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Tips for Multiple Stamping & Die Cutting + MISTI Giveaway

Hello and welcome. Today’s video is a bit different. I’ll be sharing two different methods for mass production of stamped die cuts.

Video Tips for Multiple Stamping and Die Cutting Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

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!

Video Tips for Multiple Stamping and Die Cutting Jennifer McGuire Ink

METHOD 1:

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.

Video Tips for Multiple Stamping and Die Cutting Jennifer McGuire Ink

METHOD 2:

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.

Video Tips for Multiple Stamping and Die Cutting Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

Video Tips for Multiple Stamping and Die Cutting Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

For more ways to use the MISTI, head HERE. For a video showing another way to use Press N Seal, go HERE.

GIVEAWAY

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.

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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!)

SUPPLIES

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.


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2,223 thoughts on “Tips for Multiple Stamping & Die Cutting + MISTI Giveaway”

  1. Awesome ideas! Thanks, Jennifer. Making multiple cards at the same time is the only way to go. If I have all that stuff out on the table why not do as much as possible? I always have a card for almost every occasion.

  2. I have never mass produced cards… seriously… how tedious it could get with stamping the same image for times in the same day! Id love to try misti though, its going to make crafting much much more fun!

  3. Would love to use this to make birthday cards and holiday cards, just change up the color to make them different.

  4. I do not mass produce that often. My RA makes it a little hard but I love your tips and I always come to your blog for ideas and inspiration,. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  5. What a fun and timely way to mass stamp. Thanks Jennifer for your ideas and your delivery of the information. Will try to use the second tip with this years Holiday cards. Could save loads of time.

  6. I am a sorority advisor at The University of Rio Grande and each year we mass produce cards to take to a local nursing home for Valentines Day. I also mass produce Christmas Cards for my family and friends.

  7. I do mass card making during the holidays. People tell me that the cards I send make their day. Now I will be doing a great many as my son-in-law is headed to the middle east with the Army. I hope to be able to send cards to him and his unit. This really helped move forward for all my plans starting in July. Thanks

  8. I’ve just begun to mass produce cards. By “mass produce” I’m talking about maybe 5 cards at a time. I know it isn’t a huge number for some people but for me it is. 🙂

  9. I usually mass produce < 200 holiday cards, and try to get started in August! Last year, I made 45 Mother's Day cards, and 40 Father's Day cards. The MISTI would be a huge helper!

  10. Jennifer, I just love your videos. I never miss any of them. I have only mass produced 20 cards ever. So if I had the misti tool. I would give it a try for this years Christmas cards. Thank you for what you do. I love it!
    Vivian Jasien

  11. I’m a new commer in card making. Already starting two mass produse cards.
    Made 45 cards for a konformation invitation, making the thank you cards as well?

    I’m drooling after the Misty tool, everyone sayes it’s a must have

  12. LOVE these techniques! I am in a card club and we only ‘mass produce’ 8-10 cards a month, but it is always a task getting them done in time!!!

  13. Very generous, My Sweet Petunia! Thank you. I typically mass product Christmas Cards. I pick a couple of designs and made several of each until I hit about 70. I also donate some to the Christmas Bizarre.

  14. I only work on a limited number of the same card designs, because I get tired of the repetitiveness.

  15. I have never mass produced cards before and I just received this emil today so I hope you can still enter me in the drawing for the mini misti Thank You

    Kathleen

  16. Jenifer, you are so talented. I love watching your videos. I’ve learned something new every time. Thank you for sharing your love of paper crafting with us. I have never mass produced any cards, but I want to now.

  17. Mass production!? Are you kidding? I don’t have a MISTI, and if I do more than one card, I’ll do two. If I had a MISTI, I would put every one of your tips into play. I appreciate each and every tip you gave me. Thank you very, very much.

  18. I mass produce all the time, as I have limited time for stamping, so it is easier for me to make several of the same card then only making one. Thanks for the great tips on mass producing.

  19. I know I can’t win anymore but I just realized that I didn’t answer to try to win this! So here is my answer. I made mass produced cards once when I had to make 19 for my preschool class. Otherwise, I always make a different card for everybody, especially at Christmas. I have tons of Christmas stamps so no one gets the same one. I don’t like making all the same ones for everyone but I don’t fault people who do.

  20. I often make ten of the same card but have not mass produced on a grand scale. A misti has been on my wish list for a very long time

  21. That is brilliant! I am a scrapbooker turned card maker and have been sending out themed cards… like Happy Spring but I’ve apparently been doing it the old fashioned way. I’m about to make my summer cards and now I’m thinking it’s finally time to invest in a Misti and Press N Seal!! Thank you for sharing your tricks and tips and introducing ideas.

  22. Wonderful! How do you think of these cool ideas? If only I had a Misti to make multiples to share! Thanks again for sharing your joy! Deb

  23. Jennifer,
    You inspire me. I’m always pleased to see a new post from you. Thank you for all you do!

  24. I can only hope to be able to produce cards with these techniques someday. Thanks for the chance to win MISTI.

  25. I haven’t mass produced cards before but I’d like to try. Sometimes I’m in a huge hurry and eek out one. Sometimes I’ll do a couple at a time though. I always appreciate it when I have the perfect one on hand.

  26. I have tried to mass produce but do not enjoy it because it feels repetitive and like work. But I do enjoy making a few cards at a time, given there is no pressure:p

  27. Loved this video and tips for mass cutting. Your videos are awesome Jennifer I learn so many new techniques from your videos. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  28. I have never mass produced any cards as of yet, but watching you use the Misti I am eager to learn and begin.
    I could make my Christmas cards a lot faster, lol

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