MISTI Tips + Giveaway!

Hi! In recent videos, I have shared some little things that I have been doing with my MISTI stamping tool that I found really helpful. After getting lots of questions, I decided to do a video sharing more info. I hope it is helpful!


[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 hope these tips are helpful! I really find the bar magnets to be very helpful, along with the laminated sheets. (You can use any laminator. Suggested sources are listed below.) If you are looking for more info on the MISTI stamping tool, be sure to check out THIS playlist.

(Please be safe when using strong magnets.)


How would you like to win a Mini MISTI? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 1/30/17 telling me if you stamp a “handmade by” stamp on the back of your 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! Prize personally donated.)


Want to find 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. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on each picture to go to Simon Says Stamp.

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1,685 thoughts on “MISTI Tips + Giveaway!”

  1. I’m not in the habit of stamping the back of my cards, but it looks like a great idea. The only stamp I have for the back of a card says “This Better Not Go In the Trash”. I found it funny at the time, but I can’t bring myself to use it. Has to be for the right person.

  2. I don’t stamp handmade by. I have a couple of stamps that say that but I use a logo I created. My family and friends know that it.

  3. Love your tips on stamping with the misti. Definitely ginger to be laminating some grid paper! Thanks for sharing. And yes, I have started stamping the handmade by on the back of my cards! 🙂

  4. I don’t use a “handmade by” stamp for the backs of my cards yet, but once I can save up for a MISTI (or even better, win one!) I intend to start!

  5. No, I do not stamp a personalized stamp on the back of my cards. I would like to but have not spent the money to buy the stamp as of yet.

  6. I sometimes stamp ‘Handmade’ on the back of my cards. Most of the time I forget until I have finished the front of the card and I know I will always mess up this stamping. I therefore play it safe by cutting ‘Handmade’ from a die I have in a matching colour paper and glue it on the back. It still looks good and makes it clear it was handmade with care. Thanks Jennifer for sharing your talent and kindness with us.

  7. I don’t have a “Handmade by” stamp but I do sign my name on the back of my cards. Generally, I put the year as well. Thanks for the tips on stamping with Misti.

  8. Loved the Misti tips you shared! I would love to use a “Handmade” stamp on the back of my cards. I hope to order one very soon.

  9. I use on every card or project a “handmade by” stamp. I have different ones in different shapes and sizes.
    Thanks for the chance to win the mini misti.
    Hugs, Susen

  10. Yes, or created by, or made for you by….. Always something. : ) Thanks for the tips… especially on laminating the guide!! You’re so fortunate to have a an extra misti for just that!

  11. I do not stamp a made by on the back! But I like the idea of “made for you with love” that way if I’m gifting blank cards to a friend for them to use, it’s not weird 🙂

  12. I always stamp some type of ‘handmade’ image on the back of my cards. Currently, I have been using a stamp that is titled ‘handmade’ and this cradled in with a stamp of both the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan where I live. I am not sure whether those I send me cards too notice this but I love the personalization of it. I need to have one made that includes my name.

  13. I literally just came from ordering a “made by” stamp to your blog! I have a couple of generic stamps for the backs of my cards and two that are personalized. I’m not happy with the personalized stamps, so I am giving a private party (instead of Vista) the business this time.

  14. I enjoyed your tips video, Jennifer. Thank you. I shall definitely be laminating some grid papers. I don’t currently stamp the back of my cards. Instead I make little “handmade” stickers with a Dymo label, cut them out with a circle punch and stick them on the back of my cards but your idea to make a permanent guide on one of the laminate sheets for easy centering sounds great and I’m about to look for a UK based personalised stamp maker so I can have a stamp made. Of course, it would be great to win a mini MISTI to use with my new “handmade by” stamp! Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

  15. I like to use “Made with love by”,or “Made especially for you by”,stamps but i have a problem remembering to use . them. I do like using them when I remember. Thank you for all the wonderful and information videos.

  16. Yes I leave a handmade stamp on the back of my cards. I also add a small stamp or detail that matches the card as well as decorating the envelope. I feel this adds a great personal touch. Thank you for your wonderful tips! I am a new subscriber and so happy to have found you!

  17. I usually just sign the things go I create, mostly quilled cards, or alcohol ink art. I have not tried stamping before I saw Jennifer on YouTube, now I can’t wait to get started. Truly beautiful. I need to get eveything to start asap!

  18. Yes, I do use a “handmade by” stamp but sometimes they come out crooked. Would be so great to have a Misti for this technique. Jennifer you come up with the best ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  19. I have stamped a “handmade by” on some cards but I stopped doing it because it looked strange to have the stamp and then my initials handwritten. One of these days I will have a stamp made with my name on it and when I do I will stamp my cards with it.

  20. Yes, I had a small stamp made with a tiny dog bone on it and the words ‘Team Redd’ under it . That’s my signature 🙂 and usually I hand write in the Year I made the card between the bone and the words .

  21. I have always signed the back of my cards, even when I used to freehand them. Years ago I used “handy notes” and since then have used “handmade,” or a form of it, because my maiden name is Hand.

  22. I always learn something from your videos. I love watching them. Thank you for your dedication to the craft and your wiliness to help those of us who are not as knowledgeable and clever. You are awesome.

  23. I’ve never had a “made by” type of stamp, but recently checked out the bossy joscie site and am drooling…lol. A personalized stamp is on my list of supplies to invest in. Thank you for all you do!

  24. Hi Jennifer, I just discover your blog and your amazing techniques this week. You inspire me so much that I have decided to start scrapbooking. I have even order my big shot (that i’m waiting sooooo bad) last friday.
    I don’t stamp a “handmade by” stamp on the back of my cards YET but if I win the MISTI , i’ll definitly do it !
    Thanks so much either way for all your creativity and enormous skills .

  25. I began to use a “Made with Love” stamp and handwrite my initials on the back of my cards about a year ago. It adds that special touch to the card.

  26. Hi Jennifer, What a wonderful inspiration you are. Thank you for offering up this great gift..

    I started watching you way back, when you were with 2 Peas in a Bucket.. I’m ol’ skool and still hand write my signature on the back of my cards. Some things will never change.

  27. Yep, I sure do! I use a generic “handmade for you” stamp; I don’t have my name on it. If I forget the stamp, I’ll write out “handmade for you by Kathren” 🙂

  28. I have a stamp that says ‘created by’. I think it’s a hero arts stamp with a small heart and I love it. I love all your tips and time saving ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.

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