CHA 2015: Minc, Marquee Love, and more from Heidi Swapp

At American Crafts the big exciting thing was definitely the Minc machine from Heidi Swapp.

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I had the opportunity to try this out myself and I’ve gotta tell you – it’s slick. Basically you take anything. Pattern, word, whatever. It just has to be printed on laser printer or printed from copy store. You place the pattern/image/word in the plastic folder/sheet+ foil paper (you see above in many rolls/colors) over it, run it through… bam. Foiled beautiful amazing fantastic pretty things happen.

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I really like that there are pre-made shapes and designs as well as the ability to make your own. If you make a lot of party invites or really like the metallic look… well this might be your thing. I see so many applications for this. While I’m not sure if for my brand of crafting it’d be a good investment – I bet this will be a hit with MANY DIYers! The Minc is available now for pre-order (149.99) from Simon Says Stamp here.

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When Heidi isn’t foiling up the world one sheet of paper at a time,¬†she’s striking all the hot trends and oh – her booth was so lovely. All minty greens and sparkly golds and white… LOVE!

First up, Marquee love. You’ve likely seen marquee lights up all over for sale – even Target had Christmas ones! But what you haven’t seen are ones less than $15 that you can customize!

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I found these locally already (Michael’s craft store) and got one to test out. I’ll be sharing a video + tutorial here in a few weeks.

What else is new from Heidi? Honestly a LOT. She had so much going on, and her booth was PACKED so I didn’t get to see it all up close, and I didn’t photograph everything so just trust me – the girl is costing me money with this release.

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Who was that smart girl who said we’d be seeing more embellishment fun kits? Oh yeah, me. Well Heidi doesn’t disappoint! These super cute pouches are full of treasures.

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Also coming from Heidi super cute wood veneer accents, stickers,

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Heidi also has a memory planner line. What I liked about this were all the card/scrapbook friendly embellishments!

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If sparkles, metallic, and cute things that are on trend and so very lovely are your thing – well you’ll want to pay attention to Heidi’s release.

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I believe this is her strongest release in quite a while – and I’m excited to see + play with more of this stuff up close.

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3 thoughts on “CHA 2015: Minc, Marquee Love, and more from Heidi Swapp”

  1. I ADORE the Marquee letters!! I would love to do my little girls name and the shapes?,,,,,AWESOME!
    Ooo I LOVE the glitter too! TFS May

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