How To Use the Teresa Collins Stamp Maker & a Cricut Expression 2 Review 38

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Hey Everyone!

So as promised, here is this week’s Tuesday Tutorial! The format this week is a little different than usual, but I think you will like it 🙂

In the video, I cover how to use the Teresa Collins Stamp Maker from Photocentric in-depth and also review the Cricut Expression 2!

Here is a scan of the paper I stamped on in the video

As you can see – once I cleaned up the THANK YOU stamp a little more in hot water in my sink, it came out BEAUTIFULLY!  So it wasn’t too over processed afterall – just was hard to show in this video.   Results on the bottom right corner! 🙂

Links for Other Stamp Maker Resources:

The Models of the two Printers I mentioned are:

HPD1000 – $29.00 at

Kodak 3250 All-In-One if you want to scan in art work and create this is a great option for you!  – Around $60 at AND the Ink for this printer is MUCH Cheaper than the HP Refills (Around 9.00 for Cartridges)

Remember, Above Rubies Studio Facebook fans can WIN the Teressa Collins Stamp Maker by answering the “Giveaway ALERT” question that will be posted sometime this week! It will only be on facebook, so you will need to make sure you “like” our page in order to see the alerts.

If you already like our page, you won’t see the like button… so if it’s not there and you can comment on the Above Rubies Studio facebook page, you just need to keep an eye out for Giveaway ALERTS from Above Rubies Studio!

Lots of FUN things happening!

Who here has the Cricut Expression 2? What do you think of it? Please share your own “mini-review” with all of us in the comments… and be honest!

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38 thoughts on “How To Use the Teresa Collins Stamp Maker & a Cricut Expression 2 Review

  • Haidee

    WOW>>>>> girl I gotta say when i started bloggin, about 2 years ago, I started with you. i am so blowin away how much you have
    accomplished & i like your style. I have had my stamp maker for a month or so but have not used it. Last night hubby & I were going to temp it but i chicken out. I am too hard on myself & i hate disappointment & I have to stop doing that to myself. God created me 2 be unique an I gotta break out, lol. You do a great job!!!!

  • Lori K

    Thank you so much for this video… have not made any stamps yet, but good info for when I do. Would love the Expression 2 but dont see that coming my way anytime soon.
    Thanks again!

  • Judy

    What is the Megan Elizabeth line? Loved the video-thanks for sharing all the tips to make sure everyone’s stamps turn out great. Can’t wait to hear more about “Megan Elizabeth”

  • ShawnfromMn

    Megan! Great show today! Love the Theresa Collins Stampmaker – not something in my budget but love what it can do! Your instructions and tips n tricks were great!!! Looking forward to your big announcement!!!

  • Connie Bragg

    Thanks Megan. I was curious about the stamp maker. Now I feel it is something I can consider purchasing. I have the E2 and LOVE it. I will be keeping in touch.

  • Shari

    Megan, Once again I come away with feeling SO much better about trying a new craft. I love your DVD’s and follow your blog like crazy. Love your style! Thanks again.

  • Casey Toney

    only watched the first five minutes of the video…as bandwidth is a prob on this end. Great eye contact…and as always clear speech….I am sure this is going to be a hit…..if I win one…I will surely buy the video as I can’t watch it online! 🙂

  • Cheryl O

    Found your video informative. Don’t think I’d get the stamp maker, too much trouble, and I’ve been stamping for years, so I have way too many stamps as is. I find I’m more selective on the stamps I buy now.
    I am a new first time Cricut owner and have the E2, so enjoyed that part of the video. I love mine, and have found it pretty user friendly. There are things though that are trial and error for me as a new user, that aren’t spelled out in the manual, so, I’m disappointed there won’t be a DVD coming for the E2. I wondered whether the old one would be helpful just for a new user, but being there’s no dials, overlays, etc., I just wonder if it would be too confusing to have to ignore stuff and figure where to find what instead, so I’m not going to get the old version and plunge ahead…. I do love it and the amazing things I can do!!!

  • anita backensto

    i’m not really a stamper, so when i find the few times i do need a stamp, i can usually find something on the market. but, the videos were great. have the E2, and love it. anita

  • CrafteA

    Thanks Megan! This was a great video. I have the machine but have been afraid of making mistakes and wasting any of the supplies. I now would like to know how to make a negative of a handwritten sentiment on the computer. Do I scan it and then print as a negative? I even have to check and see if my printer even does that feature. TFS

  • Rhonda Harre

    Thank you for all the information about the Theresa Collins Stampmaker and E2 – at the moment neither are in my budget.
    Love the new beginning of the show!
    Have a Blessed Day!

