(Closed) stamping paper napkins

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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.

You’ll need:

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
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 # 6
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 8
299 posts
Helper bee

Hah I think we saw the same DIY book, I was just thinking abou this

Post # 9
207 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

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


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