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VIDEO: Introduction to Minc Machine + GIVEAWAY

Hi! I am *finally* here with an introduction to the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine. I am glad I waited because some newer products are available that I would recommend. This is such a fun way to add foil to your craft projects.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

The above video shares a lot of info – I recommend watching it for all the details. However, here are some things I wanted to point out:

  • Both the large and mini Minc Machines are great. For cardmakers, I recommend the mini since it costs less. However, I use the large machine a lot for 8×10 prints for my craft room and gifts.
  • There are many foils out there. I like the Thermoweb’s Deco Foil (thick and easy to use) and Heidi Swapp’s Minc foils (pretty colors). You can also use the newer foils from WOW. (They have a few unique colors and even white foil – so cool.)
  • In the video, I show how to foil a stamped image. You may need to play around with the Minc setting and cardstock shims (as I showed) depending on the powder, cardstock weight and image you use. But it is worth the experimenting! I have found the inexpensive WOW Bonding Powder works great, but you can try any “sticky” powder or clear embossing powder.
  • Try a setting of 3 or 4 when applying foil to cardstock. Some cardstocks are thicker and need the higher 4 setting.
  • You can see all the cool and inexpensive papers, products and accessories that the Minc Machine has HERE.
  • Don’t have the money for a machine? You can use foils with double sided tape – as I show in a video HERE.
  • If you want to print your own toner paper on a laser printer, click HERE. Just download and print.

Next, be sure to go over to Kristina Werner’s blog. She has a follow-up to my video… showing how to create awesome projects with foil along with some great downloads.

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! I have 3 rolls of foil to get your started in a foiling addiction. (You can use them without a machine – as I show in the video HERE.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/11/15 telling me if you have tried foiling yet. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, be sure to watch my Instagram and Facebook pages – I will be giving away some foil prints that I have made.

HEIDI SWAPP

The Minc Machine is a product created by Heidi Swapp. Although I don’t know her well, I have known her for years. (I started out in scrapbooking 15 years ago.) Recently, Heidi lost her son to suicide. I highly recommend reading her brave post HERE. Depression is so very real, unfair, and terrifying. My prayers are with their family. If you would like to send a card to them, please check the info HERE. ##

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785 thoughts on “VIDEO: Introduction to Minc Machine + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Loved your video so much I went out and bought a minc that night and love it. Can’t wait to use toner paper and die cuts with this machine. Would love to get a good collection of foil. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    I’m very interested in trying the foil technique. I would love to win these foils. I’ve seen a couple videos and now with Heidi’s mind machine it should be so much easier. Thanks for the opportunity. No, I haven’t tried the foiling yet.

  3. Hi Jennifer
    I can’t believe that hot foil is back in fashion and I just recently received a hot foil machine from a very good friend, so I am so glad of your video thank you so much.
    Denise xx

  4. I have not tried foiling yet and love the look of it but not sure if I want to get into that at least yet,I love all of your foiling and others but have so much other stuff right now to use.

  5. Hi….I would love to try the foil technique…..winning the foil will help me get started! Thanks for all your great videos!

  6. Thanks for sharing this video; the Minc Machine looks awesome! I have tried foiling on a card using the laminating technique from your previous video. I just love this look and want to make a lot more cards and other decorations with foiling! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  7. I just purchased a Minc and I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can start foiling! I am a golden girl for sure!! Love that shine.

  8. I have used foil with a laminator a couple of times, with mixed results. May have to try the Minc Mini! (My mom would probably say, “Great. Another tool???” LOL) Thanks for all the info, and for the great giveaway! πŸ™‚ ~ Andrea

  9. Never used foil before but after checking out your videos I am really interested. Thinking about getting the Minc Machine with some birthday money. πŸ™‚

  10. I have not tried foiling love the results but was worried about the printer, you know how it is one thing leads to another ha. I am anxious to try it, I love learning new techniques.

  11. Such beautiful cards and I love all the techniques you showed us. No I have never tried the foiling technique !!! But I sure would love to give it a go!! Thanks for all the awesome things that you share and I love the way you teach, always clear and precise!!!!

  12. I was wondering about using the 80 lb. card stock you mentioned with the Brother printer that you use. I checked it out via your link and it looks as though it is recommended to use 20 lb paper. I wanted to do some foiling on card stock & wondered if you encountered any problems printing on the 80 lb. card stock before using the Minc.

  13. I know I am weeks late commenting on this but I had to tell you THANK YOU for making this video. This product and all the accessories could be so overwhelming but you’ve made it so easy to understand. I know exactly what I need to get now! And thank you for talking about the difference between this and the laminator…I was wondering about that. =)

  14. Just purchased the Minc machine and I am having such fun with it. Your videos have been a source of inspiration and excellent tips.

  15. Have watched the video a couple of times. I am trying to make Christmas cards using an intricate die and foiling it with my 6″ Minc. I am consistently getting black dots on the gold foil where the foil is not sticking to the toner paper. Do you have a solution? Very frustrated!

  16. I just purchased the 12 x 12 Minc on Amazon. It was the same price as the Mini! I was won over by the thought of doing wall art, etc as well as my cards. And thank you sooooo much for posting about Heidi. I will read the posts and send card..

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