are wanting to get their hands on one!) Simon Says Stamp sells the MISTI at a higher price since it isn’t available at complete wholesale pricing. However, they have some in stock and you can add it in with other products and get $7.99 off orders of $75 ore more with the code SAVE799. It’s nice to have options! And keep in mind – these tools are my in the USA.

By the way – as always – I wasn’t asked to do this video. I just really love the MISTI tool. In fact, I like it so much that I ordered two more to share with my kiddos and friends. 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Since I love the MISTI tool so much, I decided to order yet another to give to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 2/19/15 letting me know if you have ever created card sets to give as gifts. Would love to hear any tips you have! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

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1,575 thoughts on “Video: Mass-Producing Cards with MISTI Tool + GIVEAWAY”

  1. YES! I have made card sets as gifts. The recipients are always so pleased to have them! But I’ve never given them in the clear plastic box you use. That would work better than the ribbon ties I’ve used. Do you have a source for them where I could order? I always enjoy your tutorials. You’re such a professional! Thanks for your efforts and clear explanations.

  2. Love your videos. Would love to own a Misti. Thanks for showing how to create these beautiful note cards using it. Yes, I have given cards as gifts. Christmas 2015, I gave a box of four cards as hostess gifts to all dinners my husband and I attended.
    Thanks, Rita

  3. I really enjoy your videos on you tube. You use tools and techniques that are new to me. Years ago, I was an avid stamper. Sadly, after the deaths of two loved ones the first month I to a new job I just stopped. Finding you on you tube is igniting my desire to craft again. My start is Valentine gift tags. ‘ Have courage, be kind’ and pay it forward will be written on post its attached to the gift tags. The receiver can enjoy it and reuse it! Something you inspired. Yours truly, Debra Adams

  4. Your videos are truly inspiring and it really motivates me to start making cards for friends and relatives! Especially living in this era where everything is so dependant on electronics and are ubiquitous, making handmade cards just brings back the old school nostalgic days. I am sure whoever the recipient is would be pleased and surprised to receive such awesome cards. I don’t own a MISTI stamping tool and only relying on acrylic blocks so it is kinda tedious but it is still worth even though a MISTI would definitely provide convenience. Therefore, I hope I can win the MISTI and bring more handmade kindness to the people in Singapore. (I’m a Singaporean by the way!)
    Thanks & Regards,
    Ryan

  5. Hello Jennifer! Although I am new to card making, your blog and you tube videos have touched my heart. I cannot wait to send cards to the people I’ve loved through out my amazing journey from the east coast to the west and back again. I would love to make sets of cards to give as gifts and also let long time friends know that they are loved. I would be delighted to win the MISTI stamping tool. Your negative coloring video was so inspiring. I’m a retired art teacher and it’s time to put creative efforts to work in a ways that say “I Love You!”. Please enter me in your drawing. And please keep creating. You are an inspiration. Thank you. Gail

  6. After viewing the video on Misti and reading comments, I believe a Misti would greatly add to by ability for cardmaking. Have had to give up a variety of crafts due to eyesight problems and hand tremors and cramping. Sometimes stamping is difficult as I like “perfection” and cannot always get the placement where I would like it to be. I need to get back to cardmaking on a regular basis, as surgery on my arm cut my ties with creativity and I truly miss it. Thank you for your website and info sharing. Pam Bostwick

  7. Haven’t made any card sets YET to give away. I was hoping to get a MISTI to use for streamlining the production of the wedding invitations for my son’s & his fiancee’s wedding and also to make card sets as prizes for their bridal shower.

  8. I am fairly new to making cards. I do plan on making Thank you sets for all my friends that are demonstrators for the direct sales home based businesses. I plan on matching the card to the theme of the business. Thank you for all the wonderful videos. I have learn soooo much from you.

  9. I love making cards to give away. They make such wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts. I can really see how the Misti would be a valuable tool in making multiple sets. Thanks so much for purchasing a Misti as a give away.

  10. OMGoodness! When I mass-produce (360+ for ministry supporters) cards, I am such a perfectionist, I have ended up stamping, scanning and printing my images just to make sure I have gotten what I’ve wanted where I’ve wanted it. But that has taken the subtlety out of the finished look. This tool would make the WHOLE process easier to anticipate and accomplish. What a wonder! Want one!! Thank you for the demo.

  11. Thank you for this wonderful video. I am new to this and hope you can let me know what is the card size of the grey card? Thank you.

  12. Really like your work using the misti. I never made cards in a set but i have made them one at a time. If i won the tool it would inspire me to made card sets.

  13. I just seen your video, and was super impressed! I need to go back to the site and see if you had listed where I might be able to purchase the ‘MISTI Stamp Tool’? I so appreciated your very organized video, I will be looking for more of yours to gain pointers and instruction.
    Thank You so much,
    Gwenn

  14. Dear Jennifer,
    Today is my birthday and I am getting some crafting supplies! I had a couple of questions regarding the MISTI tool. It is my hope that you will please email me with a quick response, since I am giving my husband my wishlist and off to the computer he will go to place orders.

    1. Can wood based stamps be used with a MISTI? I was gifted with over 1,000 beautiful and varied wood block stamps with red rubber, deeply cut images.

    2. Have you ever tried using a double sided tape to attach a wood stamp to the MISTI to make 20-50 cards? I don’t want the MISTI to get gooped up! I have several different adhesives, and could get another if you think it works. I love to use stamps in a variety of ways but almost never get them straight. I want to make many gift card sets for holiday gifts with matching cards, but different sentiments, and also make baskets with card sets in them for fundraiser donations.

    3. I wonder if the stamps, about 3/4″ – 1″ think would be able to reach the paper to ink it up if we thought of a way to attach it to the MISTI. I am only buying the clear pliable stamps now, but I want to use some of my wood stamps also. I will be donating a lot of the wood stamps to people.

    I really appreciate your getting back to me as soon as you possibly can. I will be thrilled with even a one sentence email Jennifer.

    It is late at night/ early morning and I can not read the typing or the keys to check for spelling. I hope you will please forgive typos and auto-cotrect on my cell phone and share your thoughts and experience with me, please.

    Most Sincerely,
    Traci Starkweather
    [email protected]
    321-279-6745

    p.s. if you can, please delete the phone number or the whole comment if necessary.

  15. I’ve been stamping since 1999 and yes I’ve made gift sets. I will work on cards all year the old way, one card at a time. I don’t always have the ability to mass produce beyond a few a day and with grandsons and a grand kitty I’m not able to just leave everything out for the next day. With all that said I am brand new to YouTube even though it’s been out for a while. I’m so slow catching up with technology. I’ve been interested in getting a MISTI and all videos are more research material. Now I’m well past the giveaway deadline but wanted to say TY for the tips. When I get a MISTI I will already be a pro out of the box.

  16. I haven’t made card sets to give as gifts yet, but watching your video to see how quickly they can be made using the Misti may just inspire me enough to try this!

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