MISTI Stamp Tool
MISTI Stamp Tool
Reviewed by zzz Christine zzz Weiher, Editor, AllFreePaperCrafts.com
The MISTI, also known as Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented, truly is one of the neatest crafting tools I've seen. Its simple hinge design provides consistent stamping every time for the beginner or experienced crafter.
Within each MISTI you'll get 2 magnets, a foam pad and a sample grid paper. The foam pad is used to raise cardstock when stamping with clear stamps; you can use both clear stamps and red rubber cling mount stamps with this tool, so your crafting possibilities are endless. The grid paper makes it easy to layout and aligns your design for best results. Using the magnets you can quickly and easily position your paper or cardstock and you can stamp in the same position every time. It is crucial that you know to keep the magnets apart, though. These magnets are very brittle and strong and can be chipped easily; because of this nature, there is no warranty on the magnets themselves, nor will they be replaced.
The MISTI has been around for just a year, so it's still fairly new and I cannot wait for you to try it out. The base of the MISTI is very smooth, without ridges, so your stamping will be flawless. It's so easy to use! Stick your stamp to the clear side of the MISTI, rub the ink pad on the stamp, and then close the clear lid to stamp on the paper. If your ink pads are a bit dry, you can easily re-stamp in the exact same position without the design getting ruined or having that shadow layer you might get from free-hand stamping.
With having two corners to work with, you can stamp different designs at the same time. Let's say you want a birthday invite and a shower invite; simply put the birthday stamp on top and the shower stamp on the bottom of the clear lid, set up your 2 pieces of paper or cardstock, close the lid and voila! You now have 2 separate invites in one quick movement. This is great for when you need to make bulk items like invitations or thank you cards. Paper crafting has never been so fun!