01 March 2011

L Letterpress + Giveaway

I have another amazing giveaway for you! Lifestyle Crafts is offering an Epic Letterpress and Die Cut Machine Combo Kit to one lucky reader! Can you believe it? But first, I had the chance to try one out over the weekend and these are the reasons I like it!

First of all, I love letterpress. And while I would love to have my very own antique letterpress, I don't see that happening in my immediate future. This machine is small, affordable and makes it possible to create beautiful prints in my home and enjoy the process of making them myself.

Second, they have a variety of well designed plates, but above all, I love that you can have your own custom plates made. And, I've read that photopolymer plates work as well. Oh, the possibilities!

And third, it's a die cutting machine too! Perfect for making tags, labels, envelopes, etc. I love that.

Of course, it took some trial & error, patience and practice to learn how it works, get the pressure right and apply a good amount of ink, but overall, for someone like me who loves letterpress and wants to make their own small projects at home, this is a great little tool. I had so much fun using it!

***Now for the amazing GIVEAWAY details! Like I said, Lifestyle crafts is offering an EPIC DIE CUT AND LETTERPRESS COMBO KIT to one lucky reader! Plus, 25% OFF for everyone by using the promo code above (expires March 7). I'm super excited about this giveaway and I hope you are too!

I will be announcing the winner on MONDAY, MARCH 7TH. Please leave one comment below before then to enter and good luck!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Faith Ford, you are the winner!

178 comments:

  1. That looks like it would be so fun to use!! Thanks!!

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  2. i've seen one in action! love it.

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  3. What a great giveaway! I'd LOVE to try this!!!

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  4. What a nifty little device! I've been so inspired by letterpress over the years, especially for making homemade gifts. Great giveaway idea!

    Emily

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  5. What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me!

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  6. AMAZING! I would love this.

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  7. WOW!
    Hello Lisa,
    I'm really interested to enter this giveaway you're having! I'm a visual communication's student and here in tiny Singapore, letterpress and die-cut is an 'endangered' skill. Printshops who offer the services charges wayyy too high. I'm dying to have a kit that does letterpress and die-cuts for me! I'd be grateful from the bottom of my heart if you choose me! XOXO

    Phoebe

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  8. Wow, what an epic giveaway! I would love to enter.

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  9. Amazing! Always wanted one of those.

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  10. Wow Wow Wow. This looks SO fun. Would love to own one!

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  11. Amazing! I would love to own one of those!

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  12. This is a great giveaway! Would love to get one of these.

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  13. Oh my goodness! I nearly fell off my chair! What an awesome giveaway! I would so love to have this for my stationery/card fetish! Like craving it more than my vacation right now! Thanks Lisa for this chance!

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  14. I have been wanting one of these to teach kids about letter press in a way that will not overwhelm them. This seems like an amazing product and I would be thrilled to have one.

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  15. super rad! i would love to own that.

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  16. What an amazing giveaway! I would love this to design and finally print my own cards :)

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  17. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I've been wanting to try letterpressing for a while now, and this seems like a great way to get my feet wet. I would so so so love to own this groovy little machine. What a fantastic giveaway, wow!

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  18. This is so awesome! I would love one of these!

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  19. Such a great giveaway. I've always wanted to dabble in letterpress, and this could be my opportunity!

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  20. hooray! letterpress is great!

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  21. this is amazing, I'd love a letterpress machine! some friends and I were just looking at them over the weekend, saying how much fun they must be to have!

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  22. This is FANTASTIC! I've had it on my list of things to get for ages!!

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  23. I love letterpress and what a great way to get started. This could be used for all kinds of treats and product packaging. My fingers are crossed!

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  24. this has been on my must have list for a while now. i would love to transition into letterpress printing and this is the perfect way to do so (that is, without dropping a ton of money on a vintage press).

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  25. That's good! I'd never find such a wonderful machine in my city :)

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  26. Oooh! I'd absolutely love to play around with this! Those prints are beautiful!

