Being the newest member of the Silhouette family, the Silhouette Mint™ Custom Stamp Maker has a hefty reputation to live up to. This unique machine allows you to instantly transform your photos, images and text into custom 3D stamp sheets that you can use for scrapbooking, card making and more.
An investment in the Mint machine means you’ll never have to settle for the limited stock of stamps at your local craft store. There are very few limitations to what you can do with stamps when it comes to crafting and home décor, which is why this machine is worth the price.
To get your creativity flowing, I’ll show you how to make stamps using this machine and I’ll share a few tips I learned along the way! Check out how to design and print three very different custom stamps using your Silhouette Mint™.
How to make stamps with the Mint supplies:
How to Make Stamps: Custom Signature Stamp.
My niece is five years old and her favorite thing in the world is making crafts. This means a lot of handmade Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and greeting cards. I wanted to use the Silhouette Mint™ Machine to show her how to make stamps with her very own signature. That way she can easily add her name to all of her projects.
I had Charlotte sign her name on a piece of blank paper and I took a photo of it. I uploaded the photo using the Mint Studio™ software and cleaned up the edges. I used the included fonts and clip art to create the additional text above her signature. Red ink and Core’dinations tags put the finishing touches on Charlotte’s new label.
Tip: Make sure the font sizes you choose aren’t too small. Intricate details, lines and text won’t show up well when printed and stamped.
How to Make Stamps: Monogram Stamp.
I happen to be in the midst of planning a wedding and I thought learning how to make stamps with the Mint would be the perfect opportunity to create a monogrammed stamp for our invitations and envelopes. I’m even thinking about re-purposing the stamp for our wedding favors.
I created a personalized monogram that I used throughout the wedding process. I took this photo and uploaded it to the Mint Studio™. Then, using the fonts installed in the program I added our wedding date.
Tip: If you plan to use more than one color on your stamps, make sure you leave room between elements on the stamp so that colors don’t bleed together.
How to Make Stamps: DIY Photo Stamp.
If you’ve seen the Silhouette Mint™ video, you know you have to try making a photo stamp.
When learning how to make stamps with this machine, you’ll quickly figure out that there is some trial and error involved. The software included with the Mint™ is easy to operate and very intuitive. There are also many included features that show you how to transform a photo into a custom stamp.
The photo I chose to try would have worked better if I had cropped out some of the more detailed lines. Also, in the future I would choose a photo with lighter clothing options.
Tip: When learning how to make stamps from photos, choose an image that has a very large focal point with only minimal details. It is very easy for the subject matter to get lost in things that are in the background.
Have you tried the Silhouette Mint™ Stamp Maker? What would you use it to create?