Hello and welcome. Today’s video is a bit different. I’ll be sharing two different methods for mass production of stamped die cuts.
I’m a big fan of making multiple cards at once and I wanted to create LOTS of stamped and die cut pieces using the Incoming Mail and Happy Mail stamp sets from Mama Elephant. (They stamp sets are *perfect* for cardmakers!) There are many methods for doing this but I found two methods that seem to work best for me and save me a lot of time. Hoping they work for you, too!
The first method is to use Press ‘N Seal, which is like a fancy saran wrap that seals when you press it down. The extra fun thing about this product? My husband is the inventor! (He works at P&G where it was developed. But no – we don’t get a kickback – lol.) After placing several images on an acrylic block, I stamped them multiple times on to pieces of white cardstock using black ink. I lined up the coordinating dies on top of the images and placed a piece of Press ‘N Seal on top. After peeling the paper away, the dies are perfectly positioned to line up with all the stamped images and make die cutting several images so much faster. I used my powder tool to remove some of the stick from the Press ‘N Seal to make it even easier to move aroudn. If you don’t have Press ‘Seal, try using post-it paper or strips of low tack tape.
The second method is to use the Press ‘N Seal with the MISTI. The MISTI is a stamp positioning tool that gives great stamping results. After placing multiple images on the door of the MISTI, I stamped them on to pieces of white cardstock once. The advantage of using a stamp positioner for this is that it will stamp in the same place every time. Therefore I can double or triple stamp the images to get crisp, black images. After die cutting the images with the coordinating with dies, I kept the negative piece and placed it in the MISTI, putting a piece of Press ‘N Seal underneath. I die cut several blank pieces using the coordinating dies and placed them into the negative piece like a puzzle. The Press ‘N Seal is a bit sticky so it holds them in place perfectly to stamp on top without shifting as many times as I want.
So… for the first method, I stamped first and then die cut. For the second method, I did the die cutting first and then the stamping. Both methods works great. I personally prefer the second method because and stamp several times to get a super dark image. I encourage you to experiment and find what works best for you!
I was able to make several cards quickly using these time-saving methods. These are a few quick cards I made (supplies linked below), but I saved the rest of the die cuts to make cards with my kids.
I have an AWESOME giveaway – a Mini MISTI stamping tool!
Today I am part of the MISTI May-nia celebration. The folks over at My Sweet Petunia (the creator of this awesome tool) are giving away a Mini MISTI on a different blog every day in May. Head HERE for more info and a list of the other blogs that are participating.
For your chance to win a Mini MISTI here on my blog, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/25/16 telling me if you ever mass produce cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.