Tuesday Tip…Embossing Buddy

Last week I shared how to make a gusseted bag with the gold Striped Treat Bags.  If you missed it you can click HERE. I heat embossed the tag in gold to coordinate.  Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love to heat emboss! Watching the magic happen puts a smile on my face every time. I’ve had a few people ask about heat embossing so I though I would share a couple of quick tips and a cool new heat embossing project kit, Hello Friend.

The Embossing Buddy (103083) is the perfect tool to use when heat embossing. The antistatic pouch helps keep stray Embossing Powder from sticking to your project. Rub it directly on the surface to be embossed and the powder will stick only where it’s wanted.

Here’s another TIP: Rub it on your fingers first!! When we touch cardstock, the oils on our skin get left behind. That residue is exactly what the embossing powder will stick to!! Rubbing the Embossing Buddy over your fingers first absorbs the oil and prevents this from happening.

Heat embossing is so much fun and it really is quick & easy.  You can step up your cardmaking by trying the different embossing techniques with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. Check out this video to see what you get in the kit as well as the cool projects you can make using 3 different heat embossing techniques.

This would be a great project to get together and do with your friends and earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE. (See details below.) You can purchase the kit and other products from my online store.

Hello Friend Heat Embossing Kit   Item # 146013

Hello Friend Stamp Set  Item # 144059

Stampin Up Hello Friend Stamp Set

Heat Tool  Item # 129053


Stampin Up Heat Tool

VersaMark  Item # 102283

Stampin Up VersaMark Pad

Embossing Buddy  Item # 103083

Stampin Up embossing buddy

Check back on Thursday to see another heat embossed project I did for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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3 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip…Embossing Buddy

  1. I agree with Sue…..I never thought to do that too. Thanks, Jeanie, and hope back to school is loads of fun!

  2. I am with Sue and Mary Ann – never thought about running it over my fingers. I did learn the hard way about using it on the cardstock. It was the weekend before I was diagnosed with diabetes and went to a card class by the CTMH demo. (She never used the embossing buddy) Anyway, I was really sick as the doctor said, “I had one foot in the grave.” We were making Christmas cards so I had to go even if I had to take a nap in between cards! My vision was blurred as it was but I was bound to make these darn cards. The one using the navy cardstock with the silver embossed Nativity scene was the one I wanted to make so bad for certain friends of my parents who helped me so much before they died. Anyway, all 5 cards have a wonderful swirly thumb print on them that held the embossing powder as I held the card under the heat gun! Since it was November I still had time to remake them or figure out how to compensate for that thumb print in the left hand corner. I let them sit while I was hospitalized and then back to work using a magnifying glass to see. Try and cut cardstock with a magnifying glass something else too! I ended up cutting them down so they actually looked ok at least to me! Since they used silver embossing powder I used a piece of shiny silver cardstock and then put that on a white card. I guess I was too stubborn to admit I had a problem seeing let alone staying awake. The doctor said by Wednesday when I walked into the ER per my family doctor’s directions I held the honor of having the highest blood glucose level for a person upright and walking into the hospital. He said I should have been in a coma! See, if I would have had the embossing buddy everything would have been ok. Well, until my doctor did the bloodwork. He called me at work and told me to go to the ER and if I didn’t go by 10:00 in the morning, he was going to send an ambulance after me. He said not to drive to the hospital but have someone else take me. He said he would be begin to find Mike who was working in South Dakota for the Army at the time. He had his phone turned off and was eating his free breakfast at HyVee for Veteran’s Day. When he finally turned his phone back on he saw he had calls from me and the doctor so who does he call first – the doctor. He made the fastest trip home after he talked to the doctor and called his step mom to go to the hospital to be with me and then he finally called me. Anyway, moral of the story, use the embossing buddy and don’t ignore your body when you start having problems. Of course we were treating me for something else and the doctor ran a full blood panel finally and not go by what my symptoms were.

    P.S. the recipient of the cards loved then. Why on earth I just didn’t buy the silly stamp set, I am not sure so I could just remake the cards

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