Hello everyone and happy Tuesday.
Today, I have something super special to share with you.
Just yesterday, I received a Minc Foiling Machine and, let me tell you, this machine is something else!
All this time I thought that this machine was a simple laminator, but, I was highly mistaken. As any machine out there, you need to either read the instructions or watch video tutorials to know how to properly use it.
I got a full size Minc, simply because I like doing big projects and this machine is suitable for 12 x 12 pages, which is wonderful for scrapbookers. The only thing with these kind of pages is that you will have to get them printed at a place like Staples for example.
The machine does not come with a lot of stuff in there, but please, do not be disappointed. You will most definitely have to purchase the foil and honestly nothing else is needed.
One thing that I will be investing in though is the transfer sheet. If you are working on a big project, like making invitations, then having this transfer sheet is an absolute must.
You will receive a couple of tags so you can test the machine before e you move to something bigger.
It is very important to read this heat guide. This will help you determine how to set up the machine depending on tmaterials that you are using.
The results were absolutely incredible. I was truly blown away by how this machine works so, I moved on to my project.
The paper I used is Neenah 110 lbs, One is Classic Crest Solar White and the other one is called Natural White. Later I decided to go with the black paper as well. The black paper that I used is from Cardstock Warehouse and it’s called Ebony and it is 110 lbs as well.
Next, I went to Canva and created my design. For all of you who have never used Canva, this is an incredible platform for creating banners, invitations, greeting cards, etc. really anything graphic, and it works amazing!
Once I had my design ready, I simply printed it on my laser printer. This is also very important to know. In order for the foil to stick to the paper, you need to have a laser printer. Inkjet printer will not work.
If you do not have a laser printer, Staples can print your projects for you and they are quite reasonable.
Also, make sure your printer can take heavy cardstock such as 110 lbs. This is a cover paper and some printers could jam.
I trimmed the printouts and covered them with Heidi Swapp’s gold foil and simply put it through the machine.
And the results were astonishing!
I wanted to make these invitations a little bit interactive, so I attached them all with little eyelets and this gave it a little informal look and still looked very sophisticated.
And that was all. Overall the project did not take a lot of time. The only time consuming things were trimming the paper and the foil to the right size. Other than that, this is a very easy thing to do and I am so blown away with the results.
That is all for today.
Thank you for coming and I hope you like this design as much as I do.