15 months after I had failed to purchase a Pomrie, I learned that Silhouette America was going to release a new stamp maker (see my post HERE.). Imagine my excitement when I saw that the new Silhouette Mint looks and works the same way as the Pomrie! The Mint is not available until Fall but I couldn't wait any longer. I did another search online and finally found a Pomrie for sale HERE. I had to buy it.
I ordered the Casio Pomrie STC-W10-SET for $119.12 from the seller, Shining Sun, on May 14 and received it by USPS on June 1. I was so excited, I un-boxed the package on my Facebook page. For the benefit of the readers who do not Facebook, the following 12 photos and captions were what I had posted:
|OMG! Look what the postman brought me! #CasioPomrie|
|See that smile on her face? I'm wearing the same look right now. #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic1|
|Sliding the box out of the sleeve gently when all I want to do is rip it off. Be still my heart! Can't wait to see what's inside! #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic2|
|And the sleeve is off! Now to open the box... #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic3|
|Oooh.....the anticipation! #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic4|
|*gasp* #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic5|
|There it is!! #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic6|
|Here's everything that's in the box. The Stamp Maker, 4 Stamp Kits, 2 inks, and an iron-on transfer sheet. There are only 2 bottles of ink (red, blue) even though the listing shows three. Oh well. http://amzn.to/1culBup #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic7 EDIT: I spoke too soon! The black ink is inside the stamp maker box!|
|Now let's see the stamp maker! #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic8|
|Bear in mind that the warranty for this set (http://amzn.to/1culBup) is good only for Japan. #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic9|
|There's an instruction manual, a cd, and some other thingy that you need to make the stamp. I'll have to figure that out later. #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic10|
|I spoke too soon! The bottle of black ink is inside the stamp maker box! #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic11|
|And finally...here's the Pomrie. It's so cute! heart emoticon #CasioPomrie #UnboxingPic12|
After my un-boxing event on Facebook, I realized that I had forgotten to show my readers the content of the Stamp Kit. So I am posting a few more pictures below.
The Casio Pomrie STC-W10-SET I ordered came with one Stamp Kit in each of the following sizes: 15 x 15mm (no box, in plastic baggie), 45 x 45mm, 45 x 90mm, 15 x 60, and 30 x 60mm.
This is the 45 x 45mm Stamp Kit.
This is the back of the box:
Let's check out the contents.
Inside each Stamp Kit box is a stamp block, a cap, a stamp sheet, and a blank label.
After having seen the Casio Pomrie Stamp Maker in person, I am even more convinced that with the exception of the software and some cosmetic differences, the Silhouette Mint is basically the same thing. I'm going to give my Pomrie a try later and I'll tell you all about it.