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Silhouette Mint Machine Tutorial (Videos)

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by Richelle Naegle

If you remember, we introduced the Mint stamping system on our blog a few months back. Well, you will be glad to know that the machines have arrived! We are very excited. We’ve never carried much in terms of stamping supplies, but this machine is a game-changer.

Unfortunately the supplies and accessories that make up the Mint collection are still not available, but not to worry: the Mint custom stamp maker includes a starter kit with ink, stamp kits, etc. that will allow you to put your machine to work immediately. To sweeten the pot a bit, CraftDirect.com has bundled the machine and starter kit with a $25 gift card. Let’s get down to business:

How to Use the Silhouette Mint Machine:

Update: We now have 2 videos for you! This first video was made by us and is more of a demonstration of the stamp-making process:

This video, courtesy of Silhouette America, explains the system, the products, and then shows you how quick and easy it is to set up your machine. They also cover all the bells and whistles you get with the various features. Lastly, they demonstrate how to affix the stamp design to the stamp base.

As you can see it’s a pretty complicated system with lots of moving parts, but your role in the matter is rather simple. Just choose the design you want and let the machine do all the hard work.

How Does the Mint Stamp Making Machine Work?

The Silhouette stamper works using a process called thermal printing which will allow you to create 3D effects in your custom stamp designs. Also known as direct thermal printing, as a digital printing process, the printed image is produced by heating thermochromic paper.

Enhance Your Crafting with Stamping

With 18 different shades of ink, there is unbridled potential for unique and vibrant projects. Your creative stamps can be used to add the perfect embellishing touch to your homemade greeting cards and scrapbook layouts.

I will have plenty of projects to share with you soon enough. Please share yours with me. At CraftDirect, we have lots of different Silhouette accessories that will make your projects go better, like:

Happy creating!

Introducing the New Silhouette Mint Machine (2015)

by Richelle Naegle

Create beautiful cards with the Silhouette Mint MachineComing soon in 2015: new Silhouette Mint stamp making machines and accessories

I’m the kind of person that likes to design and make my own cards/invitations to give to friends, family, and to sell at local craft shows. Though it is something that I enjoy and I feel is something that I am good at, there are many things that can make it a time-consuming and messy hobby! So whenever new Silhouette product is released, I get really excited because I know it will make crafting easier and unleash new potential. That’s exactly the case with the Silhouette Mint machine, which will be coming out soon (Fall of 2015).

This product excites me, not only because it reduces the mess that comes with stamping, but because it offers many other solutions for stampers.

What is the Silhouette Mint Machine?Silhouette Mint Machine

First things first; what is the new Silhouette Mint Machine?

It is a machine that allows you to customize the words, pictures, and designs you want to stamp on invitations, cards, and other crafting projects. Using a special “thermal printing” technology, the Mint allows you to create your own custom designs on scrapbook paper and other craft material. After your stamp has been made, simply add ink to it and stamp up to 50 times before you need to reapply more ink! And with the ability to use more than one ink, you can turn your stamp into a multicolored creation! Instead of a rubber pad, this machine uses stamp sheets that absorb the ink so you can stamp to your heart’s content!

What is Included with the Silhouette Mint?Mint starter Kit

When you purchase the revolutionary Silhouette Mint, here is what you will receive:

The Custom Software!

This is something to be excited about, the Mint Studio Software allows you to make the stamp you want by:

  • Taking a photo and turning it into an amazingly detailed stamp
  • Allowing you to import images into Mint Studio to create your stamp
  • Giving you the power to create your own design from the Mint Studio
  • Allowing you to use any font from your computer to create custom text stamps
  • Taking the designs from Silhouette Design Store and making them into stamps
  • Combining any of the above options to turn whatever you can imagine into a stamp

What Else is Available? (Other Mint Products)Mint Stamp Sheet sets

Stamp Kits – Different dimensions are offered so you can create the right size stamp to suit your needs, in addition to the stamp kits that come with the purchase of the Silhouette Mint, the following sizes will be available:

  • 15 mm x 15 mm
  • 15 mm x 30 mm
  • 30 mm x 60 mm
  • 45 mm x 45 mm
  • 45 mm x 90 mm

*Each Stamp kit contains: 2 labels, 1 stamp mount, 1 stamp sheet, and 1 stamp base

Stamp Sheet Sets – Additional sheets are available so that you can free up some space from your old rubber stamps and create new ones for your Silhouette Mint collection. These sheets can be used with existing stamp mounts and bases:Mint Stamp Sets

  • 15 mm x 15 mm
  • 15 mm x 30 mm
  • 15 mm x 60 mm
  • 30 mm x 30 mm
  • 30 mm x 60 mm
  • 45 mm x 45 mm
  • 45 mm x 90 mm

*Each set contains: 4 labels, 2 stamp mounts, and 2 stamp sheets

Silhouette Mint InkAdditional Inks – In addition to the black, red, blue, and yellow colors of ink, the following inks will be available to help you create your unique stamp:

  •  Brown
  • Ash Pink
  • Magenta
  • Green
  • Ash Blue
  • Blue
  • Purple

*All in 5 ml bottles, only a few drops will help you stamp up to 50 times!

Problems that the Mint Will Solve

  • Frustration of cleaning rubber stamps
  • Hours of looking for just the right stamp for my projects
  • Restriction of my own creativity for the custom projects I want to do
  • Dealing with bulky ink pads, rubber stamps and other accessories that take up space in my craft closet

Save on the New Silhouette Mint

Just like with all Silhouette products, you can save big on the Silhouette Mint machine when you shop here at CraftDirect.com. Keep in mind that we will be offering exclusive Silhouette bundles. It’s the best way to save when you buy a Silhouette machine. Stay tuned for more details and as always, happy creating!