I had been eyeing this tool for quite awhile before I ordered it as soon as scrapbook.com had it available. I honestly don't know how I got along without it. It's so easy to line up stamps for exact placement. I can't tell you how many times I've thrown out a card because the image didn't stamp clearly the first time around. No more...just ink up the stamp again, stamp and alignment is perfect.
Since I've fallen in love with this product, I'm now in the process of unmounting a lot of my wood block stamps and unless there's a stamp I absolutely have to have, I'm going to try and stick with either cling mounted or clear stamps. The numerous YouTube videos on the Misti have been so helpful.
When I saw the video on utube on how this works I was sold. I knew you could always find a hard to find item on Scrapbook.com. This was so easy to use and it makes for a perfect stamp every single time. Lining words up so they are centered are no more of a challenge with this tool. If part of your stamp doesn't print dark enough you can reink the stamp and do it again because everything lines up perfectly. Got the large size and it is easy to store in my bag for crop night. Everyone at my cropping sites love it and where all going to get one. Hope they got it from scrapbook.com because the pricing on this website is hard to beat.
This stamping tool will take away all your care and worries. You will never have to buy another stamping aid for the rest of your life.This is amazing and allows you to re-stamp images that didn't transfer perfectly and it lines up exactly in the same place as you originally stamped. It allows you to do invitations and have all of them be identical. Just place your paper in the corner and put the magnets down and place your stamp on the paper upside down .Close the lid and it picks up the stamps. Ink them and then re-close the cover and your stamped image is exactly where you want it. i ordered extra magnets so my paper stays in place and never moves . I ordered the large Memory MISTI from My Sweet Petunia, that allows you to do 12x12" scrapbook pages, the ideas are endless. Then I purchased the Origianal MISTI from Scrapbook.com because they had a ten dollar off coupon. This is a great tool so don't hesitate to purchase.
I was a little skeptical when I ordered the Misti up until I used it. I fell in love with the ability to fill in where I may have missed inking, I love how it makes that process of two stage stamping so very simple. I donít have to worry about having the right sized stamping block and the best thing for me it is a breeze for the children that I work with who have disabilities to use without having to try and manipulate the various sized acrylic blocks. The children enjoy being able to stamp for some it is a new experience. This invention is awesome.
I can't tell you how much paper I have wasted, due to stamps either not having been stamped well due to not being dark enough or not exactly even. Just about every scenario you can think of that wastes paper. Lets face it, good card stock is expensive. This is a blessing! I no longer have to throw away my paper. I can just reink and stamp. It almost eliminates the need for my Stamp a ma jig. Now my stamping is just perfect! It will pay for itself. You will be wondering why the heck you have not bought it sooner!
At first glance the Misty looks to be pricy but after using it, it's worth every penny. The day before it arrived I was hand stamping a card and got it off centered as usual. With Misty I was able to place the stamp on the card, then open the top and make minor adjustments to make sure the phrase would print out straight and not crooked. Works great for the Type A personality crafters.
I received my Misti 3 days ago and can't believe I ever got along without one. The ability to reink and restamp the same spot is unbelievable. So glad I ordered it as soon as it came out. It will get lots of use in my card making!
I saw these when they first came out but did not want to spend the money but I saw it again @CHA 2016, and I knew this was my year for one - these are built so well and I am very please with it - luv it -
This is the stamping tool I have been waiting for. You can position your stamps the way you like them and then stamp. If you miss inking part of the stamp you can redo it with out ruining your card. I think I will take more of my stamps off the wooden blocks so I can use them with the misti. This tool makes me want to stamp and stamp and stamp
As someone who suffers from intermittent moments with my hands shaking uncontrollably, rubber stamping was not always met with success. The MISTI helps work around this by making possible restamping images over & over again despite the shakes. Now I am enjoying the wonderful world of stamping again. Thank you for this product.