  • Nancy Lundberg

    I have the Anniversary Edition E2 from HSN, and got one that won’t update. Thankfully, Provocraft is taking it back and sending me one that will be able to talk with my Gypsy. They really stand behind their products!

  • Cynthia G.

    Wow that was alot of info, great tutorial. Wasn’t considering the stamp machine but might be something I will purchase in the future. Thank you for all your work 🙂

  • KarenSch

    Your site is so awsome, you have great tips and tricks. Your videos are always timely and well done. Thanks so much for all you do. I have the expression and have no plans to purchase any other machine, just don’t see the need for another.

  • Sue L

    I got the Cricut2 and have been playing ever since. . It is so easy to use and the screen shows you what is going on & is very easy to read,( and with bifocals that can be a problem). The fact that it takes all the carts, including the Imagine is great. There is a small learning curve, be sure to read the “quick start ” guide which explains all the buttons. I really like it and would recommend it.

  • Marcie Smith

    I have seen this stamp maker and a few of your videos now. It looks great, but I have not yet convenced myself that I need it.
    I did however, even though I have several cricut machines ( Original, Expression, Imagine & Cake), that I would love to have the new E2. I really like all of them for their various individual conveniences and plan to use all of them except the original. I just haven’t decided what to do with it yet. The only problem is that I now need to design some kind of a mobile cart so that I can safely store and conveniently use all three when I want to. I really do not like leaving them exposed on top of counter spaces. Any suggestions or tips on how you store all of your machines?? I have finally solved the storage of my cartridges. I made a custom book shelves in my office to accomodate my 175 carts with plenty of extra space for future additions. Love it.

  • Cydney

    Great video Megan. I have had the stampmaker for a while and you gave some helpful tips I had not heard before. There is a learning curve to it, but it is SO worth it. Thanks!

  • vickie barker

    love, love, my expression 2, wish it had come out sooner. it’s user friendly and goes hand in hand with the gypsy. love your web site. thankds for all the great information you provide.

  • Shirley E.

    I have the E2 machine and am having fun learning to use it. You said it has 5 pre-loaded cartridges? I only got 4! What I did with the “icon legend page” is photocopy that one page, laminated it and posted it on the wall above my machine. Can’t wait for your videos on using the E2.

  • stacy blankenbaker

    I have the E2 but have not had much opportunity to “get to know it.” Honestly, I have bought your DVD’s on the Cricut, Gypsy, and Imagine as as they were available so that I could learn to use those machines (which I also own). I am very disappointed that there will not be an E2 A-Z so I hope there are LOTS of Tuesdays Tuturials on it!

  • Janice

    I have the stampmaker, and absolutely love it!!! I used to have a stampmaker kit that didn’t have the light box, and it was a hit and miss on some stamps working out and others didn’t, so I was so excited to get this one. I haven’t tried it with my cricut die cuts yet, but am anxious to try it. Looking forward to seeing your video. Photocentric is a terrific company and I have enjoyed ordering from them and getting help for information with them. Love it, love it, love it.

  • Christeen Baker

    Once again a great video. As I only just recently got the Baby Bug (we are a bit behind here in Oz) your tutorial finally convinced me to get just the Expression instead of holding off for the E2 (if it ever comes to Australia).

  • Sue H.

    I bought the Stamp Maker today at the Scrapbook Expo in Sumerset, NJ and can’t wait to being using it! Watching your video this week, meeting you and seeing the demo today convinced me to go for it! Keep up the good work you’re doing. I thoroughly enjoy your videos.

  • Samara Joseph

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have the Stampmaker and used it for the first time yesterday. I had great success with the second and third attempt. The first time I didn’t understand the gel pack needed to be face down. Would like to see you do a video on the embosser and stencil maker.

  • Marissa

    Thanks for your honesty on the E2. I have the Expression and I did not see the need to replace it – I am happy with the way it works for me. I was tempted to purchase the E2 because it came with those cool cartridges, but I can live without them!

  • Shawnee

    I love my E2. It makes everything so much easier. I love how you can add images from different cartridges on the mat, cut from an imagine cart and then a cricut one. I love the cartridges that come with it and how user friendly it is.