Post # 1
Has anyone done this? I read it in a DIY wedding book and I want to do it for the cocktail hour, but I’m scared…I don’t want people to walk around with ink on their faces or on their clothes, and unfortunately the book didn’t really give and brand suggestions…what do you guys think??
Post # 3
Hey, we’re getting married the same day!
I did my own cocktail napkins for my wedding. While I didn’t just do the stamp I also heat embossed them, looks great and the embossing stayed in place after I placed a drink on top of it. It was really easy.
Napkins: I purchased 3-ply (looks way better than 1 and 2 ply) beverage napkins in vanilla from Smart & Final. I think it was $3.99 for 75.
Stamp Pad: I used a Watermark ink (Joanns or Michaels have these)
Stamps: Just purchased an alphabet stamp set from Michaels.
Embossing Powder: I purchased A la Mode in detail gold from Joanns, $2.49 on sale. I did about 500 napkins and bought 3 bottles of it. I think I only ended up using 1.5
Heat Embossing Gun: Micheals has them (wait for a 40% off coupon) it’s around $24.99 normally.
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
You can also heat-set the ink with the embossing tool wtihout actually embossing (just run the tool over the stamp for a few seconds and it’ll dry it–skip the powder and stuff).
Post # 5
Well Hey there wedding twinny twin twin!!
AWESOME! Thanks so much for the tips!! I’d love to see a pic of what you’ve done! I am planning on using an element from our invite (the tree) and maybe our initials…but I don’t know for sure yet. I do know that http://www.Paper-Source.com has some super cute rubber stamps…
Post # 6
The set I bought came with both letters and numbers so I was able to use it with a lot of other projects.We used this stamp style for everything. I made hangers for my bridesmaids with it, did our drink stirrers using the stamps and heat embossing, used them also with the ribbons we tied with shoe size # for our flip flop basket.
Here’s a really bad dark iphone pick I took. You can’t really see the rich gold color or the detail but it gives you an idea. I’ll have to take a better picture when I’m home
Post # 7
WoW! Thanks!! & Good Job!!
Post # 8
Hah I think we saw the same DIY book, I was just thinking abou this
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre
I’ve been thinking about doing this, I have napkins and THE PERFECT stamps already. I knew I was going to have to test a few of the stamp pads I alreayd have, to see if any run. Then when I told FH my plans for the afternoon, he said:
“Will it run? And are your inks foodsafe?”
!? I’d already thought about the running, but foodsafe? People won’t be sucking on the napkins (I hope). And when I find an ink that doesn’t run, that means even if you wipe your mouth, it won’t come off on you, thus making you ingest it.
Distress Ink pads say ‘non-toxic’ on the back, but FH has been to one too many OH&S / MSDS information sessions, and apparently ‘non-toxic’ really means ‘only 5 out of the 10 test rats die’.
Did anyone use Staz-on ink, and was an ambulance called to your wedding?
Post # 10
I’m very interested in this topic as well … I’d like to stamp my napkins but have the same worries as all of you… That’s kind of disturbing about the non toxic classification,., ick!!!! lol