The MISTI has solved the problem with lining up stamps! As my eyes have aged, I've noticed how much harder it is for me to stamp onto a diecut--just can't seem to line it up closely. Doesn't help that I'm a perfectionist. But the MISTI is the answer for me. Recommend it to all--not just one who wears glasses and finds it difficult to line-up stamps--but it's perfect for doing the 2 and 3-step stamping that is currently so popular; as well as many techniques that require stamping over an image more than once.
I always had a problem die-cutting a design, then stamping on it. I could rarely get it straight! I teach card classes at a local retirement community and make multiples of card kits for these lovely ladies to put together. MISTI is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me during all my years of stamping! Now, I can make all my kits exactly alike! I love it and highly recommend it to any stamper. You will see what you have been missing!
I was on the fence about making this purchase, I stalked the product online, watched about a bajillion tutorials and decided that it would help me use my very neglected unmounted stamps that sat unused for over 10 years again. This works excellent. Very happy with the purchase.
I saw a video on this tool and feel in love with it. I ordered it and it is even more fabulous than I expected. I can stamp on watercolor paper, card stock - whatever type of paper I want to use.
I don't have to worry anymore about the first impression being perfect or near perfect. I can re-stamp as many times as I need to in order to get the image I want. I now have a renewed interest in stamping.
The magnets are fragile so I have to be very careful about keeping them apart. I have broken both the magnets that came with it. It is my fault, not a defect in the product. My friend came over the first day I had mine and ordered hers the same day. It is amazing!!!
This product is true to its name - The "MISTI" - "Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented"
Easy to use and works great with Photopolymer and Clear(red) stamps.
I don't hesitate using some of my stamps anymore and enjoy making "stamped" cards without thinking twice. I know the words & image(s) will be perfectly inked and they will be right where I want them on my cards.
The only thing I would recommend is having extra magnets on hand.
I make 200+ cards a month for the charity Cards for Hospitalized Kids. This tool helps me to do multiple cards much quicker, and you can arrange multiple stamps together and stamp just once with the MISTI tool. Plus I love that it holds the cardstock in position so you can stamp a second time in the exact same place if you need to re-stamp it. That helps a lot with larger, foam mounted rubber stamps. Love it!
I love this.
No more crooked stamping.
No cardstock wasted.
You can stamp & if you have an area that is too light you simply re-ink the stamp & do it again. Always gives a clean crisp stamp.
I'm thinking I might make up a bunch of card fronts and when I need a card all I have to do is choose one & assemble the card & I'm good to go.
I'm sure you would be very happy with this product.
This is a great item to have for cardmaking. With the recent passing of a loved one, I made over 50 thank you cards using the Misti Stamping Tool. It allows you to re-stamp over the same area if you did not press hard enough the first time. This happens to be one of my weaknesses when it comes to stamping. I love my Misti Stamping Tool! What a genius idea!
I have been using stamps for years and when I saw the Misti I just had to have it. It places and stamps exactly where you want them and they are perfectly even with no smudges. I love the Misti so much that I brought both sizes. I will never stamp without it again.
I am so hesitant to stamp words because I always get the stamp crooked or not inked enough or whatever. With the MISTI, I can see exactly where the stamp is going to stamp, and if needed reink and stamp multiple times without smearing or blurring. Wonderful product.
This is a must have for stamping. It makes it so easy to stamp and I love the fact that if your first try isn't good, you can redo. You can also do multiple stamping all in the same place as the first one. I love it!
Absolutely love this tool. I plan to make card bundles for an upcoming craft show and this will make production extremely easy allowing me to stamp in the exact same spot on every card.
IT is the perfect acronym- MISTI! I was such a miserable reluctant stamper and cruncher upper LOL! Now I look for excuses to stamp! I just love this thing!!!
