May 14, 2015 • Anna Griffin
Did you have as much fun on HSN this Monday as we did? It’s so great to see all the excitement about this fabulous new Minc machine from American Crafts and the possibilities it provides. Thank you so much for watching!
We loved every single one of the 900 Minc-isms you posted on Facebook, and in case you missed them here are just a few of our favorites:
“I Minc I can, I Minc I can”
“We are living in a Minc-terial world and I am a Minc-terial girl”
“Because you know I’m all about that Minc, ‘bout that Minc, and Anna”
“Pretty in Minc”
“If you can think it, you can Minc it”
“It’s beautiful in the Minc-ing”
“When in doubt, Minc it out”
“If you like it then you better put a Minc on it”
“I Minc, therefore I am”
“To Minc or not to Minc”
“Keep calm and Minc on”
“Minc on Minc off”
“Minc is the new black”
“In the Minc of an eye”
Then there was the very creative Minc dictionary submitted by Fredrika:
Minc (n): An amazing and magical golden foiling machine.
Minism (noun): The ideology adopted by mincers committed to the Minc.
Minker (n): One who gains creativity and thus delight through the practice of Mincism.
Mincology (n): The study and seeking of Minc truth. Minced (v): One who minks 24/7.
Mincly (adv): One who glows various colors and sparkle after operation of the Minc 24/7.
Next we thought we’d address a few frequently asked questions. If you have others feel free to post them in the comments section!
Will more foil and glitter sheets be available for my Minc?
Yes- next month!
How do I make my own toner sheet?
Print out a black solid sheet from any word processing program on a laser printer. We printed ours on white card stock. You can also have your local FedEx Kinkos make them for you!
How many times can I use the 3 sizes of transfer sheets that come with the Minc?
As many times as you want! These plastic carriers are heat resistant and designed to last.
Can you use the Minc toner paint in embossing folders and then Minc them with the foil and or glitter sheets? How about on stamp pads?
At this time, we would not recommend that as we are unsure if the toner will wash off the folders or stamps. For now, use the toner paint on paper, chipboard etc.
I have a laminator. This is not the Minc just a normal laminator that you seal items. I want to know if I used your foil sheets like sold on HSN with my laminator will it work as well as the Minc.
They will not work with a regular laminator.
Is the Minc a wireless machine?
No. The Minc must plug into a power outlet in order to operate.
Will the toner pens that are coming out later this year going to work in the Cricut Explore?
The toner pens are not sized for the Explore, but we have seen people make all kinds of non Cricut pens work in the machine.
Can we see more finished projects?
Of course. We’re working on getting them ready for Pinterest as we speak.
What cards and layers should I use with the Minc bundle?
The Classic White Cards, Layers and Envelopes set in our hsn.com store are the perfect pair for this. It’s what we used for almost all of the projects you saw: http://bit.ly/1H5lq1c
Last but not least, we want to say a special thanks to the group of bloggers who posted about the Minc launch last week! You guys are fabulous. Here are links to their posts along with some of the photos they shared:
Thanks again for your continued support of everything we do!