Post # 1
These were pretty time consuming, around 5 hours total (plus a failed batch that I decided to ditch totally), but I’m quite proud! I wanted to have more than just a magnet in an envelope, and I’m really glad i took the time to do this.
Tip: invest in an embossing buddy… or just put a little cornstarch into pantyhose, tie it up, and rub it over the paper before you stamp. It makes the little extra beads fall off instead of making speckles.
Paper: 50 sheets x .29c each at hobby lobby: $14.50 (cut in half for 100)
Embossing powder: Zing glitter green http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/zing-embossing-powder-688234/ : $5.99 did 100
Heat embossing gun: $19.99 at Michaels (martha stewart)
Random stamps: around $15 for all of them until I found ones I liked.
Magnets: $103 to have 100 3×5 magnets printed (designed by FI)
Total: $158.48 for 100 save the dates! That’s $1.58 per STD!
Post # 3
whoops, let’s try the pics again!
Post # 4
how did u make the envelopes?
Post # 5
I cut an 8.5×11 sheet of navy paper (from hobby lobby) in half on the short side, and tri-folded them.
Embossing is a five step process:
1. cover stamp in clear ink
2. stamp onto paper (be sure to press down hard and get all of the details of the stamp to come through, that was the hardest part on mine)
3. Cover image with embossing powder, being sure to cover the image completely
4. tap off/funnel excess powder back in to embossing powder container, leaving only the powder that sticks to the stamped image
5. With the heat gun, carefully heat the image. The powder will melt and adhere to the paper. Be sure to let it cool before touching it.
I meant to do step by step pictures with these, but totally forgot. If I have to make more, I will be sure to do that!
Post # 6
These are really beautiful!
Post # 7
thanx…would colored ink work as well?
Post # 8
The embossing looks great! Good job!
Post # 9
Thanks for all the compliments girls, makes doing it worth while!
@pokerlove I’ve heard of other girls using colored ink and then clear embossing powder, I think it would work just fine.