(Closed) DIY Heat Embossing on Invites. Bad Idea?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@baletrina: Many ladies DIY the whole invite suite, so I dont think its too much at all. Just make sure your uncle prints you 25 extra.. if he can… That way if you dont like the look you can try something else.

Embossing is easy… just get a real heat gun. 🙂

Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can definitely do it! I would practice a few times to make sure you get the desired look.  I heat embossed the return address on our STD envelopes and on our invitation envelopes.  I’m a perfectionist so I definitely rejected a few along the way. 

Because I’m lazy, I would stamp and powder about 20 envelopes and then get the heat gun and emboss them all in a row.

Post # 6
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did all my Christmas cards last year it took me awhile, but if you start soon it shouldn’t be too bad.

Post # 7
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Heat embossing is super easy. You’ll have no problem getting those done. Just do it in smaller batches and have somebody helping you. It’s best if somebody does the stamping and somebody does the heat gun. As other bees have said it’s a good idea to a some extra. 


Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You could totally do it!  My Bridesmaid or Best Man and I embossed the front of our invitations and program covers.  You just have to make sure you have the right heat gun.  I agree with Kate2012 – if you have someone helping you, have one person stamping and the other doing the heat gun.

Good luck!  I’m looking forward to seeing your invitations!!

Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just did 120 myself over the past few days. I just did a bunch every night. A few tips I learned along the way: buy pigment ink, not dye based ink. It takes longer to dry so it holds the embossing powder better. Also, stamp in color, emboss in clear so you don’t get the halo effect on your invites.

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