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  27. This looks like lots of fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

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  28. crazy, i had no idea something like this existed! even if i don't win, i'm seriously adding this to my wish list. santa, did you hear that?!

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  29. It makes such beautiful work, I haven't seen this before but have always admired the art of letterpress!

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  30. Excellent giveaway! Thank you.

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  31. AWESOME giveaway. I'd love to win one of these.

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  32. Oh the dreams I have for what I could make with this...
    Thank you for offering this give away.

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  33. How neat - professional results at home! Thanks for hosting the giveway!

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  34. I have been wanting a letterpress printer for AGES but can't quite afford one. This is an amazing, affordable option! Even better if I actually win it. Thanks!

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  35. Ever since I began blogging I've became obsessed with letterpress. such a awesome giveaway!!

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  36. How cool! I would love to try it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. What an amazing giveaway!! It would be wonderful gift for my sister who's getting married and is considering DIYing her invitations

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  38. Wow! Like you, I'd love to own an antique letterpress, but we just don't have the room (or the $ for that matter). I LOVE making little gifties for friends and family, so I think I would have a ton of fun with this! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

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  39. wow this is amazing... i go weak in the knees for letterpress notecards!

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  40. I dearly love letterpress, and am with you on the dreams of owning an antique press. If only those office lottery tickets come through for us today..........

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  41. Perfection! This would help me out with all my stationery wedding details!

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  42. Ooo! I've been wanting one of these for quite some time! My fingers are crossed!

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  43. This would be perfect in my itsy-bitsy NYC apartment!

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  44. Super chance. Thanks for offering this great prize, Lisa.

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  45. Pick me! Pick me! I love letterpress and the idea of having it right at my fingertips is just so drool worthy.

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  46. Wow. What a fantastic giveaway. Please enter me. If I was so luck to win you can leave a comment on my blog and I'll get right back to you.

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  47. wow! what a giveaway! fingers crossed!

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  48. I would so love to have this!

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  49. I've always wanted a letterpress, too! Ever since I took a letterpress class, I've been looking for a desktop one!! This would be perfect!! What a great giveaway!

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  50. Oh man, if I owned this everything in our house would become instantly letterpressed. Awesome.

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  51. Oh my goodness. This might be the best giveaway I have ever seen.

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  52. Wow! This looks like such an amazing tool. Definitely gives professional looking results! I'd love to try it!

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  53. Amy W. (Seattle)March 1, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    I too would love to someday have an antique letterpress, but until then - this would be awesome! Count me in.

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  54. I'd put this baby to good use if I won. I can see myself spending lots of late nights making cards and tags. Crossing my fingers on this one!!
    ~Liz

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  55. Nice! My husband and I would LOVE this!
    katie.muirhead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. what a dream! the possibilities would be endless...i've never won one of these but had to try it is such a good one!!

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  57. I absolutely love this! I'm a printmaker and an artist myself and I would love love love love to have this for my future projects and such. This is fantastic!

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  58. I'm a student teacher in a Kindergarten class. I'm constantly making picture cards and writing the content standards out on card stock paper, it'd be GREAT to have this as a tool to use in the classroom! :D

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  59. how great is this!?!? so many possibilities...

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  60. I'm currently taking a (very expensive) 1 night a week letterpress class at and this would be an excellent way to continue this new skill after my class (and access to the presses) ends! The first thing I would do is send you a thank you card!

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  61. Whaaaattt? Insane! Would love to have this! I am so drawn to this form of art, and drew some leaves last night for this kind of thing exactly!

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  62. Oh my god! this an incredible giveaway, I hope to have a little bit of lucky with this :)

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  63. whoa, this is an AWESOME giveaway!

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  64. thank you sharing such a clever,clever little machine in pics and in a giveaway!!
    missy from the bayou

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  65. My kingdom for the Epic Letterpress and Die Cut Machine Combo Kit!!!!
    amazing amazing giveaway!

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  66. WOW! I would love this for my shop! Fingers crossed:)

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  67. Amazing! I would love to get my hands on that.

