Heidi Swapp Minc Tutorial using Toner Sheets

Hi Everyone;

For today’s post, I have a tutorial using the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine.  By using the Minc, a foil effect an be added to any project that you are working on.  Besides using products by Heidi Swapp, that are ready to be run through the Minc with foil, you can also use the Toner Sheets to cut out dies, make a background and more.  This post will be concentrating on the different ways these Toner sheets can be used.

Make yourself a coffee or tea and while drinking it browse through the tutorial that I have for using the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator and the Toner Sheets.

1.  Supplies

The Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator, comes in two sizes (regular and mini) and is very easy to use.  The two buttons at the back of the machine are the on/off switch and the other button is a forward/reverse switch. The gold button on top of the machine has the numbers 0 – 2 on the left hand side and 3 – 5 on the right.  These numbers are the various heat settings. The bottom left hand corner is the Transfer Holders and the bottom right hand side are the Toner Sheets.


Below are some of the Heidi Swapp Reactive Foils, which come in an assortment of colours. that can be used.


2.  Dies

Below are some of the dies that I used.


Sentiment and Red Foil.  The sentiments were cut with a Toner Sheet using the Big Shot.  They were then placed in the Transfer Folder and a piece of red foil was cut to size and put over the sentiment with shining side up.  The Transfer Folder was then closed and smoothed out, so that there are no wrinkles.



Once the machine is turned on, the heat setting is chosen by pressing the gold circle button.  Keep pressing it to you get to the desired heat setting.  The recommended heat setting for the Toner Sheets is 3.  This is indicated on the back of the package in the upper right hand corner.  The transfer folder is then fed through the machine and will come out the other side.

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This is the end result after it has been foiled.  Top is the foiled sentiment and the red foil below is now the negative of the piece of foil.

I used a Holographic Foil with the Create-A-Flake die. Each die was foiled and a white brad was added to the center of all the pieces to create the snowflake.


create_a_flake_foilThe example below is using the die called Labels 46.  The frame on the left was foiled in silver and gold was used for the insert.



3.  Negative Effects

Once an item has been foiled, the left over foil can be used again.  This can be run through the machine and what foil wasn’t used in the original would be used this time.  The foil on the left is the negative of the original that was foiled.  The Toner sheet is on the right hand side.


I used the Mint Reactive foil to do the original foil. The green in the sample on the left is the foil that was not used in the original. Once that had been run through the machine, I then used the Rose Gold foil to foil what was still showing black.

negative_effect_foil4.  Silhouette and SVG Files

The Silhouette will cut any image using the Toner Sheets instead of  cardstock.  The settings that you used will be the same as for the cardstock.  I used the Happy Owl and Tree Stump SVG files, along with the Happy Owl and Tree Stump stamps from the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection.  The SVG cuts were foiled with the Champagne Reactive Foil.


5.  Tips

 While doing this foiling, I became aware of some minor issues that did not have a good outcome.

 Any piece of foil that has a mark or a crease will show as a black mark after it has gone through the machine.  If there a white spot on the Toner Sheet it will end up as a black mark.  Before using the Toner Sheet, I used a dry swifter sheet to wipe any white spots or dust away.

If you find you are getting some black marks on the foiled item, lower the heat setting.  After a while, the machine gets very hot.

Make sure that your scissors are sharp and have a smooth edge, so that you obtain a nice clean cut.

Black marks on the finished product.

tipsLeft over foil or small pieces that haven’t been used should be stored in a sealed container.  This will help to keep the dust away and not damage the foil.

This is only a small portion of what can be done with the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator.  Make sure you check out Lora’s OCS store to see what she has available for Heidi Swapp that can be used with the minc.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and stay tuned for Friday as there will be a brand new challenge starting for July.


Until next time,



Special Wishes

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.  I don’t about you, but I do wish that the sunshine stays, it rains overnight and the humidity goes away.

For my last post of the month, I have used the Fuchsia Bouquet from Heartfelt Creations.


In the meantime, I have been staying inside with the air conditioning and playing with some new products; the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine and the new Zig Color Clean Brush Markers.  These markers are watercolour and can be used with or without water.  Lora has the Zig Color Brush Markers Sets up as a Pre-Order here.

To use the Heidi Swapp Foil Applicator is fairly simple.  I cut the Delicate Oval die first using the transfer sheet as this will add the toner.  I then cut a piece of the Holographic Foil and put that over the cut.  This is then put the transfer folder, smoothed out and then put through the machine.

Supplies used:

There are still a couple of days to enter this month’s challenge. Also check out the amazing Pre-Orders that Lora has up on the OCS store; as well all the other amazing products that she has.

Until next time keep cool and enjoy the long weekend that is coming up.



Sneak Peak

Hello Everyone;

Hope you all had a good Christmas and Happy New Year. New and exciting things are going to be happening at One Crazy Stamper this year.

To start off the year Lora, the new owner of High Hopes Stamps has a brand new release debuting on Thursday, January 8th.

In the meantime, we are having Sneak Peaks. I have used this adorable bear with her parasol or umbrella.


Supplies used:

  • Stamp: High Hope Rubber Stamps – January 2015 release
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Cardstock, DP – Bella (Wild Rose Studio) my stash
  • Copic Markers:  Bear: E50 – Egg Shell, E51 – Milky White, E53 – Raw Silk, R20 – Blush; Dress: BV0000 – Pale Thistle, BV000- Iridescent Mauve, BV00 – Mauve Shadow; Leaves: YG13 – Chartreuse, YG17 – Grass Green;  Flower:  Y06 – Yellow; B32 – Pale Blue; Parasol/Umbrella: B32 – Pale Blue, B60 – Pale Blue Gray, BG70 – Ocean Mist
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  13 – Lilac
  • Miscellaneous:  Brads and Rhinestones (both from my stash); White Ribbon

We have a brand new challenge on the OCS blog for January and the theme is blue, white & an embellishment. If you need any supplies to enter your project, check out Lora’s OCS store for some great products.  Remember, you can use any image except digital images.

Keep crafting and have fun!



Peaceful Night

Hi Everyone;

Christmas Eve has finally arrived.  Hopefully, all your shopping and baking is done.  The children will soon be in bed eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus.  For my last post of the year for OCS, and as it is Christmas Eve, I have used the Peaceful Night stamp set from Heartfelt Creations.  I first embossed the main image with Silver and the leaves with Green Tinsel Embossing Powder by Ranger, and then coloured with Copic Markers.


Supplies used:

There is still time to enter this month’s challenge “Anything Goes“.  Don’t forget to check out Lora’s OCS store for some great products and amazing prices.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



A Christmas Delivery

Hi All;

For my card today for One Crazy Stamper, I have used this cute stamp from the Lawrence Collection (Stampavie) called  A Christmas Delivery


Supplies used:

There is plenty of time to get creative and enter to win a fabulous prize for this months’ acetate or clear elements challenge.  Do visit Lora’s store One Crazy Stamper for some amazing products, great prices and awesome classes.

I’m fortunate enough to live fairly close to Lora’s brick and mortar OCS store and am able to attend some of these classes.  It is a great way to netwtork and get new ideas.  These are samples from the Christmas Wonderland class given yesterday by Christine.

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Have a great day.