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:
- Pack of 4-bar cards (25 in total, above shown in blush and luxe grey)
- Thankful and Grateful stamp
- Embossing heat tool
- Pack of gold super fine embossing powder
- VersaMark embossing stamp pad
- 3 packs of 4-bar envelopes (10 envelopes per pack, above shown in paper bag)
- Envelope liner kit and 2 packs of card stock
- Envelope liner tape
- Gold floral washi tape
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.
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.