Every now and then, a really awesome crafting tool comes along and I can’t help but try to use it for everything. Heidi Swapp’s Minc is seriously the coolest thing: it can add metallic foil to just about any laser-printed item and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I knew exactly what I would be foiling next! While store bought cards can be great for the romantic holiday, a home made version with your own heartfelt words will make any lucky person feel incredibly special and I’ve got free printable Valentine cards to help.
- Heidi Swapp™ Minc Machine
- Minc Reactive Foil (I used red and hot pink)
- Valentine Printables (printed with a laser printer)
- Craft Scissors
- Sharpie Pen
Step One. Begin by printing your free printable Valentine cards with a laser printer onto heavy card stock. Because most people don’t have a laser printer in their home, I always send mine to be printed by my local copy shop. Trim around the edges of each valentine.
Step Two. Cut a piece of the reactive foil large enough to completely cover the valentine. Layer the foil face-up on the valentine and place them within the plastic folder that is included with the Minc.
If you need more clarification on using the Minc machine, check out this post on How to Use the Headi Swapp Minc Machine.