I have my reservations about this product despite really wanting it. This is a really great tool if you do A LOT of cards that require A LOT of repeat stamping. I make an occasional card and I will be making a bunch of cards for birthdays. The inside sentiment part is the part that always changes for me, so this will definitely be a worthwhile investment. But, if you don't do multiple cards or projects where you can't modify them in some way, I would say pass. It is quite expensive for what you would use it for. If you are a card crafter that sells their cards, it will benefit your productivity. But, if you just do it for a gift every now and then like I do, you could do without it. I am on a self imposed budget of about $100 per month max for crafting supplies and this was my purchase for this month. If you can't afford that, I would put it on a gift wish list. The product does exactly what it says it will do. It picks up the stamps and they cling to it nicely. It cleans up really nicely (use the recommended cleaners) and it does restamp if you make a mistake with pressure or not enough ink. So there is no question about it's effectiveness or whether or not it does what it is supposed to do. It is well made. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I think it is a bit overpriced and I think that if you don't use it often, it would be a waste of money.
I love the way the MISTI works. However, the pink rulers are stickers and they weren't precisely aligned on the tool I received. So, two of the stickers have portions hanging off the edge of the MISTI. I don't make cards with perfectly precise measurements so I decided to live with it rather than return it.
Consider purchasing when it is on sale.
A great idea and will save me lots of frustration and wasted product. However, I only gave it three stars as I think it is way over-priced, the quality is OK but I wonder how long it will last, I notice it's made in China which is a little disappointing.
I think next to my Cameo and Big Shot this is the only other tool that makes me smile when I use it. This makes it so easy to align my stamp to just the right spot. If I have to re-stamp an image, I don't have to worry about alignment, perfect every time.
This is a well made tool. The lid hinges are well set to the point I am not worried about it loosing up and coming out of alignment. The magnets that came with my Misti are the same large ones used by Basic Grey, very strong but not brittle. I am not worried about them cracking or breaking. I think that is change from older versions.
For storage, I use a cabinet with shallow drawers (approx. 2 inches) for my stamping supplies, this fits in perfectly. I could also stand this up on a shelf as the slim profile makes it easy to slip it into tight spaces.
While I would like to see a lower price, overall, I feel I received a well built tool for my money. You can't go wrong with this purchase! 😁
The MIsti stamper is so simple and makes stamping very easy. It's a breeze to make multiple cards for any occasion. I don't know how I made cards without it. I don't waste cardstock since you can re ink and restamp to get complete images, if the first time wasn't enough. Plus you can practice on scrap paper to make sure your lines are straight or going into the right spot. There are grid lines for placement of your paper, magnets to hold it still and you will be so impressed with the ease of getting things right the first time. I've given a few away as gifts to some stamping buddies--they are hooked using it too.
It's got a daggy name, but it really is the most incredible stamping tool invented. This tool, along with the powder tool for embossing, are my two favourite products for stamping.
I decided to get the larger MISTI and I am glad I did. Even though I am strictly a card maker, it's nice to not have to stress about bigger paper fitting into this tool.
The other day I made some layered flowers with Altenew stamps, and this tool made it so easy to crank out 40 flowers in one go; just line up successive stamps and then repeat the stamping on different pieces of paper. Easy.
Buy it, you wont regret it!
I was REALLY hesitating about making this purchase....lets face it - this baby isn't cheap! I am so VERY glad I made the jump....I have some moderate arthritis in my hands and I do have trouble from time to time even using the Stampin' Up Stamp-a-ma-jig. This solves every problem - if you do not have enough ink on your stamp, simply re-ink your stamp and stamp again. I have played with this by adding additional ink to see if it will bleed and it does not! THE BEST STAMPING TOOL EVER!!!!!
Have had the Misti for several months and have not Been stamping for a long time. First time I used it I fell in love with it. So easy to use unlike my wood blocks ( I have hundreds). if you don't get the ink on right you have wasted your time and paper. Not so with this wonderful product just reink the stamp and restamp. Have also used wood stamps on it only as a surface by taking the black pad out as it gives a firm surface, better than the table. Every one should have one of these.