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  68. Such an amazing giveaway! These look incredible!

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  69. WOW! That would be incredible. Love your blind emboss too. :)

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  70. Truly epic giveaway! That is an awesome kit and looks like it would be fun to use!
    heidig@gmail.com

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  71. oh my goodness what an insanely amazing giveaway! i'd love to win! thank you!
    j.

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  72. What an amazing giveaway! I am crossing my fingers.

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  73. oh my, this is the best blog giveway I've seen ever! Pick me pick me!

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  74. amazing!!! this is sooo cool!! i would love this, would be the best ever!!!

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  75. what an incredible tool for the person who does not have a great deal of studio space...

    (like me!)

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  76. What an amazing giveaway!! Ohhh I want it!!! :)

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  77. WOW! I am swooning. I am a total letterpress junkie. Would love to win this (fingers crossed!)

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  78. i work at a stationery boutique and am always drooling over letterpress. i had no idea they made personal sized machines! enter me in the giveaway please!

    - a struggling graphic design student ;)
    llfletch@uga.edu

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  79. I love this! I've been looking for something like this...I would love to enter this contest!

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  80. I love this! I'm dying to learn more about letterpress

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  81. I dream of letterpress. This is such a great alternative!

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  82. Fingers super crossed!! : )
    xo-

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  83. I dream of letterpressing! Thanks for maybe making it a reality!

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  84. Wow, what a great item! I hope I win!

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  85. What a great giveaway!I wolug live to play with this new stuff.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  86. Love it! I saw this at hobby lobby the other day and thought how fun it would be! Thank you.

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  87. Indeed epic! That will bring a whole new level to handmade cards! <3

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  88. i really need this! not want but need : )

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  89. wow! i would love to have one! lots of ideas will become real! thanks! :)

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  90. leigh said...

    oh.my.word.
    this is just super awesome - i'd love to be able to do this! your blog is so cool & you are just SO sweet... eternal_leigh

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  91. i LOVE LOVE LOVE this! how cool. i just started painting my own home made cards for friends... but this is waaayyyy cooler. pick me!

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  92. oh please, oh please, oh please! ::crosses fingers::

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  93. This would be awesome. You should pick me!

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  94. I have wanted to try this for so long but I was always unsure if it would actually work nicely--seeing that you had good luck with it is great to see. Would love to win this one!

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  95. Please pick me...My printer husband keeps telling me it is too expensive to letterpress.

    Tammy

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  96. Every single finger on both hands is crossed for this one. This would be amazing for my Latin-teacher self's summer "break"!!

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  97. what an amazing giveaway. I really really want this. please let it be me.

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  98. I hope I win this. The amount of cards I would make would be astounding.

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  99. this might be the coolest machine ever

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  100. Oh, how COOL. Endless possibilities!

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  101. wow, this is absolutely AMAZING giveaway! I had NO idea anything so handy even existed! (I feel so old fashioned now!! :D ) Fingers crossed. x

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  102. ohmygawd!! love this... :O) would be so ecstatic to get!

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  103. my heart is thumping. i may not leave my studio if i am lucky to win this!

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  104. Wow...what I wouldn't give to have my very own mini letter press! It's absolutely fabulous! I don't think I would ever stop cratfing if I had this device!

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  105. ooh my ... this would be amazing!

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  106. wow, so neat! definitely wouldn't mind having a mini letterpress like this :)

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  107. Oh, I'm dying for one of these to do my wedding invitations on!

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  108. Oh yes PLEASE!
    i ADORE anything letterpress.
    Always wanted to have one.
    Being a designer, it would be perfect.

    dearmusketeer.blogspot.com

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  109. Oh wow! That really is epic!
    Claire R

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  110. wow, what an amazing little machine! i've never heard of it until now, but i'm already in love! xo, katie

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  111. ahhhmazing- so many ideas running though my head!

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  112. Excited to have a first-person review. Would love to have one of my own!

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  113. Holy goodness, this would be a dream to own!

