All posts tagged: merry christmas

tag, you’re it. 

Looking for a fun way to sparkle up your Christmas gifting game this year? Try your hand at heat embossed gift tags. For this DIY you will need: Festive stamps Watermark stamp pad Embossing powder in assorted colors Embossing heat tool (I have Paper Source and Martha Stewart brand heat tools; they both work great.) Tags (Create your own or purchase them precut.) Coordinating twine/ribbon Scissors Tray/scratch paper (to catch the extra embossing powder) Instructions are simple: 1. Stamp Using a watermark stamp pad, apply ink to your stamp of choice. Press firmly on your tag. When it comes to heat embossing, using stamps gives images clean, crisp edges. Handwriting or drawing can be a little tricky, especially since the ink from the pens tends to dry more quickly than the ink from the stamp pad. Experiment with it! 2.Powder Cover your design in embossing powder and shake off the excess. If you are using more than one color, apply one color at a time and shake off the excess in between colors. You can reuse the …