Create Embossed Cards in Less Than an Hour

I’m teaming up with Paper Source in Lincoln Park to spread gratitude this holiday season with beautifully embossed cards.  You can create your own cards in under an hour with these simple instructions.

1. Buy your materials

All materials can be purchased at Paper Source. Did you know they have free shipping for orders over $50 if you don’t live near one?!  For 25 cards, you’ll need the following:

The cards

The envelopes

2. Stamp and emboss your cards

You’ll want to set up a station.  Lay some paper down as a work mat or use a magazine to catch any extra embossing powder that falls.

  • Stamp the thankful and grateful stamp onto the pad and then onto the card.  You’ll be able to lightly see the stamp.
  • Sprinkle the gold powder onto the stamp being sure to fully cover the ink.  Tap the card on your work station to get any extra powder off the card.  Any powder on the card will stick with the heat gun.
  • Using your heat gun like a hair dryer, move it from side to side over the card.  As it dries, you’ll see the powder turn to a shiny gold.
  • Let rest to fully dry for a few minutes.

3. Create envelope liners

If you’re using pre-cut envelope liners, you’ll simply slide the envelope liner into the envelope and fold it over to crease it where it would naturally hit with the outer envelope.

4.  Write your cards and seal envelopes with washi tape

After you’ve written your cards and stuffed them in the envelopes, you’ll want to seal them with washi tape.  Envelope liners tend to make the paper heavy and often times it’s hard to keep the envelope shut by just licking it.  I always like to do both – (1) lick the envelope to shut it and (2) seal it with a piece of washi tape at the base.  You can also use any stickers you may have.

I hope you enjoy making these cards and spread some gratitude this holiday season!  The above post is sponsored by Paper Source.

Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.


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