I've wanted one of these for some time. When they went on sale I knew it was time to purchase one. I am not disappointed. Best thing is being able to stamp multiple times to get crisp black images for sentiments. I wonder what I ever did without one. No more waste because of having to throw away a project because the stamp didn't stamp properly. Just ink it up and stamp again in the exact same spot.
Also great for creating multiple cards.
Love, love love my MISTI. I bought the larger one and have used it daily. I can't tell you how much paper I have ruined due to poor stamping,over the years. One can stamp over and over with out blurring the image. I highly recommend. I do a lot of stamping on watercolor paper, and being able to really darken the lines has added to their beauty when I add my colors. You won't be sorry. Scrapbook.com delivered it to my home within 2 days!!
I had purchased some stamps that have layers. When I watched the demos, the end product looked great. When I tried it, not so great. That is, until I got the MISTI. I can position the stamp where I want it, ink it and then stamp the image. If I don't have enough ink on the stamp, I get the layers positioned where I want them. I can even add more ink if I missed a spot and re-stamp in exactly the same place! This item is great!
I was very impressed with the speed that my product was delivered. I've only had a short time to use my MISTI but so far I think it's an ingenious product. No more different size blocks to worry about, no more worrying about rocking your stamp and risk messing up a project you've spent so much time making. And no more worrying about your stamps being straight on your project. I'm very excited to continue to learn to use my MISTI.
I am very stamping challenged. I've tried various acrylic blocks, ones that have sponge feet. pads to help stamp. Still things would come out partially stamped or blurred. From the very first time I used it, the stamped image comes out perfectly. If it doesn't completely come out you can re-ink the stamp and go back over it without smudging. I don't understand why isn't more popular. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
It really lives up to its to the name! I am so particular about stamping and getting it just right - this tool was invented for me - love, love, love it! As soon as I showed my friend MISTI she had to have one for herself. I love the color too, goes well with the stuff I already have in my diva den. There is nothing I can say that is negative. So glad I bought this and I recommend it to others as well. Thanks!
Misti is everything it claims to be and more. It saves so much time and frustration in stamping with my cling and clear stamps. My only regret is that most of my stamps are wood mounted (I have hundreds of them). The time and expense unmount and remount these stamps to turn them into cling stamps is overwhelming at this point. However, I love Misti so much that I might undertake this huge project :-)
One word for this tool... amazing!!! I don't know how I ever lived without this stamping tool. It's the best thing since chocolate! I have been stamping since 1992, and thought I didn't need this, but glad I broke down and finally bought it on sale over Christmas. I highly recommend this tool for anyone who stamps, even a seasoned stamper will LOVE it!!!! You can stamp a perfect image every time!!!!
I love using my MISTI! Even though it was over my budget, I haven't used any other stamping block since I received it. This is "insurance" that every stamp will be filled in just as you wanted. No problem to go back and restamp with the MISTI, reink - and restamp! Simple as that! This product is sturdy and well made also. If you don't have one, save your $$ and get it - you WILL NOT regret it!
Excellent for everybody and specially for people with arthritis. This new machine is the end of wasting your card stock and in. When you want to do your cards you know for sure that they will all be equal. For me with my arthritis I can use bigger stamps. I been in the business for 20 years and I was a teacher, thanks for the opportunity for allowing me to review the Misti Stamping Tool.
I have had problems getting good and consistent results from my stamping. Well no more this product not only has made my stamping experience more successful it is less nerve racking. If I do have a poor imprint I can easily fix it with stamping it again exactly on the same spot. Well worth the price. I will be doing a lot more stamping with my new found confidence.
Truly the best stamping tool I've purchased! Cliche MISTI review here, but I don't know how I got along without this tool. Love the ability to precisely line up layered stamps, double stamp mistakes or poor quality stamps, and quickly stamp many of the same card. Even my six-year-old wants to swipe the MISTI out from under my hands for her card making!
Used in this card: Father's Day Card
I've been fed up with all my stamping mistakes. I wish I had learned of the MISTI alot sooner! And they now have 3 sizes. I have the medium size and it's perfect. I can reinkers a stamp with no mistakes and I can plan and line up my stamps too many ways to count. Watch all the utube videos and you will see why you only need this stamp tool.
