DIY: Minc Foiled Notebooks

May 14, 2015

Minc Foiled NotebooksI go hard for awesome craft supplies. Like the way most people will murder each other over the latest Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection – I might cut you in defense of my most beloved DIY doodads. Like my Minc. You’ll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. My cold, dead, chipped manicure, remnants of gold foil, bits of acrylic paint from my last project, hands. I’ve tackled foiling before – but the Minc makes it so much better. No kidding. If you don’t believe me – ask Andrew. He thinks this tool is the coolest…and he’s a tough critic. His only complaint? There should be more designs featuring rap lyrics. I’m serious. He said that. I’ll spare you the 2 Chainz and make some easy notebooks instead.

What you need:

Minc Foiled Notebooks Step 1

 

  • Turn on the Minc machine and press the center button to select the desired thickness setting. For the paper I used in this project, you’ll want to select “3”
  • Before running the paper through the machine, score it in half
  • Cover the paper with pink foil

Minc Foiled Notebooks Step 2

  • Place the foil and paper between the plastic folder included with the Minc and let it run through the machine
  • Peel back the foil and revel in your awesomeness
  • Fold the paper along your scored line.

Minc Foiled Notebooks Step 3

  • Place the copy paper inside the folded paper
  • Use the long reach staple to place staples along the folded spine of your notebook
  • Use a ruler an the utility knife to cut off any copy paper that hangs over the edge
  • Remove the excess that you cut off and continue cutting around the edge of the notebook.

Minc Foiled Notebooks

Minc Foiled NotebooksNow, it’s only fair that I give you the low down on what makes this machine special so here it goes –

  1. You can foil paper up to 12″ wide, which is much wider than most other laminators can accept
  2. The machine applies heat to the entire page, rather than along the edges where most other laminators focus the heat.
  3. The Minc accepts a wide variety of thicknesses, including chipboard.
  4. DIY foiling will make you the hit of all your friends. Fact.

Minc Foiled Notebooks

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IMG_7417This crafty story is brought to you by American Crafts. All project ideas and opinions come straight from me. Follow #HSMinc on Instagram for more foiled fabulousness.

 

7 thoughts on “Minc Foiled Notebooks”

  1. Waiting on mine to be delivered to France, oh yeah it looks AWESOME. One question, do you know if you can foil onto patterned paper (colours say polka dots?).

    Thanks

  2. I am so friggin happy that I found your page. I recently released my ideas for a stationary line onto the world and handmade journals are one of my focus right now and your page is my saving grace!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you! I mean, really…I appreciate you!

    Peace
    Sacred

  3. Love love love Damask Love – really love it! Small question, how many pages of text paper do you use, my either come out to thick or to thin, then I mess it up. Some of your notebooks look thicker then other…please help – from a gal who is loving this and wants to make lots of notebook! Thank YOU!

    1. Hey Lori! For these notebooks, I kept things pretty thin. I usually put in about ten pages folded in half to make a 20 page notebook. You can also adjust the pages as needed but this works for me.

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