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Friday, May 8, 2015

Anna Griffin Minc

I was sent a machine to use. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



If you have been eyeing all the beautiful foil cards, embellishments and prints that have been taking over the craft world, I have great news for you. And it comes in perfect time for Mother's Day! Put it on your wish list, then grab this amazing deal from HSN on Monday, May 11. 



Let me take a couple minutes to show you why you'll want one! The 6" Anna Griffin Minc machine comes with 130 die cut accessories that are ready to turn into beautiful foiled embellishments using one of the 4 glitter sheets or 50 foil sheets included. You can also create your own designs, as long as they've been printed with toner (make a copy at a copy center....ink jet printers won't work.) Paper up to 6 inches wide will fit.

Start by choosing your piece you want foiled and place it in one of the plastic carrier sheets, design up. Then lay down a foil sheet, shiny side up, making sure the whole design is covered. Fold over the carrier sheet and run it through the machine. 



There are 5 heat settings to choose from, depending on the material you are running through the machine. When it comes out the other side, remove it from the plastic sleeve and peel up the foil.



The way it works is the foil adheres to the toner when it heats up. The machine has heated rollers that provide evenly distributed heat and pressure for an even feed and consistent results. I love that the machine is compact and easy to store.

So how to you get your hands on one of these? I'm so glad you asked :) This Minc bundle has a value of over $150, but starting on Monday, May 11 you can snag one from HSN for a fraction of retail. There will be a limited number available, so be quick.

I made a card by making a gold foil flower and pink glitter background. The glitter sheet goes glitter side down when you run it through the machine.


What do you want to foil first? And do you have any questions for me about it?


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9 comments:

  1. I'M CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO DO TO GET THE BLANK TONER SHEETS AT THE LOCAL OFFICE DEPOT. I THOUGHT THEY SAID TAKE A BLACK PIECE OF CARDSTOCK AND HAVE THEM RUN IT THROUGH A TONER COPIER, IS THAT ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

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    1. That would work if you want a whole sheet that you could then cut out shapes (like with a Cricut or something else) and then run through the Minc. The whole shape would pick up the foil.

      OR, you print a design or words on your regular printer, have that copied somewhere, and the copied image will pick up the foil in the Minc. Does that help?

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  2. I have the Minc, my question how to you keep from getting black spot where the foil has not stuck to the image? I can't seem to get a perfect foil.

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    1. Have you tried changing the heat setting at all? Or run it through the machine two times before taking the item out of the sleeve?

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  3. Hi.. We have a laser printer my question is what kind of laser paper do I need to do the toner. Do you use just the regular laser paper which in not very heavy or do you need a cardstock quality. Also the toner paper that came with the minc is a shinny paper. Any help on these questions would ne appreciated

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  4. I haven't tried printing any of my own designs yet since I only have an ink jet printer. However, any paper you print on with your laser printer should work. I suggest doing a trial run of something small and see what happens!

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  5. Can you use the Anna Griffin glitter sheets in the Hedi Swapp minc machine?

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  6. What settings do you use for the glitter paper, please? Thank you.

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