Yes this is named correctly - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented . It is great for those of us who have been stamping for quite awhile and is great for learners who worry about getting words straight and getting images in the correct place. Thank you for such a great tool suitable for all levels of stamping.
I absolutely love this stamping tool. It has already saved me countless times. If I do not get good ink coverage the 1st go around... I can reink the stamp for PERFECT placement every time. One of the best investments I have made since I started scrapbooking. Yes it is pricey but so worth it.
This gizmo is the best thing since sliced bread! It is easy to use, and works as described. I always had problems with smudging and getting my stamp where it needed to be on the paper. I cannot tell you how many pieces of paper I threw away until I got this tool! I absolutely LOVE it!
I saw many cards made with this amazing tool, that I just had to order one. As I get older, I don't apply the correct amount of pressure for stamping, and this tool makes it so easy to re--ink and stamp right over the image. I loved it so much that I ordered one for my friend as a gift.
I had originally bought the Mini MISTI & loved it! I had the opportunity to play with a friends larger MISTI & knew I had to "trade up". I sold, or I should say, my husband sold my Mini for me on Ebay & I'm now loving the bigger one as it allows a bit more flexibility.
"The most incredible stamp tool invented" is a true statement. While I sure wish it weren't so expensive, if I'd have purchased this item when I'd first started stamping it would have paid for itself many times over in wasted card stock and frustration alone! Genius.
Very clever and innovative product. It is a time saver as well as saving money and supplies. So nice not to have to scrap a stamped image as now I can stamp it and go over it if necessary with wonderful results. Glad I purchased it and would recommend it as well.
love it i think that it should come with one more magnet i misplace them when i'm using it because they are so nice a strong u have to keep them apart so there for i can't find one of them in all my mess, but now my cards are straight love it
How did I live without this???? I have been frustrated on so many occasions because I needed to make my stamping darker or better and couldn't match my first stamp. NO MORE ERRORS...stamp over as many times as you need and it is perfect!!!!!
Best tool ever. Precision stamping for a professional look to all my projects. No more fear that I will ruin something by a bad or incomplete stamped image. Stamp as many times as needed for a sharp image. Saves time and cardstock. Love, love, love my MISTI!
Oh my, all I can say is why didn't I buy this ages ago. It is so handy, I love it, love it , love it. It is nice and sturdy and well made, I'm sure I'll have it for years to come. All I can say is don't hesitate if you have been considering this product.
This is such a great tool! Easy to use, lets me see exactly what I am doing, makes stamping easy. I love this. So well made...should provide years of use! Why didn't some one think of this before? So much nicer and easier to use than acrylic blocks!
This is the best tool for stamping. I can line up stamps to stamp several times and get a better project. I will absolutely recommend this tool, especially for us older folks who shake a little when stamping and sometime don't have a good outcome. :)
This is the greatest stamping item I have come across. I am always having trouble layering my stamps just perfectly. This tool does simply just that, and I mean simply. As easy as 1, 2, 3.
Highly recommend to others. Well worth the money spent
LOVE< LOVE the MISTI stamping tool! Best thing that ever happened to stamping. I used to hate to try to line things up. WELL WORTH the money!
I think the larger one, despite the difference in the price, is more practical for different sizes.
I've been debating for a long time about purchasing the MISTI. But, when
Scrapbook.com had it on sale, I was SURE!!! I just LOVE it!!!!! It's the
best thing sliced bread!!!! If you don't have one, don't miss out....treat
MISTI is a very useful tool for stamping/cardmaking. If you are like me and can never get a sentiment stamped straight - this tool will do the trick! It is pretty cool! Well made, easy to use, a little pricey but I really like it!
It's the right side to do most projects! I have the mini and use that one but can't use the mini with stamps 6 inches or more. So here comes the next size and it is fabulous! I would recommend this project for any crafter.
