Hello my crafty friends! I have a sweet card for you today and a review of the hottest new stamping tool on the market: We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.
The card was inspired by My Favorite Things Color Challenge #57
and My Favorite Things Thankful for YOU – Spread Your Thankfulness post. In fact many of the current challenges focus on Thanks – like Simon Says Stamp’s Monday and Wednesday Challenges and MarkerPop!’s Challenge #108
I happen to need a Thank You card for a dear friend who is always doing kind things for me… she recently dropped of lunch and flowers with some crafting supplies and chocolates to boot! Her sweetness inspired this card:
That background was stamped using my new We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.(Thank you, MarkerPop!!) I’ve had my MISTI stamping tool (the Original size) for just over a year and a half now and I love it! Except… there are times I wish it was bigger. If I’d’ve stamped this with the MISTI, I’d’ve had to move the stamp several times because the closed, raised borders get in the way. However, with the Precision Press, I only had to move my paper.
When my Precision Press arrived, my first thought was, “Oh, no! I hate those type of wrappers!” But as I looked at the back, I was pleasantly surprised to see they’d made an easy pull-tab to save you from getting out the heavy-duty scissors. Yay!
The Precision Press had some minor chips off the edges of the plastic, which makes me want to be sure to be extra careful not to drop it as I can tell it might shatter easily.
Of course, the plastic on my MISTI is beginning to show cracks in it after only a year and a half, but it doesn’t affect its functionality.
I made up this comparison chart for those of you who might be considering either of these fine tools:
You’ll notice I mention the hard surface as opposed to the cushion. I think you get a crisper image with a cushion. You can tell in this close-up that I pushed harder on some of my impressions on the background than others:
Some have asked whether the Precision Press can handle the thicker, cling-mount rubber stamps. Yes, the lid expands/lifts up as you can see here:
I was a little concerned about whether it would get a good impression, so I inked up this MFT background stamp and stamped it with both the Precision Press and the MISTI:
They both did a fine job! The MISTI has saved me countless do-overs allowing me to stamp over as many times as I want in the exact same spot to get the best ink coverage. My only wish was to be able to do more on larger paper. The Precision Press fills that need at a lower price (and it’s smaller and lighter weight, too). I will probably still use my MISTI for simple stamping of clear stamps because of the cushion and the Precision Press for backgrounds like I did today and for stamping on larger pages.
Enabler alert: We R Memory Keepers is having a giveaway of the Precision Press on their blog this week… hurry over to check it out! If you want to get one, MarkerPop! has them on backorder for $32.29 right now. (No, I don’t get a cut for telling you that.)
- My Favorite Things stamp sets: Candy Jar Companions, Friends Like Us, I Knead You, and Simply Fabulous Sayings
- Memento dye inks: Angel Pink & London Fog
- Tsukineko Versamark Ink
- Hampton Art Embossing Powder
- Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV04; W1
- Core’dinations white cardstock
- Misc foam adhesive squares
I’m entering this card in the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more info on how you can join the fun!
- MFT Color Challenge #57
- MFT Thankful for YOU – Spread Your Thankfulness
- MarkerPop! Challenge #108 Give Thanks
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving
- CropStop Linky Party #22 – Anything Goes (Cropstop carries MFT stamps, Memento, Versamark and Core’dinations)
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a lovely week!
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I love your kitty card, D.Ann! Very cute! Adorable background as well! Also very interested to read your review of the Precision Press. I’ve been intrigued by it ever since I first saw it advertised, for the same reasons that you liked it! Sounds like you won it from Marker Pop so huge congrats – that’s a sweet prize!
Congrats on your win D.Anne! It made a super background for this beautiful kitty card for your sweet friend. Good to know the pros and cons of each tool, as I don’t have either at the moment! xx
Oh I adore this card (of course I do!) and I got a MISTI a while ago. . .and haven’t used it yet. I know, Bad Crafter!! How lucky you are to have a friend like that! I hope you enjoyed your chocolate ❤ xo Christi
Wow, thanks for a great review of this tool! I don’t have a MISTI but have been feeling like I should probably get one, but now I have an alternative as well. I like the open sides that let you move the paper around, and use larger sizes. Having never used the MISTI or this Press, your detailed comments and photos are a great help. This sweet little card is going to put a smile on your friend’s face!!
What a sweet card with that adorable kitten, D’Ann! Thanks for sharing your ideas on the tools too – fun that you now have both to compare! Thankful you joined us this week in our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! Maura
Super cute.. Thanks for joining us at Markerpop. I loved your review of the Precision Plate!