Creating an Address Stamp with Silhouette Mint

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Hi!   This post is one I shared two years ago – but I have updated it a little & am re-posting it today!  I think its good information for this busy time of year & co-ordinates with today’s post on the Silhouette Blog.  (By the way, two years later – I’m still using this stamp!)

Today’s post is a return address stamp for your Christmas cards, using the Silhouette Mint — and tomorrow, I will show you how to address your envelopes with the Cameo!

I realize that everyone doesn’t own a Mint — but after seeing what you can do with it – -you will want one!  Especially with the amazing saving currently going on for the Black Friday sale – using my affiliate code – TERRI – but more on that later.

If you haven’t seen the Mint machine, its little & cute!  Here, next to my Cameo, you can see that it won’t take up much space in your crafting area!    The software is totally separate from Studio – and I recommend downloading it from the Silhouette America site, as this assures you will have the most up to date version.  Once the software is installed, simply plug in the Mint to your computer, turn it on & off you go!

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While the Mint software looks similar to Studio, it is much simpler & has fewer design options.  (If you want to more advanced designing & editing, you can do this in Studio, save the design & import into Mint). But for today’s purpose, its easy!

I selected the 30×60 stamp, as that is the size I wanted for my return address stamp.  Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.25.10 PM

Next, I simply purchased & downloaded the Design from the Silhouette store (Christmas Holly Ornaments Corner) and brought it into the Mint workspace.   I sized it to fit onto the stamp.   Then, using the Text tool, I simply typed in the name & address, sized it to fit next to the design, and moved it into place.  (I’ve greyed out our street address).

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.30.25 PMOnce I have the text sized & aligned the way that I like, I simply select the Mint icon (see above photo), and the software automatically mirrors the images & shows this screen —

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Once you are at this point, turn on your Mint & click on “Start Mint”.   Then, insert the Stamp Sheet into the back of the Mint (as shown above) and it will automatically feed through.  NOTE:  It will not feed through unless you hit “Start Mint” first.  (I had to call customer support to figure it out the first time – duh!)    Within seconds, the stamp feeds out.

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Once the stamp is printed, simply tear it from the cardboard and apply it to the block.  Apply the ink to the stamp & let it absorb for about 5-10 minutes.   For a more detailed tutorial on this process, visit the Silhouette America blog.   They share how to make gift tags & a linked envelope!   Once the ink has absorbed into the stamp, you will need to “stamp off” the excess ink.  This takes about 5-6 stamps, depending on how much ink you applied.     Now, you are all ready to stamp your cards!    This entire process takes less than 10 minutes!

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I’m going to be honest with you – -I’ve never been a “stamping girl”.  I always wanted to use stamps, I have bought lots of them – -and then I am never successful.  Either I get too much ink, and its a mess — or not enough ink, and its sketchy!  But not with the Mint!  These stamps come out clean & clear – -and you can stamp up to 50 times without re-inking!  I don’t know about you – -but this should get me through pretty much all of my Christmas cards!!     You can place the lid on the stamp, put it away & pull it out months later and continue stamping!!  Here’s a close up of the stamp!

 Crafty Deal of the Day – So, if you’d like to purchase the Mint for either yourself or someone else — head on over to the Silhouette America site & purchase now!   The incredible Black Friday sale ends December 1, 2017  This bundle include 50 additional designs, 14 colors of ink & 5 Stamp sets! ! For only $49.99 – with my affiliate code TERRI.  You will be on your way to stamping in no time!

Stay tuned — tomorrow, I will share with you how to address your envelopes with your Cameo!  Until then –

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  1. Thank you again Terri!

  2. You inspired me! I belong to a paper crafting club, and for our Christmas party we are each making gift card holders to exchange. I made a gift card sized card with “Merry Christmas From…” stamped with a stamp I made on my Mint today! I slipped it in where the gift card will go. I forgot how fun the Mint is to use.
    Thank you!

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