Have not had a chance to use this as I am still getting my studio put back together after having hardwood floors installed. Did take MISTI out of the box and everything looks great. I can hardly wait to use it!!!
I put off buying this product due to the cost but so glad I finally purchased it.
It is a well thought out, well made & accurate device for stamping. Works perfectly when re-stamping is needed. Lots of fun!
I've been stamping for years now, had I had this tool when I started I would have not spent all the money I have looking for something to work better and faster for me . This one does it all, thanks Misty.
This stamping tool is amazing!! It makes stamping so precise!! Having the ability to stamp multiple times allows for crisper images and the MISTI also provides amazing placement accuracy!! I love it!
This product is wonderful! I am able to make multiples without worrying about whether or not they are going to line up on the 2 and 3 stage stamps. It is a great time saver and quite handy. I love it!
I struggle with visual issues and am often frustrated with how sloppy my finished product looks but this is going to be my lifesaver! I am so excited, and won't be embarrassed to put my initials on it.
Wow, I love, love, love this tool! When doing multiple cards or color layering, it is the most perfect tool! A bit pricey, but an excellent tool if you are serious about your stamping projects.
I love my new Misti because it's so easy to use with excellent results. If you haven't stamped dark enough, you can reink a little and restamp. No more flipping the paper over and redoing.
with now shaking hands and sore fingers this was the best way to keep my stamping looking clear and crisp also delighted to be able to easily use multiple colors again when stamping
The MISTI was a birthday gift from my husband and I love it since I have trouble lining up my clear stamps. I have already begun mass producing cards. One of the best tools on the market.
I have so many 2 step stamp sets, but am not the best at using my Thing-a-ma-jig. Now I am playing with these lonely stamp sets and making beautiful cards. It is always right next to me.
I absolutely would recommend this item to anyone who stamps. It is so easy to use and helps re stamp in the same spot. no more anxiety about even coverage while stamping for this girl!
very good tool to have especially if you are stamping many of the same thing. If you are busting out a number of the same kind of cards, this is the tool you want to have.
Packaged very well to avoid breakage. Shipped quickly. The ruled edges are actually stickers and one of mine was placed just a tiny bit off, so it has a "sharp" edge where the sticker extends beyond the plastic. I could see this becoming a problem down the road. The only other negative is that the magnets are kind of a nuisance. If they are close to the stamp, it seems like they interfere with the contact between stamp and cardstock. Plus, I'm so conscious of the fact that the magnets can't get too close to each other, I stress about it. So, I just ended up not using them at all. I'm hoping I will grow to love this tool, but for now, I just like it.
I was convinced that I wanted a MISTI when I read the reviews and I'm happy to say it lives up to the hype! It seems like a simple invention but it is priceless when doing two-step images or multiple issues of the same card. With so many lhotopolymer stamps available these days, it is a permanent fixture on the stamp table. The full-size MISTI allows me to position the card one way for the image and another way for the greeting. I bought two of the full-size ones and will wait for another good sale to get a mini to pack in my mobile stamp kit.
This tool is really good for layering clear stamps. And I love being able to re-ink and/or re-stamp when an image doesn't come out clearly. I also use it when I want to add a little bit of a different color in spots. There are a ton of great tutorials on-line that offer tips on how to use the MISTI. However.... I can't figure out how to layer red rubber, and I can't find any demos that help. In other words, I'm still using my stamp positioner for layering red rubber and wood-mounted stamps.
Like the concept of having do overs on stamping to salvage the less than perfect ones. Waited awhile to make this big purchase--and then discover there is a 12 x12 newly available! Would I have traded up, I don't know, it would be nice to not have to trim paper before inserting... The first MISTI shipped in this order had a big bubble under the foam on the back; Scrapbook.com replaced it very satisfactorily.