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  114. This looks amazing! I'd love to try this!

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  115. That is such a creative tool... Oh... the possibilities!

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  116. The best possibilty to realize nice projects at home. Unfortunately we don´t have such machines in Germany!

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  117. amazing!!!! i hope its a international giveaway

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  118. i have been dying to own a letterpress. this would be WAY to amazing...

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  119. this would be a wonderful surprise to give my boyfriend, the graphic designer...he adores vintage/antique letterpresses, but this would be something he could actually use! love it. thanks for a great giveaway!!

    xx

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  120. This product looks amazing- and fun!
    I've been intrigued by letterpress for awhile so it would be fun to try it.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  121. Oh gosh!! That looks so awesome!

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  122. what a great way to create your own designs and get creative! would LOVE THIS.

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  123. I have been wanting a letterpress machine for sooooo long! I love this combo kit and agree, it's totally epic!

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  124. i've always wanted one!! it would be soo lovely!!

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  125. You got great results. I'm impressed by the blind impressions it can do. I'm curious to see what other inks work with it, maybe also block printing ink? Many possibilities :)

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  126. I love the look of letterpress. Thanks for the contest!

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  127. This is an amazing giveaway and for the love of letterpress ...

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  128. this is incredible!! i'd love the opportunity to learn how to make my own letterpress cards - this would be a completely new crafting experience for me.
    fingers crossed :)
    -kait

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  129. What a neat tool! I make my own cards and would love to expand my horizons w/this letterpress.

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  130. Wow! What a great give-away and the timing is perfect -- I have two kid birthdays coming up; this would make fabulous invitations! Thanks for the chance to win -- fingers crossed!

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  131. Ah, for the love of letterpress! I'd love to have something like this.

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  132. I need one of these! what a great giveaway!

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  133. This is amazing - a letterpress machine for under $200. I have been wanting to get into this for years but could never justify the investment. So exciting - I think I need one!

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  134. This looks fabulous! Hope I win!:)

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  135. Oh this is such a great give-away. I love letterpress.

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  136. Count me in!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  137. An amazing giveaway!!! Love these.

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  138. I'm a letterpress addict and with my upcoming wedding, I'd almost literally give my left arm for one. How cool would it be to letterpress your own invite suite? Love.

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  139. I've been eyeing this bad boy and would be oh-so thrilled to WIN one! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  140. Oh I'd LOVE to try one of these! I did lino prints for my wedding, but it would be so fun to try a different type of printing!

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  141. winning letter press machine = happy wife

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  142. i've been wanting one of these sooo badly! Hope I win!!!

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  143. i am dying to try this but am scared to spend the money not having tried it and some machines are better or worse then others. to get one for free would be a dream come true!

    xo
    isavirtue

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  144. This looks like so much fun! I'd LOVE to win!

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  145. Oh man, I was so bummed when I missed the deadline to enroll in the local community college printing course. With this, I can learn on my own! Crossing my fingers!

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  146. This is an awesome give away. There's so many things I want to make already, just looking at this post! Awesome!

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  147. Absolutely love this - ready to get crafting!

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  148. What an amazing little machine! I have my eyes on it now. Thanks for this chance.

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  149. This is beyond what I thought was possible to do at home, what a great machine! P campfield

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  150. This looks even better then cupcakes.

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  151. how (hopefully) auspicious that that this was posted on my birthday... please enter me!

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  152. Wow- this would be amazing- please enter me in the giveaway!

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  153. Hi Lisa I'm just thinking about all the things that you can do with this. My mind is already spinning. I'd love to have a chance to win.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  154. Hello! This is outstanding! Please enter me. :)

    Cassie

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  155. This is amazing... I would love to learn to letterpress!

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  156. Wow, I can't even begin to imagine all the things you could do with this. Even just a spot of letterpress can go a long way. Speaking of which have you seen this great letterpress iPad app concept over on kickstarter? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/821242145/lettermpress-a-virtual-letterpress-on-your-ipad

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  157. oh man! this would be absolutely incredible.

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