Meet the Epic

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Lifestyle Crafts contacted me recently and asked if I’d like to review their Epic Letterpress and Die Cut machine. I love crafty gadgets, so I jumped at the chance.

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My box was missing a cutting mat, so I haven’t tried the die cut function yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to talk about that later this week! Today we’re talking about letterpress.

Letterpress is so fancy, right? And I am so not! What’s a girl to do?

Well, I checked out the Lifestyle Crafts blog and read up on how to ink.

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I love the little legs on the brayer so you can set it down!

And then, I recruited help. I put Macy in charge of the Epic.

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She took her job VERY seriously. Note the tongue sticking out of her mouth.

Our first attempt was pretty good:

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See that part where the arrow is pointing? My printing plate actually had a little plastic chip missing. None of the others did, so I think that was a fluke.

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After the purple ink had dried, we used some charcoal ink and added a “THANK YOU” along the bottom.

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And then since we already had the charcoal ink all rolled out, we made some envelopes to match.

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WAY cute with the recipient’s name in that little shape, but you’ll have to trust me. I didn’t manage to take a picture of that.

So, are you intrigued?

Stick around for a couple more Epic projects this week.

Have you had your eye on the Epic?

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Comments

  1. Hands Sew Full says:

    This is an interesting little machine. I have never heard of it before! Thanks for the introduction.

  2. Cool machine – can't wait to see what else you come up with. :)

  3. Jen Paris says:

    Super fun! So…how long did it take to make those?

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