I received the MISTI Stamping Tool and immediately started using it. I also bought the cleaner from Amazon to make sure that I was cleaning it properly. Almost immediately I realized that I need to be very careful with Versa Fine and Staz On inks. Even with the cleaner, these inks stained a small part of the plexiglass. Otherwise, the Misti is great!. I will give another review when I've used it more.
I haven't been able to use my MISTI very much yet, though I did try it out to practice with it. I am having a hard time finding the recommended cleaning solution to use on it, so wanted to wait before using my MISTI too much. That is the only reason that I gave this a 4-star rating, since I haven't really used it to it's full potential yet..... although I am looking forward to it!!
A super idea, especially for us seniors. I have wasted more potential cards by messing up the sentiment, not transferring properly, and having to repeat the stamp, getting it slightly off resulting in a blurred message. I was very disappointed to find out this is now made in China and not the USA. With this consideration I feel it is over priced, thus the 4 stars.
If your going to invest and your a card maker, buy the larger MISTI. The smaller one is to restrictive in doing any card over the standard A2. I do up to 5x5 cards. But otherwise, it is a good product for mass producing. For individual cards, I like individual clear different shaped plastic gridded stampers.
I really like using the MISTI stamping tool when I'm mass producing cards or note cards. I know that I can stamp images on the same spot for each card that I make. The only thing I don't use my MISTI is when I stamp small images for coloring. I find an acrylic block is still easiest to use for these
I got my MISTI to do two- and three-year stamping easier. After seeing the video I was expecting the magnets to be a lot stronger. Cardstock kept sliding out of place. If it weren't for that, I'd have given it five stars. Once I realized cardstock was liable to move, I compensated for it.
I am still working with it to figure out the best possible way to use it.. I do have problems the stamps sticking to rhe card. I do get ink on the card from the door. These are not big problems compared to the ease and accuracy of using this for stamping layered objects.
I'm not good at stamping, but with this, it's so easy!!! If it doesn't come out perfect, just re-ink and press again. Used it lots this weekend to make Christmas cards. SO GREAT!!!
While I think it's a brilliant idea for stamping , I'm not rating a 5 because of the magnets. A friend told me to wrap the magnets in Washi Tape to keep them from being so strong (breakable). I forgot about that and the very first time I picked them up they grabbed each other - now I have 3 magnets.....1 and 2 halves - ALL THREE HAVE BEEN WRAPPED IN WASHI TAPE. While still strong enough to do their job, WHY didn't the mfgr. give that very important, simple solution in the first place? Given the price and this unfortunate situation before I even got one item stamped, I would be hesitant to recommend TO anyone w/out the aforementioned information. What is the mfgr. doing about the broken magnets? I'M VERY SURE IT'S HAPPENED VERY OFTEN!!!!
I'm very new to card making and bought the Misti tool in October. I am incredibly careful with all my tools, clean them with the proper equipment recommended, store them carefully etc. I loved this Misti tool as it made my stamping perfect.
Imagine my surprise when I went to use it one day and the top had broken, split from the top to the bottom, from the M on Misti all the way down. I had no warning there was anything wrong and it didn't break in my presence. The company has offered to replace the top but I have beome very dependent on it, it'll be difficult to send it in for repairs.
First of all, let me say I don't own the MISTI but had the chance to try one out to see if I liked it or not.
At first, the positive points:
+ I really do like the idea behind the MISTI; being able to place stamps perfectly and restamp sth when I didn't get it right the first time
+ I like the magnetic platform to be able to secure your piece of paper
However, the negative points for me far outweighed the positive:
- first of all: the price! seriously?
- the size of paper you can use is quite restricted because it is closed on all 4 sides (yes, I know there is an even bigger MISTI, but that's even more expensive and also too big)
- to me it felt really flimsy; didn't feel like a quality item - especially not for that price
- the measurements are only in inch; for European crafters (or in general anyone who uses the metric system) it would have been nice to just add another line of measurements in cm - there is enough space on those borders to do it
All in all, I was really underwhelmed with the MISTI, especially after all the praise I had read/heard before trying it. So I definitely expected more.